Originally Posted by aduriz
how can you be number 1 if you're not the legitimate lineal champion ,and you're not fighting the top contenders of your weight class ? and on top of that, you're fighting in what is basically the minor leagues of the sub-featherweight divisions ( USA )
east asia produced 35 flyweight world champions in the last 20 years .
mark johnson faced 0 asian fighters during his flyweight reign , and beat no title holders at 112 ( former or future ) . and you don't see a problem with that ? frankly it's mind boggling that some respected websites and magazines rated him as one of the best flyweights of ALL TIME ...
and yep , the ring magazine can't be biased . we're talking about the same ring magazine that fabricated records for don king boxers back in the 70's , right ?
lineal champ is a nice title to have but it doesn't mean you're the best in your division. (see erdei) you make a point with him facing no asians but that doesn't mean he didn't deserve the respect he got. you need to go back and watch some of his old fights to see why people thought that way.