Bridgerweight

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Hattonmad, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Hattonmad

    Hattonmad Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The new 224 pound belt the WBC have created. What are your thoughts about it?

    I'd rather it didn't happen but there's no doubt there's a big gap between the small heavyweights and the really big guys like Fury and Joshua.

    I'd rather a 'bridgerweight' division than a superheavyweight division.
     
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  2. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Awful name.

    Awful, awful, awful.
     
  3. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    No thanks!

    could see hunter and usyk ruling that division though
     
  4. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't mind the division myself, the name however is a bit silly. I also would have had the weight somewhere arounf the 215-218 mark as well.
     
  5. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Every single aspect of this new division is awful

    From its name, the fact it will take away from a competitive HW division, and the slimy WBC looking to recoup more sanctioning fees

    I hate it
     
  6. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 5x WBK Champ Full Member

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    The only thing that would've made sense was to change the weight limits slightly to bridge (pardon the pun) the ridiculous gap between 175-200. Anything else makes no sense, but this is especially ridiculous
     
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  7. @Maley

    @Maley Active Member Full Member

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    Isn't the name of the division in regards to the little boy who saved his sister from a dog and ended up with life changing injuries. The lads a big boxing fan. I'm sure I've seen fury send him a video and wbc sent him a belt.
     
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  8. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 5x WBK Champ Full Member

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    Yes, Bridger Walker I think the kid's name is
     
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  9. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    made for clenboy
    to gain another title
     
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  10. Glenn McKrory

    Glenn McKrory New Member Full Member

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  11. Work the body

    Work the body Well-Known Member Full Member

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    yea I’ve always thought this. Is there a particular reason why that gap is so big anyone know?
     
  12. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Mexican beef farmer Full Member

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    Bolloxweight would seem a much more appropriate name to me.
     
  13. titanic

    titanic Boxing Addict Full Member

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    WBC - (We Blow Canelo) , is just creating The Bridge instead of Walls :D:aplastao:
     
  14. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    I don't think he'd do this because he's in the legacy building stage of his career and clearly relishes a challenge... but it looks like a perfect opportunity for Usyk to be a 2 weight world champ.

    He's perfect for the weight and would probably win it fairly easily.

    Can't see it happening though, he's made it clear he's after Joshua and/or Fury.
     
  15. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me at all if the big dosser is the 1st champ of this farce..in fact it may well have been created for the man especially.
     
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