- Boxing Terminology
- KO - Knockout
- TKO - Technical Knockout
- DQ - Disqualification
- UD - Unanimous Decision
- SD - Split Decision
- MD - Majority Decision
- TD - Technical Decision
- Knocked Down
- Go The Distance
A boxer loses by way knockout or KO when he or she is unable to get up unassisted after being floored by the count of ten.
A boxer loses by technical knockout or TKO if the referee intercedes and stops the fight declaring them unable to continue because of bad cuts or bruises, they cannot go on or cannot defend themselves.
A referee can call for disqualification after a boxer repeatedly fouls or breaks the rules causing the boxer to lose by DQ.
A unanimous decision occurs when all three judges agree on a winner. Example: 116-114, 116-114, 115-113
A split decision occurs when two of the three judges score one boxer as the winner, while the third judge scores the other boxer as the winner. Example: 116-114, 116-114, 113-115
A majority decision occurs when two of the three judges score one boxer as the winner, while the third judge scores neither boxer a winner (a draw). Example: 116-114, 116-114, 114-114
If an intentional foul causes an injury and the injury results in the fight being stopped in a latter round, the fight will result in a Technical Draw if the injured boxer is behind or even on the score cards.
A knockdown occurs when a boxer get hits and touches the floor with any part of the his body other than his feet, is being held up by the ropes, or is hanging on, through, or over the ropes and cannot protect himself or fall to the floor.
A boxer goes the distance when he can fight through all the scheduled rounds.