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    MMA Prospects at the Olympics

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    Anfields5thKing
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    Re: MMA Prospects at the Olympics

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:53 am

    Sheldan wrote:William Hill are offering odds of 6/1 that Joshua will win either a WBO/IBF/WBC/WBA world heavyweight title by 2020.

    For those unfamiliar with betting, that means if you place a £10 bet, you lose £10.


    haha! That's fucking brilliant!
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    Re: MMA Prospects at the Olympics

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:12 am

    I think the Savon decision was a disgrace I couldn't believe Joshua got the nod in that fight and as for Cammarelle I did think he won although It was closer than the Savon fight I just didn't think he did enough. Soon as I seen Cammarelle was only 1 point up after the first Round in which he Joshua in huge trouble at the end ant landed around 7 or 8 clean shots I knew Joshua was going to get some home cooking.

    Hopefully the on going rumors of a complete overhaul of the AIBA rules happens the sooner the better It seems there on about ditching head guards and using the 10-9 system essentially adapting Pro rules.

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    Re: MMA Prospects at the Olympics

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:21 pm

    Cowboys From Hell wrote:I think the Savon decision was a disgrace I couldn't believe Joshua got the nod in that fight and as for Cammarelle I did think he won although It was closer than the Savon fight I just didn't think he did enough. Soon as I seen Cammarelle was only 1 point up after the first Round in which he Joshua in huge trouble at the end ant landed around 7 or 8 clean shots I knew Joshua was going to get some home cooking.

    Hopefully the on going rumors of a complete overhaul of the AIBA rules happens the sooner the better It seems there on about ditching head guards and using the 10-9 system essentially adapting Pro rules.


    Thank god Amature scoring just doesnt work, it doesnt reward knockdowns enough, a foul looses you 2 points but a knockdown only gets you 1 (the same as a scoring jab)

    I really hope for the Brazilian olympics they change things up. Joshua really did get some puzzling decisions, the Cuban mauled him I though, I could see a KO if it was a 6 rouder.
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    Re: MMA Prospects at the Olympics

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:23 pm

    Also relying on 3 old men to push a button in quick succession means Combos dont often score, I remember in the last round of the Barnes fight he hit a few body head combos that didnt score clearly...

    Bodyshots are often overlooked too scoring wise, I remember from watching my brothers amature fights thinking that the judges didnt press the button a lot of time for bodyshots.

    The 10-9 system wont fix this but I find Pro scoring gives a more accurate result.
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    Re: MMA Prospects at the Olympics

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:54 pm

    rudeboyben84 wrote:Also relying on 3 old men to push a button in quick succession means Combos dont often score, I remember in the last round of the Barnes fight he hit a few body head combos that didnt score clearly...

    Bodyshots are often overlooked too scoring wise, I remember from watching my brothers amature fights thinking that the judges didnt press the button a lot of time for bodyshots.

    The 10-9 system wont fix this but I find Pro scoring gives a more accurate result.

    The scoring system ruined amateur boxing for me, I can hardly watch it anymore. And even though there was some dodgy decisions under the old 10pts must system, it has to revert back.

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