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
vacant (regular champion)
Luis Ortiz, Cuba (interim champion)
Cruiserweight
Light heavyweight
Badou Jack, Sweden (regular champion)
Dmitry Bivol, Russia (interim champion)
Super middleweight
Tyron Zeuge, Germany
Middleweight
Super welterweight
Demetrius Andrade, USA (regular champion)
Brian Carlos Castano, Argentina (interim champion)
Welterweight
Super lightweight
Julius Indongo, Namibia (regular champion)
Jose Benavidez, USA (interim champion)
Lightweight
Jorge Linares, Venezuela
Super featherweight
Jason Sosa, USA (regular champion)
Jezreel Corrales, Panama (interim champion)
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)
Zhanat Zhakiyanov, Kazakhstan (interim champion)
Super flyweight
Khalid Yafai, United Kingdom
Flyweight
Kazuto Ioka, Japan (regular champion)
Stamp Kiatniwat, Thailand (interim champion)
Light flyweight
Ryoichi Taguchi, Japan (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
Andre Ward, USA
Super middleweight
James DeGale, United Kingdom (regular champion)
Andre Dirrell, USA (interim champion)
Middleweight
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan
Junior middleweight
Welterweight
Junior welterweight
vacant
Lightweight
Junior lightweight
vacant
Featherweight
Lee Selby, United Kingdom
Junior featherweight
Ryosuke Iwasa, Japan
Bantamweight
Ryan Burnett, United Kingdom
Junior bantamweight
Jerwin Ancajas, Philippines
Flyweight
Donnie Nietes, Philippines
Junior flyweight
Milan Melindo, Philippines
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
Mairis Briedis, Latvia
Light heavyweight
Super middleweight
Middleweight
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan
Super welterweight
Welterweight
Super lightweight
Lightweight
Super featherweight
Miguel Berchelt, Mexico
Featherweight
Gary Russell Jr, USA (regular champion)
Oscar Escandon, Colombia (interim champion)
Super bantamweight
Rey Vargas, Mexico
Bantamweight
Luis Nery, Mexico
Super flyweight
Wisaksil Wangek , Thailand
Flyweight
Daigo Higa, Japan
Light flyweight
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
Joseph Parker, New Zealand
Cruiserweight
Oleksandr Usyk, Ukraine
Light heavyweight
Andre Ward, USA (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
Miguel Angel Cotto, Puerto Rico
Welterweight
Jeff Horn, Australia
Junior welterweight
Lightweight
Terry Flanagan, United Kingdom
Junior lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine (regular champion)
Miguel Berchelt, Mexico (interim champion)
Featherweight
Oscar Valdez, Mexico
Junior featherweight
Bantamweight
vacant (regular champion)
Zolani Tete, South Africa (interim champion)
Junior bantamweight
Naoya Inoue, Japan
Flyweight
Sho Kimura, Japan
Junior flyweight
Kosei Tanaka, Japan
Mini flyweight
Latest Title Bouts

2017-09-23 Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell

In an extremely tight fight, Jorge Linares retained his WBA lightweight world championship by split decision against Luke Campbell at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

2017-09-23 Yunier Dorticos vs. Dmitry Kudryashov

Yunier Dorticos scored a massive second-round knockout of Dmitry Kudryashov to retain his WBA cruiserweight world title for the first time in San Antonio, USA.

2017-09-23 Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury

New Zealand's Joseph Parker made a second defense of his WBO world heavyweight title by winning a majority decision over Hughie Fury at the Manchester Arena, United Kingdom.

2017-09-22 Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart

Gilberto Ramirez retained his WBO super middleweight title after win over Jesse Hart in 12- rounds fight in Tucson, USA.

2017-09-22 Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania

Oscar Valdez retained his WBO featherweight belt for the third time in an action-packed unanimous decision against Genesis Servania in the main event of the Top Rank ESPN card at the Tucson Arena, USA.

2017-09-16 Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe

Billy Joe Saunders successfully defended his WBO middleweight title by a unanimous decision against Willie Monroe Jr in London, United Kingdom.

