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RIGONDEAUX STRIPPED OF WBA TITLE

The World Boxing Association have stripped Guillermo Rigondeaux of his WBA ‘Super’ title at 122 Pounds.

Rigondeaux had initially asked the organisation if he could have special permission to move up two weight classes to face Vasyl Lomachenko, they approved the request but stated that if the Cuban was beaten then they would strip him of the title which they followed up with a couple of days ago.

As we know, Lomachenko was victorious in the fight and the latest ratings that were put out by the WBA have now officially removed Rigondeaux from his position as champion. Daniel Roman now stands as its only world champion at the weight class.

“The special permission was requested, and [Rigondeaux] was given the opportunity because it is an important fight for boxing,” stated WBA President Gilberto Mendoza Jr. last year.

“If he loses, he would then have to lose the recognition [of being WBA champion] because it is what corresponds [to agreement of allowing him to move up] and in this event we would have to order that Moises Flores goes against the winner of Daniel Román and an opponent to be supplied to us.”

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