Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
As i pointed out above, Ibragimov and Chagaev have no weaker claim than Moore/Patterson, Schmeling/Sharkey, Burns/Root did.
So why would that claim lose all credibility?
In the scenario you describe one fighter would hold the WBA, IBF and WBO belts. I think in that scenario that man would be regarded as the man at heavyweight.
Anybody who put up a rival claim based on the Whetabix Boxing Council heavyweight title would have little credibility.