In boxing, why are there 4 sanctioning organizations, and how do they all govern boxing together? Who ultimately decides the rules?

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In boxing, why are there 4 sanctioning organizations, and how do they all govern boxing together? Who ultimately decides the rules?

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I’m not 100% certain, but I believe it has to do with profit, pure and simple.

One organization has three rivals, and a champion in one organization isn’t “really” THE champ because there are three OTHER champs.

So often, the champs of each organization slug it out to win another championship belt, with the ultimate goal of winning the undisputed championship. Each of these championship fights earns more money for the organizations and the fighters, than if there was just one sanctioning body that controlled everything.

You have four times the chances to be a champion when there are four different championships.

Don’t think of boxing like the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

Think of boxing more like television channels. Each has a different slate of programs, each claims to be the funniest, the best, the most popular, etc. Is one channel better than another? Who knows? Maybe you can have one comedy show fight another comedy show. But that proves only that Comedy A was better than Comedy B on that one day. Tomorrow, each channel will continue promoting its slate of shows to its own benefit.