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Remember the days when Roy Jones needed an entourage just to carry his belts to the ring?
This has been said one thousand times before and will probably be said one thousand times again.
Boxing simply has too many championships and too many champions.
You have the four main sanctioning bodies—IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO—that each award a title in every weight class. That means usually no less than four fighters who can claim to be the best fighter at a given weight.
But that's not all. Several sanctioning bodies have developed second tier belts that they call regular champions—a distinction between their "super" champions who have held the belts for a lengthy period of time.
That creates a situation, such as exists in the heavyweight division and many others, where two fighters technically hold the same belt from the same sanctioning body.
Everyone knows that Wladimir Klitschko is the rightful WBA heavyweight champion but since he is a "super" champion the sanctioning body also recognizes Alexander Povetkin as champion.
It's a ludicrous system that is about nothing more than increasing the sanctioning fees that organization can collect and it hurts the sport.
It's time for many of these useless belts to go.