Matt Podgorski & The Pod Index

February 18th, 2013

 

 Matt Podgorski, part of a three-generation boxing family in Chicago, wondered if there were a legitimate way to quantify his own abilities as a professional boxing judge -- a curiousity that led to "The Pod Index," a mathematical formula for comparing judges to their peers.

 Podgorski, a numbers-cruncher by trade, explained his method in detail on the Feb. 17, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, and also discussed his upbringing in a family in which his father, his brother, two uncles and his grandfather all stepped into the ring. Though his grandfather fought just once, the man who worked his corner for that amateur fight was the greatest football player of his era, Red Grange, "The Galloping Ghost." His father, now a world-class referee and judge, beat Johnny Lira and Randy Shields, he and his two brothers fought both amateur and professionally.

 Podgorski, a college professor, gave us a fascinating interview. Enjoy.

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