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The World Boxing Association (WBA) is the oldest still active world sanctioning body, having its origins in the [[National Boxing Association]].
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*The '''World Boxing Association''' (WBA) is the oldest still active world sanctioning body, having its origins in the [[National Boxing Association]].
 
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*[http://www.wbaonline.com/ Official Website]
== Presidents ==
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* [[Jim Deskin]] 1965-?
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==Presidents==
* [[Merv McKenzie]] 1966-?
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[[File:WBA belt.jpg|thumb|right|WBA Championship Belt]]
* [[Bob Evans]] 1966-?
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*Charles P. Larson 1962-1963
 
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*Ed Lassman 1963-1964
== External Link ==
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*[[Merv McKenzie]] 1964-1965
 
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*[[Jim Deskin]] 1965-1966
[http://www.wbaonline.com/ Official Web site]
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*[[Bob Evans]] 1966-1968
 
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*[[Emile Bruneau]] 1968-1970
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*[[Bill Brennan]] 1970-1972
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*Robert M. Lee 1972-1974
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*[[Elias Cordova]] 1974-1977
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*Fernando Mandry Galindez 1977-1979
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*Rodrigo Sanchez 1979-1982
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*[[Gilberto Mendoza Sr.]] 1982-Present<BR>
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[http://wbanews.com/artman/publish/wbaPresidents/index.shtml WBA Presidents]
 
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! bgcolor=#ffdead | Weight Class || bgcolor=#ffdead | Champion || bgcolor=#ffdead | Date Won || bgcolor=#ffdead | Title Lineage || bgcolor=#ffdead  | Title Fights
 
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| align="center" | Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Nikolay Valuev]] || align="center" | 2008 Aug 30 || align="center" | [[WBA Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Wladimir Klitschko]] || align="center" | 2011 Jul 2 || align="center" | [[WBA Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Cruiserweight || align="center" | [[Guillermo Jones]]  || align="center" | 2008 Sep 27 || align="center" | [[WBA Cruiserweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Cruiserweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Cruiserweight || align="center" | [[Guillermo Jones]]  || align="center" | 2008 Sep 27 || align="center" | [[WBA Cruiserweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Cruiserweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Light Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Hugo Hernan Garay]] || align="center" | 2008 Jul 3 || align="center" | [[WBA Light Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Light Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Beibut Shumenov]] || align="center" | 2009 Jan 29 || align="center" | [[WBA Light Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Middleweight || align="center" | [[Mikkel Kessler]] || align="center" | 2008 Jun 21 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Middleweight || align="center" | [[Andre Ward]] || align="center" | 2009 Nov 21 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Middleweight || align="center" | [[Felix Sturm]] || align="center" | 2007 Apr 28 || align="center" | [[WBA Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Middleweight || align="center" | [[Daniel Geale]] || align="center" | 2012 Sep 1 || align="center" | [[WBA Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Welterweight || align="center" | [[Daniel Santos]] || align="center" | 2008 Jul 11 || align="center" | [[WBA Light Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Welterweight || align="center" | [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] || align="center" | 2012 May 5 || align="center" | [[WBA Light Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Welterweight || align="center" | [[Antonio Margarito]] || align="center" | 2008 Jul 26 || align="center" | [[WBA Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Welterweight || align="center" | [[Paul Malignaggi]] || align="center" | 2012 Apr 29 || align="center" | [[WBA Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Lightweight || align="center" | [[Andreas Kotelnik]] || align="center" | 2008 Mar 22 || align="center" | [[WBA Light Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Lightweight || align="center" | [[Lamont Peterson]] || align="center" | 2011 Dec 10 || align="center" | [[WBA Light Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Lightweight || align="center" | [[Nate Campbell]] || align="center" | 2008 Mar 8  || align="center" | [[WBA Lightweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Lightweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Lightweight || align="center" | Vacant || align="center" | &mdash; || align="center" | [[WBA Lightweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Lightweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Featherweight || align="center" | [[Jorge Linares]] || align="center" | 2008 Nov 28 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Featherweight || align="center" | [[Takashi Uchiyama]] || align="center" | 2010 Jan 11 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Featherweight || align="center" | [[Chris John]] || align="center" | 2003 Nov 1 || align="center" | [[WBA Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Featherweight || align="center" | [[Chris John]] || align="center" | 2003 Nov 1 || align="center" | [[WBA Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Celestino Caballero]] || align="center" | 2006 Oct 4 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz|Guillermo Rigondeaux]] || align="center" | 2012 Jan 20 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Anselmo Moreno]] || align="center" | 2008 May 31 || align="center" | [[WBA Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Anselmo Moreno]] || align="center" | 2008 May 31 || align="center" | [[WBA Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Flyweight || align="center" | [[Vic Darchinyan]] || align="center" | 2008 Nov 1 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Flyweight || align="center" | [[Tepparith Singwancha]]|| align="center" | 2011 || align="center" | [[WBA Super Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Super Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Flyweight || align="center" | [[Takefumi Sakata]] || align="center" | 2007 Mar 19 || align="center" | [[WBA Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Flyweight || align="center" | [[Hernan Marquez]] || align="center" | 2011 Apr 2 || align="center" | [[WBA Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Light Flyweight || align="center" | [[Brahim Asloum]] || align="center" | 2007 Dec 8 || align="center" | [[WBA Light Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Light Flyweight || align="center" | [[Román González]] || align="center" | 2011 Feb || align="center" | [[WBA Light Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Light Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Minimumweight || align="center" | [[Román González]] || align="center" | 2008 Sep 15 || align="center" | [[WBA Minimumweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Minimumweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Minimumweight || align="center" | Vacant || align="center" | &mdash; || align="center" | [[WBA Minimumweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBA Minimumweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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==Super Champions==
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In 2001, the WBA created a new title: Super Champion. Their website states:
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:The SUPER WORLD CHAMPION CATEGORY OR UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION was created for those World Champions who hold the title of two or more organizations recognized by the WBA, like the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO).
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However, the WBA also gives Super Champion status to fighters who aren't unified champions. Featherweight champion [[Chris John]] was named Super Champion even though he wasn't a unified champion. The WBA said it was an award for making ten successful title defenses. Welterweight champion [[Antonio Margarito]] was also named Super Champion even though he was not a unified champion and had not made a single title defense.
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When a fighter is elevated to Super Champion, the regular title becomes vacant. Critics claim that the WBA created the Super Champion title just so they can collect more sanctioning fees. [http://www.boxingscene.com/wba-continues-hurt-boxing-makes-john-super-champ--19141]
  
