View Full Version : Cruiserweight Champions

09-08-2006, 02:33 PM
call me ignorant but...

whats going on with the world cruiserweight titles? i think i must have lost touch for a few months/most of the year.

o'neil bell unified the IBF, WBC and WBA belts at the beginning of january. Now, the IBF title is vacant (did he miss a mandatory or not pay the fee?) and most sites show Bell as WBA holder but WBAonline shows Virgil Hill as the champion.

According to WBAonline and boxrec, Hill won the vacant WBA title on 27th January this year..20 days after Bell won the unified titles.

so whats all that about then?

09-08-2006, 04:31 PM
i dont know

09-08-2006, 05:34 PM
The IBF stripped Bell for pulling out of a mandatory bout because of a tooth problem.
[From WIKI]

09-08-2006, 07:34 PM
The IBF stripped Bell for pulling out of a mandatory bout because of a tooth problem.
[From WIKI]
thats a bull**** thing to do

09-09-2006, 07:35 AM
and teh wba have 2 types of champ.

super champ and standard champ

09-09-2006, 08:03 AM
ah..that solves that one then. although having two champs in one organisation is ****ed up. howabout keeping things simple guys? apparently is lennox lewis's fault...



The SUPER WORLD CHAMPION CATEGORY OR UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION was created for those World Champions who hold the title of two or more organizations recognized by the WBA, like the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

The creation of the category of SUPER WORLD CHAMPIONS or UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPIONS was born from a suggestion sent to us by Lennox Lewis, World Boxing Association former Heavyweight Champion, which we have considered convenient in order to give the Unified Champions a more flexible time to defend their titles as well as the challengers the chance to fight for the title.


We are still working to set the regulation that shall rule the SUPER WORLD CHAMPIONS, and we have considered it convenient to establish the following:

The SUPER CHAMPIONS will be obliged to make the mandatory defense of their titles in a period no longer than 18 months against the boxer recognized as the World Boxing Association Champion of the corresponding division.
In the intermediate period between the mandatory defenses, the UNDISPUTED SUPER CHAMPION will be able to defend his title against any recognized opponent chosen from the official ratings list of the WBA or from the organizations it recognizes and with the approval of those organizations.
The WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO will coordinate whenever necessary their respective ratings, to minimize any incompatibility in them for the Unified Titles, thus easing the optional fights of the UNIFIED SUPER CHAMPIONS.
In those cases of controversies that make difficult the selection of the mandatory contender to fight with the SUPER CHAMPION, the organizations will be able to order mandatory fights (Box-off suggested by Lennox Lewis) to determine the mandatory contender –previously agreed-. In those cases when they do not reach an agreement to make the mandatory fight as it is stated in point ‘a’ and ‘b’ previously stated in this provisional regulation, the Purse Bid Procedure will be ordered."