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
Daniel Jacobs, USA (regular champion)
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, France (interim champion)
Super welterweight
Demetrius Andrade, USA (regular champion)
Brian Carlos Castano, Argentina (interim champion)
Welterweight
Super lightweight
Ricky Burns, United Kingdom (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)
Carlos Zambrano, Peru (interim champion)
Super bantamweight
Nehomar Cermeno, Venezuela (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
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
John Riel Casimero, Philippines
Junior flyweight
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
Tony Bellew, United Kingdom
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
Light flyweight
Ganigan Lopez, Mexico
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
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
Marlon Tapales, Philippines (regular champion)
Alejandro Hernandez, Mexico (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

2017-03-18 Genady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

Genady Golovkin outlasted Danny Jacobs in an exhausting 12-round defense of his super WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles in New York, USA.

2017-03-18 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Roman Gonzalez

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand won a majority decision over Nicaraguan champion Roman Gonzalez in a bloody, 12-round slugfest to win the WBC super flyweight title in New York, USA.

2017-03-11 Demetrius Andrade vs. Jack Culcay

Demetrius Andrade defeated Jack Culcay by split decision to take the Ecuadorian-born German's WBA super welterweight title in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

2017-03-04 Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia

Keith Thurman unified WBC and super WBA welterweight titles in split decision win over Danny Garcia in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

2017-03-04 Juan Hernandez Navarrete vs. Nawaphon Kaikanha

Juan Hernandez Navarrete claimed vacant WBC flyweight title after he knocked out Nawaphon Kaikanha in the 3rd round in Bangkok, Thailand.

2017-03-02 Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Carlos Carlson

Shinsuke Yamanaka mauled the Mexican challenger Carlos Carlson and retained his WBC bantamweight title with a seventh-round technical knockout victory at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

2017-03-01 Thammanoon Niyomtrong vs. Go Odaira

Thammanoon Niyomtrong from Thailand retained his WBA minimumweight title after knocking out Japanese fighter Go Odaira in the fifth round in Chonburi, Thailand.

2017-02-26 Tatsuya Fukuhara vs. Moises Calleros

Tatsuya Fukuhara defeated top-ranked Mexican Moises Calleros to become the WBO minimumweight interim champion in Kumamoto, Japan.

2017-02-25 Jarrett Hurd vs. Tony Harrison

Jarrett Hurd scored a controversial 9th round knockout over #2 IBF Tony Harrison to capture the vacant IBF junior middleweight title on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

2017-02-25 Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington

Deontay Wilder returned from right arm injuries to stop Gerald Washington in the fifth round and retain his WBC heavyweight title in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

2017-02-25 Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell

Unbeaten #1 WBC Rey Vargas beat Gavin McDonnell via 12 round majority decision to win the vacant WBC super bantamweight title at the Ice Arena in Hull, UK.

