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It’s Me, Ernie

It’s been years since the belts mattered. I just like to see great matches, no one getting hurt permanently and the fighters making a buck. Suliamon, Arum and the rest of them are just leeches sucking the life out of dedicated athletes who risk their life and health to make a living.

Posted April 17, 2013 1:39 pm 


Exiled Yank

Fight Af – I gave Barrera props for dropping his belts too. The belts are bogus because the governing bodies make them so. That said, unless a fighter is a huge star, he needs the belts and they all know it. And the people’s champ bit doesn’t hold water. Then again, all these belts muddy the waters as to who the real champ is, only the Ring belt gets that right (most of the time, at least), but it isn’t as prestigious as the federated titles. It’s so bad I can’t even keep up with who the real champs are. Look at FM, he holds the WBA 154 lb title that he won from Cotto, but Trout is the WBA champ too. So who is it? FM or Trout? I guess one of them is the world champ and the other is the super champ or some crap. Then we have the diamond belts, silver belts, the WBA has some belt that looks like the ring belt. Man, it’s just a cluster anymore. And Champ emeritus, super, interim… just makes it worse.

Posted April 17, 2013 11:32 am 


Exiled Yank

I agree, it doesn’t seem fair, especially when you look at FM keeping his undefended belt so long. Who knows… it’s the WBC. Do we honestly expect integrity?

Posted April 17, 2013 11:24 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – Gonzo, Einstein, Da Vinci, Tesla, Newton, Aristotle, Shakespeare

Thanks Hidalgo. Don’t play yourself down you your humour is pretty sharp in it’s own right. You have your own flavour and I enjoy the taste of it too. Just try not to compare yourself to me that’s all. It’s hardly a secret that I’m by far the best poster this site has seen, or ever will see for that matter, and whilst some may find that a tad egotistical on my part for saying so, I’m afraid I don’t see it that way at all. In fact, I actually see myself more as the extremely self-effacing type who doesn’t like to blow his own horn. I actually think I’m being very modest when I say stuff like that. To be perfectly honest I actually consider myself to be the best poster on the entire Internet and hand on heart I genuinely believe that too… and I know I’m not the only one considers me such either. I think it’s safe to assume that everyone else on here feels the same way about that too, including all the mods and the chaps up in Admin.

Posted April 17, 2013 9:09 am 


Andre Ward P4P #1 hehe

Traveller.. the best super middleweight in your country can beat Andre Ward? I mean in reality not in fiction

Posted April 17, 2013 3:35 am 


Hidalgo

“Hidalgo – Funny, u act like you don’t know that WBC are scumbags.” Actually Happyboy, I’ve said my fair share about Sulaiman and the WBC in past posts. I trust Sulaiman about as far as I can throw him. Still, I don’t see how the WBC gets away with such arbitrary action. I do know this however: Any boxer that fights for a belt then says he doesn’t care about belts and titles is a liar. Period.

Posted April 16, 2013 8:40 pm 


Hidalgo

“What did they all have in common? Victor Conte.” Astute observation.

Posted April 16, 2013 8:37 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Big deal. No one cares about the belts. The fans know who is the best and who we want to see — we don’t need no stinkin’ belts.” – Patrick, problem is these lame belts are in the historical record. Now there’s a gap in the history books, even if we all know it’s idiotic. Ward should sue the WBC or refuse to ever fight for their belt again. Barrera essentially boycotted all the belts except for the WBO in the ’90s because of this nonsense, which I gave him props for.

Posted April 16, 2013 8:05 pm 


Big Al

That’s my point. Someone was going to get stripped because Julio Pothead Jr needs a belt. These WBC mugs take care of their own slimy kind.

Posted April 16, 2013 7:37 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Not surprised. This is one of many reasons why they’re the WBCriminals.

Posted April 16, 2013 6:58 pm 


hecdog

The WBC is the biggest most corrupt sanctioning body in all of sports. Last week they lifted all suspensions against Chavez Jr, and put back into their rankings and are in favor of a Martinez rematch. They also allow him to be eligible to fight for any WBC title. Chavez Jr’s God father has no limits on the corruption he chooses to employ on anyone. Andre ward isn’t my favorite fighter, but he’s definitely one of the best out there, and he handles himself decently as a person. Sure he gets a bit rough in the ring, but boxing is a fight with gloves on, so come prepared. This is the hurt business.

