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The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is a sanctioning organization currently recognizing professional boxing world champions. Its offices are located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of San Juan within the island of Puerto Rico Coordinates: Country United States Territory Puerto Rico Founded 1508/1521 Area  - City 76. ...

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History

The WBO started after a group of Puerto Rican and Dominican businessmen broke out of the World Boxing Association's 1988 annual convention in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, claiming to be disgusted by the WBA's questionable rules and ratings systems. Some have afterward pointed to the WBO's own questionable ratings including ranking Darrin Morris as high as #5 despite his being dead at the time. World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Puerto Cruz beach. ... Darrin Morris (born June 15, 1966, Detroit- died October 1, 2000, West Palm Beach), super middleweight boxer at the WBO. The WBO twice moved Darrin Morris up in its super-middleweight rankings in 2001, despite the fact that he died of HIV-related meningitis at age 32 the previous October. ...


The WBO's first president was Ramon Pina Acevedo of the Dominican Republic. Soon after its beginning, the WBO was staging world championship bouts around the globe. Its first championship fight was for the vacant World Super-middleweight title, between Thomas Hearns and James Kinchen; Hearns won by decision. In order to gain respectability, the WBO next elected former world light-heavyweight champion Jose Torres of Ponce, Puerto Rico its president. Torres achieved his goal and left in 1996, giving way to Puerto Rican lawyer Francisco Varcarcel as president. Varcarcel has been there since. Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958, in Memphis, Tennessee), is an American 7-time world champion professional boxer. ... José Torres, Chegui (born May 3, 1936), is a Puerto Rican who is a former boxer and the first hispanic ever to win the worlds Light Heavyweight championship. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Gentilic: Ponceños Location Location of Ponce, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded 1692 Mayor Francisco Zayas Seijo Political party PPD Senatorial district 5 - Ponce Representative district 24, 25 Geographical characteristics Area Total 501. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Francisco Valcarcel (born c. ...


The WBO was made popular by boxers such as Oscar De La Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera, Naseem Hamed, Michael Carbajal, Johnny Tapia, Harry Simon, Nigel Benn, Gerald McClellan, Joe Calzaghe, Steve Collins, Michael Moorer, Dariusz Michalczewski, Chris Eubank, Vitali Klitschko, Chris Byrd and Vladimir Klistchko in the 1990s. Oscar De La Hoya (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born February 4, 1973) — nicknamed the Golden Boy — is an American boxer who won a gold medal for the United States Boxing Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games and is considered one of boxings all time greats. ... Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (born January 17, 1974 in Mexico City) is a Mexican professional boxer and former world WBC Super Featherweight champion. ... Naseem redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johnny Lee Tapia (born February 13, 1967), better known as Johnny Tapia, is an American professional boxer. ... Harry Simon is a trivia-fueled wisenheimer who has been writing about pro wrestling off and on for 16 years. ... Nigel Benn (born January 22, 1964) is an English former boxer who held world titles at both Middleweight and Super Middleweight. ... Gerald McClellan (born October 23, 1967 in Freeport, Illinois) is a former boxer from the United States of America, who was world Middleweight champion. ... Joe The Pride of Wales Calzaghe (born 23 March 1972 in Hammersmith, London England) is a Welsh boxer of Sardinian origin, and Welsh descent. ... Steve Collins, nicknamed The Celtic Warrior, is a former world boxing Champion. ... Michael Lee Moorer (born November 12, 1967) is a former boxer who has been a world champion in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. ... Dariusz Michalczewski pseudonym: Tiger (born May 5, 1968 in Gdańsk, Poland) is one of the most successful, if somewhat controversial boxing champion of recent years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dr. Vitali Vladimirovich Klitschko (Ukrainian: ) born July 19, 1971). ... Chris Cornelius Rapid Fire Byrd, (born August 15, 1970), is a 6 ft. ...


