Originally Posted by TBooze
Twelve rounders I supect have killed more than have been saved. As fighters do not go that extra mile in training, when they have a fight over merely twelve rounds rather than championship distance.
As mentioned, the safety aspect of twelve rounders is spin; the only reason we have twelve rounders, is back in the 80s, they fit into a TV hour, for the benefit of Terrestrial (Network) TV.
Strange statement. I suspect not many have been saved -- but a lot of damage has been prevented. I would like to see 15-rounders again, most fighters know the risks and I'm not one to tell a man what he can and can't do, but the final few rounds, when a fighter is tired, emotionally spent or physically hurt are almost always the most damaging.