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2019

The number of world champions currently in boxing is truly astonishing

World Boxing News 27/03/2019
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An up-to-date list of the boxing world champions shows there are currently 78 active title holders in the sport.

Through the five main governing bodies of the WBC, IBF, IBF, WBO and WBA, which are counted on the profile of the boxers currently holding those belts, there is an astounding amount to consider.

It’s a far cry from crowning one sole ruler per division of the seventeen active weight classes.

The WBA have the most of the list in question as they continue to come under fire for not controlling their sanctioning.

At present, thirteen straps are vacant. Once Oleksandr Usyk officially moves up to heavyweight, that total will increase significantly.

CURRENT WORLD CHAMPIONS

200 LBS +
HEAVYWEIGHT

JOSHUA
ANTHONY JOSHUA
IBF / WBA ‘Super’ / WBO / IBO Champion
DEONTAY WILDER
WBC Champion
MANUEL CHARR
WBA
200 LBS
CRUISERWEIGHT

USYK
ALEKSANDR USYK
WBC / IBF / WBA ‘Super’ / WBO Champion
BEIBUT SHUMENOV
WBA Champion
KEVIN LERENA
IBO Champion
175 LBS
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT

GVOZDYK
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
WBC Champion
ARTUR BETERBIEV
IBF Champion
DMITRY BIVOL
WBA Champion
SERGEY KOVALEV
WBO Champion
SVEN FORNLING
IBO Champion
VACANT
WBA ‘Super’
168 LBS
SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT

SMITH
ANTHONY DIRRELL
WBC Champion
CALEB PLANT
IBF Champion
CALLUM SMITH
WBA ‘Super’ Champion
CANELO
WBA Champion
CHRIS EUBANK JR.
IBO Champion
GILBERTO RAMIREZ
WBO
160 LBS
MIDDLEWEIGHT

Canelo

CANELO
CANELO ALVAREZ
WBC / WBA ‘Super’ Champion
ROB BRANT
WBA Champion
DEMETRIUS ANDRADE
WBO Champion
DANIEL JACOBS
IBF Champion
VACANT
IBO
154 LBS
SUPER-WELTERWEIGHT

HURD
TONY HARRISON
WBC Champion
JARRETT HURD
IBF / WBA ‘Super’ / IBO Champion
BRIAN CASTANO
WBA Champion
JAIME MUNGUIA
WBO Champion
147 LBS
WELTERWEIGHT

CRAWFORD
SHAWN PORTER
WBC Champion
ERROL SPENCE
IBF Champion
KEITH THURMAN
WBA ‘Super’ Champion
MANNY PACQUIAO
WBA Champion
TERENCE CRAWFORD
WBO Champion
THULANI MBENGE
IBO Champion
140 LBS
SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT

HOOKER
JOSE RAMIREZ
WBC Champion
KIRYL RELIKH
WBA Champion
MAURICE HOOKER
WBO Champion
MOHAMED MIMOUNE
IBO Champion
IVAN BARANCHYK
IBF Champion
VACANT
WBA ‘Super’
135 LBS
LIGHTWEIGHT

GARCIA
MIKEY GARCIA
WBC Champion
VASYL LOMACHENKO
WBA ‘Super’ / WBO Champion
RICHARD COMMEY
IBF Champion
VACANT
WBA / IBO
130 LBS
SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT

DAVIS
MIGUEL BERCHELT
WBC Champion
TEVIN FARMER
IBF Champion
GERVONTA DAVIS
WBA ‘Super’ Champion
ANDREW CANCIO
WBA Champion
MASAYUKI ITO
WBO Champion
SHAVKAT RAKHIMOV
IBO Champion
126 LBS
FEATHERWEIGHT

SANTA CRUZ
GARY RUSSELL JR.
WBC Champion
JOSH WARRINGTON
IBF Champion
LEO SANTA CRUZ
WBA ‘Super’ Champion
OSCAR VALDEZ
WBO Champion
XU CAN
WBA Champion
TUGSTSOGT NYAMBAYAR
IBO Champion
122 LBS
SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT

ROMAN
REY VARGAS
WBC Champion
TJ DOHENY
IBF Champion
DANNY ROMAN
WBA Champion
EMMANUEL NAVARRETTE
WBO Champion
VACANT
WBA ‘Super’ / IBO
118 LBS
BANTAMWEIGHT

DONAIRE
MANNY RODRIGUEZ
IBF Champion
NONITO DONAIRE
WBA ‘Super’ Champion
NAOYA INOUE
WBA Champion
ZOLANI TETE
WBO Champion
NORDINE OUBAALI
WBC
MICHAEL DASMARINAS
IBO Champion
115 LBS
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT

RUNGVISAI
SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI
WBC Champion
JERWIN ANCAJAS
IBF Champion
KAL YAFAI
WBA Champion
GIDEON BUTHELEZI
IBO Champion
VACANT
WBA ‘Super’ / WBO
112 LBS
FLYWEIGHT

EDWARDS
CHARLIE EDWARDS
WBC Champion
ARTEM DALAKIAN
WBA Champion
KOSEI TANAKA
WBO Champion
VACANT
IBF / WBA ‘Super’ / IBO
108 LBS
LIGHT-FLYWEIGHT

SHIRO
KEN SHIRO
WBC Champion
HIROTO KYOGUCHI
WBA ‘Super’ Champion
CARLOS CANIZALES
WBA Champion
ANGEL ACOSTA
WBO Champion
FELIX ALVARADO
IBF Champion
VACANT
IBO
105 LBS
MINIMUMWEIGHT

MENAYOTHIN
WANHENG MENAYOTHIN
WBC Champion
DEEJAY KRIEL
IBF Champion
KNOCKOUT CP FRESHMART
WBA Champion
VIC SALUDAR
WBO Champion
SIMPHIWE KHONCO
IBO Champion
VACANT
WBA ‘Super’

NUMBER ONE

Top rated fighter per divison.

HEAVYWEIGHT – Tyson Fury
CRUISERWEIGHT – Oleksandr Usyk
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT – Oleksandr Gvozdyk
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT – Callum Smith
MIDDLEWEIGHT – Canelo Alvarez
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT – Jarrett Hurd
WELTERWEIGHT – Manny Pacquiao
SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT – Mikey Garcia
LIGHTWEIGHT – Vasyl Lomachenko
SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT – Miguel Berchelt
FEATHERWEIGHT – Leo Santa Cruz
SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT – Guillermo Rigondeaux
BANTAMWEIGHT – Naoya Inoue
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT – Donnie Nietes
FLYWEIGHT – Kosei Tanaka
LIGHT-FLYWEIGHT – Ken Shiro
MINIMUMWEIGHT – Wanheng Menayothin
WOMEN – Cecilia Braekhus

See the full divisional rankings here

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