Be aware the problem is not the officiateing or in some cases even coaching. The problem is changing the rules and ruling out the cut off punches needed to beat boxers with lateral movement.By doing so and adding EURO referees who constantly take points off at their discretion,TAKES AWAY SEVERAL ADVANTAGES AMERICAN BOXERS once had.Americans are now competing with 7 punches which are what the foriegn amateurs fight with.Americans have gone from a 10 punch arsenol to a 7 punch arsenol with an inability to cut off the ring .By doing so,Americans have become face fighters with the judges and refferrees holding all the cards.Then there is the taking away of the 100 year old “ring generalship”rule in boxing for the sake of “inclusion” ,taking away one of the most important rules in the game of boxing and allowing judges to count punches in its place. The word “effectively” also comes into play when a boxer lands punches. In most cases the judges scoring them have never boxed and do not know the difference of one from the other. There are many things that come with ‘incusion” and fare is not one of them.Neither is Bias….God bless….kenny weldonPosted August 3, 2012 8:14 pm
This is a good sign that AIBA acknowledges problems with certain judges and takes action. A point system is good. It’s a transparent system in which cheating is easily detectable. I would also like point deduction for a standing 8 count. This is an apparent flaw and will most probably be corrected after the games. Posters crying for a 10 point system are naive. That would never ever work and corruption would bloom again. Corruption is huge in the Olympics as a whole and boxing is no exception. Does anybody know in which fights these three judges were involved in except for the Japanese fight?Posted August 3, 2012 9:46 am
Amateur bouts these days seem pre-ordained before the competitors even get into the ring….
A boxer who forces a Standing 8 count seems to be punished twice – 1 the ref steps in, therefore stopping him from potentially landing more combinations to stop his foe and 2 he doesn’t even get a 2 pt advantage on the scoring, whereas he will be deducted 2 pts for a public warning!!!!
I have seen rounds where dozens of points scoring shots were landed by both men and only a couple of pts are registered, particularly whereas the round before nothing happened and more pts were registered!
We now need to go the 10 PT MUST system way and reward for ring generalship, force of punch, aggression, defence in addition to a reliable form of compubox to register punches landed….
At the end of the round the judges will either signal red or blue in addition to the computer score….
We can no longer allow these old c*cks in hats to score correct punches as clearly they are too old, too incompetent and too inept to be able to multi-task – ie do 2 things at once: recognise a scoring punch and at the same time register the scoring punch by pushing the correct button…
The boxers have sacrificed 4 years of their lives to get to this point only for some old fool to rob them of their chance of glory….
Things have got to change…. Beijing was a joke and London 2012 is fast approaching the same levels of incompetency!!!!
i love boxing passionately, but this is seriously killing my love for my sport!Posted August 3, 2012 8:08 am
Yes, this new format is ghoulish but in a non-entertaining way. It is also very distracting, disruptive, and dizzying. Good way for AIDA to regulate. We need more of that in professional boxing.Posted August 3, 2012 4:56 am
Man, I thought maybe it was my computer. By the way I hate the new layout. Was it intended for near blind people? Everything is huge and screaming out.Posted August 3, 2012 12:44 am
Amateur Boxing in America,not the rest of the world ,needs to stop the politics .I know many of the people involved ,but have little if any influence.American boxing needs to go back to the future in its training of our athletes.The skill level has disapheared and if there is no resurgence ,the sport will slowly disapear.I recognize many of the other countries are producing talented kids. Many of their boxers skills are as limited as they have ever been,but starting to get better.We need to upgrade .This is all but spit on by our governing body of AIEBA . AS OUR AMATEURS ARE NOW BEING USED FOR THE COUNTRIES NAME VALUE ,AND BOOSTING BOXING AROUND THE WORLD TO MAKE MONEY,while killing it here in America. USA Boxing needs to recognize this and begin to rebuild our own kids with our own programs…God bless America.Posted August 2, 2012 10:47 pm
bye the way, preferred the old layout.Posted August 2, 2012 8:00 pm
The site is awful, now!Posted August 2, 2012 7:59 pm
Amateur boxing is just so wrong. Every time a boxer lands a decent punch, the ref steps in to stop the action. Combinations count the same as single shots, and ring generalship counts for nothing. I very rarely watch it anymore, I just end up shouting at the referee because he just keeps getting in the way.Posted August 2, 2012 7:58 pm
God, this new setup is weird!Posted August 2, 2012 7:45 pm