Do the belts really matter?

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  1. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    The
    Wbc and wba have by their own doing become meaningless
     
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No, with 4 belts why would it?
     
  3. caligula4

    caligula4 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The belts matter. Being a champion is what elite sportsmen aspire to be and will remember when their careers are over, but ultimately there are too many of them and too much politics and jargon involved
     
  4. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Which is precisely why they don’t matter.
     
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  5. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Fan of Antichrist Marxism Full Member

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    The belt is only as good as its champion, ultimately. They do matter but not as much as they maybe should.
     
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  6. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Spot on

    With the HW champs we currently have, they matter as your fighting for legacy and a ton of cash
    Now if Charles Martin was a champ today people may make more money elsewhere and only be fighting for legacy and decent cash
     
  7. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Fan of Antichrist Marxism Full Member

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    The Prince is on the comeback trail my friend, notice how these SHOOK champions don't want to mention his name?
     
  8. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    The God amongst men

    What a legend
     
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  9. ShadesOfAli

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    It’s like the difference between Man United v Liverpool in the Champions League final compared to them playing in the Charity Shield.

    People watch the Charity Shield anyway but the real silverware (Belts) is what they’re playing for.
     
  10. Patter983

    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

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    Is it balls haha

    with or without the belts this fight is absolutely massive!! No one gives two ****s about a match between anyone who contests the community shield !
     
  11. Murderers' Row

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    I never get tired of beating the dippers.
     
  12. Momus

    Momus Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Simple answer is that the belts only matter when they need to.

    It's the Schrödinger's Cat principle - they are both the pinnacle of boxing, and completely meaningless at the same time. Fighters can devote their entire career to winning one, and then drop the same belt because their mandatory challenger has too many syllables in his surname.

    Like everything else, at this point they are a promotional tool.
     
  13. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member Full Member

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    Don't care feck all about the belts
     
  14. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Didnt Eubank Jr turn down a vacant WBC title shot for peanuts to fight Degale on PPV? Says it all.
     
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  15. jm2729v

    jm2729v Active Member Full Member

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    Belts do matter especially in an era where the top fighters are looking for an excuse not to fight each other.
     
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