Best weight division?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by SeanK, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Welterweight history excites me maybe more than any other division as so many of my favourites fought there.
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  2. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    The heavyweight division is historically the most shallow in talent and the most bereft of skill excluding minimum and fly. It is the division whose talent is the rarest in the pool in that many regions do not produce large athletes and it is the division most pilfered by other major sports.

    Middle is my favorite but welter and light are the deepest.
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  3. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Bantam, Fly, Feather and Lightweight are my favourites. I feel as though once you get past Welter they become a little too big?
    Though I am a fan of countless guys at middle I just think the best skill is displayed by the little guys.
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  4. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    I never understood how someone who watches boxing can like Heavyweight most of all despite it having the least "boxing".
  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Heavyweight is actually a viable option in terms of P4P talent doing their best work there. It'd include Bob Fitzsimmons, Sam Langford, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali.
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  6. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Heavyweight has normally generated the most interest and the most money. I know there have been times when other Divisions have pulled in the money, usually because of one individual, but, over the long haul, it's aways been the Heavyweights.
  7. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

    Oct 25, 2020
    In terms of a vast array of great talent over time, welterweight to me. So many ATG's fought at WW at some point in their careers. Both Sugar Rays, Armstrong, Duran, Sweet Pea and Floyd, Pac man and Hearns. Very subjective of course. And not all those fighters were their best at Welter, but it just an example of the great talents that went through that division.
  8. thistle

    thistle Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    the Little Big Men, the Middles.

    Skilled, Strong, tough and sizable enough to fight the Real Big Men, but Lean, Athletic and Slick like Flyweights and the smaller fighters.

    I think second to HW the Middle have captured the Fans, the Media and the Money, but again like many have said, lightweight has equally pumped out some amount of named Fighters.

    but the Greatest Prize in Sport will probably always be HW, now S-HW, because, they are 'supposed to be the Baddest man on the Planet... at one time that was more palpable than the present.
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  9. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    they are all good at different times.. How can it be picked.
  10. clinikill

    clinikill Active Member Full Member

    May 24, 2010
    Middleweights, followed by welters, and then the heavies.
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  11. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Hard to say, since it's debatable to what extent the old divisions even still exist. They got split into a million sub-sub-weights, fractured their belts to prevent lineage from being established, and are now all host to rehydrated fighters from 1 or 2 weight classes north of them.

    If we say middleweight had the best talent, for example...which "middleweight" are we talking? Traditional middleweight, or the current weight class with 160+ pound rehydrated people? But note that 160 only has a fraction of the traditional talent, since there's also junior middleweight. And you've got 4 belt holders. Because you gotta have 4 belt holders.
  12. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Have to agree George. Add in Harold Johnson, Jimmy Bivins much of black murders row, Foster, Spinks, Moorer,Maxim etc
  13. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    1. Robinson
    2. Hagler
    3. Monzon
    4. Greb
    5. Ketchel
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  14. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    I've always thought welter followed by middle and heavyweight.
  15. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Heavyweight is the flagship division but talentwise Welterweights have been more consistent.