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Cyber Boxing Zone (CBZ) is a website relating to the sport of boxing. It was founded in 1995 by Mike DeLisa from New York City and Steve Gordon from Portland.[1][2] DeLisa had previously written a boxing newsletter for America Online,[2] while Gordon wrote for Rolling Stone in the 1960s.[3] Contributors have included Randy Gordon, a former New York State Boxing Commissioner.[2] In 1999, The Independent called it "one of the most entertaining and informative" mainstream boxing sites.[4] The site has coverage of both current and historical boxing information. DeLisa is a member of the International Boxing Research Organization and was a consultant on the biopic Cinderella Man.[1][5]

Lineal championship[edit]

CBZ was an early advocate of the notional lineal championship as an alternative to the multiple disputed championships awarded by rival governing bodies.[6] It maintains its own retrospective lists of lineal champions in each weight class, back to the introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules in 1885.[7][8] It began this in 1994, and has retrospectively calculated titleholders beginning from the 1885 introduction of the Queensberry Rules.[9][8] Fight records used in deriving the lists were supplied by Tracy Callis of the "International Boxing Research Organization" and by Matt Tegen.[8] While all versions of the lineal championship agree that a challenger who defeats the current champion at the given weight inherits the lineal title, different versions disagree about how to proclaim a new champion when the existing one retires or moves to a different weight class. For example, CBZ's heavyweight list title is vacant from Lennox Lewis' 2004 retirement until Wladimir Klitschko's 2009 victory over Ruslan Chagaev.[10] The CBZ site gives explanations of some of its marginal decisions.[9]

Heavyweight[edit]

Champion Reign
Wladimir Klitschko 2009–present
Lennox Lewis 2001-2004, retires
Hasim Rahman 2001
Lennox Lewis 1998-2001
Shannon Briggs 1997-1998
George Foreman 1994-1997
Michael Moorer 1994
Evander Holyfield 1993-1994
Riddick Bowe 1992-1993
Evander Holyfield 1990-1992
Buster Douglas 1990
Mike Tyson 1988-1990
Michael Spinks 1985-1988
Larry Holmes 1980-1985
Muhammad Ali 1978-1979
Leon Spinks 1978
Muhammad Ali 1974-1978
George Foreman 1973-1974
Joe Frazier 1970-1973
Cassius Clay 1964-1970, retires
Sonny Liston 1962-1964
Floyd Patterson 1960-1962
Ingemar Johansson 1959-1960
Floyd Patterson 1956-1959
Rocky Marciano 1952-1956, retires
Jersey Joe Walcott 1951-1952
Ezzard Charles 1949-1951
Joe Louis 1937-1949, retires
James J. Braddock 1935-1937
Max Baer 1934-1935
Primo Carnera 1933-1934
Jack Sharkey 1932-1933
Max Schmeling 1930-1932
Gene Tunney 1926-1928, retires
Jack Dempsey 1919-1926
Jess Willard 1915-1919
Jack Johnson 1908-1915
Tommy Burns 1906-1908
Marvin Hart 1905-1906
James J. Jeffries 1899-1905, retires
Bob Fitzsimmons 1897-1899
James J. Corbett 1892-1897
John L. Sullivan 1885-1892

Cruiserweight (200 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Tomasz Adamek 2008-2009
David Haye 2007-2008, vacates
Jean Marc Mormeck 2007
O'Neil Bell 2006-2007
Evander Holyfield 1988, vacates
Carlos DeLeon
Bernard Benton
Alfonso Ratliff
S.T. Gordon
Carlos DeLeon
Marvin Camel

Light-heavyweight (175 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Adonis Stevenson 2013–present
Chad Dawson 2012-2013
Bernard Hopkins 2011-2012
Jean Pascal 2010-2011
Zsolt Erdei 2004-2009, vacates
Julio Cesar Gonzalez 2003-2004
Dariusz Michalczewski 1997-2003
Virgil Hill 1996-1997
Michael Spinks 1983-1985, vacates
Bob Foster 1968-1974, retires
Dick Tiger 1966-1968
Jose Torres 1965-1966
Willie Pastrano 1963-1965
Harold Johnson 1962-1963
Archie Moore 1952-1962, vacates
Joey Maxim 1950-1952
Freddie Mills 1948-1950
Gus Lesnevich 1941-1948
Billy Conn 1939-1941, vacates
John Henry Lewis 1935-1939, retires
Bob Olin 1934-1935
Maxie Rosenbloom 1932-1934
Tommy Loughran 1927-1929, vacates
Jack Delaney 1926-1927, vacates
Paul Berlenbach 1925-1926
Mike McTigue 1923-1925
Battling Siki 1922-1923
Georges Carpentier 1920-1922
Battling Levinsky 1916-1920
Jack Dillon 1914-1916
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien 1905, vacates
Bob Fitzsimmons 1903-1905
George Gardner 1903
Jack Root 1903

