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Manny Pacquiao- Marquez bout to implement instant replay

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by Dino Maragay

MANILA, Philippines - The chief of the Nevada Athletic Commission has found a way to review possible lapses made by referees in boxing matches.

The solution comes in the form of the instant replay, and for the first time in boxing history, it will be implemented in the third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in November.

In an email to Joseph Lariosa of the US News Las Vegas, NAC executive director Keith Kaizer confirmed that the commission has approved to use instant replays on the Pacquiao-Marquez fight on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.

Instant replay is the replaying of video footage of an event or incident in a sport event very soon after it has occurred. It is currently being applied in major sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League.

Now, it is boxing’s turn to make use of the technology.

“Kaizer clarified that instant replay will only be employed if there is a ‘foul or a stoppage’ that immediately ends the fight but not ‘to review knockdown calls,’” Lariosa wrote…   Read more

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