Bridgerweight

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  1. ruffryders

    ruffryders New Member Full Member

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    But Wilder wants to be HEAVYWEIGHT champ, so if anything its working against him as he will have to put weight on now.
     
  2. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'll be interested to see who wants to be involved in this division, maybe a boycott of it will see it go away, it's a silly idea.
     
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  3. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Bridgerweight champion Full Member

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    The WBC have stated they ARE now dropping the cruiserweight limit to 190lbs. That's better in the long run IMO to bridge the gap between light heavy and cruiser, but seems a bit unfair on their current cruiserweight champion Makabu who would now need to drop down to 190 to defend his belt.
     
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  4. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm guessing Makabu would automatically become the Bridgerweight champion or get first dibs on fighting for the belt.
     
  5. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! Always poor, never bored (IDLES) Full Member

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    Would this not make more sense?

    168 - Super Middleweight.
    180 - Light Cruiserweight
    195 - Cruiserweight
    215 - Light Heavyweight
    215+ Heavyweight.

    Seems more logical to myself both in Names and Weights.

    A slight increase in each weight as you go up from 12 - 15 - 20lbs.

    Has to be better, safer and healthier than the current 25lbs jump from 175 - 200.
     
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  6. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    If there's a world title and shallow competetion there's always going to be a few people willing to pay the fees for the attention.

    I can't wait to see an obese Middleweight fight a cruiserweight club fighter for the title.
     
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  8. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Agreed. Have a division at 190 and move CW limit to 205/210
     
  9. Holler

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

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    Oh how I hate this name.

    This also demonstrates what a ****ed up sport this is. The wbc are making up their own weight class for their own financial gain. What wh
     
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  10. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It’ll be just another reason to put the words world title onto a meaningless belt.
    A 220 pound fighter is a heavyweight.
     
  11. Girlfighter

    Girlfighter New Member Full Member

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    Exactly. They could have brought the Cruiserweight limit to its original 190 LBS. And their new division could have capped off at 210 LBS.
     
  12. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    It would be the first time a division has been named after a person. Should be after a great boxer, if the wbc have their way.
    Imagine Buffer bellowing out this suggestion, it will sound ridiculous!