British Boxing Board of Control

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British Boxing Board of Control
Sport Boxing
Founded 1929
Location Cardiff
Replaced National Sporting Club
Official website
United Kingdom

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is the governing body of professional boxing in the United Kingdom.[1] It was formed in 1929 from the old National Sporting Club and is headquartered in Cardiff.


The Board divides the country into eight "Area" Councils, see

  1. Scottish
  2. Northern Ireland
  3. Welsh
  4. Northern Area
  5. Central Area
  6. Southern Area
  7. Western Area
  8. Midlands Area

Lonsdale Belt

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.


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, the referee's decision is handed 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.


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


Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Flyweight vacant
Super Flyweight England Khalid Yafai 17 October 2015
Bantamweight Northern Ireland Ryan Burnett 21 November 2015
Super Bantamweight England James Dickens 6 March 2015
Featherweight England Ryan Walsh 26 September 2015
Super Featherweight England Liam Walsh 29 November 2014
Lightweight England Scott Cardle 30 May 2015
Light Welterweight England Tyrone Nurse 21 November 2015
Welterweight England Sam Eggington 18 July 2015
Light Middleweight Wales Liam Williams 19 December 2015
Middleweight England Nick Blackwell 30 May 2015
Super Middleweight England Callum Smith 7 November 2015
Light Heavyweight England Bob Ajisafe 15 March 2014
Cruiserweight England Ovill McKenzie 7 June 2014
Heavyweight England Anthony Joshua 12 December 2015

See also


  1. "Sport | Round one for women's boxing". BBC News. 24 November 1998. Retrieved 30 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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