Boxing history

Why does boxing have so many world championships? (Part 1)

Sometimes when you watch professional boxing, you will see both boxers when the upper station is introduced as the current world champion. The only difference lies in the championship belt they hold. Why is that?

If football is under the supreme administration of a governing body, the World Football Federation, or FIFA, boxing does not have such a unity. The sport has up to four major associations, which are widely recognized and all have their competition system, through which they will award their championship belts.

The world professional boxing has 4 largest federations

Specifically, currently, the world professional boxing has 4 largest federations, namely WBC (World Boxing Council), WBO (World Boxing Organization), WBA (Hiep World Boxing Association, and IBF (International Boxing Federation).

To learn about these real fish fighting pants, it is necessary to go back to the beginning of professional boxing, that is, the 1920s of the last century. At that time, the bloody matches of this sport were beginning to become a gold mine for many organizers.

Confederations, committees, or boxing associations, therefore, mushroomed after the rain with the sole purpose of creating their championship belts, to create an attraction for the fights due to I organize.

However, in the 1960s, the two federations WBA and WBC were the most successful, surpassing other boxing organizations to become two world-class federations, recognized by the global boxing village as the main organization of the sport.

Boxer Anthony Joshua has acquired all four world championships

With the effective management and organization of WBA and WBC competitions, World Boxing is increasingly becoming a money-making business. But also because 2 world-class organizations are living together well, the consequence is that more people want to be part of the lucrative piece of boxing called boxing.

Because a professional boxing match only takes place quickly, and can even end after 1-2 minutes if any puncher gets knocked out early, plus the huge revenue comes mainly in matches. World Championship title competition, so the need to organize top matches always flourished.

Therefore, in the ’80s, two more boxing federations appeared, IBF (founded in 1983) and WBO (founded in 1988) that rose to share the leading role of the boxing world, making the emergence of New championship belt. And so, there are currently four world-class federations sharing a piece of cake worth billions of dollars of professional boxing.