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ceboxer15
10-30-2005, 12:36 AM
out of the title belts in boxing history, which title is the biggest to to win?

Famoso Matador
10-30-2005, 01:09 AM
Well back in the day there was only one title.
And than came the WBA and WBC, than the IBF and than the WBO.
I recently watched the Camacho/Haugen fight, Camacho was the WBO champ.
The HBO commentator said something like "We don't recognize this belt as a world championship belt". I was a bit surprized, but it made sense cause it was in the beginnings of the WBO, and i dont think its that highly regarded now to tell you the truth.
At the end of the day its the fighter that makes the belt, not the belt that makes the fighter.

fistlegend
10-30-2005, 04:38 AM
WBA i think

Punch Drunk Willie
10-30-2005, 06:15 AM
The WBA has the oldest, or I should say longest, lineage- if you go by pedigree. It can be traced back to the 1920's. It was originally the old NBA, based in New York.

The WBC was created in 1963 by a group of renegade officials of the WBA, who had numerous disgreements regarding rules and regulations, as well as with several of the past elections. They named their new sanctioning body the World Boxing Council, and in response (and out of fear that they wouldn't sound as "worldly") the NBA changed its name to the WBA, or World Boxing Association.

The IBF was founded in the early 80's (1983, I think) from a group of disaffected WBA officials who left over the presdential election of the organization. It had no real credibility until Larry Holmes embraced them, and began carrying the belt around, after being stripped of his WBC title. That was the turning point for the organization.

The WBO is recognized in Europe as a legitimate fourth sanctioning body. It is less-accepted in North America--but it will be, in time.

Some national commissions, the Japanese Athletic Commission for instance, still does not recognize the IBF. But there are only a few.

At present there are 32 sanctioning bodies in the world boxing alphabet soup. Obviously, some are more legitimate than others. I think Butterbean was the heavyweight champion of one of them--so that would be a low end one.

ceboxer15
10-30-2005, 09:18 AM
i meant the biggest title as in weight division.

Dempsey 1919
10-30-2005, 10:06 PM
without a doubt, it is the heavyweight crown. it is considered that if you win the hw title, you can beat anybody in the world!

where's that fool duncanjl, he seems to have gone into hiding lol!

habZ
10-30-2005, 10:11 PM
get rid of all the pointless belts and you got boxing making history again.

Dempsey 1919
10-30-2005, 10:12 PM
i agree with you 100%.

VERSION1 (V1)
11-09-2005, 04:12 PM
without a doubt, it is the heavyweight crown. it is considered that if you win the hw title, you can beat anybody in the world!

where's that fool duncanjl, he seems to have gone into hiding lol!
yea more money fame etc.

Da Iceman
11-09-2005, 10:45 PM
why is ray robinson holding ali's thigh in that pic ?

Dempsey 1919
11-10-2005, 02:39 PM
why is ray robinson holding ali's thigh in that pic ?

i was always wondering that too!

Da Iceman
11-10-2005, 07:45 PM
i think sugar ray was a lil to sweet

Dempsey 1919
11-11-2005, 01:13 AM
i think sugar ray was a lil to sweet

ha ha ha!!

Dempsey 1919
12-23-2005, 01:35 PM
they should make it mandatory to unify the belts within two years or something like that.

Da Iceman
12-23-2005, 08:16 PM
what if you dont want too?

Skydog
12-24-2005, 12:41 AM
An act of gratitude and/or friendship, possibly.

Dempsey 1919
12-24-2005, 01:49 AM
what if you dont want too?

then they should just take it away from you.

Da Iceman
12-24-2005, 12:36 PM
then they should just take it away from you.
but if your defending your belt that would be stupid, sugar ray was bein a lil to friendly