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what does emeritus champion mean

Discussion in 'General Boxing Forum' started by mush, Jul 10, 2008.



  1. mush

    mush Member Full Member

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    what does emeritus champion and interum mean and what rights do they have?
     
  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Emeritus champ is like a great champ, like a guy who is recognised as great within the division. Rights? Nothing on paper, I don't think, but a fighter who has this honour bestowed (I think it's only the WBC that does it) will always have the division's respect.

    Interim champion is a champion who fights for and defends a title whilst the Champion is out of the game - be that through injury or some other reason (Jimmy Bivins was interim champ when Louis was at war).

    The interim champion then fights the champ when the champ returns to the ring - or this is the theory.


    But really it's all a big ****ng joke.
     
  3. UKFightFan

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    Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko are both Emeritus WBC champions. The both retired whilst champions.

    Having this title means that if either of them ever want to come out of retirement then they are automatically the mandatory challenger to the title.

    This is what Vitali has done and why he has got his shot at Peters.
     
  4. mush

    mush Member Full Member

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    thanks guys ,can they become emeritus champion at any time by the commitees dicesion or do they have to retire as champion?
     
  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    They don't have to retire as champion, I don't think.

    It's just an honourary title, so that shouldn't be neccesary, technically. The recipiant recieves a belt which can be exhibited during exhibitions etc.

    And the commitees decision doesn't have to be unanimous - I think they need something like two thirds, which I find a bit dubious.

    What the hell is happening in your avatar?
     
  6. TommyV

    TommyV Boxing Junkie booted

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    Isn't the emeritius champion almost guarenteed a shot at the title? Like Quitali is the WBC emeritius champion, he's been inactive for years but he's got his shot against Peter.
     
  7. Beeston Brawler

    Beeston Brawler Comical Ali-egedly Full Member

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    Emeritus is a title bestowed by the WBC at the discretion of the board.

    A guy doesn't have to retire as champion to have the 'privelige' - no doubt the major requirement is to have participated in a fair few WBC title fights and provided them with $$$ - in return you get a right to become mandatory challenger should you come out of retirement, if you wish to invoke the right, that is.

    You don't have to be retired either - Bernard Hopkins is an Emeritus, but probably thinks it isn't worth the hassle when all he wants at his age is big money fights, and rightly so for many reasons.
     
  8. mush

    mush Member Full Member

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    my avatar is a snake I was looking after eatin a mouse nearly bit me twice.
     
  9. JabCross727

    JabCross727 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I guess just more ABC bs eh, like the designations of unified, undisputed, and super champion.
     
  10. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    **** that.
     
  11. Govanmauler

    Govanmauler Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    :lol: :lol:
     
  12. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

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    Their just more bull**** titles the alphabet organizations create so they collect sanctioning fees and **** up the game some more!!! :nod