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
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
James DeGale, USA (regular champion)
Jose Uzcategui, Venezuela (interim champion)
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
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 (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
vacant
Flyweight
Sho Kimura, Japan
Junior flyweight
Angel Acosta, Puerto Rico
Mini flyweight
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2018-12-08 Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jose Pedraza

Vasiliy Lomachenko unifies super WBA and WBO lightweight titles with dominance of Jose Pedraza at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA.

2018-12-08 Emanuel Navarrete vs. Isaac Dogboe

Emanuel Navarrete scored the upset by defeating Isaac Dogboe to win the WBO junior featherweight belt in New York, USA.

2018-12-08 Michel Soro vs. Greg Vendetti

Michel Soro retained his interim WBA super welterweight title with TKO win in the 2nd round over Greg Vendetti in Levallois-Perret, France.

2018-12-01 Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Adonis Stevenso

Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Adonis Stevenson at in the 11th round to take the WBCouncil light heavyweight title from the Canadian. The 41-year-old Stevenson was put on a stretcher after the fight and left Videotron Centre in an ambulance.

2018-12-01 Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title over Tyson Fury after split draw in Los Angeses, USA.

2018-12-01 Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Welborn

IBF and super WBA unified junior middleweight world titlist Jarrett Hurd accomplished a few things in Los Angeles, USA. With a KO win over Jason Welborn he stayed unbeaten, retained his belt and is still on course for a further unification with fellow titleholder Jermell Charlo.

2018-12-01 Carlos Licona vs. Mark Anthony Barriga

Carlos Licona won split decision over Mark Anthony Barriga to claim vacant IBF minimumweight title in Los Angeles, USA.

2018-11-29 Thammanoon Niyomtrong vs. Byron Rojas

Nearly two-and-a-half years after Knockout CP Freshmart narrowly defeated Byron Rojas to win the WBA minimumweight title, the two squared off again with the same result. CP Freshmart (real name Thammanoon Niyomtrong) beat Rojas once again by unanimous decision to retain the belt on an event in Thailand.

2018-11-24 Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal

Russian light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol retained his WBA title with a one-sided unanimous decision against Jean Pascal in the main event of one of the final HBO Boxing broadcasts in Atlantic City, USA.

2018-11-24 Khalid Yafai vs. Israel Gonzalez

WBA super flyweight champion Kal Yafai retained his champion belt with a controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Israel Gonzalez in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

2018-11-16 Maurice Hooker vs. lex Saucedo

Maurice Hooker, in the hometown of mandatory challenger Alex Saucedo, survived a hard knockdown in the second round and came back to stop Saucedo in the seventh of a wild, action-packed fight as he retained his WBO 140-pound belt for the first time.

2018-11-12 Tomoki Kameda vs. Abigail Medina

Tomoki Kameda won a unanimous decision over Abigail Medina to claim a vacant interim WBC junior featherweight world title at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Boxing Headlines
9 Dec 2018 Lomachenko decisions Pedraza to unify titles
Vasiliy Lomachenko was in control throughout Saturday, as he beat Jose Pedraza by unanimous decision in their lightweight world title unification bout.
9 Dec 2018 Braekhus cruises in defense as HBO signs off
The final bout in HBO's storied history with boxing saw Cecilia Braekhus easily decision Aleksandra Lopes in Los Angeles to keep her welterweight belt.
8 Dec 2018 Navarrete upsets Dogboe, wins 122-pound title
Emanuel Navarrete scored the upset by defeating Isaac Dogboe to win the WBO junior featherweight belt Saturday night in New York.
8 Dec 2018 Brook wins, doesn't shine in decision victory
Former welterweight titleholder Kell Brook might have earned a unanimous decision win over Michael Zerafa on Saturday, but his performance leaves doubts over his ability to win back a world title.
7 Dec 2018 WBC approves immediate Wilder-Fury rematch
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said its board voted unanimously to sanction a direct rematch between heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury after their draw on Dec. 1.
8 Dec 2018 Alvarez-Kovalev rematch set for Feb. 2 in Texas
Eleider Alvarez will defend his light heavyweight world title against Sergey Kovalev at the Ford Center at the Star -- the practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys -- in Frisco, Texas.
8 Dec 2018 Top Rank will co-promote heavyweight Pulev
Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev will be co-promoted by both Epic Sports and Top Rank after the two sides hammered out a multiyear deal on Saturday.
6 Dec 2018 Floyd-Nasukawa back on, to be boxing exhibition
Floyd Mayweather will fight Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa after all, but it will be in a three-round boxing exhibition that Mayweather calls "nine minutes of entertainment."
6 Dec 2018 Dan Rafael recalls the best of HBO boxing
Ahead of HBO's last boxing card on the network after 45 years in the business, Dan Rafael shares his list of the 45 best/biggest/most memorable/most important fights the network has aired.
8 Dec 2018 What it took for Lomachenko to get back in the ring after shoulder injury
Vasiliy Lomachenko tore the labrum in his right shoulder in May, underwent surgery and embarked on an intense rehab program. To appreciate Lomachenko's accomplishment in just six months, it is important to first understand what the injury involved.
Source: ESPN
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