Paul fans say that he is introducing the sport to a new demographic. But the reality is that he’s diluting it with his shoddy fights and dumb belts. The WBC announced that Paul and Fury would fight for the Diriyah Belt, a ceremonial title. Instantly, critics labeled it the ‘Diarrhea Belt’ (via Daily Star).
They also lambasted the WBC for devaluing their product. Allegedly the WBC was ready to give him a top ranking if he won that match. This is unfair to dedicated athletes who dream of reaching the top of the sport. Meanwhile, fans watch a weaker version of the sport that’s more akin to white-collar boxing.