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Boxing world champions: List of EVERY world champ in the sport, including Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Canelo

BOXING can often be confusing for new fans to follow when there are so many world title belts up for grabs.

From all the different sanctioning bodies, including the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO, to the Ring Magazine and Lineal titles – the sport’s leading figures can often be found making head-scratching decisions.

Anthony Joshua holds three of the four major belts in the heavyweight division

It would hopeful for us to dream of a time in the future where each division had just ONE champion. But for now reins confusion.

So SunSport have put together a comprehensive list of ALL of boxing’s current world titleholders. Strap yourselves in – it’s a long old list.

Heavyweight

WBC

WBA

  • Anthony Joshua (Super)
  • Mahmoud Charr (Regular)

WBO

  • Anthony Joshua

IBF

  • Anthony Joshua

Ring Magazine

  • Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder back in February

Cruiserweight

WBC

  • Ilunga Makabu

WBA

  • Arsen Goulamirian (Super)
  • Beibut Shumenov (Regular)

WBO

  • Vacant

IBF

  • Mairis Briedis

Ring Magazine

  • Mairis Briedis

Mairis Briedis won the WBSS Cruiserweight tournament at the second time of asking

Light-heavyweight

WBC

  • Artur Beterbiev

WBA

  • Dimitry Bivol

WBO

  • Vacant

IBF

  • Artur Beterbiev

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

 

Artur Beterbiev hasn’t fought since October 2019 but is a two-belt holder

Super-middleweight

WBC

  • Vacant

WBA

  • Canelo Alvarez (Super)
  • David Morrell (interim)

WBO

  • Billy Joe Saunders

IBF

  • Caleb Plant

Ring Magazine

  • Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez took apart Callum Smith in their epic bout

Middleweight

WBC

  • Jermell Charlo

WBA

  • Canelo Alvarez (Super)
  • Ryota Murata (Regular)

WBO

  • Demetrius Andrade

IBF

  • Gennady Golovkin

Ring Magazine

  • Canelo Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin will defend his IBF title on December 18

Super-welterweight

WBC

  • Jermell Charlo

WBA

  • Jermell Charlo

WBO

  • Patrick Teixeira

IBF

  • Jermell Charlo

Ring Magazine

  • Jermell Charlo

Jermell Charlo holds three of the four belts in the 154lb division

Welterweight

WBC

  • Errol Spence Jr

WBA

  • Manny Pacquiao (Super)
  • Yordenis Ugas (Regular)

WBO

  • Terence Crawford

IBF

  • Errol Spence Jr

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

Terence Crawford defeated Kell Brook in his last outing

Super-lightweight

WBC

  • Jose Ramirez

WBA

  • Josh Taylor (Super)
  • Mario Barrios (Regular)

WBO

  • Jose Ramirez

IBF

  • Josh Taylor

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

Josh Taylor is a unified world champion after just 17 fights

Lightweight

WBC

  • Devin Haney
  • Teofimo Lopez (Franchise)

WBA

  • Teofimo Lopez (Super)
  • Gervonta Davis (Regular)

WBO

  • Teofimo Lopez

IBF

  • Teofimo Lopez

Ring Magazine

  • Teofimo Lopez

Teofimo Lopez became the undisputed champion with a win over Vasyl Lomachenko

Super-featherweight

WBC

  • Miguel Berchelt

WBA

  • Gervonta Davis (Super)
  • Rene Alvarado (Regular)

WBO

  • Jamel Herring

IBF

  • Joseph Diaz

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

Jamel Herring will face Carl Frampton in January 2021

Featherweight

WBC

  • Gary Russell Jr

WBA

  • Leo Santa Cruz (Super)
  • Xu Can (Regular)

WBO

  • Emanuel Navarrete

IBF

  • Josh Warrington

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

Josh Warrington won his title from Lee Selby two years ago

Super-bantamweight

WBC

  • Luis Nery

WBA

  • Murodjon Akhmadaliev (Super)

WBO

  • Angelo Leo

IBF

  • Murodjon Akhmadaliev

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

Guillermo Rigondeaux is one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world

Bantamweight

WBC

  • Nordine Oubaali

WBA

  • Naoya Inoue (Super)
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux (Regular)

WBO

  • Johnriel Casimero

IBF

  • Naoya Inoue

Ring Magazine

  • Naoya Inoue

Naoya Inoue is one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world

Super-flyweight

WBC

  • Juan Estrada

WBA

  • Roman Gonzalez (Super)
  • Joshua Franco (Regular)

WBO

  • Kazuto Ioka

IBF

  • Jerwin Ancajas

Ring Magazine

  • Juan Estrada

Roman Gonzalez is one of the legends of the sport still fighting today

Flyweight

WBC

  • Julio Cesar Martinez

WBA

  • Artem Dalakian

WBO

  • Junto Nakatani

IBF

  • Moruti Mthalane

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

Moruti Mthalane is the IBF flyweight world champion

Light-flyweight

WBC

  • Kenshiro Teraji

WBA

  • Hiroto Kyoguchi (Super)
  • Carlos Canizales (Regular)

WBO

  • Elwin Soto

IBF

  • Felix Alvarado

Ring Magazine

  • Hiroto Kyoguchi

Waheng Menayothin is undefeated as a professional fighter

Mini-flyweight

WBC

  • Waheng Menayothin

WBA

  • Thammanoon Niyomtrong

WBO

  • Wilfredo Mendez

IBF

  • Pedro Taduran

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant
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