Originally Posted by ipswich express
Actually Lewis didn't have all the belts at that point. The WBA had stripped him by then for not facing John Ruiz... Which takes me back to my original comment that its hard to recognise the WBO's lineage. Nobody and I mean nobody thinks Damiani, Morrison or Bentt were the world Heavyweight champion. Nobody thought Wladimir was at that time either.
like it or not Corrie Sanders won a world title when he defeated Wlad, and that's what the OP was asking about. No mention was made by the OP of linear-only-champions.