- What is the Pod Index?
- The Pod Index is a sports statistics company focused on the measurement and improvement of professional boxing and MMA judging.
- How does the Pod Index calculation work?
- The Pod Index is a measurement of consistency. It tallies the difference in round-by-round scores between each of the three judges. The higher the percentage, the more a judge agrees with the other two judges.
- If one judge gets it "right" but the other two judges get it "wrong," won't that affect the one judge's Pod Index?
- There is no "right" or "wrong" per se. But with a large enough sample size, the impact of having worked with a judge that got it "wrong" is minimized.
- Where do you get your information from? Is it reliable?
- The Pod Index database is 100% accurate and reliable because its information comes directly from commissions and sanctioning bodies.
- Who/What determines which fights are Difficult or Easy to judge?
This is determined by a mathematical formula. The closer the total scores are, the more difficult the fight is considered to be. For example, a fight which saw finals scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 119-109 would be considered easy to judge. On the other hand, a fight that ended up 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114 would be considered difficult to judge.
The cut-off point is average scores of 118-110. If the three score average is 118-110 or wider, the fight is categorized as easy to judge. If the three score average is closer than 118-110, it is categorized as difficult to judge. That same ratio applies to fights scheduled for less than 12 rounds.
- How can I start using the Pod Index?
- Email podindex at gmail.com for more information.
- How can I get in contact with you?
- By emailing podindex at gmail.com