The Need for a Super Heavyweight Division
By sslg99: After witnessing unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) wrestle, elbow, headbutt, and finally knockout Steve Cunningham, I see the need for the super heavyweight division. I feel that many heavyweight fighters just rely on their size and dominate smaller fighters because of it.
Fighters who are so close but just can’t make the cut off for cruiserweight, are stuck fighting giants. That’s not fair to them, and to us fans who don’t want to see a young, talented heavyweight fighter be blanketed by a much larger opponent.
Not only would the matches be fair if there was a super heavyweight division, they’d be much more entertaining for viewers. No one wants to see another fight like Fury vs. Cunningham, because they are boring, there’s no other way to put it.
I believe a large part of the current condition of the heavyweight division (which is bad), is because prospects and some real contenders build their record on fighting smaller opponents.
One of the main question when you purpose an idea like the super heavyweight division is, where would the cut off be. To answer that question you have to look at the fighters you consider giants, and the fighters who you consider small and find a balance. Personally I think it should be 225 but it could be anywhere around that area. I just hate seeing great heavyweight prospects career diminish because of their size.
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