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WBC is exploring an idea of making super heavyweight division!

Discussion in 'General Boxing Forum' started by houmzz, Oct 6, 2017.



  1. houmzz

    houmzz Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    According to World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman, his organization is exploring the idea of splitting the heavyweight division in two - heavyweight and super heavyweight.

    Sulaiman explained that the new weight class would be created above the cruiserweight limit of 200-pounds, but where it would end and where the super heavyweight limit would begin is still very far away from being determined.

    "We will ask the World Boxing Council's medical team to do a study on the weight of heavyweight fighters. There are some who weigh 210 pounds and there are others that exceed 250 pounds, and that's a world of difference. But we will inquire about how fighters are doing with such a difference of weight," said Sulaimán to ESPN Deportes.

    The WBC says the process of exploring this move will last at least six months or more before they make a decision on whether or not they intend to go in that direction. They want to get as much information as possible before presenting this idea to boxing commissions.

    Source:boxing-scene.com

    P.S. Finally, good idea, it will help boxing. The starting weight for the super heavyweights should start at 230 pounds.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    I hate the idea, I would like cruiserweight to drop back to 190 or maybe even drop cruiserweight altogether and start heavy from 175+ again.

    What a joke that would be splitting a supposedly weak division in half, we would need to make it deeper.

    All the boxing experts around here think that heavyweights can't fight and that the cruiserweights and even top light heavyweights would clean them up. Let's put that theory to the test.

    I would love to start heavyweight from 126+, I have been told numerous times all the best fighters in the world are midgets so I would like to put that theory to the test. Imagine if we started heavyweight from 126 the talent would be deep as the ocean.........
     
  3. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If HW is split into two the cruiserweight limit should go down to 190 lb as well, e.g.

    175
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    215
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  4. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    Actually let's scrap weight classes, size doesn't matter, skills pay the bills. Let's make sure #RigoLoma winner gets to prove they are the best, Wilder is a bum and AJ is just a bodybuilder, lets not forget Parker is the worst heavyweight title holder of all times, easy work for child sized boxing geniuses.
     
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  5. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No need. I like to see small heavyweights like Marciano or Tyson knocking out their bigger opponents. It's fun and exciting.
     
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  6. madballster

    madballster Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don't like the idea. It would fragment a division that is not stock-full of elite fighters.
     
  7. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    I actually do honestly hate the idea and would prefer to scrap cruiserweight, both divisions get no love any way, might as well combine them.

    Ffs if we go down this path they might cap heavyweight @ 265 like MMA which I really dislike. Why should big heavyweights like lesnar and Hunt have to cut weight?
     
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  8. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  9. sponge

    sponge Active Member Full Member

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    No need for that.

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  10. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bad idea. The division as it is now lacks good fighters, but if there'll be the new limit (say 230 lbs), then guys like Povetkin, Wilder, Haye and others will be in the lower weight class and that means serious lack of quality opponents for AJ and other 240-250 lbs HWs
     
  11. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Active Member Full Member

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    They should create a Wilder division, consisting entirely of fighters whom Deontay Wilder might deem eligible to fight.

    - no PED cheats (unless they're old and fat)
    - no-one who might be a PED cheat
    - no top ten fighters
    - no-one under the age of thirty five
    - no-one with Dustin as their first name
    - no-one without a full time job that isn't boxing
    - no-one who objects to a three week training camp
    - no-one who logistically somebody credibility, because, y'know
     
  12. Badbot

    Badbot Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just by going over Boxrec top 20 HW: Povetkin, Wilder, Bellew and Haye are the only ones who come close to 220.
     
  13. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :BangHead:

    How many do they think will actually fight in that division? 200 maybe? Less?
    It would even be worse as the strawweight division!

    edit: oh... I thought the cutoff was 250lbs, which would be insane
    Now you're just cutting the talentpool in half probably.
     
  14. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Be better off creating a Heavyweight PED division. Shouldn't have much trouble finding enough fighters to fight in it.
     
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    Dfaulds It's because I'm Batman... Full Member

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    Like who?