The Guyana Boxing Association was last week presented with a brand new computerized scoring system that is expected to bring Guyana on par with the world in relation to judging fights.
The new technology, developed by Swiss Timing, was handed over by international governing body AIBA to GBA Technical Director Terrence Poole in Almaty, Kazakstan.
President of GBA Steve Ninvalle, while thanking international governing body AIBA for the gift, disclosed that the association’s technical personnel would be immediately brought up to date with the operation of the new technology.
GBA will this afternoon host a seminar for referees and judges at the Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis gym in Albouystown. The seminar commences at 12:00pm.
Ninvalle said that there is no time to be wasted, as the scoring system would be used at the National Open scheduled for the National Gymnasium tarmac this weekend and the Champion of Champions in Bartica.
“We are basically playing catch up as the rest of the world has been using this system for some time.”
“The AIBA Scoring System was developed with transparency and fair play in mind. We had been knocking on AIBA’s door for some time with a request for this system. Our boxers can now be assured that the scoring system used here would be no different in any other part of the world,” Ninvalle declared.
The AIBA Scoring System is based on a ten point Must-System involving five judges around the ring. The scores of three of the five judges are randomly drawn by the computer and taken into account. Scores are only revealed at the end of the fight.
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