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Old 07-25-2010, 11:24 PM #21
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When Henry Armstrong won the welterweight world title from Barney Ross, they both fought at a catchweight of 140 lbs.

And as mentioned earlier, Sugar Ray Leonard fought for and defended world titles at catchweights too.
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No. They didn't. Armstrong was supposed to come in at a required higher weight but that got scrubbed...Ross weighed 142, come as he was. Armstrong gave up almost ten pounds.

The sheer number of dumb hank threads today is mind boggling.
Rold owning *******s left and right...

I was about to do the same, since I would've sworn Armstrong took more than a few fights at double digit weight disadvantages while he was growing into welterweight. Panda schooled them on the Leonard situation too.

Don't know why these idiots insist on looking stupid without actually researching.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:41 PM #22
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Was this a scheduled catchweight? Ross weighed in at 141-143 for the last 17 of his fights.

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Didn't mean to seem rude; just pointing out the catchweight idea isn't the same. There wasn't a firm ceiling in the first place and 142 was a fairly typical Welter limit at the time.
Thank you for spreading knowledge. Didn't know that.

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