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Pacquiao’s super welterweight belt unbuckled

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The World Boxing Association (WBA) recently stripped Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao of his super welterweight crown for “inactivity.”


The WBA reportedly declared Pacquiao as “champion in recess” for failing to defend his title after a lengthy period of time.


The Pacman, as Pacquiao is also called, is quite busy these days a member of the Philippine Senate, and had chosen to sit out the entire 2020 due to the pandemic.


Pacquiao won the super welterweight plum via a win over American Keith Thurman in July 2019, and hasn’t fought since.


In his stead, the WBA installed Cuban Yordenis Ugas who got promoted from regular welterweight to super welterweight champion.


Pacquiao, if he desires to regain his crown, will automatically be first in line to fight Ugas.


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