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26 OCTOBER 2014

 


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Uncle Flip's scoring for Dummies

By Flip Homansky MD: Written with the express intent of bringing this down to the most basic level of all ... the TV announcer. The contents represent only my views. This is important, since my views have limited relevance at best. Uncle Flip's scoring for Dummies

THE PROFESSIONAL BOXING REFEREE: The powers of the referee and 'dealing with gray areas'

By Armando Garcia: With power comes responsibility. My basic philosophy (taught to me by one much wiser) of police work was that you have such tremendous power and authority that you should never be a jerk when exercising it and you should always strive to be fair. THE PROFESSIONAL BOXING REFEREE: The powers of the referee and 'dealing with gray areas'

PART I: One More Round Every Fighter's Holiday Wish

By Margaret Goodman, MD: When it comes to boxing, everyone is entitled to an opinion. People love to debate every aspect of a fight. PART I: One More Round Every Fighter's Holiday Wish

PART II: One More Round

By Margaret Goodman, MD
In Part I, we heard from trainers, physicians, referees, analysts, etc. on the criteria and circumstances as to when a fighter should receive one more round. There is no one right answer, and in any given bout a variety of opinions becomes the right one. PART II: One More Round

PART SEVEN - YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan

By Tom Kaczmarek

The respected judge concludes his popular series of articles explaining the art of judging professional boxing to the TV boxing fan. PART SEVEN - YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan

PART SIX - YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan

By Tom Kaczmarek

The respected judge recaps his popular series of articles explaining the art of judging professional boxing to the TV boxing fan. PART SIX - YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan

Boxing Severity Index (BSI)

By Flip Homansky, MD

(This concept was first presented at the Association of Boxing Commissions in St. Louis on 24th July 2003). This index is modeled after the Glasgow Coma Scale used internationally for scoring trauma patients. The purpose is to objectively identify those boxers that should be evaluated in a more in-depth manner. They may still be licensed, but a Commission should document that they have been cleared in an appropriate manner. Boxing Severity Index (BSI)

PART FIVE:YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan

By TOM KACZMAREK

KEEP A RUNNING SCORE: "THE MENTAL COMPUTER" The most foolproof method of scoring the round while maintaining consistency and avoiding confusion is to immediately begin to calculate your score when the bell sounds and continue through the round, adjusting your score according to the action in the ring. PART FIVE:YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! Judging Professional Boxing for the TV Boxing Fan

TOUGHMAN – WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? One Observer’s Thoughts

By Margaret Goodman, MD

With the horrible announcement of yet another Toughman death, elimination contests, mixed martial arts (MMA), and professional/amateur boxing came under critical review. Among the many articles dealing with these topics and how they intersect, there were the typical uninformed comparisons and cries to ban all forms of unarmed combat. TOUGHMAN – WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? One Observer’s Thoughts

PART FOUR: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

By Tom Kaczmarek

SCORING SYSTEM: The 10 Point Must System: If there is a controversy about the decision in a fight, it is usually as a result of the way the scoring criteria is applied against the 10 Point Must System by the judges. PART FOUR: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

BOXING ETHICS in the MODERN AGE

By Flip Homansky MD

As you may have guessed, the modern age began tomorrow. OK, enough comedy. If the sport is not guided by certain ethical standards, the boxers will suffer. It is not enough to just admit that we have obvious problems. We must begin the process of correcting these issues and not simply allow the abuses to continue. BOXING ETHICS in the MODERN AGE

PART THREE: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

By Tom Kaczmarek

RING GENERALSHIP: Ring generalship applies to the fighter who uses skills beyond his punching power to control the action in the ring. He is thinking. He is strategizing while he is fighting, utilizing cleverness, agility, and feinting to keep his opponent off guard. PART THREE: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

PART TWO: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

By Tom Kaczmarek

CONCENTRATION: Absolute concentration is a fundamental element of judging. Judging a fight is one of the most difficult and demanding forms of officiating in any of the professional sports. It is a demanding skill requiring total concentration for the full three minutes of every round. PART TWO: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

