QUOTE (Franchize @ Jul 6 2012, 08:23 AM)
I think it's a good idea. I don't like modern day way of thinking about solving problems. This is almost like the Republican stances vs Obama. We don't like your idea as a whole because it doesn't completely fix the problem. We so what, it helps fix it. Will it eliminate steroid use completely? Probably not. Will fighters find a way around it? Probably so. But you know what, it means they will have to try even harder and go out of their way. It means they're a stronger chance of them being caught and it also means we're making strides to clean up the sport without those wo support this being made out to be cowards. Somehow, boxing became a sport where you have to shut up and deal with being cheated... unless you're Manny Pacquiao....then and only then is there a huge public outcry. Do whatever it takes to get it right. Instant Replay doesn't make the official fool proof in other sports but it does make them more accurate. Let's make progress!
I couldn't agree more with this; some folks want to keep boxing in the stone age and we can't do that with this sport and the dangers it presents.
Boxing is the only non-sanctioned sport that has no insurance for its' fighters, terrible rules, archaic testing for the new designer drugs and slap on the wrist type of punishments for those who are caught cheating. The UFC sets a great presidence when someone comes up positive on testing, I'm not sure why boxing can't or won't seem to follow suit, especially when got fighters loading gloves and taking all types of performance enhancing drugs and whatnot.
This sport needs a major overhaul, bringing instant replay into the scoring on tight rounds for the judges to review may not even hurt either, they do it in almost every sport, why not this one where it is even harder to see if a punch lands or not given the speed, angles punches are thrown or even the position the fighters or judges are in when throwing the punches or seeing them being thrown.
It's time for Boxing to grow up and Mrs. Donaire is helping to ensure that her part is being done.