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Old 07-25-2010, 10:27 PM
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Default Henry Armstrong Catchweight Conspiracy Exposed!

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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Old 07-25-2010, 10:32 PM
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it's only wrong if its pacquiao doing it!
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:38 PM
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umm.. what conspiracy? & you arent exposing ****... this is common knowledge lol
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:38 PM
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There was no Super Lightweight or Junior Welterweight weight classes back then, 140 was not catch weight.

like you said there wwre only 8 weightclasses back then and 140 was'nt one of them, therefore 140 was a catchweight...
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:39 PM
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How about Sam Langford, did he do it too?

I'm actually asking by the way.


Still all the reason why the Heavyweights are King.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:40 PM
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like you said there wwre only 8 weightclasses back then and 140 was'nt one of them, therefore 140 was a catchweight...
I know, never mind I got confused, it's late here lol.
My bad, realized after I wrote it.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:44 PM
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When Henry Armstrong won the welterweight world title from Barney Ross, they both fought at a catchweight of 140 lbs.
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.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:50 PM
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How about Sam Langford, did he do it too?

I'm actually asking by the way.


Still all the reason why the Heavyweights are King.
Sam fought Jack Blackburn for the Welterweight title at a catch weight of 142, all the reason Heavies are king ?, I'd say Langford's best weight was MW.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:56 PM
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Sam fought Jack Blackburn for the Welterweight title at a catch weight of 142, all the reason Heavies are king ?, I'd say Langford's best weight was MW.
was that Langford's doing or Blackburn?




Yes, HW = King

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was that Langford's doing or Blackburn?


Yes, HW = King
Blackburn's doing, it was made so that even if Langford beat Blackburn, he would still be seen the legitimate title holder and Langford wouldn't, it was still ruled as a title fight though.
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