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
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
vacant (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
James DeGale, USA (regular champion)
Jose Uzcategui, Venezuela (interim champion)
Middleweight
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan
Junior middleweight
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
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
Eleider Alvarez, Colombia (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
Masayuki Ito, Japan (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

2018-08-11 Trevor Bryan vs. BJ Flores

Trevor Bryan stopped BJ Flores in the fourth round last night to claim the interim WBA heavyweight title in Hollywood, USA.

2018-08-11 Joseph Diaz vs. Jesus Roja

Joseph Diaz won a grueling unanimous decision over current WBA featherweight titleholder Jesus Rojas in Hollywood, California, but he was not eligible to win the belt because he failed to make the 126-pound division limit at Friday's weigh-in.

2018-08-04 Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev

Eleider Alvarez badly hurt and dropped Sergey Kovalev with a clean right hand to the head in the seventh round, dramatically changing their WBO light heavyweight world title fight in Atlantic City, USA.

2018-08-04 Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba

Dmitry Bivol is still the WBA light heavyweight champion after winning by lopsided decision over Isaac Chilemba in an uninspiring performance in Atlantic City, USA.

2018-08-03 Tevin Farmer vs. Billy Dib

Tevin Farmer won a vacant IBF junior lightweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Billy Dib at Technology Park in Redfern, Australia.

2018-07-28 Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr

Mikey Garcia outpointed Robert Easter Jr. in front of an adoring crowd at the Staples Center to unify two WBC and IBF lightweight titles.

2018-07-28 Masayuki Ito vs. Christopher Diaz

Masayuki Ito claimed the vacant WBO super featherweight title Saturday following a decision victory over Christopher Diaz of Puerto Rico in Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

2018-07-27 Thammanoon Niyomtrong vs. Chaozhong Xiong

Thailand’s Thammanoon Niyomtrong, better known as Knockout CP Freshmart, retained his WBA minimumweight world title when he won a unanimous 12 round decision over China’s Chaozhong Xiong at Guosen Gymnasium in China.

2018-07-27 Sho Kimura vs. Froilan Saludar

WBO flyweight world champion Sho Kimura secured his second title defense stopping #3 Froilan Saludar in the 6th round in Qingdao, China.

2018-07-21 Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev

With a near-shutout decision win over Murat Gassiev, Oleksandr Usyk became the first cruiserweight ever to unify all four world title - IBF, super WBA, WBC and WBO belts in the World Boxing Super Series final in Moscow, Russia.

2018-07-21 Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah

Alberto Machado retained his WBA super featherwieight title with shutout victory over Rafael Mensah in Las Vegas, USA.

2018-07-21 Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith

WBO junior middleweight world titliholder Jaime Munguia powered past Liam Smith to win a wide unanimous decision in an action-packed fight in Las Vegas, USA
Boxing Headlines
14 Aug 2018 Fury: I am not focused on Wilder contest
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14 Aug 2018 Top Rank wins bid for Hooker-Saucedo fight
Top Rank offered up $1.625 million to narrowly win the purse bid for the Maurice Hooker-Alex Saucedo fight, which will be held in Oklahoma City.
14 Aug 2018 Charges dropped against ex-champ Taylor
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14 Aug 2018 Khan promises an 'explosive performance'
Amir Khan, four months after a quick, first-round KO of Phil Lo Greco, is planning for another knockout victory in an effort to move closer to his next major fight.
13 Aug 2018 Dadashev to fight ex-champion DeMarco
Maxi Dadashev, 27, a Russian fighting out of Oxnard, California, is coming off a 10th-round KO of ex-lightweight titlist Darleys Perez. "Mad Max" will face Antonio DeMarco, 32, a Mexican southpaw who has won two in a row after losing three straight.
13 Aug 2018 Featherweight titlist Valdez switches trainer
Featherweight world titleholder Oscar Valdez said Monday that he has made a trainer change, firing Manny Robles in favor of Eddy Reynoso, who is best known as the trainer for superstar Canelo Alvarez.
13 Aug 2018 Murata-Brant off over WBA's 50-50 purse split
Although Ryota Murata's and Rob Brant's representatives held talks as a purse bid for their fight loomed, they could not reach an agreement, according to both sides.
12 Aug 2018 Frampton sets sights on Valdez, Warrington
Carl Frampton, to meet Luke Jackson on Saturday in a bout where the Northern Ireland native is a heavy favorite, says after that he wants to fight full titleholder Oscar Valdez or England's Josh Warrington, who holds another of the 126-pound world titles.
5 Dec 2017 ESPN.com's division-by-division boxing rankings
Joseph "JoJo" Diaz climbed two spots in the featherweight division. But what other changes appear in ESPN's boxing divisional rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new world standings and what's next for the fighters.
14 Aug 2018 Frampton cautious ahead of dream fight
Carl Frampton knows his dream fight will turn into a nightmare if he underestimates Luke Jackson on Saturday.
13 Aug 2018 Joshua swerved Wilder title fight, claims Warren
Promoter Frank Warren reckons Anthony Joshua and his team swerved a world title unification clash with Deontay Wilder.
13 Aug 2018 Fury dismisses fitness concerns before Pianeta
Tyson Fury has dismissed any concerns over his fitness ahead of his pivotal fight against Francesco Pianeta on Saturday.
Source: ESPN
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