List of IBO world champions

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This is a list of IBO world champions, showing every world champion certificated by the International Boxing Organization (IBO) since 1993.

  • r – Champion relinquished title
  • s – Champion stripped of title

Heavyweight[edit]

[1]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Pinklon Thomas 1992-11-14 – 1993-01-29r 0
2 United States Lionel Butler 1993-02-23 – March 1993r 0
3 United States Danell Nicholson 1994-08-04 – October 1994r 0
4 New Zealand Jimmy Thunder 1994-10-29 – October 1995r 2
5 Denmark Brian Nielsen 1996-01-12 – September 1999s 5
6 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis 1999-11-13 – 2001-04-22 3
7 United States Hasim Rahman 2001-04-22 – 2001-11-17 0
8 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis (2) 2001-11-17 – 2004-02-06r 2
9 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko 2006-04-22 – 2015-11-28 18
10 United Kingdom Tyson Fury 2015-11-28 – 2016-10-12r 0
11 United Kingdom Anthony Joshua 2017-04-29 – present 2

Cruiserweight[edit]

[2]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Nigeria David Izeqwire 1993-12-28 – 1994-11-05 1
2 United States Adolpho Washington 1994-11-05 – 1995-03-17s 0
3 Ghana Ted Cofie 1995-11-03 – 1997r 0
4 United States Booker T. Word 1997-04-18 – 1997r 0
5 United States James Toney 1997-06-14 – 1998r 0
6 United States Robert Daniels 1998-05-05 – 1999r 0
7 United States Thomas Hearns 1999-04-10 – 2000-04-08 0
8 Jamaica Uriah Grant 2000-04-08 – 2001-02-03 0
9 United Kingdom Carl Thompson 2001-02-03 – 2001-11-26 0
10 United States Ezra Sellers 2001-11-26 – 2002-04-06s 0
11 South Africa Sebastiaan Rothmann 2002-10-26 – 2004-02-06 1
12 United Kingdom Carl Thompson (2) 2004-02-06 – February 2006s[3] 1
13 Poland Tomasz Adamek 2007-06-09 – 2008r 0
14 United States Johnathon Banks 2008-07-12 – 2009-02-27s 0
15 Australia Danny Green 2009-08-15 – 2011-07-20 4
16 United States Antonio Tarver 2011-07-20 – July 2012s 1
17 Australia Danny Green (2) 2012-11-21 – 2013r 0
18 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi 2013-11-02 – 2015r 0
19 Russia Rakhim Chakhkiev 2015-05-22 – 2015-11-04 0
20 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi (2) 2015-11-04 – 2016-02-27 0
21 Germany Marco Huck 2016-02-27 – 2017-04-01s 1
22 South Africa Kevin Lerena 2017-09-09 – present 0

Light heavyweight[edit]

[4]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Lenny LaPaglia 1993-08-20 – 1993r 0
2 Malawi Drake Thadzi 1997-05-14 – 1998-12-12r 1
3 United States Roy Jones Jr. 2000-09-09 – 2004-05-15 5
4 United States Antonio Tarver 2004-05-15 – 2004-12-18 0
5 Jamaica Glen Johnson 2004-12-18 – 2005-06-18 0
6 United States Antonio Tarver (2) 2005-06-18 – 2006-06-10 1
7 United States Bernard Hopkins 2006-06-10 – 2007r 0
8 United States Antonio Tarver (3) 2007-06-09 – 2008-10-11 2
9 United States Chad Dawson 2008-10-11 – 2010-08-14 2
10 Canada Jean Pascal 2010-08-14 – 2011-05-21 1
11 Poland Andrzej Fonfara 2012-11-16 – 2013s 0
12 Australia Blake Caparello 2013-10-17 – 2014s 0
13 South Africa Thomas Oosthuizen 2015-03-14 – 2015-06-05s 0
14 Russia Umar Salamov 2016-05-21 – 2017s 0
15 Russia Igor Mikhalkin 2017-05-19 – present 1

Super middleweight[edit]

[5]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Willie Ball 1992-07-17 – 1992-10-09 0
2 Canada Todd Nadon 1992-10-09 – 1993r 0
3 United States Vinny Pazienza 1993-12-28 – 1994r 0
4 Australia Rick Thornberry 1995-04-21 – 1996s 0
5 United States Karl Willis 1996-10-13 – 1996s 0
6 United States Eddie White 1996-11-27 – 1997s 0
7 Denmark Mads Larsen 1997-05-02 – 1999r 4
8 United States Dana Rosenblatt 1999-11-05 – 2000r 0
9 United Kingdom Adrian Dodson 2001-03-03 – 2001-04-07 0
10 Argentina Ramon Arturo Brítez 2001-04-07 – 2001-12-10 0
11 United Kingdom Brian Magee 2001-12-10 – 2004-06-26 7
12 United Kingdom Robin Reid 2004-06-26 – 2005-08-06 0
13 United States Jeff Lacy 2005-08-06 – 2006-03-04s 1
14 Colombia Fulgencio Zúñiga 2007-09-01 – 2008r 0
15 Australia Sakio Bika 2008-11-13 – 2010s 0
16 Malawi Isaac Chilemba 2010-06-19 – 2011s 1
17 South Africa Thomas Oosthuizen 2011-03-26 – 2014s 7
18 United States Donovan George 2014-08-23 – 2014s 0
19 Australia Zac Dunn 2015-06-27 – 2016s 0
20 Australia Renold Quinlan 2016-10-14 – 2017-02-04 0
21 United Kingdom Chris Eubank Jr. 2017-02-04 – 2018-02-17 2
22 United Kingdom George Groves 2018-02-17 – 2018-02-21r 0

