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)
Jean Pascal, Canada (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)
Alberto Puello, Dominican Republic (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

2019-08-17 Emanuel Navarrete vs. Francisco De Vaca

WBO super bantamweight world titlist Emanuel Navarrete blew away the overmatched Francisco De Vaca in the third round to retain his belt with ease in Los Angeles, USA

2019-08-03 Jean Pascal vs. Marcus Brow

Former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal defeated Marcus Browne by technical decision to win the WBA interim title Saturday night in New York, USA.

2019-08-02 Thammanoon Niyomtrong vs. ArAr Andales

Thammanoon Niyomtrong retained his WBA minimumweight crown by beating ArAr Andales via technical decision in the eighth round during his 11th defense in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.

2019-07-27 Alberto Puello vs. Jonathan Alonso

Alberto Puello win Jonathan Alonso to claim interim WBA super lightweight title in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2019-07-27 Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Maurice Hooker

Jose Carlos Ramirez stopped Maurice Hooker in the sixth round with an onslaught of heavy punches to unify WBC and WBO 140-pound world titles in Arlington, USA.

2019-07-27 Tevin Farmer vs. Guillaume Frenois

Tevin Farmer successfully defended his IBF junior lightweight world title against Guillaume Frenois in Arlington, USA.
Boxing Headlines
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The recently announced light heavyweight unification bout between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev is exactly what fight fans have been waiting for.
5 Dec 2017 Divisional rankings: Navarrete's victory shakes up 122-pound division -- again
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19 Aug 2019 Ruiz camp working on start of training for rematch
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19 Aug 2019 Prograis, WBSS in talks to resolve lawsuit
Junior welterweight world titlist Regis Prograis and officials from the World Boxing Super Series are in talks to resolve the fighter's lawsuit against the organization.
17 Aug 2019 Titleholders Gvozdyk, Beterbiev to fight Oct. 18
Undefeated light heavyweight world titleholders Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev will meet to unify their belts in a highly significant fight on Oct. 18, promoter Top Rank announced on Saturday night.
17 Aug 2019 Junior welterweight Imam partnering with McGirt
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16 Aug 2019 Welterweight legend Napoles dies at age 79
Jose Napoles, a two-time welterweight world champion who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, died Friday at age 79, the WBC announced.
14 Aug 2019 Ruiz balks at fighting Joshua in Saudi Arabia
Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua's side controls the site for his rematch with Andy Ruiz.
14 Aug 2019 Fury: Joshua will be KO'ed again by Ruiz
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20 Aug 2019 Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde: How to watch
Looking to watch the light heavyweight title fight between Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde on ESPN+ on Saturday? Here's how to do it.
18 Aug 2019 Navarrete, Magdaleno shine but face different futures
Is Emanuel Navarrete the best 122-pounder? He'll be back in less than a month, so whom should he fight? Can Jessie Magdaleno get a title shot? Steve Kim has answers.
18 Aug 2019 Navarrete stops De Vaca in 3rd round, keeps belt
Junior featherweight world titlist Emanuel Navarrete blew away the overmatched Francisco De Vaca in the third round to retain his belt with ease on Saturday night.
Source: ESPN
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