Fight Night Weights Should Be MANDATORY...

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  1. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Manny Pacquiao — The Thurmanator booted Full Member

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    Pacquiao weighed in at 146 and rehydrated 3 pounds to 149. Broner declined to weigh in. The ONLY REASON for refusing a fight night weigh in is to hide how much you've rehydrated. Floyd and Canelo both also guard their fight night weight. Quite simply, these guys are rehydrating a lot more than their opponents. Boxing needs to make this mandatory to weed out the weight bullies.
     
  2. Baneofthegame

    Baneofthegame Active Member Full Member

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    I imagine there would be a lot of boxers changing weight classes if this was the case.
     
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  3. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Manny Pacquiao — The Thurmanator booted Full Member

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    When the dust clears, you'll see Pacquiao looking confused and awkwardly at featherweights. AJ gives Canelo a high five and calls for a Cinco De Mayo showdown.

    :lol:
     
  4. Leoh

    Leoh Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Canelo would have to move up to cruiserweight then.
     
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  5. elmaldito

    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It’s actually laughable coming in as a light heavy + vs 154 pounders then goin up to 168 and trying to make your opponent have a 10 lbs rehydration clause. I’m sure Callum Smith is in the mid 180s fight night.
     
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  6. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The only way to fix it is to go back to same-day weigh-ins.

    Rules are rules, they aren't breaking them by not telling the viewing audience what they weigh entering the ring. While I'm curious to know, I suppose, it doesn't change anything.

    Perhaps sanctioning bodies should go a step further as far as monitoring and requiring certain limitations before entering the ring. IBF does something about it, at least. But not nigh far enough.

    Canelo seems to balloon up a lot and doesn't advertise his weight. Floyd did for all but a few of his fights, there are threads on this site compiling all that data, so Android that little anti-Floyd nudge was unnecessary here.
     
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  7. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    Canelo is just a very big 154lber, average sized at 160 and tiny @ 168

    Jermall Charlo and Jarrett Hurd are the real behemoths @ 154 and @ 168 neither would be asking for rehydration clauses.

    Who gives a **** what they weigh fight night as long as they make weight.

    If you can't hack it then cut weight ffs
     
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  8. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    Dwarf lovers always talk about skills and bs then cry when their heroes get smashed by weight bullies lol
     
  9. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Return to same day weigh-in's would probably do the trick. Reason they abandoned it isn't "safety of the fighters" of course, like they advocate, but rather that there's less chance of a fight being pulled due to weight issues.
    It made boxing even less safe of course, because weight differences are bigger as ever before, even with better drug testing in place.
    If they change it back now, I expect a very big number of fighters having to move up, and some even 2 classes at the lower weights.
     
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  10. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    As in there should be a limit to how much someone re-hydrates?
    The same 10lb clause Canelo has for Jacobs? (and the IBF itself has in general)
     
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  11. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    30 day, 14 day, 7 day and fight day weigh ins(with a re-hydration limit). So about 5 weigh ins :lol:
    And weight passes. If you are applying for a license, you also apply for a weight class. Then you have to be withing the range of said weight class, while passing hydration tests and so forth.

    Of course even with 6 weigh ins, some ****ers will claim fighter A had a size advantage. :lol:
     
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  12. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    ...while others would scream Fighter B has a huge size advantage. "Look at the wide shoulders! His tone. I just know he is dense!"
     
  13. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Woah woah woah... are you trying to pick a fight with half the forum?! Haha.
     
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    Adybrrady Member Full Member

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    I think it's all psychosomatic there is no real advantage gained, it is all about illusion. The power of thought deludes the boxer he has an advantage over his opponent.
     
  15. mstar

    mstar Well-Known Member Full Member

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    the WBC have introduced new rules on this, hopefully it level the playing field.