Originally Posted by TBooze
Look at the 30s through to the 70s, the UK barely had more than three world class fighters at any one time in that period. As the 80s began, we started to get a bit of depth. By the time 1997 was here, we had at least half a dozen world class fighters, that is an historic high, not low for the sport in this Country.
there were only 8 divisions NOT 17!!!
ONE world champion and the Lonsdale Belt for many a year was as good as.
Fighters had to earn their right at a title fight the long & hard way... and many who could have never got near titles such was the comp.
Britain ruled boxing in the lower weights, and our Champions & Leading Contenders were the real deal...
the only reason we have more as you put it, is because of the 17 weight divisions and at least 5 possible world title belts to pursue and achieve after only having fought anywhere from 15 - 25 fights.