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

2018-06-16 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
16 Jun 2018 Spence KO's overmatched Ocampo in 1st round
Fighting in his hometown of Dallas, welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. made quick work of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night, knocking him out with a right hand to the body in the first round.
16 Jun 2018 Roman wins, retains junior featherweight belt
Junior featherweight world titlist Danny Roman dominated Moises "Chucky" Flores en route to a lopsided unanimous decision Saturday night on the Errol Spence Jr.-Carlos Ocampo undercard.
17 Jun 2018 Joshua, Hearn taunted by Wilder in video
Deontay Wilder has taunted Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua over contract negotiations as the heavyweight unification fight between the two is still to be confirmed.
16 Jun 2018 Murray: Saunders faked injury to avoid me
Martin Murray believes Billy Joe Saunders faked injury to pull out of fighting him on June 23.
16 Jun 2018 Alvarado, Conceicao included on June undercard
Mike Alvarado, Robson Conceicao and Mikaela Mayer will all fight on the undercard of the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN show on June 30.
15 Jun 2018 Bellator's Page now 2-0 in boxing after brutal KO
Back in the boxing ring for his second pro fight, Bellator MMA star Michael "Venom" Page toyed with Michal Ciach before finishing him with a brutal right hand in the second round Friday in London.
15 Jun 2018 Chisora vs. Takam set for July 28
Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam will meet on July 28 on the undercard of the Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker.
14 Jun 2018 Gesta beats Manzanarez; Robles stops Valerio
Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta won a 10-round majority decision over Roberto "Tito" Manzanarez on Thursday in a lightweight bout.
14 Jun 2018 For once, common sense prevails
This was a rematch both unified middleweight world titlist Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez needed, and it simply made sense to finalize it right now.
13 Jun 2018 GGG, Alvarez finalize deal for Sept. 15 rematch
After missing an initial deadline, promoters for Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez worked a little overtime to finalize their rematch.
15 Jun 2018 Joshua-Wilder impacted by Golovkin-Canelo
Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder is "100 percent happening" but has suffered delay partly due to the announcement of Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
13 Jun 2018 Pound-for-pound rankings: Crawford leapfrogs GGG
An impressive KO victory over Jeff Horn pushed Terence Crawford up to the No. 2 spot in ESPN's pound-for-pound rankings, and Naoya Inoue moved up three spots after another stoppage win.
Source: ESPN
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