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British Boxing Board of Control

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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
United Kingdom

Contents

CouncilsEdit

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 BeltEdit

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 separate occasions.

ScoringEdit

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.

MuseumEdit

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

ChampionsEdit

Weight class: Reign began: Champion Record: Defenses:
Flyweight 14 May 2016   Andrew Selby 11–1 (6 KO) 0
Super Flyweight vacant
Bantamweight 27 September 2018   Ukashir Farooq 11–0 (4 KO) 1
Super Bantamweight 8 March 2019   Brad Foster 10–0–1 (3 KO) 0
Featherweight 26 September 2015   Ryan Walsh 24–2–2 (11 KO) 6
Super Featherweight 14 April 2018   Sam Bowen 14–0 (10 KO) 0
Lightweight 20 April 2019   Joe Cordina 9–0 (7 KO) 0
Light Welterweight 13 October 2018   Robbie Davies Jr 18–1 (12 KO) 1
Welterweight 8 March 2019   Chris Jenkins 22–3–2 (8 KO) 1
Light Middleweight 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 vacant
Light Heavyweight 23 March 2019   Joshua Buatsi 11–0 (9 KO) 0
Cruiserweight 22 September 2018   Lawrence Okolie 13–0 (10 KO) 1
Heavyweight 13 July 2019   Daniel Dubois 12–0 (11 KO) 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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