Canal Indigo: Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Gabriel Jack & Óscar Andres Rivas vs. Herve Hubeaux RBR

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  1. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hello? Do you not realize that there will still be tons of Draws with 13 rounds? 10-8 rounds my man. No remedy for the almighty draw.
     
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    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's strange to say and think. Never really heard that before.
     
  3. vargasfan1985

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    Wrong.

    How many fights do we see regularly where knockdowns don’t occur?
     
  4. Nonito Smoak

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    You're acting like draws happen with freakish regularity as well.

    When a razor close fight ends in a draw, we should be satisfied actually. As opposed to flip a coin and make 49-51% disagree. It's likely to be more accurate to history than one fighter over the other and representative of the majority viewing.
     
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  5. Nonito Smoak

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    Boxing will never exceed 12 rounds again. I shouldn't have to explain that. Realistically, you would be arguing for 11 rounds instead of 13.

    Also the vast majority of fights are not 12 rounds. So I assume you think all fights should have an odd round number? 4 rounders should be 5, etc.
     
  6. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Or, option C, keep things the way they are because it is honestly fine? :nusenuse:

    Your whole argument is predicated on draws being the WORST OUTCOME IMAGINABLE. They're not. They're rare, and yeah sometimes it means one guy ends up jobbed but guess what? You see robberies where a guy loses most of the rounds and still gets it scored wide in his favor all the time, too. So if anything draws indicate that at least one judge recognized the efforts of the guy getting "screwed". More often than not draws reflect legitimately close contests and many sports & games have some equivalent of the boxing draw (usually called a "tie", or stalemate, etc), it doesn't hurt the spirit of competition whatsoever. They're uncommon enough that it just is what it is and we can all just shrug and accept them as we've always done. Boxers themselves don't really mind decisions going to a draw unless they're on the receiving end of a robbery where they dominated the other guy - but they could just as easily suffer a robbery loss in those situations, and that's categorically worse. With a draw, if the champion should have won at least he gets to retain his belt and it counts towards his successful title defense. If the challenger should have won, well, oh well, at least he doesn't have an L on his record.

    If the Latin American odd numbers of rounds experiment over the last few decades had been some rousing success and everybody was over the moon happy with the judging having been altered for the better overall - trust me, the rest of the world would have adopted it by now. It hasn't, so they haven't. Because the sky isn't falling and there's no real compulsive need to AVOID DRAWS AT ALL COSTS.
     
  7. vargasfan1985

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    You right
     
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    vargasfan1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I meant 12 rounds for title fights. Obviously we have, 4, 6, 8, 10.

    The Contender did 5/7 rounds when they first came out to avoid draws. Just something I think can be done, that’s all.
     
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