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Podcast: Is the boxing scoring system still fit for purpose?

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Mark Robinson
The Opening Bell podcast considers the state of the boxing scoring system and previews David Avenesyan-Josh Kelly in the UK and the all-Mexican war between Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez in America

THIS week we take a deep dive into the eternally contentious subject of the boxing scoring system in the light of yet more controversial judging decisions.

Robert Smith, of the Boxing Board of Control, admits there are flaws in the current system while Matt Christie and Alex Steedman debate the issue.

Scoring is of course just one part of officiating; at the weekend, referee Howard Foster was accused of allowing Josh Warrington to take too much punishment in his punishing defeat to Mauricio Lara.

Two delicious fights are previewed: David Avenesyan-Josh Kelly in the UK and the all-Mexican war between Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez in America.

The first slugfest between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales is the subject of This Week In History and Jonathan Rendall’s This Bloody Mary Is The Last Thing I Own is the book of the week.

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