British Boxing Board of Control
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is the governing body of professional boxing in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1929 from the old National Sporting Club and is headquartered in Cardiff.
|Replaced||National Sporting Club|
- Northern Ireland
- Northern Area
- Central Area
- Southern Area
- Western Area
- Midlands Area
The Board also sanctions bouts for British boxing's most prestigious title: the Lonsdale Belt. The Lonsdale Belt is awarded to the champion of the United Kingdom in each respective weight class and to win the belt outright it must be defended against a British challenger on at least three occasions.
The Board is known for its unique scoring system. Except for title fights (where the bout is scored by three judges, none of whom serve as fight referee), the referee is the sole scorer. After the bout (if the fight goes to points decision), the referee hands his decision to the MC and the winner is announced, the referee then raising the arm of the winner – or, in the event of a draw, both boxers' arms.
The Board's headquarters include a museum of boxing memorabilia.
|Weight class:||Reign began:||Champion||Record:||Defenses:|
|Bantamweight||16 November 2019||8–0 (6 KO)||0|
|Super-bantamweight||8 March 2019||11–0–2 (4 KO)||2|
|Featherweight||26 September 2015||24–2–2 (11 KO)||6|
|Super-featherweight||30 November 2019||18–1 (7 KO)||0|
|Lightweight||20 April 2019||10–0 (7 KO)||1|
|Welterweight||8 March 2019||22–3–2 (8 KO)||2|
|Super-welterweight||27 October 2018||15–1–1 (9 KO)||1|
|Middleweight||22 December 2018||21–2–1 (16 KO)||1|
|Super-middleweight||30 November 2019||13–0 (3 KO)||0|
|Heavyweight||13 July 2019||12–0 (11 KO)||0|
- List of British heavyweight boxing champions
- List of British light-heavyweight boxing champions
- List of British middleweight boxing champions
- List of British welterweight boxing champions
- List of British lightweight boxing champions
- List of British featherweight boxing champions
- List of British bantamweight boxing champions
- List of British flyweight boxing champions
- Commonwealth Boxing Council
- Amateur Boxing Association of England