How do you score Amateur Boxing

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Daley, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Daley

    Daley Blue Belt

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    I went to a Chicago Golden Gloves bout and earlier in the year had a chance to go to the AIBA world amateur championships. I noticed that in olympic boxing they give you a point for every clean punch landed, but in Golden Glove boxing this is not the case.

    how do they score these fights GG fights because I saw some bad robberies
     
  2. MeBig

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    They are technically supposed to be scored the same way in all world amateur boxing bouts, so like the ones you saw....but a lot of times in regional tournaments and even national tournaments i just don't understand what's going on with the scoring at all.
     
  3. Jason Barnett

    Jason Barnett White Belt Professional Fighter

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    Back in the day.....my last amateur fight was in 2000....the computer scoring was still not the norm at the local shows. They were still using the "20-point must" system. Similar to the pro scoring where they have a 10-point system. The winner of the round gets 20 points, the loser gets 19 or less. There are 5 judges scoring the fight. That's why you would hear "5-0, 4-1, or 3-2 decision" when they announed the winner.
     
  4. Seano

    Seano Hands of bone

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    Didn't you just win a pro fight? Congrats.
     
  5. Kamehameha

    Kamehameha Boricua

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    Like what was stated, it's 'supposed' to be counting punches. The current regulations are basically "one-punch, one-point", where a jab to the fact counts the same as a vicious hook that knocks the guy down. I was in a coach's clinic in '04 and they were saying that USA Boxing wants to make scoring "simpler" but in reality, it's just stupid. For all the crap that people say about pro scoring, it really is a good way to score and the majority of scoring is indeed fair. Fans can score fights better than judges it seems, tho.

    anyway, am scoring is just punch track numbers. I wish they'd score it round by round instead. It's much easier to BS a fight when ur counting "punches" when they're indeed just slaps. That's why a lot of the "top" talent in the ams are just wild slappers who look impressive and energetic but couldn't crack an egg, probably not even hit it accurately. Which goes back to my talking about Cuban fighters turning pro but that's another topic.
     
  6. Daley

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    thanks for the replies guys
     
  7. David Bolton

    David Bolton Amateur Fighter

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    I hate the amateur scoring system. I was screwed in two matches in two years because of it. I was with Global though (not the association, only Aussies will know what I mean I think).
     

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