WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION OCEANIA

WBA OCEANIA HONORARY PRESIDENT

Mr Gilberto Mendoza

WBA OCEANIA EXECUTIVE

President: Mr Francisco Martinez

Ratings Chairman & Treasurer : Mr Ferlin Marsh

International Co-Ordinator: Ms Lelagi Tavita

SANCTIONING

 

MANDATORY OBLIGATION

A WBA Oceania Champion is required to defend his or her title within six months of having gained the WBA Oceania title, and from then on at least once every six month interval that commences when he or she wins a WBA Oceania title or successfully defends that title: and

Failure to meet the mandatory defence will lead to the WBA Oceania withdrawing recognition as the WBA Oceania Champion.

MANDATORY CHALLENGER

The WBA Oceania will accept applications if necessary from two eligible contenders to take part in an elimination bout to decide the mandatory contender. If the Champion is unwilling to defend against the mandatory contender, then recognition of the champion will be withdrawn and the winner of the elimination contest shall be in one corner for the vacant title contest.

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT DURATION

A WBA Oceania Championship bout can be fought over duration an of TEN, ELEVEN or TWELVE rounds.

SPECIAL PERMITS & NON-TITLE BOUTS

The following rules apply in addition to the Mandatory Obligation above;

  1. A Champion must not box in either;
  2.  A non-title bout; or A title bout for another organization unless he receives a special permit from the WBA Oceania prior to that bout.
  3. A Champion may only be granted one special permit within each 6 month interval commencing on the date they either won or successfully defended their WBA Oceania title.
  4. A special permit will not be granted where it is proposed that the Champion will compete in about under 1(b) unless the WBA Oceania title is being defended in that same bout.
  5. The granting of a special permit attracts a fee of $250.00 USD  and that fee must be paid to the WBA Oceania as cleared funds prior to the issuing of the special permit and the bout commencing.

Please direct all sanctioning inquiries to Ferlin Marsh

WBA VISION

World Title Weights

Both Andrew Moloney (AUS) and Elton Dharry (Guyana) both respectfully made the 52.16 weight limit on their 1st attempt. The Oceania champion came in at 52kgs even while his WBA Fedecentro champ came in 51.85kgs. The officials are, Referee: Ferlin Marsh (NZ) Judges: Chalerm Prayadsab (Thailand) Carla Caiz (USA) Francisco Martinez (NZ) Supervisor: Won Kim (Korea) Title: Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title
Promoter is Green Machine Boxing Promotions. Venue: Margaret Court Arena, Victoria – Australia. Photos courtesy of Green Machine Boxing Promotions

2 WBA Oceania Champions Shooting for Top Prize and Another Defending This Weekend

WBA Oceania wishes our 2 champions Kane Watts (Cruiserweight) and Andrew Moloney (Super Flyweight) all the best for the most important fight of your lives. Watts travels to Paris, France to fight regular champion Arsen Goulamirian while Moloney in his his backyard of Melbourne, Australia taking on Guyanan fighter Elton Dharry for the WBA Interim Super Flyweight title. Also on the same card as Andrew is twin Jason who will be defending his WBA Oceania bantamweight crown for the 12th time against Nicaraguan Dixon Flores. Watts has a very hard task ahead of him in a foreign country but has the skills to upset the champ. Andrew is very confident and will have all the hometown support cheering him on while Jason will be following in his brothers footsteps and will give Australia another world title next year.

From the Executive

The WBA Oceania is an officially affiliated region with the WBA. Member countries include Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Western Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Guam, Tahiti and the Polynesian Islands. Our Charter includes maintaining the esteemed reputation and principles of the WBA and to promote Boxing throughout our region. The WBA Oceania works with local commissions, boxers, promoters and other stakeholders to deliver a standard of service expected of an internationally affiliated body. Being so affiliated enables us to provide our champions with genuine opportunities for career advancement.

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