Froch went the traditional route and got there, and Chisora went the traditional route and got there in 13 fights or so. So I see what you're saying, absolutely, but I think that it can be done from the traditional platform and that carries more chance of bringing with it a solid domestic fanbase. People like David Price have gone the traditional route and he is now pretty young for his division and being talked about internationally. I think that the guys who eschew the traditional to follow Bryn's funny-but-unfortunately-accurate post risk going forward without an established domestic fanbase and without a full skill set. Both approaches can get you there, but the traditional still, in my view, gets you there with more chance of success. Apprenticeships can be boring - particularly these days, when many want everything yesterday - but they exist for a reason.