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 non-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 Feb 10, 2017.

Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Strawweight  Simphiwe Khonco (RSA) June 11, 2016 253
Junior Flyweight  Hekkie Budler (RSA) February 4, 2017 15
Flyweight  Moruti Mthalane (RSA) March 15, 2014 1072
Super Flyweight  Gideon Buthelezi (RSA) December 12, 2015 429
Bantamweight  Zhanat Zhakiyanov (KAZ) February 10, 2017 9
Super Bantamweight  Moises Flores (MEX) June 11, 2016 253
Featherweight Vacant
Super Featherweight  Malcolm Klassen (RSA) August 5, 2016 198
Lightweight  Emmanuel Tagoe (GHA) December 2, 2016 79
Junior Welterweight  Julius Indongo (NAM) December 3, 2016 78
Welterweight  Tsiko Mulovhedzi (RSA) July 24, 2015 576
Junior Middleweight  Erislandy Lara (CUB) June 12, 2015 618
Middleweight  Gennady Golovkin (KAZ) December 9, 2011 1899
Super Middleweight  Chris Eubank Jr. (UK) February 4, 2017 15
Light Heavyweight  Umar Salamov (RUS) May 21, 2016 274
Cruiserweight  Marco Huck (GER) February 27, 2016 358
Heavyweight Vacant

See also[edit]

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