Originally Posted by ArtThouFurious?
Eastern European dominance in boxing has to rank up there with some of the biggest myths permeated throughout boxing message board community. As is the myth of American being "passed up" by the international scene.
Out of the 17 weight divisions, there's only one Eastern European boxer that is regarded as the #1 boxer (and/or lineal champ) in his respective division. Compared to about 7 weight divisions where a U.S. boxer is the #1 fighter in their division (and/or lineal champ).
7 divisions? Which are these?
175, thats Dawson, so theres 1 US champ.
168, obviously Ward, theres 2.
154/147, Floyd can't be in two divisions at once. Ill put him at 154 right now. Theres 3.
140, Garcia is the Ring champ, though not seen as the number 1. Theres 4. He's only on this list because he has the Ring belt.
Can kinda scrape the barrel with Broner. 5
I'm missing two? Maybe Viloria, even though the Ring belt has Igarashi as the lineal champ. If you're going to count Viloria, you can discount Garcia. Whos the other