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Real Life Boxing Judge, Barry Lindenman breaks down Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed

Real Life Boxing Judge, Barry Lindenman breaks down Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed

Scoring the “ROCKY” Rounds By:Barry Lindenman Philadelphia,PA–It’s the classic: the boxing movie by which all other boxing movies are measured against. Surprisingly, after all the times I’ve watched “ROCKY”, albeit as a fan, I’ve never watched the movie and actually scored the rounds, as a boxing judge. Until now. Let me explain. By now, we […]

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Judging an MMA Fight

Judging a MMA Fight By: Barry Lindenman Going off of the general assumption that of the five standard scoring criteria for MMA bouts, clean striking and effective grappling carry more weight than cage control, effective aggressiveness and defense, I would like to propose a possible revision to the current judge’s scorecard. The proposal calls for […]

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A Legit Split from a Boxing Judge Perspective

  A Legit Split By: Barry Lindenman When I first started judging professional boxing 13 years ago, I always thought that having a split decision was a failure on the part of the judges, whether it be me or one of my fellow officials. Over the years however, I have begun to take a slightly […]

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A Close Fight vs. A Close Round by Barry Lindenman a professional mma and boxing judge

A Close Fight vs. A Close Round Judging Boxing Part 1 By: Barry Lindenman  As a professional boxing judge (and now MMA as well) for the past 12 years, I am often asked by my “non-boxing” friends just how exactly do I score a fight.  I am quick to remind  them that I do not score […]

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MMA vs. Boxing: A Judge’s Perspective

MMA vs. Boxing: A Judge’s Perspective By: Barry Lindenman The emergence of mixed martial arts (MMA) as a legitimate sport in recent years has brought with it some of the same challenges in officiating that have plagued the sport of boxing for some time. That is, the perception of non-standard judging criteria, unqualified officials and […]

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Felix Sturm vs. Daniel Geale WBA / IBF Unification Fight Results

Felix Sturm vs. Daniel Geale WBA / IBF Unification Fight By: Barry Lindenman In a fight that lived up to its hype, particularly overseas, IBF middleweight  champion  Daniel Geale became a multiple world title holder when he captured the WBA middleweight championship by split decision over former titleholder Felix Sturm.  The official scores from the […]

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Felix Sturm vs. Daniel Geale WBA / IBF Unification Fight

Felix Sturm vs. Daniel Geale WBA / IBF Unification Fight By: Barry Lindenman  Saturday’s fight between WBA champion Felix Sturm and IBF champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale just may prove to be a better fight than the more publicized Sergio Martinez / Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. middleweight bout which will occur two weeks after.  […]

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