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USA has most pro boxing champs in 2013

By Karl Freitag

Despite dropping from 13 to 11 total world champions, the USA leads the pack at the close of 2013.

Japan currently has 8 world champions, up two from last year, moving into second place. Mexico was hit the hard in 2013, going from 13 champions to 7 champions in the span of 12 months and dropping from a tie for most, to number three on the list. (There is a Japan vs. Mexico world title fight on December 31, so those numbers should change by 1). Russia was in fourth place with 4 world champs, while Argentina, Cuba, Germany, the Philippines and the UK were tied for fifth with 3 champions each.


Note: This list doesn’t include interim champions or WBA “regular” champions if there is a WBA “super” champion in the same division.

Current world champions by Country:

USA: 11 (Bernard Hopkins, Andre Ward, Peter Quillin, Floyd Mayweather, Demetrius Andrade, Timothy Bradley, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Adrien Broner, Mikey Garcia)

Japan: 8 (Takashi Miura, Takashi Uchiyama, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Tomoki Kameda, Daiki Kameda, Akira Yaegashi, Ryo Miyazaki, Katsunari Takayama)

Mexico: 7 (Carlos Molina, Miguel Vazquez, Jhonny Gonzalez, Orlando Salido, Leo Santa Cruz, Adrian Hernandez, Juan Francisco Estrada)

Russia: 4 (Denis Lebedev, Sergey Kovalev, Ruslan Provodnikov, Evgeny Gradovich)

Argentina: 3 (Sergio Martinez, Marcos Maidana, Omar Narvaez)

Cuba: 3 (Yoan Hernandez, Richar Abril, Guillermo Rigondeaux)

Germany: 3 (Marco Huck, Robert Steiglitz, Felix Sturm)

Philippines: 3 (John Riel Casimero, Donnie Nietes, Merlito Sabillo

UK: 3 (Carl Froch, Ricky Burns, Stewart Hall)

Kazakhstan: 2 (Gennady Golovkin, Beibut Shumenov)

South Africa: 2 (Moruti Mthalene, Simphiwe Vetyeka)

Canada: 1 (Adonis Stevenson)
Cameroon: 1 (Sakio Bika)
China: 1 (Xiong Zhao Zhong)
Dominican Republic: 1 (Argenis Mendez)
Nicaragua: 1 (Chocolatito Gonzalez)
Panama: 1 (Anselmo Moreno)
Poland: 1 (Krzysztof Wlodarczyk)
Spain: 1 (Kiko Martinez)
Thailand: 1 (Srisaket Sor Rungvisai)
Ukraine: 1 (Wladimir Klitschko)

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