Originally Posted by lufcrazy
it's how boxing is today.
we have 4 or 5 claimants per division and these are ranked by objective people.
if Robinson v Bell is good enough, I see nor fair basis to demand 1 v 2 as the only relevant way to fill what you call a vacant crown.
In short, I don't view your lineal title above any of the others. I believe the man makes the belt, now more so than ever before. I would love their to be just one belt with prestige that everyone fought for, but that doesn't mean we can rewrite history.
You cannot redo what was never done in the first place. The WBS racketeers came into the sport and made an absolute mess of it, far worse than Carbo -who at least left the thrones alone.
Sorting through the mess is a giant job and you don't know if you like my "lineage" because it is as yet unpublished.
Robinson-Bell was 66 years ago. Why not go back 86? How would you propose filling vacant thrones then?