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
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
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
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
Jose Pedraza, Puerto Rico
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
Isaac Dogboe, Ghana
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

2018-11-11 Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew

The undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk defended the WBC, super WBA, IBF and WBO titles after delivering a devastating finish with a left to Tony Bellew's jaw at Manchester Arena in England.

2018-11-11 Krzysztof Glowacki vs. Maksim Vlasov

Krzysztof Glowacki defeated Maksim Vlasov by unanimous decision in a rough, physical cruiserweight fight to claim interim WBO cruiserweight title in Chicago, USA.

2018-11-03 Miguel Berchelt vs. Miguel Roma

Miguel Berchelt knocked Miguel Roman down three times en route to a ninth-round knockout victory to retain his WBC junior lightweight world title for the fourth time in El Paso, Texas.

2018-10-29 Felix Alvarado vs. Randy Petalcorin

Thanks to three knockdowns in the seventh round, Felix Alvarado beats Randy Petalcorin to win the vacant IBF junior flyweight title in Pasay City, Philippines.

2018-10-27 Alberto Machado vs. Yuandale Evans

Alberto Machado dropped Yuandale Evans three times in the 1st round to retain his WBA super featherweight title in New York, USA.

2018-10-27 Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko

Daniel Jacobs beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko by split decision to claim a vacant IBF 160-pound world title in New York, USA.

2018-10-27 Ivan Baranchyk vs. Anthony Yigit

For the vacant IBF junior welterweight world title, Ivan Baranchyk stopped Anthony Yigit after seven rounds action in New Orleans, USA.

2018-10-20 Tevin Farmer vs. James Tennyson

Tevin Farmer, with a massive speed and skill advantage, retained his IBF junior lightweight world title for the first time with a one-sided, fifth-round destruction of James Tennyson in Boston, USA.

2018-10-20 Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Jason Moloney

Emmanuel Rodriguez retained the IBF bantamweight title with a twelve round split decision over previously undefeated Jason Moloney.

2018-10-20 Rob Brant vs. Ryota Murata

Rob Brant won Ryota Murata to claim WBA middleweight title in Las Vegas, USA.

2018-10-20 Arsen Goulamirian vs. Mark Flanagan

WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen Goulamirian retained the title with a ninth round TKO over WBA #10 Mark Flanagan in Marseille, France.

2018-10-20 Demetrius Andrade vs. Walter Kautondokwa

Demetrius Andrade is once again a world champion, taking the vacant WBO middleweight title with a dominant performance against Walter Kautondokwa in Boston, USA.
Boxing Headlines
13 Nov 2018 The old man and the kid: Alex Saucedo fighting for a title and his mentor's legacy
Lou Mesorana won't be ringside as Alex Saucedo faces Maurice Hooker for the 140-pound WBO title, but he'll be watching with great hope from his hospital bed as his protégé finally gets his shot.
13 Nov 2018 How to watch Hooker vs. Saucedo on ESPN
Looking to watch the junior welterweight title fight between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo on ESPN on Friday night? Here's how to do it.
12 Nov 2018 Barrera's Main Events promotion contract expires
Light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera has become a promotional free agent after his contract with Main Events expired and the company did not move to re-sign him.
12 Nov 2018 Kameda beats Medina for interim world belt
Tomoki Kameda won his fifth fight in a row and claimed the vacant interim junior featherweight world title with his unanimous decision over Abigail Medina.
11 Nov 2018 Farmer's flurry of fights to include Dec. undercard
Tevin Farmer will make his second title defense against Francisco Fonseca on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden for his third world title fight in 4½ months.
11 Nov 2018 Lopez, Gamboa win to set up early '19 showdown
Juan Manuel Lopez defeated Christian Mino, and Yuriorkis Gamboa downed Miguel Beltran on Saturday night, both by decisions.
10 Nov 2018 Promoter: Banned Benavidez to fight in March
David Benavidez, who tested positive for the banned substance benzoylecgonine, the key ingredient in cocaine, will return in March, his promoter told ESPN.
9 Nov 2018 Chavez Jr. to return against Angulo on Dec. 1
Former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will face Mexican countryman Alfredo Angulo on Dec. 1 on the undercard of the heavyweight world title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
10 Nov 2018 Roman-Vargas unification fight being discussed
Talks about a junior featherweight world title unification fight between Danny Roman and Rey Vargas in January or February are ongoing. "We'll work it out," Eddie Heard said.
12 Nov 2018 Why Oleksandr Usyk is the best cruiserweight of all time
Oleksandr Usyk, coming off an eighth-round knockout of Tony Bellew on Saturday, solidified himself as the greatest cruiserweight boxer ever.
12 Nov 2018 What's next for Oleksandr Usyk?
What did we learn from Oleksandr Usyk's eighth-round knockout of Tony Bellew in defence of his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO world cruiserweight titles on Saturday?
5 Dec 2017 Divisional rankings: Usyk solidifies No.1 spot at cruiserweight
Another fight, another dominating win for undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk. But what other changes appear in ESPN's boxing rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new standings and what's next for the fighters.
Source: ESPN
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