North American Boxing Federation

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The North American Boxing Federation (NABF) is a not-for-profit regional sanctioning body that awards regional boxing titles. It is a boxing federation within the World Boxing Council (WBC).


The WBC established the NABF in 1969 as part of its creation of a variety of regional boxing federations. These regional federations would sanction championship bouts and crown regional champions. These champions would be given consideration in the world rankings put out by the WBC. The first NABF title bout was between Sonny Liston and Leotis Martin on December 6, 1969.[1]

According to the International Boxing Research Organization, "the appearance of the NABF in 1969 marked the start of major 12-round title bouts in western countries..."[2]

Championship lineage[edit]

Current title holders[edit]


Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Minimumweight vacant
Light flyweight vacant
Flyweight vacant
Super flyweight vacant
Bantamweight United States Oscar Negrete June 30, 2017
Super bantamweight United States Diego De La Hoya September 16, 2017
Featherweight United States Manny Robles III June 14, 2018
Super featherweight United States Ryan Garcia May 4, 2018
Lightweight vacant
Super lightweight United States Maxim Dadashev June 9, 2018
Welterweight Lithuania Egidijus Kavaliauskas September 22, 2017
Super welterweight United States Carlos Adames October 13, 2018
Middleweight Republic of Ireland Jason Quigley March 23, 2017
Super middleweight United States Jesse Hart April 28, 2018
Light heavyweight vacant
Cruiserweight vacant
Heavyweight Canada Óscar Rivas September 28, 2017


Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Atomweight vacant
Strawweight vacant
Light flyweight vacant
Flyweight vacant
Super flyweight United States Christina Ruiz July 28, 2017
Bantamweight vacant
Super bantamweight vacant
Featherweight vacant
Super featherweight United States Mikaela Mayer October 13, 2018
Lightweight United States Selina Barrios December 29, 2017
Super lightweight vacant
Welterweight vacant
Super welterweight Canada Marie-Eve Dicaire February 15, 2018
Middleweight vacant
Super middleweight vacant
Heavyweight vacant

Other regional WBC federations[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Boxing Bodies: A Brief Chronology and Rundown". International Boxing Digest. 40 (1): 58. January 1998.
  2. ^ "About All These 12-Rounders". International Boxing Digest. 38 (6): 60. August 1996.