British Boxing Board of Control

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British Boxing Board of Control
Sport Boxing
Founded 1929
Location Cardiff
Replaced National Sporting Club
Official website
United Kingdom

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

  1. Scottish
  2. Northern Ireland
  3. Welsh
  4. Northern Area
  5. Central Area
  6. Southern Area
  7. Western Area
  8. Midlands Area

Lonsdale Belt[edit]

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 England Kevin Satchell 13 October 2012
Super Flyweight England Paul Butler 9 November 2012
Bantamweight England Jamie McDonnell 3 September 2011
Super Bantamweight England Scott Quigg 22 October 2011
Featherweight England Josh Warrington 21 May 2014
Super Featherweight England Stephen Smith 17 August 2013
Lightweight England Derry Mathews 10 May 2014
Light Welterweight Scotland Willie Limond 27 June 2014
Welterweight England Frankie Gavin 1 November 2012
Light Middleweight England Liam Smith 21 September 2013
Middleweight England Billy Joe Saunders 15 December 2012
Super Middleweight England Paul Smith 29 June 2013
Light Heavyweight England Tony Bellew 16 July 2011
Cruiserweight England Ovill McKenzie 7 June 2014
Heavyweight England Tyson Fury 30 November 2014

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