View Full Version : The Heavyweight division is really for Cruiserweights?


Dubious-Dutch
06-08-2009, 10:11 PM
There WAS a cruiserweight division. They just called it heavyweight back then. Who cares whether they called 150lbs vs 150lbs "heavyweight" in the medieval ages. It stays 150lbs.

Schmeling vs Joe Louis (192 vs 198) WAS NOTHING BUT a cruiserweight fight.

Do you boxing historians agree?

Ziggy Stardust
06-08-2009, 10:22 PM
Do you boxing historians agree?

It's idiotic.....but just the kind of tripe I expect from that crowd. It's an alt in anycase.

Poet

Dubious-Dutch
06-08-2009, 10:23 PM
It's idiotic.....but just the kind of tripe I expect from that crowd. It's an alt in anycase.

Poet

The poster must not like any old timers.

#1Assassin
06-08-2009, 10:27 PM
the old timers would break there foot clean of in the ass of any of todays HWs.

end thread.

TheGreatA
06-08-2009, 10:43 PM
Louis usually weighed above 200 pounds and beat many men who weighed 200 lbs and over (including 255 lb Abe Simon, 260 lb Primo Carnera, 237 lb Buddy Baer)

The cruiserweight limit was 190 lbs until a few years ago anyway. Roy only weighed 193 when he beat Ruiz yet he was recognized as a legitimate heavyweight title holder.