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

Our boxing world champions list focuses on 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).

As of this time we will only list the WBA ‘Super’ champion per weight category. 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.


Current Boxing World Champions

As of November 21st, 2017.


Heavyweight – Deontay Wilder

Cruiserweight – Mairis Briedis

Light-Heavyweight – Adonis Stevenson

Super-Middleweight – David Benavidez

Middleweight – Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight – Jermell Charlo

Welterweight – Keith Thurman

Super-Lightweight – Terence Crawford

Lightweight – Mikey Garcia

Super-Featherweight – Miguel Berchelt

Featherweight – Gary Russell Jr

Super-Bantamweight – Rey Vargas

Bantamweight – Luis Nery

Super-Flyweight – Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

Flyweight – Daigo Higa

Light-Flyweight – Ken Shiro

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) – Wanheng Menayothin



Heavyweight – Joseph Parker

Cruiserweight – Oleksandr Usyk

Light-Heavyweight – Vacant

Super-Middleweight – Gilberto Ramirez

Middleweight – Billy Joe Saunders

Super-Welterweight – Miguel Cotto

Welterweight – Jeff Horn

Super-Lightweight – Vacant

Lightweight – Vacant

Super-Featherweight – Vasyl Lomachenko

Featherweight – Oscar Valdez

Super-Bantamweight – Jesse Magdaleno

Bantamweight – Zolani Tete

Super-Flyweight – Naoya Inoue

Flyweight – Sho Kimura

Light-Flyweight – Kosei Tanaka

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) – Ryuya Yamanaka



Heavyweight – Anthony Joshua

Cruiserweight – Murat Gassiev

Light-Heavyweight – Artur Beterbiev

Super-Middleweight – James DeGale

Middleweight – Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight – Jarrett Hurd

Welterweight – Errol Spence Jr

Super-Lightweight – Sergey Linpinets

Lightweight – Robert Easter Jr

Super-Featherweight – Vacant

Featherweight – Lee Selby

Super-Bantamweight – Ryosuke Iwasa

Bantamweight – Ryan Burnett

Super-Flyweight – Jerwin Ancajas

Flyweight – Donnie Nietes

Light-Flyweight – Milan Melindo

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) – Hiroto Kyoguchi


WBA (Super)

Heavyweight – Anthony Joshua

Cruiserweight – Denis Lebedev

Light-Heavyweight – Dmitry Bivol

Super-Middleweight – George Groves

Middleweight – Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight – Erislandy Lara

Welterweight – Keith Thurman

Super-Lightweight – Vacant

Lightweight – Jorge Linares

Super-Featherweight – Alberto Machado

Featherweight – Leo Santa Cruz

Super-Bantamweight – Guillermo Rigondeaux

Bantamweight – Ryan Burnett

Super-Flyweight – Khalid Yafai

Flyweight – Vacant

Light-Flyweight – Ryoichi Taguchi

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) – Knockout CP Freshmart



Heavyweight – Anthony Joshua

Cruiserweight – Kevin Lerena

Light-Heavyweight – Igor Mikhalkin

Super-Middleweight – Chris Eubank Jr

Middleweight – Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight – Erislandy Lara

Lightweight – Emmanuel Tagoe

Super-Featherweight – Shavkat Rakhimov

Super-Flyweight – Gideon Buthelezi

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Strawweight – Simphiwe Khonco