Marvin Hagler’s Says There Should Be Just One Champion Per Division
What Marvin Hagler’s Believe
Marvin Hagler the former middleweight king called for one champion per division.
From 1980 to 1987, Hagler was the undisputed top god of the 160 lbs category but then he retired after a controversial point defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard having made 12 successful defenses of his title.
The title has been divided into four major sanctioning bodies – WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO. Which means there can be more than one fighter leading the weight class.
The WBC is one of the four major sanctioning bodies in boxing.
Deontay Wilder currently holds the WBC title, Anthony Joshua is the holder of the remaining belts and Tyson Fury is the so-called lineal champion.
Hagler To Press Association Sport
The 64-year-old told Press Association Sport that:
“I hope that before I pass that they restore this game and bring it back to only one champion in the world,”
“They have these three or four belts, I was only looking for one. Years ago, guys like Carlos Monzon, Bennie Briscoe, Emile Griffith, all of us were fighting for one belt.”
“Now you’ve got the WBA, the WBC, the IBF (and the WBO) – they say it’s like the alphabet boys.”
“If (a fighter) loses a fight or loses a belt, they can always go to another organization and try for that belt.”
“It should be exciting if they bring back one champion (per division).”
Alvarez – The Successor
Alvarez currently holds the WBC and WBA titles while the Mexican could claim the IBF title if he defeats Daniel Jacobs on May 4th.