Posted by Kpro
I personally think it is too "gray area" to ever patrol like that.
But getting instant replay in place is a great start.
Maybe having AC's with ears that can hear words would be a good second start.
There is one major problem with using Instant replay to possibly continue a fight after it has been called over.
The amount of time it would take to review the call and then reset the fighters would be a huge benefit to the potential losing fighter.
In almost all cases of premature stoppages the losing fighter is, at least, in a rocked or slightly dazed state.
Also, in a lot of cases, the potential winning fighter will unleash his adrenaline and fight at a full throttle pace when they smell blood before a finish.
It just seems like to much of an unfair advantage for the dazed fighter to recieve extra time to regain his composure while the potential winning fighter just blew his load thinking the fight was over.
I think this issue will never be solved but having better Ref's would decrease the number of times this happens a year...
BUT using instant replay will still benefit the sport, but only in reviewing whether the final blows were legal or not. EXAMPLE : using instant replay to immediately overturn A. Johnson loss by TKO (to Burns) to possibly a NC or AJ win by Disqualification