This is absolutely the issue at hand. Hey, if its for the sake of the livelihood of the fighter then weighing in the day before can't be that bad can it? I don't want to see a boxer collapse during a fight because he was dehydrated. Let them get their fluids back in.roysclockgun said:I have, for years, believed that the day before weigh-in is not only a cheat, but very dangerous to the boxers. Who follows boxing that doesn't know that that a 160 lb. boxer enters the ring weighing 176 lbs.? Dehydrating that much, just to make weight is not a joke, it is life threatening. A boxer would be much less apt to dehydrate a couple hours before a fight, knowing how weak such an action would cause him to be! Having boxers step on the scale just before entering the ring makes sense.
Word2Action said:This is absolutely the issue at hand. Hey, if its for the sake of the livelihood of the fighter then weighing in the day before can't be that bad can it? I don't want to see a boxer collapse during a fight because he was dehydrated. Let them get their fluids back in.
very good pointroysclockgun said:I do know a bit about, "Anything for the almighty dollar!", and THAT is why boxing runs into most of it's tragedies and scandals. If the fighters were weighed just before the bout and we began to see some of them collapse during the bouts and those collapses are traced to dehydrating to make weight, then stricter oversight of trainers would have to be instituted and if trainers were shown to be dehydrating boxers to make weight, then they would be heavilly fined/expelled from boxing, whatever! This sham of having what are supposed to be 160lb boxers, entering the ring at 176lbs., simply has to end. We all would like to see boxing move forward and continue to have enough draw to warrant international TV contracts. That is not going to happen if fewer and fewer people watch. What most fans want to see in boxing is a lot of action between well matched boxers, not boxers coming down in weight, artificially, just to make weight, in a match-up in which they think that they can win big bucks.
Certainly the size of the purse is determined by how much revenue a fight can generate, but big bucks are generated by boxers who time after time, put on great fights in weight classes in which they belong.
WOW 8LBs of food in one day.bill1234 said:It is BS that do the weigh in 1 day before the fight, last thanksgiving I gained 8lbs from just pigging out, the fighters might do the same thing even though I kind of doubt that.