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A Complete List of the Current Boxing Champions

The world of Boxing is constantly changing. With numerous championships across several different weight classes, there’s constant movement with boxers looking to either fight at certain weights or face certain opponents. There might be a few too many championships, but it definitely helps spark interest with highly competitive matches taking place on a regular basis. 

There are 68 different belts available in the WBO, IBF, WBC and WBA organizations. From multi-champ Anthony Joshua to Manny Pacquiao, here’s a look at the current champions across the sport of boxing in the WBO, IBF, WBC and WBA divisions.

WBO Champions
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Heavyweight Champion: Anthony Joshua (23-1), Title Reign: December 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: British

Joshua was a dominant boxer, winning his first 22 fights with relative ease. He faced his first challenge, losing to Andy Ruiz Jr. at Madison Square Garden in June of 2019. The brit rebounded, defeating Ruiz in a rematch for all of the belts six months later.

Junior Heavyweight Champion: Vacant 

The title was originally held by Mairidis Briedis before he was stripped of the belt due to not agreeing to a second fight with boxer Krzysztof Glowacki.

Light Heavyweight Champion: Vacant


Canelo Alvarez relinquished the belt to fight in different weight classes.

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Super Middleweight Champion: Billy Joe Saunders (29-0), Title Reign: May 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: British

Saunders began his boxing career in 2009 and through these 11 years, has still yet to drop a match. A European, British, and Commonwealth middleweight champion, Saunders added the WBO super middleweight belt to his collection in May of last year with a win over Shefat Isufi.

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Middleweight Champion: Demetrius Andrade (29-0), Title Reign: October 2018 – Present

Title Defenses: 3

Nationality: American

Andrade began his fighting career with four KOs. He’s had success, winning the WBO light middleweight championship in 2013. Andrade took home the middleweight belt after defeating Walter Kautondokwa in October of 2018.

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Junior Middleweight Champion: Patrick Teixeira (31-1), Title Reign: December 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Brazilian

Teixeira turned professional in 2009 and has been one of the best boxers in the middleweight and light middleweight classes. 22 of Teixeira’s 31 wins have come via knockout. The southpaw won the light/junior middleweight title Davi Eliasquevici in Brazil.

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Welterweight Champion: Terence Crawford (36-0), Title Reign: June 2018 – Present

Title Defenses: 3

Nationality: American

From Omaha, Nebraska, the 32-year old Crawford was named Fighter of the Year in 2014. A southpaw, Crawford is just one of eight fighters to ever simultaneously hold the WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC belts. A perfect 36-0 in his career, there isn’t much that Crawford hasn’t accomplished in the sport.

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Junior Welterweight Champion: José Ramírez (26-0), Title Reign: July 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: American

The Unified WBC and WBO light welterweight champ, Jose Ramirez has yet to lose a fight since he debuted in 2012. Ramirez has defended the title one time successfully, retaining the belt most recently last month in a win against Viktor Postol.

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Lightweight Champion: Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1), Title Reign: December 2018 – Present

Title Defenses: 2

Nationality: Ukranian

There aren’t many professional boxers with Lomachenko’s track record. The 32-year old has two gold medals from the Olympics in 2008 and 2012. Lomachenko is set up for a huge match with Teófimo López where Lomachenko is putting up the WBA and WBO lightweight titles and vying for the IBF lightweight title.

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Junior Lightweight Champion: Jamel Herring (22-2), Title Reign: May 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 2

Nationality: American

Though Herring just recently had a controversial title defense, he managed to hold on and keep his championship. Also known for his nickname “Semper Fi,” Herring has managed to successfully defend the junior lightweight championship on two occasions.

Featherweight Champion: Vacant


Title was dropped by Shakur Stevenson so he could pursue the junior lightweight belt.

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Junior Featherweight Champion: Angelo Leo (20-0), Title Reign: August 2020 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: American


One of the more recent champions, the 26-year old Leo captured the junior featherweight title after defeating Tramaine Williams in a dominant performance last month. A member of The Money Team, Leo brought home a world title belt to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time in 18 years.

