Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation

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Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation
Abbreviation OPBF
Formation 1952 (as OBF)
Type Federation of national professional boxing commissions
Headquarters JapanJapan
Location
Region served
Asia and Oceania
Membership
16 national commissions and 3 regional commissions
Official language
English
President
Yewkow Hayashi
Affiliations World Boxing Council
Website http://www.opbf.jp/
Remarks OPBF was established as "Oriental Boxing Federation"

The Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) is a professional boxing organization that sanctions title fights in the Asian and Pacific region.

History[edit]

The OPBF was formed in 1954 by the Japanese, Korean, and Filipino boxing commissions. It was originally named the Orient Boxing Federation, but changed to the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation when the Australian National Boxing Federation joined in 1977. Members of the OPBF regional group are Australia, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand, PAMA,[clarification needed] Philippines, Samoa, Taiwan, Thailand and Tonga.[1]

The OPBF helped form the World Boxing Council in 1963 and is currently affiliated with that organization.

Members[edit]

15 national commissions and 3 regional commissions (Hong Kong, Guam and Hawaii).

Current OPBF title holders[edit]

Male[edit]

Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Minimumweight Japan Ryuya Yamanaka 11 November 2016
Light Flyweight Japan Ken Shiro 7 August 2016
Flyweight Japan Daigo Higa 2 July 2016
Super Flyweight Philippines Rene Dacquel 1 April 2016
Bantamweight Philippines Mark John Yap 11 November 2016
Super Bantamweight Japan Shun Kubo 26 December 2015
Featherweight Japan Ryo Takenaka 10 August 2015
Super Featherweight Japan Masayuki Ito 8 August 2015
Lightweight Japan Masayoshi Nakatani 11 January 2014
Super Lightweight Philippines Al Rivera 11 February 2016
Welterweight Australia Jack Brubaker 19 August 2015
Super Welterweight Thailand Ratchasi Sithsaithong 22 April 2017
Middleweight Japan Maebara Tyson Koki 23 November 2016
Super Middleweight Australia Jayde Mitchell 17 October 2016
Light Heavyweight VACANT
Cruiserweight Australia Jai Opetaia 15 July 2017
Heavyweight Japan Kyotaro Fujimoto 14 January 2017

Other regional WBC federations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing Bodies: A Brief Chronology and Rundown", International Boxing Digest, 40, no. 1: 58, January 1998 

External links[edit]