WBA
World Boxing Association The first of four major professional boxing organizations - World Boxing Association (WBA) was born in Rhode Island, in 1921, as the National Boxing Association (NBA) and the first boxing title fight recognized by the new Association being the Heavyweight bout between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier on July 2, 1921. Jack Dempsey, the first WBA Heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey beat his rival by knockout in 4th round and became the first WBA boxing champion. The NBA was founded to counter the influence of the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), that was established one year early. Both organizations crowned different boxing world champions in the same division, leading to discussion about who was the true world champion. Gilberto Mendoza, WBA President In 1962 organization, with the growth of boxing's popularity world-wide, changed its name to the World Boxing Association. Dr. Gilberto Mendoza from Venezuela has been the President of the WBA since 1982. Now WBA Central office is in Panama.

All time WBA Boxing Champions

Current WBA World Champions
Heavyweight
vacant (regular champion)
Luis Ortiz, Cuba (interim champion)
Cruiserweight
Beibut Shumenov, Kazakhstan (regular champion)
Yunier Dorticos, Cuba (interim champion)
Light heavyweight
Nathan Cleverly, United Kingdom (regular champion)
Dmitry Bivol, Russia (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Tyron Zeuge, Germany
Middleweight
Super welterweight
Demetrius Andrade, USA (regular champion)
Brian Carlos Castano, Argentina (interim champion)
Welterweight
Super lightweight
Julius Indongo, Namibia (regular champion)
Jose Benavidez, USA (interim champion)
Lightweight
Jorge Linares, Venezuela
Super featherweight
Jason Sosa, USA (regular champion)
Jezreel Corrales, Panama (interim champion)
Featherweight
Abner Mares, Mexico (regular champion)
Claudio Marrero, Dominican Republic (interim champion)
Super bantamweight
Shun Kubo, Japan (regular champion)
Moises Flores, Mexico (interim champion)
Bantamweight
Jamie McDonnell, United Kingdom (regular champion)
Zhanat Zhakiyanov, Kazakhstan (interim champion)
Super flyweight
Khalid Yafai, United Kingdom
Flyweight
Kazuto Ioka, Japan (regular champion)
Stamp Kiatniwat, Thailand (interim champion)
Light flyweight
Ryoichi Taguchi, Japan (regular champion)
Randy Petalcorin, Philippines (interim champion)
Minimumweight

IBF
International Boxing Federation In April, 1983, the members of the United States Boxing Association (USBA) decided regional status of the organization extended to international. New boxing organization got name United States Boxing Association-International (USBA-I) and Robert W. Lee, Sr., president of the USBA, who lost in his bid to become WBA president against Gilberto Mendoza in 1982, led the USBA-I. In 1984 USBA-I changed its name to the name it currently operates under, the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Larry Holmes, the first IBF Heavyweight champion The first sanctioned title fight for the new IBF was Cruiserweight bout between Marvin Camel and Roddy MacDonald on December, 1983 and Marvin Camel became the first IBF World Champion. Marian Muhammad, IBF President In same year the IBF recognized heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes as champion after he relinquished the WBC title. Now President of the IBF is American Marian Muhammad, who was elected in 2001. IBF main offices are in New Jersey.

All time IBF Boxing Champions

Current IBF World Champions
Heavyweight
Anthony Joshua, United Kingdom
Cruiserweight
Murat Gassiev, Russia
Light heavyweight
Andre Ward, USA
Super middleweight
James DeGale, United Kingdom (regular champion)
Andre Dirrell, USA (interim champion)
Middleweight
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan
Junior middleweight
Welterweight
Kell Brook, United Kingdom
Junior welterweight
Julius Indongo, Namibia
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Featherweight
Lee Selby, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
Bantamweight
Lee Haskins, United Kingdom
Junior bantamweight
Jerwin Ancajas, Philippines
Flyweight
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Junior flyweight
Milan Melindo, Philippines
Mini flyweight
Jose Argumedo, Philippines (regular champion)
Milan Melindo, (interim champion)
WBC
World Boxing Council On February 14, 1963 at the meeting of representatives of 11 countries: USA, Argentina, Brazil,Chile, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Philippines and Venezuela in Mexico City was created the first really international boxing organization - World Boxing Council (WBC). New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), rival of the WBA in world boxing, supported new organization and was adopted into WBC in 1970. Sonny Liston, the first WBC Heavyweight champion On July, 1963, in Chicago, Sonny Liston beat Floyd Patterson by knockout in the 1st round. It was the first sanctioned Heavyweight title fight for the new boxing organization. In 1983, for boxers' safety, WBC decided to reduce the distance of world championship fights from 15 rounds to 12 and other boxing organizations soon followed. Jose Sulaiman, WBC President Among changes proposed by WBC also are the official weigh-in 24 hours prior to each bout and intoduction of new intermediate weight divisions. In 1975 Jose Sulaiman, a Mexican boxing official of Lebanese-descent, was elected President of the WBC. In 2014, after the death of Jose Sulaiman, his son Mauricio Sulaiman was elected President of the WBC.

