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
Ryota Murata, Japan
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
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
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
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2019-07-20 Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas

Dillian Whyte scored a unanimous-decision win over Oscar Rivas to claim interim WBC heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.

2019-07-20 Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee

Caleb Plant dominated Mike Lee in a third-round TKO victory to retain his IBF super middleweight world title in Las Vegas, USA.

2019-07-13 Rey Vargas vs. Tomoki Kameda

Rey Vargas retained his WBC junior featherweight title by outpointing Japanese challenger Tomoki Kameda in Carson, USA.

2019-07-12 Ken Shiro vs. Jonathan Taconing

Ken Shiro, the 27-year old from Kyoto, Japan registered the sixth defense of his WBA 108-pound crown, dropping and stopping Philippines' Jonathan Taconing in four rounds in Osaka, Japan.

2019-07-12 Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant

Ryota Murata avenged a one-sided loss and regained his secondary WBA middleweight world title with an explosive second-round knockout of Rob Brant at Edion Arena, in Osaka, Japan.

2019-07-06 Nordine Oubaali vs. Arthur Villanueva

Arthur Villanueva's corner threw in the towel before the start of the seventh round as Nordine Oubaali won a one-sided fight to retain his WBC bantamweight title.

2019-06-29 Demetrius Andrade vs. Maciej Sulecki

Demetrius Andrade retained his WBO middleweight belt in a triumphant homecoming night as he knocked Maciej Sulecki down in the first round and rolled to a unanimous decision to stay on track for a potential fight with Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin.

2019-06-29 Jermall Charlo vs. Brandon Adams

Jermall Charlo earns decision win over Brandon Adams despite suffering hand injury to retain his WBC middleweight title in Houston, USA.

2019-06-29 Kal Yafai vs. Norbelto Jimenez

Kal Yafai made the fifth defence of his WBA super flyweight world title after a decision win against Norbelto Jimenez in Providence, USA.

2019-06-28 Richard Commey vs. Ray Beltran

IBF lightweight titlist Richard Commey dominated Ray Beltran in Temecula, USA, scoring four knockdowns in an eighth-round knockout win.
Boxing Headlines
22 Jul 2019 Manny Pacquiao defies Father Time once again
Keith Thurman was the ultimate test to see what Manny Pacquiao had left. The 40-year-old legend passed with flying colors.
22 Jul 2019 Manny Pacquiao remains the most riveting fighter of his generation
Pacquiao loves this, probably more than he should. And to watch him at work is to witness the entire conflicting boxing experience embodied in one person.
22 Jul 2019 What we learned from Pacquiao-Thurman, and what's next
Is Manny Pacquiao getting better? What happened to Keith Thurman? Dan Rafael and Steve Kim answer some of the biggest questions raised after Pacquiao's dominant win over Thurman.
22 Jul 2019 Pulev reinstated following ban for unwanted kiss
Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev has been cleared to fight in California after being suspended in May for delivering an unwanted kiss to a female reporter following a March victory.
23 Jul 2019 Joshua-Ruiz rematch set for Cardiff - Hearn
Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has said that the fighter's rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. is set to place in Cardiff before the end of the year.
20 Jul 2019 Dadashev undergoes brain surgery after loss
Maxim Dadashev underwent surgery due to brain swelling following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night.
21 Jul 2019 Plant shines, stops Lee to defend world title
Caleb Plant dominated Mike Lee in a third-round TKO victory to retain his super middleweight world title on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman undercard Saturday night in Las Vegas.
20 Jul 2019 Spence Jr., Porter to square off Sept. 28 in LA
The winner of the fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter could face the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman winner next year.
20 Jul 2019 Lomachenko to seek third title in Campbell fight
Vasiliy Lomachenko, owner of two lightweight belts, will defend those titles and compete for a third when he meets fellow Olympic champion Luke Campbell on Aug. 31 at the O2 Arena in London.
19 Jul 2019 Ruiz not the guy I wanted to be fighting - Joshua
Britain's Anthony Joshua has said that Andy Ruiz Jr. was not the man he wanted to face when he lost his three world title belts in June.
21 Jul 2019 Pacquiao hands Thurman his 1st career loss
Manny Pacquiao, 40, won by split decision over previously unbeaten Keith Thurman, 30, on Saturday, securing the WBA welterweight title in Las Vegas.
22 Jul 2019 What Maxim Dadashev was fighting for
Maxim Dadashev wanted to become a champion and create a different life for his family. On Friday night, everything changed.
Source: ESPN
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