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, USA (regular champion)
Marcus Browne, (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Saul Alvarez, Mexico
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
Featherweight
Can Xu, China (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
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
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
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
Nordine Oubaali, France (regular champion)
Takuma Inoue, Japan (interim champion)
Super flyweight
Wisaksil Wangek , Thailand
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
Anthony Joshua, United Kingdom
Cruiserweight
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine (regular champion)
Krzysztof Glowacki, Poland (interim champion)
Light heavyweight
Sergey Kovalev, Russia (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
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Flyweight
Sho Kimura, Japan
Junior flyweight
Angel Acosta, Puerto Rico
Mini flyweight
Vic Saludar, Philippines
Latest Title Bouts

2019-02-16 DeeJay Kriel vs. Carlos Licona

South Africa’s DeeJay Kriel defied the odds when he stopped the previously undefeated Carlos Licona in the 12th round to claim the IBF minimumweight belt at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA.

2019-02-15 Rob Brant vs. Khasan Baysangurov

Rob Brant registered his first defense his WBA middleweight title in front of his home fans in Minnesota, stopping Khasan Baysangurov in round 11 of ESPN’s main event.

2019-02-10 Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Jose Zepeda

Local hero Jose Carlos Ramirez pleased a crowd of 14,034 at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, by rallying the second half of the fight to retain WBC super lightweight title with a close, 12-round majority decision over Jose Zepeda.

2019-02-09 Rey Vargas vs. Franklin Manzanilla

Rey Vargas successfully defended his WBA super bantamweight title, outpointing Franklin Manzanilla over 12 rounds of action in Indio, USA.

2019-02-09 Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado

Andrew Cancio captured WBA super featherweight title after he knocked out Alberto Machado in the fourth round in Indio, USA.

2019-02-02 Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez

Sergey Kovalev won Eleider Alvarez via unanimous decision to regain WBO light heavyweight world title in Frisco, USA.

2019-02-02 Oscar Valdez vs. Carmine Tommasone

Oscar Valdez scored four and pounded Carmine Tommasone en route to a seventh-round knockout to retain his 126-pound belt for the fifth time in Frisco, USA.

2019-02-02 Richard Commey vs. Isa Chaniev

Richard Commey delivered a big performance as he scored three knockdowns of Isa Chaniev in a second-round knockout to win a vacant IBF lightweight titlein Frisco, USA.

2019-01-26 Jaime Munguia vs. Takeshi Inoue

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Takeshi Inoue in Houston, USA.

2019-01-26 Xu Can vs. Jesus Rojas

Chinese boxer Xu Can registered a stunning upset of Jesus Rojas with a 12-round unanimous decision victory in a WBA featherweight title fight in Houston, USA.
Boxing Headlines
16 Feb 2019 Santa Cruz dominates Rivera to retain belt again
All three judges scored the bout 119-109 for Leo Santa Cruz, a three-division titleholder who retained his 126-pound belt for the third time by beating late replacement Rafael Rivera.
17 Feb 2019 Santa Cruz needs bigger challenges; Rivera wins in losing
Leo Santa Cruz seems to fight at his opponent's level. And though he dominated late replacement Rafael Rivera, who showed he can be a tough out for any featherweight, Santa Cruz's needs to fight the best in the featherweight division.
17 Feb 2019 Charr vs. Oquendo canceled with deal unsigned
Mandatory heavyweight challenger Fres Oquendo failed to sign the contract for an April fight against secondary world titlist Manuel Charr and the bout has been canceled.
15 Feb 2019 Usyk, Brook headed to U.S. for 'significant' fights
Undisputed cruiserweight world champion and consensus 2018 fighter of the year Oleksandr Usyk and former welterweight world titlist Kell Brooks are both headed to the United States for their next bout.
14 Feb 2019 Benavidez, Nery, Arreola on Spence-Garcia card
Former super middleweight world titlist David Benavidez will take on J'Leon Love on the March 16 PBC card headlined by Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia.
14 Feb 2019 Rising star Hrgovic inks deal with promoter Hearn
Heavyweight Filip Hrgovic, one of the best prospects in boxing, signed a co-promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on Thursday.
13 Feb 2019 Gvozdyk-Ngumbu set for March 30 on ESPN
Light heavyweight world titlist Oleksandr Gvozdyk will defend his belt March 30 against Doudou Ngumbu on ESPN.
13 Feb 2019 Joshua's U.S. debut at MSG a done deal
Anthony Joshua will make his American debut by defending his three major world title belts against top contender Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
12 Feb 2019 Wilder-Fury II purse bid delayed with deal close
With the two camps close to reaching an agreement, the purse bid for the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was postponed for a second time Tuesday.
16 Feb 2019 Brant finishes Baysangurov in 11th, retains belt
Out to state his case as an elite middleweight, Rob Brant outclassed Khasan Baysangurov before scoring an 11th-round TKO to retain his WBA regular middleweight title Friday night.
13 Feb 2019 Cancio's dream comes true, but he still keeps day job
Andrew Cancio is a professional prizefighter by night, and he works the jackhammer as a construction technician by day. He can now add WBA titleholder to his résumé after winning the belt in impressive fashion.
14 Feb 2019 Maidana has many options for a big fight
Marcos Maidana had gotten the itch to fight again and aims for a big match before the end of the year. Steve Kim lists a few potential opponents for the former welterweight world titlist.
Source: ESPN
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