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Old 11-12-2012, 09:49 AM #11
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All real boxing fans would rather have one real champion per division than a heap of title holders. It would also mean that having 0 on your record would not mean so much as the best would be forced to fight the best.
Wouldn't the 0 on your record mean more then ? If you we're the only one with a belt in your div. and were constantly fighting number 1 contenders and somehow remained undefeated

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:50 AM #12
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Nope. That would give a monopoly to one authorising body. There should be two. That way we still keep the excitement of unification bouts for crowning the undisputed champion.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:55 AM #13
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I think this is made too much of to be honest. A) If we had one champion, there are too many pro contenders and some of them wouldn't get a shot by the time they retire. B) We don't call Povetkin a champion, he is a title holder. Boxing knows who the real men of the division are.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:58 AM #14
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it's the same thing when you've got a 1 and two contender for a vacant lineage, or a number one contender challenging the champion



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yes.... and?


it will never happen. boxing exists only because it makes people money.
I know its the same thing, I just prefer 2 titles. And agree, it will never happen.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:20 AM #15
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Nope. That would give a monopoly to one authorising body. There should be two. That way we still keep the excitement of unification bouts for crowning the undisputed champion.
Awesome post. One title is too little. Two is ideal - not enough to water down the significance of a belt. One champion could mean that he could in essence monopolize the belt. And throw the RING belt somewhere in there too.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:25 AM #17
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Well obviously. Boxing has had at least 2 recognized titles since the 1920s, although for the first few decades they usually (not always) had one guy with both titles.

4+ titles can help the high-risk/low-reward fighters, there's more titles available and they can use the title as a marketing tool, but as a whole they stink.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:04 PM #18
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In the ideal world, yes, but it will never happen because the status quo suits the sanctioning bodies and the promoters and tv companies down to the ground. It makes them money and thats all that matters, sadly.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:29 PM #19
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It would make being a world champion have more meaning for one, and to think they called some guys paper champions back when there was one title per division
right back at ya, being called world champion carried the most weight and social power came with it. nowaday, the word champion just get thrown out a lot with no true meaning
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:32 PM #20
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I've always liked the fact on cutting down on titles. Nowadays it seems like everyone gets called a champ. I kinda like 2 titles per weightclass though to help build up a mega fight between the 2 title holders.
makes sense, but two titles would still mean one is higher than the other, which means there is only one
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