How to Score a Fight

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Points are calculated as follows:
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There are typically three judges for each fight, who calculate points as follows:
  
There are typically 3 judges for each fight.  
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If a judge deems that fighter A has out-boxed fighter B in a round, then s/he will score the round 10 points for fighter A, and 9 points for 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 will score it 10 points to each fighter.
  
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 fighter is penalized by the referee (such as for multiple low blows), then the referee will turn to each ring-side judge individually and instruct him to deduct a point for that fighter from their score card for that round.
  
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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The referee collects the judges' scorecards after every round and delivers them to the ring-side commissioner. At the end of the fight, the points are totaled to arrive at a decision (win, loss, or draw).
  
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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* 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)
  
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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== See Also ==
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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 referee also scores each round on his own score card, but this only used if there is no clear winner from the judges.
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== External Links ==
  
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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* [http://coxscorner.tripod.com/scoring.htm How To Score A Fight] by Monte D. Cox
 
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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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The fighter with the most judges’ decisions wins.
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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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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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Latest revision as of 00:36, 10 May 2009

There are typically three judges for each fight, who calculate points as follows:

If a judge deems that fighter A has out-boxed fighter B in a round, then s/he will score the round 10 points for fighter A, and 9 points for 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 will score it 10 points to each fighter.

If a fighter is penalized by the referee (such as for multiple low blows), then the referee will turn to each ring-side judge individually and instruct him to deduct a point for that fighter from their score card for that round.

The referee collects the judges' scorecards after every round and delivers them to the ring-side commissioner. At the end of the fight, the points are totaled to arrive at a decision (win, loss, or 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)

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