Posted April 16, 2013 5:42 pm 


Miatestomper

Funny how Mayweather can go over a year with out defending and his Thug ghetto ass ain’t stripped

Posted April 16, 2013 5:04 pm 


Patrick2

Big deal. No one cares about the belts. The fans know who is the best and who we want to see — we don’t need no stinkin’ belts.

Posted April 16, 2013 4:47 pm 


Fedor

Funny how TARK brings up Victor Conte

Posted April 16, 2013 4:25 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

The WBC have alway’s been about Ca$h money & shall continue to do so! I well remember 175Lb champion John Conteh being stripped due to a busted hand back in the 70’s. Money talks & that’s all the WBC/WBA/IBF & WBO are interested in. Boxer’s lives are placed on the line, but all there interested in is there sanctioning fees & it stinks!!…………….

Posted April 16, 2013 4:06 pm 


FEARS

So he goes inactive for a mere 7 months due to injury requiring surgery and gets stripped? What a load of crap! What’s more, before his injury he was steadily fighting the very best competition available and blowing them away, while JCC Jr. and Canelo held their title for years fighting little kids fresh off the playground. Jose Sulaiman is crooked maggot that feasts on human corpses.

Posted April 16, 2013 3:19 pm 


mjg

About damn time

Posted April 16, 2013 2:31 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Andre Ward is the undefeated super middleweight champion of the world. Ward is the Lineal, WBA and WBC champion and only needs the IBF and WBO world title belts to get them all. Seriusly this is crap. Evrey one knows that ANdre Ward is the best super middleweight fighter in the world and should not get his WBC belt downgraded/taken like that. There is no super middleweight out there who can defeat him so in other words – Carl Froch’s IBF belt and Robert Stieglitz’s WBO belts should be Ward’s belts becouse they don’t dare fight him. The new WBC holder will never get real recognition from the fans and the new holder knowes that ANdre Ward is the better fighter and real champion.

Posted April 16, 2013 1:31 pm 


Tark

After looking into the situation a little deeper, I am sure Conte is the reason behind professional athletes getting injured in contact sports. There has to be some sort of conspiracy, there has to be.

Posted April 16, 2013 1:22 pm 


E in Denver

No big surprise. More WBC BS as usual. Jr doesn’t have to make mandatory defenses of his WBC belt & hasn’t since ’07. Klitschko was granted Emeritus status for 4yrs(?) of inactivity(granted a title shot first fight back). Martinez stripped & given “Diamond” status to give a title to JCC jr. Canelo given a twice vacated title vs. a non ranked welter. But Ward is stripped. Probably because he has paid more WBA sanctioning fees.

Posted April 16, 2013 1:12 pm 


PEEJ

Does a golden boy fighter even hold the ring belt besides Danny Garcia? How can it be a golden boy belt when everybody that has the ring belt is with a different promoter? And don’t forget they don’t get sanctioning fees for that belt and you can’t be stripped of the belt.eaning you have to lose it in the ring

Posted April 16, 2013 12:11 pm 


OneInchPunch

Typo…. Was ment to read… Ring Belt = Golden boy Belt!!

Posted April 16, 2013 11:24 am 


OneInchPunch

Ring Belt = Godern boy Belt!!

Posted April 16, 2013 11:23 am 


TARK

I find it interesting that Ward as been so inactive because of injuries… Also interesting…after his loss to Rigondeaux, Nonito Donaire said his left shoulder is getting progressively worse, and he’ll have to take a lot of time off for surgery and rehab… Eddie Chambers also had a number of joint and muscle tears and injuries that postponed or killed fights … as had Andre Berto.

What did they all have in common? Victor Conte.

Posted April 16, 2013 11:08 am 


malachi

Ward is absolutely right nobody needs these money hungry sanctioning belts especially when your the peoples champ ,i bet the champ loses no sleep over this crap….hollatchaboy!

Posted April 16, 2013 10:52 am 


Hidalgo

I don’t have a problem with Andre being stripped of his title because he’s not fighting to defend it. However, superstar or no, Mayweather should not get any preference. If a boxer doesn’t defend his title during a reasonable period of time–as required by the sanctioning body–his title should be forfeit. So, now all the WBC has to do is strip Mayweather of his title. Emeritus, ya know?

