Bout Reviews will only be done when there is a legit, justified and
provable reason for them. Some of those issues may include
but not be limited to:
Personal belief of a bad decision, agreed upon by the ISCF Event Representative.
Personal issues with a certain judge such as favoritism or a judge having
personal ties to a fighter and can be proved these ties are either negative or
positive towards one or both of the fighters involved.
Problem with the round times, too long or too short.
Failure of equipment that caused an issue with the fight. (Ring or Cage
Additional reasons will be determined if justified by the ISCF Headquarters.
A decision rendered at the termination of any contest may be changed by the
ISCF if the ISCF
determines that one of the following occurred:
There was found to be any conspiracy affecting the result of any contest.
The scorecard(s) of the judges shows an error which would mean that the
decision was given to the wrong contestant.
There was a violation of the laws or rules governing contests, which
affected the result of any contest.
TIME LINES & FORMAT
Any and all protests must be received by the
ISCF in writing within 10 days after the
event from which the protest took place.
No protest will be considered without the below fees.
Protest MUST include a video of the bout.
If no video is presented we will have no way to review the bout.
VHS (USA Format - No other video format
will be accepted - It MUST BE USA VHS)
Any additional evidence should accompany the written protest such as
statements, pictures etc.
All protests decisions will be determined by the
ISCF Advisory Board within 30 days of the
Protest fees are for the following expenses:
The reproduction of 5-10 video tapes or DVD's.
Shipping costs to mail out these video tapes or DVD's to between 5-10 ISCF Approved Judges who were not associated with
the event in question.
If no Video/DVD is provided by the protesting fighter or trainer
and the ISCF is required to find such bout
video there will be a $50 fee added to the protest fee below.
Amateur Bouts: $75.00
Professional Bouts: $100.00
Not Changing A Decision
Changing a bout decision is more complicated than one might think. Doing so
would mean that the Officials reviewing the bout were able to see a CLEAR
and DISTINCT difference in the original bout decision. Close decision
are often left as is due to the reality of the closeness of the bout. However
there are other decisions that could be given after a review of a close bout.
Changing A Close Decision
Two common decisions after a "Close" bout protest are
either a "No Contest" or a "Draw". These
decisions are often selected if the review shows that there really was no
dominating winner of the majority of rounds. These decisions can often occur
when the bout is too close to call and the Reviewing Officials cannot select a
clear winner but the majority agree that the "Announced" winner did
not do enough to win the bout. However, as noted above, "Close decision
are often left as is due to the reality of the closeness of the bout."
Changing A Loss or Draw Decision to a Win
This would mean that the Officials reviewing the bout were able to see a
CLEAR and DISTINCT difference in the original bout decision and
were clearly able to rule for the fighter given the loss or one of the "Draw"
A decision can be changed if the losing fighter is able to prove that there
was a failure of equipment used in a bout such as a malfunction in the
cage/ring, a timing of round failure, etc. etc.
Issues With An Official
A decision can be changed if the losing fighter is able to explain and if
necessary, prove there was indeed a personal issues between him/herself and one
of the bout Judges (If the bout ended in a decision) or Referee (If
the bout ended in a stoppage).
If a bout is stopped due to an unintentional injury and one of the fighters
is given a loss instead of a "No Contest", this can be
reviewed for a change of decision. Determining factors will be:
The nature and extent of the injury (unintentional injury -
intentional injury - foul).
When the bout was stopped (What round).
Condition of both fighters at the time of the stoppage.
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