In boxing, there are more than 20 sanctioning bodies (Ringsidebygus). This makes the sport very decentralized and hard to follow, particularly for the average fan at home. On the contrast, during the high point of boxing in the mid-twentieth century, there were only three sanctioning bodies, the World Boxing Association, the International Boxing Federation, and the World Boxing Council. The small number of bodies and the undisputed champions were elements that made boxing easier to follow and more fan friendly (Hauser).
Also, since each sanctioning body is independent of the others, there can be multiple champions in the same division at the same time. For example, currently in the light heavyweight division alone, there are five different champ...
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