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Do boxers actually strip down naked to weigh?

  • beaujangle Posts: 1483
    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 12:00 PM GMT
    I've seen on the net pictures of boxers weighing themselves naked in front of many people just before the boxing match.

    Are they fake photos or real?
  • Laurence Posts: 941
    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 12:04 PM GMT
    No they're real. Boxers need to be as light as possible to compete in their catagories, no clothes does make a difference

    Lozx
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 12:29 PM GMT
    Pictures, please.
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 1:42 PM GMT
    OK, found some myself. Here's Oscar De La Hoya naked. An angle that doesn't show his stuff so this won't violate RJ rules. Found some full-frontal nude weigh-ins, but assume I can't post them here. Apparently the practice is still considered unusual, a last resort when a boxer can't make weight. Although at least one was criticized for doing it purely to show-off.

    You'll notice the poor attempt to cover him with a black cloth. Another shot of him shows no cloth, striking a muscleman pose in open view of the audience. Oddly, in that one there's a roughly 5-year-old boy behind him, evidently looking at his bare ass. Weigh-ins of other boxers also show uncovered nudity, and I found discussions on the controversy of this practice, so it appears to be a real thing.

    oscar1.jpg
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    That picture of oscar with the muscleman pose is actually a fake. oscar de la hoya would be circumcized, and the man in that picture isn't additionally this picture has a black bush and the picture you talk of has a reddish brown one.
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 4:59 PM GMT
    Where can I apply for that job?
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    It's very common in sports that involve weight categories(I've had to myself sometimes). Professional boxing just makes a public show out of everything, even weighing in.

    but you won't see pics of all the naked wrestlers and judo players weighing in cos it's not for the media (although often at public venues). you'll have to make do with the boxers,LOL
  • MSUBioNerd Posts: 1813
    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 7:08 PM GMT
    I was on the wrestling team in high school (I know, bizarre for someone with my build), and while most guys went to weigh ins in their underwear, if a guy was just barely over the limit he'd strip full nude to see if that made the difference. In most sports with weight classes, it's something of an advantage to be as close to the cutoff as possible. Some of those photos will undoubtedly be fakes, but nude weigh ins are indeed real.
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    OMG post more pictures! Or even better links to galleries of pictures. I love these!!!
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    yes they do


    ...and some have been know to heft up their balls and place em on a nearby table to uh... er... lighten the load icon_eek.gif

  • TallGWMvballe... Posts: 1925
    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    When I was shooting the "King Of The Cage" UFC style cage fighting events I noticed that in the weigh ins(semi public) most would go in underwear and strip it off if they were too close or over the weight limit,
    Also, anyone working at the events could be in the changing area where all the fighters were often naked.
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    QUOTE Nov 24, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidWhen I was shooting the "King Of The Cage" UFC style cage fighting events I noticed that in the weigh ins(semi public) most would go in underwear and strip it off if they were too close or over the weight limit,
    Also, anyone working at the events could be in the changing area where all the fighters were often naked.


    One of the first nude male pics I remember seeing was when I was about 12, a reprint of a 1930s B&W photo taken in a boxer's locker room. He had just won his match, and was sitting on a massage bench being interviewed.

    He was surrounded by reporters holding notepads, wearing long overcoats and hats, and lots of photographers with those huge old press cameras and flashbulb reflectors. And he was totally nude, looking as relaxed as if he were dressed as fully as the others. That picture really excited me when I was just coming into gay puberty.

    Even today locker room interviews in the US take place while male athletes are naked, sometimes with women present. So I don't think it's all that strange that boxer weigh-ins might be done in the nude, except when they're staged in some public place outside of a locker room.
  • Tiran Posts: 227
    QUOTE Nov 25, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidI was on the wrestling team in high school (I know, bizarre for someone with my build), and while most guys went to weigh ins in their underwear, if a guy was just barely over the limit he'd strip full nude to see if that made the difference. In most sports with weight classes, it's something of an advantage to be as close to the cutoff as possible. Some of those photos will undoubtedly be fakes, but nude weigh ins are indeed real.


    Ditto. I remember that well. I never had to worry, I was always in the middle of my weight catagory, but I had friends who would put on garbage bags and 3 track suits and go for a run if stripping naked didn't get them under their weight limit.
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    QUOTE Nov 25, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidoscar1.jpg


    Ummm, please sir, my I have some more
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    QUOTE Nov 25, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidUmmm, please sir, my I have some more


    The other pics I found all had frontal nudity, which I believe isn't allowed in RJ messages. Just Google words like boxer, weigh-in, naked, image, and see them for yourself. And upload to RJ any you find that are permissible.
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    QUOTE Nov 25, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    Can't find the postable pic, but the link is to boxer Hugo Garay, naked for a weigh-in in Germany.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/21112008/5/photo/argentinean-hugo-hernan-garay-during-official-weigh-warnemuende-northern-germany.html
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    QUOTE Nov 26, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    cowboyo saidCan't find the postable pic, but the link is to boxer Hugo Garay, naked for a weigh-in in Germany.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/21112008/5/photo/argentinean-hugo-hernan-garay-during-official-weigh-warnemuende-northern-germany.html

    Here are some uncensored pics of this:
    http://www.omgblog.com/2008/11/omg_hes_naked_hugo_hernan_gara.php
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    QUOTE Nov 26, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    if it comes down to a few ounces making the difference between being able to fight or not??? hell ya, they strip down.

    Hugo Hernan Garay

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    more pics of this one on the OMGBlog...
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    QUOTE Nov 26, 2008 10:22 PM GMT
    The dumb question of the day is________________.

    ROFL. Who thinks these things up?

    As someone who has weighed in a few times.....

    the answer is...not unless you can't make weight any other way.

    In the NPC....the weigh ins happen in a competitors meeting...in a conference hall, typically, filled with family, fags, and friends.

    The rule there is...your morning posing trunks (pre-judging trunks they're called). You're also told if the trunks you are wearing are allowable under the rules.

    In the NPC, if you can't make weight in your trunks you ain't making weight.

    I don't know the rules for particular boxing associations. I would imagine that they vary, wouldn't you?

    In wrestling in high schools, and I believe in the NCAA, weigh ins happen in locker rooms, without an audience, and I've known guys to strip.

    I'm not sure why the question was raised, but, we sure had a good laugh.
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    QUOTE Nov 26, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    yes, we do strip when weighing ourselves.
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    QUOTE Dec 01, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    Thanks 1969er - he not only is "unblocked" in a couple of those pics, but damn handsome, too - better than the bearded one, to my taste. yummy.