List of boxing organisations in chronological order by the year of their establishment. The four major sanctioning bodies are in bold.
|1880||ENG||ABA||Amateur Boxing Association of England|
|1891||UK||BBBoC||British Boxing Board of Control|
|1903||FRA||FFB||French Boxing Federation (Fédération Française de Boxe)|
|1910||WAL||WABA||Welsh Amateur Boxing Association|
|1911||NIR IRL||IABA||Irish Athletic Boxing Association|
|1911–1946||FRA||IBU||International Boxing Union|
|1915||AUS||ANBF||Australian National Boxing Federation|
|1916||ITA||FPI||Federazione Pugilistica Italiana|
|1920||ARG||ABF||Argentina Boxing Federation|
|1921||USA||WBA||World Boxing Association|
|1931||JPN||JBA||Japan Pro Boxing Association|
|1946||SWI||AIBA||International Boxing Association|
|1946||FRA||EBU||European Boxing Union|
|1949||GER||BDB||Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer|
|1952||JPN||JBC||Japan Boxing Commission|
|1952||OPBF||Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation|
|1954||GB||CBC||Commonwealth Boxing Council|
|1963||MEX||WBC||World Boxing Council|
|1966||NZ||NZPBA||New Zealand Professional Boxing Association|
|1969||NABF||North American Boxing Federation|
|1972||BAN||BABF||Bangladesh Amateur Boxing Fedaration|
|1977||USA||USBA||United States Boxing Association|
|1980||IRL||BUI||Boxing Union of Ireland|
|1983||USA||IBF||International Boxing Federation|
|1984||NBA||National Boxing Association|
|1988||WBF||World Boxing Federation|
|PRI||WBO||World Boxing Organization|
|1989||WPBF||World Professional Boxing Federation|
|1989||IBC||International Boxing Council|
|1992||USA||IWBF||International Women's Boxing Federation|
|1993||USA||IBO||International Boxing Organization|
|1995||USA||WIBF||Women's International Boxing Federation|
|USA||WBU||World Boxing Union|
|1996||USA||IBA||International Boxing Association|
|USA||IBU||International Boxing Union|
|1997||NABA||North American Boxing Association|
|USA||IFBA||International Female Boxers Association|
|1999||GBC||Global Boxing Council|
|2000||USA||WIBA||Women's International Boxing Association|
|2002||WIBC||Women's International Boxing Council|
|2004||WBF||World Boxing Foundation|
|UBO||Universal Boxing Organization|
|2005-2007||TAB||Trans America Boxing|
|2005||GBU||Global Boxing Union|
|2008||WBF||World Boxing Forum|
|2010||IAB||International Association of Boxing International Amateur Boxing|
|IAB||International Amateur Boxing|
|USA||WBU||World Boxing Union|
|2012||WBL||World Boxing League|
|UBF||Universal Boxing Federation|
|2014||USA||ABO||American Boxing Organization|
|2015||IND||IPBA||Indian Professional Boxing Association|
|2016||BIBA||British & Irish Boxing Authority|
|KOR||WBS||World Boxing Society|
|2017||PAK||PBC||Pakistan Boxing Council|
|2017||PBC||Professional Boxing Council|
|LUX||RBO||Royal Boxing Organization|
|LBF||Legends Boxing Federation|
|2018||Brazil||IBFed||Intercontinental Boxing Federation|
|PBF||Pro Boxing Federation|
|APBC||Association of Professional Boxing Commissions|
|SWI||WBC||World Boxing Confederation|
|ITA||ITAB||Italian Authority of Boxing|
|EUR||EBL||European Boxing League|
|EUR||EBC||European Boxing Council|
|2019||IRN||IPBA||Iran Professional Boxing Association|
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