Pod Index

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The Pod Index is a method to evaluate the performance of judges worldwide by determining the percentage of instances his or her scores are consistent with the other two judges working the same fights.

The overall goal of the Pod Index is to bring an objective metric to a subjective activity, The Pod Index will allow anyone to determine how consistent a particular judge’s scoring is to their counterparts.

The tool that produces the Pod Index metric also is built to identify trends in judges’ scoring. The tool can identify what country’s matches produce the most consistent scoring. It can tell you which weight classes have the most consistent scoring. It can even identify a fatigue factor, whereby judging in the later rounds tends to produce less consistent scoring.”

No one can determine whether any judge has scored a round correctly; that’s purely subjective. Judges with low scores in the Pod Index aren’t necessarily bad judges. A low score doesn’t imply that a judge is ‘bad, It simply means that the judge doesn’t score rounds the same as his or her counterparts. That may be due to style preferences more than quality of judging. But it’s ultimately up to the fans to decide what the Pod Index says about boxing and MMA judges.

The Pod Index only works with large sample sizes. One cannot take the Pod Index for a judge for one fight and say he or she is inconsistent. A minimum of 60 rounds is required before evaluating a judge’s performance.” This evaluation tool is comparable in some ways to CompuBox statistics, which tracks punches in major fights. The CompuBox numbers are by no means official; they’re simply another layer of information with which to evaluate what boxing fans and those who work in the sport see. The same applies to the Pod Index.


  • BOXING.Com Website, article on The Pod Index [1]
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  • Boxing.com Website Article on The Pod Index [8] * 2012 wrap-up
  • Boxing.com Website Article on The Pod Index[9]