Current boxing champions across the weights and belts

The latest big news from boxing was the Anthony Joshua V’s Andy Ruiz fight in Saudi Arabia on the 7th December,  Joshua won in 12 rounds winning back his WBA, WBO and IBF title belts.

Heavyweight divisions aside, there are currently over 50 legitimate champions who hold major belts across the sport’s 17 weight divisions!

current boxing champions

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko – Photo Credit – Flickr

World Titles

These days, the most commonly-held view is that there are four ‘major’ world boxing title belts.

These belts are awarded by, in order of incorporation:

  • The World Boxing Association (WBA)
  • The World Boxing Council (WBC)
  • The International Boxing Federation (IBF)
  • The World Boxing Organisation (WBO)

These are the 4 major boxing sanction bodies called IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC respectively and they all have their own belts. So in all 17 weight divisions we can have 4 different world champions.

Here is a full explanation of the different boxing belts

Current champions across the weight classes

Let’s look at the current boxing champions weight classes and current boxing champions.  There are 17 weight divisions ranging from Heavyweight (200lbs+) down down to Minimumweight (105lbs).

Minimumweight / Mini flyweight (105 lb/47.6 kg)

  • WBA: CP Freshmart
  • WBC: Wanheng Menayothin
  • IBF: Pedro Taduran
  • WBO: Wilfredo Mendez

Light-Flyweight (108 lb/49 kg)

  • WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi
  • WBC: Ken Shiro
  • IBF: Felix Alvarado
  • WBO: Elwin Soto

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Flyweight (112 lb/50.8 kg)

  • WBA: Artem Dalakian
  • WBC: Currently Vacent (Charlie Edwards was the last holder of this belt)
  • IBF: Moruti Mthalane
  • WBO: Kosei Tanaka

Super flyweight (115 lb/52.2 kg)

  • WBA: Kal Yafai
  • WBC: Juan Estrada
  • IBF: Jerwin Ancajas
  • WBO: Kazuto Ioka

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Bantamweight (118 lb/53.5 kg)

  • WBA: Naoya Inoue
  • WBC: Nordine Oubaali
  • IBF: Naoya Inoue
  • WBO: Johnriel Casimero

Super bantamweight (122 lb/55.3 kg)

  • WBA: Daniel Roman
  • WBC: Rey Vargas
  • IBF: Daniel Roman
  • WBO: Emanuel Navarrete

Featherweight (126 lb/57.2 kg)

  • WBA: Leo Santa Cruz
  • WBC: Gary Russell Jr
  • IBF: Josh Warrington
  • WBO: Shakur Stevenson

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Super featherweight (130 lb/59 kg)

  • WBA: Leo Santa Cruz
  • WBC: Miguel Berchelt
  • IBF: Tevin Farmer
  • WBO: Jamel Herring

Lightweight (135 lb/61.2 kg)

  • WBA: Vasyl Lomachenko
  • WBC: Devin Haney
  • IBF: Richard Commey
  • WBO: Vasyl Lomachenko

Super lightweight (140 lb/63.5 kg)

  • WBA: Josh Taylor
  • WBC: Jose Ramirez
  • IBF: Josh Taylor
  • WBO: Jose Ramirez

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Welterweight (147 lb/66.7 kg)

  • WBA: Manny Pacquiao
  • WBC: Errol Spence
  • IBF: Errol Spence
  • WBO: Terence Crawford

Super welterweight (154 lb/69.9 kg)

  • WBA: Julian Williams
  • WBC: Tony Harrison
  • IBF: Julian Williams
  • WBO: Patrick Teixeira

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Middleweight (160 lb/72.6 kg)

  • WBA: Canelo Alvarez
  • WBC: Jermall Charlo
  • IBF: Gennady Golovkin
  • WBO: Demetrius Andrade

Super middleweight (168 lb/76.2 kg)

  • WBA: Callum Smith
  • WBC: David Benavidez
  • IBF: Caleb Plant
  • WBO: Billy Joe Saunders

Light heavyweight (175 lb/79.4 kg)

  • WBA: Dmitry Bivol
  • WBC: Artur Beterbiev
  • IBF: Artur Beterbiev
  • WBO: Canelo Álvarez

Cruiserweight (200 lb/90.7 kg)

  • WBA: Arsen Goulamirian
  • WBC: Vacant
  • IBF: Yunier Dorticos
  • WBO: Vacant

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Heavyweight (200+ lb/90.7+ kg)

  • WBA: Anthony Joshua
  • WBC: Tyson Fury
  • IBF: Anthony Joshua
  • WBO: Anthony Joshua

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These names change very regularly so we will keep this updated as best we can!

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