Here’s what Wikidepia says about a Standing Eight Count:
A standing eight count, also known as a protection count, is a boxing judgment call made by a referee during a bout. When invoked, the referee stops the action and counts to eight. A boxer can take 3 standing eight counts in a round. During that time the referee will determine if the boxer can continue.
It was designed to protect boxers by allowing the referee to step in and give an overwhelmed fighter an eight-second respite. Standing eight counts by the referee are scored the same as a knockdown, whether the boxer was knocked down or not.
So it happens when a boxer is “overwhelmed” — dazed, paralyzed, but not out of the fight altogether.
In other words, the way a lot of us adults get when we are around our parents.
The ways that parent-child relationships evolve when the child becomes an adult are fascinating indeed.
Especially when the “child” has to care for the parent in life’s last days.
We’ll explore some of those challenges and blessings this Sunday as The Fight Of Your Life continues.
Ringside seats available.
8:30. 10. 11:30.