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Bantamweight Champion: John Riel Casimero (29-4), Title Reign: November 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Filipino

Casimero won the Bantamweight title last year after a win over Zolani Tete. A former IBF Flyweight champion, Casimero originally was also the interim bantamweight champion before his win last year.

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Junior Bantamweight Champion: Kazuto Ioka (25-2), Title Reign: June 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Japanese

One of the better fighters, Ioka has won titles in four different weight classes. At the age of 31, Ioka is a great defensive boxer who’s ready to pounce once the opportunity to strike becomes available. Ioka has 20 wins by KO in his career.

Flyweight Champion: Vacant


Champion Kosei Tanaka vacated the title in February of this year.

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Junior Flyweight Champion: Elwin Soto (17-1), Title Reign: June 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Mexican

At the age of 22, Soto first captured the junior flyweight title in June of 2019 and retained the belt four months later after defeating Edward Heno. Diminutive at just 5’3”, 12 of Soto’s 17 wins are via KO.

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Mini Flyweight Champion: Wilfredo Méndez (16-1), Title Reign: August 2019 – Present

TItle Defenses: 2

Nationality: Puerto Rican

Méndez has lost just one match in his professional career, losing to Leyman Benavides for the vacant WBA Fedelatin mini flyweight title. At age 23, with the WBO mini flyweight belt and two successful defenses, Méndez has a bright future.

IBF Champions
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Heavyweight Champion: Anthony Joshua (23-1), Title Reign: December 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: British

At 23-1 Joshua has been near perfect in his run as a professional boxer. He won the IBF title in the aforementioned win against Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Cruiserweight Champion: Yuniel Dorticos (24-1), Title Reign: June 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Cuban

A former WBA cruiserweight champion, Dorticos won his first 17 fights by knockout and he hasn’t looked back since. The 34-year old Dorticos won the IBF cruiserweight belt back in June of 2019.

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Light Heavyweight Champion: Artur Beterbiev (15-0), Title Reign: November 2017 – Present

Title Defenses: 3

Nationality: Chechen

There aren’t many dominant fighters like Artur Beterbiev. Beterbiev has won all but one of his 15 matches by KO or TKO. The WBC and IBF light heavyweight champ, he is set to defend both titles in October against Adam Deines.

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Super Middleweight Champion: Caleb Plant (20-0), Title Reign: January 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 2

Nationality: American

A boxing technician, Plant has been successful in the sport, going undefeated in 20 matches. Plant captured the middleweight belt in January of 2019 and has managed to defend the title successfully on two different occasions. This included a TKO of Vincent Feigenbutz in February of this year.

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Middleweight Champion: Gennadiy Golovkin (40-1-1), Title Reign: October 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Kazakhstani

A silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics, Triple G is one of the largest names in the boxing world literally and figuratively. Though he lost to Canelo Alavarez back in 2018, Golovkin rebounded in October of 2019 with a win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

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Junior Middleweight Champion: Jeison Rosario (20-1-1), Title Reign: January 2020 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Dominican

Rosario got off to a great start in 2020 when he defeated Julian Williams in January for the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles. With just one loss in his pro career, Rosario is a tough competitor. In September, he will defend both the WBA and IBF titles against the WBC world champion Jermell Charlo in a unification match.

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Welterweight Champion: Errol Spence Jr. (26-0), Title Reign: May 2017 – Present

Title Defenses: 4

Nationality: American

Spence has been a powerful force in the Welterweight class. He’s held the IBF welterweight belt for over three years and doesn’t look ready to give it up. A southpaw, he will be defending both his IBF and WBC titles later this year against Danny Garcia.

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Junior Welterweight Champion: Josh Taylor (16-0), Title Reign: May 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Scottish

Taylor won the junior welterweight championship back in May of 2019 when he defeated Ivan Baranchyk in his home country of Scotland. A perfect 16-0, Taylor has proven to be a tough matchup for opponents with knockout punches.

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Lightweight Champion: Teófimo López (15-0), Title Reign: December 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: American


The Brooklyn-born López began his boxing career in 2016 and has compiled a list of knockout highlights. López is set for a big match in October to defend his lightweight belt against Vasiliy Lomachenko.

