The WBA calls the regular/ordinary title just "the WBA title". Since the inauguration of the super championship in 2000, this has been confusing as the super title has been another world title awarded by the WBA. Hence, the boxing public started calling the WBA title "the regular WBA title" to distinguish it from the super title.
The problem is that the WBA title from the pre super title era is the very same sort of world title that is now inofficially called regular/ordinary title. Nowadays, the regular/ordinary title can be considered worthless during periods in which a super champion is recognized besides (or above) the regular/ordinary champion. Whenever there is no super champion, though, the regular/ordinary champion is the WBA's highest champion in his weight class, which makes his reign as valuable as it would have been before the super champion idea was born.
How should this be dealt with? I think it is a good idea to distinguish super from regular/ordinary world titles as they represent two separate portions of the world title. Like my fellow panelists, I'd prefer "regular" to "ordinary", though, as the former has been the common term among the boxing community. Additionally, the latter seems to sound a little cheap in native speakers' ears.
Still, the champions of the past and even today's champions whose reigns are not devalued by the existence of super champions would have to settle for "regular" WBA titles. Thus, I propose returning to the simple term of "the WBA title" in spite of the fact that it sounds like a generic term including all sorts of WBA titles.
If the WBA regular title is competed for while the WBA also considers a super champion in the same weight class, this should be pointed out to show the regular title's diminished value at the time of the fight for it (for instance by an asterisk indicating an explanatory footnote, e.g. WBA heavyweight title*). In case the vacant WBA super title was won by a fighter who did not have to face the reigning regular champion to capture it, this should be pointed out in the same way.
I'd like the title search
and the schedule page
to list one choice for all sorts of the WBA title (and of other sanctioning bodies' titles for that matter) besides separate under choices for each of the three sorts (interim regular, regular, super) that exist in the case of the WBA.
As the terms for the other sanctioning bodies' world titles do not include the word "World", it should also be omitted in the case of the WBA world titles or added to the other sanctioning bodies' world titles.