Introduction of Super-Cruiserweight Division to Close Gap
The heavyweight division in boxing is about to undergo a major shake-up with the introduction of a new weight division. Following in the footsteps of the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Boxing Association (WBA) has officially announced the creation of a super-cruiserweight division. This new weight class will bridge the gap between the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, providing a more competitive landscape for fighters.
What You Need to Know
The super-cruiserweight division will have a weight range of 200 to 224 pounds, offering a new opportunity for fighters who fall within this range. The WBA's decision to introduce this division comes after the success of the bridgerweight division introduced by the WBC in 2020. Both divisions aim to address the natural growth of athletes and prevent a significant jump in weight between divisions.
Reasoning Behind the New Division
According to a statement from the WBA, the creation of the super-cruiserweight division is a necessary bridge to accommodate the large number of boxers who weigh between 200 and 224 pounds. The WBC had previously increased the cruiserweight limit from 190 to 200 pounds, recognizing the significant growth of athletes in the sport. With the introduction of this new division, fighters in this weight range will have a better chance to compete and excel.
One notable heavyweight who could be tempted by the new weight class is former WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Wilder has consistently weighed in below the 224lbs limit in his recent fights, making him a potential dominant force in the super-cruiserweight division. This weight class could provide a fresh challenge for the Bronze Bomber and open up new opportunities for him in the boxing world.
With the introduction of the super-cruiserweight division, the world of boxing is set to see some exciting changes and a more competitive landscape for fighters. Keep an eye out for upcoming matches and contenders in this new weight class.
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