Originally Posted by Juiceboxbiotch
I am at risk of oversimplifying here, but this is how I see it:
You've pointed out some inconsistencies with an imperfect, subjective scoring system. The questions you ask are totally legit, but the answers are (for the most part) subjective and are simply judgement calls for the ref or the judges scoring the fight. This subjectivity is precisely why there are more than one judge scoring a pro boxing match. Not everyone is going to agree on everything, and that's (mostly) ok.
Agreed Juice. Which is why I've always thought (there are more drastic scoring changes, but this is a simple remedy), the more the merrier when it comes to judges. Different views/interpretations, but a greater consensus would (in theory at least) lead to a more accurate representation of a fight on the scorecards.