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What happens in the event of a draw in Prograis-Taylor

What happens in the event of a draw in Prograis-Taylor

26th, October 2019

In the World Boxing Super Series, there is an additional fourth judge whose scorecard will be used if the main three judges deliver a draw result.

Here is how the fourth judge can come into play:

In the case of an Ali Trophy Final ending in a draw on the three official judges’ scorecards, or 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 who wins the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

If two of the now four judges score the bout in favour of one Boxer A, or in case of three draws on the original scorecards, the Boxer A who is ahead on the fourth scorecard, such result shall be considered that Boxer A wins the tournament.

Count Back:

If the bout still remains a draw, after adding the fourth judge’s scorecards to the master scorecard result, then the World Boxing Super Series will use the ‘Count Back’ method in order to determine who wins the final.

The Count Back method is a ‘sudden death’ method of scoring using the three official judges’ scorecards to determine who wins. Beginning with the scorecards for the 12th or last round that occurred, the boxer who won that particular round on at least a majority of the three scorecards will become victorious.

If the bout was scored evenly in the 12th round or the last round that occurred, the winner boxer will then be determined by who won at least a majority of rounds in the preceding round.

If neither boxer won the next to the last round on at last on a majority of the three official judge’s scorecards, each preceding rounds scorecards will be examined until a round where one boxer was declared the winner of that round on at least the majority of the three officials’ scorecards.

The WBSS Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final at The O2 in London on Saturday is shown live via Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the U.S.

At stake on Saturday:

WBSS Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final with the WBA, IBF & Ring Magazine World titles on the line. In the event of a Draw or No Contest champions keep their belt.

About the Muhammad Ali Trophy:

Muhammad Ali, The Greatest of All Time, gave his blessings to the WBSS and agreed to give his name to its prize, The Muhammad Ali Trophy. The trophy was created by the late world-renowned artist Silvio Gazzaniga who also designed the iconic FIFA World Cup Trophy.

Ali Trophy winners:

2018: Aleksandr Usyk (Cruiserweight), Callum Smith (Super Middleweight).