Re: Does Pacquiao or any Champ rate ATG status if they never held 2 belts at same tim
I would say so, definitely.
The Alphabet Boys and their 'belts' are greedy and uncaring scumbags who exist just to claw in sanctioning fees. It is their fault that there are few unified champions!
Firstly, it is so difficult to hold more than one belt because the Alphabet Boys/Scammers don't tend to recognise a rival champion in their top ten so it's almost impossible for a champ to become the mandatory challenger for another belt (how convenient for the sanctioning bodies)
Even if a fighter somehow and against the odds succeeds in unifying, then he suddenly has multiple mandatory challengers. How many times has a good champion been spuriously stripped of a belt for failing to make an (impossible) defence against a mandatory who doesn't bring cash to the table.
I certainly wouldn't ratify the Alphabet Boys as being somehow instrumental in any debate about an ATG fighter!
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