2013-04-13 Guillermo Rigondeaux w pts 12 Nonito Donaire, Radio City Music Hall, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBA/WBO/The Ring
On 10 August 2013, Nehomar Cermeno outpointed Oscar Escandon over 12 rounds at the Megapolis Convention Centre, Panama City, Panama to win the vacant WBA ‘interim’ title. Cermeno was stripped of the title in September 2014 for not making a defence within the stipulated period.
Making the first defence of his WBA ‘second tier’ title, Scott Quigg drew over 12 rounds with Yoandris Salinas at the O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, England on 5 October. Quigg followed this up with another successful defence when knocking out Diego Oscar Silva inside two rounds at the Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England on 23 November.