Why does WBA have 3 champions in each weight class?

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  1. Mike1978

    Mike1978 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Why does the Wba have 3 champions in each weight class?
    Anthony Joshua super champion
    Manuel Charr regular champion
    Trevor Bryan interim champion

    So if AJ, beats Charr and Bryan does that make him the super duper champion.
     
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  2. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    They're all ducking Fres Oquendo IMO.
     
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  3. Mike1978

    Mike1978 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I didnt even know Brant had a belt, i thought Canelo had 3, and Andrade had the Wbo.
     
  4. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Member Full Member

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    For money, of course. What else ? They do it so that they can earn more dollars from the championship and belt fee they charged from the titleholders.
     
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  5. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The WBA is happy to be an absolute laughing stock. In exchange for getting more fees.
     
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  6. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    WBA like the other sanctioning bodies is a joke, though the WBA seem to have taken it too extremes. I even think a while back they had 2 interim champions in one division if my memory serves me correctly, can't recall who they were though.
     
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  7. Gabriel Syme

    Gabriel Syme Member booted Full Member

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    I'll never understand why these lesser belts mean so much to fighters. I guess there is some intangible gratification of being called 'champ', but all it really means in real life is part of your purse is withheld to pay leaches who aint took nary a punch.
     
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  8. Dirsspaardis

    Dirsspaardis Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Because of their greed.
    Simple.
     
  9. pernellaaron

    pernellaaron Active Member Full Member

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    I guess the only upside is that it essentially functions as a mandatory (think the super and regular champs are mandated to fight however often). Also some casual fans are stupid and see them as real belts thus upping their marketability (I guess). Though I do agree they are lame, a waste of time and an excuse to get more sanctioning fees.
     
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    jaytxxl Member Full Member

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    Me personally I think Gilberto Mendoza needs to cash to feed his Panamanian prostitute fetish and his nose for the purest Colombian coke on the market..
    It’s even worse at CW they have:
    WBA Super: Usyk
    WBA Regular: Shumenov
    WBA Interim: Goulamirian
    WBA Recess: Lebedev

    So technically Usyk can become the first ever Undisputed Undisputed Champion in the history of boxing..
     
  11. Liquorice

    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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    More sanctioning fees

    $$$$$
     
  12. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Member Full Member

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    Yes, but Oquendo is a special-case. Oquendo fought Chagaev for the Regular belt in 2014 and neither the WBA nor Oquendo got paid by Chagaev's promoter who won the purse bid.

    Oquendo promptly sued the WBA and the latter were forced to settle by offering Oquendo a title fight. That was in 2015. What happened since then?

    1) Chagaev's promoter pledged to pay the promoter's fee and offer Oquendo a rematch
    2) A furious Chagaev - who also hadn't been paid by his promoter, mind you - called BS on #1.
    3) Chagaev's promoter finally paid Chagaev and they started negotiating a rematch with Oquendo
    4) Oquendo required shoulder surgery - which would take him out of action for almost two years
    5) Negotiations began again for a Chagaev-Oquendo rematch (mid-2016)
    6) Chagaev retired due to an eye injury (so - no Chagaev-Oquendo rematch)
    7) The Briggs-Oquendo fight was announced.
    8) The Briggs-Oquendo fight was canceled (Briggs on PEDs)
    9) The Charr-Oquendo fight was announced
    10) The Charr-Oquendo fight was canceled (Charr on PEDs)

    So its, uhh, complicated.

    Why the WBA can't or isn't willing to write Oquendo a check for a few hundred thousand dollars to send him on his way seems ridiculous - but they aren't.
     
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  13. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    That's simply ridiculous, smh!
     
  14. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    At least there's now Charr-Oquendo due on March 23rd, 2019.
     
  15. greenhornet

    greenhornet Boxing Addict Full Member

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    until Charr pops positive again or old man Oquendo has a stroke in training.
     

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