WBC Announces Same Day Weigh-in

WBC Announces Same Day Weigh-in

Perhaps the hardest thing about competing in a weight class sport, is simply making the weight. Many boxers (along with wrestlers and mixed martial artists) have natural weights much higher than the class they compete in. It’s not unheard of for fighters to cut double digit pounds less than a week before stepping into the ring for their fight. Over time, this type of activity can cause huge problems in the body, including organ failure. To remedy this problem, the World Boxing Council is making a drastic, but necessary change to weigh-ins for bouts starting in January. Read more

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Sweet Science History: Jack “Manassa Mauler” Dempsey

Sweet Science History: Jack “Manassa Mauler” Dempsey

Well, it looks like we’re in for another quiet(ish) week in the boxing world. There are a few bout slated to happen, but the outcomes seem like foregone conclusions (Beterbiev and Sor Rungvisai by KO are my predictions) so I wanted to take some time for another page out of Sweet Science History. Today, let’s take a look into the life of Heavyweight Hall of Famer Jack “Manassa Mauler” Dempsey. Read more