World Title Reduction Plan Continues To Progress

The World Boxing Association (WBA) is yet to decide on its plans for minimizing the number of world titles.

It has been reported that the sanctioning body is likely to eliminate interim titles initially and then chalk out other strategies to reduce the number of champions.

WBA wants to have just one world champion in each division.

For this purpose, the four-man box off between Yordenis Ugas, Eimantas Stanionis, Radzhab Butaev and Jamal James, stands out.

Ugas, who is coming off a sublime victory over Manny Pacquiao, has been ordered to take on Stanionis for the Super Championship.

The winner will square off against Butaev, who has beaten James already.

Victor Saludar has been scheduled to fight the former interim champion, Erick Rosa, on December 21. The winner is likely to box Thammanoon Niyomtrong next.

As for the light flyweight division, the WBA had ordered Super champion Hiroto Kyoguchi and Esteban Bermudez to go toe-to-toe against each other. Bidding for their showdown will take place on November 12 (Friday).

The flyweight division is the only category with one champ.

Artem Dalakian, who has held the WBA flyweight title since 2018, will defend his title against Luis Concepcion on Saturday, November 20, in Ukraine.

Super flyweight champion Joshua Franco has already been designated mandatory challenger of the winner of Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez bout.

If we go down to the bantamweight division, champion Naoya Inoue is set to box Aran Dipen with his title on the line on December 14.

Featherweight titlist Leigh Wood will take on Michael Conlan next and the winner will fight super champion Leo Santa Cruz.

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