Originally Posted by Asterion
Vitali was seen as the best in 2004-2005, as a light after Lewis retired and had a different aura. Maskaev has been seen as a shitty beltholder and as a guy that would be destroyed by some fighters in the division.
But we can see now that was purely myth.
Vitali and Maskeavs achievements as WBC champion have been identical. Identical.
In fact, Maskaev beat a better fighter than Vitlay did to get the title.
I don't believe the WBC has a "woulda, coulda, shoulda" clause in its rules and regulations. It might though, nothing would surprise me.