10 Points Must System

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10 Points Must System

Hello.

I have two questions.

One, why are all the fights scored under the ten-points must system? There are fights we are scoring that are flat out not scored under this system, and will produce a different result depending upon which system we use.

Second, why are we able to score fights for which no complete film seems to exist? Or do you know something we don't? That would be good.

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I suppose you can score them simply with a 10 - 9 score in those cases. The 10 point must system was just added to provide some weight to the outcome of each round, but you can still use it to simply outline who won each round

Regarding fights with no complete film...well...that's not up to me :P

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No, but Eye On The Ring could become a real source - maybe a real source shouldn't make fights for which there is no film available to score, given that, if it attains real popularity people WILL post scorecards?

No chance, in the future, that we'll be able to score fights under the system that was used to score them? T hat would be superb...

Also, I goofed my last scorecard how do i edit?

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To get to the score card page (to edit) you can click the 'read more' under each card, and there is the same 'read more' on each card below the fight details on the fight page. Once you get to the page with your card, you should see an 'edit' link along the top. (I few times the past month the site has locked people's cards for a while, I haven't figured out the issue yet. But if it's that it seems to unlock after an hour or so)

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The decision to use the ten-point must system for all the old fights was done when we first launched the site, the thinking being that that would make it easier it use for average fight fans who are familiar with that style of scoring. However, that decision was made at the same time we made a bunch of decisions about how the whole site would work right before it was launched. Thus that decision didn't get the attention it maybe deserved. I haven't thought much about it since, to be honest, but now that I'm considering it, we should perhaps make it a choice. Would you rather you couldn't use the ten-point must system at all for the old fights?

As for being able to score fights where no film exists, I don't know anything you don't. There was a point where we considered building more of a reference style site, meaning we'd want to have everything, and some fights were added during that time that don't make sense now. And one was added recently, which is no more than just a mistake. (We ended up of course not deciding to try and become some sort of wikipedia style resource, first because it's a bad idea, and second that site already exists anyway and does a good job.)

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We'll need some kind of explanation for the younger/casual fight fans if we make it a choice what scoring system to use for older fights. Also we should find the best explanation of 10-point must and link to it.

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Well what I would say is this - the type of scoring used in any given fight (rounds, ten-points must, five-point must) is usually clear from the numeric scoring on Boxrec. I think it's acceptable to have a default system if you can't find out which one it is, but it would be great if you could use the system the judges used, and upon which the boxers were briefed. Because that does make a difference. If you've been KD'd under ten points must, you know you have trouble. If you are KD'd under rounds, it makes no difference.

Worth thinking about anyway.

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Anything is better than the crazy UK metric used during Frazier vs Bugner 5 pts to the winner and 4 3/4 to the loser. I am a math nerd and that even sucked for me lol