Originally Posted by dealt_with
The scoring changes all the time, you don't get points in the amateurs for glancing blows or pitter pat shots. Bodyshots do score when they are hard and clean, same as headshots. Headguards are gone next year and fyi boxing is one of the fastest growing sports in Britain, they've been very successful in recent years in the amateur game. Amateur boxing is also one of the safest sports in the world. USA amateur boxers go for the stick and move stylish style, that's not a successful style in amateur boxing anymore. Even Cuban boxers who use that style have been forced to adapt to a harder punching, pro style that gets rewarded now in the amateurs. That's why the slick boxing countries have fallen behind and the countries with the harder punching, more traditional style boxing are leading the amateur game (Eastern Europeans).
Think youre making it up
. In 1970 in Britain there were 125,000 carded Boxers, last year there were 19,000. American Fighters throw Combos its there style we and the Europeans are stick and move, Im pretty up on the Amatuer Scene in Britain, having worked with 17 national Champs and the national squad a few year back.