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


  • Shane Sanders

    (Auburn University, Montgomery)


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.

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  • Shane Sanders, 2008. "A Constructive Comment on “Rematches in Boxing and Other Sporting Eventsâ€," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 9(1), pages 96-99, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:jospec:v:9:y:2008:i:1:p:96-99

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