List of IBF world champions

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This is a list of boxing world champions in the International Boxing Federation.

Mini flyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
South Korea Kyung-Yun Lee
def. Masaharu Kawakami
June 14, 1987 Changnyeong County, South Korea 0
Title vacated December 1987 Lee abandoned the title to focus on winning the WBC Minimumweight Championship.
Thailand Samuth Sithnaruepol
def. Domingo Lucas
March 24, 1988 Bangkok, Thailand 2
Indonesia Nico Thomas June 17, 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia 0
Philippines Algerico Chávez September 21, 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia 0
Thailand Fahlan Sakkreerin February 22, 1990 Bangkok, Thailand 7
Philippines Manny Melchor September 6, 1992 Samut Prakan, Thailand 0
Thailand Ratanapol Sor Vorapin December 10, 1992 Bangkok, Thailand 19
South Africa Zolani Petelo December 27, 1997 Songkhla, Thailand 5
Title vacated 2000–2001 Petelo vacated the title in order to move up to the Light Flyweight division. His last successful defense was against Brad Leahy on June 2, 2000 in Ashford, England.
Mexico Roberto Carlos Leyva
def. Daniel Reyes
April 29, 2001 Queens, New York 1
Colombia Miguel Barrera August 9, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
Colombia Daniel Reyes October 4, 2003 Los Angeles, California 1
Indonesia Muhammad Rachman September 14, 2004 Jakarta, Indonesia 3
Philippines Florante Condes July 7, 2007 Jakarta, Indonesia 0
Mexico Raúl García June 14, 2008 La Paz, Mexico 4
South Africa Nkosinathi Joyi 26 March 2010 East London, South Africa 1
Mexico Mario Rodríguez September 1, 2012 Guasave, Mexico 0
Japan Katsunari Takayama March 30, 2013 Guasave, Mexico 2

Junior flyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Philippines Dodie Boy Penalosa
def. Satoshi Shingaki
December 10, 1983 Osaka, Japan 3
Title vacated October 1986 Penalosa vacated the title in order to move up to the Flyweight division. His last successful defense was against Yani Dokolamo on October 12, 1985 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
South Korea Jum-Hwan Choi
def. Cho-Woon Park
December 7, 1986 Busan, South Korea 3
Philippines Tacy Macalos November 4, 1988 Quezon City, Philippines 0
Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem May 2, 1989 Bangkok, Thailand 3
United States Michael Carbajal July 29, 1990 Phoenix, Arizona 9
Mexico Humberto González February 19, 1994 Inglewood, California 3
Thailand Saman Sorjaturong July 15, 1995 Inglewood, California 1
Title vacated November 1995 Sorjaturong vacated the title after defeating Yuichi Hosono in Ratchaburi, Thailand on November 12, 1995.
United States Michael Carbajal (2)
def. Melchor Cob Castro
March 16, 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
Colombia Mauricio Pastrana January 18, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
Title vacated April 30, 1998
United States Will Grigsby
def. Ratanapol Sor Vorapin
December 18, 1998 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1
Mexico Ricardo López October 2, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
Title vacated November 28, 2002 Lopez retired as champion in Mexico City, Mexico. His last successful defense was against Zolani Petelo on September 29, 2001 in New York City, New York.
Mexico Victor Burgos
def. Alex Sánchez
February 15, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
United States Will Grigsby (2) May 14, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Mexico Ulises Solís January 7, 2006 New York City, New York 9
Philippines Brian Viloria April 19, 2009 Manila, Philippines 0

Flyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
South Korea Soon-Chun Kwon
def. Rene Busayong
December 24, 1983 Seoul, South Korea 7
South Korea Jong-Kwan Chung December 20, 1985 Busan, South Korea 0
South Korea Bi-Won Chung April 27, 1986 Busan, South Korea 0
South Korea Hi-Sup Shin August 2, 1986 Inchon, South Korea 1
Philippines Dodie Boy Penalosa February 22, 1987 Inchon, South Korea 0
South Korea Chang-Ho Choi September 5, 1987 Manila, Philippines 0
United Kingdom Duke McKenzie October 5, 1988 London, England 1
Northern Ireland Dave McAuley June 7, 1989 London, England 5
Colombia Rodolfo Blanco June 11, 1992 Bilbao, Spain 0
Thailand Pichit Sitbangprachan November 29, 1992 Samut Prakan, Thailand 5
Title vacated November 25, 1994 Sitbangprachan retired. His last successful defense was against Jose Luis Zepeda on May 8, 1994 in Ratchaburi, Thailand
Colombia Francisco Tejedor
def. Jose Luis Zepeda
February 18, 1995 Cartagena, Colombia 0
United States Danny Romero April 22, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
United Kingdom Robbie ReganInterim
def. Ferid Ben Jeddou
December 16, 1995 Cardiff, Wales 0
Title vacated 1995–1996
United States Mark Johnson
def. Francisco Tejedor
May 4, 1996 Anaheim, California 7
Title vacated 1998–1999 Johnson's last successful defense was against José Laureano on September 4, 1998 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Colombia Irene Pacheco
def. Luis Cox Coronado
April 10, 1999 Barranquilla, Colombia 6
Armenia Vic Darchinyan December 16, 2004 Hollywood, Florida 5
Philippines Nonito Donaire July 7, 2007 Bridgeport, Connecticut 3
Title vacated July 1, 2009 Donaire vacated the title due to wanting to move up in weight

Junior bantamweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
South Korea Ju-Do Chun
def. Ken Kasugai
December 10, 1983 Osaka, Japan 5
Indonesia Ellyas Pical May 3, 1985 Jakarta, Indonesia 2
Dominican Republic Cesar Polanco February 15, 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia 0
Indonesia Ellyas Pical (2) July 5, 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia 1
Title vacated February 28, 1987 Pical, who also held the WBA title, was stripped of the IBF title after a loss of the WBA title by TKO to Khaosai Galaxy in Jakarta, Indonesia. His only successful defense was against Dong Chun Lee on December 3, 1986 in Jakarta.
South Korea Tae-Il Chang
def. Soon Chun Kwon
May 17, 1987 Busan, South Korea 0
Indonesia Ellyas Pical (3) October 17, 1987 Jakarta, Indonesia 3
Colombia Juan Polo Perez October 14, 1989 Roanoke, Virginia 0
United States Robert Quiroga April 21, 1990 Sunderland, England 5
Mexico Julio César Borboa January 16, 1993 San Antonio, Texas 5
Colombia Harold Grey August 29, 1994 Inglewood, California 3
Argentina Carlos Gabriel Salazar October 7, 1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina 1
Colombia Harold Grey (2) April 27, 1996 Cartagena, Colombia 0
United States Danny Romero August 24, 1996 Albuquerque, New Mexico 2
United States Johnny Tapia July 18, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
Title vacated 1998–1999 Title vacated when Tapia moved up to Bantamweight division. His last successful defense was against Rodolfo Blanco on February 13, 1998 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
United States Mark Johnson
def. Ratanachai Sor Vorapin
April 24, 1999 Washington, D.C. 2
Title vacated 1999–2000 Johnson's last defense was a no-contest against Raul Juarez on November 19, 1999 in Washington, D.C..
Venezuela Felix Machado
def. Julio Gamboa
July 22, 2000 Miami, Florida 3
Nicaragua Luis Alberto Pérez January 4, 2003 Washington, D.C. (title vacated) 3
Title vacated November 3, 2006 Title stripped due to failure to make weight for a defense.
Russia Dimitri Kirilov
def. José Navarro
October 13, 2007 Moscow, Russia 1
Armenia Vic Darchinyan August 2, 2008 United States 3
Title vacated 2009 Darchinyan vacated the title to move up in weight and challenge Joseph Agbeko.
South Africa Simphiwe Nongqayi
def. Jorge Arce
September 15, 2009 Cancún, Mexico 0

Bantamweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Japan Satoshi Shingaki
def. Elmer Magallano
April 15, 1984 Nara, Japan 1
Australia Jeff Fenech April 26, 1985 Sydney, Australia 3
Title vacated 1986–1987 Fenech's last successful defense was against Steve McCrory on July 18, 1986 in Sydney.
United States Kelvin Seabrooks
def. Miguel Maturana
May 15, 1987 Cartagena, Colombia 3
United States Orlando Canizales July 9, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 16
Title vacated 1994–1995 Canizales' last successful defense was against Sergio Reyes on October 15, 1994 in Laredo, Texas.
Colombia Harold Mestre
def. Juvenal Berrio
January 21, 1995 Cartagena, Colombia 0
South Africa Mbulelo Botile April 29, 1995 Johannesburg, South Africa 5
United States Tim Austin July 19, 1997 Nashville, Tennessee 9
Mexico Rafael Márquez February 15, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 7
Title vacated 2006–2007 Márquez vacated the title to move up to Junior Featherweight. His last successful defense was against Silence Mabuza on August 5, 2006 in Stateline, Nevada.
Nicaragua Luís Alberto Pérez July 7, 2007 Bridgeport, Connecticut 0
Ghana Joseph Agbeko September 29, 2007 Sacramento, California 2
Colombia Yonnhy Pérez October 31, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
Mexico Abner Mares August 13, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
Mexico Leo Santa Cruz June 2, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
Title vacated 2012–2013 Santa Cruz vacated the title and moved up to Super Bantamweight. His last successful defense was against Alberto Guevara on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
England Jamie McDonnell May 11, 2013 Doncaster, England 0

Junior featherweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Philippines Bobby Berna
def. Sung-In Suh
December 4, 1983 Seoul, South Korea 0
South Korea Sung-In Suh April 15, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 1
South Korea Ji-Won Kim January 3, 1985 Seoul, South Korea 4
Title vacated 1986 Title vacated when Kim retired. His last successful defense was against Rudy Casicas on June 1, 1986 in Inchon, South Korea.
South Korea Seung-Hoon Lee
def. Prayurasak Muangsurin
January 18, 1987 Pohang, South Korea 3
Title vacated 1988 Lee is forced to vacate the title when the IBF stops promoting fights in South Korea. His last successful defense was against Jose Sanabria on December 27, 1987 in Pohang.
Venezuela Jose Sanabria
def. Moises Fuentes Rocha
May 21, 1988 Bucaramanga, Colombia 3
France Fabrice Benichou March 10, 1989 Limoges, France 3
South Africa Welcome Ncita March 10, 1990 Tel Aviv, Israel 6
United States Kennedy McKinney December 2, 1992 Tortolì, Italy 5
South Africa Vuyani Bungu August 20, 1994 Temba, South Africa 13
Title vacated 1999 Bungu's last successful defense was against Victor Llerena on February 6, 1999 in Temba.
South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
def. John Michael Johnson
May 25, 1999 Temba, South Africa 5
Philippines Manny Pacquiao June 23, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 4
Title vacated 2003 Pacquiao's last successful defense was against Emmanuel Lucero on July 26, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Mexico Israel Vázquez
def. Jose Luis Valbuena
March 25, 2004 Los Angeles, California 2
Title vacated 2005 Vazquez's last successful defense was against Armando Guerrero on May 31, 2005 in Lynwood, Illinois.
Canada Steve Molitor November 10, 2006 Hartlepool, England 4
Panama Celestino Caballero November 21, 2008 Ontario, Canada 2

Featherweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
South Korea Min-Keun Oh
def. Joko Arter
March 4, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 2
South Korea Ki-Young Chung November 29, 1985 Jeonju, South Korea 2
Puerto Rico Antonio Rivera October 30, 1986 Osan, South Korea 0
United States Calvin Grove January 23, 1988 Gamaches, France 1
Mexico Jorge Páez August 4, 1988 Mexicali, Mexico 8
Title vacated 1990–1991 Paez's last defense was a draw with Troy Dorsey on July 8, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Troy Dorsey
def. Alfred Rangel
June 3, 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Mexico Manuel Medina August 12, 1991 Inglewood, California 4
United States Tom Johnson February 26, 1993 Melun, France 12
United Kingdom Naseem Hamed February 8, 1997 London, England 2
Title vacated 1997 Hamed's last successful defense was against Juan Gerardo Cabrera on July 19, 1997 in London, England
United States Hector Lizarraga
def. Welcome Ncita
December 13, 1997 Pompano Beach, Florida 0
Mexico Manuel Medina (2) April 24, 1998 San Jose, California 1
United Kingdom Paul Ingle November 13, 1999 Hull, England 1
South Africa Mbulelo Botile December 16, 2000 Sheffield, England 0
United States Frank Toledo April 6, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Mexico Manuel Medina (3) November 16, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Johnny Tapia April 27, 2002 New York City, New York 0
Title vacated 2002–2003
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez
def. Manuel Medina
February 1, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 4
Title vacated 2005 Marquez was stripped of the title. His last successful defense was against Victor Polo on May 7, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brazil Valdemir Pereira
def. Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym
January 20, 2006 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0
United States Eric Aiken May 13, 2006 Boston, Massachusetts 0
United States Robert Guerrero September 2, 2006 Los Angeles, California 0
Mexico Orlando Salido November 4, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated 2006–2007
United States Robert Guerrero (2)
def. Spend Abazi
February 23, 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark 2
Title vacated 2008 Guerrero vacated the title
Mexico Cristobal Cruz
def. Orlando Salido
October 23, 2008 Mexico 2

