I couldn’t disagree more!
Boxing title belts are watered down, many of them don’t carry any prestige. Many Boxers don’t even have a weight division they stick with, guys just jump in and out of weight classes to get a title. How many times have we seen guys move up or down and get immediate title shots for a belt you’ve never even heard of? Lots is the answer. They only matte when 1 guy holds them all, that’s really the only time.
K-1 had all of the regional and country based titles, but no one really cared about any but the Grand Prix titles. Why? Because they held weight, they mattered because the best of the best fought for them. Regional belts just mean you are a big fish in a small pond, good for you but bad for the fans. I don’t want to see the arguments about which UFC WW Champion is the best, the one from China, India or the US. Just put on more fights per card, and let the guys from each country fight for 1 belt, 1 belt that holds the weight of the world. The prestige of being the only WW belt, that’s how it should be. Don’t get me started on the weight divisions.
Recently, Dana started talking about a 115lb division. I say stop, stop it already. Stick with the weight classes you got, have more fights on a card and more weight classes represented. It would be nice to see 2 fights from each weight class. 16 fights for a card, start in the early afternoon, put the fights on ustream or youtube or facebook that’s 4 more fights each card, 8 fighters keeping busy. How do you go wrong there? What fight fan wouldn’t want to see more fights? None is the answer. NONE. Keep the traditional Boxing weight classes, keep the tradition alive, don’t water down the divisions by making 100 weight classes. We don’t need a 172.5lb weight class nor do we need a 225lb or a 270lb class. We got the classes, we got the fighters, we don’t need more confusion. More see the above paragraphs for the reasoning.
Stop the madness!
Rumble young man Rumble