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What is the Best Weight Division in Boxing To Watch?
Best weight division in boxing to watch at the moment? It’s a tough question, but I particularly like the smaller weight classes at the moment.
There are many divisions in the sport and although some of the higher weight classes are more known to fans, there are some lower classes also that have very good match ups.
Let’s look at some of them at the moment, starting with 126lbs. Featherweight is loaded at present.
You have WBA champion Carl Frampton who just beat Leo Santa Cruz, but there is a rematch clause so let’s see how it plays out.
Then you’ve also got Lee Selby and Gary Russell, plus the newly crowned WBO champion Oscar Valdez. These in addition with many others make it a fascinating weight class at the moment.
Going up to super-featherweight at 130lbs, you’ve got WBC champion Francisco Vargas, WBA champion Corrales, IBF champion Pedraza and newly crowned WBO champion Vasyl Lomachenko.
An ultra skillful division at the minute.
Moving up to junior-welterweight (135lbs) and there’s plenty more to look forward to as well.
Champions (WBC) Zlaticanin, (WBA) Crolla, (WBO) Flanagan and (IBF) Barthelemy are all at the top of their game currently.
Now this next division in my opinion has the most impact at the moment, because a lot of these guys can go up and continue to keep it interesting – having the ability to switch weights.
Next up 154lbs, let’s dive in.
Champions at the division are (WBA) Lara, (WBC & IBF) the Charlo brothers and (WBO) Liam Smith. Now these guys alone matching up is a highlight if it happens in the next while.
Even though the heavyweight division will always hold big appeal in boxing, some of the best weight classes in the sport in my opinion are the smaller ones at the moment.