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 02-08-2013, 12:23 AM #1
 The_Golden_Goy Interim Champion   Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 966 Quoted: 0 Post(s) Rep Power: 0 Points: 146,160,280.03 Bank: 353,585,653.54 Total Points: 499,745,933.57 Donate A Boxing Reform Suggestion ; 13 rounds, instead of 12 It's just an idea, but it would bring less draws, less 115-114 cards or MD's. An odd number makes it mathematically harder to make a fight a draw. Just putting the idea out there. Any thoughts?
 02-08-2013, 12:30 AM #2
 jri9d0 Undisputed Champion   Join Date: May 2009 Posts: 4,736 Quoted: 122 Post(s) Rep Power: 21 Points: 1,237,537.09 Bank: 0.00 Total Points: 1,237,537.09 Donate I mean if you are purposing a 13 round fight you might as well purpose to bring back the 15 round ones for this same reason.
 02-08-2013, 12:33 AM #3
 ShoulderRoll Ph.D in the Sweet Science   Join Date: Oct 2009 Posts: 23,101 Quoted: 4027 Post(s) Rep Power: 75 Points: 20,438.45 Bank: 528,722,240,927,178,424,320.00 Total Points: 528,722,240,927,178,424,320.00 Donate Yeah, might as well go back to 15 rounds. 13, 14, and 15 are the REAL championship rounds.
 02-08-2013, 12:33 AM #4
 LA_2_Vegas Undisputed Champion   Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Los Angeles Posts: 4,884 Quoted: 164 Post(s) Rep Power: 21 Points: 1,000,501,386,540.88 Bank: 0.00 Total Points: 1,000,501,386,540.88 Donate I agree...12 rounds has an inherent flaw. Never really understood why 12 was chosen and always wondered if it something as dumb as 13 being considered an unlucky number. A superstition in many countries to the point where the number is omitted in elevators, buildings, etc. That was all I can think, maybe someone else might know why 12 was the choice. Last edited by LA_2_Vegas; 02-08-2013 at 12:37 AM.
 02-08-2013, 12:35 AM #5
 Hougigo Gossip Girl   Join Date: Sep 2011 Posts: 38,939 Quoted: 965 Post(s) Rep Power: 136 Points: 655,392,816,944.22 Bank: 20,571,218,353,540,500.00 Total Points: 20,571,873,746,357,444.00 Donate If they ever pursued this, they'd go with 11.
 02-08-2013, 12:39 AM #6
 AFTER HOURS Paul Hackett   Join Date: Sep 2008 Posts: 2,125 Quoted: 20 Post(s) Rep Power: 16 Points: 1,000,148,036.35 Bank: 0.00 Total Points: 1,000,148,036.35 Donate It should be 10 rounds. Just like 10 commandments.
 02-08-2013, 12:40 AM #7
 jri9d0 Undisputed Champion   Join Date: May 2009 Posts: 4,736 Quoted: 122 Post(s) Rep Power: 21 Points: 1,237,537.09 Bank: 0.00 Total Points: 1,237,537.09 Donate I tell you what, if 15 rounders were around today we would really separate the men from the boys regarding who we would really consider a throwback fighter. Cotto and DLH would be the first fighters who come to mind who couldn't hang with the yesteryear's throwback 15 round elites...
 02-08-2013, 12:48 AM #8
 Access_Denied Under me Sensi   Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: *ÅRÜßÅ* Posts: 977 Quoted: 0 Post(s) Rep Power: 9 Points: 1,001,490.87 Bank: 0.00 Total Points: 1,001,490.87 Donate I would be all for it, there has been some great 12th rounds these past few years (prob cuz theyr going for broke) but im tired of these woulda/couda/shouda'S.
 02-08-2013, 12:57 AM #9
 FeFist No.1   Join Date: Jun 2008 Age: 26 Posts: 8,382 Quoted: 271 Post(s) Rep Power: 25 Points: 129,668,986,117.26 Bank: 13,936,599,043,258,264.00 Total Points: 13,936,728,712,244,380.00 Donate Why do people think 13 rounds would put a stop to draws? You could easily get a score card that reads 123-123. ( One fighter wins 7 rounds but gets knocked down).
 02-08-2013, 12:59 AM #10
 Southpawology Undisputed Champion   Join Date: Nov 2010 Location: New York Posts: 5,930 Quoted: 174 Post(s) Rep Power: 30 Points: 90,101,527,587.02 Bank: 0.00 Total Points: 90,101,527,587.02 Donate If a fight is a draw I'm in favor of an overtime round, anyone else feel the same? Could you imagine a PPV Championship fight going into an overtime round where both fighters know they have to put everything on the line for the W Last edited by Southpawology; 02-08-2013 at 01:01 AM.

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