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
Light heavyweight
Dmitry Bivol, Russia
Super middleweight
Tyron Zeuge, Germany
Middleweight
Ryota Murata, Japan
Super welterweight
Brian Carlos Castano, Argentina (regular champion)
Michel Soro, France (interim champion)
Welterweight
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)
Jesus Manuel Rojas, Puerto Rico (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
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
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
Latest Title Bouts

2018-06-17 Artem Dalakian vs. Sirichai Thaiyen

WBA flyweight world champion Artem Dalakian knocked out Sirichai Thaiyen of Thailand in the eight round to retain his title in Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018-06-16 Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo

IBF welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. made quick work of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo, knocking him out with a right hand to the body in the first round in Frisco, USA.

2018-06-16 Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores

WBA super bantamweight world titlist Danny Roman dominated Moises Flores en route to a lopsided unanimous decision in Frisco, USA.

2018-06-16 Angel Acosta vs. Carlos Buitrago

Puerto Rico's Angel Acosta retained his WBO light flyweight crown by defeating Nicaraguan mandatory challenger Carlos Buitrago by technical knockout in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2018-06-09 Jarmell Charlo vs. Austin Trout

Jarmell Charlo promised a knockout victory but had to settle for a 12-round majority decision over Austin Trout to retain his super welterweight title at Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA.

2018-06-09 Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn

Terence Crawford stopped Jeff Horn by TKO in the ninth round of their WBO welterweight title fight in Las Vegas, USA.

2018-06-09 Maurice Hooker vs. Terry Flanagan

Maurice Hooker silenced Terry Flanagan's hometown crowd with a split decision victory to lift the vacant WBO world junior lightweight title in Manchester, United Kingdom.

2018-05-26 Khalid Yafai vs. David Carmona

Khalid Yafai retained his WBA super flyweight title for the third time as he took out Mexico's David Carmona in the seventh round of a back-and-forth battle in Fresno, USA.

2018-05-26 Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan

Jerwin Ancajas retained his IBF junior bantamweight title for the fifth time, outboxing mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan en route to a unanimous decision victory in the first world title bout between two Filipinos since 1925.

2018-05-25 Ken Shiro vs. Ganigan Lopez

Japanese champion Ken Shiro retained his WBC light flyweight title after defeating Mexico's Ganigan Lopez by the second round knockout in Tokyo, Japan.

2018-05-25 Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell

Naoya Inoue stopped Jamie McDonnell inside one round to claim the WBA world bantamweight title in Tokyo, Japan.
Boxing Headlines
21 Jun 2018 Arum eyes fall fight for Crawford in Omaha
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said Wednesday that he is targeting an Oct. 13 fight in Nebraska for welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford. As for lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, he is rehabbing in Ukraine following shoulder surgery.
21 Jun 2018 Ellis to take on Mosquera in welterweight bout
Rashidi Ellis will fight Alberto Mosquera in a scheduled 10-round welterweight fight on the June 29 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.
21 Jun 2018 Fury verbally attacks Wilder for Tyson remarks
Tyson Fury has launched an attack on Deontay Wilder, labeling the American boxer a "chinless bum" and claiming he will end Wilder's unbeaten run.
20 Jun 2018 Avtandil Khurtsidze found guilty of racketeering
Avtandil Khurtsidze was found guilty Wednesday in New York federal court of racketeering, wire fraud and other charges in connection with a sprawling and violent criminal ring.
20 Jun 2018 Roman, Dogboe on track for unification bout
Danny Roman and Isaac Dogboe are in agreement on one important thing: The junior featherweights want to face each other in a world title unification fight.
19 Jun 2018 Spence prefers fall fight with Vargas over Ugas
Welterweight world titlist Errol Spence Jr. would prefer a fall title defense against ex-titlist Jesse Vargas over Yordenis Ugas.
20 Jun 2018 Murray: I want a fifth world title shot
Martin Murray hopes victory over Roberto Garcia on ESPN+ on Saturday will move him closer to a fifth world title shot.
19 Jun 2018 Hurd recovering from surgery on rotator cuff
It is unclear how long Jarrett Hurd will be out of action, which means a delay to a potential fall fight against Jermell Charlo.
21 Jun 2018 Shields is well on her way to stardom
The plan is in place for Claressa Shields, the face of women's boxing in the United States. Now all she needs to do is execute when she faces the toughest test of her career against Hanna Gabriels on Friday.
21 Jun 2018 Berchelt motivated to fight at home and defend world title
Junior lightweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt returns to his adopted hometown of Merida, Mexico, for the first time in more than two years to defend his belt against Jonathan Victor Barros on Saturday.
21 Jun 2018 How to watch Berchelt vs. Barros on ESPN+
Looking to watch the Miguel Berchelt vs. Jonathan Victor Barros junior lightweight world title fight on Saturday? Here's how to do it.
21 Jun 2018 The lineman and the cutman: Lions rookie has legend in his corner
Lions rookie Tyrell Crosby befriended legendary cutman Stitch Duran while playing high school football in Las Vegas and counts him as a role model.
Source: ESPN
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