The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is the governing body of professional boxing in the United Kingdom. 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:
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 (if the fight goes to points decision), the referee hands his decision 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:||Reign began:||Champion||Record:||Defenses:|
|Flyweight||14 May 2016||Andrew Selby||10–0 (5 KO)||0|
|Bantamweight||1 July 2017||Josh Wale||26–9–2 (13 KO)||2|
|Super Bantamweight||13 May 2017||Thomas Patrick Ward||22–0 (2 KO)||1|
|Featherweight||26 September 2015||Ryan Walsh||22–2–2 (11 KO)||4|
|Lightweight||7 October 2017||Lewis Ritson||15–0 (9 KO)||2|
|Light Welterweight||21 October 2017||Jack Catterall||19–0 (10 KO)||0|
|Welterweight||5 March 2016||Bradley Skeete||27–1 (12 KO)||3|
|Middleweight||26 November 2016||Tommy Langford||20–1 (6 KO)||1|
|Light Heavyweight||24 March 2018||Callum Johnson||17–0 (12 KO)||0|
|Cruiserweight||26 May 2017||Matty Askin||23–3–1 (15 KO)||1|
|Heavyweight||6 October 2017||Sam Sexton||24–3 (9 KO)||0|