What is a WBO “Super Champion”
SECTION 14. SUPER CHAMPIONS
(a) It is the policy of the World Boxing Organization to encourage its Champions to pursue recognized status as undisputed World Champions and to unify the Championships of the four major world sanctioning organizations (the WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF). A World Champion who has achieved preeminent status may require and be entitled to additional scheduling flexibility to achieve his place in boxing history and for the good of the sport. A boxer may be considered for designation for Super Champion status when he meets the following criteria:
1. (1) The boxer presently or previously has or had a multiple bout contract with a major television network (HBO, SHOWTIME, ZBF, Sky or other similar broadcast company), for multiple years; and
2. (2) As a WBO Champion,
3. 1. (A) The boxer has successfully defended his title cumulatively a minimum of ten (10) title bouts, or; 2. (B) In the event of less than ten (10) successful defenses has defended his/her title against opponents of high recognition and high skills; and 3. (C) Has substantially met the other standards set forth herein.
4. (3) The boxer’s amateur history will be considered; and
5. (4) The quality of prospective Super Champion’s record including the quality of his opponents and their records will be considered.
6. (5) Additionally, the following factors will be considered in determining Super Champion designation: 7. 1. (A) If the prospective Super Champions has been a WBO World Champion in more than one (1) weight division; or 2. (B) If the Prospective Super Champion has held more than one (1) Championship of the four major world sanctioning organizations; or 3. (C) If the prospective Super Champion has unified the Championships of more than one (1) of the four (4) major world sanctioning bodies (b) Current champion status is not required to qualify or continue as a Super Champion. (c) The Championship Committee may recommend Super Champion status for the boxer to the Executive Committee, if a boxer has substantially complied with the conditions set forth herein. Super Champion status shall be determined by the vote of the Executive Committee.
(d) PRIVILEGES AFFORDED SUPER CHAMPIONS. Those fighters recommended by the Championship Committee and approved by the Executive Committee qualify for the following rights and privileges:
1. (1) EXTENSION OF MANDATORY TITLE DEFENSE. The Championship Committee may extend a Super Champion’s mandatory title defense for good cause shown one or more times beyond the time provided for in the WBO Regulations for World Championship Contests for the purpose of giving a Super Champion opportunity or opportunities to unify the titles of more than one major sanctioning body either in a unification bout or a unification tournament, or any other important match or matches that the Committee determines would contribute to the Super Champion’s legacy or would be of great interest to boxing fans.
2. (2) ELIGIBILITY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR DESIGNATION AS THE MANDATORY CHALLENGER IN HIGHER OR LOWER DIVISION. If requested by a Super Champion, the Championship Committee may designate the Super Champion as the mandatory challenger for the immediate higher or lower division.
3. (3) ELIGIBILITY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR DESIGNATION AS THE MANDATORY CHALLENGER IN SAME DIVISION. If requested by a Super Champion who has lost his title and who wishes to fight for the title again, the Championship Committee may designate the Super Champion as the mandatory challenger in the Super Champion’s division.
4. (4) AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE WBO FOR LIFE
1. (1) In case of a purse bid involving a contest between contestants one or more of whom are WBO Super Champions, or a contest between a current WBO Champion and another current WBO Champion or a contest between a WBO Champion and a WBO Interim Champion, or a contest between two WBO Interim Champions, the following roles shall be applied in conjunction with the purse bid roles contained in the WBO Regulations for World Championship Contests; these provisions concerning the division of purse bids shall supersede the roles for division of purse bids contained within Section 13 of these WBO Roles, “DIVISION OF PURSE for CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD PURSUANT TO PURSE BID” 2. (2) In any of the situations described in Section 14(e)(1) above and a purse bid takes place, the division shall not be greater than 80/20 in any case and shall be calculated by the Championship Committee using a ratio based upon the average purse of each fighter’s last three (3) fights. The WBO may rely upon the purses reported to the WBO on the WBO Participant’s Promoter’s receipts for the fights that are used to calculate the Purse Division for this purpose. By way of example, if contestant A has had his last 3 purses of $1,000,000, $500,000, and $400,000 (a total of $1,900,000) and contestant B has had his last 3 purses of 1,000,000, $2,000,000, and $2,500,000 (a total of $5,500,000), the purse division woold be $1,900,000/$7,400,000 or 25.68% for contestant A and $5,500,000/$7,400.00 or 74.32% for contestant B. If by way of further example, if contestant A has had his last 3 purses of $500,000, $400,000, and $300,000 (a total of $1,200,000) and contestant B has had his last 3 purses of 1,000,000, $2,000,000, and $2,500,000 (a total of $5,500,000) the purse division woold be 20% for contestant A and 80% for contestant B (as the ratio of the purses is $1,200,000/$6.700,000 or 17.91% for contestant A to $5,500,000/$6,700,000 or 82.09% for contestant B and the purse division cannot be more that 80/20.
(f) LOSS OF PRIVILEGES 1. (1) All Super Champion privileges referred to in Section 14(d) shall be terminated in the event
(a) a Super Champion violates any of the WBO Roles and Regolations, or violates the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests,
(b) for unsportsmanlike conduct or activities unbecoming to a professional boxer,
(c) for drug abuse (of either illegal drugs or performance-enhancing drugs), or
(d) conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude. 2. (2) The Super Champion Privileges referred to in Section 14(d)(1) to 14(d)(3) shall be terminated in the event of the loss of any boxing contest unless the World Championship Committee recommends that Super Champion status be retained and a majority of the WBO Executive Board resolves that Super Champion status be retained.