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The idiocy and self-serving shadiness of alphabet organizations in boxing isn't only nothing new, but it's been beaten into our routine so steadfastly that their weekly press releases describing ratings maneuvering don't garner much more than shrugs.
When we forget to dole out the kudos and pats on the back to presidents, ambassadors and notary boys of alphabet sanctioning orgs, they remind us with updates from conventions and celebrations at resorts in places like Cancun, Manila and Panama City.
Journalists and boxing heads jot down their lists of issues in boxing that demand attention quite frequently. And when they do, the blood-sucking sanctioning organizations are somewhere near or at the top much more often than not.
They're like a monarchy ruling over an ocean of serfs who occasionally stage the odd uprising - sometimes the peasants are able to sting the ruling class with small rebellions, but by and large, their will be done.