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How did Golovkin get the IBO belt?

Discussion in 'General Boxing Forum' started by Flamazide, Aug 10, 2017.



  1. Flamazide

    Flamazide Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I know people generally don't care about the IBO, but I was just looking up their history on boxrec and it seems that Khurtsidze won the belt and then Golovkin fought someone for the IBO belt. How was Golovkin able to do that if Khurt had the IBO at the time and they never fought?
     
  2. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The same way he got the WBA.
     
  3. Flamazide

    Flamazide Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Didn't he win a vacant WBA belt? This wasn't vacant unless I have the wrong information.
     
  4. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Basically saying that he got them, compared to most other titlists, illegitimately. And many other titlists don't get them legitimately, either.

    He won the "vacant interim WBA title" and then later, without fighting I believe, got it elevated to full titlist.
     
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  5. Angler Andrew

    Angler Andrew Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What about the IBF,was that won against Lemieux
     
  6. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    No you people are wrong, he won it from Lejuan Simon, when he unified the WBA regular and IBO titles.
     
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  7. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When no super champion is in place the regular champion is elevated to super after 5 successful defenses. Fairly basic rules everyone needs to know if they're going to voice on opinion on the subject.
     
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  8. Flamazide

    Flamazide Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It was. I remember that.
     
  9. HerolGee

    HerolGee Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    it doesnt matter, no one recognises it. its his other title fights that count.
     
  10. HerolGee

    HerolGee Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    crap rule though. Winning a belt is something you do in the ring, by taking the belt from a beltholder, unless its been vacated in which two fight for the vacated belt.

    You dont get elevated to gold medal if you've won five silver medals.
     
  11. HerolGee

    HerolGee Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    matters not, 3G now has 7 good defences to his name and climbing.
     
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  12. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Seeing the kinds of fights that are made when a vacated belt is on the line these days I think I'll take the 5 defense option instead.
     
  13. HerolGee

    HerolGee Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    as long as you disregard "reg" defences then accepting "promotions" is still the weskest form of winning a title, but acceptable.
     
  14. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The IBO was vacant and Golovkin fought Lajuan Simon for it.
     
  15. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Paul Smith's Highlight Reel Full Member

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    That was a sweet KO too
     
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