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A full and comprehensive Boxing World Champions list of all modern day active professional male world boxing champions.

Our boxing world champions list at Boxing News and Views focuses on the five main governing bodies in the sport of professional boxing around the world:

The WBC (World Boxing Council), WBO (World Boxing Association), WBA (World Boxing Association), IBF (International Boxing Federation) and IBO (International Boxing Association).

(See also: Our current pound for pound top 10 list and heavyweight boxing rankings top 10).

As of this time we will only list the WBA ‘Super’ champion per weight category due to the current number of titles produced by the organisation.

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The ‘Super’ WBA title is the recognised supreme champion at the weight class as per the WBA’s latest rules.

We will keep this world boxing champions list up to date after every world title fight or title change for whatever reason.

So here goes.

boxing world champions

As of February 17th, 2017

WBC

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Heavyweight - Deontay Wilder

Cruiserweight - Tony Bellew

Light-Heavyweight - Adonis Stevenson

Super-Middleweight - Vacant

Middleweight - Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight - Jermell Charlo

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Welterweight - Danny Garcia

Super-Lightweight - Terence Crawford

Lightweight - Mikey Garcia

Super-Featherweight - Miguel Berchelt

Featherweight - Gary Russell Jr

Super-Bantamweight - Vacant

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Bantamweight - Shinsuke Yamanaka

Super-Flyweight - Roman Gonzalez

Flyweight - Vacant

Light-Flyweight - Ganigan Lopez

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) - Wanheng Menayothin

WBO

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Heavyweight - Joseph Parker

Cruiserweight - Oleksandr Usyk

Light-Heavyweight - Andre Ward

Super-Middleweight - Gilberto Ramirez

Middleweight - Billy Joe Saunders

Super-Welterweight - Canelo Alvarez

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Welterweight - Manny Pacquiao

Super-Lightweight - Terence Crawford

Lightweight - Terry Flanagan

Super-Featherweight - Vasyl Lomachenko

Featherweight - Oscar Valdez

Super-Bantamweight - Jesse Magdaleno

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Bantamweight - Marlon Tapales

Super-Flyweight - Naoya Inoue

Flyweight - Zou Shiming

Light-Flyweight - Kosei Tanaka

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) - Katsunari Takayama

IBF

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Heavyweight - Anthony Joshua

Cruiserweight - Murat Gassiev

Light-Heavyweight - Andre Ward

Super-Middleweight - James DeGale

Middleweight - Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight - Vacant

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Welterweight - Kell Brook

Super-Lightweight - Julius Indongo

Lightweight - Robert Easter Jr

Super-Featherweight - Gervonta Davis

Featherweight - Lee Selby

Super-Bantamweight - Yukinori Oguni

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Bantamweight - Lee Haskins

Super-Flyweight - Jerwin Ancajas

Flyweight - Vacant

Light-Flyweight - Akira Yaegashi

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) - Jose Argumedo

WBA (Super)

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Heavyweight - Vacant

Cruiserweight - Denis Lebedev

Light-Heavyweight - Andre Ward

Super-Middleweight - Tyron Zeuge

Middleweight - Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight - Erislandy Lara

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Welterweight - Keith Thurman

Super-Lightweight - Ricky Burns

Lightweight - Jorge Linares

Super-Featherweight - Jezreel Corrales

Featherweight - Leo Santa Cruz

Super-Bantamweight - Guillermo Rigondeaux

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Bantamweight - Zhanat Zhakiyanov

Super-Flyweight - Khalid Yafai

Flyweight - Kazuto Ioka

Light-Flyweight - Ryoichi Taguchi

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) - Knockout CP Freshmart

IBO

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Cruiserweight - Marco Huck

Light Heavyweight - Umar Salamov

Super-Middleweight - Chris Eubank Jr

Middleweight - Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight - Erislandy Lara

Welterweight - Tsiko Mulevhedezi

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Super-Lightweight - Julius Indongo

Lightweight - Emmanuel Tagoe

Super-Featherweight - Malcolm Klassen

Super-Bantamweight - Moises Flores

Bantamweight - Zhanat Zhakiyanov

Super-Flyweight - Gideon Buthelezi

Flyweight - Moruti Mthalane

Strawweight - Simphiwe Khonco

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