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Terence Crawford is Now The WBA's "Super" Champion at 140

By WBA

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has elevated American Terence Crawford to super champion after he defeated Namibian Julius Indongo to snatch the WBA super lightweight title on August 19 and become the second boxer in history to own the four belts from the four most important sanctioning bodies in the world of boxing.

Considering Crawford’s achievement, his solidity as champion at 140 pounds, which make him the best fighter of his weight class, and covered by Article C18 of the WBA Rules, which allows to elevate a boxer to super champion under special circumstances, the Championships Committee took the decision to grant this recognition to the American boxer.

However, this does not mean that an Interim or Regular super lightweight title will be created. The WBA and the Championships Committee maintain their policy of having only one champion per category. Therefore, the WBA mandatory challenger for Crawford will emerge according to the rules of the organization and the existing mechanisms.

Crawford holds an immaculate record of 32 wins with 23 knockouts.

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The Mendoza Family has separated the name of Mr. Gilberto Mendoza, President Emeritus of the World Boxing Association (WBA), from the National Children’s Championship of Venezuela, for not having been consulted for such cause. This was expressed by Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, current President of the WBA.

In addition, Mendoza clarified that the WBA only recognizes Fran López as the President of the Venezuelan Boxing Federation (Fevebox) and Executive Committee Member of AIBA, until the situation of the institution is clarified and AIBA endorses the decision.

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza is in Hamburg for the AIBA World Boxing Championships and will hold a meeting with President Ching-Kuo Wu.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pennsauken1 on 09-01-2017

Crawford, please get away from Top Rank

Comment by kafkod on 09-01-2017

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;18005026]WBA champions have a mandatory due every nine months in every division except heavyweight, where the mandatory is due every twelve months. These obligations are obviously selectively enforced, depending on how well known the fighter is and how…

Comment by TreJac on 09-01-2017

[QUOTE=Slimjoe;18005804]I don't understand US boxing anymore, If Crawford were to be a foreigner cleaning out the whole division, he would be revered and supported which eventually would turn to dollars.For Black fighters to get to the pinnacle, they have to…

Comment by Slimjoe on 09-01-2017

I don't understand US boxing anymore, If Crawford were to be a foreigner cleaning out the whole division, he would be revered and supported which eventually would turn to dollars.For Black fighters to get to the pinnacle, they have to…

Comment by Tha Kid on 09-01-2017

Crawford hasn't fought anyone. Arum has protected this dude. Tell Crawford to fight Regis "Rougarou" Prograis and he will lose all of those belts. He better run up to 147, but then again it's killas up there. LOL. Anybody that…

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