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.