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Ok so the scoring part of boxing is usually based on a bunch of things. Accuracy with your punches and your hit percentage are the big things the judges tend to look for. It's based off of a 10 point system, basically the person with the better round gets 10 points, the person who didn't do so hot according to the judges usually gets 9. Normally when you get a knockdown the round is basically yours are you automatically get the 10 points, other guy gets 9. This is a per round thing, and if there is no knockout victory the judges add up all your points and he with the most wins.I guess an example would be, if I were boxing, and won the first two rounds, lost the third, but won the fourth, I would get 39 points at the end while the opponent would get 37. Obviously this is an oversimplification, but the main thing the judges are looking for is their hit percentage, and punching accuracy when it comes to scoring. The harder you hit doesn't really matter when it comes to points.
So I just finished episode 20 and I have a question. When Ippo was fighting the defensive boxer who kept "clinching" with him, they talk about how based on scoring, the other guy would win. I admit I don't know anything about scoring in boxing, but it seems to me that knocking down your opponent should count for more points than just winning a round.I understand, as a plot device, it makes more sense and is more dramatic to have Ippo's opponent be in the position where if he can only stand back up again, he'll win the match, but is that how scoring works in real life?Just wondering if anyone knew. Thanks.
So, what would I have to do to get a score less than 8? Take my pants off and present my chin? Punch myself?
Punch myself?If you punch yourself and get a TKO, who wins the match?
Finished all the animes.
Finished all the animes.final thoughts?
Anyone know if Bryan Hawk's boxing is based on a real person's?
A sequel's been "being planned" since A New Challenger ended. I do agree though. I'd much rather watch than read this which is contrary to my usual leanings.Anyone know if Bryan Hawk's boxing is based on a real person's?
Bryan Hawk: The former WBC Junior Middleweight Champion. A fighter of enormous build, Hawk is detested throughout Japan for his contemptuous attitude towards boxing, often bringing his personal entourage of "Hawk Girls" along to matches and other events. Raised in the toughest parts of New York, Hawk survived with his incredible talent for hand-to-hand violence. He uses unorthodox punches that are very hard to predict, in words of his own coach, Hawk's fighting style is not boxing, it's simply violence. He apparently derives even some degree of sexual pleasure from this violence. He loses the WBC Title to Takamura and retires from boxing due to the injuries received in the match. Like many boxers in the show before he boxed he was a street fighter. He grew up in the most dangerous parts of New York and fought until he was discovered by Miguel Zale, who ran a boxing gym. Bryan Hawk resembles former WBC Junior Middleweight Champion Ricardo Mayorga (who is often referred to as "The craziest man in boxing"), who is infamous for his hatred of training, wild swinging awkward punches, talent that had stemmed from a violent background, and borderline psychotic attitude. His upper body swaying, hands down stance, foot and hand speed also resembles former Featherweight Champion Naseem Hamed.Voiced by: Akio Ã…ÂŒtsuka
Of course, that's hardly suprising; it's the same formula as so many other shounen sports/fighting/competition shows, and it's not really a problem because the formula works. It's always just a question of how well it's executed.
In some other shows like Initial D, the shonen hero is reluctant.
I haven't watched the anime, but Slam Dunk seems pretty similar to Hajime no Ippo, at least what I've seen of HnI so far. I've read the complete Slam Dunk manga, but haven't seen the anime.Just like with Shonen fighting manga, sports manga have their tropes and cliches too, but maybe because the genre isn't as over-saturated, at least here in the US, they don't stick out as much.
Mashiba is hilarious.
That was quick. 12 days for 76 episodes?
Unless they're terrible, it looks like I'll be watching the two OVAs (Champion Road and Mashiba vs. Kimura), followed by the second series (New Challenger).
World Champion HAXThat is all.
World Champion HAXThat is all.Eeyup.