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World Boxing Organization: Sanctioning organization which recognizes professional boxing world champions
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is an organization which sanctions professional boxing bouts. It is recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) as one of the four major world championship groups, alongside the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), and International Boxing Federation (IBF). The WBO's headquarters are located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Joshua title defence with Pulev on ice

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Ramirez-Postol bout called off because of coronavirus in China

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Nicola Adams retains WBO flyweight title in split decision draw

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Vasyl Lomachenko beats Luke Campbell to retain lightweight world titles

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Britain's Kal Yafai makes a fifth successful defence of his WBA super-flyweight title as WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade and heavyweight Joseph Parker also record wins.
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Oleksandr Usyk named as WBO mandatory challenger for Joshua v Ruiz winner

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