List of IBF world champions

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This is a list of boxing world champions in the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Mini flyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
South Korea Kyung-Yun Lee
def. Masaharu Kawakami
June 14, 1987 Changnyeong County, South Korea 0 200
Title vacated December 1987 Lee abandoned the title to focus on winning the WBC Minimumweight Championship.
Thailand Samuth Sithnaruepol
def. Domingo Lucas
March 24, 1988 Bangkok, Thailand 2 450
Indonesia Nico Thomas June 17, 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 96
Philippines Algerico Chávez September 21, 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 154
Thailand Fahlan Sakkreerin February 22, 1990 Bangkok, Thailand 7 927
Philippines Manny Melchor September 6, 1992 Samut Prakan, Thailand 0 95
Thailand Ratanapol Sor Vorapin December 10, 1992 Bangkok, Thailand 19 1843
South Africa Zolani Petelo December 27, 1997 Songkhla, Thailand 5 734
Title vacated 2000–2001 Petelo vacated the title in order to move up to the Light Flyweight division. His last successful defense was against Brad Leahy on June 2, 2000 in Ashford, England.
Mexico Roberto Carlos Leyva
def. Daniel Reyes
April 29, 2001 Queens, New York 1 467
Colombia Miguel Barrera August 9, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 295
Mexico Edgar Cardenas May 31, 2003 Tijuana, Mexico 0 126
Colombia Daniel Reyes October 4, 2003 Los Angeles, California 1 346
Indonesia Muhammad Rachman September 14, 2004 Jakarta, Indonesia 3 1026
Philippines Florante Condes July 7, 2007 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 343
Mexico Raúl García June 14, 2008 La Paz, Mexico 4 650
South Africa Nkosinathi Joyi March 26, 2010 East London, South Africa 1 890
Mexico Mario Rodríguez September 1, 2012 Guasave, Mexico 0 210
Japan Katsunari Takayama March 30, 2013 Guasave, Mexico 2 497
Mexico Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. August 9, 2014 Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico 0 61
Title vacated October 9, 2014 Rodríguez vacated titles in order to move up to flyweight.
Japan Katsunari Takayama (2)
def. Go Odaira
December 31, 2014 Osaka, Japan 2 365
Mexico Jose Argumedo
current champion
December 31, 2015 Osaka, Japan 1 209

Junior flyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
Philippines Dodie Boy Penalosa
def. Satoshi Shingaki
December 10, 1983 Osaka, Japan 3 1056
Title vacated October 1986 Penalosa vacated the title in order to move up to the Flyweight division. His last successful defense was against Yani Dokolamo on October 12, 1985 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
South Korea Jum-Hwan Choi
def. Cho-Woon Park
December 7, 1986 Busan, South Korea 3 698
Philippines Tacy Macalos November 4, 1988 Quezon City, Philippines 0 179
Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem May 2, 1989 Bangkok, Thailand 3 489
United States Michael Carbajal July 29, 1990 Phoenix, Arizona 9 1301
Mexico Humberto González February 19, 1994 Inglewood, California 3 511
Thailand Saman Sorjaturong July 15, 1995 Inglewood, California 1 138
Title vacated November 1995 Sorjaturong vacated the title after defeating Yuichi Hosono in Ratchaburi, Thailand on November 12, 1995.
United States Michael Carbajal (2)
def. Melchor Cob Castro
March 16, 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 308
Colombia Mauricio Pastrana January 18, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 467
Title vacated April 30, 1998
United States Will Grigsby
def. Ratanapol Sor Vorapin
December 18, 1998 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1 288
Mexico Ricardo López October 2, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 1153
Title vacated November 28, 2002 Lopez retired as champion in Mexico City, Mexico. His last successful defense was against Zolani Petelo on September 29, 2001 in New York City, New York.
Mexico Victor Burgos
def. Alex Sánchez
February 15, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 819
United States Will Grigsby (2) May 14, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 238
Mexico Ulises Solís January 7, 2006 New York City, New York 9 1198
Philippines Brian Viloria April 19, 2009 Manila, Philippines 1 279
Colombia Carlos Tamara January 23, 2010 Manila, Philippines 0 126
Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte May 29, 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 336
Mexico Ulises Solis April 30, 2011 Mar del Plata, Argentina 1 446
Title stripped July 19, 2012 Solís was stripped of the title because of inactivity. His only defense was on August 28, 2011 at Guadalajara against Jether Oliva
Philippines John Riel Casimero
interim champ promoted
July 19, 2012 N/A 4 652
Title stripped May 2, 2014 Casimero was stripped of the title after he failed to make weight for his world title fight against Mauricio Fuentes. His last successful defense was against Felipe Salguero on October 26, 2013 at Makati City, Philippines
Mexico Javier Mendoza
def. Ramón García Hirales
September 20, 2014 Tijuana, Mexico 1 465
Japan Akira Yaegashi
current champion
December 29, 2015 Tokyo, Japan 1 211

Flyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
South Korea Soon-Chun Kwon
def. Rene Busayong
December 24, 1983 Seoul, South Korea 7 735
South Korea Jong-Kwan Chung December 20, 1985 Busan, South Korea 0 128
South Korea Bi-Won Chung April 27, 1986 Busan, South Korea 0 97
South Korea Hi-Sup Shin August 2, 1986 Inchon, South Korea 1 301
Philippines Dodie Boy Penalosa February 22, 1987 Inchon, South Korea 0 195
South Korea Chang-Ho Choi September 5, 1987 Manila, Philippines 0 133
Philippines Rolando Bohol January 16, 1988 Manila, Philippines 1 263
United Kingdom Duke McKenzie October 5, 1988 London, England 1 243
United Kingdom Dave McAuley June 7, 1989 London, England 5 1100
Colombia Rodolfo Blanco June 11, 1992 Bilbao, Spain 0 171
Thailand Pichit Sitbangprachan November 29, 1992 Samut Prakan, Thailand 5 730
Title vacated November 25, 1994 Sitbangprachan retired. His last successful defense was against Jose Luis Zepeda on May 8, 1994 in Ratchaburi, Thailand
Colombia Francisco Tejedor
def. Jose Luis Zepeda
February 18, 1995 Cartagena, Colombia 0 63
United States Danny Romero April 22, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 619
Title vacated 1996 Romero vacated to move up to super flyweight. His last successful defense was against Miguel Martínez on July 29, 1995 in San Antonio, Texas
United States Mark Johnson
def. Francisco Tejedor
May 4, 1996 Anaheim, California 7 606
Title vacated 1998–1999 Johnson vacated to fight for the super flyweight title. Johnson's last successful defense was against José Laureano on September 4, 1998 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Colombia Irene Pacheco
def. Luis Cox Coronado
April 10, 1999 Barranquilla, Colombia 6 2077
Armenia Vic Darchinyan December 16, 2004 Hollywood, Florida 5 933
Philippines Nonito Donaire July 7, 2007 Bridgeport, Connecticut 3 725
Title vacated July 1, 2009 Donaire vacated the title due to wanting to move up in weight. His last defense was against Raúl Martínez on April 19, 2009 at Quezon City, Philippines
South Africa Moruti Mthalane
def. Julio César Miranda
November 20, 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa 4 725
Title vacated January 13, 2014 Mthalane vacated in order to fight for a bigger purse in KwaZulu-Natal rather than for a smaller purse against Amnat Ruenroeng in Thailand. His last defense was against Ricardo Núñez on September 1, 2012 at Panama City
Thailand Amnat Ruenroeng
def. Rocky Fuentes
January 22, 2014 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 5 857
Philippines John Riel Casimero
current champion
May 28, 2016 Beijing, China 0 60

Junior bantamweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
South Korea Ju-Do Chun
def. Ken Kasugai
December 10, 1983 Osaka, Japan 5 510
Indonesia Ellyas Pical May 3, 1985 Jakarta, Indonesia 2 288
Dominican Republic Cesar Polanco February 15, 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 140
Indonesia Ellyas Pical (2) July 5, 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia 1 388
Title vacated February 28, 1987 Pical, who also held the WBA title, was stripped of the IBF title after a loss of the WBA title by TKO to Khaosai Galaxy in Jakarta, Indonesia. His only successful defense was against Dong Chun Lee on December 3, 1986 in Jakarta.
South Korea Tae-Il Chang
def. Soon Chun Kwon
May 17, 1987 Busan, South Korea 0 153
Indonesia Ellyas Pical (3) October 17, 1987 Jakarta, Indonesia 3 728
Colombia Juan Polo Perez October 14, 1989 Roanoke, Virginia 0 186
United States Robert Quiroga April 21, 1990 Sunderland, England 5 1001
Mexico Julio César Borboa January 16, 1993 San Antonio, Texas 5 590
Colombia Harold Grey August 29, 1994 Inglewood, California 3 404
Argentina Carlos Gabriel Salazar October 7, 1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina 1 203
Colombia Harold Grey (2) April 27, 1996 Cartagena, Colombia 0 119
United States Danny Romero August 24, 1996 Albuquerque, New Mexico 328
United States Johnny Tapia July 18, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 166
Title vacated 1998–1999 Title vacated when Tapia moved up to Bantamweight division. His last successful defense was against Rodolfo Blanco on February 13, 1998 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
United States Mark Johnson
def. Ratanachai Sor Vorapin
April 24, 1999 Washington, D.C. 2 251
Title vacated 1999–2000 Johnson's last defense was a no-contest against Raul Juarez on November 19, 1999 in Washington, D.C..
Venezuela Felix Machado
def. Julio Gamboa
July 22, 2000 Miami, Florida 3 1046
Nicaragua Luis Alberto Pérez January 4, 2003 Washington, D.C. (title vacated) 3 1368
Title vacated November 3, 2006 Title stripped due to failure to make weight for a defense.
Russia Dimitri Kirilov
def. José Navarro
October 13, 2007 Moscow, Russia 1 294
Armenia Vic Darchinyan August 2, 2008 United States 2 151
Title vacated 2009 Darchinyan vacated the title to move up in weight and challenge Joseph Agbeko.
South Africa Simphiwe Nongqayi
def. Jorge Arce
September 15, 2009 Cancún, Mexico 1 332
Mexico Juan Alberto Rosas July 31, 2010 Tepic, Mexico 0 132
Mexico Cristian Mijares December 11, 2010 Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico 2 20
Title vacated 2011 Mijares vacated the title sometime in 2012 to compete in heavier weight classes. His only defense was against Carlos Rueda on May 14, 2011 at Victoria de Durango, Mexico
Mexico Rodrigo Guerrero October 8, 2011 Tijuana, Mexico 0 126
Mexico Juan Carlos Sánchez, Jr. February 11, 2012 Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico 2 483
Title vacated June 8, 2013 Sánchez was stripped of title after failing to make weight on his world title fight against Roberto Domingo Sosa. Hist last defense was against Rodel Mayol on September 22, 2012 at Los Mochis, Mexico
Japan Daiki Kameda
def. Rodrigo Guerrero
September 3, 2013 Takamatsu, Japan 0 197
Title vacated March 19, 2014 Kameda lost his defense against Liborio Solís though remained with the title as Solis was overweight. Kameda later vacated the title citing difficulties to keep making the weight.
South Africa Zolani Tete
def. Teiru Kinoshita
July 18, 2014 Kobe, Japan 1 319
Title vacated June 2, 2015 Tete vacated after being offered just US$25.000 for a mandatory defense against McJoe Arroyo
Puerto Rico McJoe Arroyo
def. Arthur Villanueva
current champion
July 18, 2015 El Paso, Estados Unidos 0 375

Bantamweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
Japan Satoshi Shingaki
def. Elmer Magallano
April 15, 1984 Nara, Japan 1 375
Australia Jeff Fenech April 26, 1985 Sydney, Australia 3 554
Title vacated 1986–1987 Fenech's last successful defense was against Steve McCrory on July 18, 1986 in Sydney.
United States Kelvin Seabrooks
def. Miguel Maturana
May 15, 1987 Cartagena, Colombia 3 360
United States Orlando Canizales July 9, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 16 2366
Title vacated 1994–1995 Canizales' last successful defense was against Sergio Reyes on October 15, 1994 in Laredo, Texas.
Colombia Harold Mestre
def. Juvenal Berrio
January 21, 1995 Cartagena, Colombia 0 98
South Africa Mbulelo Botile April 29, 1995 Johannesburg, South Africa 5 822
United States Tim Austin July 19, 1997 Nashville, Tennessee 9 2037
Mexico Rafael Márquez February 15, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 7 1503
Title vacated 2006–2007 Márquez vacated the title to move up to Junior Featherweight. His last successful defense was against Silence Mabuza on August 5, 2006 in Stateline, Nevada.
Nicaragua Luís Alberto Pérez July 7, 2007 Bridgeport, Connecticut 0 84
Ghana Joseph Agbeko September 29, 2007 Sacramento, California 2 763
Colombia Yonnhy Pérez October 31, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 651
Mexico Abner Mares August 13, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 294
Mexico Leo Santa Cruz June 2, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 375
Title vacated 2012–2013 Santa Cruz vacated the title and moved up to Super Bantamweight. His last successful defense was against Alberto Guevara on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
United Kingdom Jamie McDonnell
def. Julio Ceja
May 11, 2013 Doncaster, England 0 159
Title stripped October 17, 2013 McDonnell was stripped of the title after failing to agree a fight with mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
def. Vusi Malinga
December 21, 2013 Newcastle, England 1 168
United Kingdom Paul Butler June 7, 2014 Newcastle, England 0 25
Title vacated July 2, 2014 Butler vacated title in order to move down to super flyweight
United States Randy Caballero
def. Stuart Hall
October 25, 2014 Monte Carlo, Monaco 0 391
Title stripped November 20, 2015 Caballero lost the title after failing to make weight before his bout with Haskins. The IBF gave the title to Haskins and the fight was cancelled
United Kingdom Lee Haskins November 20, 2015 Las Vegas, United States 1 250

Junior featherweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
Philippines Bobby Berna
def. Sung-In Suh
December 4, 1983 Seoul, South Korea 0 133
South Korea Sung-In Suh April 15, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 1 263
South Korea Ji-Won Kim January 3, 1985 Seoul, South Korea 4 362
Title vacated 1986 Title vacated when Kim retired. His last successful defense was against Rudy Casicas on June 1, 1986 in Inchon, South Korea.
South Korea Seung-Hoon Lee
def. Prayurasak Muangsurin
January 18, 1987 Pohang, South Korea 3 347
Title vacated 1988 Lee is forced to vacate the title when the IBF stops promoting fights in South Korea. His last successful defense was against Jose Sanabria on December 27, 1987 in Pohang.
Venezuela Jose Sanabria
def. Moises Fuentes Rocha
May 21, 1988 Bucaramanga, Colombia 3 293
France Fabrice Benichou March 10, 1989 Limoges, France 3 365
South Africa Welcome Ncita March 10, 1990 Tel Aviv, Israel 6 998
United States Kennedy McKinney December 2, 1992 Tortolì, Italy 5 626
South Africa Vuyani Bungu August 20, 1994 Temba, South Africa 13 1594
Title vacated 1999 Bungu's last successful defense was against Victor Llerena on February 6, 1999 in Temba.
South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
def. John Michael Johnson
May 25, 1999 Temba, South Africa 5 760
Philippines Manny Pacquiao June 23, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 556
Title vacated 2003 Pacquiao's last successful defense was against Emmanuel Lucero on July 26, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Mexico Israel Vázquez
def. Jose Luis Valbuena
March 25, 2004 Los Angeles, California 2 281
Title vacated 2005 Vazquez's last successful defense was against Armando Guerrero on May 31, 2005 in Lynwood, Illinois.
Canada Steve Molitor November 10, 2006 Hartlepool, England 4 742
Panama Celestino Caballero November 21, 2008 Ontario, Canada 2 441
Title stripped February 5, 2010 Caballero was stripped of the title after failing to agree a fight with mandatory challenger Takalani Ndlovu. His last defense was against Francisco Leal on August 29, 2009 at Mexicali, Mexico
Canada Steve Molitor
def. Takalani Ndlovu
March 27, 2010 Rama, Canada 1 364
South Africa Takalani Ndlovu March 26, 2011 Johannesburg, South Africa 1 361
South Africa Jeffrey Mathebula March 24, 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa 75
Philippines Nonito Donaire July 7, 2012 Carson, California, USA 0 128
Title vacated October 13, 2012 Donaire vacated just before his fight with Toshiaki Nishioka in order to avoid later sanctioning fees for not being interested in defenses against a mandatory challenger
Colombia Jonathan Romero
def. Alejandro López
February 16, 2012 Tijuana, Mexico 0 548
Spain Kiko Martínez August 17, 2013 Atlantic City, USA 2 385
United Kingdom Carl Frampton
current champion
September 6, 2014 Belfast, Northern Ireland 3 600
Title vacated April 28, 2016 Frampton vacated to move up in weight and fight for featherweight title against Leo Santa Cruz
Dominican Republic Jonathan Guzmán
def. Shingo Wake
July 20, 2016 Osaka, Japan 0 7

Featherweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
South Korea Min-Keun Oh
def. Joko Arter
March 4, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 2 635
South Korea Ki-Young Chung November 29, 1985 Jeonju, South Korea 2 335
Puerto Rico Antonio Rivera October 30, 1986 Osan, South Korea 0 450
United States Calvin Grove January 23, 1988 Gamaches, France 1 194
Mexico Jorge Páez August 4, 1988 Mexicali, Mexico 8 514
Title vacated 1990–1991 Paez's last defense was a draw with Troy Dorsey on July 8, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Troy Dorsey
def. Alfred Rangel
June 3, 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 71
Mexico Manuel Medina August 12, 1991 Inglewood, California 4 564
United States Tom Johnson February 26, 1993 Melun, France 12 1443
United Kingdom Naseem Hamed February 8, 1997 London, England 2 326
Title vacated 1997 Hamed's last successful defense was against Juan Gerardo Cabrera on July 19, 1997 in London, England
United States Hector Lizarraga
def. Welcome Ncita
December 13, 1997 Pompano Beach, Florida 0 132
Mexico Manuel Medina (2) April 24, 1998 San Jose, California 1 568
United Kingdom Paul Ingle November 13, 1999 Hull, England 1 399
South Africa Mbulelo Botile December 16, 2000 Sheffield, England 0 111
United States Frank Toledo April 6, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 224
Mexico Manuel Medina (3) November 16, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 162
United States Johnny Tapia April 27, 2002 New York City, New York 0 248
Title vacated 2002–2003
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez
def. Manuel Medina
February 1, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 699
Title vacated 2005 Marquez was stripped of the title. His last successful defense was against Victor Polo on May 7, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brazil Valdemir Pereira
def. Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym
January 20, 2006 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0 113
United States Eric Aiken May 13, 2006 Boston, Massachusetts 0 112
United States Robert Guerrero September 2, 2006 Los Angeles, California 0 63
Mexico Orlando Salido November 4, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 57
Title vacated 2006–2007
United States Robert Guerrero (2)
def. Spend Abazi
February 23, 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark 2 311
Title vacated 2008 Guerrero vacated the title
Mexico Cristobal Cruz
def. Orlando Salido
October 23, 2008 Mexico 3 569
Mexico Orlando Salido May 15, 2010 Ciudad Obregón, Mexico 0 119
Cuba Yuriorkis Gamboa September 11, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 196
Title stripped March 26, 2011 Gamboa was stripped of the title after skipping a mandatory re-weigh in on the day of the defense fight with Jorge Solís.
Australia Billy Dib
def. Jorge Lacierva
July 29, 2011 Homebush, Australia 2 581
Russia Evgeny Gradovich March 1, 2013 Mashantucket, Connecticut 4 820
United Kingdom Lee Selby
current champion
May 30, 2015 London, England 2 424

Junior lightweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
South Korea Hwan-Kil Yuh
def. Rod Sequenan
April 22, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 1 299
Australia Lester Ellis February 15, 1985 Melbourne, Australia 1 147
Australia Barry Michael July 12, 1985 Melbourne, Australia 3 789
United States Rocky Lockridge September 9, 1987 Windsor, England 2 318
United States Tony Lopez July 23, 1988 Sacramento, California 3 1147
South Africa Brian Mitchell September 13, 1991 Sacramento, California 0 162
Title vacated 1991 Mitchell retired.
Puerto Rico John John Molina
def. Jackie Gunguluza
February 22, 1992 Sun City, South Africa 7 1043
Title vacated 1995 Molina's last successful defense was against Wilson Rodriguez on November 26, 1994 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
United States Eddie Hopson
def. Moises Pedroza
April 22, 1995 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 78
United States Tracy Harris Patterson July 9, 1995 Reno, Nevada 0 159
Canada Arturo Gatti December 15, 1995 New York City, New York 3 382
Title vacated 1997 Gatti's last successful defense was against Gabriel Ruelas on October 4, 1997 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United States Roberto Garcia
def. Harold Warren
March 13, 1998 Miami, Florida 2 589
United States Diego Corrales October 23, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 69
Title vacated 2000 Corrales vacated the title to move up to Lightweight. His last defense was against Angel Manfredy on September 2, 2000 in El Paso, Texas.
United States Stephen Forbes
def. John Brown
December 3, 2000 Miami, Florida 1 592
Title vacated July 18, 2002 Forbes was stripped of the title for being unable to make weight for his next fight. His only defense was against John Brown on September 29, 2001 in Miami, Florida.
El Salvador Carlos Hernández
def. Stephen Forbes
October 4, 2003 Los Angeles, California 1 301
Mexico Erik Morales July 31, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 153
Title vacated 2004–2005
Australia Robbie Peden
def. Nate Campbell
February 23, 2005 Los Angeles, California 0 206
Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera September 17, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 470
Title vacated 2005–2006
South Africa Cassius Baloyi
def. Manuel Medina
May 31, 2006 Airway Heights, Washington 0 59
Australia Gairy St Clair July 29, 2006 Kempton Park, South Africa 0 98
South Africa Malcolm Klassen November 4, 2006 Kempton Park, South Africa 0 167
South Africa Mzonke Fana April 20, 2007 South Africa 1 358
South Africa Cassius Baloyi (2) April 12, 2008 Mafikeng, South Africa 1 371
South Africa Malcolm Klassen (2) April 18, 2009 Mafikeng, South Africa 1 126
United States Robert Guerrero August 22, 2009 Houston, Texas 0 178
Title vacated February 16, 2010 Guerrero vacated the title to be with his wife, during the latest steps in her struggle with leukemia
South Africa Mzonke Fana September 1, 2010 Brakpan, South Africa 0 260
Title stripped May 19, 2011 Fana was stripped of belt for failure to comply with his mandatory title defense versus Argenis Méndez
Mexico Juan Carlos Salgado
def. Argenis Méndez
September 10, 2011 Zapopan, Mexico 2 546
Dominican Republic Argenis Méndez March 9, 2013 Costa Mesa, California 1 300
Cuba Rances Barthelemy January 3, 2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota 0 27
Title stripped January 30, 2014 Title reinstated to Mendez after KO decision changed to No Decision by DLI commissioner after video replay
Dominican Republic Argenis Méndez
Reinstated
January 30, 2014 N/A 0
Cuba Rances Barthelemy July 10, 2014 Miami, Florida 1 161
Title vacated February 10, 2015 Barthelemy vacates in order to pursuit fights at the lightweight division. His only defense was against Fernando Saucedo on October 4, 2014 at Mashantucket, Connecticut
Puerto Rico José Pedraza
def. Andrey Klimov
Current champion
June 13, 2015 Birmingham, United States 2 410

Lightweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Charlie Brown
def. Melvin Paul
January 30, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 84
United States Harry Arroyo April 15, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 721
United States Jimmy Paul April 6, 1985 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3 608
United States Greg Haugen December 5, 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 184
United States Vinny Pazienza June 7, 1987 Providence, Rhode Island 0 244
United States Greg Haugen (2) February 6, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 378
United States Pernell Whitaker February 18, 1989 Hampton, Virginia 8 1046
Title vacated 1992 Whitaker's last successful defense was against Jorge Páez on October 5, 1991 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Freddie Pendleton
def. Tracy Spann
January 10, 1993 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 405
United States Rafael Ruelas February 19, 1994 Inglewood, California 2 441
United States Oscar De La Hoya May 6, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 55
Title vacated July 1995
South Africa Philip Holiday
def. Miguel Julio
August 19, 1995 Sun City, South Africa 6 714
United States Shane Mosley August 2, 1997 Uncasville, Connecticut 8 516
Title vacated 1999 Mosley's last successful defense was against John Brown on April 17, 1999 in Indio, California.
United States Paul Spadafora
def. Israel Cardona
August 20, 1999 Chester, West Virginia 8 1229
Title vacated 2003 Spadafora's last defense was a draw with Leonard Dorin on May 17, 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mexico Javier Jauregui
def. Leavander Johnson
November 22, 2003 Los Angeles, California 0 357
United States Julio César Díaz May 13, 2004 San Diego, California 0 232
Title vacated 2005
United States Leavander Johnson
def. Stefano Zoff
June 17, 2005 Milano, Italy 0 92
Mexico Jesús Chávez September 17, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 505
United States Julio Díaz (2)
def. Jesús Chávez
February 3, 2007 Kissimmee, Florida 1 252
United States Juan Díaz October 13, 2007 Chicago, Illinois 0 147
United States Nate Campbell March 8, 2008 Cancún, Mexico 0 343
Title vacated February 14, 2009 Campbell was stripped of the title for being unable to make weight for his next fight against Ali Funeka on February 14, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida.
Mexico Miguel Vázquez
def. Kim Ji-Hoon
August 14, 2010 Laredo, Texas 6 1491
United States Mickey Bey September 13, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 286
Title vacated June 26, 2015 Bey agreed on a defense against Denis Shafikov on Macau, China but later decided to vacate rather than go to Macau for low money
Cuba Rances Barthelemy
def. Denis Shafikov
current champion
December 18, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 222

Junior welterweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Aaron Pryor
def. Nick Furlano
June 22, 1984 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1 192
Title vacated 1985–1986 Pryor's only successful defense was against Gary Hinton on March 2, 1985 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United States Gary Hinton
def. Reyes Antonio Cruz
April 26, 1986 Lucca, Italy 1 187
United States Joe Manley October 30, 1986 Hartford, Connecticut 0 125
United Kingdom Terry Marsh March 4, 1987 Basildon, England 1 271
Title vacated December 1987 Title vacated when Marsh retired. His only successful defense was against Akio Kameda on July 1, 1987 in London, England.
United States James McGirt
def. Frankie Warren
February 14, 1988 San Antonio, Texas 1 202
United States Meldrick Taylor September 3, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 621
Mexico Julio César Chávez May 17, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 228
Title vacated 1991 Chávez's last successful defense was against John Duplessis on March 18, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Colombia Rafael Pineda
def. Roger Mayweather
December 7, 1991 Reno, Nevada 1 224
United States Pernell Whitaker July 18, 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 166
Title vacated 1992–1993
Puerto Rico Jake Rodríguez May 15, 1993 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 623
Australia Kostya Tszyu January 28, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 5 854
United States Vince Phillips May 31, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 630
United States Terron Millett February 20, 1999 New York City, New York 1 314
Title vacated 1999–2000
United States Zab Judah
def. Jan Piet Bergman
February 12, 2000 Uncasville, Connecticut 5 311
Australia Kostya Tszyu (2) November 3, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 827
United States Sharmba MitchellInterim
def. Lovemore N'dou
February 7, 2004 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 273
Australia Kostya Tszyu (3)
def. Mitchell for Undisputed title
November 6, 2004 Glendale, Arizona 0 210
United Kingdom Ricky Hatton June 4, 2005 Manchester, England 1 209
Title vacated 2005–2006 Hatton's only successful defense was against Carlos Maussa on November 26, 2005 in Sheffield, England.
Colombia Juan Urango
def. Naoufel Ben Rabah
June 30, 2006 Hollywood, Florida 0 227
Australia Lovemore N'dou February 12, 2007 Hollywood, Florida 0 124
United States Paul Malignaggi June 16, 2007 Uncasville, Connecticut 1 198
Title vacated 2008 Titled Vacated due to Malignaggi challenging Ricky Hatton
Colombia Juan Urango
def. Herman Ngoudjo
January 30, 2009 Montreal, Canada 1 431
United States Devon Alexander March 6, 2010 Uncasville, Connecticut 1 199
Title stripped October 22, 2010 Alexander was stripped of the title for not fighting the mandatory challenger, Kaizer Mabuza. His only defense was against Andriy Kotelnik on August 7, 2010 at Saint Louis, Missouri
United States Zab Judah
def. Kaizer Mabuza
March 5, 2011 Newark, New Jersey 0 140
United Kingdom Amir Khan July 23, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 140
United States Lamont Peterson December 10, 2011 Washington, District of Columbia 3 853
Title stripped April 11, 2014 The IBF decided to strip Peterson of his title after he lost a non-title fight against WBC and WBA champion Danny Garcia at a catchweight of 143 pounds.
Argentina César Cuenca
def. Ik Yang
July 18, 2015 Macau, China 0 109
Russia Eduard Troyanovsky November 4, 2015 Kazan, Russia 1 266

Welterweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Donald Curry
def. Marlon Starling
February 4, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 4 966
United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3 396
Title vacated October 28, 1987 Honeyghan vacated the IBF title after losing the WBC title to Jorge Vaca in London, England. His last successful defense of the IBF title was against Gene Hatcher on August 30, 1987 in Marbella, Spain.
Jamaica Simon Brown
def. Tyrone Trice
April 23, 1988 Berck, France 8 982
Title vacated 1991 Brown's last successful defense was against Maurice Blocker on March 18, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Maurice Blocker
def. Glenwood Brown
October 4, 1991 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 624
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad June 19, 1993 San Diego, California 15 2449
Title vacated March 3, 2000 Trinidad vacated the title in order to move up to light middleweight. His last successful defense was against Oscar De La Hoya on September 18, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Vernon Forrest
def. Raul Frank
May 12, 2001 New York City, New York 0 214
Title vacated December 12, 2001
Italy Michele Piccirillo
def. Cory Spinks
April 13, 2002 Campione d'Italia, Italy 0 343
United States Cory Spinks March 22, 2003 Campione d'Italia, Italy 3 686
United States Zab Judah February 5, 2005 St. Louis, Missouri 1 427
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. April 8, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 73
Title vacated June 20, 2006
Puerto Rico Kermit Cintrón
def. Mark Suarez
October 28, 2006 West Palm Beach, Florida 2 532
Mexico Antonio Margarito April 12, 2008 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 104
Title vacated July 25, 2008 Margarito was required to vacate his title, or be stripped, in order to face Miguel Cotto for Cotto's WBA welterweight title on July 26, 2008
Ghana Joshua Clottey
def. Zab Judah
August 2, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 257
Title vacated April 16, 2009 Clottey was required to vacate his title in order to face Miguel Cotto for Cotto's WBO welterweight title on June 13, 2009
South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo
def. Delvin Rodriguez
August 1, 2009 Uncasville, Connecticut 1 132
Slovenia Jan Zaveck December 11, 2009 Johannesburg, RSA 3 631
United States Andre Berto September 3, 2011 Biloxi, Mississippi 0 66
Title vacated November 8, 2011 Berto vacated in order to pursue a rematch fight against Victor Ortiz instead of the mandatory challenger Randall Bailey.
United States Randall Bailey
def. Mike Jones
June 9, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 133
United States Devon Alexander October 20, 2012 Brooklyn, New York 0 413
United States Shawn Porter December 7, 2013 Brooklyn, New York 1 252
United Kingdom Kell Brook
current champion
August 16, 2014 Carson, California 3 711

Junior middleweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Mark Medal
def. Earl Hargrove
March 11, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 204
Puerto Rico Carlos Santos November 2, 1984 New York City, New York 1 579
United States Buster Drayton June 4, 1986 East Rutherford, New Jersey 2 388
Canada Matthew Hilton June 27, 1987 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1 496
United States Darrin Van Horn November 4, 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 2143
Italy Gianfranco Rosi November 4, 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 11 2143
United States Vincent Pettway September 17, 1994 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 329
United States Paul Vaden August 12, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 126
United States Terry Norris December 16, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 440
Title vacated March 1997 Norris' last successful defense was against Nick Rupa on January 11, 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee.
United States Raúl Márquez
def. Anthony Stephens
April 12, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 238
Mexico Luis Ramón Campas December 6, 1997 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3 371
United States Fernando Vargas December 12, 1998 Atlantic City, New Jersey 5 721
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad December 2, 2000 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 149
Title vacated May 12, 2001 Trinidad vacated the title after defeating William Joppy for the WBA Middleweight title in New York City, New York.
United States Ronald Wright
def. Robert Frazier
October 12, 2001 Indio, California 5 810
Title vacated 2004 Wright was stripped of the title. His last successful defense was against Shane Mosley on March 13, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Verno Phillips
def. Carlos Bojorquez
June 5, 2004 Joplin, Missouri 0 119
Uganda Kassim Ouma October 2, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 285
Russia Roman Karmazin July 14, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 329
United States Cory Spinks July 8, 2006 St. Louis, Missouri 1 658
United States Verno Phillips March 27, 2008 St. Louis, Missouri 0 218
Title vacated November 2008 Phillips vacated the title to fight Paul Williams for the WBO Jr. Middleweight Title.
United States Cory Spinks
def. Deandre Latimore
April 24, 2009 St. Louis, Missouri 0 470
United States Cornelius Bundrage August 7, 2010 St. Louis, Missouri 2 931
United States Ishe Smith February 23, 2013 Detroit, Michigan 0 203
Mexico Carlos Amado Molina September 14, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 392
United States Cornelius Bundrage October 11, 2014 Cancún, Mexico 0 336
United States Jermall Charlo
current champion
September 12, 2015 Mashantucket, United States 2 225

Middleweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Marvin Hagler
def. Wilford Scypion
May 27, 1983 Providence, Rhode Island 5 410
Title vacated April 6, 1987 Hagler's last successful defense was against John Mugabi on March 10, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Frank Tate
def. Michael Olajide
October 10, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 292
United States Michael Nunn July 28, 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada 5 1016
United States James Toney May 10, 1991 Davenport, Iowa 6 645
Title vacated February 13, 1993 Toney vacated the title upon defeating Iran Barkley for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. His last successful defense was against Mike McCallum on August 29, 1992 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Roy Jones Jr.
def. Bernard Hopkins
May 22, 1993 Washington, D.C. 1 514
Title vacated November 18, 1994 Jones vacated the title upon defeating James Toney for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. His only successful defense of the Middleweight title was against Thomas Tate on May 27, 1994 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Bernard Hopkins
def. Segundo Mercado
December 17, 1994 Landover, Maryland 20 3864
United States Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 87
Title vacated October 11, 2005 Taylor stripped of title for agreeing to rematch with Bernard Hopkins.
Armenia Arthur Abraham
def. Kingsley Ikeke
December 10, 2005 Leipzig, Germany 10 1310
Title vacated July 12, 2009 Abraham vacated title by agreeing to participate in Super Six World Boxing Classic.
Germany Sebastian Sylvester
def. Giovanni Lorenzo
September 19, 2009 Neubrandenburg, Germany 3 595
Australia Daniel Geale May 7, 2011 Neubrandenburg, Germany 4 833
United Kingdom Darren Barker August 17, 2013 Atlantic City, USA 0 112
Germany Felix Sturm December 7, 2013 Stuttgart, Germany 0 175
Australia Sam Soliman May 31, 2014 Krefeld, Germany 0 130
United States Jermain Taylor October 8, 2014 Krefeld, Germany 0 121
Title stripped February 6, 2015 The IBF stripped him of his title due to his inability to defend during his ongoing legal and mental health issues.
Canada David Lemieux
def. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
June 20, 2015 Las Vegas, United States 0 119
Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin October 17, 2015 New York, United States 1 284

Super middleweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United Kingdom Murray Sutherland
def. Ernie Singletary
March 28, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 116
South Korea Chong-Pal Park July 22, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 8 1232
Title vacated December 6, 1987 Park vacates the title in Busan, South Korea prior to fighting Jesús Gallardo for the vacant WBA Super Middleweight Championship, a fight which he won. His last defense of the IBF title was against Emmanuel Otti on July 26, 1987 in Gwangju, South Korea.
Germany Graciano Rocchigiani
def. Vincent Boulware
March 11, 1988 Düsseldorf, Germany 3 295
Title vacated 1989 Rocchigiani vacates the title in order to move up to Light Heavyweight. His last defense was against Thulani Malinga on January 27, 1989 in Berlin, Germany.
United States Lindell Holmes
def. Frank Tate
January 27, 1990 New Orleans, Louisiana 3 476
United States Darrin Van Horn May 18, 1991 Verbania, Italy 1 237
United States Iran Barkley January 10, 1992 New York City, New York 0 400
United States James Toney February 13, 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 643
United States Roy Jones Jr. November 18, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 5 408
Title vacated 1996–1997
United States Charles Brewer June 21, 1997 Tampa, Florida 3 490
Germany Sven Ottke October 24, 1998 Düsseldorf, Germany 21 1981
Title vacated March 27, 2004 Ottke announced his retirement immediately after his last defense, against Armand Krajnc in Magdeburg, Germany.
United States Jeff Lacy
def. Syd Vanderpool
October 2, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 518
United Kingdom Joe Calzaghe March 4, 2006 Manchester, England 1 268
Title stripped November 27, 2006 Calzaghe declined a mandatory defence (v. mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz), preferring to fight "Contender" runner-up Peter Manfredo Jr. instead.
Colombia Alejandro Berrio
def. Robert Stieglitz
March 3, 2007 Rostock, Germany 0 230
Romania Lucian Bute October 19, 2007 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10 1681
United Kingdom Carl Froch May 26, 2012 Nottingham, England 4 983
Title vacated February 3, 2015 Froch vacated for his inability to defend the title following an elbow injury. Last defense was against George Groves on May 31, 2014 at Wembley Stadium, London.
United Kingdom James DeGale
def. Andre Dirrell
May 23, 2015 Boston, United States 2 431

Light heavyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Michael Spinks
def. Eddie Davis
February 25, 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 310
Title vacated 1985 Spinks' last successful defense was against Jim MacDonald on June 6, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Kačar
def. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
December 21, 1985 Pesaro, Italy 0 259
United States Bobby Czyz September 6, 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 418
United States Charles Williams October 29, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 8 1969
Germany Henry Maske March 20, 1993 Düsseldorf, Germany 10 1344
United States Virgil Hill November 23, 1996 München, Germany 0 202
Poland Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 Oberhausen, Germany 0 3
Title vacated June 16, 1997
United States William Guthrie
def. Darrin Allen
July 19, 1997 Indio, California 0 202
United States Reggie Johnson February 6, 1998 Uncasville, Connecticut 2 484
United States Roy Jones Jr. June 5, 1999 Biloxi, Mississippi 7 1305
Title vacated 2003 Jones vacated the title in order to move up to Heavyweight. His last successful defense was against Clinton Woods on September 7, 2002 in Portland, Oregon.
United States Antonio Tarver
def. Montell Griffin
April 26, 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0 196
Title vacated November 8, 2003 Tarver, who also held the WBC title, was stripped of the IBF title after losing the WBC title to Roy Jones Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jamaica Glen Johnson
def. Clinton Woods
February 6, 2004 Sheffield, England 1 298
Title vacated December 2004 Johnson's only defense was against Roy Jones Jr. on September 25, 2004 in Memphis, Tennessee.
United Kingdom Clinton Woods
def. Rico Hoye
March 4, 2005 Rotherham, England 4 1135
United States Antonio Tarver April 12, 2008 Tampa, Florida 0 182
United States Chad Dawson October 11, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 229
Title vacated May 27, 2009 Dawson vacated the title to negotiate a fight with boxer Glen Johnson.
United States Tavoris Cloud
def. Clinton Woods
August 28, 2009 Hollywood, Florida 4 1289
United States Bernard Hopkins March 9, 2013 New York, New York 2 609
Russia Sergey Kovalev
current champion
November 8, 2014 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3 627

Cruiserweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Marvin Camel
def. Roddy MacDonald
December 13, 1983 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 0 298
United States Lee Roy Murphy October 6, 1984 Billings, Montana 3 749
United States Rickey Parkey October 25, 1986 Marsala, Italy 1 202
United States Evander Holyfield May 15, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 230
Title vacated 1988 Holyfield vacated the title to move up to Heavyweight. His last defense was against Carlos De León on April 9, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United Kingdom Glenn McCrory
def. Patrick Lumumba
June 3, 1989 Stanley, England 1 1388
United States Jeff Lampkin March 22, 1990 Gateshead, England 1 534
United States James Warring
def. James Pritchard
September 7, 1991 Salemi, Italy 2 327
United States Al Cole July 30, 1992 Stanhope, New Jersey 5 1492
United States Adolpho Washington
def. Torsten May
August 31, 1996 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 0 295
Jamaica Uriah Grant June 21, 1997 Tampa, Florida 0 140
United States Imamu Mayfield November 8, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 356
United States Arthur Williams October 30, 1998 Biloxi, Mississippi 0 218
Kazakhstan Vassiliy Jirov June 5, 1999 Biloxi, Mississippi 6 1421
United States James Toney April 26, 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0
Title vacated Toney vacated to move up to heavyweight and fight Evander Holyfield
United States Kelvin Davis
def. Ezra Sellers
May 1, 2004 Miami, Florida 0 244
Title vacated 2004–2005
Jamaica O'Neil Bell
def. Dale Brown
May 20, 2005 Hollywood, Florida 2 315
Title vacated March 31, 2006 Bell's last defense was against Jean Marc Mormeck on January 7, 2006 in New York City, New York.
Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk
def. Steve Cunningham
November 25, 2006 Warsaw, Poland 0 182
United States Steve Cunningham May 26, 2007 Warsaw, Poland 0 565
Poland Tomasz Adamek December 11, 2008 Newark, New Jersey 2 311
Title vacated October 18, 2009 Adamek vacated the title to move up to Heavyweight
United States Steve Cunningham
def. Troy Ross
June 5, 2010 Neubrandenburg, Germany 1 514
Cuba Yoan Pablo Hernandez October 1, 2011 Neubrandenburg, Germany 4 1451
Title stripped September 21, 2015 Hernández cancelled his defense fight against Víctor Ramírez due to injury and was stripped of title for inactivity.
Argentina Víctor Ramírez
Interim champ promoted
d. Ovill McKenzie
September 21, 2015 N/A 1 243
Russia Denis Lebedev May 21, 2016 Moscow, Russia 0 67

Heavyweight[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses: Days
United States Larry Holmes December 11, 1983 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 650
United States Michael Spinks September 21, 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 516
Title vacated February 19, 1987 The IBF stripped Spinks of the title. His last successful defense was against Steffen Tangstad on September 6, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Tony Tucker
def. James "Buster" Douglas
May 30, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 72
United States Mike Tyson August 1, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 6 925
United States James Douglas February 11, 1990 Tokyo, Japan 0 256
United States Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 750
United States Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 358
United States Evander Holyfield (2) November 6, 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 167
United States Michael Moorer April 22, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 197
United States George Foreman November 5, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 235
Title vacated June 28, 1995 Foreman was stripped of the title by the IBF for his refusing to grant a rematch to Axel Schulz, whom he defeated in his only successful defense on April 22, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Michael Moorer (2)
def. Axel Schulz
June 22, 1996 Dortmund, Germany 2 504
United States Evander Holyfield (3) November 8, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 735
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis November 13, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 526
United States Hasim Rahman April 22, 2001 Brakpan, South Africa 0 209
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis (2) November 17, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 292
Title vacated September 5, 2002 Lewis gave up the IBF title after being paid US$1 million by promoter Don King to do so, because King wished to promote a fight between Chris Byrd and Evander Holyfield for the vacant title. Lewis' only successful defense was against Mike Tyson on June 8, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee.
United States Chris Byrd
def. Evander Holyfield
December 14, 2002 Atlantic City, New Jersey 4 1225
Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko April 22, 2006 Mannheim, Germany 18 3507
United Kingdom Tyson Fury November 28, 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany 0 10
Title vacated December 8, 2015 Fury was stripped of the title by the IBF for being unable to grant a fight to the mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov, due to agreeing to a rematch with Klitschko.
United States Charles Martin
def. Vyacheslav Glazkov
January 16, 2016 Brooklyn, United States 0 84
United Kingdom Anthony Joshua April 9, 2016 London, United Kingdom 1 109

Notes[edit]

1 Date listed is when the World title was won (WBA was formed in 1921).
  • Top 7
Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Middleweight United States Bernard Hopkins December 17, 1994 — July 16, 2005 3864
Heavyweight Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko April 22, 2006— November 28, 2015 3507
Welterweight Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad June 19, 1993 — March 3, 2000 2449
Bantamweight United States Orlando Canizales July 9, 1988 — 1994–1995 2366
Junior middleweight United States Orlando Canizales
Italy Gianfranco Rosi
November 4, 1988 — September 17, 1994 2143
Flyweight Colombia Irene Pacheco April 10, 1999- December 16, 2004 2077
Bantamweight United States Tim Austin July 19, 1997- February 15, 2003 2037

(*)from all federations

See also[edit]