British Boxing Board of Control

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British Boxing Board of Control
SportBoxing
AbbreviationBBBofC
Founded1929[1]
LocationCardiff
ReplacedNational 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 seven "Area" Councils:[3]

1. Scottish Area

2. Northern Ireland Area

3. Welsh Area

4. Northern Area

5. Central Area

6. Southern Area

7. Midlands Area

Western Area was merged with the Southern 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 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 (if the fight goes to points decision), the referee hands his decision 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.

Champions[edit]

Weight class: Reign began: Champion Record: Defenses:
Flyweight vacant
Super-flyweight 21 December 2019 England Sunny Edwards 14–0 (4 KO) 0
Bantamweight 16 November 2019 Scotland Lee McGregor 8–0 (6 KO) 0
Super-bantamweight 8 March 2019 England Brad Foster 13–0–2 (5 KO) 4
Featherweight 26 September 2015 England Ryan Walsh 26–2–2 (12 KO) 6
Super-featherweight 30 November 2019 Northern Ireland Anthony Cacace 18–1 (7 KO) 0
Lightweight 1 August 2020 Northern Ireland James Tennyson 27–3 (23 KO) 0
Super-lightweight vacant
Welterweight 8 March 2019 Wales Chris Jenkins 22–3–3 (8 KO) 2
Super-welterweight 19 October 2019 England Scott Fitzgerald 14–0 (9 KO) 0
Middleweight 22 December 2018 Wales Liam Williams 22–2–1 (17 KO) 1
Super-middleweight 30 November 2019 England Lerrone Richards 13–0 (3 KO) 0
Light-heavyweight vacant
Cruiserweight 19 December 2019 England Richard Riakporhe 11–0 (8 KO) 0
Heavyweight 13 July 2019 England Daniel Dubois 14–0 (13 KO) 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing". Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Sport | Round one for women's boxing". BBC News. 24 November 1998. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. ^ "British Boxing Board of Control". BBBofC. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2017.


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