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, USA (regular champion)
Marcus Browne, (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Saul Alvarez, Mexico
Middleweight
Rob Brant, USA
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
Middleweight
Junior middleweight
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
Ivan Baranchyk, Belarus
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Featherweight
Josh Warrington, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
TJ Doheny, Australia
Bantamweight
Emmanuel Rodriguez, Puerto Rico
Junior bantamweight
Jerwin Ancajas, Philippines
Flyweight
Moruti Mthalane, South Africa
Junior flyweight
Felix Alvarado, Nicaragua
Mini flyweight
Carlos Licona, USA (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
Wisaksil Wangek , Thailand
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
Anthony Joshua, United Kingdom
Cruiserweight
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine (regular champion)
Krzysztof Glowacki, Poland (interim champion)
Light heavyweight
Eleider Alvarez, Colombia (regular champion)
Ola Afolabi, United Kingdom (interim champion)
Super middleweight
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
Masayuki Ito, Japan (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
Junior bantamweight
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Flyweight
Sho Kimura, Japan
Junior flyweight
Angel Acosta, Puerto Rico
Mini flyweight
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2019-01-19 Nordine Oubaali vs. Rau'Shee Warren

Nordine Oubaali preserved his undefeated record and added a world title to his resume, defeating Rau'Shee Warren by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC bantamweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA.

2019-01-19 Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrian Broner

Manny Pacquiao retained his WBA world welterweight title with a convincing unanimous points win over Adrian Broner in Las Vegas, USA. The Filipino, in his 70th fight and his first as a 40-year-old, rocked the former four-weight world champion with a stunning left in the ninth round. He dominated his American opponent, who is 11 years his junior, throwing more than twice as many punches.

2019-01-19 Marcus Browne vs. Badou Jack

Marcus Browne claimed a one-sided unanimous decision over Badou Jack and a vacant interim WBA light heavyweight world title in Las Vegas, USA.

2019-01-18 Demetrius Andrade vs. Artur Akavov

Demetrius Andrade successfully defended his WBO middleweight title with a controversial 12th-round TKO after dominating over Artur Akavov almost every second of each round in Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.

2019-01-18 TJ Doheny vs. Ryohei Takahashi

TJ Doheny retained his IBF super bantamweight world title overnight, stopping Japanese fighter Ryohei Takahashi in the 11th round.

2019-01-13 Caleb Plant vs. Jose Uzcategui

The challenger proved to be the aggressor as Caleb Plant became the IBF super middleweight world champion, defeating Jose Uzcategui in Los Angeles, USA.

2018-12-31 Donnie Nietes vs. Kazuto Ioka

Donnie Nietes, one of the Philippines' all-time great boxers, succeeded in his quest to win a world title in a fourth weight division. Nietes claimed a hard-fought split decision victory against Kazuto Ioka to win a vacant WBO junior bantamweight belt in the action-packed main event in Macau, China.

2018-12-31 Moruti Mthalane vs. Masahiro Sakamoto

IBF flyweight world champion Moruti Mthalane stopped tough challenger Masahiro Sakamoto in ten rounds of actions to retain his title.

2018-12-30 Masayuki Ito vs. Evgeny Chuprakov

WBO junior lightweight world titlist Masayuki Ito retained his champion belt with a seventh-round knockout victory over Evgeny Chuprakov in Tokyo, Japan.

2018-12-30 Takuma Inoue vs. Tasana Salapat

Takuma Inoue, Naoya Inoue’s younger brother beat Tasana Salapat by unanimous decision to win the interim WBC bantamweight title in Tokyo, Japan.

2018-12-30 Ken Shiro vs. Saul Juarez.

Ken Shiro outpoints Saul Juarez to retain his WBC light flyweight belt for the fifth time since winning it in May of 2017.
Boxing Headlines
22 Jan 2019 Linares to fight on -- just won't be at junior welterweight
Despite a Round 1 TKO loss in his last bout and not much success as a junior welterweight in recent years, former three-division titleholder Jorge Linares said he wants to continue fighting -- at lightweight.
22 Jan 2019 Middleweight Saunders has drug suspension lifted
Middleweight Billy Joe Saunders' six-month suspension for a failed drug test was lifted by the WBO on Tuesday. He was named the WBO's 160-pound mandatory challenger for Demetrius Andrade.
21 Jan 2019 Pacquiao gets eye injury, then gets burglarized
Manny Pacquiao came out of his win over Adrien Broner with a scratched cornea in his left eye, but his team says the injury is minor. Then he went home to find that his Los Angeles residence had been burglarized.
21 Jan 2019 Charr has ban lifted, ordered to make defense
Manuel Charr, who holds a secondary heavyweight world title, had his suspension for a failed drug test lifted by the WBA and was ordered to make a mandatory defense against Fres Oquendo within 60 days.
19 Jan 2019 Kovalev facing felony for allegedly hitting woman
Former champ Sergey Kovalev has been charged with felony assault for a June incident in which he is accused of punching a woman in the face.
20 Jan 2019 Browne wins interim light heavyweight belt
Marcus Browne, the younger, fresher man, took it to Badou Jack throughout the fight for a unanimous decision victory on the Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner undercard Saturday night in Las Vegas.
18 Jan 2019 Rivas scores dramatic late TKO against Jennings
Oscar Rivas attacked Bryant Jennings with a flurry of power punches in the 12th round Friday night, leading to a dramatic TKO win.
19 Jan 2019 Joshua could learn opponent next week - Hearn
Anthony Joshua's next opponent could be confirmed next week, according to promoter Eddie Hearn, with a U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller in June an increasing possibility.
21 Jan 2019 Five options for Manny Pacquiao's next fight
Manny Pacquiao is 40 but looked 10 years younger in Saturday's win over Adrien Broner. If Pacquiao doesn't get a Floyd Mayweather rematch next, whom should he fight?
20 Jan 2019 What we learned from Pacquiao's win over Broner
After his impressive and dominant victory over Adrien Broner on Saturday, what did we learn from Manny Pacquiao's performance? And will he get a second shot at Floyd Mayweather?
20 Jan 2019 Pacquiao routs Broner, welcomes Floyd rematch
After dominating Adrien Broner in a vintage performance Saturday, Manny Pacquiao had a message for Floyd Mayweather: "Tell him to come back to the ring, and we will fight."
5 Dec 2017 Divisional rankings: Browne makes noise at 175 pounds
Marcus Browne's victory over Badou Jack earned him an interim light heavyweight title and pushed him into the No. 6 spot in the division. But what other changes appear in ESPN's boxing rankings?
Source: ESPN
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