Commonwealth Boxing Council

The Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) is a governing body that sanctions professional boxing bouts for territories within the Commonwealth, and is an affiliate of the WBC.[1][2]

Commonwealth Boxing Council
AbbreviationCBC
Formation
1954; 67 years ago (1954) (as The Empire and Commonwealth Championships Committee)

1997; 24 years ago (1997) (as Commonwealth Boxing Council)

TypeNon-profit institution
PurposeBoxing sanctioning organisation
Region served
Commonwealth
President
Frederick Stirrup JP
Affiliations
Websitewww.commbc.com

HistoryEdit

The Commonwealth Boxing Council first started in 1954 as the Empire and Commonwealth Championships Committee, formed by the British Boxing Board of Control,[3] to officially award a Commonwealth title. Before its formation, boxers from select territories within the British Empire fought for the 'Empire title',[4][5][6] the first of such titles being awarded to British featherweight champion Jim Driscoll in 1908 after defeating Australian Charlie Griffin on points.[7][8] In 1972, the Empire and Commonwealth Championships Committee was re-organised as the 'Commonwealth Championships Committee'. In 1997 the organisation was incorporated as a separate entity from the British Boxing Board of Control and renamed the Commonwealth Boxing Council.[9]

In 2018, the first female version of the Commonwealth title was awarded to Anisha Basheel of Malawi on 15 June.[10]

Current championsEdit

As of 27 March 2021

MaleEdit

Weight class: Reign began: Champion Record: Defenses:
Flyweight 24 February 2017   Jay Harris 17–0 (9 KO) 1
Super-flyweight 27 March 2021   Prince Patel 27–1–2 (22 KO) 0
Bantamweight 13 October 2018   Lee McGregor 8–0 (6 KO) 2
Super-bantamweight 18 May 2019   Brad Foster 13–0–2 (5 KO) 3
Featherweight 31 July 2021   Nathaniel Collins 8–0 3 KO) 0
Super-featherweight 15 June 2019   Zelfa Barrett 23–1 (14 KO) 1
Lightweight 19 February 2021   Gavin Gwynne 13–2 (3 KO) 0
Super-lightweight 28 August 2021   Sam Maxwell 16–0 (11 KO) 0
Welterweight 24 July 2021   Ekow Essuman 15–0 (6 KO) 0
Super-welterweight 7 July 2021   Tim Tszyu 19–0 (15 KO) 0
Middleweight 2 February 2019   Felix Cash 14–0 (10 KO) 3
Super-middleweight 27 March 2021   Lennox Clarke 20–1–1 (8 KO) 0
Light-heavyweight 12 October 2019   Lyndon Arthur 18–0 (12 KO) 2
Cruiserweight 23 November 2019   Chris Billam-Smith 11–1 (10 KO) 1
Heavyweight 28 November 2020   Joe Joyce 12–0 (11 KO) 0

FemaleEdit

Weight class: Reign began: Champion Record: Defenses:
Flyweight vacant
Super flyweight vacant
Bantamweight 24 November 2018   Kristen Fraser 6–0 (2 KO) 0
Super bantamweight vacant
Featherweight vacant
Super featherweight vacant
Lightweight 15 June 2018   Anisha Basheel 8–6 (8 KO) 0
Super lightweight 15 September 2018   Nina Bradley 7–1 (0 KO) 0
Welterweight vacant
Super welterweight 13 July 2018   Stacey Copeland 5–0 (2 KO) 0
Middleweight vacant
Super middleweight vacant
Light heavyweight vacant
Cruiserweight vacant
Heavyweight vacant

Member organisationsEdit

  • Ghana Boxing Authority
  • Kenya Professional Boxing
  • Professional Boxing Control Board (Namibia)
  • Nigeria Boxing Board of Control
  • Boxing South Africa
  • Uganda Professional Boxing Commission
  • Tanzania Professional Boxing
  • Zambia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board
  • Indian Boxing Council
  • Australian National Boxing Federation
  • New Zealand Professional Boxing Association
  • Bahamas Boxing Commission
  • Professional Boxing Association (Barbados)
  • Guyana Boxing Board of Control
  • Jamaica Boxing Board of Control
  • Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board
  • British Boxing Board of Control
  • National Championships Committee (Canada)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Commonwealth boxing body, WBC now formally affiliated". The Nassau Guardian. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  2. ^ "World Boxing Council - BoxRec". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  3. ^ Contributor (2019-10-28). "Commonwealth Boxing appoint first woman secretary after WBC switch". Sky-News. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  4. ^ "From the Archives: the Boxing Championship of the British Empire programme, 1948 | Royal Albert Hall". Royal Albert Hall. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  5. ^ "Joe Bygraves". The Times. 2012-03-28. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  6. ^ "Dai Dower, champion flyweight boxer – obituary". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  7. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone -- Jem Driscoll". www.cyberboxingzone.com. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  8. ^ "BoxRec: Title". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  9. ^ "CBC - A HISTORY | COMMONWEALTH BOXING COUNCIL". commbc.com. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  10. ^ "Commonwealth Boxing Council (UK) Sanctions it's [sic] First Female Championship – Women of Boxing". Retrieved 2019-11-08.