Originally Posted by Windigo
And what if the fighter adapts during the fight or enters the fight with a different game plan than normal. IMHO for a judge to base their decision on past fights is a mistake.
As an astute boxing fan, you can observe this happening in a fight yourself, can't you? If you can, I would think that a good judge would be able to tell when this happens, judge whether or not the adaptation is successful and score accordingly. I don't see a contradiction here, good judges know what they are looking at.