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Unheard of these days, but common during the early 20th Century in North America, a "newspaper decision" might be made after a no decision bout had ended. A "no decision" bout occurred when--by law or by pre-arrangement of the fighters--if both boxers were still standing at the fight's conclusion and there was no knockout, no official decision was rendered and neither boxer was declared the winner. But this did not prevent the pool of ringside newspaper reporters from declaring a consensus result among themselves and printing a newspaper decision in their publications. Officially, however, a "no decision" bout resulted in neither boxer winning or losing.

 

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Edsel,in the era of no-decisions many of the reporters were taking money of managers to put in a false account of the fight.Some newspapers varied so much in the reports of the fight it was laughable.It is a era in boxing in my opinion really distorted the history of the sport,in some cases its which newspaper you read at the time to really gage a fighters record.
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Edsel,in the era of no-decisions many of the reporters were taking money of managers to put in a false account of the fight.Some newspapers varied so much in the reports of the fight it was laughable.It is a era in boxing in my opinion really distorted the history of the sport,in some cases its which newspaper you read at the time to really gage a fighters record.

 

It was my first time hearing of newspaper decisions and of course with all the knowledge hear, I felt confident in the fact that someone would add interesting information to the topic.

I appreciate your posting tremendously as it helps me come along in the sport.

Don't take the phrase, "he's a dinosaur" to mean anything offensive.

I was absolutely amazing to hear you, telboy and McBride were actually at the Cooper fight! You probably spilled beer on each other mlol/

Thanks again!

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