Title Shots in Boxing

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  1. ironpekin

    ironpekin Green Belt

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    Can anyone enlighten me on how title shots are decided in Boxing?

    Is there a set number of wins needed or is there a point system? Is it different for all the organizations?
     
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    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    Yeah but how do they decide? Like whats to stop a guy with 3 fights from fighting for the title?

    Do they look at all possible fighters and just pick one?

    And what do they do with all the international fighters. Let's say there's like 10 guys from 10 different countries who have 20-0 records.

    And I know the organizations are like MMA promotions. Do you have to be on a certain track to fight for the WBO belt or the IBF or WBA etc, etc,
     
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    The sanctioning bodies have rankings and the champ has to defend vs someone in the top 10 or 15.

    The issue with no names getting title shots comes up because usually one sanctioning body won't rank other sanctioning bodies champions, or challengers in their rankings. So they have to fill in with other guys who aren't actually the top 10-15 best at their weight. The rankings are made up by committes of a handfull of people that come from different countries and guys will be more likely to vote for fighters that come from their country.

    If you've got time there's a series of great articles done by badlefthook.com about all the santioning bodies and the politics involved.

    Business of Boxing - Bad Left Hook - For Boxing Fans
     
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    the fact is the ranking committees are regularly bribed, end of story. the big promoters and managers bribe to get title shots with minimal risks, and hope when given the chance their guy pulls it off. failing that if he looks good he can continue to get big matches.

    boxing is a cesspool built on the backs of desperate poor men who would smash the assholes milking their labors and calling those less skilled as 'bums'.
     

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