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Rau'shee Warren Says the WBA Still Hasn't Given Him His Title Belt

by David P. Greisman

Rau’shee Warren won a world title seven and a half months ago. He won it, but he still doesn’t have it.

“I still haven’t received my WBA belt yet,” Warren told BoxingScene.com. “I got my IBO title the first week I went home.”

Warren won both with his majority decision over bantamweight Juan Carlos Payano in their rematch last June. He’ll make his first defense on Feb. 10, facing off against Zhanat Zhakiyanov in Toledo, Ohio, as part of a broadcast on Bounce TV.

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“Yeah, I feel great that I’m a champion, but I’m still hungry because I’m not getting treated like I’m supposed to be treated,” he said. “Where’s my belt? Come fight time, they might have it there.”

A fighter who loses his world title still gets to keep it for posterity. The winner has a new title sent to him — or at least he’s supposed to.

Warren said not having the World Boxing Association belt has led to him delaying parts of the usual victory lap a fighter takes after winning a world title.

“I’ve been staying at home, ain’t been doing nothing,” he said. “There’s a lot of stuff I couldn’t do at home, as far as having a parade, and all these people doing interviews, I’ve been holding back because I’ve been waiting for my belt to come. A lot of stuff’s been on hold.”

He said the title is very important for him, something that signifies what he’s accomplished as a pro but also how far he’s come since his amateur days.

“I worked very hard for it. If you’ve been following my journey, the past three Olympics, me not winning the gold medal like I wanted to do and put it around my mom’s neck. I found another drive as a professional,” Warren said. “That’s something [the title belt] I want to take to my mom and put around her waist and take pictures. In Cincinnati, I got the key to the city, I only had one belt. I didn’t want to explain why my other belt didn’t come. It’s very important to me, and not just me, but my family.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 02-03-2017

When it comes to belts apart from the Ring & Lonsdale belts, they all look tacky! The BBBofC have the best policy, defend it 3 times & it's yours for keeps.

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 02-02-2017

I would say that the WBA just lost more credibility, but...they have none left to lose.

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 02-02-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17398023]They all matter lil chola.[/QUOTE] only one boxers themselves praise and thats teh green belt. How ducking that other post of mines is going for ya lmfao.

Comment by yammy25 on 02-02-2017

I personally prefer the IBF. It might not have the prestige of the big green but they enforce **** and thats what matters to me. WBA can keep their interim electric boogaloo champions and the other **** they pull.. the…

Comment by Kigali on 02-02-2017

[QUOTE=!WAR MIKEY!;17398008]talk all that hate **** you want lil boy but the real is that green belt is the only belt that matters.[/QUOTE] They all matter lil chola.

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