Friday, April 18, 2008

Chris Byrd Moves To Light Heavyweight

After his loss to rising heavyweight star Alexander Povetkin last October, Byrd has since decided to drop weight and enter the light heavyweight division. It's been rumored that he was intending to go to the cruiserweight division, but since he was losing weight easily, decided that the light heavyweight division would be more appropriate.

Chris Byrd had fought with Wladimir Klitschko twice in his career and lost on both outings. He also fought Vitali Klitschko in a heavyweight match and won(Vitali suffered and inury and had to pull out). He's been a heavyweight champion twice, and only has 4 losses, so this shows you what a great heavyweight Wladimir Klitscho is.

Chris Byrd(40 wins 4 losses 1 draw) is scheduled to face Shaun George(16 wins 2 loses 2 draws) on May 16th 2008. If he wins, he has already expressed interest in facing the winner of the Bernard Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe fight this Saturday April 19th. I think he may be getting a little ahead of himself, but if he has a good showing against Shaun George and maybe a couple other opponents, his calling out of the winner of Hopkins/Calzaghe could be a good thing from a promotional standpoint.

Good luck to Chris Byrd on his new venture in the light heavyweight division.

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