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Boxing fans across the globe would agree that World Championship Boxing has grown to become one of the most exciting editions of the sport, sponsoring title bouts that have featured some of the world's most popular and beloved pugilists over the last forty years. World Championship Boxing tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
The genesis of the World Boxing Organization
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is one of four major boxing organisations recognised by the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) and was created after a 1988 dispute within the World Boxing Association (WBA). With headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the first president of the WBO, Ramon Pina Acevedo, sanctioned its inaugural championship fight between boxing legend Thomas 'The Hitman' Hearns and James 'The Heat' Kinchen in April 1988, in which Hearns won by a split decision, taking the open super middleweight belt. During the early years of its existence, the WBO had to rely on fighters from the lower weight classes, such as Johnny Tapia, Marco Antonio Barrera and Oscar de la Hoya, to build its reputation and gain the necessary resumé to attract prestigious heavyweight fighters to its ranks, like Vladimir Klitschko, and eventually was able to fill titles across all weight classes. If you can't make it to a sanctioned WBO match, you can still enjoy live boxing courtesy of Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Boxing and Lowell Golden Gloves Boxing. World Championship Boxing tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
WBO gains acceptance among boxing's 'Big Four'
Not only does the World Boxing Organization sanction weight classes for men, it also has female champions across most of the weight classes and awards the honorific of 'super champion' to its most distinguished alumni, such as Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins and Juan Manuel Marquez - all champions across multiple weight divisions. It is somewhat unfortunate that the World Boxing Organization wasn't given the same respect given to the International Boxing Federation (IBF), which caused some of the sport's great talents to vacate WBO titles so that they could contest unification contests involving the World Boxing Council (WBC), WBA and the IBF, who commanded bigger purses (paydays) and more press coverage. The WBO was actually more popular in Europe than it was in the United States for a time, but all that changed when WBO title holders started winning unification fights against the other members of the 'Big Four' and, by 2006, the tide had turned in its favour and its status was finally secured. World Championship Boxing tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
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