British Boxing Board of Control

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British Boxing Board of Control
Sport Boxing
Abbreviation BBBofC
Founded 1929[1]
Location Cardiff
Replaced National Sporting Club
Official website
www.bbbofc.com
United Kingdom

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is the governing body of professional boxing in the United Kingdom.[2] It was formed in 1929 from the old National Sporting Club and is headquartered in Cardiff.

Councils[edit]

The Board divides the country into eight "Area" Councils, see http://www.bbbofc.com/area_councils.php

  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.

Scoring[edit]

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 points 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.

Museum[edit]

The Board's headquarters include a museum of boxing memorabilia.

Champions[edit]

Weight class: Reign began: Champion Record: Defenses:
Flyweight 14 May 2016 Wales Andrew Selby 5-0 (3 KO) 0
Super Flyweight 17 October 2015 England Khalid Yafai 19-0 (13 KO) 0
Bantamweight 21 November 2015 Northern Ireland Ryan Burnett 14-0 (9 KO) 0
Super Bantamweight 6 March 2015 England James Dickens 22-2 (7 KO) 1
Featherweight 26 September 2015 England Ryan Walsh 21-1-1 (10 KO) 2
Super Featherweight 10 September 2016 England Martin Joseph Ward 15-0-2 (8 KO) 0
Lightweight 30 May 2015 Scotland Scott Cardle 19-0-1 (6 KO) 1
Light Welterweight 21 November 2015 England Tyrone Nurse 34-2-1 (7 KO) 2
Welterweight 5 March 2016 England Bradley Skeete 24-1 (11 KO) 0
Light Middleweight 19 December 2015 Wales Liam Williams 15-0-1 (10 KO) 1
Middleweight vacant
Super Middleweight 7 November 2015 England Callum Smith 21-0 (16 KO) 0
Light Heavyweight 27 February 2016 England Hosea Burton 17-0 (8 KO) 0
Cruiserweight 7 June 2014 England Ovill McKenzie 25-12-1 (13 KO) 2
Heavyweight vacant

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing". Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sport | Round one for women's boxing". BBC News. 1998-11-24. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 


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