A standing eight-count, sometimes known as a protection count, occurs when the referee calls a halt to the fight and awards an eight-count to a boxer who has not been knocked down but seems to be harmed. The referee will assess if the fighter is fit to continue during this period.
A standing eight-count is treated the same as a knockdown when scoring a fight.
All amatuers use standing eight-counts as a normal method.
“There is NO Standing (8) Count,” according to the unified regulations of the Association of Boxing Commissions.
The standing eight-count is not permitted in IBF, WBA, WBC, or WBO title fights.
The standing eight-count is in place in the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.