posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 12:51 PM
I agree that there is many problems with the judging formats... Take boxing for example.
Olympic Boxing is not really boxing, its more like sparing. The winner is the one that visually throws more quality punches most of the time... you
would expect, cause they are not really going for KO's.
Well in the match with the Russian and the French man heavy weights lastnight the one who threw less punches, and obviosly had less power was the
winner (French Man). If you were to ask me, and the comentator on TV, the Russian won by a long shot with his more constant power shots, agressive
fight, and more power. But the judges just were not giveing him the points. Instead they were giving the French Man points for jabs and counter
slaps/rabbit punches to the Russians gaurd blocking (hands and arms).
Judging has to go! Make them fight till they fall down of at least go 12 rounds without headgears and then judge it. You will have a better
understanding of who is more powerfull and a better boxer, instead of olympic sparing as it is now.
Iam watching the Can. vs. Kor. fight right now... I think that the Kor. is wining, but not by DOUBLE THE POINTS. I mean come on, really. How can he
not be scoreing some of those right hands and the shear number of more punchs that the Can. has thown..... there is no way that any person watching on
TV would say that the Kor. won by 28-16.
[Edited on 8/20/04 by HumptyDumpty]