Photo of Olympic boxers squaring off shows importance of weight classes

LONDON — Growing up, my dad would always tell me, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

A nice sentiment, but a photo shared on Twitter of Irish light flyweight boxer Paddy Barnes squaring up to British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua suggests that it’s probably best not to take that one too literally.

Barnes won two bronze medals for Ireland in Beijing and London, but failed to place this year at the Rio Games. Joshua did not participate in this year’s Olympics, but did bag a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division at the 2012 London Games. …

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