International Boxing Association (professional)

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International Boxing Association
International boxing association logo.png
Official logo of the International Boxing Association (IBA)
AbbreviationIBA
FounderDean Chance
TypeNon-profit institution
PurposeBoxing sanctioning organization
HeadquartersUnited States
Region served
Worldwide
President
Jean-Christophe Courreges
Main organ
General Assembly
Websitewww.internationalboxingassociation.com

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is an organization that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards world and inter-continental championships all over the world. The organization is consider as one of the applicable organizations in boxing. IBA have a rich history of big fights and champions.

History[edit]

The IBA was founded in the 1990s by Dean Chance, a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

The IBA's world championship is widely considered to be one of the applicable boxing organizations. IBA have a rich story and have had some of the best champions in the history of the sport [1] It has gained acclaim with its titles having been held by a number of notable boxers.

In June 2017 the organization announced its relaunch under the leadership of Jean-Christophe Courreges.[2][3]

Notable IBA champions[edit]

Some notable IBA champions include:

Men's and Women's titles[edit]

The IBA became a pioneer among sanctioning organizations in the early 2000s when it began recognizing women's champions at the world level.

Current world champions[edit]

As of September 23, 2019:[4]

Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Light flyweight (108 lbs) vacant
Flyweight (112 lbs)  Nico Hernandez (USA) 19 May 2018 492
Junior bantamweight (115 lbs) vacant
Bantamweight (118 lbs)  Otto “El Tractor” Gamez (VEN) 27 Nov 2018
Junior featherweight (122 lbs) vacant
Featherweight (126 lbs) vacant
Junior lightweight (130 lbs) vacant
Lightweight (135 lbs) vacant
Junior welterweight (140 lbs) vacant
Welterweight (147 lbs) vacant
Junior middleweight (154 lbs)  Mark Deluca (USA) 20 October 2018 338
Middleweight (160 lbs) vacant
Super middleweight (168 lbs)  Lolenga Mock (DEN) 19 May 2019 127
Light heavyweight (175 lbs)  Eleider Álvarez (COL) 4 August 2018 415
Cruiserweight (190 lbs) vacant
Super cruiserweight (210 lbs) vacant
Heavyweight (210+ lbs) Vacant

Fighters losing 2 straight bouts, losing against another title holder from any sanctioning body and fighters not having defended their belt within 18 months are excluded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iskenderov, Parviz (September 26, 2014). "Stephane Cabrera IBA Boxing Boss in Europe". Fightmag. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched". Fightmag. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Serratelli, Danny (July 19, 2017). "International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched". Brick City Boxing. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "IBA current champions". internationalboxingassociation.com. International Boxing Association.

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