The referee’s work begins before the fight

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The referee’s work begins before the fight

Prior to a boxing match, the referee must take several aspects into consideration regarding the boxers. The decision on when and how to stop a fight to protect the health of the fighters depends on him. As soon as they are appointed as referees for a fight, they must check the following aspects of each fighter:


1- When the boxer last fought.
2- How they won or how they lost.
3- If they were suspended from the last fight.
4- If they were heavily punished during their last fight, even if they won.
5- If their local commission let them fight even after being suspended from their last fight.
6- If they fought in one or two weight classes above or below their current weight.
7- Their record.
8- If they suffered a knockout while training.
9- The difference in weight compared to the rival.
10- How much weight did the boxer gain after the weigh-in.
11- What boxer are they fighting against.


This information should be studied by the referee. The goal is for him to enter the ring with all those aspects in mind. This can make a difference for a fighter, and it is the most effective way in which a referee can contribute in diminishing the risks for all fighters.


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