Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
I think my operating assumption in bringing up these scenarios is that none of the knockdowns are too authoritative. Just a lot of flash-bangs, knuckles brushing the canvas, etc.
A good, hard knockdown should definitely be rewarded in the case of knockdown trades, the same way more effective punches are rewarded over an equivalent number of less effective ones.
I'd still say 10-8 providing they were roughly equal in impact. Most of the time, a KD would get the puncher a 10-8 round providing his opponent didn't emphatically outperform him for the resat of the round and cut it to 10-9.
So, in those circumstances, in theory, a boxer with a net gain of +1 KD would have earned a 10-8 round.