Thaiboxing Rules 17. Scoring Practice

The standard scoring practice is as follows :
A. A strike either by a punch, kick, knee or elbow.

  • Scoring from a strike:
  • Points will be awarded for a correct Thai Boxing style, combined with hard and accurate strikes.
  • Points will be awarded for aggressive and dominating Thaiboxing skill.
  • Points will be awarded for a fighter actively dominating his opponent.
  • Points will be awarded for the use of a traditional Thai style of defence and counter-attack.
  • Points will be deducted from a boxer who fouls or breaks the rules.
  • Non scoring strikes:
  • A strike which is against the rules.
  • A strike in defence against the leg or irm of an opponent.
  • A weak strike.

B. Fouls.

  • The judges will deduct points for any foul as directed by the referee.
  • Any foul observed by the judges but not by the referee, will be penalized accordingly.

C. Method of Scoring

  • The maximum score for each round is 10 points, the loser scoring either 9, 8 or 7.
  • A drawn round will be scored as 10 points for both boxers.
  • The winner and loser in an indecisive round, will score 10:9 respectively.
  • The winner and loser in a decisive round will score 10:8 respectively.
  • The winner and loser in an indecisive round with a single count, will score 10:8 respectively.
  • The winner and loser in a decisive round with a single count, will score 10:7 respectively.
  • The boxer scoring 2 counts against his opponent will score 10:7.
  • Any boxer who commits a foul will have points deducted from his score.