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List of boxing world champions

Boxing’s title belts are a confusing disaster that have become so diluted as to barely have any real meaning. But here’s a list for you to reference in case you’re ever curious about one or another.

Notes:

  • For the WBA, we will only list their highest tier champion. That means if there is a “super world” champion, we will list that one, and will not list their “world” (the one people call “regular”) champion unless there is not a “super world” champion.
  • For the WBC, we will not list “franchise” champions, because they have to date been nothing but a political move to help favored fighters avoid mandatory challengers without being stripped of their title.

Men’s Boxing

Heavyweight (Unlimited)

  • WBC: Tyson Fury
  • WBA: Oleksandr Usyk (vs Anthony Joshua, TBA)
  • IBF: Oleksandr Usyk (vs Anthony Joshua, TBA)
  • WBO: Oleksandr Usyk (vs Anthony Joshua, TBA)

Cruiserweight (200 lbs)

  • WBC: Ilunga Junior Makabu
  • WBA: Arsen Goulamirian
  • IBF: Mairis Briedis (vs Jai Opetaia, July 2)
  • WBO: Lawrence Okolie

Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)

  • WBC: Artur Beterbiev (vs Joe Smith Jr, June 18)
  • WBA: Dmitry Bivol
  • IBF: Artur Beterbiev (vs Joe Smith Jr, June 18)
  • WBO: Joe Smith Jr (vs Artur Beterbiev, June 18)

Super Middleweight (168 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Canelo Alvarez

  • WBC: Canelo Alvarez
  • WBA: Canelo Alvarez
  • IBF: Canelo Alvarez
  • WBO: Canelo Alvarez

Middleweight (160 lbs)

  • WBC: Jermall Charlo (vs Maciej Sulecki, June 18)
  • WBA: Gennadiy Golovkin
  • IBF: Gennadiy Golovkin
  • WBO: Demetrius Andrade

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Jermell Charlo

  • WBC: Jermell Charlo
  • WBA: Jermell Charlo
  • IBF: Jermell Charlo
  • WBO: Jermell Charlo

Welterweight (147 lbs)

  • WBC: Errol Spence Jr
  • WBA: Errol Spence Jr
  • IBF: Errol Spence Jr
  • WBO: Terence Crawford

Junior Welterweight (140 lbs)

  • WBC: Josh Taylor
  • WBA: Vacant
  • IBF: Josh Taylor
  • WBO: Josh Taylor

Lightweight (135 lbs)

  • WBC: Devin Haney (vs George Kambosos Jr, June 4)
  • WBA: George Kambosos Jr (vs Devin Haney, June 4)
  • IBF: George Kambosos Jr (vs Devin Haney, June 4)
  • WBO: George Kambosos Jr (vs Devin Haney, June 4)

Junior Lightweight (130 lbs)

  • WBC: Shakur Stevenson
  • WBA: Roger Gutierrez
  • IBF: Kenichi Ogawa (vs Joe Cordina, June 4)
  • WBO: Shakur Stevenson

Featherweight (126 lbs)

  • WBC: Mark Magsayo (vs Rey Vargas, July 9)
  • WBA: Leo Santa Cruz
  • IBF: Josh Warrington
  • WBO: Emanuel Navarrete

Junior Featherweight (122 lbs)

  • WBC: Stephen Fulton Jr (vs Danny Roman, June 4)
  • WBA: Murodjon Akhmadaliev (vs Ronny Rios, June 25)
  • IBF: Murodjon Akhmadaliev (vs Ronny Rios, June 25)
  • WBO: Stephen Fulton Jr (vs Danny Roman, June 4)

Bantamweight (118 lbs)

  • WBC: Nonito Donaire (vs Naoya Inoue, June 7)
  • WBA: Naoya Inoue (vs Nonito Donaire, June 7)
  • IBF: Naoya Inoue (vs Nonito Donaire, June 7)
  • WBO: Paul Butler

Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs)

