Four major governing bodies rank boxers and sanction title fights in boxing. These four bodies are widely recognized as the only legitimate governing bodies in boxing by the sport, media and fans alike. On the other hand, some other organizations and initiatives provide professional boxing with rankings and even title fights. However, these are unrecognized as the legitimate rankings by the boxing public or the other major organizations. One example is the International Boxing Organisation IBO , which despite having some notable champions showcase their belt after fights, is not recognized as a major sanctioning body by the other world organizations, or by most of the boxing public. Having four different sets of rankings is confusing for many casual observers of the sport. These rank boxers according to their own rules and policies.
World Amateur Boxing Rankings
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This is a list of current professional boxing rankings , which includes the latest rankings by each one of the sport's four major sanctioning bodies, as well as other well-regarded sites and entities. The rankings published by these organizations share the trait of not ranking the other organizations' champions, as each one of the sanctioning bodies expects their champion to frequently defend their title against their top-ranked contender. The WBA often has more than one champion, none of which are ranked by the other 3 sanctioning bodies. Their "Super" and "Regular" champions are excluded from the rankings but their "Interim" champion is affixed to the 1 spot. The IBF's protocol is for the top 2 spots in its rankings to remain vacant until two of its other top-ranked contenders face off, at which point the winner takes one of those two places. In addition to the rankings published by the major sanctioning bodies, the TBRB and The Ring each publish their own independent rankings, not excluding any organizations' champions. Every single one of these lists are assembled by a committee but since the 90s, other parties have experimented with computerized rankings, but these are sometimes regarded as incapable of accounting for all of boxing's quirks and subtleties.
World Amateur Boxing Rankings (Part 1)
The first proof of pugilism was found in Egypt and dates back to year 3, BC. For years and years, boxing continuously evolved and was first accepted as an Olympic sport in BC at the 23rd Olympiad in Olympia. Onomastos of Smyrna became the first Olympic boxing champion. More than 2, years later, boxing remains on the Olympic Games program.
Log in or Sign up. Boxing News 24 Forum. Hi, i created a site for Amateur boxers rankings and wonder your thoughts on the Rankings below? This is just the top 10 in the Mens World weight divisions part 1 as cant fit all text in one post If any boxing fan can see boxers that might have turned pro or retires as amateurs on the full lists please let me know as i want to make the list as accurate as possible.