Often we hear boxers blow steam about who will be the bigger puncher, the stronger person, etc. Most recently we heard Timothy Bradley brag about competing in the Amateurs at 152, making him the stronger fighter on fight night. But does any of this mean anything? Does coming up from a lower weight as the 'small man' also kind of show that the boxer is gaining and not forced to be losing? Obviously the notion that punchers are born and not made weighs in large here, and thus my bias that the smaller man will usually be the bigger puncher (unless it's a forced catchweight and they don't fill out in a natural progression).
Who do you think has the advantage? The Welterweight that that used to compete at Featherweight, or the Middleweight that now competes at Welterweight?