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WBO rules state be up at 8
There's a lot of crap being talked about Scott, the ref, and the fight being fixed. It's just that; crap.
The WBO rules are quite clear. Be up at 8. This was a WBO sanctioned fight.
You can read them online, Section 25:
wboboxing dot com slash regulations
(sorry, can't post links yet)
Malik Scott thought getting up before 10 beat the count. He was ignorant of the rules.
He definitely did not throw the fight. He was just hurt and didn't know that a 10 count covers the full time to recover, but that you have to be on your feet by 8. In fairness to Malik Scott, the rules vary between the different sanctioning bodies. (For example, WBC rules don't state you have to be up by 8.)
There was room for common sense to be applied here; by the book however the referee made the right call.