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Old 07-25-2013, 02:13 AM
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By Cliff Rold - Itís like a really violent game of red light, green light.

With seventeen weight classes only pounds apart, any spot on the scale can go from ho hum to hot damn fairly quick in the modern era. There is almost never a division devoid of high quality talent, but talent alone doesnít move the pulse. High quality matches do. Given the geography of the sport, it can sometimes be that the two best in a given class compete so far apart on the globe that no market exists to generate a fight between them.

For a division to get hot, it needs points of intersection. Intersection is most easily arrived at with depth.

Look at the best divisions in boxing in the last few years and they all share depth in common. Jr. Welterweight, Jr. Middleweight, Super Middleweight, and Cruiserweight have been and are continuing to churn out solid fights and satisfied crowds because there are too many well-matched fighters in the same place for anything less.

Bantamweight had a wild run for a few years; Jr. Featherweight took some of the best of that, mixed it with what was already there, and had a fun sprint over the last year and a half.

This Saturday, from Macau, China, for the second time this year on HBO2 (5:30 PM EST/PST), fans will get a good look at a division as hot as any of the above and it may only be the beginning of a run. [Click Here To Read More]
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:24 AM
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Not a bad idea.... Macau could be a hub that could spotlight flyweights that deserve attention. The only problem is... will Arum allow it?
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:57 PM
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108 lb. champions Gonzalez (25-0, 29 KO)


how do you get more KO then your fights total?

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:42 PM
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108 lb. champions Gonzalez (25-0, 29 KO)


how do you get more KO then your fights total?

LOL...transposed the #s. d'oh
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:14 PM
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I have always said that there are way too many weight classes and this article reinforces that. If I had my way, a lot of these weight classes would be eliminated, which would create fewer world champions, but more competitive and better fights. If it were my choice, the weight classes would be:

108, 115, 122, 130, 140, 147, 154, 160, 168, 175, 200 and heavyweight. There would be 12 weight classes instead of 17. If we did this and eliminated the bullsh.t such as interim, super, champion-in-recess and diamond champions, boxing would be much more exciting. All it would take is for someone like Floyd Mayweather saying he won't pay a sanctioning fee or fight for a bogus "super championship belt" or one major boxing commission such as Nevada or New York saying they won't recognize or allow these bogus belts to be contested in their states and things would change.

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:29 PM
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