WBA makes Rigondeaux “champion in recess,” OKs Quigg-Frampton unification


The WBA Championships Committee has redesignated WBA super bantamweight “super” champion Guillermo Rigondeaux as “Champion in Recess.” The move was made in light of Rigondcaux’s impressive record and accomplishments, the delays associated with his various managerial/promoter disputes, and the loss of his unification status (he was stripped by the WBO for inactivity earlier this week). Rigondeaux must come out of recess and face the reigning champion on or before May 1, 2016.

The WBA has also authorized a special permit for champion 122lb “regular” champ Scott Quigg to participate in a unification bout with IBF champion Carl Frampton, subject to compliance with all other WBA rules and payment of all applicable fees.