WBA consider scrapping ‘super’ titles

WBN has exclusively been told by WBA Vice-President Gilberto Mendoza that the World Boxing Association will be reviewing their controversial idea of elevating the best fighters that hold a title under their jurisdiction to ‘super champion’ status.

The WBA introduced ‘super’ titles in 2001 when they crowned Bernard Hopkins, Kostya Tszyu and Roy Jones Jr. as their undisputed kings and have gone on to continue the trend despite widespread condemnation and concern.

Mendoza told World Boxing News that there is to be a ‘reconsideration of the whole concept’ of ‘super champions’, although stopped short of stating that this does mean they are likely to be scrapped altogether.

Even a consideration is a good start as the wrangle over too many titles has gone on too long and adding another belt to the already packed seventeen weight classes seemed a strange decision at the time and hopefully sense will prevail when the outcome is decided.