North American Boxing Federation
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.
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..."
Current title holders
|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||Ryan Garcia||15 September 2017||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
- Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF)
- European Boxing Union (EBU)
- Asian Boxing Council (ABCO)
- African Boxing Union (ABU)
- Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE)
- Central American Boxing Federation (FECARBOX)
- CIS and Slovenian Boxing Bureau (CISBB)
- South American Boxing Federation (FESUBOX)
- "Boxing Bodies: A Brief Chronology and Rundown". International Boxing Digest. 40 (1): 58. January 1998.
- "About All These 12-Rounders". International Boxing Digest. 38 (6): 60. August 1996.