Based on those rules, Round 4 was clearly a 10-8 round for JT.
But I guess this whole system just sucks, because it's totally subjective and there is too much room for error.
For instance, it says it should be a 10-9 if one guy wins by a "Close" Margin and a 10-8 if one guy wins "Overwhelmingly".
Well, the problem is, there are a lot of ways to win that are inbetween Overwhelming and a Close Margin.
Clearly the first round was at most, a close margin, But there is no way in hell round 4 was an "equal" close margin, the margin was much bigger, but maybe not overwhelming in some peoples eyes (Though I think it clearly was).
I don't know. I just don't like it. There is no reason they can't come up with a more definitive way to judge these fights and not leave it so open to interpretation and judges bias.
That being said, it creates controversy, which can be the best thing for generating interest in a sport. ie: College Football. They could have a playoff system, but then what would everyone argue about all day long?
I agree. I think if you judge the fight overall Thompson won, but under the current system it was Melendez. Why call it a 10 point system when you leave no room to go below a 10-8. Just give 3 points to the round winner, 2 to the loser went it's close and 1 when it's not. Why waste all those other points.