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    Default 2018 list of all current World Champions

    HEAVYWEIGHT (200 LBS +)

    WBC CHAMPION - Deontay Wilder (USA)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - Anthony Joshua (Great Britain)
    WBA CHAMPION - Manuel Charr (Lebanon/Germany)
    IBF CHAMPION - Anthony Joshua (Great Britain)
    WBO CHAMPION - Joseph Parker (New Zealand)
    IBO CHAMPION - Anthony Joshua (Great Britain)

    CRUISERWEIGHT (200 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Mairis Briedis (Latvia)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - Denis Lebedev (Russia)
    WBA CHAMPION - Yunier Dorticos (Cuba)
    IBF CHAMPION - Murat Gassiev (Russia)
    WBO CHAMPION - Aleksandr Usyk (Ukraine)
    IBO CHAMPION - Kevin Lerena (South Africa)

    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Adonis Stevenson (Canada)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - Dmitry Bivol (Russia)
    IBF CHAMPION - Artur Beterbiev (Russia)
    WBO CHAMPION - Sergey Kovalev (Russia)
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (168 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - David Benavidez (USA)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - George Groves (Great Britain)
    WBA CHAMPION - Tyron Zeuge (Germany)
    IBF CHAMPION - Caleb Truax (USA)
    WBO CHAMPION - Gilberto Ramirez (Mexico)
    IBO CHAMPION - Chris Eubank Jr. (Great Britain)

    MIDDLEWEIGHT (160 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
    WBA CHAMPION - Ryota Murata (Japan)
    IBF CHAMPION - Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
    WBO CHAMPION - Billy Joe Saunders (Great Britain)
    IBO CHAMPION - Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)

    SUPER WELTERWEIGHT (154 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Jermell Charlo (USA)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - Erislandy Lara (Cuba/USA)
    WBA CHAMPION - Brian Castano (Argentina)
    IBF CHAMPION - Jarrett Hurd (USA)
    WBO CHAMPION - Sadam Ali (USA)
    IBO CHAMPION - Erislandy Lara (Cuba/USA)

    WELTERWEIGHT (147 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Keith Thurman (USA)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - Keith Thurman (USA)
    WBA CHAMPION - vacant
    IBF CHAMPION - Errol Spence Jr. (USA)
    WBO CHAMPION - Jeff Horn (Australia)
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT (140 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - vacant
    IBF CHAMPION - Sergey Lipinets (Russia)
    WBO CHAMPION - vacant
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    LIGHTWEIGHT (135 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Mikey Garcia (USA)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - Jorge Linares (Venezuela)
    IBF CHAMPION - Robert Easter Jr. (USA)
    WBO CHAMPION - vacant
    IBO CHAMPION - Emmanuel Tagoe (Ghana)

    SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT (130 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Miguel Berchelt (Mexico)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - Alberto Machado (Puerto Rico)
    IBF CHAMPION - Kenichi Ogawa (Japan)
    WBO CHAMPION - Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine)
    IBO CHAMPION - Shavkat Rakhimov (Russia)

    FEATHERWEIGHT (126 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Gary Russell Jr (USA)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - Leo Santa Cruz (Mexico/USA)
    WBA CHAMPION - Abner Mares (Mexico/USA)
    IBF CHAMPION - Lee Selby (Great Britain)
    WBO CHAMPION - Oscar Valdez (Mexico)
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT (122 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Rey Vargas (Mexico)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - Danny Roman (USA)
    IBF CHAMPION - Ryosuke Iwasa (Japan)
    WBO CHAMPION - Jessie Magdaleno (USA)
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    BANTAMWEIGHT (118 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Luis Nery (Mexico)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - Ryan Burnett (Great Britain)
    WBA CHAMPION - Jamie McDonnell (Great Britain)
    IBF CHAMPION - Ryan Burnett (Great Britain)
    WBO CHAMPION - Zolani Tete (South Africa)
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    SUPER FLYWEIGHT (115 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (Thailand)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - Kal Yafai (Great Britain)
    IBF CHAMPION - Jerwin Ancajas (Philippines)
    WBO CHAMPION - Naoya Inoue (Japan)
    IBO CHAMPION - Gideon Buthelezi (South Africa)

