Super Flyweight >>>>> Super Middleweight, despite having 56% as many active pro combatants.

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Which division's better & deeper?

  1. Super middleweight

    17.6%
  2. Super flyweight

    82.4%
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Prove me wrong. :deal:

    Champs in either division:
    WBA - Saúl Álvarez (regular) & Callum Smith (super) @ 168, Khalid Yafai @ 115.
    WBO - Gilberto Ramírez Sánchez @ 168, Donnie Nietes @ 115.
    IBF - Caleb Plant @ 168, Jerwin Ancajas @ 115.
    WBC - soon to be Anthony Dirrell or Avni Yildirim @ 168, Wisaksil Wangek @ 115.
    IBO - George Groves @ 168, Gideon Buthelezi @ 115.

    Canelo is maybe the best p4p fighter on the list (and coincidentally that is the org with the lowest bar for the SMW champ to pass to look "better", Yafai being its weakest link - not to mention we don't even know if Canelo is going to pursue the division full-time), but the drop-off in quality after him at super middle is STEEP. Meanwhile you have a stacked class at super fly, with several world class talents currently not holding belts.
     
  2. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    IBO in the SMW is either Degale or Eubank next month when they fight for it, not that it’s a proper world title or anything.
     
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  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Of the 725 active super flyweights, there are two dozen that could reasonably contend with a nigh limitless number of competitive match-ups to be made. That's parity.

    Of the 1,279 active super middleweights, besides Canelo there isn't a single fighter you'd really call special. There's nobody around in today's division that you could envision bagging so much as one round off the likes of recent greats Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler or Joe Calzaghe. Wangek meanwhile fares well against pretty much any era's SFW greats..as does Chocolatito, and Nietes, and Ioka...
     
  4. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    Superfly lol, that is gimmick boxing.

    Like watching midget porn, can't get in to that **** tbh
     
  5. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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  6. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    Without even the slightest bit of hesitation, f*** yeah.

    Super Middleweight is still an abysmal wasteland, Super Flyweight is absolutely booming. Its a thrilling division.
     
  7. jmashyaka

    jmashyaka Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Super middleweight is easily one of the worst division. We get no unifications for the most part, there are rarely any 50-50 match ups and when they do happen one person is usually past it. The 4 champs are damn near all undefeated. We don’t have one guy who has more than two top 10 names wins on his resume with a belt. Absolute waste these last couple of years
     
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  8. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    Here, I just made a nice little poster to spruce up your thread.:D

    What a ****ing Top 10.:deal:
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  9. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Super Middleweight:

     
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  10. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    112 just a couple years back and now 115... better than almost perhaps every division, let alone 168.
     
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  11. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The WBSS could've been the shot in the arm the division needed. Unfortunately, the lack of good fights there to follow it up has left the division back in purgatory between 160 and 175, which have really heated up the last few years.
     
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  12. Serge

    Serge Vampire Slayer Staff Member

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    I'd pick at least half of those to unify all the belts at 168 if they moved up, that's how much of a wasteland it is at the moment.
     
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  13. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    168 needs to be abolished.
     
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  14. BoyBato

    BoyBato Active Member Full Member

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    108 can give 115 a run for ita money
     
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  15. Nonito Smoak

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    I like 108 but 115 is just next level.
     


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