Becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is often considered to be the pinnacle achievement for a fighter in the sport of boxing.
The highly coveted status has been held by some of the sport’s most well renowned names over the years including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Mike Tyson.
It has now been over 20 years since boxing had an undisputed heavyweight champion. But what does it mean to be the undisputed champion and who was the last fighter to hold that status in the heavyweight division.
What does it mean to be an undisputed champion?
The undisputed champion in boxing is a fighter who holds all the belts from the sport’s four major governing bodies: the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF.
Other belts such as the IBO belt and the Ring championship title are not factored into the undisputed champion status.