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How boxing got even worse

Following up on my “MMA in the Olympics” post on Friday, check out how the Olympics has completely mangled boxing:

One of the major points of contention during the amateur fights in the Olympic games revolves around a new scoring system that Teddy Atlas referred to as ‘a video game system.’ Five judges at ringside have punch controls to touch when they think a fighter has scored a point or multiple points. However, in order for a fighter to score a point, three of those five judges must punch the control within one second or else a fighter is not awarded a point. Naturally, this system has led to complete chaos and several fighters who deserved points have not gotten any while some undeserving fighters have been awarded points during fights.

Wow. They took boxing and turned it into a glorified version of Dragon’s Lair.