He appears to be your mate more than mine, judging by your extensive conversations together.
It's fairly easy for knowledgable fans to work out who's the champion in each division, whether it be by lineage or another process. HBO and Showtime wouldnt even call the likes of Sanders as a world champion these days. They'd refer to him as a belt holder. They referred to Berto and Guerrero as "basically an eliminator" rather than an interim WBC title fight.