Originally Posted by bojangles1987
The whole point of my post you just quoted is that none of these belts matter. The guys holding them only hold them because of politics, not because they earned them.
So honestly, him being lineal champ at 140 would mean nothing if he gets that distinction by beating Danny Garcia. If Garcia went on to have a good career to make the win mean something, then beating Garcia would mean something, but him being lineal champ never would, not to me.
People are becoming too obsessed with the Ring rankings. They are just as bad as any belt organization. Not only do they bump up fighters unfairly, but they also just give away the belt now. I mean #2 v #5 can win a ring belt now. And people like Larry will call him a lineal champ
Even with the Ring belt being "free", they sure love giving it away. Vlad, Hernandez and Garcia, who all hold Ring belts are in reality not lineal champs