Not To Be Superficial About The Ring Magazine Belt…

Because clearly it’s the one I consider to be the most legit, since it represents the linear championship and all…

But a friend and I who watched Saturday night’s fights wondered: Is it crazy to think the Ring belt might not be a little bit more universally respected if it wasn’t so hideously ugly? I’ve seen empty candy wrappers less gaudy and crumpled.


About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ( He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.