What happens if George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr is a draw?
THE World Boxing Super Series is like no other format in the sport, therefore it requires unique rules, as re-matches are off the cards and someone must progress in the tournament towards the Muhammed Ali Trophy.
In the unlikely event of Saturday’s clash going the distance and the fight ending in a draw, a fourth judges’ scorecard will be used in addition to the three official ringside judges.
If the three official judges’ scorecards declare a draw or the bout ends as a no contest or no decision and the official master scorecard, containing the three official judges scores does not determine a winner, the scorecard of the fourth judge will be added to the master scorecard to determine the winner.
If two of the four judges score the bout in favour of one boxer, Boxer A, and at least one of the other two judges score the bout a draw, this result would consider that Boxer A shall be the winner.
If the bout remains a draw after these exercises, the World Boxing Super Series will use a ‘Count Back’ method to determine the winner.
This is a style of scoring using the original three judges’ scorecards to determine the winner.
Beginning with the scorecards for the 12th round, the boxer who won that particular round on at least a majority of the three scorecards will win.
If, however, the 12th round was scored evenly, the preceding rounds will be looked upon until a round is found with a majority winner.
WBSS promoter Kalle Sauerland has also suggested that ‘instant replay’ will be used to help assess controversial situations, and all fighters are subject to VADA testing.
Seems straightforward enough, but it begs the question, why is this only used in the World Boxing Super Series?