British Boxing Board of Control
|British Boxing Board of Control
|Replaced||National Sporting Club|
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is the governing body of professional boxing in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1929 from the old National Sporting Club and is headquartered in Cardiff.
The Board divides the country into eight "Area" Councils, see http://www.bbbofc.com/area_councils.php
- Northern Ireland
- Northern Area
- Central Area
- Southern Area
- Western Area
- Midlands Area
The Board also sanctions bouts for British boxing's most prestigious title: the Lonsdale Belt. The Lonsdale Belt is awarded to the champion of the United Kingdom in each respective weight class and to win the belt outright it must be defended against a British challenger on at least three separate occasions.
The Board is known for its unique scoring system. Except for title fights (where the bout is scored by three judges, none of whom serve as fight referee), the referee is the sole scorer. After the bout, the referee's decision is handed to the MC and the winner is announced, the referee then raising the arm of the winner, or in the event of a draw both boxers arms.
The Board's headquarters include a museum of boxing memorabilia.
|Weight class:||Champion:||Reign began:|
|Flyweight||Kevin Satchell||13 October 2012|
|Super Flyweight||Paul Butler||9 November 2012|
|Bantamweight||Jamie McDonnell||3 September 2011|
|Super Bantamweight||Scott Quigg||22 October 2011|
|Featherweight||Josh Warrington||21 May 2014|
|Super Featherweight||Stephen Smith||17 August 2013|
|Lightweight||Derry Mathews||10 May 2014|
|Light Welterweight||Willie Limond||27 June 2014|
|Welterweight||Frankie Gavin||1 November 2012|
|Light Middleweight||Liam Smith||21 September 2013|
|Middleweight||Billy Joe Saunders||15 December 2012|
|Super Middleweight||Paul Smith||29 June 2013|
|Light Heavyweight||Tony Bellew||16 July 2011|
|Cruiserweight||Ovill McKenzie||7 June 2014|
|Heavyweight||Tyson Fury||30 November 2014|
- The Amateur Boxing Association which governs Amateur boxing in the United Kingdom