Originally Posted by Chief2ndzOnly!
With all of the controversy behind judges scorecards in fights, whether it be an out and out robbery, or a legitimately close fight that we feel could've gone either way. The question I ask with all sincerity is; Should we move the judges from Ringside and a) put them in a booth with monitors [somewhat like the NFL replay specialists] b) move them further away from Ringside above the ring, or c) leave them right where they are?
Its obvious that there are disadvantages to being Ringside, and we the fans dont have the obstacles to overcome in scoring like the judges do; as we have the advantage of camera shifts and various angles being shot so that we get an almost complete picture of whats going on in the ring.
Would any of this help keep the integrity of Boxing intact? Would it enhance the system currently in use to score fights? Or would it detract from our sport and the scoring in our sport altogether? Vote in the poll, and post your thoughts. Lookin forward to see how all ya'll feel about it, and your thoughts on the subject.
Call me crazy but I don't chiefy..The thing about this sport is the human element of it all..The ref and how he calls a fight can determine what kinda fight we see unfold..The judges and how they score a fight determines the winner of a fight..It's all about the human element in these sports,even in Football..Yes they have instant replay,but the call is made on the field first..I kinda don't like replay in any sport tbh,let the game happen how it happens is how I see it..That's where the drama is,you can usually see when an official is off or just flat out bad..The same goes for a ref,or even judges..
But to take the judges away from the ring is bogus imo..TV gives a bad view of things,if anyone has ever been to watch a fight live there is nothing like it and no better way to judge a fight..The judges sitting ring side have a good enough view and can hear and see punches landing better then the viewer at home tbh..Esp at that moment when emotions are running high..IMO the system is just fine the way it is..I vote to keep it the way it is..
Side note,when I went to the Froch Johnson fight I felt the fight was closer then it seemed on TV..Your always going to get a different view of a fight when watching it on TV imo..Commentators crowd noise,are all very influential on the way you see a fight at times..But when your there live you get a very different perspective and you can also tune out the crowd and there are no commentators either..