The WBO twice moved Darrin Morris up in its super-middleweight rankings in 2001, despite the fact that he was dead. Morris was #7 at the time of his death and #5 when the WBO discovered the error. Varcarcel said "we obviously missed the fact that Darrin was dead. It is regrettable." One week after British newspaper The Independent broke the story, one of the three men ranking the boxers, Gordon Volkman, still had not heard that Morris was dead.[1] Darrin Morris (born June 15, 1966, Detroit- died October 1, 2000, West Palm Beach), super middleweight boxer at the WBO. The WBO twice moved Darrin Morris up in its super-middleweight rankings in 2001, despite the fact that he died of HIV-related meningitis at age 32 the previous October. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony OReillys Independent News & Media. ...


The WBO has never been able to build a brand name equal to the IBF (USA), WBA (Venezuela), and WBC (Mexico) but its matches are popular in some parts of the world. A key reason is that a few of today's most talented or successful (in modern boxing, the same fighter can be one, yet not the other) boxers have worn WBO belts. Also, at times, WBO Title matchups have been more appealing to declining or retired (yet still "big-name") fighters staging comebacks. These champions have represented a variety of countries, in the process boosting the industry credibility of areas like Europe and Asia. This has sometimes presented a stark contrast to the major organizations, whose title fights are frequently dominated by U.S. promoters and, therefore, U.S. fighters. Some media sources such as Boxingtalk[1] and Fightnews[2] consider the WBO to be a legit championship. International Boxing Federation (IBF) is one of several boxing organisations. ... WBA is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: World Boxing Association, an international organization of professional boxing West Bromwich Albion F.C., an English professional football team World Basketball Association, a southeastern based professional basketball league Western Band Association, a circuit for High School Marching Bands... WBC is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: White blood cell World Boxing Council The WBC, a music group Westboro Baptist Church Wilkes-Barre Connecting Railroad White Blood Cells (album) Washington Bible College Widcombe Baptist Church World Baseball Classic World Boardgaming Championships Womens Business Council...


Current WBO world title holders

Weight class: Champion: Date won:
Mini flyweight Flag of Puerto Rico Ivan Calderón May 3, 2003
Junior flyweight Flag of Puerto Rico Ivan Calderón August 25, 2007
Flyweight Flag of Argentina Omar Andrés Narváez July 13, 2002
Junior bantamweight Flag of Mexico Fernando Montiel April 9, 2005
Bantamweight Flag of the Philippines Gerry Penalosa August 11, 2007
Junior featherweight Flag of Mexico Daniel Ponce de León October 29, 2005
Featherweight Flag of Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez August 5, 2006
Junior lightweight Flag of the Dominican Republic Joan Guzman  December 18, 2006 
Lightweight Flag of Mexico Juan Diaz April 28, 2007
Junior welterweight Flag of Colombia Ricardo Torres November 18, 2006
Welterweight Flag of the United States Paul Williams July 14, 2007
Junior middleweight Flag of Ukraine Sergiy Dzinziruk October 21, 2006
Middleweight Flag of the United States Jermain Taylor December 9, 2006
Super middleweight Flag of Wales Joe Calzaghe October 11, 1997
Light heavyweight Flag of Hungary Zsolt Erdei January 17, 2004
Junior heavyweight Flag of Wales Enzo Maccarinelli July 8, 2006
Heavyweight Flag of Russia Sultan Ibragimov June 2, 2007

