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You cant consider one organazation the best. Each weight division has its own top guy. All 4 are pretty equal.

Say the best heavyweight is Klitschko so the IBF Heavyweight title right now seems a bit better than other but then you look at super feather where the IBF champ is not even the top 3 or 4 fighter in the division. Barrera is the top dog & he has the WBC.
 

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ring magazine defo. Some of there ratings i dont realy agree with but most i do. The Bible of Boxing Defo
 

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i least respect the wba just now i see they've just made john ruiz there #1 contender for the zillionth time. WHY.
 

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The Breakdown...

WBA: World Boxing Association, founded in 1921

WBC: World Boxing Council, founded in 1963

IBF: International Boxing Federation, founded in 1983

WBO: World Boxing Organization, founded in 1988


So i think i agree. The WBA has the purest heritage and is the one that was born out of recognizing the "Universal" champion since the days of John Sullivan in 1882. The others were just "made up" for the sake of money. As for Ring magazine... what happens if someone else comes along and starts publishing a magazine? Even if it's a good mag, why should that be the format allowed to "determine" anything? Lots to think about, huh?

(They should do away with all of it and just have a CHAMP)
 

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thats an imposibilty to do away with a governing body, these fragmentasions are all run as busineses so you cant just close them down.

when the wba was the only recognised body there ranking systems were all mob ran and full of coruption, thats why the wbc broke away and became recognised as the top governing body, since then it has become farceical with the alphabet soup bodys that we have today but the wbc is and always will be the most prestigeous.

in order here are the top belts.

#1. wbc.
#2. wba.
#3. ibf
#4. wbo.

i dont look at who's got the ibo,wbu or wbf belts because these are farceical but anybody with the 4 big ones has to be recognised as a champ (strap holder).
 

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iq145 said:
WBA: World Boxing Association, founded in 1921

WBC: World Boxing Council, founded in 1963

IBF: International Boxing Federation, founded in 1983

WBO: World Boxing Organization, founded in 1988


So i think i agree. The WBA has the purest heritage and is the one that was born out of recognizing the "Universal" champion since the days of John Sullivan in 1882. The others were just "made up" for the sake of money. As for Ring magazine... what happens if someone else comes along and starts publishing a magazine? Even if it's a good mag, why should that be the format allowed to "determine" anything? Lots to think about, huh?

(They should do away with all of it and just have a CHAMP)

I just know Kellerman & the ESPN crew use the Ring magazine champ as the top guy most the time.
There are plenty of other magazines but Ring magazine has a pretty good history & unbiased rankings.

They look pretty accurate to me.
Boxing: Ratings
 

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i find boxrec a good source, there usualy not far away either.
 

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tommygunn said:
i find boxrec a good source, there usualy not far away either.

I am not sure what kind of pts system they use or what to do their rankings . They jump around alot & sometimes a guys gets a win or 2 & leapfrogs everyone.
 

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yeah but there top guy is always bang on, i know what you mean though ive seen pac and winky rated as p4p best in the last month without throwing a punch:dunno:
 

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The WBC it just seems like the true champ in every weight class has to has or already have the WBC belt. But I kinda agree with Tommygunn

1.WBC
2.WBA
3.IBF
But no WBO I think that belt is Trash.
 

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id say the wbc is the most pretigeous but at the same time a fighter m,akes the belt, bernard hopkins who is the man at lightheavy and the super champ at the weight holds the ibo belt, and when hamed and barrera fought they also fought for the ibo tile.
 

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for some reason in my mind the WBC belt was thee belt to have if you wanted to be champ.
 

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if you hold 2or3 belts and have to relinquish the wbc belt should be the one you keep but it realy depends on who's your #1 contender or what fight you can get the most money for.
 
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