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)
Luis Ortiz, Cuba (interim champion)
Cruiserweight
Beibut Shumenov, Kazakhstan (regular champion)
Arsen Goulamirian, France (interim champion)
Light heavyweight
Dmitry Bivol, Russia
Super middleweight
Rocky Fielding, United Kingdom
Middleweight
Ryota Murata, Japan
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
Alberto Machado, Puerto Rico
Featherweight
Abner Mares, Mexico (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
Murat Gassiev, Russia
Light heavyweight
Artur Beterbiev, Russia
Super middleweight
James DeGale, USA (regular champion)
Jose Uzcategui, Venezuela (interim champion)
Middleweight
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan
Junior middleweight
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Kenichi Ogawa, Japan
Featherweight
Josh Warrington, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
Ryosuke Iwasa, Japan
Bantamweight
Emmanuel Rodriguez, Puerto Rico
Junior bantamweight
Jerwin Ancajas, Philippines
Flyweight
Moruti Mthalane, South Africa
Junior flyweight
Hekkie Budler, South Africa
Mini flyweight
Hiroto Kyoguchi, Japan (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
Adonis Stevenson, Canada (regular champion)
Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Ukraine (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan (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
Bantamweight
vacant
Super flyweight
Wisaksil Wangek , Thailand
Flyweight
Cristofer Rosales, Nicaragua
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
Light heavyweight
Sergey Kovalev, Russia (regular champion)
Ola Afolabi, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Billy Joe Saunders, United Kingdom (regular champion)
Avtandil Khurtsidze, Georgia (interim champion)
Junior middleweight
Jaime Munguia, Mexico
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Maurice Hooker, USA (regular champion)
Miguel Berchelt, Mexico (interim champion)
Featherweight
Oscar Valdez, Mexico (regular champion)
Carl Frampton, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Junior featherweight
Isaac Dogboe, Ghana
Bantamweight
Zolani Tete, South Africa
Junior bantamweight
Naoya Inoue, Japan
Flyweight
Sho Kimura, Japan
Junior flyweight
Angel Acosta, Puerto Rico
Mini flyweight
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2018-07-15 Carlos Canizales vs. Lu Bin

Carlos Canizales halted Lu Bin in the final round to retain his WBA light flyweight title in dramatic fashion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2018-07-15 Jhack Tepora vs. Edivaldo Ortega

Unbeaten Jhack Tepora stopped Mexico’s Edivaldo Ortega in the ninth round of their fight for a vacant interim WBA featherweight title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2018-07-15 Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao turned in a sensational performance with a seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse to claim a WBA welterweight belt in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2018-07-15 Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem

Moruti Mthalane got off the floor to win a close twelve round unanimous decision over previosuly undefeated Muhammad Waseem, who is trained by Jeff Mayweather. Mthalane captured the vacant IBF flyweight title.

2018-07-14 Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco

WBC interim super lightweight champion Regis Prograis knocked the over-matched previously undefeated Juan Jose Velasco in the 8th round to retain his champion belt in New Orleans, USA.

2018-07-14 Rocky Fielding vs. Tyron Zeuge

Rocky Fielding of England stopped the previously unbeaten Tyron Zeuge in the fifth round to take the German's WBA super middleweight belt by technical knockout in Offenburg, Germany. It's the 30-year-old Fielding's first world title

2018-07-13 Vic Saludar vs. Ryuya Yamanaka

Vic Saludar of the Philippines won a unanimous decision over Ryuya Yamanaka to claim a WBO minimumwweight world title in Kobe, Japan, Yamanaka’s hometown.

2018-07-07 Beibut Shumenov vs. Hizni Altunkaya

Beibut Shumenov dominates Hizni Altunkaya to claim vacant WBA cruiserweight world title in Astana, Kazakhstan.

2018-06-30 Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo

Gilberto Ramirez outpointed Roamer Alexis Angulo in Oklahoma City to retain his WBO super middleweight title.

2018-06-23 Miguel Berchelt vs. Jonathan Victor Barros

WBC super featherweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt, bigger, faster and stronger, imposed himself on Jonathan Victor Barros in a one-sided, third-round knockout victory at the Poliforum Zamna in Berchelt's adopted hometown of Merida, Mexico.
Boxing Headlines
18 Jul 2018 Joshua loses cool in 'Big Baby' Miller confrontation
Anthony Joshua was involved in an explosive exchange of words with Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller during his news conference with Alexander Povetkin in New York.
18 Jul 2018 Povetkin: Failed doping tests not my fault
Alexander Povetkin insists he is not a drugs cheat despite failing two dope tests in 2016.
18 Jul 2018 Pacquiao calls out Mayweather: Let's do it again
Manny Pacquiao has laid down the gauntlet to Floyd Mayweather to make a return to the ring for a rematch of their 2015 clash after the Filipino took the Welterweight title belt against Lucas Matthysse.
18 Jul 2018 Martin, Flanagan to fill out junior welter WBSS
Ryan "Blue Chip" Martin and former lightweight world titlist Terry Flanagan are the final entries in the eight-man World Boxing Super Series junior welterweight tournament that begins this fall.
17 Jul 2018 Joshua-Povetkin to appear on DAZN service
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn's deal to provide boxing content for DAZN will kick off with live coverage of unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua's defense against Alexander Povetkin.
16 Jul 2018 Lopez to see specialist for fractured right hand
Top lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez Jr. will see a Los Angeles hand specialist after suffering a hairline fracture in his right hand.
15 Jul 2018 Pacquiao stops Matthysse for 1st KO since '09
Manny Pacquiao turned in a sensational performance with a seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse to claim a WBA welterweight belt Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
17 Jul 2018 Last spot in tourney goes to prospect Aloyan
Based on the strength of his impressive amateur resume and his potential, Russian Mikhail Aloyan earned the final spot in the eight-man World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament.
16 Jul 2018 Hooker set for co-promotional streaming deal
Junior welterweight world titleholder Maurice Hooker is poised to join Matchroom Boxing in conjunction with promoter Eddie Hearn's recently announced deal with the all-sports streaming service DAZN.
18 Jul 2018 Joshua: I have 10 more years left in boxing
Anthony Joshua declared his fight with Alexander Povetkin the start of a new chapter in his career and believes he has ten more years in boxing.
18 Jul 2018 Joshua vs. Povetkin confirmed, where does Wilder go next?
Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will face Alexander Povetkin September 22. Is the megafight against Deontay Wilder ever going to happen? Is Tyson Fury in the picture again? Nick Parkinson has answers.
17 Jul 2018 Horn not in mix for Pacquiao's next fight
While Jeff Horn is unlikely to get his rematch with Manny Pacqiuao, he may get a megabout with controversial countryman Anthony Mundine
Source: ESPN
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