Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation

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Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation
AbbreviationOPBF
Formation1952 (as OBF)
TypeFederation of national professional boxing commissions
HeadquartersJapanJapan
Location
Region served
Asia and Oceania
Membership
16 national commissions and 3 regional commissions
Official language
English
AffiliationsWorld Boxing Council
Websitehttp://www.opbf.info/
RemarksOPBF 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.[1] Members of the OPBF regional group are Australia, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Taiwan, Thailand and Tonga.

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 Philippines Lito Dante 31 March 2019
Light Flyweight Philippines Edward Heno 10 September 2017
Flyweight Philippines Jayr Raquinel 13 March 2018
Super Flyweight Australia Andrew Moloney 24 February 2018
Bantamweight Japan Keita Kurihara 24 December 2018
Super Bantamweight Japan Hiroaki Teshigawara 11 October 2018
Featherweight Japan Satoshi Shimizu 2 October 2017
Super Featherweight Japan Hironori Mishiro 20 June 2018
Lightweight Japan Masayoshi Nakatani 11 January 2014
Super Lightweight Japan Rikki Naito 15 May 2018
Welterweight Australia Ben Savva 24 May 2018
Super Welterweight South Korea Jung Kyoung Lee 19 January 2019
Middleweight Japan Yuki Nonaka 24 February 2019
Super Middleweight Australia Jayde Mitchell 17 October 2016
Light Heavyweight Australia Aaron Lai 25 February 2017
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]

OPBF official facebook
OPBF official twitter
OPBF official Website