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)
Jean Pascal, Canada (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Saul Alvarez, Mexico (regular champion)
John Ryder, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Middleweight
Ryota Murata, Japan
Super welterweight
Erislandy Lara, USA (regular champion)
Michel Soro, France (interim champion)
Welterweight
Manny Pacquiao, Philippines
Super lightweight
Regis Prograis, USA (regular champion)
Alberto Puello, Dominican Republic (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
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
Andy Ruiz, USA
Cruiserweight
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
Pedro Taduran, Philippines (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
Deontay Wilder, USA (regular champion)
Dillian Whyte, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Cruiserweight
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine
Light heavyweight
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Super welterweight
Welterweight
Super lightweight
Jose Carlos Ramirez, USA (regular champion)
Regis Prograis, USA (interim champion)
Lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine (regular champion)
Devin Haney, USA (interim champion)
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
Andy Ruiz, USA
Cruiserweight
Mairis Briedis, Latvia
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
Jamel Herring, USA (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
Kazuto Ioka, Japan
Flyweight
Junior flyweight
Elwin Soto, Mexico
Mini flyweight
Wilfredo Mendez, Puerto Rico
Latest Title Bouts

2019-09-14 Jaime Munguia vs. Patrick Allotey

In front of his fans on Mexican Independence Day in Carson, USA, the 22-year-old WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia shook off a slow start to brutalize Patrick Allotey for a fourth-round knockout after Allotey's corner had seen enough of their fighter getting beaten up.

2019-09-14 Emanuel Navarrete vs. Juan Miguel Elorde

WBO junior featherweight world titleholder Emanuel Navarrete scored an impressive TKO victory over Juan Miguel Elorde to retain his champion belt in Las Vegas, USA.

2019-09-13 Devin Haney vs. Zaur Abdullaev

Devin Haney dominated the previously unbeaten Zaur Abdullaev by fourth-round TKO to win the WBC interim lightweight belt and afterward called out unified titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko

2019-09-07 Pedro Taduran vs. Samuel Salva

Pedro Taduran overcame a first round knockdown to overwhelm the previously undefeated Samuel Salva over four rounds to win the vacant IBF strawweight title Saturday at the Philippine Marine Corp in Taguig City, Philippines.

2019-08-31 Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell

Pound-for-pound king Vasyl Lomachenko moved a step closer to becoming the undisputed lightweight world champion with an action-packed unanimous decision victory against Luke Campbell at the O2 Arena in London. Lomachenko defended his super WBA and WBO belts and added a vacant WBC title to his collection.

2019-08-31 Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez

Erislandy Lara defeated Ramon Alvarez by second-round knockout to claim a vacant WBA super welterweight world title in Minneapolis, USA.

2019-08-24 Wilfredo Mendez vs. Vic Saludar

Wilfredo Mendez pulled off the world title upset Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision over Vic Saludar to lift the WBO strawweight title title at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2019-08-24 Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Dewayne Beamon

WBC super flymweight world champion Juan Francisco Estrada retained his title for the first time with a ninth-round knockout of Dewayne Beamon in his hometown of Hermosillo, Mexico.

2019-08-24 Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde

Sergey Kovalev retained his WBO light heavyweight title with his TKO victory over Anthony Yarde in the 11th round.

2019-08-24 Brandon Figueroa vs. Javier Nicolas Chacon

Unbeaten interim WBA super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa gave his hometown fans a knockout victory to celebrate Saturday night as he stopped Javier Nicolas Chacon in round four in Edinburg, USA.

2019-08-24 John Riel Casimero vs. Cesar Ramirez

John Riel Casimero successfully defended his interim WBO bantamweight title against Cesar Ramirez with knockout in the 10th round in Manila, Philippines

2019-08-24 Kosei Tanaka vs. Jonathan Gonzalez

Kosei Tanaka successfully defended his WBO flyweight title for the second time after defeating Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Gonzalez by technical knockout in the 7th round in Nagoya, Japan.
Boxing Headlines
19 Sep 2019 Super middleweight champs scout each other
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19 Sep 2019 Wilder: Cuts should have stopped Fury fight, happy they didn't
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19 Sep 2019 Alvarez embraces 'great challenge' vs. Kovalev
Canelo Alvarez, who is moving up two weight divisions to challenge Sergey Kovalev, said it will be "the most difficult fight of my profession" but is worth the challenge in order to make history.
18 Sep 2019 Golden Boy signs Garcia to multiyear extension
The seemingly rocky relationship between Golden Boy Promotions and prized lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia has apparently been repaired in the form of a multiyear contract extension.
19 Sep 2019 Castano-Omotoso headlines PBC card on Nov. 2
Former junior middleweight world titlist Brian Castano will fight Wale Omotoso on Nov. 2 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
18 Sep 2019 NSAC: Error made after replay in Fury-Wallin bout
Although the Nevada State Athletic Commission said replay worked as intended during the fight between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin, it added that it made a serious error after using it by not conveying the correct ruling to both corners.
17 Sep 2019 Taylor moving up in class to challenge Linardatou
Katie Taylor will move up one weight class to challenge Christina Linardatou for her junior welterweight world title on Nov. 2 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
16 Sep 2019 Brook training under Ingle for return
Kell Brook is back with trainer Dominic Ingle and looking to return to action by the end of the year.
15 Sep 2019 Navarrete wins 2nd title fight in four weeks
Junior featherweight world titleholder Emanuel Navarrete scored an impressive TKO victory over Juan Miguel Elorde on the Tyson Fury-Otto Wallin undercard Saturday night in Las Vegas.
17 Sep 2019 Peter Quillin still competing at 168, but fighting for something different
One day a champion, the next, down on the canvas. How former middleweight world titleholder Peter Quillin reinvented himself after a tough decision in his career.
18 Sep 2019 20 years later: Felix Trinidad vs. Oscar De La Hoya
Twenty years ago, two unbeaten welterweights met in Las Vegas to unify world titles. Felix "Tito" Trinidad defeated Oscar De La Hoya in what was called "The Fight of the Millennium."
16 Sep 2019 Fury vs. Wallin: A tuneup fight isn't always what it's cut out to be
Otto Wallin wasn't expected to give Tyson Fury a true battle, but the Swede shined and reminded all champions that every fight can be a dangerous one.
Source: ESPN
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