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
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
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
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
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Flyweight
Junior flyweight
Angel Acosta, Puerto Rico
Mini flyweight
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2019-06-15 Mairis Briedis vs. Krzysztof Glowacki

Latvian boxer Mairis Briedis won vacant WBO cruiserweight title against Krzysztof Glowacki in a performance mired in controversy as the referee appeared to miss an illegal elbow shot which dropped his opponent.

2019-06-15 Artem Dalakian vs. Sarawut Thawornkham

Artem Dalakian defended his WBA flyweight crown against Sarawut Thawornkham with a technical knockout in the 10th round in Kyiv, Ukraine.

2019-06-15 Yunier Dorticos vs. Andrew Tabiti

Former WBA cruiserweight beltholder Yunier Dorticos lived up to his fighting moniker by halting Andrew Tabiti with a single right cross in the 10th round to capture vacant IBF cruiserweight title in Riga, Latvia.

2019-06-15 Josh Warrington vs. Kid Galahad

Josh Warrington struggled to find his rhythm against Kid Galahad's awkward style, but ultimately pulled out a close split-decision victory to retain his IBF featherweight title Saturday in Leeds, England.

2019-06-08 Oscar Valdez vs. Jason Sanchez

Oscar Valdez retained his WBO featherweight title with a 12-round unanimous-decision victory over Jason Sanchez in an entertaining but one-sided fight in Reno, Nevada, USA.

2019-06-01 Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr has shaken the boxing world to its core, dropping Anthony Joshua four times en route to a seventh round stoppage to claim super WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA.

2019-05-31 Chayaphon Moonsri vs. Tatsuya Fukuhara

Chayaphon Moonsri retained his WBC minimumweight belt for the eleventh time with an eight round unanimous technical decision over former WBO minimumweight champion Tatsuya Fukuhara at the City Hall in Chachoengsao, Thailand.

2019-05-26 Can Xu vs. Shun Kubo

Can Xu stopped Shun Kubo in the 6th round to retain his WBA featherweight title.

2019-05-26 Carlos Canizales vs. Sho Kimura

WBA junior flyweight titleholder Carlos Canizales impressively outpointed Sho Kimura in Fuzhou, China to retain his champion belt.

2019-05-25 Jamel Herring vs. Masayuki Ito

Jamel Herring defeated the favored Masayuki Ito by unanimous decision to capture the WBO junior lightweight title.
Boxing Headlines
17 Jun 2019 Fury, Wilder building heavyweight rematch into bigger blockbuster
Tyson Fury put on a masterful performance Saturday to raise his profile with fans and generate excitement for a second fight with Deontay Wilder. Both men have more work to do, but so far, so good.
17 Jun 2019 Parker to face Leapai, not Molina, in RI June 29
Former heavyweight titleholder Joseph Parker will face Alex Leapai in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 29 after a deal with Eric Molina fell through.
15 Jun 2019 Hart outpoints Barrera in light heavyweight debut
Jesse Hart made a successful light heavyweight debut with a unanimous decision victory over veteran Sullivan Barrera on the Tyson Fury-Tom Schwarz undercard Saturday night in Las Vegas.
15 Jun 2019 Warrington keeps belt in narrow win over Galahad
Josh Warrington struggled to find his rhythm against Kid Galahad's awkward style, but ultimately pulled out a close split-decision victory to retain his IBF featherweight title Saturday in Leeds, England.
12 Jun 2019 Fury puts on show for media ahead of fight
An animated Tyson Fury had some fun Wednesday in Las Vegas at the final news conference before his fight Saturday with Tom Schwarz, but he also reflected on the dark times that nearly cost him his life.
13 Jun 2019 Chisora-Szpilka bout set for July 20 in London
Former heavyweight world title challengers Dereck Chisora and Artur Szpilka will square off on July 20 at the O2 Arena in London, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said Thursday.
13 Jun 2019 Ali section of 'Kentucky Rushmore' mural defaced
A vandal has painted the words "racist," "antisemitic" and "homophobe" on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali in Kentucky.
11 Jun 2019 Shields to drop down, vie for title in third division
Claressa Shields will fight for a world title in a third weight division when she faces Ivana Habazin for a vacant junior middleweight belt Aug. 17 in her hometown of Flint, Michigan.
16 Jun 2019 Can Tyson Fury be a major crossover star in America?
Tyson Fury made quick work of Tom Schwarz with a second-round knockout. So what's next? Is he the most versatile heavyweight in the world? And how far does he have to go to become a crossover star?
16 Jun 2019 Fury still lineal champion with TKO of Schwarz
Tyson Fury needed just two rounds to put away Tom Schwarz, dropping the challenger late in the second round before scoring a TKO to retain his lineal heavyweight title Saturday night.
13 Jun 2019 How a pair of Australian twins are planning to take boxing by storm
Like any other twin brothers, Australia's Jason and Andrew Moloney are very competitive with each other. They also share a common goal: to become world champions and dominate the sport of boxing.
14 Jun 2019 A new Tyson takes Vegas
Tyson Fury didn't want to visit Las Vegas until he had earned the chance to fight there. Now that he's in Sin City, he's ready to put on a show.
Source: ESPN
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