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WBA approves new Super Cruiserweight division


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The World Boxing Association has confirmed the creation of an eighteenth division in its ranks, joining the World Boxing Council’s bridgerweight revolution.

WBA chiefs announced this week despite criticism of the 200- to 224-pound weight class since its inception in 2020.

The WBC first approved the abridgment between cruiserweight and heavyweight in 2019. They crowned its first champion a year later when Oscar Rivas took the belt.

Since then, it’s been a less than lukewarm reception for bridgerweight despite those struggling to dent against the bulkier heavies.

The WBA has now validated the WBC in a move that has solidified the stance of having eighteen divisions instead of seventeen.

 

Full article: https://www.worldboxingnews.net/2023/12/01/wba-approves-super-cruiserweight-division

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