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Prime Weight for Reknown Boxers

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by pookiyama, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. pookiyama Purple Belt

    Apr 22, 2009
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    What would you say is the weight where the following boxers had the peak performance(s) of their careers?

    Marco Antonio Barrera
    Erik Morales
    Julio Cesar Chavez
    Roberto Duran
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    Juan Manuel Marquez
    Ricky Hatton
    Kostya Tszyu
    Manny Pacquiao
    Tito Trinidad
    Shane Mosley
    Ike Quartey
    Oscar De La Hoya
    Miguel Cotto
    Paul Williams
    Winky Wright
    Tommy Hearns
    Sugar Ray Leonard
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Bernard Hopkins
    Roy Jones Jr
    James Toney
  2. Breakfast Bar Brown Belt

    Mar 4, 2008
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    See in your quote^
  3. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

    Mar 25, 2003
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    it's harder to say with todays fighters because they just fly through weight classes. Usually though, the lightest a fighter can possibly be without sacrificing too much strength and stamina is the best weight. Fighters are human, they like to eat and drink, and then the age factor, metabolism slows down and forces older men to move up in weight, then there's the money factor, moving up to face stars in other divisions. But you do lose a lot, you could see it in the older fighters more than todays but even Mayweather doesn't look half as fast as he used to. Weight slows you down a lot.
  4. JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

    Feb 9, 2010
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    Marco Antonio Barrera 122
    Erik Morales 122
    Julio Cesar Chavez 130
    Roberto Duran 135
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. 130
    Juan Manuel Marquez 126
    Ricky Hatton 140
    Kostya Tszyu 140
    Manny Pacquiao 130
    Tito Trinidad 154
    Shane Mosley 147 (I'm close to saying 135)
    Ike Quartey 147
    Oscar De La Hoya 147
    Miguel Cotto 147
    Paul Williams 154
    Winky Wright 154
    Tommy Hearns 154
    Sugar Ray Leonard 147
    Sugar Ray Robinson 147
    Bernard Hopkins 160
    Roy Jones Jr 168
    James Toney 160

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