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 Jan 10, 2017.

Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Strawweight  Simphiwe Khonco (RSA) June 11, 2016 218
Junior Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight  Moruti Mthalane (RSA) March 15, 2014 1037
Super Flyweight  Gideon Buthelezi (RSA) December 12, 2015 394
Bantamweight  Rau'shee Warren (USA) June 18, 2016 211
Super Bantamweight  Paulus Ambunda (NAM) August 1, 2015 533
Featherweight Vacant
Super Featherweight  Malcolm Klassen (RSA) August 5, 2016 163
Lightweight  Emmanuel Tagoe (GHA) December 2, 2016 44
Junior Welterweight  Julius Indongo (NAM) December 3, 2016 43
Welterweight  Tsiko Mulovhedzi (RSA) July 24, 2015 541
Junior Middleweight  Erislandy Lara (CUB) June 12, 2015 583
Middleweight  Gennady Golovkin (KAZ) December 9, 2011 1864
Super Middleweight  Renold Quinlan (AUS) October 14, 2016 93
Light Heavyweight  Umar Salamov (RUS) May 21, 2016 239
Cruiserweight  Marco Huck (GER) February 27, 2016 323
Heavyweight Vacant

See also[edit]