United States, United Kingdom, and Japan lead the WBA rankings

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United States, United Kingdom, and Japan lead the WBA rankings
Jesus Escalera wins Fedebol title in Colombia

United States, United Kingdom, and Japan lead the WBA rankings

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United States, United Kingdom, and Japan lead the WBA rankings
Jesus Escalera wins Fedebol title in Colombia

The Classification Association of the World Boxing Association (WBA) offered important details about the rankings and their statistical summary for the month of January. The section on the presence of boxers by country is one of the most relevant. In this area, United States is highlighted as the territory with the most fighters in the ranked lists.

The Americans have a total of 39 boxers in the rankings for January. Of those 39 classified, 5 are world champions of the pioneer organization.

The United States is followed by the United Kingdom, with 19 fighters. The British have 3 world champions. For its part, Japan also has 19 gladiators in the rankings, of which 2 are owners of titles.

As far as Latin America is concerned, Venezuela stands out, with 18 fighters represented in the lists, while Mexico and the Dominican Republic follow suit with 11 fighters classified for each. Other countries also stand out in the global sphere, such as Russia, which has 16 presences in the ranking, in addition to Australia (11) and the Philippines (10).

January had a total of four championship fights, all developed in US territory and with the presence of fighters of five nationalities, among which are the United States, Puerto Rico, China, Sweden and the Philippines. This was highlighted by the title defense of Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on November 19th, winning the Boxer of the Month award.

All the title matches were decided by the scorecards, in a demonstration of well matched the fights were. There were three unanimous decisions and a majority decision, while in two of the fights the titles were retained by the champions while in one fight there was a vacant title won. In the remaining fight there was an upset win with the title changing hands to Can Xu, who beat Jesus Rojas.


WBA sends regards and best wishes to Eusebio Pedroza



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