Super-middleweight (168 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Andre Ward 2011–present
Joe Calzaghe 2006-2008, vacates
Bruno Girard 2000-2001, vacates
Byron Mitchell 1999-2000
Frank Liles 1994-1999
Steve Little 1994
Michael Nunn 1992-1994
Victor Cordoba 1991-1992
Christophe Tiozzo 1990-1991
In-Chul Baek 1989-1990
Fulgencio Obelmejias 1988-1989
Chong-Pal Park 1984-1988

Middleweight (160 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Sergio Martinez 2010–present
Kelly Pavlik 2007-2010
Jermain Taylor 2005-2007
Bernard Hopkins 2001-2005
James Toney 1991-1993, vacates
Michael Nunn 1989-1991
Sugar Ray Leonard 1987, vacates
Marvin Hagler 1980-1987
Alan Minter 1980
Vito Antuofermo 1979-1980
Hugo Corro 1978-1979
Rodrigo Valdez 1977-1978
Carlos Monzon 1970-1977, retires
Nino Benvenuti 1968-1970
Emile Griffith 1967
Nino Benvenuti 1967
Emile Griffith 1966-1967
Dick Tiger 1965-1966
Paul Pender 1962-1963, retires
Terry Downes 1961-1962
Paul Pender 1960-1961
Sugar Ray Robinson 1958-1960
Carmen Basilio 1957-1958
Sugar Ray Robinson 1957
Gene Fullmer 1957
Sugar Ray Robinson 1955-1957
Bobo Olson 1952-1955
Sugar Ray Robinson 1951-1952
Randy Turpin 1951
Sugar Ray Robinson 1951
Jake LaMotta 1949-1951
Marcel Cerdan 1948-1949
Tony Zale 1948
Rocky Graziano 1947-1948
Tony Zale 1941-1947
Mickey Walker 1926-1931, vacates
Tiger Flowers 1926
Harry Greb 1923-1926
Johnny Wilson 1920-1923
Mike O'Dowd 1917-1920
Al McCoy 1914-1917
George Chip 1913-1914
Frank Klaus 1913
Stanley Ketchel 1908-1910, dies
Billy Papke 1908
Stanley Ketchel 1907-1908
Tommy Ryan 1898-1906, vacates
Bob Fitzsimmons 1891-1895, vacates
Nonpareil Dempsey 1884-1891

Light-middleweight (154 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Ronald Wright 2004-2005, vacates
Shane Mosley 2003-2004
Oscar De La Hoya 2001-2003
Javier Castillejo 1999-2001
Keith Mullings 1997-1999
Terry Norris 1995-1997
Thomas Hearns 1984-1986, vacates
Sugar Ray Leonard 1981
Ayub Kalule 1979-1981
Masashi Kudo 1978-1979
Eddie Gazo 1977-1978
Miguel Angel Castellini 1976-1977
Jose Manuel Duran 1976
Koichi Wajima 1976
Jae-Do Yuh 1975-1976
Koichi Wajima 1975
Oscar Albarado 1974-1975
Koichi Wajima 1971-1974
Carmelo Bossi 1970-1971
Freddie Little 1969-1970
Sandro Mazzinghi 1968, vacates
Ki-Soo Kim 1966-1968
Nino Benvenuti 1965-1966
Sandro Mazzinghi 1963-1965
Ralph Dupas 1963
Denny Moyer 1962-1963

Welterweight (147 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Floyd Mayweather, Jr 2010–present

Light-welterweight (140 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Manny Pacquiao 2009-2010, vacates
Ricky Hatton 2005 - 2009
Kostya Tszyu 2001 -2005

Lightweight (130 lbs)[edit]

Champion Reign
Juan Manuel Marquez 2008-12, vacates

Super-featherweight[edit]

Featherweight[edit]

Prince Naseem Hamed 1998-2001

Super-bantamweight[edit]

Bantamweight[edit]

Flyweight[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A. Pro, Johnna (3 June 2005). "Author uncovered the real boxer". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Rosano, Paul (18 April 1999). "SITES FOR FIGHT FANS HAVE PLENTY OF PUNCH". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. E2. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Mutter, Bob (5 August 1996). "Online magazine a big hit". Chicago Sun-Times. NewsBank. p. 76. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Oldfield, Andy (18 October 1999). "Boxing on the Internet -". The Independent. London, UK. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Taylor, Ted (13 February 2004). "Fleer's old-timers set has touch of class". Philadelphia Media Network. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Rold, Cliff (21 April 2009). "Pacquiao Aims for Four (and Six)". Real History. BoxingScene. pp. Part VII. Retrieved 17 August 2013. There can be some argument as to whether this bout earned a lineal distinction. The concept wasn’t heavily tracked in 1998, but the Cyber Boxing Zone (CBZ) recognizes the lineage as dating to the latter championship days of Azumah Nelson, which is probably correct. 
  7. ^ "Lineal heavyweight boxing champs". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Past Lineal Champions". Cyber Boxing Zone. 
  9. ^ a b DeLisa, Mike (August 2004). "What the CBZ Means When it Refers to “Lineal Championships”". CBZ Journal. Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lineal heavyweight boxing champs". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

External links[edit]


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