Last month Adrien Broner TKO'd Khabib Allakhverdiev in the 12th round to become a four division champion. Now, a month after winning the WBA title, the organization's championship committee along with President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza Jr. has decided to make Broner their "Super Champion," pursuant to WBA Rule C.18 and taking into consideration his record and achievements.
"The appointment of Broner as Super Champion will not unduly burden the other ranked contenders and will permit activity in the division," explained Mendoza. "Pursuant to Broner being named Super Champion, Interim Champion Jose Benavidez shall face Michelle Di Rocco, currently ranked #3 by the WBA, for the title now vacant due to Broner's Super Champion status."
As a result, Broner will eventually have to face the winner of Benevidez-Di Rocco as his mandatory challenger on or before May 2017. Broner's status as Super Champion will cost him 3% of the gross amount in the fight agreement, with other fees being charged by applicable WBA rules.