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Old 02-15-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Fighters who would of benefitted from a super middleweight division

Before the super middleweight division was created in the 80's. Who would have benefitted from having a 168 lb division if it was one of the original weight classes?
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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**** Tiger
Jake LaMotta

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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**** Tiger
Jake LaMotta
I would add Gene Fullmer....he was a tank.

Of course Harry Greb & Mickey Walker both went up and down
thru that weight range.

And maybe Carlos Monzon would have gone up in the mid-70's and took that title too.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Fighters who would of benefitted from a super middleweight division

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Before the super middleweight division was created in the 80's. Who would have benefitted from having a 168 lb division if it was one of the original weight classes?
Harry Greb
Jock Mcavoy
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How many do you want in the time available?

Tommy Burns (hell he would probably still be champion now)

Sam Langford (if god forbid, he ever got to fight for a title)

Dixie Kid

Philadelphia Jack O'Brien

Jack Dillon

Jack Delaney

SMW is pwehaps the most justified of the new divisions. It has always been well populated by talent. There is a band of fighters who were great midleweights and light heavies who would have had a shot at being the best ever at 168.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Fighters who would of benefitted from a super middleweight division

i do dispise those people who have disdain for the non original wieghts.
who have only respect for the original 8 wieghts.

the super-middlewieght division was a needed division. people like **** tiger who just couldnt make middlewieght but was way too small for light heavies would of enjoyed a 168 pound division.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:34 PM   #7
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Honestly, there are fighters in need of EVERY division and even if only a dozen men benefit from one of the newer divisions, than why not?

Not too difficult to work out a catch weight fight, choose WHAT division you prefer, and so on.

What's the harm of them?
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