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Old 05-18-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default At 5"8 what weight class is better suited for me?

I'm a 2 - 1 amateur boxer from the Bronx

I'm 5"8 and walk around 165 lbs

wondering if I'm better off at the 152 weight class?

Your thoughts? My reach is average, most of my weight comes from my legs (I squat and dead lift over 400, hip thrust over 500, leg extention 600, and do a lot of kettlebell training)
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: At 5"8 what weight class is better suited for me?

it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight inside the dog.

train hard, eat whats right and take care of your body. then fight where you end up. if you gotta limit food and water intake the evening before and on the day of the weigh-ins then do it, but don't starve yourself to make some unnatural weight. weigh-in, get something to eat, replenish your water and go into a fight strong instead of going in already weakened by drastic weight cutting.

booker t word won a usba title at light-heavy and he was probably only 5-7 tall

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: At 5"8 what weight class is better suited for me?

This isn't something one can answer easily because it really depends on your build and your lifestyle.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight inside the dog.

train hard, eat whats right and take care of your body. then fight where you end up. if you gotta limit food and water intake the evening before and on the day of the weigh-ins then do it, but don't starve yourself to make some unnatural weight. weigh-in, get something to eat, replenish your water and go into a fight strong instead of going in already weakened by drastic weight cutting.

booker t word won a usba title at light-heavy and he was probably only 5-7 tall
This. Your body will tell you what weight you should fight at.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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I think it is not a big issue, Body weight is ideal for this fight. But anyhow you need to very care of body figure. You eat those foods that are full of energy and absence of negative ingredients. But this body power will be remain at a same stage. Keep hard training for boxing.

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Default Re: At 5"8 what weight class is better suited for me?

I personally like fighting in a class which i dont struggle with weights.
Do alot of cardio cut whatever you think is needed do lifting and then re-avaluate.
And decide what you want to do.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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Default Re: At 5"8 what weight class is better suited for me?

height isn't a whole lot of info. style of fight, body type, speed/stamina/strength, and whole lot of other attributes come into play. i'd just ask your coach or other boxers preferably more experienced
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #8
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There is no real weight someone should fight at, based on their height.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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I would avoid bragging.
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Your way too short for your weight.
Your giving away too much reach.
If your fighting marshmellows, then maybe it doesnt matter.
Against a 5'10 --- 6' boxer thats any good, you are going to have problems.
Oh, by the way,
no one gives a shit on what you can squat.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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I squat and dead lift over 400, hip thrust over 500, leg extention 600
Videos or it didn't happen.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:48 AM   #13
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Your way too short for your weight.
Your giving away too much reach.
If your fighting marshmellows, then maybe it doesnt matter.
Against a 5'10 --- 6' boxer thats any good, you are going to have problems.
Oh, by the way,
no one gives a shit on what you can squat.
uneducated words up there, thread starter should just dismiss rodneys skewed and distorted view of the situation.


again, it's not the size of the dog that counts.

i fought plenty of guys who towered over me in height and I came out with wins far more often than losses, where there is a will there is a way.

if mike tyson went by your theory then he never would have even tried to put the gloves on.
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uneducated words up there, thread starter should just dismiss rodneys skewed and distorted view of the situation.


again, it's not the size of the dog that counts.

i fought plenty of guys who towered over me in height and I came out with wins far more often than losses, where there is a will there is a way.

if mike tyson went by your theory then he never would have even tried to put the gloves on.
Dream on.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:12 AM   #15
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Default Re: At 5"8 what weight class is better suited for me?

how about you just wait and see how your weight goes with dieting and training before you make any decisions, personally when i got back into boxing after a few years out i was weighing about 92kg, ended up fighting back down at 60kg a year later.
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