QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Jan 31 2013, 06:23 AM)
I considered your point of view as well. Referee's should have some type of discretionary limit to the amount of punishment a guy takes in the ring. Take the PAC/Margarito bout for example. The ref should have stoped that fight around the 9th or 10th round. Margarito had no chance of winning at that point, he was just taking unnescessary damage to the face and head.
Agreed. Quality refs. are crucial. Some structure in the sport will allow for proper referee and trainer certification. For example, last week when Golovkin was literally beating the snot out of Rosado, Rosado's trainer had the wherewithal to stop it. I think that properly educated referees, trainers and fully engaged ringside medical professional would dramatically limit this type of thing happening.
If it was up to me, I'd make the break between rounds become 1 minute 20 seconds (after the midpoint of every boxing match). That extra 20 seconds would be reserved for mandatory examinations of the boxers by ringside doctors. There'd be 2 doctors for every fight.
I know that means more cost, but if there was a boxer's union and a league setup, those costs could be covered.