“More meaningless belts”: Fans outraged at WBC announcing new ‘Puebla-Jalisco’ belt for Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder boxing bout

As the boxing world awaits the May 6th bout between John Ryder and Canelo Alvarez, the WBC has added another title belt to the mix. However, fans’ reactions have been quite contentious, with some praising the inclusion and others doubting its overall usefulness.

Canelo Alvarez now owns the WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF super-middleweight world belts, making the fight against John Ryder even more important. The WBC has introduced the new ‘Puebla-Jalisco’ belt, a special belt for unique occasions that hold cultural and historical importance in Mexico, to be awarded to the victorious fighter.

John Ryder’s Fight Against Canelo Alvarez Sparks Controversy Over WBC’s New Belt Addition

While the WBC has established special belts for significant fights in the past, some fans do argue that adding these extra belts reduces the worth of the title and lowers the sport’s reputation. Some speculate that the WBC’s aim for releasing the additional belt is just to make Canelo look nice in images with a plethora of title belts.

Canelo Alvarez

Although WBC’s goals essentially were to honor the event’s cultural importance, not all fans agreed with the choice. Regardless of the varied comments, the bout between Canelo Alvarez and John Ryder is guaranteed to be exhilarating, and the addition of the new title will only add to the excitement.

Belts, on the other hand, are a sign of accomplishment and appreciation for a fighter’s hard work and devotion. Winning a championship title is many boxers’ ultimate dream, and it may open doors to greater and better possibilities.

The Debate Over Boxing Belts: Does More Mean Less for Alvarez’s Legacy

Nevertheless, some detractors believe that the proliferation of championship belts has diluted their worth and made it more difficult for spectators to determine who the true champions are. With so many different belts and organizations, determining who the best fighter in a specific weight class genuinely is, may be tough.

Despite the controversy surrounding the new ‘Puebla-Jalisco’ belt, there’s no denying that the upcoming match between Canelo Alvarez and John Ryder is an exciting event for boxing fans.

Both fighters are skilled and talented, and the bout is sure to be a thrilling display of athleticism and strategy. Only time will tell if the new belt becomes a treasured piece to the sport’s rich heritage or simply another useless item.

Kushal Shinde

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