Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pacquiao vs. Margarito instead Mayweather

Many don't believe Margarito deserves to be facing Pacquiao after his suspension, subsequent refusal to admit any guilt over the matter or recent performances. The catch weight of 150lbs is also a point of contention for some, and the fact that the announcement seems to be a poor second offering compared to the again abandoned bout between Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather.
While catch weights are frustrating to some degree the nature of boxing today is such that weight classes are merely a number, and very rarely does a fighter outside the heavyweight division weigh the same on the night as they do at the weigh in.
Weight cutting has been a staple practice in many sports for decades, and unless fighters are weighed a couple of hours before they get into the ring, they aren't going to be anywhere close to the weight class that they are actually competing in. That idea throws up it's own problems though, and weight cutting doesn't look likely to disappear anytime soon.


markg said...

...PACQUIAO VS MARGARITO this november.. who's ur bet? Ill go for manny!