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.

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 Vacant
Super Flyweight Philippines Edrin Dapudong June 15, 2013
Bantamweight Ghana Joseph Agbeko March 22, 2013
Super Bantamweight South Africa Thabo Sonjica July 06, 2013
Featherweight South Africa Simpiwe Vetyeka April 14, 2013
Super Featherweight Australia Will Tomlinson November 30, 2011
Lightweight Indonesia Daud Yordan July 06, 2013
Junior Welterweight Russia Khabib Allakhverdiev June 20, 2012
Welterweight South Africa Chris Van Heerden September 24, 2011
Junior Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin December 09, 2011
Super Middleweight South Africa Thomas Oosthuizen March 26, 2011
Light Heavyweight Australia Blake Caparello October 17, 2013
Cruiserweight United Kingdom Ola Afolabi November 2, 2013
Heavyweight Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko April 22, 2006

See also[edit]

Other world organizations[edit]


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