World Heavyweight Championship Records and Statistics – First International Expansion (1949–1962)

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The growing popularity of boxing outside of the United States led to creation of various boxing organizations each claiming their own rightful champion. The disruption in boxing was solved after the World War II when the World Championship Committee (WCC) was created with National Boxing Association (NBA) as its unanimous authority. The committee was disbanded in 1955 when NBA, along with its new members which included the Orient, Mexican and South American federations and boxing commissions of the Philippines and Thailand, left WCC citing lack of control over the organisation. On September 25, 1962, the NBA officially became the WBA and moved their headquarters to Panama City, Panama.


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