Originally Posted by forreal
He became the man in the HW division when he beated Corrie Sanders.
I don't think he is considered by most to have been the lineal HW champ because of that fight.
I guess it also depends how a person defines establishing a new lineage once the current champ retires as Lewis did.
BTW--why is Bowe not on the list? He had more claim as a lineal champ than VK did.