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.
Why wouldn't it be? Robinson was the man in the division the moment he beat Fritzie Zivic, who was rated No. 1 -- That was in 1941. He didn't get a shot at the title until basically 1947, and had already beaten both the man who vacated it and even the one he was fighting for it.