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 Joshua Franco April 25, 2019
Super bantamweight United States Ronny Rios July 13, 2019
Featherweight Manny Robles III
Super featherweight Ryan Garcia
Lightweight vacant
Super lightweight United States Luis Feliciano August 22, 2019
Welterweight United States Blair Cobbs November 2, 2019
Super welterweight United States Carlos Adames October 13, 2018
Middleweight vacant
Super middleweight Canada Shakeel Phinn June 8, 2019
Light heavyweight vacant
Cruiserweight vacant
Heavyweight Russia Arslanbek Makmudov September 28, 2019


Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Atomweight vacant
Strawweight vacant
Light flyweight vacant
Flyweight vacant
Super flyweight vacant
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 vacant
Middleweight United States Raquel Miller May 18, 2018
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.