Potential Boxing Stars Who Must Move Up in Weight to Prove Themselves

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Potential Boxing Stars Who Must Move Up in Weight to Prove Themselves
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Edwin Rodriguez already has an impressive Round 1 stoppage of a light heavyweight contender, and last November against Andre Ward, he proved he can no longer make the 168-pound limit. In the ring, Rodriguez was seriously outclassed by Ward, but it would be a big mistake to think "La Bomba" has no future at 175.

In large part, becoming a true star in boxing has always involved moving up in weight class over the course of a career. This has become truer than ever since the emergence of half-classes like super featherweight and junior middleweight.

The fighters on this list have world-class talent. Most are already world champions. A successful step up in weight could propel any of them to potential superstar status. 

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