McDonnell vacates WBA bantamweight title

The World Boxing Association (WBA) regular bantamweight championship is now vacant as Jamie McDonnell gave up the belt to go up a division. McDonnell owned the belt at 118-pounds since 2014, when he beat Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat and since then he made 6 defenses. Thus, the WBA’s bantamweight rankings now have only one champion, McDonnell’s countryman Ryan Burnett, who holds both the WBA (unified) and IBF titles.

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