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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 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.
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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 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.
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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).
 
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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).
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* If all judges score for boxer A then it is a win by unanimous decision (UD) for boxer A
 
* If all judges score for boxer A then it is a win by unanimous decision (UD) for boxer A
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* If all judges score a draw then it is a draw by unanimous decision (D-UD)
 
* 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)
 
* If two judges score a draw and one judge scores for either boxer then it is a majority draw (D-MD)
 
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
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* [[You Be the Boxing Judge!: Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan]]
* [[You Be the Boxing Judge! Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan]]
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* [[Rules of Boxing]]
 
* [[Rules of Boxing]]
  

Latest revision as of 05:36, 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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