Originally Posted by Drexl
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.
Belts mean nothing and there will ALWAYS be other people with belts. Was Tszyu not the man when they stripped him of the WBA belt?
Is Hatton not the man at 140 b/c Witter has a belt?
Was Lewis not the champ b/c Ruiz had a belt?
And he won all those other belts, but lost them b/c of dumbass title politics, just like what happened to Tszyu, Dairus M and countless others