Re: Tommy Hearns was not dehydrated or weight drained vs SRL
I don't think he was dehydrated but I think it's self evident that the training camp would have been geared more compeletely towards making the weight as opposed to preparing the fighter for the fight. They are not one and the same and it does represent a disadvantage.
Of course there are also serious advantages to boiling down. Leonard beat a guy who's dimensions are more those of a MW, a big one. That should be taken into account too.
Another good example is Hollyfield and his spell at 175. He could bully the guys he was in with but he couldn't train properly because he was so geared to weight making.