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WBA Boxing

The World Boxing Association (WBA) is the oldest among the four sanctioning organizations that recognize professional boxing world champions and sanction world championship boxing bouts. The WBA, along with the WBO (World Boxing Organization), WBC (World Boxing Council) and IBF (International Boxing Federation) are recognized by the IBHOF (International Boxing Hall Of Fame) as major world championship groups.


Formerly known as the NBA (National Boxing Association), the WBA was founded by 13 state representatives in the United States in 1921.


The representatives had collaborated to form the NBA in order to neutralize the influence that the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) exerted in the boxing community. There was often confusion about who the real champion in a particular division was because the NBA and NYSAC would crown different champions in the same division.


It wasn't until 1962 that the NBA would name itself as the WBA, in recognition of the growing popularity of boxing worldwide. This move also helped gain other nations as members.


By 1975, the headquarters of the WBA was moved to Panama because the majority of the votes were held by Latin American nations. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the headquarters was located in Venezuela before returning to Panama in 2007; and has been located there ever since.


The motto of the WBA is "Simply the pioneers". The current serving president of the body is Gilberto Mendoza Jr.


The first bout to be recognized by the WBA was the Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier Heavyweight Championship bout in New Jersey.


From 1982 until his death, Gilberto Mendoza of Venezuela was the president of the WBA, following which Gilberto Mendoza Jr. took over the post.


The title holders from the WBC, WBO and IBF are recognized by the WBA. A "Super Champion" or "Undisputed Champion" or "Unified Champion" in the WBA refers to a champion who holds two or more of these titles in the same weight class. This holds good even if the WBA title is not one of the titles held by the "Super Champion".


If a boxer holds the WBA's title along with multiple titles, the boxer is promoted to "Super Champion", and the WBA title - which is then is referred to as the "Regular" title - becomes vacant; boxers who are listed in the WBA ranking then contest for it. Because of this rule, the official list of WBA's champions often shows a "WBA Super World Champion" and a "WBA World Champion" for the same weight class.


There have been instances when the WBA has recognized three different boxers as one form of champion or another in the same weight class. There have been occurrences where different versions of the same title of the same weight class have been defended on the same night, in two different parts of the world, by two different WBA "World" champions.


When the title-holder has defended his title successfully five times, the WBA promotes him to a "Super" champion.


Current WBA world title holders

As of 3rd August 2022


Male

Weight classChampionReign beganDays
Minimumweight (105 lbs)Thammanoon Niyomtrong (Super champion)29 June 20162226
Minimumweight (105 lbs)Erick Rosa21 December 2021225
Light flyweight (108 lbs)Hiroto Kyoguchi (Super champion)31 December 20181311
Flyweight (112 lbs)Artem Dalakian24 February 20181621
Super flyweight (115 lbs)Juan Francisco Estrada (Super champion)13 March 2021508
Super flyweight (115 lbs)Joshua Franco23 June 2020771
Bantamweight (118 lbs)Naoya Inoue (Super champion)7 November 20191000
Super bantamweight (122 lbs)Murodjon Akhmadaliev (Super champion)30 January 2020916
Featherweight (126 lbs)Léo Santa Cruz (Super champion)28 January 20172013
Featherweight (126 lbs)Leigh Wood31 July 2021368
Super featherweight (130 lbs)Roger Gutiérrez2 January 2021578
Lightweight (135 lbs)Devin Haney (Super champion)4 June 202260
Lightweight (135 lbs)Gervonta Davis28 December 2019949
Super lightweight (140 lbs)vacant

Welterweight (147 lbs)Errol Spence Jr. (Super champion)16 April 2022109
Welterweight (147 lbs)Eimantas Stanionis16 April 2022109
Super welterweight (154 lbs)Jermell Charlo (Super champion)26 September 2020676
Middleweight (160 lbs)Gennady Golovkin (Super champion)9 April 2022116
Middleweight (160 lbs)Erislandy Lara1 May 2021459
Super middleweight (168 lbs)Canelo Álvarez (Super champion)19 December 2020592
Super middleweight (168 lbs)David Morrell19 January 2021561
Light heavyweight (175 lbs)Dmitry Bivol (Super champion)23 September 20171775
Cruiserweight (200 lbs)Arsen Goulamirian (Super champion)31 May 20191160
Cruiserweight (200 lbs)Ryad Merhy29 January 2021551
Heavyweight (200+ lbs)Oleksandr Usyk (Super champion)25 September 2021312
Heavyweight (200+ lbs)Daniel Dubois11 June 202253


Female

Weight classChampionReign beganDays
Light minimumweight (102 lbs)Monserrat Alarcón31 August 20181433
Minimumweight (105 lbs)Seniesa Estrada20 March 2021501
Light flyweight (108 lbs)Jessica Nery Plata11 March 2022145
Flyweight (112 lbs)Naoko Fujioka13 March 20171969
Super flyweight (115 lbs)Maribel Ramírez19 May 20181537
Bantamweight (118 lbs)Jamie Mitchell9 October 2021298
Super bantamweight (122 lbs)Mayerlin Rivas7 February 2020908
Featherweight (126 lbs)Erika Cruz22 April 2021468
Super featherweight (130 lbs)Choi Hyun-mi15 August 20133275
Lightweight (135 lbs)Katie Taylor28 October 20171740
Super lightweight (140 lbs)Kali Reis6 November 2020635
Welterweight (147 lbs)Jessica McCaskill15 August 2020718
Super welterweight (154 lbs)Hannah Rankin5 November 2021271
Middleweight (160 lbs)Claressa Shields22 June 20181503
Super middleweight (168 lbs)Elin Cederroos10 January 2020936
Light heavyweight (168+ lbs)uninaugurated


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