Cruiserweight and Heavyweight thread.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by houmzz, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Active Member Full Member

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    Disappointingly, the WBC seems hell-bent on making it one and is willing to ruin its own Cruiserweight class to make it a reality.

    I hope that 6 months from now you speak the truth - because I think it's an awful idea.
     
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  2. Surrix

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    Well, maybe it is not bad idea.
    A lot of boxers are suitable for this weight in limits but they are even " smaller " than Pov at 224-225-228 lbs. They are called as too small for HW and too large for CW if they have to work too much to make weight. Maintain very low fat % etc.
    For boxing orgs ofc this is good. More belts = more fees.
     
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  3. BeantownAll

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    Yes - that is very definitely true. Bridgerweight is logical for some fighters given their builds.

    My concern is not Bridgerweight, itself. My concern is that the other federations will follow the WBC's lead and cap Cruiserweight at 190 lbs. This would mean:

    LHW - 168-174 lb limit
    CW: 175-190 lbs
    BW: 191-224 lbs

    It's going to give CW even greater problems attracting and retaining fighters.
     
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  4. Inglis_1

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    Jeremiah Milton will face Rodney Moore in a 6 rounder on May 1.
     
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  5. Manu Vatuvei

    Manu Vatuvei Active Member Full Member

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    That’s the first time I’ve ever heard SBW described as too small :dunno

    He’s not as tall as Fury/Wilder/Joshua but he’s taller than the likes of Parker, Whyte, probably Pulev etc etc (you can’t trust the listed heights for this...SBW is right around 6’4” or a shade less, none of those other guys are)

    ....and he’s 240lb without an ounce of fat on him

    Of course, it’s all academic as he’s not going to be fighting any elites anyway
     
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  7. BeantownAll

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    Early days for Mitlon - but he might be worth keeping an eye on. He was in the Joyce camp for the Dubois fight last year.

    Looks like the Rodney Moore fight has vanished on Boxrec, though.
     
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  8. BeantownAll

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    Thanks. Yes, I am in the USA.
     
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  9. Inglis_1

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    Waste of time fight not that I rate Wardley tbh. He's a KO waiting to happen imo and was lucky that Molina didn't come with the intention to win.
     
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  10. Guru88

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    Wouldn’t shock me in the slightest if Webb banged him out
     
  11. Inglis_1

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    Hope so haha. No doubt there would be a rematch clause in place if that did happen as is always the case with matchroom fighters.
     
  12. BeantownAll

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    At the moment I regard Nick Webb as the "UK's Cassius Chaney". There is limited data for both these fighters - but what we've got isn't encouraging.

    Not sure what to make of Wardley yet. Eric Molina has a big, sneaky right hand - but very little else. He wasn't far off 39 years old when Wardley fought him.
     
  13. BeantownAll

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    BoxRec reports that Nkosi Solomon knocked out Demonte Cherry (now 1-8-0) last weekend. Solomon moves to 3-1-0.

    Some of you might remember Solomon from his inauspicious debut for Matchroom a couple years ago when he rewarded Eddie Hearn's faith by getting dropped twice by little-celebrated Matt Cameron. He then failed a drug test a few months later - after his second fight

    This is Solomon's 2nd fight (the first was last December against the profoundly-unsuccessful Michael Davis) since a nearly two-year layoff.
     
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  14. Inglis_1

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    At least Chaney is undefeated haha despite his dodgy chin and might get an undeserved title shot somewhere unlike Webb.