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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):409-16
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.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/rjsp/2005/00000023/00000004/art00008
dc.subjectSporting events
dc.subjectScoring
dc.subjectHome advantage
dc.subjectBoxing
dc.subjectEuropean championship
dc.subjectJudging
dc.titleDo judges enhance home advantage in European championship boxing?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.format.digYES
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T15:54:58Z
html.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.


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