Originally Posted by MyName
Altough I think there was a short period post Lewis in which Vitali was the champ when he beat Sanders.
Personally I considered Vitali beating Sanders to be the clash of the tow leading contenders at the time. Thus Vitali was the champ. I think when Vitali retired Wlad beat Sam Peter - again top two contenders so there is an argument for either. I lean slightly toward Wlad- he's being more active and is the better fighter. He also won the first significant fight between top contenders on Vitali's retirement.