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Old 09-21-2009, 07:05 PM   #10
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Default Re: 12 round limit, saved lives?

Originally Posted by Longhhorn71 View Post
The original purpose of the change from 15 rounds to 12 rounds was to fit a championship fight into a hour on home TV (CBS, NBC, ABC etc)

12 Rounds
12 x 3 mins plus 11 mins for rest periods = 47 mins
Add the prefight & post fight wrap-up equals an hour.

15 Rounds
15 x 3, plus 14 mins for rest periods = 59 mins
No time for anything else.
Funny thing is... There are no more fights on network television.
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