How to Score a Fight

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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)


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