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TIME FOR VAR IN BOXING?

LETTER OF THE WEEK

THOUGH it was irrelevant in the end, had the Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez fight gone to the scorecards, how controversial could the incorrect knockdown ruling in the first round have been? Clearly, the referee missed that it was a trip that caused Hooker to hit the floor, resulting in a count against him. Various sports have embraced video technology to review key decisions that could alter the outcome of an event. Surely this is something boxing could look into. A minute between rounds is ample time for a qualified referee to review incidents like a controversial knockdown and inform judges if an alteration to a call is required. After all, it is in the interests of fair play and that is all any boxer should expect when they enter the ring. Dermot Bolger

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