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2019-01-21
The Ranked World Champions of the Lesser Organizations
Pictured: Anthony Joshua


Besides the four "major" sanctioning bodies, there are a plethora of lesser organizations vying for worldwide recognition ranging from the near major International Boxing Organization to the relatively new Royal Boxing Organization. Some of these groups include world-class and/or world-ranked fighters among their "world" champions while others like the World Boxing Foundation, the Global Boxing Council, the Global Boxing Federation, and the aforementioned Royal Boxing Organization, at least at the moment, don't.

In this article, the lesser organization world champs who also hold major world championships and/or are ranked by TTR, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), The Ring, and/or any or all of the four major sanctioning bodies are listed by division. The bouts scheduled to fill vacant lesser organizations' world titles which featuring at least one world-ranked fighter are also listed.

Heavyweight:

Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs)- IBO
- also holds the IBF World title, the WBA Super World title, and the WBO World title
- is ranked #1 by TTR, #1 by the TBRB, and #1 by The Ring

Cruiserweight:

Kevin Lerena (21-1, 9 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #8 by TTR, #8 by The Ring, and #9 by the TBRB

Firat Arslan (44-8-3, 29 KOs)- Global Boxing Union
- is ranked #1 by the WBO, #9 by the IBF, and #11 by the WBA

Olanrewaju Durodola (29-6, 27 KOs)- World Boxing Federation <
- is ranked #11 by the WBC

Light Heavyweight:

Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs)- International Boxing Association
- also holds WBO World Title
- is ranked #1 by TTR, #1 by the TBRB, and #1 by The Ring

Sven Fornling (15-1, 7 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #4 by the IBF, #5 by the WBA, #9 by TTR, #9 by the WBC, and #10 by The Ring

Super Middleweight:

IBO- vacant title to be filled by the winner of the February 23 bout between James DeGale ([i]The Ring[/i] #6, TTR #8; 25-2-1, 15 KOs) and Chris Eubank, Jr. (WBA #3, WBC #4, TBRB #6, TTR #7, WBO #7, The Ring #8; 27-2, 21 KOs)

Global Boxing Union- vacant title to be filled by the winner of January 26 bout between Vincent Feigenbutz (IBF #3, WBC #17; 29-2, 26 KOs) and Przemyslaw Opalach (27-2, 12 KOs)

Middleweight:

Curtis Stevens (30-6, 22 KOs)- International Boxing Association
- is ranked #19 by the WBC

Junior Middleweight:

Jarrett Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs)- IBO
- also holds IBF World title and WBA Super World title)
- is ranked #1 by TTR, #1 by the TBRB, and #1 by The Ring

Welterweight:

Thulani Mbenge (15-0, 12 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #10 by the WBC

Gerome Quigley, Jr, (18-0, 1 NC, 16 KOs)- World Boxing Union (Germany-based version)
- is ranked #9 at 160 by the IBF

Junior Welterweight:

Mohamed Mimoune (21-2, 2 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #3 by the WBC

Alexander Duran (17-0, 4 KOs)- International Boxing Association
- is ranked #9 by the IBF and #31 by the WBC

Junior Lightweight:

Shavkatdzon Rakhimov (13-0, 10 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #4 by the WBC, #5 by the IBF, #7 by TTR, #7 by the TBRB, and #9 by The Ring

Patrick Kinigamazi (30-2, 4 KOs)- World Boxing Federation
- is ranked #38 by the WBC

Featherweight:

IBO- vacant title to be filled by the winner of the January 26 bout between Tugstsogt Nyambayar (WBC #7, WBA #7, IBF #13; 10-0, 9 KOs/13-2, 9 KOs including WSB bouts) and Claudio Marrero (WBC #3, WBA #5, TTR #8, IBF #8; 23-2, 17 KOs)

Junior Featherweight:

Paulus Ambunda (27-1, 11 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #21 at 126 by the WBC

Bantamweight:

Michael Dasmarinas (28-2-1, 19 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #4 by the IBF and #14 by the WBC

Prince Patel (18-0-1, 13 KOs)- World Boxing Federation and Univeral Boxing Organization
- is ranked #5 by the WBO and #13 by the IBF

Junior Bantamweight:

Gideon Buthelezi (21-5, 4 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #9 at 115 and #13 at 112 by the WBA

Flyweight:

Nico Hernandez (6-0, 4 KOs/7-4, 4 KOs including WSB bouts)- International Boxing Association
- is ranked #36 by the WBC

Strawweight:

Simpiwe Konkco (19-5, 1 NC, 7 KOs)- IBO
- is ranked #1 by the WBC, #4 by TTR, #5 by the TBRB, and #5 by The Ring

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt