I don't know how there can be such insane discrepancies between three judges. We see a lot of Split Decisions scored (29-28, 29-28 and 28-29) which are almost always called "The worst decision ever" the next day on Bloodyelbow, but when you have one judge score a fight 29-28 for one guy and another scores it 30-27 for the other, that's just retarded. (See: Tito vs Forrest 2).
I have seen screenshots of a judges score card and they literally only have the number they scored that round and the cumulative score tallying up the previous rounds. There is absolutely nothing to explain why, (I don't care if boxing has the same system, go to boxingelbow.com or someting and whine there)
This is actually one step away from just writing down the name of the winner on your sheet and handing it to Bruce Buffer so he can loudly announce who won by "educated guess"
Really you've got the few moments between rounds, write something down, I don't care what, it's better than a fucking digit. "Leonard Garcia is taller in person, 10" for instance, they should have to offer some sort of explanation of their rationale.
The number one barrier to this extremely simple task is revealing that they do not have competent judges and this would prove it without a doubt.
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