Boxing needs to get its house in order after more judging controversy

Boxing needs to get its house in order after more judging controversy

For the second week in a row, ridiculous judging has caused consternation and outrage in two high-profile world championship contests.

Incompetent scoring in the Gennady Golovkin - Saul Alvarez fight in Las Vegas, which ended in a draw after the three judges returned wildly different results, caused global outrage. Rightly so. The fight was a closely contested thriller that received a slew of ridicule when the three officials returned completely contrasting scorecards, with one in particular making no sense whatsoever in the context of the fight.

Ditto Saturday night in Manchester, where New Zealand's Joseph Parker was awarded a 118-110 victory over Briton Hughie Fury by two of the ringside officials in a heavyweight world title fight, mirroring the the score in Las Vegas by heavily-criticised judge Adelaide Byrd, who has since been removed from the judging roster for a period by the Nevada...

by GARETH A DAVIES

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