List of boxing organisations

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List of boxing organisations in chronological order by the year of their establishment. The four major sanctioning bodies are in bold.

1880Flag of England.svg  ENG ABA Amateur Boxing Association of England [1]
1891Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  UK BBBoC British Boxing Board of Control [2]
1903Flag of France.svg  FRA FFB French Boxing Federation (Fédération Française de Boxe) [3]
1910Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL WABA Welsh Amateur Boxing Association [4]
1911Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL IABA Irish Athletic Boxing Association
1911–1946Flag of France.svg  FRA IBU International Boxing Union
1915Flag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS ANBF Australian National Boxing Federation
1916Flag of Italy.svg  ITA FPI Federazione Pugilistica Italiana [5]
1920Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG ABF Argentina Boxing Federation [6]
1921Flag of the United States.svg  USA WBA World Boxing Association [7]
1931Flag of Japan.svg  JPN JBA Japan Pro Boxing Association  [ ja ]
1946Flag of Switzerland.svg   SWI AIBA International Boxing Association [8]
1946Flag of France.svg  FRA EBU European Boxing Union [9]
1949Flag of Germany.svg  GER BDB Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer [10]
1952Flag of Japan.svg  JPN JBC Japan Boxing Commission  [ ja ]
1952OPBF Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation
1954Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  GB CBC Commonwealth Boxing Council [11]
1963Flag of Mexico.svg  MEX WBC World Boxing Council [12]
1966Flag of New Zealand.svg  NZ NZPBA New Zealand Professional Boxing Association
1969NABF North American Boxing Federation [13]
1972Flag of Bangladesh.svg  BAN BABF Bangladesh Amateur Boxing Fedaration
1977Flag of the United States.svg  USA USBA United States Boxing Association
1980Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL BUI Boxing Union of Ireland [14]
1983Flag of the United States.svg  USA IBF International Boxing Federation [15]
1984NBA National Boxing Association [16]
1988WBF World Boxing Federation [17]
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  PRI WBO World Boxing Organization [18]
1989WPBF World Professional Boxing Federation
1989IBCInternational Boxing Council
1992Flag of the United States.svg  USA IWBF International Women's Boxing Federation
1993Flag of the United States.svg  USA IBO International Boxing Organization
1995Flag of the United States.svg  USA WIBF Women's International Boxing Federation
Flag of the United States.svg  USA WBU World Boxing Union
1996Flag of the United States.svg  USA IBA International Boxing Association
Flag of the United States.svg  USA IBU International Boxing Union
1997NABA North American Boxing Association [19]
Flag of the United States.svg  USA IFBA International Female Boxers Association
1999GBC Global Boxing Council
2000Flag of the United States.svg  USA WIBA Women's International Boxing Association
2002WIBC Women's International Boxing Council [20]
2004WBF World Boxing Foundation [21]
UBO Universal Boxing Organization [22]
2005-2007TAB Trans America Boxing
2005GBU Global Boxing Union
2008WBFWorld Boxing Forum [23]
2010IABInternational Association of Boxing International Amateur Boxing [24]
IABInternational Amateur Boxing [25]
Flag of the United States.svg  USA WBU World Boxing Union [26]
2012WBLWorld Boxing League [27]
UBFUniversal Boxing Federation [28]
2014Flag of the United States.svg  USA ABOAmerican Boxing Organization [29]
2015Flag of India.svg  IND IPBA Indian Professional Boxing Association [30]
2016BIBABritish & Irish Boxing Authority [31]
Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR WBS World Boxing Society [32]
2017Flag of Pakistan.svg  PAK PBC Pakistan Boxing Council
2017PBCProfessional Boxing Council
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  LUX RBORoyal Boxing Organization [33]
LBFLegends Boxing Federation [34]
2018Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil IBFed Intercontinental Boxing Federation
PBFPro Boxing Federation [35]
APBCAssociation of Professional Boxing Commissions [36]
Flag of Switzerland.svg   SWI WBCWorld Boxing Confederation [37]
Flag of Italy.svg  ITA ITABItalian Authority of Boxing [38]
Flag of Europe.svg  EUR EBLEuropean Boxing League [39]
Flag of Europe.svg  EUR EBCEuropean Boxing Council [40]
2019Flag of Iran.svg  IRN IPBAIran Professional Boxing Association

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