WBA WBC merger going forward!! Yay!

WBA WBC merger going forward!! Yay!

Post by Brian Nas » Fri, 24 Apr 1998 04:00:00


This is great news for boxing fans that want to see a single unified
champion in each weight class.  This is a major step forward.  Also it will
probably force a Holyfield Lewis confrontation since there can be only one
champion with the WBA and WBC merging.

If this merger goes forward, you can expect fighters like Hamed to go for
the super Champion designation and take on the real champions in their
division instead of just*** onto joke WBO belts.

 
 
 

WBA WBC merger going forward!! Yay!

Post by BoyMa » Fri, 24 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Also it will probably force a Holyfield Lewis confrontation since there
>can be only one champion with the WBA and WBC merging.

Unlikely.  Who's going to pay the fighters?  Believe it or not,
this unification didn't come off because of sanctioning body
turf wars.  It didn't come off because of huge salary demands
on the part of BOTH fighters.  Do you think the WBA/C mandating
a unification will make it any more likely these two come to
terms?

And let's not forget that Holyfield also holds the IBF title.  Will
the WBA-WBC strip him if he holds onto it?

.....BoyMayo
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WBA WBC merger going forward!! Yay!

Post by Bria » Fri, 24 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>>Also it will probably force a Holyfield Lewis confrontation since there
>>can be only one champion with the WBA and WBC merging.

>Unlikely.  Who's going to pay the fighters?  Believe it or not,
>this unification didn't come off because of sanctioning body
>turf wars.  It didn't come off because of huge salary demands
>on the part of BOTH fighters.  Do you think the WBA/C mandating
>a unification will make it any more likely these two come to
>terms?

Yes  I do.  If there's only going to be one Super Heavyweight Champion then it's
going to have to go to one of these men since they are the current champions of
the WBA and WBC.  The only way to settle who would be the Super Champion is in
the ring, unless Holyfield gives up his belt because he is afraid he will get
beaten by Lewis or he's so demanding of money that he can't get in the ring for
20 million even.  The WBA-WBC merger disrupts the status quo which allows
Holyfield to hold onto his belt without having to fight Lennox.

You dont feel the WBA/WBC merging would do anything to improve the possibility
of a Holyfield Lewis fight happenning?  Well at least only one of them would be
the champion, instead of this dual championship BS we have now.  If the WBA and
WBC truly merge there can't be a WBA and WBC champion.  That in itself increases
the chances that Holyfield and Lewis would fight because only one would be able
to hold the Heavyweight championship.

Quote:
>And let's not forget that Holyfield also holds the IBF title.  Will
>the WBA-WBC strip him if he holds onto it?

As far as your point of the WBA-WBC stripping Holyfield if he held onto the IBF
title.  If they were going to do that don't you think the WBA would have already
done that to him.

I dont know the details of the WBA/WBC merger so maybe its not going to do
anything to change the status quo.  But if those organizations truly merged it
would be a huge improvement over the situation we're in now.

-Brian

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WBA WBC merger going forward!! Yay!

Post by BoyMa » Sat, 25 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Yes  I do.  If there's only going to be one Super Heavyweight Champion
>then it's going to have to go to one of these men since they are the
>current champions of the WBA and WBC.

Yes, but the WBA-WBC announcing that they want these two to
fight does absolutely nothing.  The WBA/WBC isn't going to put
money into the purse so both fighters get what they want.  On
the contrary...the promotion has to pay them sanctioning fees.
Lewis/Holyfield will come around when the promoters involved
can hammer out a deal.  No sooner.

Quote:
>As far as your point of the WBA-WBC stripping Holyfield if he held onto
>the IBF title.  If they were going to do that don't you think the WBA
>would have already done that to him.

NOW they're merged!  Obviously, if the WBA is going to
merge to make one true champion, then they're not going to allow
it's one true champion to also hold the IBF's title.

Quote:
>I dont know the details of the WBA/WBC merger so maybe its
>not going to do anything to change the status quo.  But if those
>organizations truly merged it would be a huge improvement over
>the situation we're in now.

How so?  By eliminating the IBF?  Hopkins, Campas, Trinidad, Phillips,
Mosley, Bungu, Tapia, and Too Sharp Johnson are all worthy IBF
titlists.  How willing will the SUPER CHAMPION be to fight these
awesome contenders?  Not any more willing than they are now...which
is zero.  

This merger is an attempt to make more money by increasing the
recognizability of the WBA and WBC.  Not 7 weeks ago, the WBA
president locked scorecards that might have shown a WBC
champion winning, and left the arena without explanation (Lopez-
Alvarez).  And now you're telling me that these two organizations
are so cozy that they really have boxing's best interest in mind?
Ha!

.....BoyMayo
Seconds Out
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