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
Junior welterweight
Julius Indongo, Namibia
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Featherweight
Lee Selby, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
Bantamweight
Ryan Burnett, United Kingdom
Junior bantamweight
Jerwin Ancajas, Philippines
Flyweight
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Junior flyweight
Milan Melindo, Philippines
Mini flyweight
Jose Argumedo, Mexico (regular champion)
Milan Melindo, Philippines (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

2017-06-17 Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev

Andre Ward stopped Sergey Kovalev in the 8th round in Las Vegas, USA to retain his super WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight titles.

2017-06-17 Tyron Zeuge vs. Paul Smith

Tyron Zeuge proved too strong for Paul Smith as he defended his WBA super middleweight world title with a unanimous points decision win in Wetzlar, Germany.

2017-06-10 Ryan Burnett vs. Lee Haskins

Ryan Burnett captured the IBF bantamweight title when he defeated defending champion Lee Haskins at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2017-06-03 Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson stopped Andrzej Fonfara in the second round of their rematch at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada.

2017-06-03 Chayaphon Moonsri vs. Omari Kimweri

Unbeaten WBC minimumweright world champion Chayaphon Moonsri of Thailand made a successful 7th title defense by scoring a unanimous decision win over Tanzania challenger Omari Kimweri in Rayong, Thailand.
Boxing Headlines
18 Jun 2017 Ward conquers Kovalev in eight
WBA, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) won his rematch with Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs)  by eighth round TKO on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. In their first fight in November, Ward rallied from a second round knockdown to win a disputed decision against Kovalev, who many believed won the bout. The rematch was no less controversial. Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand to the head, then hit him with three low blows before...
18 Jun 2017 Zeuge outguns Smith to retain WBA belt
WBA 'regular' super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (21-0-1, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision over British challenger Paul Smith (38-7, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany. All three of the judges scores were 119-108 for Zeuge, who retained his title for the second time as Smith's third world title attempt ended in defeat.  Zeuge, 25, got the better of the opening two rounds, as he landed jabs and heavy hooks. Smith, 34, upped his...
16 Jun 2017 Lee Selby added to Eubank Jr-Abraham card
IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby (24-1, 9 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Jonathan Victor Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs) on July 15 at Wembley Arena on the undercard of the super middleweight fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Arthur Abraham. The 30-year-old Welshman had been scheduled to face Barros, 33, last January in Las Vegas, but the Argentine was ruled out 24 hours before the fight because he did not meet the licensing requirements of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, due to a...
15 Jun 2017 Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to meet in mega-fight on August 26
Former pound-for-pound king and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (49-0, 26 KOs) will fight UFC superstar Conor McGregor on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather, 40, made the official announcement on social media on Wednesday, confirming that he will come out of retirement to face 28-year-old McGregor in a boxing match. "IT'S OFFICIAL!!!" said Mayweather on his Instagram account next to a picture of both fighters. The bout will be scheduled for 12 rounds and...
11 Jun 2017 Burnett outpoints Haskins to win IBF bantamweight title
Ryan Burnett (17-0, 9 KOs) captured the IBF bantamweight title when he defeated defending champion Lee Haskins (34-4, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Northern Irishman floored Haskins twice on the way to a points victory, despite a shocking scorecard from American judge Clark Sammartino, who scored the fight 118-108 in favor of Haskins. It looks like Sammartino may have got the fighters names mixed up because there was no doubt Burnett won the...
08 Jun 2017 Billy Joe Saunders-Avtandil Khurtsidze world title fight called off
WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders' title defence against madatory challenger Avtandil Khurtsidze , scheduled to take place on July 8 at the Copper Box Arena in London, has been called off after the Georgian fighter was arrested. Khurtsidze, who earned the world title shot when he won the interim WBO Middleweight title in April with a fifth round TKO victory over Britain's Tommy Langford in Leicester, was arrested in New York after being linked to charges relating to a Russian...
07 Jun 2017 Chris Eubank Jr vs Arthur Abraham set for July 15
IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (24-1, 19 KOs) will fight former two-time super middleweight world champion Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) on July 15 at the SSE Wembley Arena in London. The scheduled 12-round bout will be for Eubank's minor world title, which he won when he defeated little-known Renold Quinlan by 10th round TKO in February. Eubank has won six fights in a row since his only loss, a split decision to bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders for the European, British and...
04 Jun 2017 Stevenson flattens Fonfara en route to second round TKO win
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) stopped Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) in the second round of their rematch on Saturday night at the Bell Center in Montreal, which is Haiti-born Stevenson's adopted hometown, in Canada. In the first fight in May 2014, Stevenson dominated most of the bout, scoring a knockdown in the first and fifth rounds, but Fonfara showed his toughness and fought back, dropping Stevenson in the ninth round, before losing a unanimous...
01 Jun 2017 Mikey Garcia to fight Adrien Broner at 140 pounds
WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) will face fellow American Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) on July 29 in a non-title bout at light welterweight. Three-weight world champion Garcia will move up five pounds to meet Broner, a former world champion in four weight divisions. Garcia, who has won world titles at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight, claimed the WBC 135lb belt with a third round knockout over Dejan Zlaticanin in January. Broner, who has won world titles...
28 May 2017 Spence dethrones Brook, Groves crushes Chudinov
Unbeaten welterweight Errol Spence Jr (22-0, 19 KOs) dethroned defending champion Kell Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) by a 11th round KO on Saturday night at Bramall lane Football Ground in Sheffield. Brook took a knee and stayed down for the count with his left eye badly swollen, handing Spence the IBF welterweight title. An eye injury was also a decisive factor in Brook's previous defeat. Brook suffered a broken right eye socket in a fifth round loss to middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in...
Source: world-boxing-news.com
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