Adrien Broner Promoted To WBA 'Super Champion' Status

By Hilmar Rojas

Junior welterweight Adrien Broner has now been promoted to the status of "super champion" by World Boxing Association.

Broner (31-2, 23 KO), who captured the "regular" championship on October 3rd with a knockout of Khabib Allakhverdiev, was given a higher status in the organization after a ruling was issued by the WBA Championships Committee. Broner is a four division world champion.

Similarly, the WBA's interim 140-pound Jose Benavidez (23-0, 16 KO) must now be measured against Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KO) for the WBA "regular" title - which became vacant when Broner received his higher status.

The winner of the fight between Benavidez and Di Rocco will face Broner next year in a mandatory defense.

All of the involved parties have been notified.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Trinidad_Fan on 11-07-2015

[B]Promoted??!?[/B] [I](Image of Broner doing a PowerPoint presentation with a suit and tie.)[/I]

Comment by 285Kid on 11-07-2015

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;16200685]This really stinks BTW and doesn't make Broner's belt anymore valid than any other elevated champion. Can't we just have titles won and lost in the ring, not in the boardroom FFS. This is how GGG got his…

Comment by sterilizer on 11-07-2015

To promote him as "Super-Clown" status would be more suitable to me, but to each their own.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 11-06-2015

That is straight absurd he won a vacant belt never has defended it and gets elevated , sounds legit I mean usually Super champs have to make a certain # of defenses before they make this claim

Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-06-2015

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;16200886]WBC are right behind these guys..... WBC Champ WBC Silver Champ WBC Interim Champ WBC #1 Contender[/QUOTE] The WBC at least tries to make fights happen now. I'd say the WBO is behind the WBA now.

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