View Full Version : cutting in amateurs


mgkirkpatrick
02-19-2009, 08:03 AM
for those that fight.. do you cut weight? and if so how much do you, or would you?

rj_ct
02-19-2009, 11:23 AM
i'll get down to 147-148 dieting and working out, then cut the rest in water weight. i'll fight at 152 for for local shows, but for tournaments i get down to 141.

everyone's body is different. i cut 10 pounds before 1 fight and i felt and fought fine.

cusd'amatokid
02-19-2009, 04:20 PM
i'll be naturally at 168, and before a fight i'll start eating right and training harder and ill get 160 but very healthy. i still could cut bout 5 more if i had to

Squabbles94806
02-19-2009, 04:54 PM
I try not to cut weight. That ***** drains me. i'd rather slowly lose weight while i get in shape. 148lbs. That's the lowest i've ever weighed. I'm in good fight shape. Physically fit, not mentally though. I gotta cut mental weight.

mgkirkpatrick
02-20-2009, 03:37 AM
i intend to eat right and exercise my way to 72 kgs then lose then sweat out the last 3 kilos to fight at welter. shouldnt be a problem. ill do trials obviously.

PunchDrunk
02-20-2009, 04:27 AM
i'll be naturally at 168, and before a fight i'll start eating right and training harder and ill get 160 but very healthy. i still could cut bout 5 more if i had to

There's no 160 division in amateur boxing smart guy. Now make us believe you actually fight.... :pat:

Most of my guys cut weight. My most experienced guy walks around 6-8 lbs above his weight. He cuts water weight pretty easily, he'll lose 6 lbs in an hour of light training in a sweat suit, and rehydrate with no problems. Some kids have a much harder time though...

kryo
02-20-2009, 04:32 AM
160 to 141

KostyaTszyu44
02-20-2009, 05:29 AM
i last fought at 46 kg (101 lbs) but weighed in at 45 kg and really could have fought at 44 kg, but i had a good fight set up at 46 kgs division so meh, i was kinda dieting then, i ate well most of the time, but ate junk and that about 1-2 times per week...and nah i didnt really cut weight, just didnt eat before i weighed in

that was in november, ive grown slightly taller and filled out a bit since then, i had a break and weighed 51 or 52, then got back into training about 6 weeks ago and im now pretty fit and lean again at 49-50 kgs, so i grew a bit..im eating well 6 days a week, and then eating whatever i want on one day...ill make the 48 kg division pretty easily, just wont eat before i weigh in, maybe a little sweating if i have too


i could maybe make 46 again if i dieted strictly (like not have my one day a week where i eat treats) and sweated a bit...but i dont really see the point, its not like ill have some massive advantage, and ive got a six pack and am lean at 48....

so no i dont cut weight lol i guess thats the point

Del Coqui
02-20-2009, 05:48 AM
i intend to eat right and exercise my way to 72 kgs then lose then sweat out the last 3 kilos to fight at welter. shouldnt be a problem. ill do trials obviously.

as long as its a next day fight or tournament you can get away with it, make weight then pedialyte or gatorade

cusd'amatokid
02-20-2009, 10:38 AM
There's no 160 division in amateur boxing smart guy. Now make us believe you actually fight.... :pat:

Most of my guys cut weight. My most experienced guy walks around 6-8 lbs above his weight. He cuts water weight pretty easily, he'll lose 6 lbs in an hour of light training in a sweat suit, and rehydrate with no problems. Some kids have a much harder time though...

listen *******, i never said there was a 160 division , i fight at 160 in the 165 division. thats where im healthiest. and i do fight, i just won eastern ny sub novice golden gloves and will be fighting at the state finals in april. So stop trying to make smart remarcks :nono:

rj_ct
02-20-2009, 10:47 AM
listen *******, i never said there was a 160 division , i fight at 160 in the 165 division. thats where im healthiest. and i do fight, i just won eastern ny sub novice golden gloves and will be fighting at the state finals in april. So stop trying to make smart remarcks :nono:

yo, who is this? are you that really tall black dude that fights out of cus d'amato's? if so, i saw your first fight in saratoga. you looked sharp for your first fight. i lost in 141 novice finals by the way.

cusd'amatokid
02-20-2009, 01:26 PM
im the short italian looking kid at 165, from catskill the other guy isnt on this sight

ophqui
02-20-2009, 01:45 PM
cant talk in pounds, i drop from 58kg walking to 54kg boxing, could probably do 51 at a push but i dont really think its worth it

rj_ct
02-20-2009, 02:55 PM
im the short italian looking kid at 165, from catskill the other guy isnt on this sight

i honestly don't remember. good luck in the ny finals though.

PunchDrunk
02-20-2009, 03:08 PM
listen *******, i never said there was a 160 division , i fight at 160 in the 165 division. thats where im healthiest. and i do fight, i just won eastern ny sub novice golden gloves and will be fighting at the state finals in april. So stop trying to make smart remarcks :nono:

So you walk around at 168, your division is 165, and you cut down to 160, so your opponents will have a 5 lb weight advantage? Haha!

cusd'amatokid
02-20-2009, 04:22 PM
i honestly don't remember. good luck in the ny finals though.

thanks, too bad u lost in your fight
i lost my first at saratoga but it was a match bout so i could move on

cusd'amatokid
02-20-2009, 04:25 PM
So you walk around at 168, your division is 165, and you cut down to 160, so your opponents will have a 5 lb weight advantage? Haha!

yea but its not an advantage when im in my best condition, im slower wieghing 165 so the five pounds doesnt matter to me. I perform my best at 160 but i want put on some muscle because i am lean and have the room to still be in the same class

Domey
02-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Fighting at 165 when you weigh 160? You have no idea how big of a factor 5 lbs is, but then again, you're novice. Step into the open class, you wont want anyone having a weight advantage like that. Either fit yourself into 165, or visit the 156lb class.

I have cut weight before. I really do not need to do it now. I fight at 125(Will be 126 I am turning pro next month), and have had one fight at 132. I had to cut 17 lbs last year for the gloves. It takes alot out of you.

Cutting weight is fine, but going to the extreme I went, for amatures, is NOT healthy. I was dieting like a pro, and having to weigh and fight the same night. Lesson learned the hard way.

cusd'amatokid
02-20-2009, 09:31 PM
well like i said in the last post i have room to put on some muscle and am planning to do that, actually i am doing that as i get ready for my next fight in april, ive thought about dropping a class but i know i'd be weak and im only 16 so my body is still growing

TheTruthIs
02-21-2009, 09:43 AM
Fighting at 165 when you weigh 160? You have no idea how big of a factor 5 lbs is, but then again, you're novice. Step into the open class, you wont want anyone having a weight advantage like that. Either fit yourself into 165, or visit the 156lb class.

I have cut weight before. I really do not need to do it now. I fight at 125(Will be 126 I am turning pro next month), and have had one fight at 132. I had to cut 17 lbs last year for the gloves. It takes alot out of you.

Cutting weight is fine, but going to the extreme I went, for amatures, is NOT healthy. I was dieting like a pro, and having to weigh and fight the same night. Lesson learned the hard way.

I've fought at 165 weighing in at 160, last 2 fights, both against guys who were right at 165 in opens. I walk around at 158 so either cut to 153-54 or try to add to 165 for fights. Just can't get there, no matter how hard I try to load up. Got to 162 for the scales, but by fight time was 160 dead on...I suspect my opponents were prob. 167-69.

It isn't ideal, obv, but you do what you have to if you want matches.