Posted April 16, 2013 10:33 am 


Hidalgo

“words.” LMAO!

Posted April 16, 2013 10:30 am 


Hidalgo

Traveller is just a doped-up, hyped-up piss ant. Mate. I say we douse him with gasoline, throw him in the boot, toss a match in and close the lid while “God Save the Queen” plays in the background. Meanwhile, Gonzo orates his epitaph. In his own wrods. Because you know, it would just be right. :)

Posted April 16, 2013 10:30 am 


Karl

Who’s the number one most boring fighter besides Bernard Hopkins ? That title goes to none other than Andre Ward.

Posted April 16, 2013 9:16 am 


FEARS

Now I know who Steely Dan was singing about in the song “Are you really Dr. Wu?” Jose Sulaiman was just badmouthing Mr. Wu and then he turns around and does this.

Posted April 16, 2013 9:01 am 


skinnysteve

soggy spends more time rehabbing from his so called “injurys” and banging his bible than he does in actual fights

Posted April 16, 2013 5:55 am 


Anonymous

Unfair? He got to keep the belt for nearly 2 years without ever making a mandatory and when he one day returns to fight again it will be for the same belt. Does he really care that other people are fighting for the belt simultaneously because if so it never bothered him back when he was waving around the WBA belt he won from Kessler even though the WBA belt never properly made it into the super 6 as they’d awarded it to someone else and upgraded Kessler to “super champion” It won’t matter anyway because as Ward is well aware, he will make his own legacy and he’d really better get moving on that.

Posted April 16, 2013 5:38 am 


OCTAVIUS72

Nowadays in boxing people pay more attention to the P4P list than they do these BOGUS BELTS ANYWAYS!!!!!

Posted April 16, 2013 5:10 am 


Mbuyiseli

We back at it again, arguing with a bunch of morons. Ward don’t need the WBC belt just like Floyd said f… it I’ll fight Mosley for no WBA belt but for pride. Then the very same people complained since he didn’t feed the fat @sses with the fee. Ward is a punk for not fighting Froch, Kessler or Abraham in Europe. The logic is retarded these are the people who think Froch stands a better chance in Nottingham due to the bias judging he go in their last encounter. Carl Froch could not win more than a single round against Ward, how he won more than 2 rounds in those judges’ eyes is a flippin mystery. Ward just KTFO a guy who decisively beat Hopkins and Tarver. Comparing Ward to Hopkins is foolish, they will give both Cotto and Mares a pass thou. This guy a gold medallist, unbeaten just like the Cuban dude who pummelled Donaire’s face and idiots say he ran when Nonito looked like he ate some food he was allergic to.

Posted April 16, 2013 3:41 am 


The Low Blow !

ya dig ….

Posted April 16, 2013 2:39 am 


Hecdog

Garbage call!

Posted April 16, 2013 2:27 am 


Happyboy

Is this the same guy who wrote to President Obama asking for a pardon for Jack Johnson for being discriminated. What a tool. Suppose JCC jnr is smiling as godfather is arranging another hand over. F…k WBC.

Posted April 16, 2013 2:13 am 


B Red

The author has his facts wrong. The Wbc let Guerero win the interim title when Floyd took the cotto fight for bigget stakes and money. ya dig

Posted April 16, 2013 1:24 am 


PEEJ

But let’s not forget Floyd was in the same position until he fought Gatti. Unfortunately we don’t have any Gattis past 140 at the moment

Posted April 16, 2013 12:54 am 


PEEJ

I can agree with that.

Posted April 16, 2013 12:54 am 


Big Al

Who’s surprised? The WBC had to take a belt from someone in order to hand it undeservedly to his godson Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Right?

Posted April 16, 2013 12:44 am 


terror tim

Ward is known but he isn’t a super star. Getting the stoppage in a relatively good fight vs Dawson elevated him but he hasn’t captured the public yet. With his style I am not sure if he ever will. What he needs is a fight that is an event. I am not sure he can do that here in the States. Might good for his career jump the pond and fight the winner of Kessler or Froch. I think they could make that an event in England if Froch wins.

Posted April 15, 2013 11:12 pm 


Joe

Jim Grey ( classic interview ) – Andre are you a dirty fighter ?

Posted April 15, 2013 10:53 pm 


PEEJ

So he is from England or somewhere close to that. And he really has no clue about boxing. Heck he may just be a homeless guy using the free library Internet, that’s why he won’t say where he is from.