Junior lightweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
South Korea Hwan-Kil Yuh
def. Rod Sequenan
April 22, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 1
Australia Lester Ellis February 15, 1985 Melbourne, Australia 1
Australia Barry Michael July 12, 1985 Melbourne, Australia 3
United States Rocky Lockridge September 9, 1987 Windsor, England 2
United States Tony Lopez July 23, 1988 Sacramento, California 3
South Africa Brian Mitchell September 13, 1991 Sacramento, California 0
Title vacated 1991 Mitchell retired.
Puerto Rico John John Molina
def. Jackie Gunguluza
February 22, 1992 Sun City, South Africa 7
Title vacated 1995 Molina's last successful defense was against Wilson Rodriguez on November 26, 1994 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
United States Eddie Hopson
def. Moises Pedroza
April 22, 1995 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0
United States Tracy Harris Patterson July 9, 1995 Reno, Nevada 0
Canada Arturo Gatti December 15, 1995 New York City, New York 3
Title vacated 1997 Gatti's last successful defense was against Gabriel Ruelas on October 4, 1997 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United States Roberto Garcia
def. Harold Warren
March 13, 1998 Miami, Florida 2
United States Diego Corrales October 23, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
Title vacated 2000 Corrales vacated the title to move up to Lightweight. His last defense was against Angel Manfredy on September 2, 2000 in El Paso, Texas.
United States Stephen Forbes
def. John Brown
December 3, 2000 Miami, Florida 1
Title vacated July 18, 2002 Forbes was stripped of the title for being unable to make weight for his next fight. His only defense was against John Brown on September 29, 2001 in Miami, Florida.
El Salvador Carlos Hernández
def. Stephen Forbes
October 4, 2003 Los Angeles, California 0
Mexico Erik Morales July 31, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated 2004–2005
Australia Robbie Peden
def. Nate Campbell
February 23, 2005 Los Angeles, California 0
Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera September 17, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated 2005–2006
South Africa Cassius Baloyi
def. Manuel Medina
May 31, 2006 Airway Heights, Washington 0
Australia Gairy St Clair July 29, 2006 Kempton Park, South Africa 0
South Africa Malcolm Klassen November 4, 2006 Kempton Park, South Africa 0
South Africa Mzonke Fana April 20, 2007 South Africa 1
South Africa Cassius Baloyi (2) April 12, 2008 Mafikeng, South Africa 1
South Africa Malcolm Klassen (2) April 18, 2009 Mafikeng, South Africa 1
United States Robert Guerrero August 22, 2009 Houston, Texas 0

Lightweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Charlie Brown
def. Melvin Paul
January 30, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0
United States Harry Arroyo April 15, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2
United States Jimmy Paul April 6, 1985 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3
United States Greg Haugen December 5, 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Vinny Pazienza June 7, 1987 Providence, Rhode Island 0
United States Greg Haugen (2) February 6, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2
United States Pernell Whitaker February 18, 1989 Hampton, Virginia 8
Title vacated 1992 Whitaker's last successful defense was against Jorge Páez on October 5, 1991 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Freddie Pendleton
def. Tracy Spann
January 10, 1993 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1
United States Rafael Ruelas February 19, 1994 Inglewood, California 2
United States Oscar De La Hoya May 6, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated July 1995
South Africa Philip Holiday
def. Miguel Julio
August 19, 1995 Sun City, South Africa 6
United States Shane Mosley August 2, 1997 Uncasville, Connecticut 8
Title vacated 1999 Mosley's last successful defense was against John Brown on April 17, 1999 in Indio, California.
United States Paul Spadafora
def. Israel Cardona
August 20, 1999 Chester, West Virginia 8
Title vacated 2003 Spadafora's last defense was a draw with Leonard Dorin on May 17, 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mexico Javier Jauregui
def. Leavander Johnson
November 22, 2003 Los Angeles, California 0
United States Julio César Díaz May 13, 2004 San Diego, California 0
Title vacated 2005
United States Leavander Johnson
def. Stefano Zoff
June 17, 2005 Milano, Italy 0
Mexico Jesús Chávez September 17, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Julio Díaz (2) – Interim
def. Ricky Quiles
May 18, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Julio Díaz (2)
def. Jesús Chávez
February 3, 2007 Kissimmee, Florida 1
United States Juan Díaz October 13, 2007 Chicago, Illinois 0
United States Nate Campbell March 8, 2008 Cancún, Mexico 0
Title vacated February 14, 2009 Campbell was stripped of the title for being unable to make weight for his next fight against Ali Funeka on February 14, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida.
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez
def. Juan Díaz
February 28, 2009 Houston, Texas 0
Title vacated 2009 Marquez vacated the title in order to fight Floyd Maywether

Junior welterweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Aaron Pryor
def. Nick Furlano
June 22, 1984 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1
Title vacated 1985–1986 Pryor's only successful defense was against Gary Hinton on March 2, 1985 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United States Gary Hinton
def. Reyes Antonio Cruz
April 26, 1986 Lucca, Italy 1
United States Joe Manley October 30, 1986 Hartford, Connecticut 0
United Kingdom Terry Marsh March 4, 1987 Basildon, England 1
Title vacated December 1987 Title vacated when Marsh retired. His only successful defense was against Akio Kameda on July 1, 1987 in London, England.
United States James McGirt
def. Frankie Warren
February 14, 1988 San Antonio, Texas 1
United States Meldrick Taylor September 3, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2
Mexico Julio César Chávez May 17, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
Title vacated 1991 Chávez's last successful defense was against John Duplessis on March 18, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Colombia Rafael Pineda
def. Roger Mayweather
December 7, 1991 Reno, Nevada 1
United States Pernell Whitaker July 18, 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated 1992–1993
Puerto Rico Jake Rodríguez May 15, 1993 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2
Australia Kostya Tszyu January 28, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 5
United States Vince Phillips May 31, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
United States Zab JudahInterim
def. Wilfredo Negron
January 16, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Terron Millett
def. Vince Phillips for Undisputed title
February 20, 1999 New York City, New York 1
Title vacated 1999–2000
United States Zab Judah (2) February 12, 2000 Uncasville, Connecticut 5
Australia Kostya Tszyu (2) November 3, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
United States Sharmba MitchellInterim
def. Lovemore N'dou
February 7, 2004 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1
Australia Kostya Tszyu (2)
def. Mitchell for Undisputed title
November 6, 2004 Glendale, Arizona 0
United Kingdom Ricky Hatton June 4, 2005 Manchester, England 1
Title vacated 2005–2006 Hatton's only successful defense was against Carlos Maussa on November 26, 2005 in Sheffield, England.
Colombia Juan Urango
def. Naoufel Ben Rabah
June 30, 2006 Hollywood, Florida 0
Australia Lovemore Ndou February 12, 2007 Hollywood, Florida 0
United States Paul Malignaggi June 16, 2007 Uncasville, Connecticut 1
Title vacated 2008 Titled Vacated due to Malignaggi challenging Ricky Hatton
Colombia Juan Urango
def. Herman Ngoudjo
January 30, 2009 Montreal, Canada 1

Welterweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Donald Curry
def. Marlon Starling
February 4, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 4
United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3
Title vacated October 28, 1987 Honeyghan vacated the IBF title after losing the WBC title to Jorge Vaca in London, England. His last successful defense of the IBF title was against Gene Hatcher on August 30, 1987 in Marbella, Spain.
Jamaica Simon Brown
def. Tyrone Trice
April 23, 1988 Berck, France 8
Title vacated 1991 Brown's last successful defense was against Maurice Blocker on March 18, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Maurice Blocker
def. Glenwood Brown
October 4, 1991 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad June 19, 1993 San Diego, California 15
Title vacated March 3, 2000 Trinidad vacated the title in order to move up to light middleweight. His last successful defense was against Oscar De La Hoya on September 18, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Vernon Forrest
def. Raul Frank
May 12, 2001 New York City, New York 0
Title vacated December 12, 2001
Italy Michele Piccirillo
def. Cory Spinks
April 13, 2002 Campione d'Italia, Italy 0
United States Cory Spinks March 22, 2003 Campione d'Italia, Italy 3
United States Zab Judah February 5, 2005 St. Louis, Missouri 1
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. April 8, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated June 20, 2006
Puerto Rico Kermit Cintrón
def. Mark Suarez
October 28, 2006 West Palm Beach, Florida 2
Mexico Antonio Margarito April 12, 2008 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0
Title vacated July 25, 2008 Margarito was required to vacate his title, or be stripped, in order to face Miguel Cotto for Cotto's WBA welterweight title on July 26, 2008
Ghana Joshua Clottey
def. Zab Judah
August 2, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated April 16, 2009 Clottey was required to vacate his title in order to face Miguel Cotto for Cotto's WBO welterweight title on June 13, 2009
South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo
def. Delvin Rodriguez
August 1, 2009 Uncasville, Connecticut 1
Slovenia Dejan Zavec
def. Isaac Hlatshwayo
December 11, 2009 Johannesburg, RSA 1

Junior middleweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Mark Medal
def. Earl Hargrove
March 11, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0
Puerto Rico Carlos Santos November 2, 1984 New York City, New York 1
United States Buster Drayton June 4, 1986 East Rutherford, New Jersey 2
Canada Matthew Hilton June 27, 1987 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1
United States Darrin Van Horn November 4, 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Italy Gianfranco Rosi November 4, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 11
United States Vincent Pettway September 17, 1994 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1
United States Paul Vaden August 12, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Terry Norris December 16, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 4
Title vacated March 1997 Norris' last successful defense was against Nick Rupa on January 11, 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee.
United States Raúl Márquez
def. Anthony Stephens
April 12, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
Mexico Luis Ramón Campas December 6, 1997 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3
United States Fernando Vargas December 12, 1998 Atlantic City, New Jersey 5
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad December 2, 2000 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated May 12, 2001 Trinidad vacated the title after defeating William Joppy for the WBA Middleweight title in New York City, New York.
United States Ronald Wright
def. Robert Frazier
October 12, 2001 Indio, California 5
Title vacated 2004 Wright was stripped of the title. His last successful defense was against Shane Mosley on March 13, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Verno Phillips
def. Carlos Bojorquez
June 5, 2004 Joplin, Missouri 0
Uganda Kassim Ouma October 2, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
Russia Roman Karmazin July 14, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Cory Spinks July 8, 2006 St. Louis, Missouri 1
United States Verno Phillips March 27, 2008 St. Louis, Missouri 0
Title vacated November 2008 Phillips vacated the title to fight Paul Williams for the WBO Jr. Middleweight Title.
United States Cory Spinks
def. Deandre Latimore
April 24, 2009 St. Louis, Missouri 0

Middleweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Marvin Hagler
def. Wilford Scypion
May 27, 1983 Providence, Rhode Island 5
Title vacated April 6, 1987 Hagler's last successful defense was against John Mugabi on March 10, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Frank Tate
def. Michael Olajide
October 10, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
United States Michael Nunn July 28, 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada 5
United States James Toney May 10, 1991 Davenport, Iowa 6
Title vacated February 13, 1993 Toney vacated the title upon defeating Iran Barkley for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. His last successful defense was against Mike McCallum on August 29, 1992 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Roy Jones Jr.
def. Bernard Hopkins
May 22, 1993 Washington, D.C. 1
Title vacated November 18, 1994 Jones vacated the title upon defeating James Toney for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. His only successful defense of the Middleweight title was against Thomas Tate on May 27, 1994 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Bernard Hopkins
def. Segundo Mercado
December 17, 1994 Landover, Maryland 8
United States Robert AllenInterim
def. Abdullah Ramadan
September 19, 1998 Atlanta, Georgia 0
United States Bernard Hopkins
def. Robert Allen for Undisputed title
February 6, 1999 Washington, D.C. 11
United States Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated October 11, 2005 Taylor stripped of title for agreeing to rematch with Bernard Hopkins.
Armenia Arthur Abraham
def. Kingsley Ikeke
December 10, 2005 Leipzig, Germany 10
Title vacated July 12, 2009 Abraham vacated title by agreeing to participate in Super Six World Boxing Classic.
Germany Sebastian Sylvester
def. Giovanni Lorenzo
September 19, 2009 Neubrandenburg, Germany 3
Australia Daniel Geale
def. Sebastian Sylvester
May 7, 2011 Neubrandenburg, Germany 4
England Darren Barker
def. Daniel Geale
August 17, 2013 Atlantic City, USA 0
Australia Sam Soliman
def. Felix Sturm
May 31, 2014 Krefeld, Germany

Super middleweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United Kingdom Murray Sutherland
def. Ernie Singletary
March 28, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0
South Korea Chong-Pal Park July 22, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 8
Title vacated December 6, 1987 Park vacates the title in Busan, South Korea prior to fighting Jesús Gallardo for the vacant WBA Super Middleweight Championship, a fight which he won. His last defense of the IBF title was against Emmanuel Otti on July 26, 1987 in Gwangju, South Korea.
Germany Graciano Rocchigiani
def. Vincent Boulware
March 11, 1988 Düsseldorf, Germany 3
Title vacated 1989 Rocchigiani vacates the title in order to move up to Light Heavyweight. His last defense was against Thulani Malinga on January 27, 1989 in Berlin, Germany.
United States Lindell Holmes
def. Frank Tate
January 27, 1990 New Orleans, Louisiana 3
United States Darrin Van Horn May 18, 1991 Verbania, Italy 1
United States Iran Barkley January 10, 1992 New York City, New York 0
United States James Toney February 13, 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
United States Roy Jones Jr. November 18, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 5
Title vacated 1996–1997
United States Charles Brewer June 21, 1997 Tampa, Florida 3
Germany Sven Ottke October 24, 1998 Düsseldorf, Germany 21
Title vacated March 27, 2004 Ottke announced his retirement immediately after his last defense, against Armand Krajnc in Magdeburg, Germany.
United States Jeff Lacy
def. Syd Vanderpool
October 2, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 4
Wales Joe Calzaghe March 4, 2006 Manchester, England 1
Title stripped November 27, 2006 Calzaghe declined a mandatory defence (v. mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz), preferring to fight "Contender" runner-up Peter Manfredo Jr. instead.
Colombia Alejandro Berrio
def. Robert Stieglitz
March 3, 2007 Rostock, Germany 0
Romania Lucian Bute October 19, 2007 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10
United Kingdom Carl Froch May 26, 2012 Nottingham, England 1

Light heavyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Michael Spinks
def. Eddie Davis
February 25, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2
Title vacated 1985 Spinks' last successful defense was against Jim MacDonald on June 6, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Kačar
def. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
December 21, 1985 Pesaro, Italy 0
United States Bobby Czyz September 6, 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
United States Charles Williams October 29, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 8
Germany Henry Maske March 20, 1993 Düsseldorf, Germany 10
United States Virgil Hill November 23, 1996 München, Germany 0
Poland Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 Oberhausen, Germany 0
Title vacated June 16, 1997
United States William Guthrie
def. Darrin Allen
July 19, 1997 Indio, California 0
United States Reggie Johnson February 6, 1998 Uncasville, Connecticut 2
United States Roy Jones Jr. June 5, 1999 Biloxi, Mississippi 7
Title vacated 2003 Jones vacated the title in order to move up to Heavyweight. His last successful defense was against Clinton Woods on September 7, 2002 in Portland, Oregon.
United States Antonio Tarver
def. Montell Griffin
April 26, 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0
Title vacated November 8, 2003 Tarver, who also held the WBC title, was stripped of the IBF title after losing the WBC title to Roy Jones Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jamaica Glen Johnson
def. Clinton Woods
February 6, 2004 Sheffield, England 1
Title vacated December 2004 Johnson's only defense was against Roy Jones Jr. on September 25, 2004 in Memphis, Tennessee.
United Kingdom Clinton Woods
def. Rico Hoye
March 4, 2005 Rotherham, England 4
United States Antonio Tarver April 12, 2008 Tampa, Florida 0
United States Chad Dawson October 11, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
Title vacated May 27, 2009 Dawson vacated the title to negotiate a fight with boxer Glen Johnson.
United States Tavoris Cloud
def. Clinton Woods
August 28, 2009 Hollywood, Florida 4
United States Bernard Hopkins March 9, 2013 New York, New York 0

Cruiserweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Marvin Camel
def. Roddy MacDonald
December 13, 1983 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 0
United States Lee Roy Murphy October 6, 1984 Billings, Montana 3
United States Rickey Parkey October 25, 1986 Marsala, Italy 1
United States Evander Holyfield May 15, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
Title vacated 1988 Holyfield vacated the title to move up to Heavyweight. His last defense was against Carlos De León on April 9, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United Kingdom Glenn McCrory
def. Patrick Lumumba
June 3, 1989 Stanley, England 1
United States Jeff Lampkin March 22, 1990 Gateshead, England 1
United States James Warring
def. James Pritchard
September 7, 1991 Salemi, Italy 2
United States Al Cole July 30, 1992 Stanhope, New Jersey 5
United States Adolpho Washington
def. Torsten May
August 31, 1996 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 0
Jamaica Uriah Grant June 21, 1997 Tampa, Florida 0
United States Imamu Mayfield November 8, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
United States Arthur Williams October 30, 1998 Biloxi, Mississippi 0
Kazakhstan Vassiliy Jirov June 5, 1999 Biloxi, Mississippi 6
United States James Toney April 26, 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0
United States Kelvin Davis
def. Ezra Sellers
May 1, 2004 Miami, Florida 0
Title vacated 2004–2005
Jamaica O'Neil Bell
def. Dale Brown
May 20, 2005 Hollywood, Florida 2
Title vacated March 31, 2006 Bell's last defense was against Jean Marc Mormeck on January 7, 2006 in New York City, New York.
Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk
def. Steve Cunningham
November 25, 2006 Warsaw, Poland 0
United States Steve Cunningham May 26, 2007 Warsaw, Poland 0
Poland Tomasz Adamek December 11, 2008 Newark, New Jersey 2
Title vacated October 18, 2009 Adamek vacated the title to move up to Heavyweight
United States Steve Cunningham
def. Troy Ross
June 5, 2010 Neubrandenburg, Germany 1
Cuba Yoan Pablo Hernandez October 1, 2011 Neubrandenburg, Germany 2

Heavyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Larry Holmes December 11, 1983 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
United States Michael Spinks September 21, 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
Title vacated February 19, 1987 The IBF stripped Spinks of the title. His last successful defense was against Steffen Tangstad on September 6, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Tony Tucker
def. James "Buster" Douglas
May 30, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Mike Tyson August 1, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 6
United States James Douglas February 11, 1990 Tokyo, Japan 0
United States Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
United States Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
United States Evander Holyfield (2) November 6, 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States Michael Moorer April 22, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
United States George Foreman November 5, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
Title vacated June 28, 1995 Foreman was stripped of the title by the IBF for his refusing to grant a rematch to Axel Schulz, whom he defeated in his only successful defense on April 22, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Michael Moorer (2)
def. Axel Schulz
June 22, 1996 Dortmund, Germany 2
United States Evander Holyfield (3) November 8, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis November 13, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3
United States Hasim Rahman April 22, 2001 Brakpan, South Africa 0
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis (2) November 17, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 1
Title vacated September 5, 2002 Lewis gave up the IBF title after being paid US$1 million by promoter Don King to do so, because King wished to promote a fight between Chris Byrd and Evander Holyfield for the vacant title. Lewis' only successful defense was against Mike Tyson on June 8, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee.
United States Chris Byrd
def. Evander Holyfield
December 14, 2002 Atlantic City, New Jersey 4
Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko April 22, 2006 Mannheim, Germany 16

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