What is the average weight class for a 5'6 boxer?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by chris2489, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. chris2489

    chris2489 New Member Full Member

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    I ask because right now I'm 192lbs down from 210 and I'm 5'6. I plan to get down to a lean weight between 167-173lbs. I wanted to know if I would be considered short for that weight range?
     
  2. 4eyes

    4eyes Active Member Full Member

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    lightweight but it depends on your build you prob have alot of muscle if your @ that weight now why not shoot for middle?
     
  3. aramini

    aramini Boxing Addict Full Member

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    well there are middle weights that short but they are not very common. I'm a 5'8'' 130 lb fighter with a fair amount of muscle - I would think lightweight would be more usual for the height.

    Montell Griffen was only 5'7'' at light heavy I think, and he even gave Jones and Toney problems, so it depends on how you fight and your natural attributes more than any firm and fast rule.
     
  4. chris2489

    chris2489 New Member Full Member

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    ok, thanks for the replies.
     
  5. gallagher430

    gallagher430 Member Full Member

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    I'm 5' 7" and 140ish, I would think that 130-150 is the most common range for that height...
     
  6. Little_Mac

    Little_Mac Active Member Full Member

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    You're pretty short for that range. Learn the bob and weave haha.
     
  7. Kolya

    Kolya Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Even at 165 though, 5'6 is short. Going to have to get really good at being aggressive and moving, especially when you hit open class, because the guys on the taller end of the 165 class will have a field day with someone who's 5'6 otherwise.
     
  8. rodney

    rodney Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How old (what age)??
    Also --- how much reach do you want to give away??
     
  9. chris2489

    chris2489 New Member Full Member

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    Age 19
    How much reach I want to give away? IDK
     
  10. prideofvbeach

    prideofvbeach Top 10 Pound-For-Pound Full Member

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    5'6...doesn't seem like a guy that size can function over light middleweight. Light welter seems ideal for that height (e.g. Ricky Hatton). I'm just amazed a guy at 5'3 like Gavin Rees is able to compete and do so well in that weight class. At that height, he ought to be bantam or fly! Then again, he does have Enzo Calzaghe in his corner.
     
  11. silvy_chris

    silvy_chris Member Full Member

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    im 147 n 6'2 so ud probably see sum ppl taller than me @ that weight
     
  12. joekirkbycobra

    joekirkbycobra King Of The Ring Full Member

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    135 pounds i would of thought would be about right , im 5'9 at 122
     
  13. Kolya

    Kolya Boxing Addict Full Member

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    To give you ann indication, I'm at 165 and I'm 6'4; and although it's rare there are some others out there, and you get a fair few guys who are 6'3 or 6'2; and these days middleweights who are 6' or 6'1 are common.
     
  14. Irish Steel

    Irish Steel Active Member Full Member

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    im a hair under 5'9 and a little under 150. Im only 15 though.
     
  15. quest

    quest Member Full Member

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    @ 5'6 most boxers are usally at a disadvantage at any weight above 140 although there have been quite a few boxers who were considered very short for their respective weight classes that have done very well. Like Montell Griffin 5'7 Light heavy and Dwight Braxton who fought at 175-190 and gave Holyfield a very tough fight the first time and even went 7 rounds with George Forman at heavyweight. It really depends on your attributes most guys like that are usually either very fast and elusive like Montell or elusive, tough and very powerful for their size like Dwight Braxton was..