View Full Version : Is unifying a divison more impressive than moving up in weight winning titles?


Uturn
04-25-2011, 09:17 AM
For me, unifying a weight class is more impressive, especially if you're beating top opposition. Moving up in weight and winning titles can be impressive, Sure, but you can cherry pick opposition when moving up. With Unifying you have to basically clean the division out.

Which do you find more impressive?

JAB5239
04-25-2011, 11:10 AM
For me, unifying a weight class is more impressive, especially if you're beating top opposition. Moving up in weight and winning titles can be impressive, Sure, but you can cherry pick opposition when moving up. With Unifying you have to basically clean the division out.

Which do you find more impressive?

Unifying is much more impressive. It say you earned your world championship moniker and not just bought on from a gumball machine.

THE REED™
04-25-2011, 11:12 AM
What happens if the division you are unifying is full of bums... but the classes above you are full of top opposition.

THE REED™
04-25-2011, 11:13 AM
I think the best answer is: It depends.

Clegg
04-25-2011, 11:14 AM
Unifying is more impressive most of the time, though there are exceptions.

JAB5239
04-25-2011, 11:14 AM
What happens if the division you are unifying is full of bums... but the classes above you are full of top opposition.

Unify, move up and leave no stone unturned.

The_Demon
04-25-2011, 12:08 PM
Id say yes it is,but thats a massive generalisation,would be easier too say if some cases were offered for comparison

SBleeder
04-25-2011, 04:21 PM
It depends on the division(s) in question.

And no, Manny Pacquiao's 47 world titles in 81 different weight classes is not the most impressive thing ever done in boxing history.

Steak
04-25-2011, 04:22 PM
depends who you beat.

just having a paper title doesnt mean you are the best in the division. and a win at a lower weight class can easily be more significant than one at a higher weight class.

$Natedatpkid$
04-25-2011, 05:57 PM
Unifying is more impressive AS LONG as the weight class isn't full of bums.

Like Manny going up in weight is more impressive then if Sergio became undisputed Middleweight champion. If Sergio became undisputed at 154 we might have ourselves a winner.

Because 154 is stacked with young hungry lions like Williams, Alvarez, Cintron, Angulo, Cotto, and Sergei. I mean it's not a too stacked division, but it's full of solid contenders. Some havent even hit their prime yet.

DeepSleep
04-26-2011, 12:42 AM
Unifying is more impressive.

RINGG
04-26-2011, 02:40 AM
Unifing by a long shot. These days any body can win one of the many titles but few are willing and can prove they are the best in their division.

mickey malone
04-26-2011, 05:01 AM
The best of the greats tend to unify a division and then move around, so i'd say unification is far more important, but to have 1 or 2 championship fights in 5 or 6 divisions and still remain unbeaten would be more impressive if we all knew for certain that it wasn't being accomplished with the use of steroids.
This is why there a can be no argument with regard to the old school greats.