What is catchweight?

What is catchweight?

Post by .::KoperniK:: » Mon, 03 Feb 2003 00:16:39


confused :)

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What is catchweight?

Post by xyz » Mon, 03 Feb 2003 02:47:47

Quote:

>confused :)

>cheers

A catchweight bout happens when a fighter who holds a championship belt
agrees with another fighter to hold the match at a weight not within the
weight range of he champ's division.

An example would be if Roy Jones Junior and Bernard Hopkins agreed to fight
at 168 lbs. Neither of the two champions' titles would be at stake. Usually
a sanctioning body (or in the case of RJJ, seven sanctioning bodies) would
sign off on the fight, since obviously neither fighter would be the others
mandatory challenger.

Hope this makes sense.

 
 
 

What is catchweight?

Post by SkippyP » Mon, 03 Feb 2003 02:52:21

On Sat, 01 Feb 2003 15:16:39 GMT, ".::KoperniK::."

Quote:
>confused :)

>cheers

>k

It is a weight usually higher than the class of weight one boxer boxes
in and lower than the class of the opposing boxer.  It is a contracted
weight.  For example, If Bernard Hopkins were to fight Roy Jones Jr.
(Middleweight vs Light Heavy) they would probably meet at a contracted
catch weight of 168 (SuperMiddle).

HTH

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What is catchweight?

Post by .::KoperniK:: » Mon, 03 Feb 2003 04:01:51

thanks guys I am confused no more.

k


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> On Sat, 01 Feb 2003 15:16:39 GMT, ".::KoperniK::."

> >confused :)

> >cheers

> >k

> It is a weight usually higher than the class of weight one boxer boxes
> in and lower than the class of the opposing boxer.  It is a contracted
> weight.  For example, If Bernard Hopkins were to fight Roy Jones Jr.
> (Middleweight vs Light Heavy) they would probably meet at a contracted
> catch weight of 168 (SuperMiddle).

> HTH

> Regards,

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What is catchweight?

Post by The Sanity Cruze » Mon, 03 Feb 2003 08:48:36


Quote:
> An example would be if Roy Jones Junior and Bernard Hopkins agreed to
fight
> at 168 lbs. Neither of the two champions' titles would be at stake.

That's not necessarily accurate.  Because Jones and Hopkins would both weigh
less than 175 lbs., Jones' title would be at stake if any of the orgs he's
associated with sanctioned the bout.  Knowing the track records of the
ABC's, Jones would likely be asked to pay a 'non-sanctioning' fee.

When Ray Leonard fought Donnie Lalonde for the latter's LH title, they
contracted to weigh-in at 168 lbs. so 'Sugar' Ray could win the newly formed
super middleweight title.

 
 
 

What is catchweight?

Post by Ruddel » Mon, 03 Feb 2003 11:28:16



Quote:
> thanks guys I am confused no more.

You ask a question in rsb and at the end of the thread you're not
confused?

Man, has this place gone down hill...

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What is catchweight?

Post by SkippyP » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 03:16:23

On 2 Feb 2003 02:28:16 GMT, Ruddell

Quote:


>> thanks guys I am confused no more.

>You ask a question in rsb and at the end of the thread you're not
>confused?

>Man, has this place gone down hill...

>Dennis

That's only because we answered before you!!  :)

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