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WBA Names Guillermo Rigondeaux 'Champion in Recess'

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JmH Reborn on 10-31-2015

[QUOTE=theface07;16185444]It's really a shame that two solid Cuban talents in Rigondeaux and Gamboa are being ruined by bad promotion. They are both stuck in purgatory with no clear plan of action for their careers.[/QUOTE] Who are in these guys ears…

Comment by theface07 on 10-31-2015

It's really a shame that two solid Cuban talents in Rigondeaux and Gamboa are being ruined by bad promotion. They are both stuck in purgatory with no clear plan of action for their careers.

Comment by 285Kid on 10-31-2015

Well there goes another belt , Rigo need to leave his promoter and get with JayZ or Haymon

Comment by el_locoteee on 10-31-2015

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;16183322]This is all on Rigo and team around him. They have mismanaged him. First WBO now WBA about to take that belt. All this could of been avoided but they got this boy holding out, [B]turning down fights, screwing up…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 10-30-2015

This is all on Rigo and team around him. They have mismanaged him. First WBO now WBA about to take that belt. All this could of been avoided but they got this boy holding out, turning down fights, screwing up…

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