2017-02-23 Dmitry Bivol vs. Robert Berridge

WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol retained his belt with a fourth round TKO over Robert Berridge in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
Boxing Headlines
23 Mar 2017 Italian boxers describe 'truly horrible' London attack (The Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) -- Italian Olympic boxer Vincenzo Mangiacapre demonstrated Thursday how an unidentified attacker killed a policeman on the grounds of Parliament in front of the shocked members of his boxing team.
22 Mar 2017 Boxing: Brook to take on Spence in Sheffield title tilt (Reuters)
Britain's Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight world title against mandatory American challenger Errol Spence Jr. at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground on May 27. "It's long been a dream of mine to fight outdoors at Bramall Lane and I'm pleased to do that in the biggest fight in the welterweight division," the 30-year-old told reporters on Wednesday. Brook has returned to the welterweight division after the previously unbeaten fighter was bludgeoned by Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin in a one-sided WBC and IBF middleweight title bout in London last September.
22 Mar 2017 Boxing-Brook to take on Spence in Sheffield title tilt (Reuters)
Britain's Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight world title against mandatory American challenger Errol Spence Jr. at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground on May 27. "It's long been a dream of mine to fight outdoors at Bramall Lane and I'm pleased to do that in the biggest fight in the welterweight division," the 30-year-old told reporters on Wednesday. Brook has returned to the welterweight division after the previously unbeaten fighter was bludgeoned by Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin in a one-sided WBC and IBF middleweight title bout in London last September.
19 Mar 2017 GGG has options, options, options (The Associated Press)
All the talk if Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his middleweight titles against Danny Jacobs was centered on GGG finally getting in the ring with Canelo Alvarez. Now, there might be another big-money possibility after Saturday night's close decision win: a rematch with Jacobs. Actually, Golovkin most likely will next fight England's Billy Joe Saunders, who owns the only belt in the weight class not in the Kazakh's possession, the WBO's version in the alphabet soup of championships.
18 Mar 2017 GGG outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision (The Associated Press)
Exhausted beyond anything he'd felt in the ring, Gennady Golovkin could barely lift his collection of title belts. Danny Jacobs thought they should have been in his possession. Golovkin outlasted Jacobs in a superb 12-round defense of his middleweight titles Saturday night.
18 Mar 2017 Boxing: Golovkin edges Jacobs by decision to defend titles (Reuters)
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, the most fearsome knockout artist of this era, was pushed to the limit by Daniel Jacobs before retaining his world middleweight titles by decision at Madison Square Garden on Friday. Jacobs, known as "Miracle Man" since coming back from bone cancer five years ago, ended the unbeaten Golovkin's streak of 23 knockouts in a row in a battle that went to the scorecards for the first time since 2008 for the Kazakh champion. Two judges scored it 115-112, with the third making it 114-113 in favor of Golovkin, who retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight crowns.
18 Mar 2017 Boxing-Golovkin edges Jacobs by decision to defend titles (Reuters)
* Knocks Jacobs down in fourth * Jacobs ends Golovkin's knockout streak * First decision win by Golovkin since 2008 (Adds details, quotes) NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, the most fearsome knockout artist of this era, was pushed to the limit by Daniel Jacobs before retaining his world middleweight titles by decision at Madison Square Garden on Friday. Jacobs, known as "Miracle Man" since coming back from bone cancer five years ago, ended the unbeaten Golovkin's streak of 23 knockouts in a row in a battle that went to the scorecards for the first time since 2008 for the Kazakh champion. Two judges scored it 115-112, with the third making it 114-113 in favor of Golovkin, who retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight crowns.
18 Mar 2017 The Latest: Golovkin wins close decision over Danny Jacobs (The Associated Press)
Genady Golovkin outlasted Danny Jacobs in an exhausting 12-round defense of his middleweight titles Saturday night. In the toughest fight of his stellar career, Golovkin often was stymied by Jacobs changing to a left-handed style. Gennady Golovkin started to land heavier comobos in the later rounds, with an apparent lead over fellow middleweight champion Danny Jacobs.
18 Mar 2017 Boxing: Srisaket wins WBC super flyweight title in bloody decision (Reuters)
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand won a majority decision over Nicaraguan champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in a bloody, 12-round slugfest to win the World Boxing Council super flyweight title on Saturday. It was non-stop action at Madison Square Garden with both boxers punching relentlessly, and the previously unbeaten Gonzalez covered in blood from a clash of heads that gave him a deep gash near his right eyebrow in the third round. Two judges scored it 114-112 for Srisaket, while the other judged it 113-113.
18 Mar 2017 Boxing-Srisaket wins WBC super flyweight title in bloody decision (Reuters)
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand won a majority decision over Nicaraguan champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in a bloody, 12-round slugfest to win the World Boxing Council super flyweight title on Saturday. It was non-stop action at Madison Square Garden with both boxers punching relentlessly, and the previously unbeaten Gonzalez covered in blood from a clash of heads that gave him a deep gash near his right eyebrow in the third round. Two judges scored it 114-112 for Srisaket, while the other judged it 113-113.
18 Mar 2017 Thai Sor Rungvisai stuns Gonzales for super flyweight title (The Associated Press)
Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stunned previously unbeaten Roman ''Chocolatito'' Gonzalez, knocking down the Nicaraguan in the first round, bloodying his face with an unintentional head-butt in the third, then winning a majority decision for the WBC super flyweight championship Saturday night. In only his second fight outside Asia, Sor Rungvisai improved to 42-4-1 with 38 knockouts. Gonzalez, considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, is 46-1.
17 Mar 2017 Conlan walks with McGregor, beats Ibarra in pro debut (The Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Conlan marched into his pro boxing debut alongside UFC champion Conor McGregor and picked up a third-round TKO of Tim Ibarra in a spirited St. Patrick's Day scene Friday night.
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