QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jun 21 2012, 05:50 PM)
If they're more than likely going to use a senile motherfucker to enforce it, then what's the point?
That's an issue too. Senior Jose and some of these judges are in, or approaching their 80's. No matter what happens with this system, the old people endorsing this aren't going to be around much longer. The experimentation, pluses and minuses of this system should be studied by newer officials involved in the game. The senior powers that be are just getting too old. They aren't even going to be around long enough to work with the system. And it can take years, (even as Jose sort of admits in his article) to get the commissions to accept change.
Just to clarify when I said myself that some sort of computer system was needed. I DON'T mean change the traditional 10-point must scoring system with a computer button pushing system. I mean:
1.) Allow more liberal use as to lesser points for losers of rounds. I agree with Jose here, get some justice as to you have 10 points to play with. Use them. Close rounds won by a hair, should be 10-9, dominate rounds should be 10-8 even without a knockdown. Rounds dominated with knockdowns should be 10-7, and if a round is even, make it 10-10. US jurisdictions and the Association of Boxing Commissions treat even rounds like cancer. Why are even rounds so bad?
2.) Have the commission/sanctioning body representative feed the traditional 10-point must scoring master scoresheets into a computer so that the master-scoresheet can look more professional and organized.
3.) Allow the use of more international officials in US jurisdictions for World Title Fights. Nevada needs to open its eyes to the use of more qualified world officials. The sanctioning bodies will usually submit a list of 5-7 officials to the state commission. Nevada always insists on its own referee and at least two judges in most cases. This needs to change. Nevada officials may be the best according to Nevada, but are they the best in terms of World Championship experience? You go with Nevada, you have a Vegas gambling community where local judges may be more inclined to favor a promoter's star fighter who has connections to a promoter who does business in Nevada. The use of more international judges and refs in Nevada boxing matches who are LESS likely to have a vested interest in a promoter's star fighter can help.
4.) Texas seems to have the same level of arrogance with regard to the appointment of its officials. Although credit to Nevada for having strict drug testing policies. Texas almost isn't a boxing commission. ( No drug testing mandates, violation of ABC rules...ect.) It's the house of boxing owned and manipulated by "Daddy" Dickie "The Dick" Cole and his equally conceited son Lawrence Cole. Keeping it all in the family, and with the family in charge, and with the money that the Cole's have, who's gonna stop them from saying no? There is no oversight system of checks and balances giving the Cole's the power to do what they want, when they want for fights in Texas. That is one of boxing's biggest problems.