Question about WBO

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  1. Emanuele

    Emanuele Orange Belt

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    On the Italian Wikipedia I've read a thing.
    It says: "Although WBO regognized all the three sanctioning bodies since its Birth, it wasn't recognized by them. The first one to recognize it has been WBA on 2001, then WBC on 2004 and in the end IBF on 2007."
    I've never known this story, is it true? Was WBO only recongnizer totally in 2007?
     
  2. farfan

    farfan Brown Belt

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    yes .

    the WBO was a fringe belt until the second half of the last decade.
     
  3. LogicalInsanity

    LogicalInsanity Free RR! Belt

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    Yeah, I'm not sure when it became "legit." I recall herbie hide one time being a title holder.

    Thankfully...most real fans are able to distinguish Real Champions from mere title holders.
     
  4. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    the WBO is still generally seen as the least respected of the four major alphabelts. Only the IBO belt (which isn't even really considered a major belt) is lest prestigious

    not that any of them mean anything anyhow
     
  5. Emanuele

    Emanuele Orange Belt

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    So, when Hopkins unified WBO with the other three belts (2004) wasn't it fully recognized?
     
  6. treelo

    treelo //Do something here

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    no-one gives a shit about the WBO belt even now

    you will probably find the only fighter to give any worth to the WBO title was MAB

    as a title, its pretty worthless and a lot of good fighters have given it up as soon as they have won it
     
  7. farfan

    farfan Brown Belt

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    not really.

    the WBO is in the same league as the other 3 nowadays.
    recognized by the boxing hall of fame, the media, and the other 3 sanctioning bodies as a legit organisation .
    MAB wasn't the only fighter in that period to give any worth to the wbo ....you had DLH , hamed, calzaghe etc.....

    today ? all their beltholders are top 10 fighters , just look at the illustrious list of their current champions :

    wladimir klitschko
    marco huck
    sergey kovalev
    manny pacquiao
    ruslan provodnikov
    mikey garcia
    Guillermo Rigondeaux
    ........

    who's questioning the legitimacy of these titles ? nobody.
     
  8. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    the WBO, IMO picked the right side in the SMW battle of Britain vs USA.
     
  9. Wanderlei4Life

    Wanderlei4Life Red Belt

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    Wbo WBC WBA and ibf are the big 4 now I believe
     

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