WBA Boxing Odds
The WBA is the oldest of the four major boxing organisations and has held its current name as the World Boxing Association since 1962 when changing from the National Boxing Association.
British boxers have previously done well in the WBA boxing odds
Britain has had its fair share of champions in the WBA division over the years at various weights. Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan have ensured success in the super lightweight ranks in the current century, while Joe Calzaghe was a title holder in the super middleweight division. However, it is David Haye who has lit up the WBA ranks the most, with title reigns in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions.
Some big names have stood out in the WBA ranks
Defending a WBA title on at least ten occasions is a feat that is reasonably rare, but this has been achieved by some of boxing’s biggest names in history.
Eusebio Pedroza is not a particularly household name, but deserves a special mention for 19 defences in the featherweight division between 1978 and 1985. Roberto Duran made 12 lightweight defences in the 1970s, while prior to Roy Jones at light heavyweight, fellow American Virgil Hill embarked on two separate ten-fight streaks. However, it is hard to better the 25 heavyweight defences of Joe Louis, a streak spanning over a decade.
Andre Ward the man to side with in the current WBA odds
There has never really been a truly dominant WBA champion in the super middleweight division, but Andre Ward is taking the first steps to become the first. Ward won his title from Mikkel Kessler with a round 11 stoppage of Mikkel Kessler in 2009 and has not looked back since with victories over Allan Green, Sakio Bika, Arthur Abraham and most recently Carl Froch. Up next is Chad Dawson later in 2012 as he bids to make it five successful defences.