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Old 07-19-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Default Do you consider the WBO to be....

a major title, or lesser of the 4 main bodies? Do you rank the bodies in order of prestige or by their history? And, is the IBO edging towards becoming a major body? The IBO has headlined in Vegas and has been held by some top fighters. Or can only one title be considered true?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #2
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Unfortunately it is now a major title. Elite level fighters have spoken. Look at some of the big fights in recent memory billed as world titles fights with the WBO belt as the only title on the line: Cotto and Pac's welterweight reigns, Bradley's light welter run etc). Furthermore the Ring now acknowledges the belt, having not always done so.

However in the past I have always ranked beneath the other three belts in terms of prestige and glamour, due to the WBO's lack of history. These days i'd say they are probably level pegging with the WBA and the WBC.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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It's definitely one of the main 4 now. Hopefully with their ridiculous no unification rule the WBC will soon slide into irrelevance.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:31 AM   #4
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It's definitely one of the main 4 now. Hopefully with their ridiculous no unification rule the WBC will soon slide into irrelevance.
The WBC don't really have a 'no unification rule', as evidenced by the Khan - Garcia bout.

The Trout Canelo bout was not granted unification status as Trout is not a world champion. He holds that meaningless regular title.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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yeah it's just as meaningless as the other 3
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:38 AM   #6
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The WBC don't really have a 'no unification rule', as evidenced by the Khan - Garcia bout.

The Trout Canelo bout was not granted unification status as Trout is not a world champion. He holds that meaningless regular title.
Suliman has ordered the winner of that fight to drop the WBA or be stripped of the WBC

it was only a "unification" because khan got handed the title back at the 11th hour
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Suliman has ordered the winner of that fight to drop the WBA or be stripped of the WBC

it was only a "unification" because khan got handed the title back at the 11th hour


And Ioka the Japanese strawweight champion had to drop the WBC belt a few days after unifying. If they keep enforcing the rule than I hope fighters just choose to dump their titles and they'll either change the rule or become another WBF.
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Ward holds WBA and WBC?
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And Ioka the Japanese strawweight champion had to drop the WBC belt a few days after unifying. If they keep enforcing the rule than I hope fighters just choose to dump their titles and they'll either change the rule or become another WBF.
This is what I think they should do

Skip to 7:05

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Old 07-19-2012, 08:20 AM   #10
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This is what I think they should do

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a major title, or lesser of the 4 main bodies? Do you rank the bodies in order of prestige or by their history? And, is the IBO edging towards becoming a major body? The IBO has headlined in Vegas and has been held by some top fighters. Or can only one title be considered true?
The WBO may now be Great Dane **** rather than Chihuahua ****, but they are still dog ****, just bigger and thus potentially more messier.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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lol its funny, remember Bowe vs Hide, Jim Lampley "we do not consider this title a true world title" now its just as relevant as the others. man, politics
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It's WHO you fight. Not WHAT you fight for.
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Nah. Any organisation that has Nathan Cleverly listed as a world champion can go do one. He's never beaten anything close to a world-class opponent.
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I was thinking this the other day.

The IBO is definitely creeping up and there'll be a top 5 within a few years.

Wlad Klit seems to treat it no differently to the others. Ricky Hatton held it for years too (at LWW). Lennox Lewis held it for years too.

Not sure how good or bad they are in all fairness.

They claim to use the "only unbiased ranking system" which is computerised.
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