Originally Posted by Juiceboxbiotch
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.
I've seen plenty of fights were a fighter adapts is clearly winning, landing more being hit less, but that fact that 'he isn't his normal self' is held against him by both judges and fans.