Originally Posted by Mr Packer
Sam Soliman fought bouts to gain the No1 contender position. IBF champion Geale is due to fight his manatory Soliman by December 8. The IBF gave a special excemption for Geale to fight Mundine, to delay the mandatory. The special reason for the delay is that a Mundine fight creates more money.
Is correct? If so is it right? Is it good for boxing to have a system were an org allows a mandatory to be bypassed for a big money fight against a guy who does not even have a belt from another org? Is this good for boxing?
What the IBF are doing is corruption. Abuse of discretion, the misuse of one's powers and decision making facilities.
Gav all orgs are a bit corrupt. Don't know why you're getting worked up about it. Danny was rated 31 in August after being beaten by Tarver in July in the WBC CW rankings yet appeared in the top 15 the next month so he could fight Wlod. Mundine has heaps of people suddenly appear in the WBA top 15 when he holds a title who don't deserve it. You never got upset about that. Is it good for boxing? probably not but it is what it is. At least Sam will eventually get a shot. If it was the IBO he can be left in limbo indefinitely.