British Boxing Board of Control

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British Boxing Board of Control
Sport Boxing
Abbreviation BBBofC
Founded 1929[1]
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.[2] 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:[3]

  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 (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 Wales Andrew Selby 10–0 (5 KO) 0
Super Flyweight vacant
Bantamweight 27 September 2018 Scotland Ukashir Farooq 10–0 (4 KO) 0
Super Bantamweight vacant
Featherweight 26 September 2015 England Ryan Walsh 22–2–2 (11 KO) 4
Super Featherweight 14 April 2018 England Sam Bowen 14–0 (10 KO) 0
Lightweight 7 October 2017 England Lewis Ritson 17–1 (11 KO) 3
Light Welterweight 13 October 2018 England Robbie Davies Jr 16–1 (11 KO) 0
Welterweight 5 March 2016 England Bradley Skeete 27–1 (12 KO) 3
Light Middleweight vacant
Middleweight 4 May 2018 England Jason Welborn 24–6 (7 KO) 1
Super Middleweight vacant
Light Heavyweight 24 March 2018 Scotland Callum Johnson 17–1 (12 KO) 0
Cruiserweight 22 September 2018 England Lawrence Okolie 10–0 (7 KO) 0
Heavyweight 12 May 2018 England Hughie Fury 21–1 (11 KO) 0

See also


  1. ^ "Boxing". Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Sport | Round one for women's boxing". BBC News. 1998-11-24. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  3. ^ "British Boxing Board of Control". BBBofC. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

External links

  • Official site
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