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CMB, AMB and FIB study adding half a point to the cards

Regulatory organizations of boxing agreed today that they will study adding a half point to the cards of the fighters for the sake of greater certainty in the outcome of the fights at a meeting held in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen.
The proposal is a variant in the current way of carrying the cards by adding a half point in the rating of boxers in certain circumstances and in some rounds, the agencies said in a statement.
The agreement is signed by the World Boxing Association (WBA) chaired by Gilberto Mendoza; the World Boxing Council (WBC) headed by Mauricio Sulaimán and the International Boxing Federation (FIB), coordinated by Daryl Peoples.
With this addition in the rounds that end even, it will be reflected if anyone had a “slight advantage” and this “will result in legality and justice for all who are in the ring and a certainty for the fans,” they declared.
“It is a very interesting idea, we have done a lot of research on this issue, we have even already used this system in a title fight, obtaining great results,” declared Mendoza, the WBA leader.
Sulaiman, head of the WBC, stressed that this measure “will be a new option that the judges will have to give a more accurate rating.”
They also agreed to keep the rules of the current weigh-in, 30 days, 7 days, and 24 hours before, although observations will be made to maintain the health of the fighters.
The leaders discussed the idea of ​​a single world champion per division, an issue that in the short term cannot take shape due to the commitments of the fighters and promoters, they said.
The WBA, the WBC and the FIB, which began this type of meeting last July, agreed to meet again in November at a venue to be defined.

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