    FLYWEIGHT (112 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Daigo Higa (Japan)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - vacant
    IBF CHAMPION - Donnie Nietes (Philippines)
    WBO CHAMPION - Sho Kimura (Japan)
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    LIGHT FLYWEIGHT (108 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Ken Shiro (Japan)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - Ryoichi Taguchi (Japan)
    IBF CHAMPION - Ryoichi Taguchi (Japan)
    WBO CHAMPION - Angel Acosta (Puerto Rico)
    IBO CHAMPION - vacant

    MINIMUMWEIGHT (105 LBS)

    WBC CHAMPION - Wanheng Menayothin (Thailand)
    WBA 'SUPER' CHAMPION - vacant
    WBA CHAMPION - Knockout CP Freshmart (Thailand)
    IBF CHAMPION - Hiroto Kyoguchi (Japan)
    WBO CHAMPION - Ryuya Yamanaka (Japan)
    IBO CHAMPION - Simphiwe Khonco (South Africa)

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    Default Re: 2018 list of all current World Champions

    WBA regular belt isn't a world title belt , you cant have 2 WBA belt holders in the same division lol. Pathetic.

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    Default Re: 2018 list of all current World Champions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Al View Post
    WBA regular belt isn't a world title belt , you cant have 2 WBA belt holders in the same division lol. Pathetic.
    True. But it didn't stop people claiming Scott Quigg was a World Champion when they were counting how many World Champions Britain had, and many other examples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primo Carnera View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Al View Post
    WBA regular belt isn't a world title belt , you cant have 2 WBA belt holders in the same division lol. Pathetic.
    True. But it didn't stop people claiming Scott Quigg was a World Champion when they were counting how many World Champions Britain had, and many other examples.
    Every other example, any fighter from any country. Many rate Crawford P4P no.1 because he unified all the belts. Vacant titles, regular titles, super titles, strip here, upgraded there, yet fans think multiple belts is a benchmark.
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    Default Re: 2018 list of all current World Champions

    Better described as 'current renters pending paid deposit' in most cases. Wba will cover itself in glory with 45 yr old preserved fossil Fres Oquendo in line for a strap. Crap the ibo....has 8 vacant trinkets.

    remember when The Ring belt had it's 15 minutes of fame with major networks ignoring sanctioning belts and other boxing mags refusing to list them. Great year or two, not sure what happened.

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    Default Re: 2018 list of all current World Champions

    Estrada vs Wangek could be for the vacant Ring belt with Inoue moving up.

    The WBA had been slowly getting rid of titles. I think they have roughly half the champions they had last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Estrada vs Wangek could be for the vacant Ring belt with Inoue moving up.

    The WBA had been slowly getting rid of titles. I think they have roughly half the champions they had last year.
    Number 1 spot no? wba definitely put Rigo on a Milk carton stripping his belt and rank. One minute you're p4p jumping two divisions and lose to a better fighter..the next you're Menudo and someone has changed the locks pooof

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    Default Re: 2018 list of all current World Champions

