This just seems like a mess waiting to happen to me. Cards are still messed up now without worrying about half points. What the hell is does half point in a round represent anyway? I don't see how this helps.
WBA applauds WBC decision!
WBC will also implement half-point scoring
The World Boxing Association (WBA) wants to express its happiness after learning that the World Boxing Council (WBC) will support WBA’s initiative to implement the use of the half point system to score boxing fights. After several analysis and studies carried by its judges and supervisors during its annual convention, held October 7-12 in Chengdu, China, the WBA decided in favor of using the half point system in its regional title fights.
Therefore, the WBA became the first international boxing sanctioning body to use a new scoring system that may revolutionize boxing by giving judges an extra tool that will help avoiding draws and unfair results.
“There are certain great benefits of this system if you compare it with others, as it is revealed from the analysis we have performed here at our workshops,” President Gilberto Mendoza explained. “The half point is an extra tool given to judges to have a better way to decide on close rounds and to differentiate a round won by a close margin from a round barely won. At the end of the day, the final score would reflex more accurately what had happened in the fight,” WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said.
Almost two weeks after the WBA’s convention in China, WBC President Jose Sulaiman announced yesterday that the WBC will follow WBA’s steps and will support the use of the half point system as well. “We were delighted to learn that the WBC will support WBA’s decision to explore the use of this scoring system that gives judges more freedom and flexibility to score, as they have expressed,” Mendoza Jr. added.
“It’s true, the WBA was the first to implement this new scoring system. But it’s not a matter of who invented something but how we all work together in favor of boxing. We welcome the support we are receiving from a sister body like the WBC,” Mendoza concluded.