‘BOXERS HELPING BOXERS’—NEW YORK’S RING 8 LIVES UP TO ITS MOTTO

By Michael Silver: Professional boxing is the only major sport whose athletes do not have a union, pension plan, or even a semi-respectable centralized authority to keep order. Even when the sport had a semblance of organization and uniformity some 30 years ago (a time when the average boxing fan ‘BOXERS HELPING BOXERS’—NEW YORK’S RING 8 LIVES UP TO ITS MOTTO

PART ONE: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

By Tom Kaczmarek These guidelines are published for the boxing fan who loves the fight game, loves the action, but wants to become part of the action and score the fight rather than just be a spectator. There's more to it than meets the eye. Most professional boxing judges have the benefit of PART ONE: YOU BE THE BOXING JUDGE! - Judging professional boxing for the TV boxing fan

ROUND ONE TO YOUR OPPONENT

By Rob Beiner, Producer, ESPN2 Friday Night Fights Each week, all of our traveling production team on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights comes to that event with a detailed packet of information on all the fighters that will appear on that show. We pride ourselves on being prepared with interesting ROUND ONE TO YOUR OPPONENT

A judge’s concentration

By Duane Ford I am sure many have had a driving experience wherein you forgot driving through a town as you drove on a long trip. This could be because you are focused on your driving or other thoughts you may have. However, you did forget passing the small town. I believe it was Einstein in A judge’s concentration

From The Media's Perspective

By Steve Farhood I've been covering boxing and boxers for 24 years, so I have a pretty good idea of how the game is played. And believe me, it is a game. That's because what's good for the media isn't necessarily what's best for the fighter. In a perfect world, the connection between a fighter From The Media's Perspective

The origin and relevance of world organizations

By Jose Sulaiman Chagnon The existence of boxing organizations that control boxing, which has been a matter of much discussion, is as old as boxing itself. Evidence has been found which suggests that boxing started around the year 5,000 B.C. in Africa, in the area known today as Ethiopia. If The origin and relevance of world organizations

Boxing ethics

By Flip Homansky As a 19th century poet said... “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.” We just haven’t quite found where to draw the line in our sport. My definition of ethics is knowing the difference between right and wrong - and then trying to do the right thing. Boxing ethics

What…. you scored a 10-8 round?

By Duane Ford Most routine rounds in boxing are scored 10-9 for the winner of the round. There are situations where a round may be scored 10-8 with and without a knockdown. I have found a very safe and fair way to use a 10-8. Take a very simple approach and not allow yourself to be confused. What…. you scored a 10-8 round?

Ratings - The what and why

By Joe Dwyer The average boxing fan must wonder when trying to figure out the various ratings of the major sanctioning bodies, (IBF, WBA, WBC) just how these ratings come about. First and foremost for discussion is the recent activity of the fighters in question and their quality of the Ratings - The what and why

Submission to the Senate Commerce Committee on improving the sport of boxing

By Teddy Atlas The following is my testimony that would have been delivered at the May 22nd, 2002 Hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. Please understand any confusion regarding my appearance was not related to any lack of desire to assist in the difficult task before you. Instead it Submission to the Senate Commerce Committee on improving the sport of boxing

Is there a right and a wrong in boxing?

By Flip Homansky MD I know that there are shades of grey in many aspects of boxing, but please! Either we begin to do the right thing, or we sink further into the morass in which we currently live. Continuing with the potato will only hurt the sport and its participants. It is no harder to do Is there a right and a wrong in boxing?

May 22nd, 2002 Senate Hearing on Boxing Reform

Statement of Lou DiBella On this day several experienced people within the sport of boxing offered their opinions on Capitol Hill before the Senate Commerce Committee Louis J. DiBella President DiBella Entertainment, Inc. Statement before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign May 22nd, 2002 Senate Hearing on Boxing Reform
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