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Hello Mr. Rose my question is in 12 round bout my brother says when the fight goes the distance that the fight ended in 12 round.I have to disagree I say it should be stated AFTER 12 rounds of boxing there is a decision . otherwise if it ended in 12 round it should be in tree minutes of the 12 round am I correct?I hope you understand my question
Thank You Hector


Not sure I understand your question but if I am correct, you are asking if a fight can be called a 12 round fight before the final bell after the 12th round.

No it cannot. You can only say a fight goes 12 rounds when the 12th round has been completed and the bell has sounded after three minutes.

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