Middleweight[edit]

[6]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Glenwood Brown 1995-08-25 – 1997r 0
2 The Bahamas Freeman Barr 1997-09-20 – 1998r 1
3 South Africa Mpush Makambi 1998-09-08 – 2000-09-30 3
4 Netherlands Raymond Joval 2000-09-30 – 2004s 4
5 Netherlands Raymond Joval (2) 2005-06-03 – 2006r 1
6 Australia Daniel Geale 2007-12-14 – 2009-05-27 1
7 Australia Anthony Mundine 2009-05-27 – 2009r 0
8 United States Peter Manfredo Jr. 2010-05-22 – 2011s 0
9 Georgia (country) Avtandil Khurtsidze 2011-03-13 – 2011s 1
10 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin 2011-12-09 – present 15

Super welterweight[edit]

[7]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Lonnie Beasley 1993-04-10 – 1994r 0
2 Australia Lester Ellis 1995-07-17 – 1995s 0
3 United States Patrick Goossen 1996-06-26 – 1996r 0
4 Canada Manny Sobral 1996-12-12 – 1997r 1
5 United Kingdom Adrian Stone 2000-04-15 – 2001r 3
6 United Kingdom Richard Williams 2001-12-01 – 2003-06-21 3
7 Argentina Sergio Gabriel Martínez 2003-06-21 – 2004r 2
8 Hungary Mihály Kótai 2005-06-04 – 2006-03-03 1
9 United Kingdom Steve Conway 2006-03-03 – 2006-06-03 0
10 Hungary Attila Kovács 2006-06-03 – 2008s 1
11 Russia Zaurbek Baysangurov 2010-12-04 – 2012s 1
12 Russia Zaurbek Baysangurov (2) 2014-04-12 – 2015s 0
13 United States Erislandy Lara 2015-06-12 – 2018-04-07 6

Welterweight[edit]

[8]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Kenny Gould 1993-01-08 – 1993r 0
2 United States Johnny Bizzarro 1993-08-18 – 1994-08-04 1
3 United States Roger Mayweather 1994-08-04 – 1995r 1
4 United States Kip Diggs 1995-06-30 – 1995r 0
5 United Kingdom Kevin Lueshing 1996-07-17 – 1997-01-11s 0
6 United States José Antonio Rivera 1997-04-25 – 1998r 0
7 South Africa Dingaan Thobela 1999-03-06 – 1999r 0
8 South Africa Peter Malinga 1999-10-22 – 2000r 0
9 United States Willy Wise 2000-12-02 – 2001-06-11 0
10 United Kingdom Jawaid Khaliq 2001-06-11 – February 2006s[3] 7
11 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2006-04-08 – 2007r 1
12 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo 2007-05-12 – 2008r 2
13 Australia Lovemore Ndou 2009-07-11 – 2010s 2
14 South Africa Chris van Heerden 2011-09-24 – 2014s 2
15 South Africa Ali Funeka 2014-11-15 – 2015-07-24 0
16 South Africa Tsiko Mulovhedzi 2015-07-24 – 2017s 1

Super lightweight[edit]

[9]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Mike Evgen 1992-04-09 – 1992r 0
2 United States Mike Johnson 1993-02-19 – 1994r 1
3 United States Roger Mayweather 1994-05-28 – 1994r 0
4 Australia Lester Ellis 1994-12-03 – 1995r 0
5 Mexico Mario Martínez 1995-07-29 – 1995r 0
6 Australia Darrell Hiles 1995-09-23 – 1995r 0
7 United States Verdell Smith 1996-01-18 – 1996r 0
8 Israel Johar Abu Lashin 1997-02-28 – 1997r 0
9 United States Israel Cardona 1997-04-25 – 1997r 0
10 Colombia Ener Julio 1998-09-12 – 1998r 1
11 Colombia Newton Villarreal 2000-02-05 – 2001-04-07 2
12 United Kingdom Billy Schwer 2001-04-07 – 2001-07-14 0
13 Argentina Pablo Daniel Sarmiento 2001-07-14 – 2004-05-08 3
14 United Kingdom Colin Lynes 2004-05-08 – 2005r 1
15 United States Stevie Johnston 2006-01-27 – 2006r 0
16 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton 2007-01-20 – 2009-05-02 3
17 Philippines Manny Pacquiao 2009-05-02 – 2010s 0
18 South Africa Kaizer Mabuza 2012-03-03 – 2012-06-20 0
19 Russia Khabib Allakhverdiev 2012-06-20 – 2014-04-12 2
20 Russia Eduard Troyanovsky 2015-04-10 – 2016-12-03 3
21 Namibia Julius Indongo 2016-12-03 – 2017-08-07s 1
22 France Mohamed Mimoune 2018-01-20 – present 0

