The Most Competitive Boxing Divisions in 2014

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The Most Competitive Boxing Divisions in 2014
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Throughout the history of boxing, welterweight and middleweight have traditionally been the sport's most competitive divisions. It's pure mathematics. When submitted to the extreme rigors of fight training, the largest percentage of adult males will lean up to somewhere between 147 and 160 pounds.

The numbers get skewed even more by the fact that great athletes who are sized out of competition in sports like basketball or football find a level playing field in the weight-class sports like boxing.

Even with the expanding waistlines of the general population, the majority of great athletes in the combat sports still fall within that traditional spectrum. Of the five most competitive division in boxing right now, four of them fall between 147 and 175 pounds.   


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