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).

History[edit]

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]

CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won Title Lineage Title Fights
Heavyweight Vacant - Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti 13 May 2016 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Oleksandr Gvozdyk 9 April 2016 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Ronald Gavril 8 October 2016 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Vacant - Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Welterweight Radzhab Butaev 19 November 2016 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev 1 May 2015 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Lightweight Paul Spadafora 6 April 2013 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Raymundo Beltran 27 July 2012 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Featherweight Francisco Vargas 9 August 2013 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Joseph Diaz 18 December 2015 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Bantamweight Randy Caballero 23 Mar 2017 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Carlos Carlson 23 Sep 2016 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Flyweight Oscar Cantu 12 Dec 2015 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Oscar Cantu 21 May 2016 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Flyweight Vacant - Title Lineage Title Fights
Strawweight Moises Calleros 18 Nov 2015 Title Lineage Title Fights
Female Middleweight Claressa Shields 10 March 2017 Title Lineage Title Fights

Other regional WBC federations[edit]

External links[edit]

References[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.