2017-09-16 Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin retained his IBF, WBC and super WBA middleweight titles in Las Vegas, USA, fighting to a controversial draw with Canelo Alvarez in a brutal battle.

2017-09-16 Milan Melindo vs. Hekkie Budler

Milan Melindo retained his IBF junior flyweight title with split decision win over Hekkie Budler in Cebu City, Philippines.

2017-09-15 Jesus Rojas vs. Claudio Marrero

Jesus Rojas captured the interim WBA featherweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas,USA knocking out Claudio Marrero at the end of the seventh round on a wicked left hook.

2017-09-13 Kosei Tanaka vs. Rangsan Chayanram

WBO light flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka of Japan retained his crown after beating challenger Rangsan Chayanram of Thailand in the 9th round in Osaka, Japan.

2017-09-13 Ryosuke Iwasa vs. Yukinori Oguni

In the fight for the IBF junior featherweight title Ryosuke Iwasa dropped Yukinori Oguni three times in the first two rounds before forcing the referee’s intervention in the sixth.

2017-09-09 Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck

Oleksandr Usyk defended his WBO cruiserweight title with a stoppage win over Marco Huck in the 10th round in Berlin, Germany.

2017-09-09 Naoya Inoue vs. Antonio Nieves

Naoya Inoue stopped Antonio Nieves to retain his WBO junior bantamweight after six rounds of one-sided action, including a hard knockdown in the fifth round on a left hook to the body. The fight was stopped after the sixth round, when Nieves’ corner told referee to stop the fight.

2017-09-09 Wisaksil Wangek vs. Roman Gonzalez

Wisaksil Wangek successfully retained the WBC Super Flyweight title with a 4th round knockout over Roman Gonzalez at The StubHub Center in Carson, USA.

2017-09-08 David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril

David Benavidez has become the youngest fighter to win a world super middleweight title, claiming the vacant WBC belt aged 20 years and nine months. The American beat Romanian Ronald Gavril by split decision in Las Vegas, USA.

2017-09-03 Daniel Roman vs. Shin Kubo

Daniel Roman systematically dismantled Shin Kubo to win WBA super bantamweight title in the 9th round in Kyoto, Japan.

2017-08-27 Ryuya Yamanaka vs. Tatsuya Fukuhara

Ryuya Yamanaka captured WBO minimumweight title after 12-rounds win over Tatsuya Fukuhara in Ashikita-gun, Japan.
Boxing Headlines
24 Sep 2017 Linares edges Campbell to keep lightweight title
Linares edges Campbell to keep lightweight title
23 Sep 2017 Parker edges Fury, eyes bigger and better things
Parker edges Fury, eyes bigger and better things
23 Sep 2017 Valdez tops Servania, keeps featherweight belt
Valdez tops Servania, keeps featherweight belt
24 Sep 2017 'KO Doctor' Dorticos takes down Kudryashov
'KO Doctor' Dorticos takes down Kudryashov
23 Sep 2017 Middleweight Jacobs inks with promoter Hearn
Middleweight Jacobs inks with promoter Hearn
22 Sep 2017 Orozco 7 pounds overweight; fight vs. Ortiz off
Orozco 7 pounds overweight; fight vs. Ortiz off
22 Sep 2017 Rosado-Tapia slugfest set for Oct. 19 ESPN card
Rosado-Tapia slugfest set for Oct. 19 ESPN card
22 Sep 2017 Karass, Abreu to meet in Nov. on ESPN
Karass, Abreu to meet in Nov. on ESPN
22 Sep 2017 Canelo donates $1M in goods to Mexico relief
Canelo donates $1M in goods to Mexico relief
23 Sep 2017 'Zurdo' Ramirez outpoints Hart, retains super middleweight title
'Zurdo' Ramirez outpoints Hart, retains super middleweight title
22 Sep 2017 Andre Ward's top wins
Andre Ward's top wins
21 Sep 2017 Ward 'leaving' boxing, says 'desire not there'
Ward 'leaving' boxing, says 'desire not there'
Source: ESPN
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