HOW CAN SCORING BE IMPROVED?
Mickey Helliet Enterprising promoter Boxing’s not like football, judging will always be subjective. We have to ensure judges are independent and accountable, and there have to be serious penalties – such as heavy fines – for wrongdoing. If people refuse to sign up for that, don’t use them. Paddy Fitzpatrick Top trainer Everyone has their own opinion. But a judge should be able to sit down with their peers afterwards and explain why they scored a round a certain way. If your peers say you’re wrong, you should have to go on a course. You should be able to justify your score. Anthony Farnell Former welter contender If it’s a really bad decision, judges must explain themselves. And after two strikes, they’re out! I know people see fights different ways, but I think to be a judge, you have to know boxing – be a fan, really know the sport. Tommy Coyle Ex-british 140lb title challenger What gets scored – aggression, or counterpunching? I like the points scoring system on the computer that amateur boxing used to have. If a blow is landed, it gets recorded and you can argue about it later on.