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LONDON — The president of amateur boxing's governing body expects to replace the sport's computerized scoring system with the traditional professional judging system well before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

Wu
Ching-kuo tells The Associated Press it’s all part of his plan for
Olympic boxing to look more like the pro game. He wants the return of
the pros’ 10-point scoring system that takes into account every aspect
of a fighter’s skill, not solely his ability to land clean punches.

The
computerized scoring system currently used in amateur boxing has been
widely criticized for warping the sport into something resembling
fencing with gloves.

Wu wouldn’t speculate on when the change can occur in the amateur sport, but says “we are on the way.”

He would prefer to make the rule changes well before Rio.

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