Originally Posted by Earl Hickey
It has to be undisputed, how could he be undisputed when his brother holds a major title and a good 50% think his brother would beat him.
He may have won the Ring title, but that's not the lineal championship, and in recent years has devolved into a piece of nonsense.
The Lineal champion is the undiputed "man" in his division, you can't be that with another legit champion out there.
Lineage and undisputed are two different things.
If you believe that lineage is reestablished when a fight between the no.1 and no.2 (sometimes 3) then Wlad became linear champ when beating Chagaev.
If you need to be undisputed to claim lineage then you'll not have any linear champs today.
Going by your standard then who did Tyson beat to become lineal champ?