Re: the problem with british boxers...
What you say isn't true. The tradition route does not include area titles. That is just getting extreme. It is like saying you have to win the WBC international title before you go for the WBC title.
If a guy goes the traditional route he is moved along nicely and his competition increases, thus preparing him for the big stage. It would go British fighters, commonwealth fighters, elite europeans and then you would need some sort of eliminator if you were amongst a serious group of fighters.
By this stage you would be fully prepared for the big stage. If you can hack it you can hack it.
Cook had loads of experience, it just wasn't meant to be. Plus, Cook got this shot cause ****** fighters always get WBO shots. Khan could get a WBO shot now, it's ridiculous.