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  Hekkie Budler (RSA) September 24, 2011
Junior Flyweight  Rey Loreto (PHI) February 1, 2014
Flyweight  Moruti Mthalane (RSA) March 15, 2014
Super Flyweight  Lwandile Sityatha (RSA) July 18, 2014
Bantamweight  Juan Carlos Payano (DOM) August 2, 2015
Super Bantamweight  Paulus Ambunda (NAM) August 1, 2015
Featherweight  Lusanda Komanisi (RSA) July 18, 2014
Super Featherweight  Jack Asis (AUS) April 11, 2015
Lightweight Vacant
Junior Welterweight  Eduard Troyanovsky (RUS) November 4, 2015
Welterweight  Tsiko Mulovhedzi (RSA) July 24, 2015
Junior Middleweight  Erislandy Lara (CUB) June 12, 2015
Middleweight  Gennady Golovkin (KAZ) December 9, 2011
Super Middleweight  Zac Dunn (AUS) June 27, 2015
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight  Ola Afolabi (UK) November 4, 2015
Heavyweight  Tyson Fury (UK) November 28, 2015

See also[edit]