Re: Is this true? Saskul vs. Pacquiao was for the lineal 112 title. Explain.
Well its just the way it worked out because when that new lineage began Canto was holding the WBC belt...the WBA belt was mostly held or contested by guys he had already bested...was kind of like the silver medal belt at the time.
Several guys were short time holders and thai fighters tend to hold on like grim death to the belts they get...which from memory has been the nationality of the lineal title holder for most of those years since.
I don't really care that much about lineal...certainly does not mean you are the best in the division.