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

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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.

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Anthony Joshua holds three of the four major belts in the heavyweight division[/caption]

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

  • Tyson Fury

WBA

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

WBO

  • Anthony Joshua

IBF

  • Anthony Joshua

Ring Magazine

  • Tyson Fury
Reuters

Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder back in February [/caption]

Cruiserweight

WBC

  • Ilunga Makabu

WBA

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

WBO

  • Vacant

IBF

  • Mairis Briedis

Ring Magazine

  • Mairis Briedis
EPA

Mairis Briedis won the WBSS Cruiserweight tournament at the second time of asking[/caption]

Light-heavyweight

WBC

  • Artur Beterbiev

WBA

  • Dimitry Bivol

WBO

  • Vacant

IBF

  • Artur Beterbiev

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant

 

Getty – Contributor

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

Super-middleweight

WBC

  • Vacant

WBA

  • Callum Smith (Super)
  • Canelo Alvarez (Regular)

WBO

  • Billy Joe Saunders

IBF

  • Caleb Plant

Ring Magazine

  • Callum Smith
Instagram / @canelo

Canelo Alvarez will take on Callum Smith on December 19[/caption]

Middleweight

WBC

  • Jermall Charlo

WBA

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

WBO

  • Demetrius Andrade

IBF

  • Gennady Golovkin

Ring Magazine

  • Canelo Alvarez
Getty Images – Getty

Gennady Golovkin will defend his IBF title on December 18[/caption]

Super-welterweight

WBC

  • Jermell Charlo

WBA

  • Jermell Charlo

WBO

  • Patrick Teixeira

IBF

  • Jermell Charlo

Ring Magazine

  • Jermell Charlo
Getty Images – Getty

Jermell Charlo holds three of the four belts in the 154lb division[/caption]

Welterweight

WBC

  • Errol Spence Jr

WBA

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

WBO

  • Terence Crawford

IBF

  • Errol Spence Jr

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant
Getty Images – Getty

Terence Crawford defeated Kell Brook in his last outing[/caption]

Super-lightweight

WBC

  • Jose Ramirez

WBA

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

WBO

  • Jose Ramirez

IBF

  • Josh Taylor

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant
Reuters

Josh Taylor is a unified world champion after just 17 fights[/caption]

Lightweight

WBC

  • Devin Haney
  • Teofimo Lopez (Franchise)

WBA

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

WBO

  • Teofimo Lopez

IBF

  • Teofimo Lopez

Ring Magazine

  • Teofimo Lopez
Handout – Getty

Teofimo Lopez became the undisputed champion with a win over Vasyl Lomachenko[/caption]

Super-featherweight

WBC

  • Miguel Berchelt

WBA

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

WBO

  • Jamel Herring

IBF

  • Joseph Diaz

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant
Sportsfile

Jamel Herring will face Carl Frampton in January 2021[/caption]

Featherweight

WBC

  • Gary Russell Jr

WBA

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

WBO

  • Emanuel Navarrete

IBF

  • Josh Warrington

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant
Getty Images – Getty

Josh Warrington won his title from Lee Selby two years ago [/caption]

Super-bantamweight

WBC

  • Luis Nery

WBA

  • Murodjon Akhmadaliev (Super)

WBO

  • Angelo Leo

IBF

  • Murodjon Akhmadaliev

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant
Reuters

Guillermo Rigondeaux is one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world[/caption]

Bantamweight

WBC

  • Nordine Oubaali

WBA

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

WBO

  • Johnriel Casimero

IBF

  • Naoya Inoue

Ring Magazine

  • Naoya Inoue
AFP or licensors

Naoya Inoue is one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world [/caption]

Super-flyweight

WBC

  • Juan Estrada

WBA

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

WBO

  • Kazuto Ioka

IBF

  • Jerwin Ancajas

Ring Magazine

  • Juan Estrada
Getty Images – Getty

Roman Gonzalez is one of the legends of the sport still fighting today[/caption]

Flyweight

WBC

  • Julio Cesar Martinez

WBA

  • Artem Dalakian

WBO

  • Junto Nakatani

IBF

  • Moruti Mthalane

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant
AFP

Moruti Mthalane is the IBF flyweight world champion [/caption]

Light-flyweight

WBC

  • Kenshiro Teraji

WBA

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

WBO

  • Elwin Soto

IBF

  • Felix Alvarado

Ring Magazine

  • Hiroto Kyoguchi
Getty – Contributor

Waheng Menayothin is undefeated as a professional fighter [/caption]

Mini-flyweight

WBC

  • Waheng Menayothin

WBA

  • Thammanoon Niyomtrong

WBO

  • Wilfredo Mendez

IBF

  • Pedro Taduran

Ring Magazine

  • Vacant




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