Originally Posted by Fitzgerald90
If your in England and a AM boxer try to fight in either the 54,57 or 60 at the most weight divisions. Anything over that and the boys are alot bigger and will natrually be stronger
How can you tell what his build is like or how strong he is? Do you equate height to strength?
It's really quite foolish how so many in the boxing world try to encourage the athletes to drain themselves to get to an unnatural weight just to gain an advantage that won't make anywhere near as much a difference on performance as being hydrated and fuelled up would.
Train hard, eat well and if you fall a little bit over a weight class then sure, lose a kilo or two of water weight for the fight. But when you see lean people trying to drop 5 kilos to make a weight class because of their lack of height it's just ridiculous.
You look at lots of top Russian boxers and they're often shorter and softer than their opponents but instead of focusing on beating the scales they focus on beating their opponents.