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Old 07-14-2007, 07:19 AM   #26
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Default Re: Top 3 Fighters... In Last 30 Yrs ?

Originally Posted by Robbi
The last 15 round championship fight contested was when Samruth Sitnarupon beat Hwang In-Kyo over the distance for the IBF mini-flyweight title. Not long after Paez fought Grove.
If so, then I stand corrected. (My interest in boxing had already waned by that time.)

Concerning your fine post about dehydration, I agree completely that boxers should simply compete at whatever weight they happen to be at when in top condition. Henry Armstrong was perfectly comfortable defending the WW Title while weighing under the LW limit himself. SRL always started his training camps under the limit of the weight he would be competing at, and SRR dominated Joey Maxim while under the MW limit, and took two out of three from LaMotta while under the WW limit. The example set by their successes should instruct modern boxers not to weaken themselves in order to make weight. (Basilio only weighed 153 when he dethroned Robby.)
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