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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Making the Weight

Pardon my ignorance, but isn't calling these guys 155 pound fighters kind of a joke? In the last show, Wang looked to be a legit 155. Melendez, on the other hand, dropped a ton of water weight for the weigh-in, and said he expected to be 20 POUNDS HEAVIER for the fight! All they showed after that was him stuffing his face and drinking from a gallon jug of some juice or sports drink.

Once again, I don't come from a competetive boxing or wrestling background, so maybe this is part of the culture. I have done some endurance-type sports though, like triathlons, and water weight isn't real weight in the sense that bone, muscle, and fat are. How is it fair to have a guy that is naturally 155 pounds fighting a guy that is naturally 175 pounds? It seems to me that they should have to weigh in a lot closer to the fight.
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