World Boxing Organization
Sanctioning organization which recognizes professional boxing world champions
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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 iceAnthony Joshua's bout against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 in London has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Joshua was due to take on the Bulgarian for the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world..
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Anthony Joshua's world title defence against Kubrat Pulev postponedBritish heavyweight Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world titles against Kubrat Pulev has been postponed.
Saunders sorry for domestic violence advice videoWBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders apologises for a video in which he tells people how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown.
Boxer Joseph Parker recreates Love Actually dance routine at homeFormer WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker channels his inner dancer while recreating Hugh Grant's iconic dance routine from the film Love Actually.
Ramirez-Postol bout called off because of coronavirus in ChinaJose Ramirez's unified WBC and WBO light-welterweight title defence against Vikto Postol is postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Unbeaten Crawford retains WBO title with knockoutUnbeaten American Terence Crawford retains his WBO welterweight title with a ninth round knockout of Egidijus Kavaliauskas at Madison Square Garden.
Canelo Alvarez knocks out Sergey Kovalev to capture WBO light heavyweight titleCanelo Alvarez is the new WBO light heavyweight champion after he knocked out Sergey Kovalev during the 11th round Saturday night.
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Ireland's Taylor wins super-lightweight title to become two-weight world championKatie Taylor becomes a two-weight world champion with a classy display as she beats Christina Linardatou on points to land the WBO super-lightweight title.
Nicola Adams retains WBO flyweight title in split decision drawNicola Adams retains her WBO world flyweight title after an unconvincing split decision draw against Mexican Maria Salinas at the Royal Albert Hall.
Nicola Adams: English boxer ready for biggest fight of her careerNicola Adams says her WBO world flyweight title defence against Maria Salinas at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday will be the biggest fight of her career.
Vasyl Lomachenko beats Luke Campbell to retain lightweight world titlesVasyl Lomachenko produced a battling display to beat Britain's Luke Campbell on points and add the WBC lightweight title to his WBA and WBO belts.
Adams becomes world champion for first time with Mucino unable to defend beltNicola Adams becomes a world champion for the first time because Arely Mucino is injured and unable to defend her WBO flyweight belt.
Nicola Adams: WBO make Briton world flyweight championNicola Adams becomes a world champion for the first time because Arely Mucino is injured and unable to defend her WBO flyweight belt.
WBC's Ramirez gets TKO in super lightweight unification boutWBC champion Jose Ramirez delivered a series of vicious punches to the head of WBO champion Maurice Hooker to win the world super lightweight unification bout in the sixth round
Kal Yafai & Demetrius Andrade retain titles as Joseph Parker sends message to heavyweightsBritain'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.
Oleksandr Usyk named as WBO mandatory challenger for Joshua v Ruiz winnerUkrainian Oleksandr Usyk is named mandatory challenger for the winner of Anthony Joshua's heavyweight-title rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr by the WBO.
Anthony Joshu takes shock defeat on the chinLondon: Anthony Joshua said on Wednesday there is no one to blame but himself for the shock loss of his heavyweight boxing titles to Andy Ruiz Jr last Saturday. The 29-year-old British pugilist went..
I had no panic attack and I'm not blaming anyone - JoshuaAnthony Joshua says he has no excuses for his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr, that saw the British heavyweight lose his IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles in New York on Saturday.
Anthony Joshua says he is not 'blaming anyone' for Andy Ruiz Jr defeatAnthony Joshua says he has no excuses for his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr, that saw the British heavyweight lose his IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles in New York on Saturday.