Originally Posted by Illmatic
do you care about titles or championships?
He became titlist in 95, became recognized champion with win over Tom Johnson in Feb 97, held title until loss to Barrera April 01. Four+ years
In terms of determining an "Undisputed" Champ, yes. If there are other guys with belts then it is disputed. Louisito Espinosa was a long-standing FW champ at the same time as Hamed, for example. Smoke Gainer also had the WBA for 3 years. Hamed didn't fight either of them for one reason or another (not necessarily his fault, just saying it was disputed).
Once you beat the other belt holders, the belts themselves become less important. You are undisputed until somebody beats you in the ring.