Pod Index: Judging the Difficult Fights

By Boxing Analytics on October 22, 2012
Pod Index: Judging the Difficult Fights
The most competitive category tends to see the most variation amongst judges’ scores.

This week, we examine the top 10 most consistent judges for the fights that are the most difficult to judge—the fights that are the most competitive…

Disclaimer: We are not claiming that judges with low Pod Index Scores are bad judges. The Pod Index is simply a measurement of round by round variation compared to other judges.

This week, we examine the top 10 most consistent judges for the fights that are the most difficult to judge—that is, the fights that are the most competitive. Using a competitive index, we categorize all fights into three buckets. The most competitive category tends to see the most variation amongst judges’ round by round scores. The most competitive fights are split decisions, draws, or very close unanimous decisions. It may be argued that the ability to judge consistently in these types of fights is of greater importance than one’s overall Pod Index %. Below are the 10 judges that have the best recent track record of consistency during the most difficult of championship fights.

Below is the most updated overall Pod Index rankings for 2009 through today.

Disclaimer: We are not claiming that judges with low Pod Index Scores are bad judges. The Pod Index is simply a measurement of round by round variation compared to other judges.

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  1. Ben 08:09am, 03/01/2013

    why’s Manuel Oliver Palomo and Guido Cavalleri names are not there

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