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Old 06-26-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default Chagaev-Ibragimov makes ESPN's top headlines

You need no more evidence that HW's drive the success of boxing.

We need this unification for our sport to prosper. And for more to follow.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
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Funny, I thought Iggy was going to fight Holyfield - Vlad for his title.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:14 PM   #3
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Credit Ibragimov and Chagaev for doing what needs to be done and getting a unification underway. Now let's hope that the winner will fight the Wlad-Brewster winner sometime early next year
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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Let me get this straight. The winner becomes heavyweight champion?
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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This is fantastic news. I think that the very notion of these two unifying will force the other belt holders into taking part.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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Well, as long as the winner face W. Klitschko to further the unification I am all for it. This is a perfect first step though.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:19 PM   #7
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yes. ring magazine will have to crown a champ, i would think.
Ring won't crown a champ, because Wlad is their #1 ranked heavyweight and I believe that their rules state that they require a #1-#2 or #1-#3 matchup, or a complete unification, to crown a Ring champ in a given division

I think it would take a matchup of the Wlad-Brewster and Chagaev-IBragimov winners for them to crown a champion
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:20 PM   #8
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yes. ring magazine will have to crown a champ, i would think. these two guys have decent resumes alread(especially chaga), so a unifcation will propell them to "world champ" status.
Not exactly, unfortunately. Ring's rules, I believe, mandate that the number 1 contender must face either the #2 or #3 guy to win the title. That means the winner of this fight has to face Wlad.

This is a step in the right direction, no doubt. And the winner of this fight - which I think is likely to be Chagaev - will have a case to rival Wlad as the top dog, but it still will require that guy to fight him to really settle things.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:21 PM   #9
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tv better show it
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:23 PM   #10
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see, we dont need wlad to unify, don king wasn't the one stopping unifications it was waldo.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:25 PM   #11
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yes. ring magazine will have to crown a champ, i would think. these two guys have decent resumes alread(especially chaga), so a unifcation will propell them to "world champ" status.
No, cause Wlad is #1, and evidence that they wont is in the Super Middleweight Division, where Kessler has two belts but Stay at home Joe is the ring champ.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:26 PM   #12
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who cares if wlad is ranked number 1 b a stupid magazine, true champions dont need a paper telling them.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:32 PM   #13
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btw, German TV calls the date and might produce it...
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:34 PM   #14
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Good to see a heavyweight story on ESPN.com's front page that isn't about Tommy Morrison's HIV status or Joe Mesi's brain injuries. As Guru said above, heavyweights drive boxing.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:34 PM   #15
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The WBC is going to be held up for quite awhile. There is 3 mandatory challengers waiting for a title shot which unacceptable and a violation of the WBC's own rules . Perhaps Wlad wil fight the winner of Chagaev vs Sultan though.

Why the WBC appointed the winner of Sam vs Mccall a shot, is unimaginable as both have been fighting poor opposition. It was fat and slow vs old slow, a real shit fight I read.
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