Originally Posted by lufcrazy
But hasn't the board already retrospectively crowned champions in the divsion? Those who were listed as champ when the rankings were released?
Yes, so I'm stressing the difference between retrospectively crowning a champion based upon what would
have been the case (had Vitali not un-retired, whatever else) and retrospectively crowning champions based upon what did
To be clear: Wladimir Klitschko never defeated a #1 contender when he was ranked as #2 or a #2 contender when ranked as #1. This is the ONLY way a Transnational champion can be crowned. That being the case there is literally no argument for crowning him TBR champion.