    Quote Originally Posted by Primo Carnera View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Al View Post
    WBA regular belt isn't a world title belt , you cant have 2 WBA belt holders in the same division lol. Pathetic.
    True. But it didn't stop people claiming Scott Quigg was a World Champion when they were counting how many World Champions Britain had, and many other examples.
    He defended it about 5 times ffs. Wow the hate is strong if you didn't consider Quigg to be a legit world title holding super bantam weight. Next you will be claiming the WBO has more meaning or that the WBC have some kind of ethical standard that they impose. There is no bench mark among any of the sanctioning bodies when it comes down to legitimacy or consistency, it is just not there. They are all as bad as each other. The only consistent genuine belt worth defending is the British Lonsdale belt and it will be a cold day in hell before you ever stand up for that .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Primo Carnera View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Al View Post
    WBA regular belt isn't a world title belt , you cant have 2 WBA belt holders in the same division lol. Pathetic.
    True. But it didn't stop people claiming Scott Quigg was a World Champion when they were counting how many World Champions Britain had, and many other examples.
    He defended it about 5 times ffs. Wow the hate is strong if you didn't consider Quigg to be a legit world title holding super bantam weight. Next you will be claiming the WBO has more meaning or that the WBC have some kind of ethical standard that they impose. There is no bench mark among any of the sanctioning bodies when it comes down to legitimacy or consistency, it is just not there. They are all as bad as each other. The only consistent genuine belt worth defending is the British Lonsdale belt and it will be a cold day in hell before you ever stand up for that .
    How am I a hater? I like Quigg a lot. when he fought Frampton, I tipped him to win AND wanted him to win. I also admire him having the balls to go to Freddie Roach to try to further himself.
    My point was, and it's not specifically aimed at Quigg , was how can he call himself a WBA WORLD Champion when they had another "WORLD" champion that Quigg , Frampton and every other fighter in the division at the time BLATANTLY avoided to the extent that the only fights he could get were 2 divisions north!
    It's not even a "Brit Dig" either , it's just the example I thought of at the time . having now gone read the list on the OP , I could easily have used Manuel Charr and Tyron Zeuge as examples .
    Now for 2018, why don't we get hold of that little box marked "Paranoia" and throw it out of the window.
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    I agree with Primo, it is not a legit world title. The super title is WBAs world title and the one Quigg one is more like a WBC Silver title or some shite like that.

    Added to that is the fact that Quigg never really won his world title. He beat Rendall Munroe for an interim title and then drew with a Cuban and got promoted to world champ.

    Unlike Primo its pretty clear I never really liked Quigg. Hes a nice guy but just dont think hes that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkeyjoe View Post
    I agree with Primo, it is not a legit world title. The super title is WBAs world title and the one Quigg one is more like a WBC Silver title or some shite like that.

    Added to that is the fact that Quigg never really won his world title. He beat Rendall Munroe for an interim title and then drew with a Cuban and got promoted to world champ.

    Unlike Primo its pretty clear I never really liked Quigg. Hes a nice guy but just dont think hes that good.
    Problem is, if you give one belt precedence over another you're heading down a road full of nonsense and hypocrisy.

    Frampton was a "real" world champion yet conveniently fought for an organisation that ignored the existence of Rigo. He was crowned champion by beating a man he'd already knocked out, the same man that Rendall Munroe, the guy Quigg stopped, had already beat twice.

    The only difference between Frampton and Quigg was an abbreviation, not form or quality of opposition. There's either one standout champion per division or there's not. Everyone else, regardless of belt, is a challenger.

    Look at the recent furore over Crawford unifying four straps? Fans think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, when in reality, he took two belts off a man that outpointed Ricky Burns. How did Burns get the title? He was awarded a vacant edition against Michele Di Rocco (a man that struggled to get past Lenny Daws - British level). How did Crawford gain his first title at 140? Vacant title, didn't face a champion.

    Crawford was already the standout no.1 in the division yet the majority of fans and so-called "experts" (writers, journos, pundits) were all giddy over a mismatch because four pieces of bling were on the line. Now he's the CLEAR P4P no.1 (they argue). Why? Well, he has all the belts.... do me a favour for gawds sake.
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    Default Re: 2018 list of all current World Champions

    It's difficult to say which (if any) of the organisations talk the most sense and are the least hypocritical, but off the top of my head, I would say taking everything into consideration the IBF probably makes most sense. Their match ups and rankings usually make sense and I like the 10lb next day weigh in rule. It's a shame they all don't follow that rule.
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