Originally Posted by Lance_Uppercut
Usually the general consensus. Which is why re-establishing a lineage is often times so diffucult. Shane was 'A' welterweight champ, not THE WW champ.
I can admit he was probably the closest thing, and maybe the most deserving. But boxing doesn't always work that way.
Once again you prove you don't know **** about the sport.
The fight was for Margarito's WBA title and the vacant Lineal Welterweight Championships of Lineal Champs and Cyber Boxing Zone (CBZ). The Ring did not recognize this bout for its vacant Welterweight Championship despite the fact, it pitted The Ring #1 ranked welterweight, Antonio Margarito vs. The Ring #3 ranked welterweight, Shane Mosley. Coming in the bout, Margarito had just TKO'd the previous The Ring #1 ranked welterweight and current The Ring #2 ranked welterweight, Miguel Cotto. After the fight, Mosley would be The Ring #1 ranked welterweight and seen by experts and fans alike, the true champion of the division
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