When it comes to world titles there are many belts scattered across the globe, but only four organisations can claim to possess pure world championship status titles to their names: the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO.

Some of the best fighters across the last 30 to 40 years are among today’s world champions, not least the superstar in Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, arguably the biggest draw in boxing at this moment in time.

His two fights with Gennady Golovkin will go down in history as involving two of the best middleweight boxers in a generation fighting to become one of the pound-for-pound greats.

And who could forget Vasyl Lomachenko, in some eyes the most technically gifted boxer among all weight classes since the turn of the century, who went on to win a world title in just his third professional fight.

In just 11 professional bouts, the Ukrainian managed to become a three-weight world champion – and he’s far from finished.

It’s easy to confuse the current world champions across the globe, with fresh boxing organisations popping up at every turn, so we have broken down a list of the identifiable world champions by each of the 17 different weight classes and 68 world titles.


  • WBA: Andy Ruiz Jr.
  • WBC: Deontay Wilder
  • IBF: Andy Ruiz Jr.
  • WBO: Andy Ruiz Jr.


  • WBA: Arsen Goulamirian
  • WBC: Vacant
  • IBF: Yunier Dorticos
  • WBO: Vacant


  • WBA: Dmitry Bivol
  • WBC: Artur Beterbiev
  • IBF: Artur Beterbiev
  • WBO: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez


  • WBA: Callum Smith
  • WBC: David Benavidez
  • IBF: Caleb Plant
  • WBO: Billy Joe Saunders


  • WBA: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
  • WBC: Jermell Charlo
  • IBF: Gennady Golovkin
  • WBO: Demetrius Andrade


  • WBA: Julian Williams
  • WBC: Tony Harrison
  • IBF: Julian Williams
  • WBO: Jaime Munguia


  • WBA: Manny Pacquiao
  • WBC: Errol Spence Jr.
  • IBF: Errol Spence Jr.
  • WBO: Terence Crawford


  • WBA: Josh Taylor
  • WBC: Jose Ramirez
  • IBF: Josh Taylor
  • WBO: Jose Ramirez


  • WBA: Vasyl Lomachenko
  • WBC: Devin Haney
  • IBF: Richard Commey
  • WBO: Vasyl Lomachenko


  • WBA: Leo Santa Cruz
  • WBC: Miguel Berchelt
  • IBF: Tevin Farmer
  • WBO: Jamel Herring


  • WBA: Leo Santa Cruz
  • WBC: Gary Russell Jr.
  • IBF: Josh Warrington
  • WBO: Shakur Stevenson


  • WBA: Daniel Roman
  • WBC: Rey Vargas
  • IBF: Daniel Roman
  • WBO: Emanuel Navarrete


  • WBA: Naoya Inoue
  • WBC: Nordine Oubaali
  • IBF: Naoya Inoue
  • WBO: Zolani Tete


  • WBA: Khalid Yafai
  • WBC: Juan Francisco Estrada
  • IBF: Jerwin Ancajas
  • WBO: Kazuto Ioka


  • WBA: Artem Dalakian
  • WBC: Vacant
  • IBF: Moruti Mthalane
  • WBO: Kosei Tanaka


  • WBA: Hiroto Kyoguchi
  • WBC: Ken Shiro
  • IBF: Felix Alvarado
  • WBO: Elwin Soto


  • WBA: Thammanoon Niyomtrong
  • WBC: Wanheng Menayothin
  • IBF: Pedro Taduran
  • WBO: Wilfredo Mendez

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