Now the WBC says that if commissions don't use it, the WBC supervisor will convey the scores to the corners after rounds 4 and 8? How is that better? It's still the same b.s. Two questions arise from this whole open scoring:
1.) Why was open scoring brought back when it failed in 1999 per the WBC representative? Was it something that Jose Sulaiman wanted to bring back. Was their a certain fight that led to a discussion of it's optional use at the WBC Convention? Has Jose forgotten that this was tried before? The WBA, IBF, WBO, Association of Boxing Commissions all see the red flags with this system, why can't WBC President Jose Sulaiman?
2.) Please research this. Can the local commission also reject private announcement of the scores to the corners in WBC title fights? Can the Association of Boxing Commissions tell the WBC representative, we don't want ANY announcement of the scores? Public OR Private until the end of the fight.
Here is former ABC head Greg Sirb, showing why Open Scoring does not work:
The thing is,
Open Scoring was tried several times in the past. And failed. terribly. After Lewis-Hoyfield I, terrible decision in 1999 several commissions experimented with different scoring systems. The WBA did a card in Washington DC with scores after ever round. On the same card, the WBC and IBF had a card with 4th and 8th round open scoring, and it sucked than, and it sucks now. The WBC supervisor at the time presented a report at their annual convention about open scoring's problems. (Canada's Mario Latraverse.) He cited the same reasons that Greg Sirb talked about in the link above. I have DESPISED open scoring for years, and will continue to do everything in my power to opposite it.
This is such a b.s rule. Commissions better keep nullifying this crap!
However, I do support the instant replay rule, so long as it does not detract from the nature of the fight, and the use of neutral officials for all world title fights, including a neutral referee.