7. Diminished Glory
Unless there is a dramatic turnaround, the status of boxing titles will continue to diminish. One of the many criticisms of the sport is that there are too many belts. Some sanctioning organizations. like the WBC, even have multiple titles in the same weight class. This results in obscure champions nobody has ever heard of and mandatory title fights that no one wants to watch.
Sadly, boxing is on course to back itself into a corner where the money is the overriding factor, not the glory of winning a belt. Of course, this has always been the case but at least it was the champions who dictated terms, not these YouTube viruses. Floyd Mayweather is laughing all the way to the bank because he’s smart enough to exploit both sides of the coin. Nobody can blame him for that but it’s sad it has reached this stage.