I always thought winning multiple divisions in boxing is overrated considering the fact there's too many boxing groups and the weight differences between classes, especially in the lighter weights are small - 112, 115, 118 - thats 3 freaking lbs.
When Nonito KO'd Vic at 112 Vic was 28 - 0 with 22 KOs. That KO percentage is crazy. Since then Vic is 6-0-1 at 115 with 5 KOs. At 118 he's 3-4 with 0 KOs. 3 pounds didn't matter? Really?
Who did Manny beat in 154 to get a title? Margarito who came off a suspension from cheating and turned out to be a fraud. .
Because Cotto beat him? AND Manny put a much worse beating on him than Cotto. You think Manny couldn't beat K9? We already know he could beat Cotto. MAYBE Canelo is a good fight, but it's definately a fight Manny could win. Same with the Trout fight.
Nonito is doing the right thing by taking on the best. Mathebula can fight and he'll be back to have a good career. .
Agreed, nobody likes it when fighters duck competition like Floyd did.
I just dont like it when fans make a big deal about jumping weight classes in boxing w/ just a 4lbs difference - 122 to 126 to 130.
If it's that easy then why haven't more fighters done it? There's been 4 big organizations since 1989 and the weight classes haven't undergone any major changes since the 60s.