But sometimes a battle where a KO is achieved is actually shorter than the battle where it is not. Many opponents I've faced specifically set out to make me wait 2 minutes in the 4th round when they have badly lost, then abandon the fight just before timeout. In this case, a match which is actually abandoned took longer than if they'd played their card and let me have a KO, because in the abandoned example the round takes 2 minutes and in the KO example, if both players are prompt the last round only takes 20 seconds.
I know elo
isn't designed for KO missions but elo
score, I'm just pointing out that many people who abandon fights are not trying to save time at all. What you say about abandon fights saving time is only true when the person is prompt about abandoning, and in many cases they aren't they just do it as they are sore about losing.
I don't want to argue, but it is clear many people (category A) think abandoning fights (ASAP) is good sportsmanship as it prioritises time saving, and many others (category B) prioritise being allowed obvious KOs in elo
instead. What I think also needs to be acknowledged is letting the battle timeout or even abandoning 2 seconds before timeout is
sportsmanship whether you look at it from the point of view of category A or category B, but the category A people deny the scenario mentioned ever happens when I many others have it happen to them all the time.