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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/7759
Title:
Do judges enhance home advantage in European championship boxing?
Authors:
Balmer, Nigel J.; Nevill, Alan M.; Lane, Andrew M.
Abstract:
There have been many examples of contentious points decisions in boxing. Professional boxing is scored subjectively by judges and referees scoring each round of the contest. We assessed whether the probability of a home win (and therefore home advantage) increased when bouts were decided by points decisions rather than knockouts. Overall, we found that bouts ending in points decisions had a significantly higher proportion of home wins than those decided by a knockout, though this effect varied across time, and controlling for relative quality of boxers was only effective when using more recent data. Focusing on these data, again the probability of a home win was higher with a points decision and this effect was consistent as "relative quality" varied. For equally matched boxers ("relative quality" = 0), expected probability of a home win was 0.57 for knockouts, 0.66 for technical knockouts and 0.74 for points decisions. The results of the present study lend general support to the notion that home advantage is more prevalent in sports that involve subjective decision-making. We suggest that interventions should be designed to inform judges to counter home advantage effects.
Citation:
J Sports Sci 2005, 23(4):409-16
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/7759
PubMed ID:
16089185
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/rjsp/2005/00000023/00000004/art00008
Submitted date:
2007-01-25
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0264-0414; 1466-447X
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Sport Performance; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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dc.contributor.authorBalmer, Nigel J.-
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.-
dc.contributor.authorLane, Andrew M.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-25T16:52:41Z-
dc.date.available2007-01-25T16:52:41Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.date.submitted2007-01-25-
dc.identifier.citationJ Sports Sci 2005, 23(4):409-16en
dc.identifier.issn0264-0414-
dc.identifier.issn1466-447X-
dc.identifier.pmid16089185-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/7759-
dc.description.abstractThere have been many examples of contentious points decisions in boxing. Professional boxing is scored subjectively by judges and referees scoring each round of the contest. We assessed whether the probability of a home win (and therefore home advantage) increased when bouts were decided by points decisions rather than knockouts. Overall, we found that bouts ending in points decisions had a significantly higher proportion of home wins than those decided by a knockout, though this effect varied across time, and controlling for relative quality of boxers was only effective when using more recent data. Focusing on these data, again the probability of a home win was higher with a points decision and this effect was consistent as "relative quality" varied. For equally matched boxers ("relative quality" = 0), expected probability of a home win was 0.57 for knockouts, 0.66 for technical knockouts and 0.74 for points decisions. The results of the present study lend general support to the notion that home advantage is more prevalent in sports that involve subjective decision-making. We suggest that interventions should be designed to inform judges to counter home advantage effects.en
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/rjsp/2005/00000023/00000004/art00008en
dc.subjectHome advantageen
dc.subjectBoxingen
dc.subjectEuropean championshipen
dc.subjectJudgingen
dc.subjectSporting events-
dc.subjectScoring-
dc.titleDo judges enhance home advantage in European championship boxing?en
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