I have been in contact with the North Dakota Boxing Commission. I must say, they have been great to work with. I have received the official score cards, and after reviewing them, the third round is where there may have been some problems in scoring. In the second round, Peterson put Archambault on the mat and the scores were 8,10/9,10/8,10. The third, I was told there was a knock down of Archambault again, but can not confirm with commission or Minot newspaper if it were a slip or knock down. The scores for this round were 8,10/10,9/10,9. The one judge making it a 8,10 for Ronnie would lead me to believe that too was a knock down. Below is a round by round scoring tally.
RD 1. 10,9/ 10,9/ 10,9 - for Archambault
RD 2. 8,10/ 9,10/ 8,10 - for Peterson
RD 3. 8,10/ 10,9/ 10,9 – first judge for Peterson other two for Archambault
RD 4. 10,9/ 10,9/ 10,9 – for Archambault
According to most I have talked to, it would be very difficult to change the scoring in this fight. Reviewing and changing scores is a slippery slope, and there is a human element in scoring that can go either way. I have been assured that this will be looked at, but more than likely, the only thing that can happen, is a review of judges.
This is boxing, an everyone knows that if left to the judges, it is out of your hands. According to all who have gotten back to me, it sounds like it was just a bad decision, it happens in all sports with judging. I would like to thank those at the Minot Daily News and the North Dakota Boxing Commission for their help. I do have an email in to get a copy of the fight. We will post the video, if and when we get it.