A New Way to Score Boxing

Ricky Ray TaylorContributor IAugust 23, 2008

I've heard more BAD regarding this topic than good.  What's up with that?  Doesn't everyone remember when the U.S. Olympic Boxing team was the main artery for sure-fire future WORLD champions? 

Now, all champions made in the Olympics rest more on the "quick" fingers of the judges (most of which are nearing the age where they shouldn't be leaving the house alone) than on the skill of the Boxers themselves.  Body shots barely count—if they do at all and pitty pat punches are equivalent to power shots. 

Tell me, when are they going to come up with "skin-tight chest and stomach vests" along with "skin tight facial masks" to monitor scoring blows?  Technology is certainly at a level where scoring blows can be gaged more accurately than with questionable human judges sitting in various areas around the ring.

For Christ's sake, BIG BROTHER is probably reading this blog somehow—you'd think they could do something with our scoring system