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Old 08-23-2007, 03:27 AM   #13
achillesthegreat
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Default Re: Herbie Hide is the EU mandatory

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Originally Posted by BigEars
The EU belt came about over 5 and a half years ago(and had champions in most divisions by then) , okay I'd expect casual fans to be a little confused but people who frequent forums should be even more aware of it than the WBA Super champion/regular champion nonsense .

Unlike most regional belts(eg ABC pan-pacific or whatever) this one makes sense to me as it's like having the English title as well as the British . It's a good stepping stone towards the real European title and is only available to fighters from the EU .
To be honest I wasn't sure which belt Frag had won so I checked on boxrec and it said EBU-EU but I only remembered the EBU bit.

There are enough stepping stones in boxing. Its getting too much. Just imagine a fighter going through the belts:

Southern Area title
English title
British title
Commonwealth title
EU title
EBU title
minor org belts i.e. WBC international
major belt

It gets a bit much.
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