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Obama
05-20-2010, 11:13 PM
First some background on the sanctioning bodies in boxing, covered pretty well in a thread I created some time ago:


Although boxing has existed as far back as the 16th century, the World Title didn't emerge until the end of the 19th century when Jim Corbett won it by defeating American Champion John L. Sullivan. This ushered out the era of bare knuckle fighting and ushered in the era of the Queensberry rules. Nonetheless, not until 1920 would boxing even become an officially sanctioned sport as the NYSAC (New York State Athletic Commission) was formed. The Walker Law happened to be passed that year which regulated boxing in NY. Sadly, from the very onset of sanctioning boxing, there was division. The NBA (National Boxing Association) emerged in other states in 1921 to counter the NYSAC's influence. From 1927 to 1940, the two organizations often had different Champions. Only when people held recognition from both organizations were they considered The World Champion. In 1962 the NBA became the WBA (World Boxing Association), and in 1963 the NYSAC supported the formation of the WBC (World Boxing Council). Not until 1984 would another sanctioning body emerge in the IBF, which was a direct result of division in the WBA. The IBF was recognized nearly immediately as legitimate. It's likely to be due to the fact that Larry Holmes (lineal Heavyweight Champion at the time) relinquished his WBC title when he was awarded the belt. Four years later (1988) the WBA would experience division yet again, leading to the formation of the WBO. Unlike the IBF however, the boxing world was not quick to recognize the WBO as legitimate. It took around a decade for people to consider their title just as credible as the rest. Part of their problem was that they didn't just hand out their title to the most established Champions out there. They made their own vacant title bouts between lesser qualified candidates. Francesco Damiani was their first Heavyweight Champion, and he's probably the least known "World Heavyweight Champion" of all time. The guy he beat to win the title wasn't exactly well known either (Johnny DuPlooy). To this day places like Japan still don't recognize the WBO, but since its three counterpart organizations recognize it (they all attend the same conventions and list the other sanctioning bodies Champions in each other's respective ratings), it's mostly accepted around the globe. The most recently established worldwide boxing organization that has attained some form of credibility is the IBO (International Boxing Organization), which has yet to be taken all that seriously (it's also not a member of the WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO brotherhood). Unlike the IBF and WBO however, it didn't spawn from the WBA. It actually didn't spawn from any previously established organization. Although many people doubt the IBO will ever achieve recognition, I'm not so sure. The organization currently has as many Ring Champions or #1 contenders to a vacant title as half of the other recognized organizations do.


Source: http://www.sweetboxing.com/showthread.php?t=603

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WBA Ratings 2000 - 2009 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MGI1HK55)

WBC Ratings [Present Only] (http://www.wbcboxing.com/)

IBF Ratings December 2005 - December 2009 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SCB8DEOY)

WBO Ratings 2000 - Present (http://www.wbo-int.com/revised/powersearch.asp)

IBO Ratings [Present Only] (http://www.iboboxing.com/top_100_computerized_rankings.html)

IBA Ratings [2007 Only] (http://www.ibamensboxing.com/rankingnew.htm)

WBF Ratings [Present Only] (http://www.worldboxingfoundation.com/ratings)


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Ratings of other sanctioning bodies to be added over time.

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