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View Poll Results: Oleg - Emeritus Champ if he retires?
Yes - his situation is identical to Vitalys 15 28.30%
No - state your reason 12 22.64%
Who knows, the WBC is run by monkeys anyway??? 26 49.06%
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:33 AM   #31
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31 Months and the WBC has had zero financial gain from this mess (or at least we are told).

I thought these guys wanted to make money. I think it's time we start investigating some backhand pocket exchanges between Jose Suliman and some Eastern Euro connections.
Mercifully for the WBC, 2006 was actually a better-than-average year as their title was fought for 3 times. Rahman-Toney, Rahman-Maskaev, Maskaev-Okhello. Rahman was a busier champion than either Vitali or Maskaev, naturally.

So they probably did alright out of that.

But with just 1 title fight in 2005 and probably 2007, that's really going to hit the WBC in the wallet...
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:57 AM   #32
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Well, will Oleg ALSO be crowned Emeritus Champ if he retires, just like Vitlay did?

Oleg won the title, and defended against a voluntary challenger once.

Vitaly won the title, and defended against a voluntary challenger once.


Vitaly retired because of injuries.
Oleg - well, he might too...


Really. What's the difference? Oleg didn't have a losing title shot previously???
I like the 3rd option in your poll, and probably the majority here will have it as their vote.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:04 AM   #33
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No.

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.
What does that matter? Just because most people thought he was the best doesn't make it so until he proves it in the ring.

Vitali had more fans. So what. There were 3 other "World Champions" at the time, one of whom had defeated Vitali (Byrd).

Maskaev does not deserve to be Emeritus champ, and neither did Vitali.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:41 PM   #34
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What does that matter? Just because most people thought he was the best doesn't make it so until he proves it in the ring.

Vitali had more fans. So what. There were 3 other "World Champions" at the time, one of whom had defeated Vitali (Byrd).

Maskaev does not deserve to be Emeritus champ, and neither did Vitali.
Perhaps Vitlay could have his status changed to

"Peoples Emeritus Champion"

after all, he apparently became the "Peoples champion" after LOSING to Lewis. And now, I read somewhere else that Wald is the "Peoples champion" now.

If I was Vitlay, I'd be asking my brother how he's got the cheek to take one of my titles from me.......
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:50 PM   #35
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Can someone verify Maskaev's injuries?
If he has four herniated discs in his back there's no "Emeritus" bullsht only back operations, traction, pain pills, therapy, retirement.
I can see a Peter/Povetkin super fight in 2 years!
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Can someone verify Maskaev's injuries?
If he has four herniated discs in his back there's no "Emeritus" bullsht only back operations, traction, pain pills, therapy, retirement.
I can see a Peter/Povetkin super fight in 2 years!
Retirement = Emeritus if the guy retired as champ. That's the whole point.

Same reason they gave it to Lewis. (who to be honest, if the Emeritus thing HAS to exist - which it shouldn't - is the only one so far deserving of it.)
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