World Boxing Association


The BBBofC General Secretary is pleased about the current state of boxing, especially in Great Britain. (Photo: PA Wire)

Robert W. Smith and the BBBofC

12 April, 2016

The General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control is Robert W. Smith. He is energetic. He is ...

"When you're born you have an ego. If you want to live you have to eat. If you want to eat you have to hunt." (Photo: Courtesy)

Like Father, Like Daughter

09 March, 2016

“Boxing is for men, and is about men, and is men. A lost art of masculinity all the more ...

In his professional debut, Salvadoran Olympian Juan Carlos “Speedy” Flores needed just 46 seconds to demolish Nicaraguan Ricardo Lopez. (Photo: EL GRÁFICO)

Friday Night Fight Results from El Salvador

16 January, 2016

Friday night at Centro de Convenciones Cifco in San Salvador, El Salvador, the WBA, in conjunction with the XXXIII ...

“I agree with Sr. Mendoza and his positive message. ‘You are the champion of you own life. You can live life to the fullest.’”

WBA Visits SOS Children’s Village in El Salvador

14 January, 2016

At its inception, the purpose of the WBA KO Drugs campaign was to combat the scourge of illegal drug ...


WBA Title Fights in San Salvador

12 January, 2016

Five WBA title fights will take place at Centro de Convenciones in El Cifco, San Salvador, on Friday, January 15. ...

"Boxing is life," said Mendoza. "It has ups and downs, but boxing is permanent. Boxing is an integral part of the human spirit."

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza Elected WBA President

30 December, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Panama—At the Directorate Meeting of the 94th WBA Convention at The Westin Playa Bonita in Panama this ...

According to WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, along with the directors George Martinez, Aurelio Fiengo and Miguel Prado, the electronic evaluation system will include a midpoint option in every fight on tonight’s card.

WBA Convention Diary

30 December, 2015

Day One—Get Well Soon On Monday, December 14, at the Westin Playa Bonita in Panama, the WBA 94th Annual ...

South Africa is a long way from home, so I asked Ace to fill me in on the South African fight scene. (Photo: Michael Pinyana)

Ace’s Wild: South Africa Boxing Update

29 December, 2015

More continents than not were represented at the WBA 94th Convention in Panama. Africa was represented, perhaps well represented ...

“There’s not a day goes by that I don’t think about that fight between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo.” (Photo: AP)

Tony Weeks’ Week in Panama

26 December, 2015

Tony Weeks was in Panama for the 94th WBA Convention and seemed to be everywhere at once. A big ...

"We want to take the WBA franchise to India. We can help kids use the sport as a vehicle to improve their lives.”

The WBA Goes to India

22 December, 2015

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, the newly elected President of the WBA, plans to visit India in March or April of ...

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