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List of current 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.

Men’s Boxing

Heavyweight (Unlimited)

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

Cruiserweight (200 lbs)

WBC: Ilunga Junior Makabu
WBA: Arsen Goulamirian
IBF: Mairis Briedis
WBO: Lawrence Okolie

Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)

WBC: Artur Beterbiev
WBA: Dmitry Bivol
IBF: Artur Beterbiev
WBO: Joe Smith Jr

Super Middleweight (168 lbs)

WBC: Canelo Alvarez
WBA: Canelo Alvarez
IBF: Caleb Plant
WBO: Canelo Alvarez

Middleweight (160 lbs)

WBC: Jermall Charlo
WBA: Ryota Murata
IBF: Gennadiy Golovkin
WBO: Demetrius Andrade

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)

WBC: Jermell Charlo
WBA: Jermell Charlo
IBF: Jermell Charlo
WBO: Brian Castano

Welterweight (147 lbs)

WBC: Errol Spence Jr
WBA: Yordenis Ugas
IBF: Errol Spence Jr
WBO: Terence Crawford

Junior Welterweight (140 lbs)

WBC: Josh Taylor
WBA: Josh Taylor
IBF: Josh Taylor
WBO: Josh Taylor

Lightweight (135 lbs)

WBC: Devin Haney
WBA: Teofimo Lopez
IBF: Teofimo Lopez
WBO: Teofimo Lopez

Junior Lightweight (130 lbs)

WBC: Oscar Valdez
WBA: Vacant (Chris Colbert vs Roger Gutierrez, TBA)
IBF: Vacant (Shavkat Rakhimov vs Kenichi Ogawa, TBA)
WBO: Jamel Herring

Featherweight (126 lbs)

WBC: Gary Russell Jr
WBA: Leo Santa Cruz
IBF: Kid Galahad
WBO: Emanuel Navarrete

Junior Featherweight (122 lbs)

WBC: Brandon Figueroa
WBA: Murodjon Akhmadaliev
IBF: Murodjon Akhmadaliev
WBO: Stephen Fulton Jr

Bantamweight (118 lbs)

WBC: Nonito Donaire
WBA: Naoya Inoue
IBF: Naoya Inoue
WBO: John Riel Casimero

Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs)

WBC: Vacant
WBA: Juan Francisco Estrada
IBF: Jerwin Ancajas
WBO: Kazuto Ioka

Flyweight (112 lbs)

WBC: Julio Cesar Martinez
WBA: Artem Dalakian
IBF: Sunny Edwards
WBO: Junto Nakatani

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

WBC: Kenshiro Teraji
WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi
IBF: Felix Alvarado
WBO: Elwin Soto

Minimumweight (105 lbs)

WBC: Petchmanee CP Freshmart
WBA: Knockout CP Freshmart
IBF: Rene Mark Cuarto
WBO: Wilfredo Mendez


Women’s Boxing

Heavyweight (Unlimited)

WBC: Vacant
WBA: Vacant
IBF: Vacant
WBO: Vacant

Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)

WBC: Vacant
WBA: Vacant
IBF: Vacant
WBO: Vacant

Super Middleweight (168 lbs)

WBC: Franchon Crews-Dezurn
WBA: Elin Cederroos
IBF: Elin Cederroos
WBO: Franchon Crews-Dezurn

Middleweight (160 lbs)

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

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)

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

Welterweight (147 lbs)

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

Junior Welterweight (140 lbs)

WBC: Chantelle Cameron
WBA: Kali Reis
IBF: Mary McGee
WBO: Vacant

Lightweight (135 lbs)

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

Junior Lightweight (130 lbs)

WBC: Terri Harper
WBA: Hyun Mi Choi
IBF: Maiva Hamadouche
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: Daniela Bermudez
WBO: Dina Thorslund

Bantamweight (118 lbs)

WBC: Yulihan Luna
WBA: Shannon Courtenay
IBF: Maria Cecilia Roman
WBO: Dina Thorslund

Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs)

WBC: Lourdes Juarez
WBA: Maribel Ramirez
IBF: Micaela Lujan
WBO: Tomoko Okuda

Flyweight (112 lbs)

WBC: Marlen Esparza
WBA: Naoko Fujioka
IBF: Leonela Paola Yudica
WBO: Debora Anahi Lopez

Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)

WBC: Yesenia Gomez
WBA: Maria Guadalupe Bautista
IBF: Evelyn Nazarena Bermudez
WBO: Seniesa Estrada

Minimumweight (105 lbs)

WBC: Tina Rupprecht
WBA: Seniesa Estrada
IBF: Yokasta Valle
WBO: Etsuko Tada