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There are few boxers who have been world champions and unified the 4 belts of the same division. In this text we tell you who they are, Saúl “Ca


There are few boxers who have been world champions and unified the 4 belts of the same division. In this text we tell you who they are, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is in the select group and one of the best pound for pound.

We talk about the boxers who managed to conquer the world titles of the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO) of a single division.

World champion boxers who unified the 4 titles

We present the fighters in the order they managed to unify the division titles.

In April 1995, he faced Oscar De la Hoya in a fight highly anticipated by the public. In the ninth round, De La Hoya knelt down and thus lost his titles. Hopkins set the record for being the first middleweight boxer to win all four titles.

2.-Jermain Taylor

On July 16, 2005, Taylor faced the historic Hopkins, all their titles were at stake. Jermain ended up winning by split decision and got all four middleweight belts that had been bet on.

He faced Julios Indongo, defeated him by knockout. He managed to retain the WBO and WBC super lightweight titles, won the WBA and IBF belts, thus unifying the division in 2017.

He participated in the 2019 World Boxing Super Series, in the final he faced Regis Prograis and retained the IBF super lightweight title and won the WBA title. In 2021, he defeated Jose Carlos Ramirez, for which he obtained the WBC and WBO belts.

It was the surprise in 2020, when he faced Vasyl Lomachenko, who held the WBA, WBO and WBC belts. They faced off, Teofimo López won, retained the IBF title and took over the rest to unify the lightweight division.

6.-Oleksandr Usyk

In 2018, he participated in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament, the objective was for the champion to unify the division. In the final he manages to defeat Murat Gassiev, retains the WBC and WBO titles, also gets the IBF and WBA titles.

In November 2021, the Mexican faced Caleb Plant in a 12-round super middleweight fight. Canelo defended the WBC, WBA and WBO belts, in victory he won the IBF.

So far these are the world champion boxers who unified 4 belts of a category.

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