World Heavyweight Championship Records and Statistics – Era Of National Sanctioning Bodies (1921–1949)

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The major governing bodies were the National Boxing Association, formed in 1921, the New York State Athletic Commission, found after the Walker Law legalized prizefighting in New York in 1920, and the International Boxing Union, created in 1911 in Paris in an attempt create a unified international governing body for professional boxing. The NBA and NYSAC both made then-lineal champion Jack Dempsey their inaugural champion on July 2, 1921, and July 24, 1922, respectively.


1 Most Opponents Beaten for World Heavyweight Title
2 Most Wins in World Heavyweight Title Fights