 
[[Category:Sanctioning Bodies|World Boxing Association]]
 
[[Category:Sanctioning Bodies|World Boxing Association]]

Revision as of 16:30, 27 October 2012

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Presidents

WBA Championship Belt

WBA Presidents

CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won Title Lineage Title Fights
Heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko 2011 Jul 2 Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Guillermo Jones 2008 Sep 27 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Beibut Shumenov 2009 Jan 29 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Andre Ward 2009 Nov 21 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Daniel Geale 2012 Sep 1 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2012 May 5 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Paul Malignaggi 2012 Apr 29 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Lightweight Lamont Peterson 2011 Dec 10 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Featherweight Takashi Uchiyama 2010 Jan 11 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Chris John 2003 Nov 1 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux 2012 Jan 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Anselmo Moreno 2008 May 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Flyweight Tepparith Singwancha 2011 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Hernan Marquez 2011 Apr 2 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Flyweight Román González 2011 Feb Title Lineage Title Fights
Minimumweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights

Super Champions

In 2001, the WBA created a new title: Super Champion. Their website states:

The SUPER WORLD CHAMPION CATEGORY OR UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION was created for those World Champions who hold the title of two or more organizations recognized by the WBA, like the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

However, the WBA also gives Super Champion status to fighters who aren't unified champions. Featherweight champion Chris John was named Super Champion even though he wasn't a unified champion. The WBA said it was an award for making ten successful title defenses. Welterweight champion Antonio Margarito was also named Super Champion even though he was not a unified champion and had not made a single title defense.

When a fighter is elevated to Super Champion, the regular title becomes vacant. Critics claim that the WBA created the Super Champion title just so they can collect more sanctioning fees. [1]