Does the British title actually mean anything?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Austinboxing, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. FastLeft

    FastLeft Active Member Full Member

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    I think this is how whole boxing world should be. all fighter should prize the regional titles & only (maybe ) relinquish if win the world title . not challenge , win!
    this makes real sense

    is bad situation .

    British heavyweight title should be contested right now among these likes of boxers & multiple matches : Whyte & Joyce & Dubois & Hugh Fury & Bakole ( If he qualifies as UK resident) & Chisora . & Joshua if he loss rematch with Usyk. this
    this should be prioritized as achievement to win & defend this title. & British title rematch also.

    guys like Haye & Bruno avoided British heavyweight title. & behaves like they are levels above own country title. disgrace really.
     
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  2. Erik

    Erik Active Member Full Member

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    I think a lot of people massively underestimate just how good you've got to be to win a British title. Which is why so many 'prospects' avoid it all together and go down the meaningless alphabet route.
     
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  3. WholeHeapOfStyle

    WholeHeapOfStyle New Member banned Full Member

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    no its a good achievement.

    its true youve got to be reasonably good.

    Hence why not one single english-pakistani has (embarrassingly) never won a british title. They are never good enough.
     
  4. Throwback

    Throwback New Member Full Member

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    Quite right, which is why Conor Benn for example, is "world rated" despite never proving he's the best in Britain.
     
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  5. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    boom
    khan
    conor benn
    would never have got near a british title
     
  6. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That's why they should never ever offer him a world title shot.
     
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  7. FastLeft

    FastLeft Active Member Full Member

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    yes.
    & a big part is because even heavy favourite in British title will have to give rival or champion same training camp & contract & conditions etc.

    prospects prefer late notice opponent "TBA ' ' bring in finalize on few week with money payday offer. sometimes 1 or 2 week only.

    but in match with British domestic levels champion with good training camp can be much risks for ' world class prospect ""

    they rather get some washed import or name on slim notice & con public with less risks
     
  8. BEATDOWNZ

    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Do you have mental problems? Khan did really well on the world stage. He would have bossed the British title.
     
  9. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! I know what I like and I like what I know. Full Member

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    I love British Title fights no matter what the division as you can see it means something to both fighters, either as a pinnacle or as a stepping stone to Euro / World Level.

    Sadly though, like another favourite trophy of mine (until the QFs/SFs) The FA Cup, it has lost some of its allure, wrongly in both counts.

    My blame is with promotors / managers of both sports looking purely at ££££ at World Level (Boxing) and Champions League (Footy), forgetting what actually made them successful in the 1st place whilst relegating a prime trophy / belt to being that of an also ran.

    A crying shame.
     
  10. red boy

    red boy Active Member Full Member

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    The best world champions we've produced will have had tough British title fights as part of their journey.
    It is a fantastic belt and a real test of a boxers mettle.

    Benn will regret not going down the route of the British title.
     
  11. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    john murray would have walked him down and koed him
    thaxton would of out boxed him
    and yuri romanov
    he wouldnt have escaped andwent to world title shot after beating a sfw
     
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  12. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Active Member Full Member

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    I remember the glory days. Ian Napa vs. Martin Power at Newham Leisure Centre for the British Bantamweight Title.
     
  13. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs Active Member Full Member

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    Overall yeah, just because a few silver spoons bypass it and a few undeserving whoppers have held it shouldn't mean it should be dismissed.