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Junior Lightweight Champion: Joseph Diaz (31-1), Title Reign: January 2020 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: American

Diaz won the belt at the top of this year, after defeating Tevin Farmer. A California native, Diaz is known for his multi-colored hair look. With only one loss in his career, the quick striker is one of the more unique fighters in the sport.

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Featherweight Champion: Josh Warrington (30-0), Title Reign: May 2018 – Present

Title Defenses: 3

Nationality: English

The IBF featherweight champion, Warrington has retained the belt three different times in the past two years. From Leeds in England, Warrington has also won the WBC International featherweight championship and the European featherweight title.

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Junior Featherweight Champion: Murodjon Akhmadaliev (8-0), Title Reign: January 2020 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Uzbek

A newcomer to the boxing world, Akhmadaliev has accomplished a lot in a small amount of time. Just this year, Akhmadaliev managed to win the IBF junior featherweight championship as well as the WBA Featherweight belt.

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Bantamweight Champion: Naoya Inoue (19-0), Title Reign: May 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Japanese

A former junior bantamweight champion, Inoue has yet to lose a match in eight years of pro boxing. Now the Bantamweight champ, the punch thrower has continued his triumph in the sport. Later this year, Inoue will defend the WBA and IBF bantamweight titles against Jason Moloney.

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Junior Bantamweight Champion: Jerwin Ancajas (32-1-2), Title Reign: September 2016 – Present

Title Defenses: 8

Nationality: Filipino

Ancajas has held the junior bantamweight title for four years. He’s been able to win or draw on every title defense that came his way. Only time will tell if Ancajas can keep up this memorable title reign.

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Flyweight Champion: Moruti Mthalane (39-2), Title Reign: July 2018 – Present

Title Defenses: 3

Nationality: South African

Mthalane won the flyweight championship in July of 2018. He has been able to defend the title three times and retained the belt at every instance.

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Junior Flyweight Champion: Felix Alvarado (35-2), Title Reign: October 2018 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Nicaraguan

In October of 2018, Alvarado won the IBF junior flyweight title after defeating Randy Petalcorin. He’s only defended the belt once since then. At 5’4”, “El Gemelo” packs a punch at a small frame. He hasn’t lost a professional match since 2014.

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Mini Flyweight Champion: Pedro Taduran (14-2), Title Reign: September 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Filipino

A pro boxer since 2015, Pedro Taduran has been an aggressive and consistent puncher. The Phillipines-born Taduran has held onto the IBF Mini Flyweight belt for over a year. His lone title defense of the belt against Daniel Valladares in February of this year resulted in a draw, allowing Taduran to keep his title.

WBC Champions
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Heavyweight Champion: Tyson Fury (30-0-1), Title Reign: February 2020 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: British

Arguably the most intriguing personality in the sport of boxing right now, Fury’s TKO win over Deontay Wilder this year is probably one of the biggest moments in sports this year. Now, the question is what’s next for Fury and who will be contending for his belt?

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Cruiserweight Champion: Ilunga Makabu (27-2), Title Reign: January 2020 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Congolese

Makabu lost his first pro match, but has only lost once in his next 28 fights. A supreme puncher, Makabu won the cruiserweight belt after defeating Michał Cieślak in January of 2020. A former Silver cruiserweight champ, 24 of Makabu’s 27 wins have been by TKO.

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Light Heavyweight Champion: Artur Beterbiev (15-0), Title Reign: October 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: Chechen

Beterbiev has held the WBC light heavyweight belt for nearly a year after defeating Oleksandr Gvozdyk for the belt in October of 2019.

Super Middleweight Champion: Vacant


David Benavidez was stripped of the belt after failing to make weight for a match against Alexis Angulo.

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Middleweight Champion: Jermall Charlo (30-0), Title Reign: June 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 2

Nationality: American

Undefeated in his pro boxing career, Charlo has had a good run in the middleweight division. He won the junior IBF middleweight title in 2015 and held it until the end of 2016. Nicknamed “the Hitman,” Charlo has 22 wins by knockout in his 12-year career.

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Junior Middleweight Champion: Jermell Charlo (33-1), Title Reign: December 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Nationality: American

The twin brother of Jermall, Jermell is a two-time junior middleweight champion. After dropping the belt to Tony Harrison in December of 2018, he reclaimed his championship nearly one year later after defeating Harrison by TKO.

