International Boxing Organization

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The International Boxing Organization (IBO) is a for-profit organization that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards world and regional championships.[1]


The IBO was founded in 1988 and incorporated in Illinois in 1992 by John W. Daddono. The organization was later moved to Florida in 1996 and incorporated in Florida at that time. Ed Levine, who continues to serve as the organization's President became a partner and President of the IBO in 1999.

The organization received acclaim by implementing a computerized system in the late 1990s that removed subjective elements from the ratings in an effort to bring more credibility to the sport. Many marquee champions have held and continue to hold the International Boxing Organization World title.

Notable past and current IBO Champions[edit]

Past or current IBO champions include:

Current IBO world title holders[edit]

Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Strawweight South Africa Hekkie Budler September 24, 2011
Junior Flyweight Philippines Rey Loreto February 1, 2014
Flyweight South Africa Moruti Mthalane March 15, 2014
Super Flyweight South Africa Lwandile Sityatha July 18, 2014
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight South Africa Thabo Sonjica July 6, 2013
Featherweight South Africa Lusanda Komanisi July 18, 2014
Super Featherweight Puerto Rico Jose Pedraza March 22, 2014
Lightweight Indonesia Daud Yordan July 6, 2013
Junior Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Vacant
Junior Middleweight Russia Zaurbek Baysangurov April 12, 2014
Middleweight Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin December 9, 2011
Super Middleweight United States Don George August 23, 2014
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight United Kingdom Ola Afolabi November 2, 2013
Heavyweight Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko April 22, 2006

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