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Old 05-04-2012, 08:56 AM   #16
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All hope for The Ring Championship has just been flushed down the toilet.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #17
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The new rules:

NEW CHAMPIONSHIP POLICY
Championship vacancies can be filled in the following two ways:
1. THE RING’s Nos. 1 and 2 contenders fight one another.
2. If the Nos. 1 and 2 contenders choose not to fight one another and either of them fights No. 3, No. 4 or No. 5, the winner may be awarded THE RING belt.
CHAMPIONSHIP RETENTION
THE RING also wants to encourage its champions to face worthy opponents. With that in mind, here are the six situations in which a champion may lose his belt:
1. The Champion loses a fight in the weight class in which he is champion.
2. The Champion moves to another weight class.
3. The Champion does not schedule a fight in any weight class for 18 months.
4. The Champion does not schedule a fight at his championship weight for 18 months (even if he fights at another weight).
5. The Champion does not schedule a fight with a Top-5 contender from any weight class for two years.
6. The Champion retires.

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What other signs are needed? They've obviously declined. Place a dead fish on a hot sidewalk and you'll see a steady process of decline. It's been going on for some time now..this matter in your thread just amounts to Ring's death throes. the magazine needs desperately to be rescued by new owners, and eventually this will happen.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #18
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Anybody think that a magazine like the ring is still needed? Or does the net its job better?
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:14 AM   #19
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How is that a devaluation?

It makes the championship more worthy surely!
Reread point# 2 from the "New Championship Policy"...
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #20
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Anybody think that a magazine like the ring is still needed? Or does the net its job better?
How about "ESB World Champion".
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #21
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Anybody think that a magazine like the ring is still needed? Or does the net its job better?
Yes, a magazine is needed. It's a fact that the internet offers so much, but there are times when you want to have a magazine in your hands..it's like reading from a real book instead of ebooks..and all sports are represented by magazines..boxing is terribly disserved by being represented by these Golden Boy charlatans....and Ring merely needs to have new owners/publishers.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #22
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Those new rules are daft.

It's an attempt to stay relevant by removing the only thing which made relevant in the first place.

It's a shame really as the principle behind it initially was bang on and it deserves more respect than federation belts.
Rosenthal is an idiot
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #23
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I like it. Much more fluid and less rigid.

Puts it's clear ahead of the alphabet belts for me now.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #24
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I like it. Much more fluid and less rigid.

Puts it's clear ahead of the alphabet belts for me now.
Did you see the scenario I posted?
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #25
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Yes, a magazine is needed. It's a fact that the internet offers so much, but there are times when you want to have a magazine in your hands..it's like reading from a real book instead of ebooks..and all sports are represented by magazines..boxing is terribly disserved by being represented by these Golden Boy charlatans....and Ring merely needs to have new owners/publishers.
I do agree with this, it really seems immoral (biased interests) for Golden Boy to own the Ring.

These days, I think Boxing Monthly is the best boxing mag.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #26
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Decline? It was never what it was cracked up to be. (the mag or the title)
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:21 AM   #27
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Decline? It was never what it was cracked up to be. (the mag or the title)
You're kidding? The Ring used to be and was for decades, the Bible of Boxing. It was the standard, for a very long time of what a boxing magazine should be. The decline started before Golden Boy, but it was almost inperceptible..the decline under these GB butt boy jerks has been rather steep, by anyone's standards. It's so obvious, that's why I ask if you're kidding here.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:22 AM   #28
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I do agree with this, it really seems immoral (biased interests) for Golden Boy to own the Ring.

These days, I think Boxing Monthly is the best boxing mag.
Yes, I agree with you 100% about Boxing Monthly.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:40 AM   #29
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You're kidding? The Ring used to be and was for decades, the Bible of Boxing. It was the standard, for a very long time of what a boxing magazine should be. The decline started before Golden Boy, but it was almost inperceptible..the decline under these GB butt boy jerks has been rather steep, by anyone's standards. It's so obvious, that's why I ask if you're kidding here.
It was considered a joke when Bert Sugar took it over and 'saved' it. It's had ebbs and flows throughout its existence as a publication. The Bible of Boxing is their own self-made claim. Kind of like Ali calling himself The Greatest. A lot of fans just swallow both claims no questions asked, fair enough - doesn't mean there isn't dissent. Is it the most important and influential boxing publication in history? Probably, but it certainly hasn't been a very wide field for the last several generations has it? The Ring kind of just takes on that role by virtue of being bigger and older than its competitors.

Besides, it's more the championship's reputation that I question than the mag's. In fact, far more.

People on here treat the Ring belt as though it's more prestigious on its own than all four major sanctioning bodies unified together. Utter poppy****. It never has been and never will be as legitimate as any one of the ABC's in spite of all their foibles - let alone the lot combined.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #30
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Did you see the scenario I posted?
Yeah that wouldn't hold up because it's 2 who isn't fighting 1.

It's like floyd. Him vs mosley would have been for the ring belt. He'd have kept his belt for the ortiz fight. He'd be ring champion now.

We'll have to see how it manifests but this can only be a good thing in my opinion.

It's all semantics anyways, in essence it's exactly the same as promoting 4 to 2 because 2 ducked 1.
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