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WBA: No sanction request for Rigo v Seda, Quigg decision imminent

Phil Jay 30/10/2015

Guillermo Rigondeaux is rumoured to be closing in on an agreement to fight in Canada on December 4 in a clash that will see the undefeated Cuban face Puerto Rican southpaw Cesar Seda.

The 35 year-old, who was recently stripped of his WBO super-bantamweight title, is currently under review with the WBA regarding his other world title belt as Vice President Gilberto Mendoza debates whether to relieve Rigondeaux of his ‘super’ status.

Regarding the potential Seda encounter, WBN asked Mendoza on Friday whether or not ‘Rigo’ would be defending his belt if the contest is made official in the coming days and his answer will be encouraging to those who are hoping to see Scott Quigg unify the titles opposite Carl Frampton.

“We don’t have any request to sanction a fight between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Cesar Seda. We will also announce the decision (of the review into Rigondeaux and Quigg’s position) soon,” Mendoza exclusively told World Boxing News.

Quigg needs to be boosted from ‘regular’ to ‘super’ champion with the WBA in order to have two belts on the line for an imminent battle with IBF title holder Carl Frampton ahead of an expected confirmation of the UK blockbuster for early next year.

Mendoza’s admission leaves further question marks against Rigondeaux reaching November with a championship to his name as Quigg waits with baited breath find out whether he will ultimately be able to keep his title for the Frampton confrontation.

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Update as of 5:22pm ET / 10:22pm UK: Quigg made ‘super’ champion by the WBA.