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A split [[decision]] occurs when two of the three judging [[official]]s decide in favor of one boxer, while the third official deems the opponent the winner. A split decision officially is recorded as a [[win on points|win]] in a boxer's [[fight record]]. (Compare [[ majority decision]].)
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A split [[decision]] occurs when two of the three judging [[official]]s decide in favor of one boxer, while the third official deems the opponent the winner. A split decision officially is recorded as a [[win on points|win]] in a boxer's [[fight record]]. (Compare [[ majority decision]]. From the 1930s through the 1950s many American newspapers erroneously reported majority decisions as split-decisions.)  
 
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[[Category:Glossary|split decision]]
 
[[Category:Glossary|split decision]]

Revision as of 18:53, 20 August 2011

A split decision occurs when two of the three judging officials decide in favor of one boxer, while the third official deems the opponent the winner. A split decision officially is recorded as a win in a boxer's fight record. (Compare majority decision. From the 1930s through the 1950s many American newspapers erroneously reported majority decisions as split-decisions.)