Re: 12 round limit, saved lives?
It seems to me the whole idea of death as a deteriminant in number of rounds is irrelevant. People are killed in football. People are killed in motorsports. There are so many sports - and occupations - where the possible outcome is death.
If the goal is to save lives and preserve health then ban the sports. But since people should be able to choose for themselves how they will live their lives, it seems that banning sports is a rather totalitarian idea.
If a man chooses to risk his life - parachuting, wire walking, mountain climbing, enlisting in the military - who are we to tell him he can't?
We need 15 round fights again. Bring them back. It makes a difference in the way the game is fought at the elite level.