WBC President Proposes a Weight Class for Spiderman Actor Tom Holland

Published 12/21/2021, 10:00 AM EST


British actor Tom Holland, aka ‘Spiderman’, has been lurking over the sporting community in recent times and is spinning several headlines for it. After spending quality time with football star Lionel Messi and the PSG team a few weeks ago, Holland can now look forward to entering the boxing ring. And he already has a potential weight class for himself.

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The 25-year-old was spotted in a boxing stint three months back. He displayed his potent on the pads and appeared sleek in his drill. Los Angeles-based boxing trainer Luis Chanler Joseph was on the receiving end of the shots. He posted the clip on social media and sent several fans into a frenzy.

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It also caught the attention of the boxing world, and WBC boxing instantly re-posted the clip on their social media. While they asked the fans to decide a weight class for the actor, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman came up with a cheeky response.

Sulaiman named spider weight as the suitable division for Tom Holland. The humorous response, however, came after WBC inaugurated the brand new Bridgerweight division in October and already has a champion in Oscar Rivas.

WBC is currently the sole boxing organization to hold the Bridgerweight division. That said, spider weight division may have some potential lifeline in the future. Albeit, these hypothetical notions may hold little importance in the real world.

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Per reports, Tom Holland weighs 141 lbs, and that suits him in the super lightweight division (140 lbs). Well, it’s safe to say that Holland should never choose to go against the current super lightweight contenders in-ring. Following the success of Spiderman: No way Home, Holland is now a global celebrity. But he isn’t the only actor from the Marvel Universe to have thrown shots at boxing pads.

Tom Holland might have a challenge in the Spider-Man universe

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Tom Holland can collide against Tom Hardy somewhere down the line in the Marvel universe. Hardy, who is currently signed to play the role of Venom, Spiderman’s arch-rival and that validates him to share the screen with Holland in the future. Well, the competition can go beyond the limits of big screens. Akin to Holland, Tom Hardy has also shown his love for boxing. A few months back, a clip of his training surfed over the internet and caught attention.

Thor actor Chris Hemsworth also falls in that bracket. A clip of Hemsworth’s boxing drill became so famous that it urged Logan Paul to call him out for scrap.

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Nevertheless, Hemsworth ignored it. But this assures the fact that Marvel Universe has several followers of boxing and ‘Peter Parker’ is not the only one in the slot.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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