British Boxing Board of Control

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is the governing body of professional boxing in the United Kingdom.[2] It was formed in 1929 from the old National Sporting Club and is headquartered in Cardiff.

British Boxing Board of Control
SportBoxing
AbbreviationBBBofC
Founded1929[1]
LocationCardiff
ReplacedNational Sporting Club
Official website
www.bbbofc.com

Councils

The Board divides the country into eight "Area" Councils:[3]

  1. Scottish
  2. Northern Ireland
  3. Welsh
  4. Northern Area
  5. Central Area
  6. Southern Area
  7. Western Area
  8. Midlands Area

Lonsdale Belt

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.

Scoring

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.

Museum

The Board's headquarters include a museum of boxing memorabilia.

Champions

Weight class: Reign began: Champion Record: Defenses:
Flyweight vacant
Super-flyweight vacant
Bantamweight 16 November 2019 Lee McGregor 8–0 (6 KO) 0
Super-bantamweight 8 March 2019 Brad Foster 11–0–2 (4 KO) 2
Featherweight 26 September 2015 Ryan Walsh 24–2–2 (11 KO) 6
Super-featherweight 30 November 2019 Anthony Cacace 18–1 (7 KO) 0
Lightweight 20 April 2019 Joe Cordina 10–0 (7 KO) 1
Super-lightweight vacant
Welterweight 8 March 2019 Chris Jenkins 22–3–2 (8 KO) 2
Super-welterweight 27 October 2018 Ted Cheeseman 15–1–1 (9 KO) 1
Middleweight 22 December 2018 Liam Williams 21–2–1 (16 KO) 1
Super-middleweight 30 November 2019 Lerrone Richards 13–0 (3 KO) 0
Light-heavyweight vacant
Cruiserweight vacant
Heavyweight 13 July 2019 Daniel Dubois 12–0 (11 KO) 0

See also

References

  1. "Boxing". Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. "Sport | Round one for women's boxing". BBC News. 24 November 1998. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. "British Boxing Board of Control". BBBofC. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2017.


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