boxing

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Twitter MMA Facebook Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2016, 07:22 AM   #1
rony
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Balkans
Posts: 148
vCash: 500
Default Shumenov vs Wright now for WBA Regular belt

It was announced today that the Shumenov vs Wright fight will be for the WBA belt and the Kalenga vs Dorticos fight will be for the WBA Interim strap. Pretty stupid move from the WBA to upgrade Shumenov to a full champion, but at least the winner of Shumenov vs Wright will face the Lebedev Ramirez winner.
rony is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 08:08 AM   #2
Robney
ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: A hollow vulcano lair!
Posts: 34,520
vCash: 1200
Default Re: Shumenov vs Wright now for WBA Regular belt

This whole super, unified, regular and interim belt thing is as ridiculous as it reads on paper, but letting others fight for a higher rated "vacant" strap even makes things worse.

Shumenov vs Wright is by no means a "world title" level fight and even less as Kalenga vs Doritos, but he's right in this case because he already had the "interim" paper belt, and he should be upgraded if others are fighting for a vacant one.
Of course this "regular" belt is nothing more as a minor strap, but the "interim" is even less valid. They've taken the place of what the intercontinental and the international belts once were, and those belts are even degraded to a lower level.

There's only one real WBA champion and his name is Denis Lebedev
Robney is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 08:13 AM   #3
Mexi-Box
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,465
vCash: 75
Default Re: Shumenov vs Wright now for WBA Regular belt

Man, WBA needs to give up on all these damn titles.
Mexi-Box is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Old 05-20-2016, 09:20 AM   #4
chitownfightfan
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: KY
Posts: 16,022
vCash: 0
Default Re: Shumenov vs Wright now for WBA Regular belt

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robney View Post
This whole super, unified, regular and interim belt thing is as ridiculous as it reads on paper, but letting others fight for a higher rated "vacant" strap even makes things worse.

Shumenov vs Wright is by no means a "world title" level fight and even less as Kalenga vs Doritos, but he's right in this case because he already had the "interim" paper belt, and he should be upgraded if others are fighting for a vacant one.
Of course this "regular" belt is nothing more as a minor strap, but the "interim" is even less valid. They've taken the place of what the intercontinental and the international belts once were, and those belts are even degraded to a lower level.

There's only one real WBA champion and his name is Denis Lebedev
While I MOSTLY agree that there's one real WBA titlist, Ledbedev, I've got to say, in this particular case, this holds true, yet in the other divisions, like the HW division, the WBA is trying to maintain order of mandate, while allowing their top NON SUPER Champ, to help the unified titlist, FURY, and before him, Wlad, to make the best fights, by using the "regular" champion to aid in thinning out the lesser contenders managing to climb the ranks.

I despised the whole interim and regular champ for a time, but I now see it as a necessary evil, keeping Wlad from having to fight Koyode at one point, or defending against Chagaev again, or Boswell.

When this whole situation at CW is settled, we'll likely see Ledbedev vs Gassiev and Drozd vs the winner of Usyk v Glowacki winner, and eventually, a very likely full unification fight, which we all hope for.

chitownfightfan is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2015