Ok all you boxing association presidents, listen up.
I just spent the better portion of my day trying to figure out exactly how all of your boxing associations work and link to each other.
What the hell are you thinking?
Who's the Champ?
In the middleweight division of just the top four most recognized associations (and most recognized is a relative term), there are 4-5 different champions:
- IBF – Daniel Geale
- WBA – Felix Sturm (and Super Champion Gennady Golovkin)
- WBC - Julio Ceasar Chavez Jr
- WBO – Dmitry Pirog
That’s like saying the Superbowl was won by Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Green Bay, New York and – yeah – maybe Seattle as well if you take x and y into account.
No wonder fans are flocking to the UFC. Because it's simple, one main driving force (the UFC) and one champion in each weight division. Fans actually have a chance at following what is going on.
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You know you'll never become a championship boxer when: (enjoy a hefty dose of sarcasm)
- You train half assed - every training session needs a specific aim and every session needs your complete attention. Don't just go through the motions.
- You fight at a weight near the bottom of your weight class - not a definite indicator of mediocrity, but a few pounds (of muscle) between you and your opponent translates into a lot of missed power and force
- You assume the fetal position when the bell rings.
- You eat at McDonalds and wash it down with a six pack twenty minutes before your fight.
- You have your trainer fill your water bottles with vodka, or other beverage of your choice.
- You close your eyes to avoid being hit as if not seeing the punch magically makes it disappear.
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