Boxing champions list

Tyson Fury is the WBC heavyweight world titlist and the lineal heavyweight champion. Al Bello/Getty Images

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 ESPN's divisional rankings.

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


Heavyweight (Unlimited)

WBO: Oleksandr Usyk

IBF: Oleksandr Usyk

WBA: Oleksandr Usyk*

WBC: Tyson Fury**

*Trevor Bryan is the WBA "regular" heavyweight champion

**Dillian Whyte is the WBC interim heavyweight champion


Cruiserweight (200 lbs.)

WBO: Lawrence Okolie

IBF: Mairis Briedis

WBA: Arsen Goulamirian*

WBC: Ilunga Makabu

*Ryad Merhy is the WBA "regular" cruiserweight champion


Light heavyweight (175 lbs.)

WBO: Joe Smith Jr.

IBF: Artur Beterbiev

WBA: Dmitry Bivol

WBC: Artur Beterbiev


Super middleweight (168 lbs.)

WBO: Canelo Alvarez

IBF: Canelo Alvarez

WBA: Canelo Alvarez*

WBC: Canelo Alvarez

*David Morrell is the WBA "regular" super middleweight champion


Middleweight (160 lbs.)

WBO: Demetrius Andrade

IBF: Gennadiy Golovkin

WBA: Ryota Murata*

WBC: Jermall Charlo**

*Erislandy Lara is the WBA "regular" middleweight champion

**Canelo Alvarez is the WBC "franchise champion"


Junior middleweight (154 lbs.)

WBO: Brian Castano

IBF: Jermell Charlo

WBA: Jermell Charlo*

WBC: Jermell Charlo

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


Welterweight (147 lbs.)

WBO: Terence Crawford

IBF: Errol Spence Jr.

WBA: Yordenis Ugas*

WBC: Errol Spence Jr.

*Jamal James is the WBA "regular" champion


Junior welterweight (140 lbs.)

WBO: Josh Taylor

IBF: Josh Taylor

WBA: Josh Taylor*

WBC: Josh Taylor

*Gervonta Davis is the WBA "regular" junior welterweight champion


Lightweight (135 lbs.)

WBO: George Kambosos Jr.

IBF: George Kambosos Jr.

WBA: George Kambosos Jr.*

WBC: Devin Haney**

*Gervonta Davis is the WBA "regular" lightweight champion

**George Kambosos Jr. is the WBC "franchise" champion and Joseph Diaz Jr. is the WBC interim champion


Junior lightweight (130 lbs.)

WBO: Shakur Stevenson

IBF: Kenichi Ogawa

WBA: Roger Gutierrez

WBC: Oscar Valdez


Featherweight (126 lbs.)

WBO: Emanuel Navarrete

IBF: Kiko Martinez

WBA: Leo Santa Cruz*

WBC: Gary Russell Jr.

*Leigh Wood is the WBA "regular" featherweight champion


Junior featherweight (122 lbs.)

WBO: Stephen Fulton

IBF: Murodjon Akhmadaliev

WBA: Murodjon Akhmadaliev

WBC: Stephen Fulton


Bantamweight (118 lbs.)

WBO: John Riel Casimero

IBF: Naoya Inoue

WBA: Naoya Inoue

WBC: Nonito Donaire


Junior bantamweight (115 lbs.)

WBO: Kazuto Ioka

IBF: Jerwin Ancajas

WBA: Juan Francisco Estrada

WBC: Juan Francisco Estrada

*Joshua Franco is the WBA "regular" junior bantamweight champion


Flyweight (112 lbs.)

WBO: Junto Nakatani

IBF: Sunny Edwards

WBA: Artem Dalakian

WBC: Julio Cesar Martinez**


Junior flyweight (108 lbs.)

WBO: Jonathan Gonzalez

IBF: Felix Alvarado

WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi*

WBC: Kenshiro Teraji

*Esteban Bermudez is the WBA "regular" junior flyweight champion


Strawweight (105 lbs.)

WBO: Wilfredo Mendez

IBF: Rene Mark Cuarto

WBA: Thammanoon Niyomtrong*

WBC: Panya Pradabsri

*Victorio Saludar is the WBA "regular" strawweight champion