Biggest drainer currently?

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Which boxer(s) is the worst drainer right now? Someone that often outsizes and outmuscles his opponent because he's too big for the weight division. Some of the notorious ones:

Jaime Munguia
Jarrett Hurd
Ryan Garcia

Feels like this conversation has really cooled since Chavez Jr. became irrelevant. We used to get a lot of conversations about drainers, rehydration clauses, etc. Seems like it's calmed down a lot.
 
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When Peter Quillin fought Michael Zerafa, Zerafa and his contingent did not believe it was the same guy from the weigh-in the previous day.

Little wonder. Quillin made the catch weight limit of 163 pounds and turned up the next day weighing something like 180 pounds.
 
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Reminds me of Savigne. They said he had a twin brother that made the weight for him because he was an absolute enormous human being on fight night. :lol:

I had no idea Quillin was that much of a drainer!
 
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Reminds me of Savigne. They said he had a twin brother that made the weight for him because he was an absolute enormous human being on fight night. :lol:

I had no idea Quillin was that much of a drainer!
17 pounds isn't going to be near the top. I'd imagine there are fighters cutting 20Ibs+ all the way down to welterweight and possibly lower. Obviously at a certain weight that becomes near impossible as the % of body weight becomes much greater. I know of 2 examples in UFC, Daniel Cormier and Thiago Alves cutting nearer 30Ib's.
 
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17 pounds isn't going to be near the top. I'd imagine there are fighters cutting 20Ibs+ all the way down to welterweight and possibly lower. Obviously at a certain weight that becomes near impossible as the % of body weight becomes much greater. I know of 2 examples in UFC, Daniel Cormier and Thiago Alves cutting nearer 30Ib's.
180 is probably being conservative, though. We're talking about a catchweight, and Lemieux regularly blows up to that amount. IIRC, Lamont Peterson did like 25 lbs. post-weigh in for one of his fights (I think it was Peterson at least).
 
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I remember years ago reading about Moruti Mthalane draining for his fight against Andrea Sarritzu. Mthalane, a flyweight, reportedly blew up to lightweight by the time of the fight. No specific weight was given if I'm remembering correctly, but that's around a 20lb increase -- a mental number for a flyweight.

And the crazy thing is Mthalane is still a flyweight eight years later!
 
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I wonder how many boxing fans like fighters that have a massive size/weight advantage? I'm guessing it is a minority...
 
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I wonder how many boxing fans like fighters that have a massive size/weight advantage? I'm guessing it is a minority...
I actually like the draining thing. It's an added dynamic that I enjoy about boxing. I like that big vs. small thing. Sometimes it's like watching Dark Souls (i.e. Guillermo Jones vs. Denis Lebedev). Also, Canelo and Chavez Jr. were both really popular, and they were both notorious drainers.
 
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I wonder how many boxing fans like fighters that have a massive size/weight advantage? I'm guessing it is a minority...
Theres only a few that really take the piss, the thing is I dont get why some boxers can do it safely and some cant, Luis Nery looked dead at his last weigh in if he keeps on he will get ktfo, Yarde looked drained alot aswell, Hurd is huge but I dont get how he knows a technique to do it so well its strange

Also its hard to tell whose actually draining without fight night weights, I dont think Munguia is as heavy as Hurd, and Canelo was straight up up hydrating 20lbs at 154
 
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.....he thing is I dont get why some boxers can do it safely and some cant,....
Youth, genetics, and those Ariza shakes!


Of course, in the case of Chavez Jr, I think they also used to surgically remove his brain just before weigh-in, then replaced it for fight day.
Heck, that's saves about half a pound, right there!
 
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Youth, genetics, and those Ariza shakes!


Of course, in the case of Chavez Jr, I think they also used to surgically remove his brain just before weigh-in, then replaced it for fight day.
Heck, that's saves about half a pound, right there!
LOL Chavez Jr was the worst but he had the whole WBC behind him, Canelo probably got away with alot of shit for ages but then they did stricter testing

Wonder what Hurd's technique is does anyone know his actual fight night weight?
 
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I forgot about Antonio Orozco at 140. The guy looks enormous on fight night, and he's also missed fights due to draining too much.

Jose Ramirez is another one at 140. Guy is ridiculously massive for the division.
 
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Kell Brook was a monster weight cutter. God only knows what he was taking to get down to WW
Not only that, I find it abnormal that these huge motherfuckers hold on to the IBF and actually make the rehydration clause! Surprised the fuck out of me that Kell Brook was able to make it. He's like a buff WW at 5' 9" or so. Not only is he tall, but the musculature to go along with it. The dude has the frame of a MW fighting at WW.

I think Hurd also has the IBF which is fucking insane!
 
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I actually don't think massive draining is a good thing.

Yeah you might be stronger then the competition but you lose fluidility, speed, and gas quicker.

I'd say you should cut around 10-12lbs as a maximum. Get strong and fight at a comfortable weight.

When I was at my walking around weight I could spar much bigger guys and not get hurt then these little dudes would hurt me nearly every time they hit me lol.
 
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Munguia doesn't look too bad at weigh ins though, think his weight cut is a bit of a myth.

Lee Selby always looked aids at weigh ins, the fact he moved up 2 weight classes shows he was probably one of the biggest drainers

Anyone know Tete's fight night weight?

UFC fighter Darren Till going blind while cutting weight a sign of a big drainer - most boxers seen to be more sensible and don't do the drastic cuts that mma fighters do.
 
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Not only that, I find it abnormal that these huge motherfuckers hold on to the IBF and actually make the rehydration clause! Surprised the fuck out of me that Kell Brook was able to make it. He's like a buff WW at 5' 9" or so. Not only is he tall, but the musculature to go along with it. The dude has the frame of a MW fighting at WW.

I think Hurd also has the IBF which is fucking insane!
The IBF weigh in is in the morning so Brook would be fucked all the way til fight night morning lol then would hydrate loads
 
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