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Boxing champions list | SportNews

Boxing champions list

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With 17 weight classes in boxing and four major sanctioning bodies that bestow world titles, keeping track of who holds each of the belts can be difficult — especially when there are sometimes multiple titlists in each organization because of interim and secondary belts.

To make it easier for boxing fans, below is a quick reference chart of who holds each of the titles in the four organizations

To check the top 10 fighters in each division, visit Dan Rafael’s divisional rankings.

For a list of the best fighters regardless of weight class, check ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Heavyweight (Unlimited)

WBO: Anthony Joshua

IBF: Anthony Joshua

WBA: Anthony Joshua*

WBC: Tyson Fury**

*Mahmoud Charr is the WBA “regular” heavyweight champion and Trevor Bryan is the WBA interim heavyweight champion

**Dillian Whyte is the WBC interim heavyweight champion

Cruiserweight (200 lbs.)

WBO: Vacant

IBF: Yunier Dorticos

WBA: Arsen Goulamirian*

WBC: Ilunga Makabu

**Beibut Shumenov is the WBA “regular” cruiserweight champion and Ryad Merhy is the WBA interim cruiserweight champion

Light heavyweight (175 lbs.)

WBO: Vacant

IBF: Artur Beterbiev

WBA: Dmitry Bivol*

WBC: Artur Beterbiev

*Jean Pascal is the WBA “regular” light heavyweight champion and Dominic Boesel is the WBA interim light heavyweight champion

Super middleweight (168 lbs.)

WBO: Billy Joe Saunders

IBF: Caleb Plant

WBA: Callum Smith*

WBC: David Benavidez

*Canelo Alvarez is the WBA “regular” super middleweight champion

Middleweight (160 lbs.)

WBO: Demetrius Andrade

IBF: Gennadiy Golovkin

WBA: Canelo Alvarez*

WBC: Jermall Charlo

*Ryota Murata is the WBA “regular” middleweight champion and Chris Eubank Jr. is the WBA interim middleweight champion

Junior middleweight (154 lbs.)

WBO: Patrick Teixeira

IBF: Jeison Rosario

WBA: Jeison Rosario*

WBC: Jermell Charlo

*Erislandy Lara is the WBA “regular” junior middleweight champion

Welterweight (147 lbs.)

WBO: Terence Crawford

IBF: Errol Spence Jr.

WBA: Manny Pacquiao*

WBC: Errol Spence Jr.

*Alexander Besputin is the WBA “regular” welterweight champion

Junior welterweight (140 lbs.)

WBO: Jose Ramirez

IBF: Josh Taylor

WBA: Josh Taylor*

WBC: Jose Ramirez

*Mario Barrios is the WBA “regular” junior welterweight champion and Alberto Puello is the WBA interim junior welterweight champion

Lightweight (135 lbs.)

WBO: Vasiliy Lomachenko

IBF: Teofimo Lopez Jr.

WBA: Vasiliy Lomachenko*

WBC: Vacant

*Gervonta Davis is the WBA “regular” lightweight champion

Junior lightweight (130 lbs.)

WBO: Jamel Herring

IBF: Joseph Diaz Jr.

WBA: Leo Santa Cruz*

WBC: Miguel Berchelt

*Rene Alvarado is the WBA “regular” junior lightweight champion and and Chris Colbert is the WBA interim junior lightweight champion

Featherweight (126 lbs.)

WBO: Shakur Stevenson

IBF: Josh Warrington

WBA: Leo Santa Cruz*

WBC: Gary Russell Jr.

*Xu Can is the WBA “regular” featherweight champion

Junior featherweight (122 lbs.)

WBO: Emanuel Navarrete

IBF: Murodjon Akhmadaliev*

WBA: Murodjon Akhmadaliev**

WBC: Rey Vargas

*Ryosuke Iwasa is the IBF interim junior featherweight champion

**Brandon Figueroa is the WBA “regular” junior featherweight champion

Bantamweight (118 lbs.)

WBO: John Riel Casimero

IBF: Naoya Inoue

WBA: Naoya Inoue*

WBC: Nordine Oubaali

*Guillermo Rigondeaux is the WBA “regular” bantamweight champion

Junior bantamweight (115 lbs.)

WBO: Kazuto Ioka

IBF: Jerwin Ancajas

WBA: Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez*

WBC: Juan Francisco Estrada

*Andrew Moloney is the WBA interim junior bantamweight champion

Flyweight (112 lbs.)

WBO: Vacant

IBF: Moruti Mthalane

WBA: Artem Dalakian*

WBC: Julio Cesar Martinez

*Luis Concepcion is the WBA interim flyweight champion

Junior flyweight (108 lbs.)

WBO: Elwin Soto

IBF: Felix Alvarado

WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi*

WBC: Kenshiro Teraji

*Carlos Canizales is the WBA “regular” junior flyweight champion and Daniel Matellon is the WBA interim junior flyweight champion.

Strawweight (105 lbs.)

WBO: Wilfredo Mendez

IBF: Pedro Taduran

WBA: Knockout CP Freshmart

WBC: Wanheng Menayothin

Source: espn.com

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