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I was recently talking to @Roe about Vitali and wether he could retire saying he was Heavyweight Champion of the world without being undisputed champion. With all the politics and various different titles around now it is a very difficult and sometimes rare feat to be undisputed.

For instance can Carl Froch ever claim to be World Champion?

Or although some fighters only ever held one title they are still heralded as World champions where as others arent.
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I dont have as much of a problem with people claiming to be world champion in fractured divisions (they're not actually the champion though it just doesnt annoy me as much) but in reality the only champions are Wlad, Ward, Martinez, and Estrada with Donaire-Rigo winner as well. There are many that are probably no 1 in a division but havent had a chance to cement their spot, I rate Carlos Molina as the top 154lber and he doesnt even have a belt
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