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Welterweight Champion: Errol Spence Jr. (26-0), Title Reign: September 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 0

Spence won the WBC title in a unification match against Shawn Porter over a year ago. He will be defending the WBC belt along with the IBF welterweight title later this year.

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Super Lightweight Champion: José Ramírez (26-0), Title Reign: March 2018 – Present

Title Defenses: 3

Nationality: American

Ramirez won the WBC lightweight championship in July 2019 and has held the title for over a year.

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Lightweight Champion: Devin Haney  (24-0), Title Reign: October 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: American

At the age of 21, Devin Haney has already accomplished more than most boxers. The lightweight champion after a win in September of 2019, the San Francisco-born Haney is undefeated in his short professional career.

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Super Featherweight Champion: Miguel Berchelt (37-1), Title Reign: January 2017 – Present

Title Defenses: 6

Nationality: Mexican


Berchelt has held the WBC super featherweight champion for more than three years. A fighting champion, Berchelt has defended the title seven different times. He won six of his title defenses, and the final one was a no contest.

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Featherweight Champion: Gary Russell Jr. (31-1), Title Reign: March 2015 – Present

Title Defenses: 5

Nationality: American

Standing just 5’4”, Russell is small in size, but packs a powerful punch. The featherweight champion beginning in 2015, Russell has defended the championship once a year and has successfully defended it on five different occasions.

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Super Bantamweight Champion: Rey Vargas (34-0), Title Reign: February 2017 – Present

Title Defenses: 5

Nationality: Mexican

In 10 years of professional matches, Vargas has yet to lose a fight. Vargas won the super bantamweight title over three years ago and he’s been able to defend the title and win five different times.

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Bantamweight Champion: Nordine Oubaali (17-0), Title Reign: January 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 2

Nationality: French

Oubaali has yet to lose a match since making his pro debut in 2014. A southpaw, Oubaali will be defending his belt in December of this year against contender Nonito Donaire.

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Super Flyweight Champion: Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3), Title Reign: April 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Mexican

Just 18 years old when he began his pro boxing career in 2008, Estrada has been a tough competitor across three weight classes. The current WBC super flyweight champ, Estrada has defended the belt just once, and he won that match against Dewayne Beamon in August of 2019.

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Flyweight Champion: Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1-1), Title Reign: December 2019 – Present

Title Defenses: 1

Nationality: Mexican

Martinez turned professional in 2015 and has won in all but two fights in five years. He won the WBC flyweight championship in December of 2019. After one successful title defense, Martinez is still at the top of the flyweight division in the WBC.

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Light Flyweight Champion: Ken Shiro (17-0), Title Reign: May 2017 – Present

Title Defenses: 7

Nationality: Japanese

Standing just 5’5”, Ken Shiro packs a major punch. The son of former boxer and champion Hisashi Teraji, Shiro has followed in his father’s footsteps to build a solid pro career. Shiro has a 17-0 mark with 10 of his victories occurring via knockout.

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Strawweight Champion: Wanheng Menayothin (54-0), Title Reign: November 2014 – Present

Title Defenses: 12

Nationality: Thai

Given the nickname “Five-Star Grilled Chicken,” Menayothin has been dominant in his weight class. The 5’2” boxer hasn’t lost a professional boxing match since his debut in 2007. He’s held the strawweight belt for nearly six years and looks like he won’t be dropping it any time soon.

WBA Champions
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Heavyweight Champion: Anthony Joshua (Super Champion), Mahmoud Charr (World Champion), Trevor Bryan (Interim Champion), Robert Helenius (Gold Champion)

As previously mentioned, Joshua leads the pack in the boxing world with two Heavyweight titles as well as the WBA Super belt.

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Cruiserweight Champion: Arsen Goulamirian (Super Champion), Beibut Shumenov (World Champion), Ryad Merhy (Interim Champion), Alexey Egorov (Gold Champion)

Already the WBA World cruiserweight champ, Goulamirian was promoted to Super champion in October of 2019. Goulamirian has been able to retain the championship two different times in November and December of 2019.

