World Boxing Foundation


World Boxing Foundation

The World Boxing Foundation was formed in 2004 to sanction championship boxing contests but has a history dating back to 1988 via its predecessor the World Boxing Federation. The WBF was originally formed by drag racing identity Larry Carrier in Bristol, Tennessee but is now owned and operated from Melbourne, Australia by Mick Croucher.

It is a lightly regarded boxing sanctioning body whose "world champions" often lack widespread recognition. WBF titles are often a stepping-stone for fighters who progress to more prestigious titles.

One of the most famous holders of the WBF Heavyweight World Championship title was Joe Bugner, well into his forties when he lifted the title.

Former World Champions

* Rob Calloway Heavyweight
* Audley Harrison- 20/03/2004 Heavyweight
* Johnny Nelson - 19/11/1993 Cruiserweight
* Rudii Lundgren - 22/02/1995 Cruiserweight
* Roy Jones Jr - 28/07/2001 Light Heavyweight
* Antonio Tarver - 15/05/2004 Light Heavyweight
* Thulane Malinga - 05/06/1998 Super Middleweight
* Robin Reid - 08/12/2000 Super Middleweight
* Damon hague - 12/03/2004 Super Middleweight
* Ted Bami - 12/04/2003 Super Lightweight
* Junior Witter - 13/02/1999 Super Lightweight
* Juan Lazcano - 19/12/1996 Lightweight
* Michael Brodie - 18/05/2002 Featherweight
* Steve Molitor - 10/04/2002 Bantamweight
* Gerry Peñalosa - 27/11/2004 Super Flyweight
* Samson Dutchboy Gym - 17/09/1994 Super Flyweight
* Damaen Kelly - 21/05/2002 Flyweight

See also

Other world organizations

*International Boxing Association
*International Boxing Council
*International Boxing Federation
*International Boxing Organization
*International Boxing Union
*World Boxing Association
*World Boxing Council
*World Boxing Organization
*World Professional Boxing Federation
*World Boxing Union
*European Boxing Federation

External links

* [http://www.irish-boxing.com/january04/25_January_2004_Alphabet_Bodies.htm - Irish Boxing: article decrying the many 'alphabet' boxing organisations]
* [http://www.worldboxingfoundation.com/wbf/ World Boxing Foundation]


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