North American Boxing Federation

The North American Boxing Federation (NABF) is a not-for-profit regional sanctioning body that awards regional boxing titles. It is a boxing federation within the World Boxing Council (WBC).

HistoryEdit

The WBC established the NABF in 1969 as part of its creation of a variety of regional boxing federations. These regional federations would sanction championship bouts and crown regional champions. These champions would be given consideration in the world rankings put out by the WBC. The first NABF title bout was between Sonny Liston and Leotis Martin on December 6, 1969.[1]

According to the International Boxing Research Organization, "the appearance of the NABF in 1969 marked the start of major 12-round title bouts in western countries..."[2]

Current championsEdit

MaleEdit

Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Minimumweight vacant
Light flyweight vacant
Flyweight   Miguel Angel Herrera December 21, 2019
Super flyweight   Jade Bornea January 30, 2020
Bantamweight vacant
Super bantamweight vacant
Featherweight   Adam Lopez June 11, 2020
Super featherweight vacant
Lightweight   Oscar Duarte March 7, 2020
Super lightweight   Luis Feliciano August 22, 2019
Welterweight   Blair Cobbs November 2, 2019
Super welterweight vacant
Middleweight vacant
Super middleweight  Shakeel Phinn June 8, 2019
Light heavyweight   Alfonso Lopez November 16, 2019
Cruiserweight vacant
Heavyweight   Arslanbek Makhmudov September 28, 2019

FemaleEdit

Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Atomweight vacant
Strawweight vacant
Light flyweight   Kim Clavel December 7, 2019
Flyweight vacant
Super flyweight vacant
Bantamweight vacant
Super bantamweight vacant
Featherweight vacant
Super featherweight   Mikaela Mayer October 13, 2018
Lightweight   Selina Barrios December 29, 2017
Super lightweight vacant
Welterweight vacant
Super welterweight vacant
Middleweight   Raquel Miller May 18, 2019
Super middleweight vacant
Heavyweight vacant

Other regional WBC federationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boxing Bodies: A Brief Chronology and Rundown". International Boxing Digest. 40 (1): 58. January 1998.
  2. ^ "About All These 12-Rounders". International Boxing Digest. 38 (6): 60. August 1996.

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