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, USA (regular champion)
Marcus Browne, (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

2019-03-23 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.

2019-03-16 Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia

Errol Spence Jr. pummeled the iron-chinned Mikey Garcia for the entire fight en route to a shutout decision as he retained his IBF welterweight title for the third time before a hometown crowd of 47,525 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, USA.

2019-03-16 Kosei Tanaka vs. Ryoichi Taguchi

Kosei Tanaka defended his WBO flyweight title with a victory over compatriot Ryoichi Taguchi by unanimous decision in Gifu, Japan.

2019-03-15 Tevin Farmer vs. Jono Carroll

Tevin Farmer made his third successful IBF junior lightweight title defense in Philadelphia, USA, with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jono Carroll.

2019-03-09 Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas

Shawn Porter retained his WBC welterweight title via split decision over Yordenis Ugas in Carson, USA.

2019-03-09 Dmitry Bivol vs. Joe Smith Jr.

Dmitry Bivol dominated Joe Smith Jr. in Verona, USA to retain his WBA light heavyweight world title for the fifth time.

2019-03-09 Maurice Hooker vs. Mikkel LesPierre

Maurice Hooker needed all 12 rounds to defeat Mikkel LesPierre by unanimous decision and retain his WBO super lightweight title.

2019-03-02 Brian Carlos Castano vs. Erislandy Lara

Unbeaten WBA super welterweight champion Brian Carlos Castano retained his title in fighting to a 12 round draw against former WBA champion Erislandy Lara on SHOWTIME at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

2019-02-26 Vic Saludar vs. Masataka Taniguchi

Filipino boxing champion Vic Saludar successfully defended his WBO world minimumweight title by dominating his Japanese challenger in Tokyo, Japan.
Boxing Headlines
24 Mar 2019 Heavyweight Pulev stops Dinu to win U.S. debut
Kubrat Pulev stopped Bogdan Dinu in seven rounds of their heavyweight fight Saturday night in Costa Mesa, California, as Pulev moved closer to a title shot. In the co-feature, Jessie Magdaleno beat Rico Ramos.
24 Mar 2019 Lipinets KO's Peterson in welterweight slugfest
Former world titleholders Sergey Lipinets and Lamont Peterson battled in a fight of the year contender that ended in a 10th-round knockout victory for Lipinets on Sunday.
23 Mar 2019 Edwards unanimously keeps WBC flyweight title
Charlie Edwards retained his WBC flyweight title by beating former sparring partner Angel Moreno by unanimous decision on Saturday at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.
23 Mar 2019 Bowen stops McCorry in 9th to stay unbeaten
Sam Bowen unloaded several hard shots to the head in the ninth to earn a TKO win over Jordan McCorry in the first defense of his British junior lightweight title Saturday in Leicester.
22 Mar 2019 Mares cleared to begin training after eye injury
Abner Mares celebrated in a video posted to social media on Friday, after the former three-division world titleholder was cleared to begin training. He had suffered a potential career-ending eye injury while sparring.
22 Mar 2019 Fury back in action against Schwarz on June 15
Tyson Fury won't have a rematch with Deontay Wilder as his next fight. Wilder will face German prospect Tom Schwarz on June 15, Top Rank announced Saturday night.
22 Mar 2019 Amateur boxing president steps aside amid probe
With Olympic boxing under investigation by the IOC, the president of the sport's governing body said on Friday he was stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge.
21 Mar 2019 Hurd to face Williams in jr. middleweight defense
Jarrett Hurd will defend his two belts against Julian Williams in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on May 11 in Fairfax, Virginia.
21 Mar 2019 Pound-for-pound rankings: Spence makes a big jump
After an impressive victory over Mikey Garcia, welterweight world titlist Errol Spence Jr. jumped all the way to No. 4. Who completes the top 10?
19 Mar 2019 Hopkins, Marquez top Nevada Boxing HOF class
All-time greats Bernard Hopkins and Juan Manuel Marquez headline this year's 16-member class in the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
20 Mar 2019 Flyweight champ Edwards 'more modest' post-loss
Charlie Edwards, who makes a first WBC world flyweight title defence against Angel Moreno on Saturday, admits he needed to be more modest to become a proud champion.
Source: ESPN
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