|02-10-2013, 04:00 AM||#11|
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140 is pretty decent, so is 154, and 160.
147 and 168 is garb.
|02-10-2013, 05:05 AM||#12|
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147 is a sh*t division. The two best fighters won't fight each other and the rest is made up by boxers who don't belong there trying to get a bite at them.
|02-10-2013, 07:11 AM||#13|
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154 is good with cotto, canelo, trout, martinez
160 has some good fighters and some good prospects
168 is solid as well - problem is ward has beat them all!!!
200+ is the worst
|02-10-2013, 07:16 AM||#14|
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Name wise, 140-147, but things might change soon.
154 and 160 are also good.
I don't think the mix between Jr Welterweight and WW is such an issue, the 7lbs difference is around 5% at the weigh in, most fighters just need to rehidratate a bit less than usual.
It's not the same for a 200lbs Cruiser though, by fighting a 240lbs guy the difference would be around 16%, 13% by fighting a 230 lbs guy.
As for the worst class, HW.
|02-10-2013, 07:41 AM||#16|
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|02-10-2013, 07:50 AM||#17|
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Seems like in recent years, 140 has been the hotbed division compared to the historically glamorous welterweight class.
|02-10-2013, 11:04 AM||#18|
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Hot divisons for me: 140, 154, 160, 168
Worst: probably 135, it is pretty weak.
140, 154 don't really need justification. 160 has a lot of contenders, all are pretty decent. 168 is usually thought of as weak because Ward is top of the pack. But theres so many up and comers, as well as the fights that could be made there. Kessler, Froch, Abraham, Bute (if he returns), Degale, Groves, Dirrell has decided to make a comeback. We can also see what Oosthuizen is going to be like, as well as Rodriguez and also see what Stieglitz does with his career. Best part of 168 is the lack of Goldenboy/Toprank, so matchups can actually be made.
|02-10-2013, 11:53 AM||#20|
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I've been involved in the boxing game for a little over 50 years and the worst heavyweight class is happening right now!!! The Marciano era wasn't much better when you compare talent levels but that era had fighters who came to fight where as this era has a lack of effort to win from my vantage point!
Also the Light Heavy weight class (161-175)lbs is as weak as its ever been, probably the weakest EVER!!
The strongest seems to be 140 thru 160lbs. Welters/Middles! Atleast 12 guys that have decent talent levels to very good talent and most of their efforts are good!
There are a few fighters that are very good technically;
and a few others tht have some pop and look as thogh their ready to make a big splash;
.......................this is NOT an overly talented era in boxing but if we have some of the above make a concerted effort to get in max condition and be willing to win at all cost we can have some great bouts.
The attention paid to maintaining undefeated status is ruining the oportunity to have better match ups. If the guys like Mayweather weren't in so "easy" as they came up they'd probably have a good fight loss on the record that would have made them much better fighters (ala Leonard vs Duran) in Rays loss it was still one of his best outings!! To many so-called great fighters refuse to challenge themselfs so the boxing scene has become all entertainers instead of "all in fighters"! It maybe good for the individual but it hurts boxing big time!! Ray Corso
Last edited by Ray Corso; 02-10-2013 at 11:58 AM.
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