Originally Posted by Earl Hickey
Fact is if we are considering Wladamir to have established linearity without beating a DOMINANT legitimate WBC champion then we are setting a dangerous precident imo.
So not only does he need to beat the WBC Champion, but it has to be Vitali or else you will throw another asterisk on it and add to your imaginary list of requirements.
Insisting that not only does he have to beat the WBC Champ, but that it must be one that is "dominant" by your expert standard, is one of the most ridiculous things every posted in all seriousness on this site.
You're basically saying that if he has every single alphabet belt, plus the IBO and Ring he still won't be lineal champion for no reason other than he's Wlad Klitschko and you will never give him that credit.