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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 Felix Sturm 2007 Apr 28 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Welterweight Miguel Angel Cotto 2010 Jun 5 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Vyacheslav Senchenko 2009 Apr 10 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 Akira Yaegashi 2011 Oct 24 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]