World Champions

While some believe belts are no longer important in modern day boxing we disagree. They form a proud part of the sport’s history in our opinion. 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 the main governing bodies in the sport of professional boxing around the world.

The WBC (World Boxing Council), WBO (World Boxing Organization) and IBF (International Boxing Federation).

Due to the complete and utter confusion that has gone on with the WBA in recent years (the World Boxing Association) whereby the global boxing media have now become completely disillusioned with their promises to stop making so many (it is hard to keep track in truth) titles per division, we will wait until this promise is followed through and it is clear that there is one credible WBA world champion per division again.

Not ‘Super’, ‘Regular’ and all the other versions in between of their world title that currently exist. We hope this will be changed back to just one WBA world title per weight class again like before. Like WBA President Mr. Mendoza has promised and gone on record of saying they will do to the entire boxing industry.

That being said, we’ll still continue to acknowledge the WBA in our articles but in terms of being on this list for us below — we will wait for now until they bring back one WBA world title per division (in 2019 hopefully).

A small update from the WBA president on the situation and broken promise to boxing fans:

(See also: Our current pound for pound top 10 list).

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

Quick update, as for the WBC’s new ‘Franchise’ champion — for the purpose of this list we’ll be including that now for their WBC world championship.

So here goes.

Current Boxing World Champions

WBC (World Boxing Council)

Heavyweight – Tyson Fury

Cruiserweight – Ilunga Makabu

Light-Heavyweight – Artur Beterbiev

Super-Middleweight – David Benavidez

Middleweight – Canelo Alvarez

Super-Welterweight – Jermell Charlo

Welterweight – Errol Spence

Super-Lightweight – Jose Ramirez

Lightweight – Vasyl Lomachenko

Super-Featherweight – Miguel Berchelt

Featherweight – Gary Russell Jr

Super-Bantamweight – Rey Vargas

Bantamweight – Nordine Oubaali

Super-Flyweight – Juan Francisco Estrada

Flyweight – Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar

Light-Flyweight – Ken Shiro

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) – Wanheng Menayothin

WBO (World Boxing Organization)

Heavyweight – Anthony Joshua

Cruiserweight – Vacant

Light-Heavyweight – Vacant

Super-Middleweight – Billy Joe Saunders

Middleweight – Demetrius Andrade

Super-Welterweight – Patrick Teixeira

Welterweight – Terence Crawford

Super-Lightweight – Jose Carlos Ramirez

Lightweight – Vasyl Lomachenko

Super-Featherweight – Jamel Herring

Featherweight – Shakur Stevenson

Super-Bantamweight – Emanuel Navarrete

Bantamweight – John Riel Casimero

Super-Flyweight – Kazuto Ioka

Flyweight – Vacant

Light-Flyweight – Elwin Soto

Straw weight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) – Wilfredo Mendez

IBF (International Boxing Federation)

Heavyweight – Anthony Joshua

Cruiserweight – Yuniel Dorticos

Light-Heavyweight – Artur Beterbiev

Super-Middleweight – Caleb Plant

Middleweight – Gennady Golovkin

Super-Welterweight – Jeison Rosario

Welterweight – Errol Spence Jr

Super-Lightweight – Josh Taylor

Lightweight – Teofimo Lopez

Super-Featherweight – Joseph Diaz

Featherweight – Josh Warrington

Super-Bantamweight – Murodjon Akhmadaliev

Bantamweight – Naoya Inoue

Super-Flyweight – Jerwin Ancajas

Flyweight – Moruti Mthalane

Light-Flyweight – Felix Alvarado

Strawweight (aka ‘Minimumweight’) – Pedro Taduran