New weight classes voted in by ABC

July 26, 2017

The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sport approved the addition of four new weight classes.  The new weight divisions are an attempt to address the health and safety issues with weight cutting.

The news came at ABC’s annual conference.  The new weight classes are 165, 175, 195 and 225 according to several in attendance.

Fight promotions such as the UFC and Bellator do not have to open up these weight divisions as it is the company’s choice.

Payout Perspective:

The vote to approve these weight classes is a step toward safety in weight cutting especially with smaller fight promotions and fighters that do not have all of the help to cut weight.  With that being said, even in the UFC and Bellator, fighters do damage to themselves when they cut an extreme amount of weight in a short period of time.  With these new weight classes, it will be interesting to see if the UFC and Bellator take a look.

One Response to “New weight classes voted in by ABC”

  1. d on July 26th, 2017 8:37 PM

    The only one they should have approved was 195lbs.

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