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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 publicly stripped of their title.

Men’s Boxing

Heavyweight (Unlimited)

  • WBC: Tyson Fury
  • WBA: Oleksandr Usyk (vs Anthony Joshua, Aug. 20)
  • IBF: Oleksandr Usyk (vs Anthony Joshua, Aug. 20)
  • WBO: Oleksandr Usyk (vs Anthony Joshua, Aug. 20)

Cruiserweight (200 lbs)

  • WBC: Ilunga Junior Makabu
  • WBA: Arsen Goulamirian
  • IBF: Jai Opetaia
  • WBO: Lawrence Okolie

Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)

  • WBC: Artur Beterbiev (vs Anthony Yarde, TBA)
  • WBA: Dmitry Bivol (vs Zurdo Ramirez, TBA)
  • IBF: Artur Beterbiev (vs Anthony Yarde, TBA)
  • WBO: Artur Beterbiev (vs Anthony Yarde, TBA)

Super Middleweight (168 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Canelo Alvarez

  • WBC: Canelo Alvarez (vs Gennadiy Golovkin, Sept. 17)
  • WBA: Canelo Alvarez (vs Gennadiy Golovkin, Sept. 17)
  • IBF: Canelo Alvarez (vs Gennadiy Golovkin, Sept. 17)
  • WBO: Canelo Alvarez (vs Gennadiy Golovkin, Sept. 17)

Middleweight (160 lbs)

  • WBC: Jermall Charlo
  • 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: Vacant (Jose Zepeda vs Regis Prograis, Oct. TBA)
  • WBA: Vacant (Alberto Puello vs Batyr Akhmedov, Aug. 20)
  • IBF: Josh Taylor
  • WBO: Josh Taylor

Lightweight (135 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Devin Haney

  • WBC: Devin Haney (vs George Kambosos Jr, Oct. 15)
  • WBA: Devin Haney (vs George Kambosos Jr, Oct. 15)
  • IBF: Devin Haney (vs George Kambosos Jr, Oct. 15)
  • WBO: Devin Haney (vs George Kambosos Jr, Oct. 15)

Junior Lightweight (130 lbs)

  • WBC: Shakur Stevenson (vs Robson Conceicao, Sept. 23)
  • WBA: Roger Gutierrez (vs Hector Garcia, Aug. 20)
  • IBF: Joe Cordina
  • WBO: Shakur Stevenson (vs Robson Conceicao, Sept. 23)

Featherweight (126 lbs)

  • WBC: Rey Vargas
  • WBA: Leo Santa Cruz (vs Leigh Wood, Nov. TBA)
  • IBF: Josh Warrington
  • WBO: Emanuel Navarrete (vs Eduardo Baez, Aug. 20)

Junior Featherweight (122 lbs)

  • WBC: Stephen Fulton Jr
  • WBA: Murodjon Akhmadaliev
  • IBF: Murodjon Akhmadaliev
  • WBO: Stephen Fulton Jr

Bantamweight (118 lbs)

  • WBC: Naoya Inoue
  • WBA: Naoya Inoue
  • IBF: Naoya Inoue
  • WBO: Paul Butler

Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs)

  • WBC: Jesse Rodriguez (vs Israel Gonzalez, Sept. 17)
  • WBA: Joshua Franco
  • IBF: Fernando Martinez
  • WBO: Kazuto Ioka

Flyweight (112 lbs)

  • WBC: Julio Cesar Martinez
  • WBA: Artem Dalakian (vs David Jimenez, TBA)
  • IBF: Sunny Edwards
  • WBO: Junto Nakatani

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

  • WBC: Kenshiro Teraji
  • WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi
  • IBF: Vacant
  • WBO: Jonathan Gonzalez

Minimumweight (105 lbs)

  • WBC: Petchmanee CP Freshmart
  • WBA: Knockout CP Freshmart
  • IBF: Daniel Valladares
  • 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 (vs Savannah Marshall, Sept. 10)
  • WBA: Claressa Shields (vs Savannah Marshall, Sept. 10)
  • IBF: Claressa Shields (vs Savannah Marshall, Sept. 10)
  • WBO: Savannah Marshall (vs Claressa Shields, Sept. 10)

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)

  • WBC: Patricia Berghult (vs Tasha Jonas, Sept. 3)
  • WBA: Hannah Rankin
  • IBF: Marie-Eve Dicaire
  • WBO: Tasha Jonas (vs Patricia Berghult, Sept. 3)

Welterweight (147 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Jessica McCaskill

  • WBC: Jessica McCaskill
  • WBA: Jessica McCaskill
  • IBF: Jessica McCaskill
  • WBO: Jessica McCaskill

Junior Welterweight (140 lbs)

  • WBC: Chantelle Cameron
  • WBA: Kali Reis
  • IBF: Chantelle Cameron
  • 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 (vs Mikaela Mayer, Sept. 10)
  • WBA: Hyun Mi Choi (vs Aka Ringo, Aug. 15)
  • IBF: Mikaela Mayer (vs Alycia Baumgardner, Sept. 10)
  • WBO: Mikaela Mayer (vs Alycia Baumgardner, Sept. 10)

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
  • 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: Clara Lescurat
  • IBF: Micaela Lujan
  • WBO: Tamao Ozawa

Flyweight (112 lbs)

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

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

  • WBC: Kim Clavel
  • WBA: Jessica Nery
  • IBF: Evelyn Bermudez
  • WBO: Evelyn Bermudez

Minimumweight (105 lbs)

  • WBC: Tina Rupprecht
  • WBA: Seniesa Estrada
  • IBF: Yokasta Valle (vs Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen, Sept. 8)
  • WBO: Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen (vs Yokasta Valle, Sept. 8)