Boxers compete within weight classes that specify the range within which a boxer's body-weight may lie. But boxers (particularly those close to a weight class boundary) can presumably increase or decrease their weight to fall in at least two different classes.
My question has the following parts:
- what principles do a boxer/trainer use to determine which weight class to aim for? Do boxers tend to aim to loose weight and make the class below, or beef-up to enter the higher weight class?
- what is the rationale behind this?