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Old 07-31-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Default The Saunders/Fletcher thread got me thinking...

Why is the British title considered more prestigious than the Commonwealth title?

Is it just a historical prestige?

Do you consider this to be the case?

Is there an argument that the Commonwealth title is actually more meaningful than the EBU? I feel the Commonwealth title should be more prestigious, remember fights like Lewis and Ruddock.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Saunders/Fletcher thread got me thinking...

With the commonwealth, it takes in weaker territories, such as Canada, many african countries, Australia. Obviously these countries do have some strong boxers but on the whole they are of a lower standard and you can defend against these opponents.

Not so much with the British, ok some duds do fight for it but you can get away with an unknown from Africa much easier than a crap Brit as the - the Board usually wont allow it, most British boxers would do their upmost to win a british title for the history, prestige, opportunities and the fans know a brit more than an unknown TTG
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: The Saunders/Fletcher thread got me thinking...

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Saunders/Fletcher thread got me thinking...

Should be more countries = better

Commonwealth = 54

Euro = 47
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Saunders/Fletcher thread got me thinking...

British title is like the F.A Cup, A special title that holds great historic significance as well as a amazing piece of craft. The Commonwealth title obviously covers far more territory but the quality isn't as good, the British title just brings out the best in people and the level of fighting often seems better which is why it is rated higher.

TBH even the European title over recent years has kinda lost it's significance IMO when many fighters have won vacant titles against pretty mediocre opposition..
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: The Saunders/Fletcher thread got me thinking...

British title is always gonna be regional to the world though.
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