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.

Notable 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 South Africa Moruti Mthalane March 15, 2014
Super Flyweight South Africa Lwandile Sityatha July 18, 2014
Bantamweight Dominican Republic Juan Carlos Payano August 2, 2015
Super Bantamweight Namibia Paulus Ambunda August 1, 2015
Featherweight South Africa Lusanda Komanisi July 18, 2014
Super Featherweight Australia Jack Asis April 11, 2015
Lightweight Vacant
Junior Welterweight Russia Eduard Troyanovsky November 04, 2015
Welterweight South Africa Tsiko Mulovhedzi July 24, 2015
Junior Middleweight Cuba Erislandy Lara June 12, 2015
Middleweight Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin December 9, 2011
Super Middleweight Australia Zac Dunn June 27, 2015
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight United Kingdom Ola Afolabi November 04, 2015
Heavyweight Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko April 22, 2006

See also[edit]