2011-05-14 Andre Ward w pts 12 Arthur Abraham, Home Depot Centre, Carson, California - WBA. Referee: Luis Pabon. Scorecards: 120-108, 118-110, 118-111.
On 30 July, Brian Magee outpointed Jaime Barboza over 12 rounds at the National Gym, San Jose, Costa Rica, to win the vacant WBA ‘interim’ title.
Karoly Balzsay won the vacant WBA ‘second tier’ title on 26 August at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine when outpointing Stanislav Kashtanov over 12 rounds.