The NABF and WBC Cares are pleased to announce that it has formed a relationship with the Non-Profit Organization Merging Vets and Players (MVP) and  will be supporting the MVP Mission.

The WBC Cares MVP initiative will be led by Boyd Melson and Jaime Cantu. Boyd is a retired professional boxer. He is a former WBC Junior Middleweight USNBC Champion as well as the WBC Ambassador of Peace and WBC Ambassador to the Military. Boyd is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, an Iraq Combat Veteran, a West Point Graduate, and a former Amateur World Military Boxing Champion. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Non-Profit STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE.

Our new,  NABF Super Bantamweight 122#, David Alan Picasso.

Victorious in Metepec, Mexico on April 9, 2022 by defeating David Reyes Cota by KO in the  4th rd.

David Alan Picasso New NABF Super Bantam 122 Champion

The WBC takes action for Peace

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 Mexico City- February 25th, 2022

With heavy hearts, the World Boxing Council (WBC) with the world witnesses the terrible outbreak of war, with an attack by Russian forces against the country of Ukraine. We witness this death and destruction with horror.

March 27, 2020 Dear NABF Members and Supporters: At this time each of us are going through unique challenges. I remain optimistic for the future. In the meantime, we must remain positive that we will overcome COVID- 19 pandemic. I understand that our members are of all faiths and respect everyone’s individual beliefs. With this thought, I would ask you to consider that we unite our beliefs this coming Sunday March 29, 2020 and do a fast (give up 2 meals) and prayer/mediation day to ask for relief from COVID – 19. The North American Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Council have always reached out to those in need with our support of time, talents and money. At this time we are asking for your faith and support to have a blessing of relief from this pandemic. I hope you can join us with the above. For comments, thoughts, photos….. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Duane B. Ford NABF President

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by: Adam Kilgore

The heavyweight champion of the world earns the unofficial designation of Baddest Man on the Planet, a title no one at first glance would confer to Andy Ruiz Jr. He carries, in his own words, “extra flab.” His muscles are undefined, and his belly jiggles. His opponents evoke statues of Greek gods. He evokes a man ordering an extra gyro.

“A lot of people can relate to me,” Ruiz said Tuesday in a phone conversation. “It doesn’t matter how you look. As long as you train hard, you focus and you’re hungry and that drive is in you to follow your dreams, everything is possible.”

Ruiz has been overlooked, mocked and doubted his entire boxing career, judged on his appearance rather than his quick hands and iron fortitude. No more. Ruiz gained instant fame and long-sought validation Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, where in the seventh round he knocked out previously undefeated champion Anthony Joshua, a Brit four inches taller than Ruiz and built like Adonis. Ruiz was an 11-1 long shot, and the victory entered the pantheon of biggest surprises in boxing history.

Building a fan ‘base in boxing is a different animal than in other sports. There is no central league office, with a cadre of press relations persons, helping propel the reputation of the “league” and the athletes who comprise said league into press and rooter prominence.

Boxing is a frontier sport, the barrier to entry is low, and that appeals to independent types. It’s every man and woman for themselves, at times, and so boxing often plays within a rules set that tracks alongside capitalism at its core. You get the deal you negotiate, not the one you “deserve.”

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NABF Champion, Oscar Negrete's Youtube Interview



Lee Peters, longtime active member of the NABF and WBC, has successfully had major surgery on his neck.

The NABF family wishes you a speedy recovery, Lee!