Inside The ‘Wild F—ing West’ of Boxing Judging

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Sports Illustrated

By Chris Mannix Steve Weisfeld is one of only a few hundred licensed boxing judges in the United States. The job is an unglamorous, but critical, part of the sport. Steve Weisfeld can trace his interest in boxing judging to the day: Jan. 24, 1976. It was the day his grandmother, Dora, passed away. Also that day: George Foreman, in his first fight after losing his heavyweight titles to Muhammad Ali, faced Ron Lyle. Weisfeld’s family, grieving, watched Foreman pick up a fifth-round knockout. They enjoyed the action. A 10-year-old Weisfeld wondered how it was being scored. “I remember wanting the…

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