WBA strips Guillermo Rigondeaux of 122lb title

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By Sean Jones: Guillermo Rigondeaux’s 6th round stoppage loss to WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko has resulted in him being stripped of his WBA Super World super bantamweight title by the World Boxing Association for his defeat on December 9.

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Tacoma’s Gavronski Ranked No. 13 in the World by WBA

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Mike Gavronski took a major step towards realizing his goal of fighting for a world title in 2018 as the Tacoma fighter cracked the World Boxing Association’s Top 15 world rankings for the first time in his career.

Gavronski, the North American Boxing Association super middleweight champion, came in at No. 13 in the most current WBA world rankings.

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WBA strips Luis Ortiz of mandatory status

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By Jeff Aranow: In a not surprising move, on Thursday, the World Boxing Association has stripped unbeaten heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) of his mandatory status for WBA champion Anthony Joshua due to a recent positive drug test. Ortiz loses his spot in the WBA’s rankings for 1 year, according to ESPN.

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WBA keeps Golovkin-Jacobs split at 75/25


By Allan Fox: The World Boxing Association committee has ruled in favor of WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin to keep the 75/25 purse split in his favor for his fight against WBA ‘regular’ champion Daniel Jacobs. This is obviously disappointing news for the management of Team Jacobs, as they were looking for an increase of 60/40 for the split to make the fight more worthwhile to them.

It’s now unclear whether Jacobs will pull out of the fight with Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) or if the two sides can work a deal to give him a little better percentage of the split to keep him and his team happy.

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The talk is all on Broner, but what’s next for Paulie Malignaggi?

malig56By James Connell: Amid all of the bluster, discussion and hype that has been floating around the boxing world after Adrien Broner’s appearance on Showtime last night during the Deontay Wilder undercard, I can’t help but be drawn back into thinking about his previous fight in New York against the then WBA Welterweight champion: Paulie Malignaggi.

Before I go on to talk about Malignaggi, let’s cast our minds back to that fight. I’ve seen a lot on twitter, and the web in general, claiming that fight as an unimpressive, but undoubted victory for Broner. I’m risking the chance of re-opening that wound here, but I personally scored it 115-113 in favour of Malignaggi.

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Marcos Maidana vs. Adrien Broner: An intriguing and likely matchup in the future

maidana564By Dallas Orysiuk It has been almost two weeks since boxing fans witnessed a thriller, a candidate for fight of the year (FOTY)… they witnessed Marcos Maidana vs. Josesisto Lopez. Going into the match-up, everyone knew it was going to be exciting and for as long as this war lasted, it lived up to the expectations.

This weekend we have another interesting matchup to look forward to, Adrien Broner vs. Paulie Malignaggi. Do not expect the same exciting fight as Maidana vs. Lopez, but this matchup has implications that can lead to some exciting matchups in the future. Broner moves up two weight divisions to challenge Paulie Malignaggi for his WBA welterweight strap.

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