Originally Posted by p4pBute
Name recognition some times means more then a belt, I think a heavy puncher like Kelly will be the favorite if this fight came about, an I think a wide UD or a KO on butes part would carry a lot more wait then the WBC belt. Plus it is not the real WBC, but there second place verison (intern), ward is the top WBC belt holder.
The only way that belt means anything, is if WBC makes ward have to fight the winner of the May showdown... An if Bute fights pavilk in april, three months from there is July, not much further along....
Ward was stripped a while ago, because of his shoulder injury, so Bika and Sjelokaoskajlujoriu (whatever his name is) will fight for the regular WBC. Ward is WBC Emeritus champion (which doesn't mean jack shit, remember Kessler?).