YouTuber-boxer Paul has proposed new judging criteria following a controversial decision that saw Josh Taylor beat Jack Catterall to the undisputed ultralight title on Saturday night
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Jake Paul has the backing of former world champion boxer Paulie Malignaggi in his proposal to change the judging rules following Josh Taylor’s win over Jack Catterall on Saturday.
The YouTuber turned boxer was horrified by the controversial division decision as he watched the underdog big Catterall nearly miss out on the undisputed ultralightweight title.
And he went on social media propose a new rating systemin which there will be two teams weighing their decisions instead of just three judges who are rarely questioned.
“I think there should be six boxing judges for title fights,” Paul wrote in a post to his 4.2 million followers. “Three pairs one two.
“Each pair must agree on the same number of points at the end of the round, and if not, they will briefly argue their reasoning.
“Almost like a jury system – these bad decisions change the shape of the sport forever.”
This caught the interest of Malignaggi, a former boxer not known to be a fan of Paul, who responded to the YouTuber’s tweet with a message of support, saying, “Not a real one, actually. bad opinion”.
Paul’s original proposal was liked by more than 6,000 people and some Twitter Users actually support the idea despite the fact that the social media star is generally unpopular with boxing fans.
Some argued, however, that his idea, allowing judges’ teams to debate their scores within one-minute intervals between innings, would not be viable due to time constraints.
A brief debate of as little as 60 seconds may be too short to effectively effect change, with some fans calling for an open scoring method instead.
And even Paul wasn’t 100% sure about the idea, later clarifying with a tweet: “Or something similar to this idea. This was just a quick little brainstorming.”
Malignaggi has called for a fight with Paul, though The YouTube star doesn’t seem too interested in the idea when asked about it.
“But it can’t just be an old man that nobody has heard of… A little older, a little younger. He’ll hit him, so probably not the biggest puncher. Uh, Paulie Malignaggi?
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“There’s been a lot of talk including Chavez Jr, but personally I think he beat Jake Paul. I think Paul had trouble with Tyron Woodley until he took him down.
“If anything doesn’t think he could take on a boxer in his prime.”
However, Paul responded by saying that he did not know who Malignaggi was among a series of other comments.
“Honestly, I don’t know who half of these people are,” Paul said talkSPORT. “People are calling me every week, and almost every day, honestly.
“I really don’t pay attention to it anymore. It’s more than, ‘Who do I want to fight? And who can get me excited to get out of bed and work out for months? ‘
“That’s the opponent I’m looking for. But everyone else is probably just looking for a payday. I want to fight at the end of the year. The opponent is to be determined and there is no clear path now. I’m just seeing how the cookie crumbles. “
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