  • WBC: Jesse Rodriguez (vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, June 25)
  • WBA: Juan Francisco Estrada (vs Joshua Franco, July 16)
  • IBF: Fernando Martinez
  • WBO: Kazuto Ioka

Flyweight (112 lbs)

  • WBC: Julio Cesar Martinez (vs McWilliams Arroyo, June 25)
  • WBA: Artem Dalakian
  • IBF: Sunny Edwards
  • WBO: Junto Nakatani

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

  • WBC: Kenshiro Teraji
  • WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi (vs Esteban Bermudez, June 10)
  • IBF: Vacant
  • WBO: Jonathan Gonzalez (vs Mark Anthony Barriga (June 24)

Minimumweight (105 lbs)

  • WBC: Petchmanee CP Freshmart
  • WBA: Knockout CP Freshmart
  • IBF: Rene Mark Cuarto
  • WBO: Masataka Taniguchi

Women’s Boxing

Super Middleweight (168 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Franchon Crews-Dezurn

  • WBC: Franchon Crews-Dezurn
  • WBA: Franchon Crews-Dezurn
  • IBF: Franchon Crews-Dezurn
  • WBO: Franchon Crews-Dezurn

Middleweight (160 lbs)

  • WBC: Claressa Shields
  • WBA: Claressa Shields
  • IBF: Claressa Shields
  • WBO: Savannah Marshall

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)

  • WBC: Patricia Berghult (vs Cecilia Braekhus, Aug. 13)
  • WBA: Hannah Rankin
  • IBF: Marie-Eve Dicaire
  • WBO: Tasha Jonas

Welterweight (147 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Jessica McCaskill

  • WBC: Jessica McCaskill (vs Alma Ibarra, June 25)
  • WBA: Jessica McCaskill (vs Alma Ibarra, June 25)
  • IBF: Jessica McCaskill (vs Alma Ibarra, June 25)
  • WBO: Jessica McCaskill (vs Alma Ibarra, June 25)

Junior Welterweight (140 lbs)

  • WBC: Chantelle Cameron (vs Victoria Bustos, May 21)
  • WBA: Kali Reis
  • IBF: Chantelle Cameron (vs Victoria Bustos, May 21)
  • WBO: Kali Reis

Lightweight (135 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Katie Taylor

  • WBC: Katie Taylor
  • WBA: Katie Taylor
  • IBF: Katie Taylor
  • WBO: Katie Taylor

Junior Lightweight (130 lbs)

  • WBC: Alycia Baumgardner
  • WBA: Hyun Mi Choi
  • IBF: Mikaela Mayer
  • WBO: Mikaela Mayer

Featherweight (126 lbs)

  • WBC: Amanda Serrano
  • WBA: Erika Cruz
  • IBF: Sarah Mahfoud
  • WBO: Amanda Serrano

Junior Featherweight (122 lbs)

  • WBC: Yamileth Mercado
  • WBA: Mayerlin Rivas
  • IBF: Cherneka Johnson (vs TBA, Aug. 10)
  • WBO: Segolene Lefebvre

Bantamweight (118 lbs)

  • WBC: Yuliahn Luna
  • WBA: Jamie Mitchell
  • IBF: Ebanie Bridges
  • WBO: Dina Thorslund

Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs)

  • WBC: Lourdes Juarez
  • WBA: Maribel Ramirez
  • IBF: Micaela Lujan
  • WBO: Miyo Yoshida (vs Tamao Ozawa, May 30)

Flyweight (112 lbs)

  • WBC: Marlen Esparza
  • WBA: Marlen Esparza
  • IBF: Leonela Yudica
  • WBO: Tamara Demarco

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

  • WBC: Yesenia Gomez (vs Kim Clavel, July 29)
  • WBA: Jessica Nery
  • IBF: Evelyn Bermudez
  • WBO: Evelyn Bermudez

Minimumweight (105 lbs)

  • WBC: Tina Rupprecht
  • WBA: Seniesa Estrada
  • IBF: Yokasta Valle
  • WBO: Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen