10 oz gloves are used in all divisions, unless fighters up to and including middleweight agree to use 8 oz gloves. From 29 September 2012 WKA had a new management: Michele Panfietti World President and Cristiano Radicchi General Secretary. Bouts in which one of the fighters has missed weight are permitted, provided the weight differential doesn't exceed 3.5% of the weight division allowance or 3.5 kg, whichever is less. A means to prevent complete failure if one system fails is required. A little-known fact is the part played by Julius Thiry to have the practice of karate legally approved in … The activity of roadracing karts peaked in the mid-1980s with some events reaching over 1000 entries at a national event. (3) All laydown classes much use a dual braking system, unless otherwise noted. He only defended the title once in almost 4 years, Castaño vacated title after not agreeing on terms to fight mandatory fighter, Griffith vacated to move up to middleweight. The WKA comprises five national touring series - the Bully Clutches Gold Cup for oval karts, Bridgestone/George Kugler Manufacturer's Cup driven by Mazda for sprint road course karts on asphalt, Vega Road Racing Series presented by Summit Racing Equipment, Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt and Rage Karts Speedway Pavement. Taylor was stripped of title after not paying sanctioning fees to the WBA and thus not exposing the WBA Super title in his previous 2 fights, with, Castillejo lost his defense fight against, Geale was stripped of title as he chose to fight, Jacobs lost a fight for the Super title against, Mazzinghi fought on his second defense against, Leonard vacated and move down to welterweight to fight in a, McCallum vacated to move up to middleweight, Jackson vacated to move up to middleweight, Pazienza vacated after a car crash which kept him 3 months in hospital, Whitaker decided to vacate and move back to welterweight, Trinidad vacated to move up to middleweight, Simms was stripped of the belt in May 2005 because he filed a lawsuit against the WBA Organization (in November 2004) for not enforcing his mandatory contract that he received from the organization when he won the regular world title, Mayweather retired and vacated the title in 2016.
The Manufacturer's Cup Series may be WKA's most popular and promotable series. This is a list of WBA world champions, showing every world champion certificated by the World Boxing Association (WBA).
The series is a five-race tour in 2009, visiting New Castle, Ind., Chapel Hill Raceway in Humphrey, New York, Riverhead Raceway on Long Island, OCR Action Sports Track in Rougemont, North Carolina, and BeaverRun (now Pittrace) in Wampum, Pa. 1 contender, Luis Mendoza, Cermeño vacated to move up to featherweight, Caballero vacated to fight at featherweight, Rigondeaux was declared Champion in Recess due to inactivity, Quigg fought for WBA Super title against Carl Frampton, Frampton was stripped of title after choosing to fight, Rigondeaux was stripped of title after losing Super featherweight fight against, Roman fought for the unified title against IBF champion TJ Doheny, Pinango vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight, Ayala vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight, Kameda vacated his title following a call for a unification match with WBA Super Champion Anselmo Moreno, in order to move down to super flyweight, Fought for WBA (Super) against Nonito Donaire, Watanabe was stripped of title for not fighting mandatory challenger, Galaxy retired vacated and retired from professional boxing, Muñoz then fought for Super title against, Darchinyan vacated to move up to bantamweight, Solís was stripped of his title before the fight with, Concepción was stripped of his title before the fight with. In 1981, Casillas defeated Cheryl Wheeler. Below is the complete list of all the previous Champions going back to the first Founders Cup in 1998. Maidana fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Manny Pacquiao fought for Super title against Keith Thurman, Khan fought for Super title against Zab Judah, Rigondeaux fought for Super title against, All-time WBA World champions - Reference book, Ken Buchanan - Lightweight Champion of the World, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_WBA_world_champions&oldid=980618605, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, June 5, 2009 – August 28, 2010 (won Super title), February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012 (promoted to Super Champion), October 9, 1999 – August 20, 2000 (stripped), This page was last edited on 27 September 2020, at 14:20.

Yamaha, Micro Swift (called Mini Swift by officials) and Mini Swift (called Pro Swift Sportsman by officials) Cadet karts compete in the Man (Manufactures) Cup Series. Robinson Speed Shop Team driver Chris Gabehart earned national titles in G-Man Kart Works/Super Seat Briggs Limited Medium and O.S.I. Road Atlanta. WKA road racers have the opportunity to race on some of America's most historic and reputable road courses.

r – Champion relinquished title. The Speedway Dirt Series is one of two WKA national series that holds races exclusively on oval tracks. Title was at stakes only for Niida who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet, Gonzalez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight, Ioka vacated in order to move up to light flyweight, Miyazaki vacated in order to move up to light flyweight, Vargas fought for Super title against Oscar De La Hoya, Álvarez fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and lost. Athletes; Fighter of the Month; NEWS. Most drivers have a timer mounted on their kart so they know what stage the race is at and when the final lap will be. Most speedway dirt competitors reside in the South. Bystrom, Hegar, Hartman, Proline, Tripp.

D) Axles must be stock diameter. Road racing starts - similar to endurance motorcycle racing and pre-1969 sports car events - are very exciting to witness and participate in. If rear brakes only are used, there must be a minimum of 2 six inch discs or one 7.125-inch vented disc, 2 master cylinders, and 2 brake calipers. 2-cycle engines (Yamahas and others) were once fairly popular on the Dirt tour. A) No Bodywork except Vintage style Nassau panels and Margay concept nose. WKA road racers reside mostly in the midwest, southeastern, and eastern half of the country. Sturm vacated citing impossibility to defend title after requiring surgery in both elbows, Monzón retired after his second fight with, Hagler was stripped of title for signing a fight with, Kalambay was stripped of title for choosing to fight IBF Middleweight Champion, The WBA demanded McCallum defend against Steve Collins, whom he decisively outpointed in a title defense the previous year. A) One 6-inch hydraulic disc brake is the minimum allowed on Vintage USA Karts, B) Vintage Limited and Vintage Euro karts are required to have 2 separate hydraulic braking circuits and a means to prevent complete failure of one circuit fails. There were many other firsts that came in quiet bits and pieces.

He would come back in 1984, Honeyghan vacated after the WBA mandated that he defend the title against South African Harold Volbrecht. Check Facebook for updates [2] The organisation became one of the major sanctioning bodies for professional karate. Competitions are held inside of a ring not smaller than 20 square feet or larger than 24 square feet, with four ropes surrounding it. Roebling Road Raceway, 2020 WKA Road Race Pittsburgh International Race Complex with DART & AKRA Wampum, PA September 25-27, 2020. Honeyghan dropped the WBA title belt into a trash can on a London street to protest the WBA's continued sanctioning of bouts involving citizens of apartheid-governed South Africa, Starling lost the title in his third defense in controversial fashion to Tomas Molinares. The WKA sanctions a number of divisional series and tracks, mostly located throughout the eastern half of the United States. The World Karting Association, or WKA, is the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in North America. Its official name is "World Kickboxing and Karate Association, however the logo uses World Karate and Kickboxing Association[1]". In the 2016-2017 Season the tracks ran were Daytona Motor Speedway (in the infield of the NASCAR track), Jacksonville, Florida (103rd Street Sports Complex) and Ocala Gran Prix. The event is held in Las Vegas during WAKApalooza, a sports and social festival. The World Kickboxing Network ® (est. Most other 2-cycle classes can reach anywhere from 90 to 130 mph (130 to 210 km/h). Any dry drum type axle clutch is allowed, i.e. Like the Gold Cup, the tracks are sprint-style road courses that are generally around 1 mile (1.6 km) in length.