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A Constructive Comment on “Rematches in Boxing and Other Sporting Eventsâ€

Shane Sanders

Journal of Sports Economics, 2008, vol. 9, issue 1, 96-99

Abstract: In the following note, I derive part of the boxing contest model developed by Amegashie and Kutsoati (2005), correct an error in its solution, and show that their main result may extend to a larger set of boxing contests. Specifically, there may well be a class of boxing matches in which two competitors will put forth greater aggregate efforts in response to a greater likelihood of a rematch, regardless of the degree to which their abilities differ. The revised solution is constructive in the sense that it builds upon the main result of Amegashie and Kutsoati.

Keywords: boxing; contests; current effort; mandatory rematch clause; probability of rematch (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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