The IBO is considered a major belt by some. . . In fact, it's quite desirable in Europe (where just as many world class fighters are than anywhere else). . . They are the only organization that uses objective, statistical criteria for rankings. . . No political bull**** involved. . . It is what it is with the IBO. . .
Also, the ring title is considered as a measuring stick in this day and age because of all the sanctioning bodies. . . It is recognized as a title; in fact, possibly MORE PRESTIGIOUS than any sanctioning body title. Hatton was the legitimate champion at 140 when pacquiao destroyed him. . .
/thread. . . Oh yeah, Opal is likely on welfare in real life. . .