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Old 11-08-2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default My Weight Class?

I fluctuate between 125 to 130 every once in a while. Just wondering what my considered weight class would be.

Also, just on the side, I'm 5'6" and I have a 65" reach. I was just wondering what the typical height/reach is for people in my weight class.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: My Weight Class?

It would really depend on your body type and how you feel at a particular weight. I don't think anyone on this board could give you a definitive answer. IMO, 125lbs seems like a good weight for that height in terms of boxing. Do you honestly think you and drop even more weight without compromising your strength and overall health?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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Not sure what you're asking lol. I just want reassurance that I'm not too short or anything for my weight. And if I were I would start training now to learn to slip punches to move close to taller opponents.
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He's basically saying you should fight at the lightest weight possible w/out sacrificing performance & health. So if it's 125, great, if you can drop a few to a lighter weight class and still perform well, then better.

Being too short is relative to your style & athleticism. But at 125, 130 - you're probably close to average height. Won't see too many guys over 5'8/5'9.

Your reach is average too. Many say average reach is tied to your height. So someone who is 5'6 should have an average reach of 66 inches. Your reach is 1 inch shorter, which roughly translates to less than 1/2 inch per arm (below average). Which in my opinion is negligible .

Sounds like you're just starting out training. My advice, don't overthink this. Go out and enjoy training, and sparring. Develop your style - then worry about what weight class you should be in.
If you're young (i.e. in your teens) especially, you have some growing up to do - so no use pigeonholing yourself into one class or style of fighter - even after years of training, fighters still find themselves making adjustments to their technique & style.
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