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 (regular champion)
John Ryder, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Middleweight
Rob Brant, USA
Super welterweight
Brian Carlos Castano, Argentina (regular champion)
Michel Soro, France (interim champion)
Welterweight
Manny Pacquiao, Philippines
Super lightweight
Regis Prograis, USA (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)
Brandon Figueroa, USA (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
Saul Alvarez, Mexico
Junior middleweight
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
Josh Taylor, United Kingdom
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Featherweight
Josh Warrington, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
Bantamweight
Naoya Inoue, Japan
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
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
Billy Joe Saunders, United Kingdom
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 (regular champion)
John Riel Casimero, Philippines (interim champion)
Junior bantamweight
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Flyweight
Junior flyweight
Angel Acosta, Puerto Rico
Mini flyweight
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2019-05-18 Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale

WBC world heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder scored a violent, one-punch knockout of Dominic Breazeale in the first round at the Barclays Center in New York, USA.

2019-05-18 Gary Russell Jr. vs. Kiko Martinez

Gary Russell Jr. stopped Kiko Martinez in Round 5 to defend his WBC featherweight title in New York, USA.

2019-05-18 Billy Joe Saunders vs. Shefat Isufi

Billy Joe Saunders added the WBO super middleweight title to his resume after winning a unanimous decision over Shefat Isufi at Lamex Stadium in Stevenage, United Kingdom.

2019-05-18 Josh Taylor vs. Ivan Baranchyk

Josh Taylor lifted his first world title after twice flooring US-based Belarusian Ivan Baranchyk in the sixth round before earning scores of 117-109, 115-111 and 115-111 for the IBF junior welterweight belt in front of 6,000-plus fans in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

2019-05-18 Naoya Inoue vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez

Naoya Inoue floored Emmanuel Rodriguez three times on his way to unify the WBA and IBF bantamweight titles in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

2019-05-13 Moruti Mthalane vs. Masayuki Kuroda

South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane produced an outstanding performance to retain his IBF flyweight belt for the second time with a unanimous 12-round points decision over No 4-ranked Masayuki Kuroda of Japan at the Korkuen Hall in Tokyo.

2019-05-11 Julian Williams vs. Jarrett Hurd

Julian Williams crashed Jarrett Hurd's homecoming Saturday night in Fairfax, Virginia, winning a unanimous decision to take Hurd's unified IBF and super WBA junior middleweight world title belts.

2019-05-11 Miguel Berchelt vs. Francisco Vargas

Miguel Berchelt retained his WBC junior lightweight title in Tucson, USA, defeating Francisco Vargas in an entertaining yet one-sided fight that was waved off after six rounds.

2019-05-11 Emanuel Navarrete vs. Isaac Dogboe

Emanuel Navarrete defended his WBO junior featherweight world title with a TKO victory over Isaac Dogboe in Round 12 of their rematch in Tucson, USA.

2019-05-04 Saul Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs

Saul Alvarez won a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to unify three IBF, super WBA and WBC middleweight world titles in Las Vegas, USA.

2019-05-04 John Ryder vs. Bilal Akkawy

John Ryder won the WBA interim super middleweight title after stopping Bilal Akkawy in three rounds Las Vegas, USA.

2019-05-04 Jerwin Ancajas vs. Ryuichi Funai

Jerwin Ancajas hammered Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai on the way to a seventh round stoppage to retain his IBF super flyweight crown in Stockton, California, USA.

2019-05-04 Artur Beterbiev vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic

Artur Beterbiev remained unbeaten and retained his IBF light heavyweight title after defeating Radivoje Kalajdzic in Stockton, USA.

2019-04-27 Regis Prograis vs. Kiryl Relikh

Regis Prograis dominates Kiryl Relikh to win WBA super lightweight title in the 6th round in Lafayette, USA.

2019-04-26 Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Wisaksil Wangek

Juan Francisco Estrada scored a unanimous win on points over Wisaksil Wangek in the main event of the evening in Inglewood. The Mexican thus received the title of WBC super flyweight title.

2019-04-26 Daniel Roman vs. TJ Doheny

Daniel Roman floored TJ Doheny twice to earn a majority decision victory as the Californian unified the IBF and super WBA super bantamweight belts in Inglewood, USA.
Boxing Headlines
22 May 2019 Pound-for-pound rankings: Naoya Inoue is coming for the top spot ... fast
Naoya Inoue accomplished a few things with his latest KO victory: He stopped a legit opponent, won a bantamweight world title and made a big jump in the pound-for-pound rankings. Who completes the top 10?
22 May 2019 Steve Kim: Why Inoue is my No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world
Steve Kim placed bantamweight world titleholder Naoya Inoue atop his pound-for-pound list, and while many may argue, he makes a case for his pick.
22 May 2019 IOC wants to remove AIBA from Tokyo Games
The IOC has set up a vote next month on removing AIBA, boxing's governing body, from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
21 May 2019 Thurman promises to retire Pacquiao on July 20
Welterweight world titlist Keith Thurman boldly predicted he's going to retire former 8-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao when the two meet on July 20.
21 May 2019 Smith to defend title versus N'Dam on June 1
Callum Smith will defend his super middleweight world title against Hassan N'Dam one June 1, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Monday.
18 May 2019 Russell Jr. stops Martinez, calls out Santa Cruz
Gary Russell Jr. stopped Kiko Martinez in Round 5 to defend his WBC featherweight title, and he now hopes for a unification fight against fellow titleholder Leo Santa Cruz next.
18 May 2019 Saunders tops Isufi, wins super middleweight title
Billy Joe Saunders added the WBO super middleweight title to his resume after winning a unanimous decision over Shefat Isufi at Lamex Stadium in England.
18 May 2019 Inoue dominant in WBSS semi win vs. Rodriguez
Naoya Inoue floored Emmanuel Rodriguez three times on his way to winning the WBSS bantamweight semifinal Saturday in Scotland. He'll take on Nonito Donaire next.
15 May 2019 Canelo ordered to defend new title by Aug. 4
Less than two weeks after Canelo Alvarez defeated Daniel Jacobs in a world title unification fight, the IBF has ordered Alvarez to make a mandatory defense against No. 1 challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
21 May 2019 Wilder does his part to build anticipation for heavy collision with Joshua
Deontay Wilder's first-round obliteration of Dominic Breazeale on Saturday added to the hunger for an undisputed heavyweight title showdown with Anthony Joshua, who gets his turn in the spotlight on June 1.
5 Dec 2017 Boxing divisional rankings: Where does Naoya Inoue land after impressive KO win?
Naoya Inoue keeps winning and making noise in the bantamweight division. What else has changed in ESPN's boxing divisional rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new world standings and what's next for the fighters.
18 May 2019 Wilder settles Breazeale feud with one-punch KO
World heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder scored a violent, one-punch knockout of Dominic Breazeale in the first round of Saturday night's fight.
Source: ESPN
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