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
Manuel Charr, Germany (regular champion)
Trevor Bryan, USA (interim champion)
Cruiserweight
Beibut Shumenov, Kazakhstan (regular champion)
Arsen Goulamirian, France (interim champion)
Light heavyweight
Dmitry Bivol, Russia (regular champion)
Marcus Browne, USA (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Saul Alvarez, Mexico
Middleweight
Rob Brant, USA
Super welterweight
Brian Carlos Castano, Argentina (regular champion)
Michel Soro, France (interim champion)
Welterweight
Manny Pacquiao, Philippines
Super lightweight
Kiryl Relikh, Belarus (regular champion)
Jose Benavidez, USA (interim champion)
Lightweight
Jorge Linares, Venezuela
Super featherweight
Featherweight
Can Xu, China (regular champion)
Jhack Tepora, Philippines (interim champion)
Super bantamweight
Daniel Roman, USA (regular champion)
Moises Flores, Mexico (interim champion)
Bantamweight
Naoya Inoue, Japan (regular champion)
Reymart Gaballo, Philippines (interim champion)
Super flyweight
Khalid Yafai, United Kingdom
Flyweight
Artem Dalakian, Ukraine (regular champion)
Stamp Kiatniwat, Thailand (interim champion)
Light flyweight
Carlos Canizales, Venezuela (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
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine
Light heavyweight
Artur Beterbiev, Russia
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Junior middleweight
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
Ivan Baranchyk, Belarus
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Featherweight
Josh Warrington, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
TJ Doheny, Australia
Bantamweight
Emmanuel Rodriguez, Puerto Rico
Junior bantamweight
Jerwin Ancajas, Philippines
Flyweight
Moruti Mthalane, South Africa
Junior flyweight
Felix Alvarado, Nicaragua
Mini flyweight
DeeJay Kriel, South Africa (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
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine
Light heavyweight
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Saul Alvarez, Mexico (regular champion)
Jermall Charlo, USA (interim champion)
Super welterweight
Welterweight
Super lightweight
Jose Carlos Ramirez, USA (regular champion)
Regis Prograis, USA (interim champion)
Lightweight
Super featherweight
Miguel Berchelt, Mexico
Featherweight
Gary Russell Jr, USA (regular champion)
Oscar Escandon, Colombia (interim champion)
Super bantamweight
Rey Vargas, Mexico (regular champion)
Tomoki Kameda, Japan (interim champion)
Bantamweight
Nordine Oubaali, France (regular champion)
Takuma Inoue, Japan (interim champion)
Super flyweight
Wisaksil Wangek , Thailand
Flyweight
Charlie Edwards, United Kingdom
Light flyweight
Ken Shiro, Japan
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
Anthony Joshua, United Kingdom
Cruiserweight
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine (regular champion)
Krzysztof Glowacki, Poland (interim champion)
Light heavyweight
Sergey Kovalev, Russia (regular champion)
Ola Afolabi, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Demetrius Andrade, USA (regular champion)
Avtandil Khurtsidze, Georgia (interim champion)
Junior middleweight
Jaime Munguia, Mexico
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
Lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine
Junior lightweight
Masayuki Ito, Japan (regular champion)
Miguel Berchelt, Mexico (interim champion)
Featherweight
Oscar Valdez, Mexico (regular champion)
Carl Frampton, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Junior featherweight
Bantamweight
Zolani Tete, South Africa
Junior bantamweight
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Flyweight
Junior flyweight
Angel Acosta, Puerto Rico
Mini flyweight
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2019-04-13 Jaime Munguia vs. Dennis Hogan

Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) retained his WBO junior middleweight title against mandatory challenger Dennis Hogan via 12-round majority decision victory in front of a packed house of fans at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

2019-04-12 Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla

It was pure domination for Vasiliy Lomachenko, who sent Anthony Crolla face-first to the canvas in the fourth round to retain his unified WBO and super WBA lightweight world title.

2019-03-30 Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Doudou Ngumbu

Oleksandr Gvozdyk was victorious in the first defense of his WBC light heavyweight title, winning by TKO when Doudou Ngumbu could not continue due to a right calf injury.

2019-03-30 Angel Acosta vs. Ganigan Lopez

Angel Acosta successfully defended his WBO light flyweight title against Ganigan Lopez via knockout in the eighth round in Indio, California, USA.

2019-03-23 Charlie Edwards vs. Angel Moreno

Charlie Edwards retained his WBC flyweight title by beating former sparring partner Angel Moreno by unanimous decision at the Copper Box Arena in London, United Kingdom.
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Source: ESPN
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