WBA Still Seeking Sole Lightweight Champion
The lightweight division still needs a clarified winner.
Over this past weekend, a pair of lightweight clashes hit headlines with WBC champion Devin Haney going the distance with Joseph Diaz Jr. and WBA regular champion Gervonta Davis successfully defending his title with a unanimous decision of his own against Isaac Cruz. This weekend, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Richard Commey will hit the ring at Madison Square Garden.
Everyone is now targeting three-belt lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr to become the undisputed champion, and if the WBA wants to stick with its goal of having one ruler in each weight class, Kambosos Jr versus Davis should be ordered, according to World Boxing News.
Kambosos Jr is the WBA “super” champion while Davis is the “regular” champion. Kambosos, aside from WBA, IBC and WBO lightweight belts, also holds The Ring’s title belt.
On the other hand, Davis has another title belt at WBA super lightweight, meaning he might have to choose which division he wants to focus on.
On the other side, is Lomachenko, a former unified lightweight champion.
He said he was surprised by Teofimo Lopez dropping a decision to Kambosos. Lopez scored an upset unanimous decision win over Lomachenko in 2020 for his WBA, IBF and WBO titles, which has since been awarded to Kambosos.
The WBA’s cleanup of its champions started in August.