From Barry Hugman's History of World Championship Boxing
2013-04-14 Chris John tdraw 3 Satoshi Hosono, Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia - WBA. Referee: Rafael Ramos.
On 19 April, Javier Fortuna, who was to have defended his WBA ‘interim’ title against Miguel Zamudio, forfeited his honours after failing to make the weight. Although the fight went ahead with only Zamudio able to claim the title he was knocked out inside a round.
The vacant WBA 'interim' title was won by Jesus Marcello Andres Cuellar when he outpointed Claudio Marrero over 12 rounds at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA on 23 August.
Making the first defence of his WBA ‘second tier’ title, Nicholas Walters stopped Alberto Garza inside four rounds at the American Bank Centre, Corpus Christie, Texas, USA on 9 November.