By Ben Jacobs
Following the WBO's decision t o remove Guillermo Rigondeaux's (15-0, 10 KOs) status as champion of their organization at super bantamweight, attention has turned to what may be the WBA's next step forward with regard to the Cuban.
Rigondeaux has not fought since December 31, 2014 and currently has no fight officially scheduled. Vice-President of the WBA, Gilberto Mendoza, informed BoxingScene.com today that the Miami-based southpaw has, as a consequence, been named ‘Champion in Recess’ due to said inactivity.
Regular champion Scott Quigg now has special permission to participate in a unification bout with IBF champion Carl Frampton. Should Rigondeaux wish to reclaim his title he must face either Quigg or Frampton on or before May 1 2016.
The resolution altering Rigondeaux’s status was passed today and lists among other things, Rigondeaux’s lack of title defenses (only four since September 2012).
It is understood that Rigondeaux’s representatives proposed Cesar Seda as a potential opponent for December but this was not approved by the WBA.