Bridgerweight Boxing Weight Class 200-224lbs
Kevin Lerena (26-1, 13 KOs) vs. Bilal Laggoune (25-2-2, 14 KOs)
(WBC Bridgerweight Silver Title)
Earlier in 2020, the WBC announced that they will be introducing a new weight class in-between currently the cruiserweight division and heavyweight. It is the 18th weight class to the existing 17 divisions in boxing and covers 200-224lbs.
First off, there are whispers that they will be changing the name (unconfirmed) to “super cruiserweight” despite WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán previously saying that this would not be the case. Whilst sentimental with the name with the backstory, the name has not proven popular by most press outlets and boxing fans.
In boxing history, other organisations followed suit with the WBC when they have added other weight classes over the years. So far, the WBA, IBF, WBO have not shown as of yet any intention of doing the same thing.
The current heavyweights were given six months to inform the WBC their intention as to which weight category they wish to fight in. This is simply flawed. For example, it should not be a choice, if they are 220lbs, they should fight in the weight class as per all other divisions and not decide.
The first bout at bridgerweight has now been announced and will match bridgerweight no.3 southpaw Kevin Lerena (26-1, 13 KOs) against no.12 contender Bilal Laggoune (25-2-2, 14 KOs). Both are 28 years of age. The date has been set for March 13 at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, South Africa. The winner will be matched against the winner of no.1 Oscar Rivas vs. Ryad Merhy. The Lerena vs. Laggoune bout is for the silver title.
Yes, my thought’s exactly.
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