All time WBC Boxing Champions

Current WBC World Champions
Heavyweight
Cruiserweight
Mairis Briedis, Latvia
Light heavyweight
Super middleweight
Badou Jack, Sweden
Middleweight
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan
Super welterweight
Welterweight
Super lightweight
Lightweight
Super featherweight
Miguel Berchelt, Mexico
Featherweight
Gary Russell Jr, USA (regular champion)
Oscar Escandon, Colombia (interim champion)
Super bantamweight
Rey Vargas, Mexico
Bantamweight
Super flyweight
Flyweight
Daigo Higa, Japan
Light flyweight
Strawweight
Chayaphon Moonsri, Thailand

WBO
World Boxing Organization The World Boxing Organization (WBO), last of four major professional boxing organizations, that currently recognizing professional boxing world champions. It was formed in 1988 after scandal at WBA annual meeting in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, when group of Puerto Rican and Dominican businessmen complained existing WBA's questionable rules and ratings systems. The first championship bout was for vacant super middleweight title between Thomas Hearns and James Kinchen. Hearns won and became the first WBO world champion. Francesco Damiani, the first WBO Heavyweight champion The first holder of WBO heavyweight title became Francesco Damiani, although WBA, WBC and IBF recognized Mike Tyson as the heavyweight champion at the time. Francisco Valcarcel, WBO President In 1996 the new WBO President became Puerto Rican lawyer Francisco Valcarcel that soon sign deals with the WBA and IBF to hold unification fights between WBO and other boxing organizations. Due a long personal feud between Francisco Valcarcel and WBC President Jose Sulaiman, the WBC was the last organization, which wrote unification bouts convention. The Central office of the WBO is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

All time WBO Boxing Champions

Current WBO World Champions
Heavyweight
Joseph Parker, New Zealand
Cruiserweight
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine
Light heavyweight
Andre Ward, USA (regular champion)
Ola Afolabi, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Billy Joe Saunders, United Kingdom (regular champion)
Avtandil Khurtsidze, Georgia (interim champion)
Junior middleweight
Saul Alvarez, Mexico
Welterweight
Manny Pacquiao, Philippines
Junior welterweight
Lightweight
Terry Flanagan, United Kingdom
Junior lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine (regular champion)
Miguel Berchelt, Mexico (interim champion)
Featherweight
Oscar Valdez, Mexico
Junior featherweight
Bantamweight
vacant (regular champion)
Zolani Tete, South Africa (interim champion)
Junior bantamweight
Naoya Inoue, Japan
Flyweight
Zou Shiming, China
Junior flyweight
Kosei Tanaka, Japan
Mini flyweight
Katsunari Takayama, Japan (regular champion)
Tatsuya Fukuhara, Japan (interim champion)
Latest Title Bouts

2017-05-21 Naoya Inoue vs. Ricardo Rodriguez

Naoya Inoue retained his WBO junior bantamweight title after he knocked out Ricardo Rodriguez in the 3rd round in Tokyo, Japan.

2017-05-21 Milan Melindo vs. Akira Yaegashi

Milan Melindo drops Akira Yaegashi 3 times to score a first round technical knockout and win the IBF junior flyweight title in Tokyo, Japan.

2017-05-20 Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui

Andre Dirrell won interim IBF super middleweight title after Jose Uzcategui was disqualified for knocking Dirrell to the canvas with a punch after the bell.

2017-05-20 Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh

American Gervonta Davis defended his IBF super featherweight title by stopping Britain's Liam Walsh in round three at London's Copper Box Arena.

2017-05-20 Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta

Kosei Tanaka won a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger and power puncher Angel Acosta to retain his WBO light flyweight title in Nagoya, Japan.

2017-05-20 Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam vs. Ryota Murata

Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam was awarded a controversial 12 round split decision over previously undefeated Ryota Murata to win the vacant WBA middleweight title in Tokyo, Japan.

2017-05-20 Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz

Terence Crawford remained unbeaten and retained his WBO and WBC 140-pound belts when Felix Diaz's corner stopped the fight after the 10th round at the Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.

2017-05-20 Gary Russell Jr. vs. Oscar Escandon

WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. stopped mandatory challenger Oscar Escandon in the 7th round and retained his champion belt in Oxon Hill, USA.

2017-05-20 Daigo Higa vs. Juan Hernandez Navarrete

Daigo Higa beat down Juan Hernandez Navarrete, who lost his WBC flyweight title on the scale, in the sixth round in Tokyo, Japan.

2017-05-20 Kenshiro Teraji vs. Ganigan Lopez

Kenshiro Teraji won Ganigan Lopez to take the WBC light flyweight belt in Tokyo, Japan.

2017-05-13 Khalid Yafai vs. Suguru Muranaka

Khalid Yafai retained his WBA super flyweight world title by earning a unanimous victory over Suguru Muranaka in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

2017-05-06 Joseph Parker vs. Razvan Cojanu

Joseph Parker retained his WBO heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision win over Razvan Cojanu in Manukau City, New Zealand.

