Originally Posted by mrdoctor
IB i'll ask you a question...tell me out of the WBO WBA WBC and IBF which all reconize each other,which one of these organizations has mundine won a fully fledged trinket?like no higher.....the championship belt
when and where?
IMO he never acquired a genuine
world title from any legit org.
He got the interim WBA light middleweight strap from Rigo Alvarez (Canelo's shitty brother), who took it via home-brewed gift decision against Nobuhiro Ishida. Fair deuce, Rigo did bother Ishida with his pressure and hurt him a couple of times but for 90% of the match he was cleanly outboxed. So Rigo should've never had it. To boot, Rigo was coming directly off a loss to Austin Trout for the real
(non-interim) WBA title. So Mundine having that piece of tin handed to him, only having to beat the pedestrian Alvarez, is basically a giant farce.
Both of his super middleweight reigns began by scooping up a vacancy rather than seizing from a currently active champion.
So if you discount vacant and interim deals, he was never world champ. Of course, technically he can (and does) claim to be 3-division.