International Boxing Organization

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International Boxing Organization
Logo of IBO.jpg
Abbreviation IBO
Motto Honesty. Integrity. Trust.
Formation 1988
Type Non-profit institution
Purpose Boxing sanctioning organization
Headquarters Florida
Region served
Ed Levine

The International Boxing Organization (IBO) is a non-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 'The Independent World Boxing Rankings' in the late 1990s that removed subjective elements from the ratings in an effort to bring more credibility to the sport. From 2014 the organization now uses Boxrec, the independent boxing records keeping and computerized rankings website for IBO's rankings.[2] Many marquee champions have held and continue to hold the International Boxing Organization World title.[3]

Notable past and current IBO Champions[edit]

Current IBO world title holders[edit]

As of April 1, 2017.

Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Strawweight  Simphiwe Khonco (RSA) June 11, 2016 319
Junior Flyweight  Hekkie Budler (RSA) February 4, 2017 81
Flyweight  Moruti Mthalane (RSA) March 15, 2014 1138
Super Flyweight  Gideon Buthelezi (RSA) December 12, 2015 495
Bantamweight  Zhanat Zhakiyanov (KAZ) February 10, 2017 75
Super Bantamweight  Moises Flores (MEX) June 11, 2016 319
Featherweight Vacant
Super Featherweight  Malcolm Klassen (RSA) August 5, 2016 264
Lightweight  Emmanuel Tagoe (GHA) December 2, 2016 145
Junior Welterweight  Julius Indongo (NAM) December 3, 2016 144
Welterweight  Tsiko Mulovhedzi (RSA) July 24, 2015 642
Junior Middleweight  Erislandy Lara (CUB) June 12, 2015 684
Middleweight  Gennady Golovkin (KAZ) December 9, 2011 1965
Super Middleweight  Chris Eubank Jr. (UK) February 4, 2017 81
Light Heavyweight  Umar Salamov (RUS) May 21, 2016 340
Cruiserweight Vacant
Heavyweight Vacant

See also[edit]


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