Weight category question.....
didnt know just quite where to place this thread so if a mod could move it to the appropriate place it would be much appreciated!
anyways - ive been actively seeking out events to fight on recently, i love all things surrounding fights, the build up, the hand wrapping the walkout and the war! but im not sure which weight category i should be aiming for to make the most of what ive got! im 18 years old, 5ft5, background in Muay thai and karate.
i walk around at about 66kg, but drop very quickly to 62kg when training (so losing weight is not a problem) im not a particularly big guy, i have a strong upper body (although a small looking one aha) but i have big legs (i religiously kick things lol) i can hit with reasonable power, but my speed is my strong point and i definetly have a reach disadvantage due to my overall stumpyness.
now then, what would you experienced guys recommend i keep my fighting weight at? i have tried 66kg, i put up a fight but i really dont look similar in size and definition to the guys that fight at that weight, and nowhere near enough power! so would i want to look at fighting at 62? (so any advice on adv/disadv of fighting at your walking training weight would be great!) or should i drop down lower to something in the late 50kgs?
cheers for any replys guys!
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Please do not take this the wrong way mate, but you are no where near the right size or weight to compete at Featherweight. If i were you and you were serious about competing i would only think about competing at highest weight of Bantamweight.
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im in the same boat mate i fought at 65kg did ok my first but got battered by my second opponent who was about 5'10 easy and im about 5'6 andf those 4 inches make a hella lotta difference, have started waking at 64/5KG now and have even weighed 62 after a few hard days training so id definatley make the move to bantam if i were you, plus nothing beats being hella strong for a little guy
yeah widge i agree, no offence taken, although i might walk around at that weight, i reckon its retained water thats keeping me at it! haha !
think the move to bantamweight is a good idea then, thanks for the advice guys!
Originally Posted by widge milward
Ive been thinking the same thing, Im 23 / 5'6 / Walk around at around 70kg when Im eating right and training, but can easily get to 66
But when I start fighting im still gonna be really small!
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