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There are typically 3 judges for each fight.  
 
There are typically 3 judges for each fight.  
  
If a judge deems that fighter A has won or out boxed fighter B in a round, then he will score the round 10 to fighter A and 9 to fighter B.
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If a judge deems that fighter A has out boxed fighter B in a round then he will score the round 10 to fighter A and 9 to fighter B. If fighter B is knocked down by fighter A and receives a standing count, then the round is scored 10 points to fighter A and 8 points to fighter B. If the judge decides that neither fighter won a round then he or she will score it 10 points to each fighter.
  
If fighter B is knocked down by fighter A and receives a standing count, then the round is scored 10 points to fighter A and 8 points to fighter B.
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If a fighter is a penalised by the referee, eg for a low blow, then the referee will instruct the judges to deduct a point for that fighter from their score card for that round.
  
If the judge decides that neither fighter won a round then he or she will score it 10 points to each fighter.
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At the end of the fight the points are totalled for each judge to arrive at their decision (win, loss or a draw).
  
If a fighter is a penalized by the referee, eg for a low blow, then the referee will instruct the judges to deduct a point for that fighter from their score card for that round only.
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* If all judges score for boxer A then it is a win by unanimous decision (UD) for boxer A
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* If two judges score for boxer A and one judge scores a draw then it is a majority decision (MD) win for boxer A
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* If two judges score for boxer A and one judge scores for boxer B then it is a split decision (SD) win for boxer A
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* If all judges score a draw then it is a draw by unanimous decision (D-UD)
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* If two judges score a draw and one judge scores for either boxer then it is a majority draw (D-MD)
  
The referee also scores each round on his own score card, but this only used if there is no clear winner from the judges.
 
  
At the end of all 12 rounds the points are totaled for all the rounds and each judge gives his or her decision for the whole fight. So Judge 1 might score it 118 to fighter B and 119 to fighter A and give fighter A the decision. Judge 2 will give his total and Judge 3 will give his total.
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== See Also ==
  
A Judge may total his scoring and both fighters receive the same total of points. The decision from that judge will be a draw.
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* [[You Be the Boxing Judge! Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan]]
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* [[Rules of Boxing]]
  
The fighter with the most judges’ decisions wins.
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== External Links ==
  
A split decision is one judge scores it a win for fighter A and the other two judges score it a win for fighter B.
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* [http://coxscorner.tripod.com/scoring.htm How To Score A Fight] by Monte D. Cox
 
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If however, one judge scores it a draw, one scores it a win for fighter A and one scores it a win for fighter B, then and only then is the referee's score card used to try and decide a winner. If there is still no outright winner the fight is classed as a draw (which is what most fans hate).
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* ''See also,'' [http://coxscorner.tripod.com/scoring.htm "How To Score A Fight!"] by Monte D. Cox
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* [[You Be the Boxing Judge!: Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan]]
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* [[Rules of Boxing]]
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Revision as of 11:28, 12 April 2009

Points are calculated as follows:

There are typically 3 judges for each fight.

If a judge deems that fighter A has out boxed fighter B in a round then he will score the round 10 to fighter A and 9 to fighter B. If fighter B is knocked down by fighter A and receives a standing count, then the round is scored 10 points to fighter A and 8 points to fighter B. If the judge decides that neither fighter won a round then he or she will score it 10 points to each fighter.

If a fighter is a penalised by the referee, eg for a low blow, then the referee will instruct the judges to deduct a point for that fighter from their score card for that round.

At the end of the fight the points are totalled for each judge to arrive at their decision (win, loss or a draw).

  • If all judges score for boxer A then it is a win by unanimous decision (UD) for boxer A
  • If two judges score for boxer A and one judge scores a draw then it is a majority decision (MD) win for boxer A
  • If two judges score for boxer A and one judge scores for boxer B then it is a split decision (SD) win for boxer A
  • If all judges score a draw then it is a draw by unanimous decision (D-UD)
  • If two judges score a draw and one judge scores for either boxer then it is a majority draw (D-MD)


See Also

External Links