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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 (vs Derek Chisora, Dec. 3)
  • WBA: Oleksandr Usyk
  • IBF: Oleksandr Usyk
  • WBO: Oleksandr Usyk

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, Jan. 28)
  • WBA: Dmitry Bivol
  • IBF: Artur Beterbiev (vs Anthony Yarde, Jan. 28)
  • WBO: Artur Beterbiev (vs Anthony Yarde, Jan. 28)

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
  • WBA: Gennadiy Golovkin (vs Esquiva Falcao, TBA)
  • IBF: Gennadiy Golovkin (vs Esquiva Falcao, TBA)
  • WBO: Janibek Alimkhanuly

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Jermell Charlo

  • WBC: Jermell Charlo (vs Tim Tszyu, TBA)
  • WBA: Jermell Charlo (vs Tim Tszyu, TBA)
  • IBF: Jermell Charlo (vs Tim Tszyu, TBA)
  • WBO: Jermell Charlo (vs Tim Tszyu, TBA)

Welterweight (147 lbs)

  • WBC: Errol Spence Jr
  • WBA: Errol Spence Jr
  • IBF: Errol Spence Jr
  • WBO: Terence Crawford (vs David Avanesyan, Dec. 10)

Junior Welterweight (140 lbs)

  • WBC: Regis Prograis
  • WBA: Alberto Puello
  • IBF: Vacant
  • WBO: Josh Taylor (vs Jack Catterall, Feb. 4)

Lightweight (135 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Devin Haney

  • WBC: Devin Haney
  • WBA: Devin Haney
  • IBF: Devin Haney
  • WBO: Devin Haney

Junior Lightweight (130 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Hector Luis Garcia*

* (I know he doesn’t have four belts, but do you currently see a dispute from anyone? I don’t.)

  • WBC: Vacant
  • WBA: Hector Luis Garcia
  • IBF: Vacant
  • WBO: Vacant

Featherweight (126 lbs)

  • WBC: Rey Vargas
  • WBA: Leo Santa Cruz
  • IBF: Josh Warrington (vs Luis Alberto Lopez, Dec. 10)
  • WBO: Emanuel Navarrete

Junior Featherweight (122 lbs)

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

Bantamweight (118 lbs)

  • WBC: Naoya Inoue (vs Paul Butler, Dec. 13)
  • WBA: Naoya Inoue (vs Paul Butler, Dec. 13)
  • IBF: Naoya Inoue (vs Paul Butler, Dec. 13)
  • WBO: Paul Butler (vs Naoya Inoue, Dec. 13)

Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs)

  • WBC: Vacant (Juan Francisco Estrada vs Chocolatito Gonzalez, Dec. 3)
  • WBA: Joshua Franco
  • IBF: Fernando Martinez
  • WBO: Kazuto Ioka

Flyweight (112 lbs)

  • WBC: Julio Cesar Martinez (vs Samuel Carmona, Dec. 3)
  • WBA: Artem Dalakian (vs David Jimenez, TBA)
  • IBF: Sunny Edwards
  • WBO: Vacant (Jesse Rodriguez vs Cristian Gonzalez, TBA)

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

  • WBC: Kenshiro Teraji
  • WBA: Kenshiro Teraji
  • IBF: Sivenathi Nontshinga
  • 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)

Undisputed Champion: Claressa Shields

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

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)

  • WBC: Natasha Jonas
  • WBA: Terri Harper
  • IBF: Natasha Jonas
  • WBO: Natasha Jonas

Welterweight (147 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Jessica McCaskill

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

Junior Welterweight (140 lbs)

Undisputed Champion: Chantelle Cameron

  • WBC: Chantelle Cameron
  • WBA: Chantelle Cameron
  • IBF: Chantelle Cameron
  • WBO: Chantelle Cameron

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: Alycia Baumgardner
  • WBO: Alycia Baumgardner

Featherweight (126 lbs)

  • WBC: Amanda Serrano
  • WBA: Erika Cruz
  • IBF: Amanda Serrano
  • 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: Nina Hughes
  • IBF: Ebanie Bridges
  • WBO: Dina Thorslund

Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs)

  • WBC: Asley Gonzalez
  • WBA: Clara Lescurat
  • IBF: Micaela Lujan
  • WBO: Tamao Ozawa

Flyweight (112 lbs)

  • WBC: Marlen Esparza
  • WBA: Marlen Esparza
  • IBF: Arely Mucino
  • WBO: Tamara Demarco

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

  • WBC: Kim Clavel (vs Jessica Nery, Dec. 1)
  • WBA: Jessica Nery (vs Kim Clavel, Dec. 1)
  • IBF: Yokasta Valle
  • WBO: Yokasta Valle

Minimumweight (105 lbs)

  • WBC: Tina Rupprecht
  • WBA: Seniesa Estrada
  • IBF: Yokasta Valle
  • WBO: Yokasta Valle