Posted April 15, 2013 10:47 pm 


PEEJ

Lots of people know who Ward is. And ward has not had all his fights in Oakland.

Posted April 15, 2013 10:45 pm 


I’m Guessing

Traveller=Gonzo the Dragonborn?

Posted April 15, 2013 10:16 pm 


Mike J

Belts dont make champions…period.

Posted April 15, 2013 10:02 pm 


MNboxingFAN – Sean

This is Horse Hockey! Mayweather didn’t fight for a year and wasn’t stripped … Juan ‘the Con’ Saulimon continues to make his own rules and do what he pleases. Ward will get the belt back though because he owns at Super Middle.

Posted April 15, 2013 9:41 pm 


WARD the FRAUD

Popularity is the answer to all this. No one knows who Ward is because he hides at home with his paid officials packing out 500 seat church halls. When he grows a set and fights overseas he can claim to be popular enough to hold onto the WBC belt due to inactivity caused by fear…..oh I mean injury Pffft.

Posted April 15, 2013 9:34 pm 


Anonymous

FATMAN DAN RAFAEL seems to be so upset ,because nonito donaire losing to guillermo R ,it seems he just not undersatnd the sweet sicnce to hit and dont get hit ,he is the only sport writer given no credit at all for beating donaire

Posted April 15, 2013 9:09 pm 


tommy.

Wow. Travel err has some issues no doubt. Probable because the best super middle weights on his side of the pond were obliterated by Andre Ward. On another note, that

Posted April 15, 2013 8:55 pm 


hecubus

Traveller-

“….just telling like it is. If the truth is perceived as offensive to you then you’ve probably got some personal issues you need to work out. Cheers.”

Posted April 15, 2013 8:08 pm 


PEEJ

Too bad the Sony have better drug test over seas so they can catch all the doped up wanks.

Posted April 15, 2013 8:02 pm 


sweet_scientist

Why is Floyd Mayweather’s NAME even being brought up in this ARTICLE?

Posted April 15, 2013 7:51 pm 


hecubus

Traveller – you’re an idiot.

Posted April 15, 2013 7:34 pm 


Tyson

No one will miss boring Ward. He is almost as borring as Flopkins.

Posted April 15, 2013 7:18 pm 


KOrnerman

If he’s not making them any money then pass it to someone who will.

Posted April 15, 2013 7:13 pm 


Crook

Ward is crooked, plays with a rigged deck.

Posted April 15, 2013 7:06 pm 


Fish Eyes

HHLondon has the beat.

Posted April 15, 2013 7:04 pm 


HHLondon

Vitali Klitschko last defended his title against Char on the same weekend, why hasn’t Klitschko been stripped as well?

Klitschko’s last mandatory was Solis back in March 2011?

The WBC are a joke organisation operated by crooks!

Posted April 15, 2013 6:56 pm 


Ruskull

Ward is the champ and the belts don’t mean anything without the best fighter holding them.

Posted April 15, 2013 6:53 pm 


Fish Eyes

I agree with Prof Konje.

Posted April 15, 2013 6:44 pm 


Prof Konje

True boxing fans know tha Ward is the super middle weight champ. He won his belt(s) fairly in the ring against legitimate opposition. The alphabet organizatons mean very little. It’s the Ring belt that carries weight. But that’s how the WBC (among others) operates. When a boxer is just too good and beats all competition, then the only way to get rid of him is to strip him of his title. That’s exactly what happended to Larry Holmes among some others. The WBC-what a joke!

Posted April 15, 2013 6:10 pm 


Fish Eyes

WBC wants fees, boxing fans AND Ward say “fk you WBC,”

Posted April 15, 2013 5:49 pm 


PEEJ

Who cares if he was stripped, he is the Ring Champion and that is the only belt he needs, the other belts are just titles. We already know that he is the best at 168, heck he is the best at 175 also but he has yet to go up and prove that.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:42 pm 


matthews

Ring title is all that matters. He will save a little money too.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:25 pm 


Eric_Suede

That’s some straight up nonsense. He is legitimately injured. I think a worse case scenario than Floyd mayweather is Guillermo Jones. He was allowed to hold on to the WBA cruiserweight title FOREVER before he had to defend it.

Posted April 15, 2013 4:46 pm 



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