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Old 11-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Cortez’s concept – which he calls Cortez 20/20 – is simple, yet one wonders whether it could revolutionize judging for both boxing and mixed martial arts: Elevate the judges.

The idea is to have the judges sit a few feet behind their current positions but on eight-foot stools, with their heads about three feet higher than those of the fighters. You might compare it to a chair umpire in tennis.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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It would be a nightmare for those who have paid for ringside tickets.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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It would be a nightmare for those who have paid for ringside tickets.
My first thought as well. Could be a way around it though as it is an interesting idea
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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It would be a nightmare for those who have paid for ringside tickets.
Yes, but is that not worth it to offset some of the appalling decisions we've been getting.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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Ive always thought that sitting right up against the ring apron and looking upwards is a poor angle to see the best of the action far too many potential obstructions.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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Sounds like a decent idea, though there is an obvious problem with fans having their vision obscured. I'd support any attempts to improve scoring.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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Couldn't they be put in a room with a live feed? they could have watch from mutiple angles then.
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I wish Cortez would just go away and stop naming stupid things after himself.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:32 PM   #9
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Read about this before & think its a good idea

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My first thought as well. Could be a way around it though as it is an interesting idea
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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Judges don't need better views they need to be competent and not corrupt. How is it that in comparison, the press, who are sitting behind the judges, rarely do such an awful job in scoring a fight.
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Ive always thought that sitting right up against the ring apron and looking upwards is a poor angle to see the best of the action far too many potential obstructions.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #12
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How is it that in comparison, the press, who are sitting behind the judges, rarely do such an awful job in scoring a fight.
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Elevation would give a superior perspective, but unless you change the hearts of men the BS will continue.

We all know that Mickey Vann had determined Huck to be the winner before the bout started; he'll be welcomed back.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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Judges should quite simply just watch the fights on TV, you have a better view, angle, and coverage via TV coverage than just sitting ring side.

They should just be sitting off in a room, nowhere near the ring.

Watching the fight.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #14
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Couldn't they be put in a room with a live feed? they could have watch from mutiple angles then.
that would be good where they could not hear the fans to sway them but not every show has the finance to do this probably
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Suppose it's a good idea, with them being higher up and easier to spot out we can pelt them with ease.
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