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
Location
Region served
Worldwide
President
Ed Levine
Website www.iboboxing.com

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

Origins[edit]

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 June 18, 2016.

Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Strawweight  Byron Rojas (NIC) March 19, 2016 265
Junior Flyweight  Rey Loreto (PHI) February 1, 2014 1042
Flyweight  Moruti Mthalane (RSA) March 15, 2014 1000
Super Flyweight  Lwandile Sityatha (RSA) July 18, 2014 875
Bantamweight  Rau'shee Warren (USA) June 18, 2016 174
Super Bantamweight  Paulus Ambunda (NAM) August 1, 2015 496
Featherweight  Lusanda Komanisi (RSA) July 18, 2014 875
Super Featherweight  Malcolm Klassen (RSA) August 5, 2016 126
Lightweight Vacant
Junior Welterweight  Julius Indongo (NAM) December 3, 2016 6
Welterweight  Tsiko Mulovhedzi (RSA) July 24, 2015 504
Junior Middleweight  Erislandy Lara (CUB) June 12, 2015 546
Middleweight  Gennady Golovkin (KAZ) December 9, 2011 1827
Super Middleweight  Zac Dunn (AUS) June 27, 2015 501
Light Heavyweight  Umar Salamov (RUS) May 21, 2016 202
Cruiserweight  Marco Huck (GER) February 27, 2016 286
Heavyweight Vacant

See also[edit]

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