'The challenger has to take the Championship from the champ'

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Do you agree that 'the challenger has to take the championship from the champ?'

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  2. No

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  1. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Yes, although for some of them there's something more cynical going on, namely, the complicity of large swathes of boxing media and broadcasters in suspect decision making.
     
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  2. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The benefit of doubt always goes to the champion that's why that phrase is used. There should be no doubt.
     
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  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Wrong.
     
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  4. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Textbook example, blanket assertion, no justification offered.
     
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  5. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This is a simply absurd argument, and we are falling into the seven circles of hell within which the 10 point must thread resides.
    But here goes: Judges score fights not titles. It's really that simple and clear cut.

    Yes, the scoring system is very subjective but it's end goal is crystal clear... to find the winner of a fight not the owner of the belt.

    Now let's look at how judges are expected to score. Do they wait until the end of the fight, consider it close and then factor-in the bias towards the belt holder? No. They score round-by-round. You seriously think after each round they assess how they thought it went and then apply a bias to the title holder each time it's close?

    Judges simply do not apply this mythical advantage to champions after each round. Bearing in mind the judge's score is the total of points awarded on a round-by-round basis and only added up at the end of the bout, they actually can't apply one at all. They have no opportunity to.

    The phrase is BS....
     
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  6. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    Nonsense! The rules are set! Judge the fight like any other.
     
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  7. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    ive made that argument before. the champ has already proven he deserves the title by having "taken" it, from the previous champ. he deserves the even rds, the rds you have trouble picking a winner. after all, he has already proven he belongs here, while the challenger may just be benefiting from a perfect situation in this particular fight, to make some rds closely competitive.
    im not saying give the champ rds, you feel the challenger rightfully won, but the rds that are 50/50 should go to the champ.
     
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  8. Ilesey

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    No.

    It a terrible boxing adage with little merit.
     
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  9. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Boxing scoring is sort of stupid. A feel out first round can carry as much weight as a dominant 12th round.
     
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  10. Welterschmelter

    Welterschmelter New Member Full Member

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    Anyone who voted "No" needs his ***** revoked.
     
  11. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Absolutel rubbish, it doesn't matter if the challenger scrapes it if he wins he wins.
     
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  12. Manfred

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    What justification are you offering that it shouldn't be that way.
     
  13. Manfred

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    You right, the benefit of doubt doesn't always go to the champion but it should.
     
  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Other way around.
     
  15. Manfred

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    Wrong.
     

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