The WBA aren't really a genuine "world" sanctioning body. They're a Latin American tin-pot outfit representative of a handful of countries, not the world at large. Which is why I find it so odd that AJ has elected to defend against their "mandatory" rather than pursue legacy fights with Wilder or Fury. He would never have been stripped for taking the former fight anyway. So the WBA's heavyweight standings are: Super Champ - Joshua (to defend against Povetkin) Regular Champ - Manuel Charr (to defend against Oquendo) Interim Champ - The winner of Trevor Bryan & BJ Flores. That's a lot of sanctioning fees to collect. Good business I guess. Just don't take them too seriously as a legit sanctioning body.