Why Are There So Few Unified Boxing Champions Today?
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Why Are There So Few Unified Boxing Champions Today?
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (May 16, 2014)

Floyd Mayweather - Bernard Hopkins - Wlad Klitschko
Floyd Mayweather - Bernard Hopkins - Wlad Klitschko
I look at a list of world champions and only see 3 with at least 2 world organization championship belts. The most obvious for the last 7 years is the Ukraine’s heavyweight Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko who along with his brother Vitali had dominated the heavyweight division for some time until last week-end when Vitali’s retirement brought about a new WBC champion in Bermane “B. WARE” Stiverne defeating Chris Arreola for the vacant title. Evander Holyfield held all but the WBO belts as champion.

Klitschko has WBA, WBO and IBF belts and has challenged Stiverne for his new WBC belt but Don King will have something to say about that being Stiverne’s promoter.

The other 2 champions Philly’s Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins holds the WBA and the IBF titles. He just won the latter one from Beibut Shumenov in April. In 2004 Hopkins held all the titles as the middleweight champion!

The other boxer is Floyd “Money” Mayweather who holds the light middleweight and welterweight WBC and WBA Super belts giving him “four” titles defeating Marcos Maidana this month for his WBA welter title!

Mayweather is 37, Klitschko 38 and Hopkins 49 and holding all 4 titles at age 39. Mayweather at 46-0 (26) has 4 fights remaining on his SHOWTIME contract, Klitschko at 62-3 (52) talking about getting married and retiring while Hopkins at 55-6-2 (32) doesn’t seem to know what the word “retirement” means!

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