Thursday, January 11, 2007

How many world boxing organizations are there today?

Question: It seems that boxing champions are sprouting up everywhere and multiple champions exist in multiple divisions because there are so many organizations. How many boxing bodies are there right now? It's so confusing!

I share your sentiments. Couple that with all the politics in boxing, the sport is really in a state of confusion.

Right now there are five bodies handling out world championships.

World Boxing Council - WBC
World Boxing Association - WBA
International Boxing Federation - IBF
World Boxing Organization - WBO
International Boxing Organization - IBO

So in a sense you can have at most five champions per weight class unless of course there are unification bouts.

Wikipedia: Boxing


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