I don't mind giving someone a well-earned pat on the back, and this one goes to the head of the Ohio Athletic Commission, Mr. Bernie Profato. Profato is trialing a new 206-225-pound cruiserweight division in the amateur ranks.
He is concerned with the safety of the current 60-pound range in the heavyweight division. No other division has a range that is roughly 30 percent of its lower weight limit. For top-tier organizations, the matchmaker is likely to address any potentially dangerous weight disparities, but significant risk may exist for fighters associated with smaller, less-funded and inexperienced promotional companies.