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Old 11-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #61
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Default Re: how effective would the lighter heavyweights be today?

Originally Posted by Absolutely! View Post
Honestly, I'm not quite sure what we're arguing about here. We all more or less seem to be on the same page.

- Bulking up for the sake of bulking up is mostly worthless.

- Strength training (which can result in increased muscle mass) can be beneficial if the strength training is geared towards improving your natural attributes.

- Not all fighters have the frame to carry increased muscle mass, nor the styles to benefit from it.

- A smaller fighter who happens to be very skilled and athletic can overcome a bulkier fighter using speed and explosivity.

Have I missed anything?
We're not arguing, we agree. For a boxer to compete with genuinely elite superheavyweights they need to be above 200 pounds.

The question is could the likes of Dempsey and Walcott successfully put on the extra 2 stone without a huge detriment to style and ability?
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