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Light Heavyweight Champion: Dmitry Bivol (Super Champion), Jean Pascal (World Champion), Dominic Boesel (Interim Champion)

A former interim champ in this WBA light heavyweight class, Bivol has managed to advance to the World champion and finally Super champion title. Bivol has managed to retain the belt six times, once since he was named Super champ.

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Super Middleweight Champion: Callum Smith (Super Champion) Saul Alvarez (World Champion), Fedor Chudinov (Gold Champion)

Callum Smith is the Super champ, and he’s been able to hold on to the belt for two years. The 30-year old Smith is British and holds a 27-0 record.

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Middleweight Champion: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (Super Champion), Ryota Murata (World Champion), Chris Eubank Jr. (Interim Champion)

Recording a tidy 53-1-2 record throughout his career, Canelo Alvarez is one of the toughest boxers on the planet. With his only professional loss coming to Floyd Mayweather, it’s safe to say Alvarez has a near spotless record. Canelo has defended the WBA Super title once and won against Daniel Jacobs.

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Super Welterweight champion: Jeison Rosario (Super Champion), Erislandy Lara (World Champion), Michel Soro (Gold Champion)

Rosario — who also has the IBF title in the same weight class — won the WBA SUper welterweight belt this year.

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Welterweight Champion: Manny Pacquiao (Super Champion), Vergil Ortiz Jr (Gold Champion), Alexander Besputin

One of the greatest boxers of all-time, Pacquiao holds an all-time record of 62-7-2. He won the Super championship back in July of 2019. Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman to win the title.

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Super Lightweight Champion: Josh Taylor (Super Champion), Mario Barrios (World Champion), Alberto Puello (Interim Champion), Ismael Barroso (Gold Champion)

The Scottish Taylor won the WBA belt back in October of last year. With a perfect record, it might be a long time before he drops the title any time soon.

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Lightweight Champion: Vasiliy Lomachenko (Super Champion), Gervonta Davis (World Champion), Yvan Mendy (Gold Champion)

A multi-time champion, Lomachenko is a tough champion with a track record of extreme success in the boxing world.

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Super Featherweight Champion: Leo Santa Cruz (Super Champion), Rene Alvarado (World Champion), Chris Colbert (Interim Champion), Mark Urbanov (Gold Champion)

Leo Santa Cruz became Super champion after he beat Miguel Flores last year. From Mexico, Cruz has a 19-1-1 record.

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Featherweight Champion: Leo Santa Cruz (Super Champion), Xu Can (World Champion)

Santa Cruz also is the Featherweight champ. He’s held this title for more than three years.

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Super Bantamweight Champion: Murodjon Akhmadaliev (Super Champion), Brandon Figueroa (World Champion), Ronny Rios (Gold Champion)

Back in January of 2020, Akhmadaliev defeated Daniel Roman to earn the Super bantamweight championship.

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Bantamweight Champion: Naoya Inoue (Super Champion), Guillermo Rigondeaux (World Champion)

The IBF Bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue holds the WBA Super belt while former WBA Super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux holds the World title.

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Super Flyweight Champion: Román González (Super Champion), Joshua Franco (World Champion), Mikhail Avakian (Gold Champion)

From Nicaragua, Román González won the Super flyweight title earlier this year. Holding a 49-2 pro record, it will be interesting to see how long González can hold the belt.

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Flyweight Champion: Artem Dalakian (World Champion), Luis Concepcion (Interim Champion)

In February of 2018, Artem Dalakian won the WBA flyweight championship and has held it ever since. He’s retained the championship four different times, most recently in February against Josber Perez.

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Light Flyweight Champion: Hiroto Kyoguchi (Super Champion), Carlos Canizales (World Champion), Daniel Matellon (Interim Champion)

The Japan-based Hiroto Kyoguchi has held the WBA light flyweight title since December of 2018. Kyoguchi has retained the belt twice and will defend the WBA Super title against Thanongsak Simsri later this year.

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Minimumweight Champion: Thammanoon Niyomtrong (Super Champion), Leyman Benavides (Gold Champion)

Niyomtrong has held the WBA Super championship for over four years. He recently retained the belt in March of this year against Norihito Tanaka.

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