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  1. codfather Green Belt

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    Division - Vacant since - Years vacant
    Heavyweight - Oct 18, 2016 - 3
    Cruiserweight - Oct 15 2019 - 0
    Super Middleweight - Mar 16, 2016 - 3
    Super Welterweight - Sep 21, 2015 - 4
    Welterweight - Apr 19, 2016 - 3
    Lightweight - Apr 18, 2015 - 4
    Super Featherweight - Jul 16, 2008 - 11
    Featherweight - Mar 19, 2005 - 14
    Bantamweight - Mar 29, 1987 - 32
    Flyweight - Oct 4, 2016 - 3
    Light Flyweight - Sep 19, 2011 - 8
    Minimumweight - Sep 1, 1999 - 20
     
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  2. Jonny Ninja Red Belt

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    Still hear people claiming fury is lineal. It’s fckin laughable
     
  3. jm0b Puncher of Holes

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    Sorry finding it hard to understand the format.

    The weights listed are vacant from the date listed?
     
  4. randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    lineal titles being vacant for 32 years is kind of idiotic.

    are we waiting for the lineal champion to come back and defend the belt?

    if it's "vacant" for more than 2 years then the current best guy in the division should be considered the new lineal champion.
     
  5. codfather Green Belt

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    Yes.
     
  6. codfather Green Belt

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    If the champ vacates, then the new champ is the winner of #1 vs #2.
    The problem is that the matchmaking in boxing is so bad that we can go literally decades without the consensus top two guys in a division fighting.
     
  7. revoltub Gold Card

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    How is he not?

    Klitchko To Fury. Fury hasnt lost yet.
     
  8. Old Cat Gold Belt

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    Lineal Champs have gone longer without fighting. He is the man who beat the man, that makes him the Champ. One may not like him or how he did it but he won fair and square.
     
  9. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brodie / Pulev Posse

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    I feel like this is a subtle shot a Jesus, tbh.
     
  10. Kim Jong Un Absolute Boss

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    #1 and 2 according to...
    Boxrec?
    Some sanctioning bodies that never agree with each other?
    You?
     
  11. svmVR2097 Brown Belt

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    Arguably he should’ve lost it when he tested positive and UKAD did really nothing about it because he was just a mess, seeing as the positive test was before the first Klitschko fight. A 2 year suspension and a NC ruling would’ve forced it vacant.

    That said, I do believe he’s lineal champion
     
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  12. nastyleft Brown Belt

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    And he's still active. So Heavyweight shouldn't be on that list, right?
     
  13. nastyleft Brown Belt

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    Was Floyd Mayweather Jr. the Last Lineal at WW?
     
  14. revoltub Gold Card

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    He should be. But i think after floyd "retired" after beating pac they made Pac vs bradley 3 for the lineal title
     
  15. Jonny Ninja Red Belt

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    I do like fury. He retired and served a ban for juicing though, so no, I don’t consider him lineal champion
     
  16. tehmvp WBA Super Neighborhood Champion Platinum Member

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    Wouldn't that then make Crawford the lineal champ?
     
  17. revoltub Gold Card

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    Yeah but nobody really considered pac vs bradley as the lineal title. Mayweather is the last lineal WW champion as far as I'm concered
     
  18. Shoemaker ****INSIDIOUS**** Platinum Member

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    To think “Jeff Horn: Lineal WW Champ”.

    Crazy time to be alive.
     
  19. JayE Silver Belt

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    If he hadn't tested positive I'd agree, but I think that warrants him losing the distinction.
     
  20. JayE Silver Belt

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    I've seen that argument made a few times, but I really don't think Bradley had done anything to warrant him being #2 or even #3 at the time.
     

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