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Boxing champions list

Andy Ruiz Jr. owns three of the four major heavyweight world titles. Frank Franklin II/AP

With 17 weight classes in boxing and four major sanctioning bodies that bestow world titles, keeping track of who holds each of the belts can be difficult -- especially when there are sometimes multiple titlists in each organization because of interim and secondary belts.

To make it easier for boxing fans, below is a quick reference chart of who holds each of the titles in the four organizations

To check the top 10 fighters in each division, visit Dan Rafael's divisional rankings.

For a list of the best fighters regardless of weight class, check ESPN's pound-for-pound rankings.


Heavyweight (Unlimited)

WBO: Andy Ruiz Jr.

IBF: Andy Ruiz Jr.

WBA: Andy Ruiz Jr.*

WBC: Deontay Wilder

*Mahmoud Charr is the WBA "regular" heavyweight champion and Trevor Bryan is the WBA interim heavyweight champion


Cruiserweight (200 lbs.)

WBO: Mairis Briedis

IBF: Yunier Dorticos

WBA: Arsen Goulamirian*

WBC: Vacant

**Beibut Shumenov is the WBA "regular" cruiserweight champion and Ryad Merhy is the WBA interim cruiserweight champion


Light heavyweight (175 lbs.)

WBO: Sergey Kovalev

IBF: Artur Beterbiev

WBA: Dmitry Bivol*

WBC: Artur Beterbiev

*Jean Pascal is the WBA interim light heavyweight champion


Super middleweight (168 lbs.)

WBO: Billy Joe Saunders

IBF: Caleb Plant

WBA: Callum Smith*

WBC: David Benavidez

*Canelo Alvarez is the WBA "regular" super middleweight champion and John Ryder is the WBA interim super middleweight champion


Middleweight (160 lbs.)

WBO: Demetrius Andrade

IBF: Gennadiy Golovkin

WBA: Canelo Alvarez*

WBC: Jermall Charlo

*Ryota Murata is the WBA "regular" middleweight champion


Junior middleweight (154 lbs.)

WBO: Jaime Munguia

IBF: Julian Williams

WBA: Julian Williams*

WBC: Tony Harrison

*Erislandy Lara is the WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion


Welterweight (147 lbs.)

WBO: Terence Crawford

IBF: Errol Spence Jr.

WBA: Manny Pacquiao

WBC: Errol Spence Jr.


Junior welterweight (140 lbs.)

WBO: Jose Ramirez

IBF: Josh Taylor

WBA: Regis Prograis*

WBC: Jose Ramirez

*Mario Barrios is the WBA "regular" junior welterweight champion and Alberto Puello is the WBA interim junior welterweight champion


Lightweight (135 lbs.)

WBO: Vasiliy Lomachenko

IBF: Richard Commey

WBA: Vasiliy Lomachenko

WBC: Vasiliy Lomachenko*

*Devin Haney is the WBC interim lightweight champion


Junior lightweight (130 lbs.)

WBO: Jamel Herring

IBF: Tevin Farmer

WBA: Andrew Cancio

WBC: Miguel Berchelt


Featherweight (126 lbs.)

WBO: Vacant

IBF: Josh Warrington

WBA: Leo Santa Cruz*

WBC: Gary Russell Jr.

*Xu Can is the WBA "regular" featherweight champion


Junior featherweight (122 lbs.)

WBO: Emanuel Navarrete

IBF: Daniel Roman

WBA: Daniel Roman*

WBC: Rey Vargas

*Brandon Figueroa is the WBA "regular" junior featherweight champion


Bantamweight (118 lbs.)

WBO: Zolani Tete*

IBF: Naoya Inoue

WBA: Nonito Donaire**

WBC: Nordine Oubaali***

*John Riel Casimero is the WBO interim bantamweight champion.
**Naoya Inoue is the WBA "regular" bantamweight champion and Reymart Gaballo is the WBA interim bantamweight champion.
***Takuma Inoue is the WBC interim bantamweight champion


Junior bantamweight (115 lbs.)

WBO: Kazuto Ioka

IBF: Jerwin Ancajas

WBA: Khalid Yafai

WBC: Juan Francisco Estrada


Flyweight (112 lbs.)

WBO: Kosei Tanaka

IBF: Moruti Mthalane

WBA: Artem Dalakian

WBC: Vacant


Junior flyweight (108 lbs.)

WBO: Elwin Soto

IBF: Felix Alvarado

WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi*

WBC: Ken Shiro

*Carlos Canizales is the WBA "regular" junior flyweight champion


Strawweight (105 lbs.)

WBO: Wilfredo Mendez

IBF: Pedro Taduran

WBA: Knockout CP Freshmart

WBC: Wanheng Menayothin