Anthony Joshua suggests boxing rule change with live scorecards to 'create more competitive environment' | The Sun

ANTHONY JOSHUA has suggested boxing could change its rules to introduce "live" scorecards.

The 32-year-old has been outpointed by Oleksandr Usyk in his last two fights.

AJ said live scorecards could show how fights are playing out as they go on, meaning boxers know how many of the remaining rounds they need to win, or if they need to score a knockdown.

Knowing for a fact he was down on the cards could have encouraged Joshua to search harder for a knockout when he fought Usyk.

The judges scorecards currently remain a mystery until the fight winner is announced.

But AJ suggested knowing how the scores stood round-by-round would create a "very competitive environment" within the ring.

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He wrote on Instagram: "In so many sports you know who's winning as the game is progressing.

"In a sense it creates a very competitive environment."

Joshua asked for people's thoughts on introducing "visible" scorecards so the fight scenario is clear as the rounds progress.

He continued: "Should boxing introduce live (visible) scorecards so you know, what you need to know, in order to win.

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"As there is so much boxing around the world, it can be introduced at any level in order to test it out. Thoughts?"

British boxing fans had been hoping for a mega heavyweight showdown between AJ and WBC champ Tyson Fury on December 3rd.

But the Gypsy King has now declared the fight dead in the water after claiming Joshua missed his Monday deadline to sign a contract.

Fury now looks set to face Manuel Charr instead, while AJ's next opponent remains a mystery.

SunSport exclusively revealed yesterday that Joe Joyce would like to "bash" up fellow former Team GB Olympian Joshua, after he brutally knocked out Joseph Parker last Saturday.

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