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
Jamie McDonnell, United Kingdom (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
Lee Selby, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
Ryosuke Iwasa, Japan
Bantamweight
Emmanuel Rodriguez, Puerto Rico
Junior bantamweight
Jerwin Ancajas, Philippines
Flyweight
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Junior flyweight
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
Jeff Horn, Australia
Junior welterweight
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine (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

2018-05-12 Rey Vargas vs. Azat Hovhannisyan

Rey Vargas scored a unanimous decision over Azat Hovhannisyan to defend his WBC junior featherweight title in Verona, New York, USA.

2018-05-12 Jaime Munguia vs. Sadam Ali

Jaime Munguia took the WBO junior middleweight title from Sadam Ali with a brutal, four-round beatdown at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, USA.

2018-05-05 Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan

Gennady Golovkin, denied his lucrative rematch with Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas, knocked out Vanes Martirosyan in the second round to retain his WBC and super WBA middleweight titles in Carson, California.

2018-05-05 Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Paul Butler

Highly-touted Puerto Rican contender Emmanuel Rodriguez came of age with an emphatic 12-round unanimous decision over Paul Butler to claim the vacant IBF bantamweight title at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.

2018-05-02 Chayaphon Moonsri vs. Leroy Estrada

Thai boxer Chayaphon Moonsri clinched his 50th straight victory, stopping a Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to hold on to his WBC minimumweight belt and tie the undefeated record of boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr.

2018-04-28 Isaac Dogboe vs. Jessie Magdaleno

Knocked down in the first round, Isaac Dogboe stormed back to drop Jessie Magdaleno three times in an 11th-round knockout victory to win a WBO junior featherweight belt in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN card in Philadelphia, USA.
Boxing Headlines
20 May 2018 Stevenson fades, keeps title with draw vs. Jack
Adonis Stevenson made his ninth title defense -- but just barely -- Saturday night, after Badou Jack took it to the tiring champion and appeared to be the busier fighter in the second half of their bout, which ended in a majority draw.
19 May 2018 Fan rushes ring, Zewski-Luque bout delayed
Officials at the Air Canada Centre stopped a man from forcing his way into the ring during the eighth round of Saturday's welterweight bout between Mikael Zewski and Diego Gonzalez Luque.
19 May 2018 Russell Jr.'s younger brothers score KO wins
Gary Antuanne Russell and Gary Antonio Russell, the brothers of Gary Russell Jr., fought on the undercard of Russell Jr.'s title defense against Joseph Diaz Jr. on Saturday and got KO victories to stay unbeaten.
19 May 2018 Warrington tops Selby for featherweight title
Josh Warrington captured the IBF world featherweight title from Lee Selby via split decision scores of 116-112 and 115-113 to 115-113 on Saturday in Leeds.
18 May 2018 Waters, Aussie boxing Hall of Famer, dies at 53
Troy Waters, a former junior middleweight contender who unsuccessfully challenged for a world title three times, has died following a long battle with leukemia, his family said Friday. He was 53.
17 May 2018 Gesta looks to rebound vs. Manzanarez
Mercito Gesta, who dropped a lopsided decision challenging then-lightweight titlist Jorge Linares on Jan. 27, will look to bounce back June 14 when he takes on Roberto Manzanarez.
16 May 2018 Ramirez heads into 1st defense with new trainer
Jose Ramirez, who formerly trained with Freddie Roach, will train under Robert Garcia as he prepares for his title defense against Danny O'Connor in July.
19 May 2018 Russell Jr. tops Diaz Jr. via unanimous decision
Gary Russell Jr. won a unanimous decision against mandatory challenger Joseph Diaz Jr. to retain his featherweight world title on Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor.
18 May 2018 Arum: Horn can become boxing 'superstar'
Legendary boxing promotor Bob Arum believes Jeff Horn will become the "big superstar of the welterweight division" should he emerge victorious over Terence Crawford in next month's title fight.
18 May 2018 Duno takes unanimous decision over Gonzalez
In a pair of lightweight bouts Thursday night, Romero Duno beat Gilberto Gonzalez by unanimous decision, while Oscar Duarte outpointed Rey Perez in the co-feature in Indio, California.
18 Mar 2015 Boxing fight schedule
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16 May 2018 Pound-for-pound rankings: Lomachenko still No. 1
An impressive TKO victory over Jorge Linares solidified Vasiliy Lomachenko atop the ESPN pound-for-pound list. And with Canelo Alvarez out of the rankings due to suspension, other fighters got a chance to move up.
Source: ESPN
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