A constructive comment on "Rematches in boxing and other sporting events"

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sports Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Boxing
  • Contests
  • Current effort
  • Mandatory rematch clause
  • Probability of rematch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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