I have always said that there are way too many weight classes in boxing. There are 17 weight classes, some only separated by three or fou pounds. I know that some people will argue that three or four pounds can make a lot of difference, but I don't think the difference is that great in most cases. The main reason we have all these weight classes is so that sanctioning bodies can make more money, and I think it is time that somebody stepped up and brought some common sense back to boxing. If some of these weight classes were eliminated, it would create fewer world champions, but more competitive and better fights because fighters could not build records and win world championships fighting a steady assortment of bums. If it were my choice, the weight classes would be:
108, 115, 122, 130, 140, 147, 154, 160, 168, 175, 200 and heavyweight.
There would be 12 weight classes instead of 17. If we did this and eliminated the bullsh.t such as interim, super, champion-in-recess and diamond champions, boxing would be much more exciting. All it would take is for someone like Floyd Mayweather saying he won't pay a sanctioning fee or fight for a bogus "super championship belt" or one major boxing commission such as Nevada or New York saying they won't recognize or allow these bogus belts to be contested in their states and things would change.