View Full Version : Depth of each division


Steak
04-28-2011, 04:20 PM
Number of ranked boxers fighting at the weight...
HW-1080
CW-901
LHW-822
SMW-869
MW-1178
LMW-1215
WW-1411
LWW-1461
LW-1517
SFW-1111
FW-1283
SBW-929
BW-901
Super Flyweight-651
Flyweight-729
Light Flyweight-470
Minimumweight-302

by ranking of depth....
1. Lightweight
2 Light Welterweight
3. Welterweight
4. Featherweight
5. Light Middleweight
6. Middleweight
7. Superfeatherweight
8. Heavyweight
9. Super Bantamweight
10. Cruiserweight/Bantamweight
11. Super Middleweight
12. Light Heavyweight
13. Flyweight
14. Super Flyweight
15. Light Flyweight
16. Minimumweight

Not too surprising results. Some quick thoughts on these numbers...

-Minimumweight is by FAR the weakest division. Men just arent naturally that small usually I guess.
-Until you get to Bantamweight, there isnt a lot of depth to each division. Those lower weight classes are only divided by like 2 or 3lbs...thats way too little. they need to condense these lower ones, its pointless.
-Not surprising at all, Lightweight-Welterweight are the deepest divisions. The historically most deep divisions of all time have always been Lightweight and Welterweight.
-After Middleweight there seemed to be a pretty big drop. I think that simply means people inflate themselves to try and make Heavyweight, since thats where the money is at.

Barnburner
04-28-2011, 04:32 PM
I thought the depthness ranking was an All-Time list at first. :lol1: