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Three WBA belts in play this weekend

Three WBA world title fights are scheduled for Saturday, including two super champions seeing action.

In London, WBA super and IBF unified super lightweight champion Josh Taylor defends his belt against WBA mandatory Apinun Khongsong in a bout that can be seen on ESPN+. Taylor is a 40:1 favorite to retain the titles and set up a showdown with WBC/WBO champ Jose Ramirez for undisputed 140lb honors.

In Mashantucket, Connecticut, WBA super and IBF unified super welterweight champion Jeison Rosario meets WBC champion Jermell Charlo in a unification showdown. This can be seen on Showtime’s Charlomania PPV. Charlo is a -450 favorite to unify the three belts. The remaining 154lb titlist is WBO king Patrick Teixeira.

On the same telecast, WBA regular super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa defends his title against #14 rated Damien Vazquez. Figueroa is a 40:1 favorite to hold on the famed black and gold belt.

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  • Correcting the headings……”Three WBA belts are in play this weekend, out of the more than 200 availables”

  • Super champions are the top tier “real” WBA champions, not the obfusticating regular, gold, and interim pretenders. Charlo’s WBC middleweight title is dubious like the WBA “regular” titles. Canelo’s WBC franchise title is the real WBC belt.

    • Charlo is mentioned as super welter weight champion. Meaning junior middle weight. Canelo is supposedly full middle weight champ of the WBC. Charlo is a legitimate WBC title holder at junior middle weight. There’s a few pounds of difference. So I think you may be confused.

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