Originally Posted by Smokin'Joe100
Slightly off topic, but where actually is the original championship belt? Like the one Joe Louis had? because nowadays its all WBO this and IBF that.
The original belts are the WBC and the WBA.
A group splintered off from the unified belt and created their own belt called the WBA belt, they were unhappy because they didn't want Ali to give Liston a rematch and wanted Ali to face the mandatory.
The old organization then called itself the WBC.
The IBF was then created in the early eighties.
The WBO was then created in the late eighties.