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Old 10-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Why are there so many weight classes in boxing?

Who benefits from them? Certainly not new fans. What do you,the veterans of ESB think?
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Sanctioning fees.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why are there so many weight classes in boxing?

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Who benefits from them? Certainly not new fans. What do you,the veterans of ESB think?
>Who benefits from them?<
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I DO, I can become the ABC (Alternative Boxing Consortioum) light-junior superfly weight of the Tri-State region since I'm the only pro boxer in the area at between 113&1/4 and 113&3/4 lbs!
I have a dehydration specialist in my camp so I will be my usual 126 lbs on fight night This gives me about a 6 weight class advantage over piss ant 'natural' Light-junior superflyweights. So Now I will have me a regional title to promote and defend for more MONEY It enhances my reputation and career value and lessens the chance my management will put me in the ring against a real live boxer and cash me out for the 30 pieces of silver I might actually be worth!
Of course I might have to go all the way up light junior Bantyweight at 115&1/8 to get a fight but if I lose that I can claim I was fighting 2 division above my best weight!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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3lbs is a massive change in weight, no one can be expected to fight a guy 3lbs or more bigger.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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3lbs is a massive change in weight, no one can be expected to fight a guy 3lbs or more bigger.
There is a difference. Ivan Calderon proved that. But yeah, generally unnecessary and all about $.
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