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Flyweight is a class in boxing which includes fighters weighing less than 112 lb (51 kg) but above 108 lb (49 kg). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Omar Andrés Narváez (born July 10, 1975 in Trelew, Chubut, Argentina) is a southpaw professional boxer in the flyweight (112 lb) division, who won the gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Boxing weight class names are not always consistent, as shown in the following table: Weight classes for boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics: See also Boxing Reigning boxing champions Categories: | ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Fernando Montiel (born March 1, 1979 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a professional boxer in the Super flyweight (115 lb) division. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term bantamweight usually refers to a class in boxing or boxers who weigh between 112 and 118 pounds. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Geronimo Gerry Penalosa (born August 7, 1972, San Carlos City, Philippines) is a boxer in the Super Flyweight division. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Junior featherweight also known as light featherweight and super bantamweight is a weight class in boxing weighing between 118 to 122 pounds, It is in between bantamweight and featherweight. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Daniel Ponce de León (Tarahumara American Indian born July 27, 1980 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico) is a southpaw professional boxer in the junior featherweight (122 lb) division. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Featherweight is a weight class division in the sport of boxing and wrestling (Greco-Roman). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez (born August 23, 1973, in Mexico City) is a Mexican professional boxer and the reigning world WBC Super Featherweight defending champion. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mens classifications according to WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO: Weight classes for boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics: See also Boxing Categories: | ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Joan Guzman (born May 1, 1976), is a Dominican boxer who is the WBOs former world super-bantamweight champion. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The lightweight is the 130 pounds (59 kilograms) to 135 pounds (61 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Juan Díaz is a common personal name in most Spanish-speaking countries that can refer to different people: Juan Díaz Canales, a Spanish comics artist Juan Díaz de Solís, a Spanish navigator Juan Díaz, a secular priest Juan Díaz, an Argentinian boxer Juan D... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Ricardo Torres (born February 16, 1980), is a boxer from Magangué, Bolívar, Colombia, and current WBO world junior welterweight champion. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Welterweight is a weight class division in combat sports. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paul Williams (born July 27, 1981 in Aiken, South Carolina) is an American boxer. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Boxing weight class names are not always consistent, as shown in the following table: Weight classes for boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics: See also Boxing Reigning boxing champions Categories: | ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Sergey Dzindziruk (born March 1, 1976 in St. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Middleweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jermain Taylor (born August 11, 1978, Little Rock, Arkansas) —nicknamed Bad Intentions— is a professional boxer current Undisputed World middleweight boxing champion. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A weight division in professional boxing, first established in the 1980s but made popular in the 1990s by British superstars Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn who took over from Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard as long-reigning WBO and WBC world Super-Middleweight champions respectively. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Joe The Pride of Wales Calzaghe (born 23 March 1972 in Hammersmith, London England) is a Welsh boxer of Sardinian origin, and Welsh descent. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... 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Sultan Ibragimov (born March 8, 1975, Kaspiysk, Dagestan) is a Russian heavyweight boxer of Dagestani descent. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Former champions

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world organizations recognized by the IBHOF


The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ... World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ... WBC logo mark “WBC” redirects here. ... The International Boxing Federation, or IBF, is one of many organizations which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the WBA, WBC, WBO, and a dozen or so others. ...

WBO affiliated organizations

The North American Boxing Organization is one of several regulators of boxing that works in North America. ...

Transition of WBO titles

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References

  1. ^ Boxingtalk.com Ratings
  2. ^ Fightnews World Rankings

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
WORLD BOXING ORGANIZATION'S CONSTITUTION (3472 words)
a.- Promote the development of Professional Boxing throughout the world; as an educational activity that contributes to the forming of characters of athletes that are dedicated to such discipline.
The Rules and Regulations that govern world championship contest in the Organization shall be compulsory in all contests sanctioned by the Organization.
The provisions that establish the judicial nature of the Organization, which shall always be not for profit and directed to promoting and developing Professional Boxing in the world, shall never be amended in any form whatsoever.
World Boxing Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (548 words)
The WBO started after a group of Puerto Rican and Dominican businessmen broke out of the World Boxing Association's 1988 annual convention in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, claiming to be disgusted by the WBA's questionable rules and ratings systems.
The WBO was made popular by boxers such as Britain's flamboyant champion Chris Eubank, thanks to his 24 WBO world championship bouts in the 1990's and mostly thanks to his ability to make an event spectacular even if his opponent was dull.
The WBC (World Boxing Council) refused for years to let their world champions take part in unification bouts with WBO title holders, with the exception of the unification bout between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in 1993 after Don King had stepped in to arrange it.
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