2017-04-29 Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua retained his IBF heavyweight world title and added the super WBA heavyweight belt by stopping Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of their epic Wembley battle.

2017-04-29 Donnie Nietes vs. Komgrich Nantapech

Donnie Nietes won his third world championship to claim IBF flyweght title, defeating Thailand's Komgrich Nantapech via unanimous decision in Cebu City, Philippines.

2017-04-29 Claudio Marrero vs. Carlos Zambrano

Claudio Marrero knocked out Carlos Zambrano in the 1st round to claim the interim WBA featherweight title in Las Vegas, USA.
Boxing Headlines
22 May 2017 Inoue overpowers Rodriguez to retain WBO belt
Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) retained his WBO super flyweight title for the fifth time when he knocked out mandatory challenger Ricardo Rodriguez (16-4, 5 KOs) on Sunday at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.  Inoue was too strong and fast for the Mexican from the opening bell. The Japanese puncher dropped Rodriguez twice in the third round and he was counted out at 1:08 of the round. Also on the card, IBF interim light flyweight champion Milan Melindo (36-2, 13 KOs) stopped IBF...
21 May 2017 Crawford defeats Diaz to retain WBC and WBO titles
WBC and WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) defeated Dominican Republic's Felix Diaz (19-2, 9 KOs) to retain his titles on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. Diaz’s corner stopped the fight after 10 rounds, giving Crawford a TKO victory. The unbeaten American landed blow after blow and Diaz's eyes began to swell by the fourth round. Diaz landed several solid shots of his own, but he could not sustain any attack because Crawford’s counter...
21 May 2017 Russell retains, Dirrell wins by DQ
WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr (28-1, 17 KOs) retained his title with a seventh round TKO over Oscar Escandon (25-3, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA. Russell dropped the Colombian challenger with a right uppercut in the third round and continued to dominate the action with his superior speed and skills. The American sent Escandon to the canvas again following more hard shots in the seventh, and referee Harvey Dock stopped the...
21 May 2017 Davis demolishes Walsh in three rounds
IBF super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) demolished previously unbeaten Liam Walsh (21-1, 14 KOs) in three rounds on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. The 22-year-old Davis dropped the Englishman with a powerful left hand to the head in the third round. Walsh, 31, never recovered from the knockdown. The American southpaw landed the first notable blow of the fight, a left hand to the temple in a tactical first round. In the second, Walsh, a switch-hitter,...
20 May 2017 N’Dam wins vacant WBA middleweight title with points win over Murata
Hassan N'Dam (36-2, 21 KOs) was awarded a controversial 12 round split decision over previously undefeated Ryota Murata (12-1, 9 KOs) to win the vacant WBA middleweight title on Saturday at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan. Even though Murata got the better of N’Dam in most of the rounds, the Frenchman won by scores of 116-111 and 115-112, while the third judge had it 117-110 for Murata. The Japanese fighter landed numerous hard shots and dropped N'Dam in the fourth round. N'Dam scored with jabs...
18 May 2017 Conor McGregor signs to fight Floyd Mayweather
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor says he has signed a contract to fight former boxing pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. The Irish mixed martial artist has agreed a deal with UFC president Dana White to meet the American in a boxing match and now says, it's up to Mayweather to make the megafight happen. "The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on," McGregor said in a statement to Themaclife.com. "Congratulations to all parties...
15 May 2017 Billy Joe Saunders to battle Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8 in London
WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) will fight Avtandil Khurtsidze (33-2-2, 22 KOs) on July 8 at the Copper Box Arena in London. The unbeaten Briton will be making his second defence of the 160-pound title he won when he defeated Andy Lee by majority decision in December 2015. Saunders, 27,  was then inactive for one year due to training injuries and failed negotiations before his points win against Artur Akavov last December, although it was a poor...
14 May 2017 Yafai retains WBA super flyweight title with points win over Muranaka
WBA super flyweight Khalid Yafai (22-0, 14 KOs) defeated Suguru Muranaka (25-3-1, 8 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. The judges scored the fight 118-108 and 119-107 twice in favour of Yafai, who was making the first defence of his WBA title. Previous champion Luis Concepcion was stripped the day before his fight against Yafai for failing to make weight. Yafai defeated him by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBA belt last...
14 May 2017 Warrington beats Martinez by majority decision
British featherweight contender Josh Warrington (25-0, 5 KOs) scored a 12 round majority decision over former world champion Kiko Martinez (36-8-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena, Leeds. Warrington won by scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 114-114. Spain's Martinez had his moments, but the home favourite was the busier and doing the cleaner work throughout the bout. Warrington retained his WBC International featherweight title for the third time and remains on course for an...
07 May 2017 Canelo outclasses Chavez Jr in one-sided points win, Golovkin next on September 16
Two-weight world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) defeated former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-3-1, 32 KOs) in an all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match by a one-sided points decision on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Canelo dominated and outclassed Chavez, and all three judges scored the fight a shutout 120-108. The 26-year-old Canelo connected with jabs and hard combinations in the early rounds while Chavez, 31, was...
Source: world-boxing-news.com
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