What’s going on?
WHY is no one making weight anymore? We’ve seen a rash of high profile fights this year made at a catchweight, fights which more often than not have prevented world titles from being contested. Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson could have had three world crowns on the line, instead it was made at just over the light-welterweight limit. That was for one of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions shows, a series which also saw Peter Quillin come in over the weight and so lose the chance to win Andy Lee’s WBO middleweight title (which their subsequent draw would have denied him anyway).
Omar Figueroa was too big for the Ricky Burns fight, Frankie Gomez was so large his bout with Humberto Soto couldn’t even go ahead. Miguel Cotto followed the vogue for catchweights but instead of being too big he insisted Daniel Geale came in three pounds below the middleweight limit, although the WBC title in the division was up for grabs.