Lightweight[edit]

[10]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Anthony Boyle 1993-12-28 – 1994r 0
2 Philippines Amado Cabato 1994-12-11 – 1995-03-10 0
3 Australia Lester Ellis 1995-03-10 – 1995r 0
4 Canada Billy Irwin 1995-06-08 – 1995r 0
5 United States Leavander Johnson 1995-07-29 – 1996r 0
6 Canada Tony Pep 1996-03-07 – 1997r 1
7 United Kingdom Michael Ayers 1999-03-12 – 2001-12-26r 6
8 United Kingdom Jason Cook 2003-11-08 – 2004-11-05 1
9 Argentina Aldo Nazareno Ríos 2004-11-05 – 2005r 0
10 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo 2005-08-31 – 2006r 2
11 United States Juan Díaz 2008-09-06 – 2009-02-28s 0
12 South Africa Mlungisi Dlamini 2009-10-31 – 2010-01-29 (died in a vehicular accident) 0
13 Australia Leonardo Zappavigna 2010-03-06 – 2010s 0
14 Italy Emiliano Marsili 2012-01-20 – 2012s 0
15 Indonesia Daud Yordan 2013-07-06 – 2014s 1
16 South Africa Xolisani Ndongeni 2015-11-28 – 2016s 0
17 Ghana Emmanuel Tagoe 2016-12-02 – present 1

Super featherweight[edit]

[11]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States John Roby 1993-04-03 – 1994-04-21 0
2 United States Jeff Mayweather 1994-04-21 – 1995-08-25 2
3 United States Israel Cardona 1995-08-25 – 1995r 0
4 Denmark Jimmi Bredahl 1996-03-29 – 1996r 0
5 United States Israel Cardona (2) 1996-04-12 – 1996r 0
6 United States Troy Dorsey 1996-10-18 – 1997r 0
7 United Kingdom Charles Shepherd 1999-07-31 – 2000-02-26 0
8 Algeria Affif Djelti 2000-02-26 – 2002r 3
9 South Africa Cassius Baloyi 2002-04-17 – 2006-07-29 5
10 Australia Gairy St Clair 2006-07-29 – 2006-11-04s 0
11 South Africa Cassius Baloyi (2) 2007-02-03 – 2007r 0
12 Australia Billy Dib 2008-07-30 – 2008s 0
13 South Africa Zolani Marali 2009-04-02 – 2009-09-12 0
14 South Korea Kim Ji-hoon 2009-09-12 – 2010r 0
15 Australia Will Tomlinson 2011-11-30 – 2014s 3
16 Puerto Rico José Pedraza 2014-03-22 – 2014s 0
17 Australia Jack Asis 2015-04-11 – 2016-08-05 0
18 South Africa Malcolm Klassen 2016-08-05 – 2017s 0
19 Tajikistan Shavkat Rakhimov 2017-09-09 – present 1

Featherweight[edit]

[12]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Derrick Gainer 1993-11-30 – 1994r 0
2 United States Radford Beasley 1997-09-26 – 1998r 0
3 United States Junior Jones 1999-04-10 – 1999r 0
4 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera 2001-04-07 – 2002r 0
5 United Kingdom Naseem Hamed 2002-05-18 – 2002r 0
6 United Kingdom Michael Brodie 2003-06-21 – 2003r 0
7 South Africa Vuyani Bungu 2004-02-07 – 2005-06-25 0
8 South Africa Thomas Mashaba 2005-06-25 – 2008-03-07 4
9 Mexico Cristóbal Cruz 2008-03-07 – 2008r 0
10 Mexico Fernando Beltrán, Jr. 2008-08-22 – 2009r 0
11 Australia Jackson Asiku 2009-11-06 – 2010-09-15 0
12 Mexico Jhonny González 2010-09-15 – 2011s 0
13 Indonesia Daud Yordan 2012-05-05 – 2013-04-14 1
14 South Africa Simpiwe Vetyeka 2013-04-14 – 2014s 1
15 South Africa Lusanda Komanisi 2014-07-18 – 2016s 2
16 Dominican Republic Claudio Marrero 2017-04-29 – 2017-09-15s 0

Super bantamweight[edit]

[13]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United Kingdom John Lowey 1995-04-20 – 1995r 0
2 Ukraine Serhiy Divakov 1996-05-21 – 1997r 0
3 United Kingdom Patrick Mullings 1998-03-28 – 1998-08-08 0
4 South Africa Simon Ramoni 1998-08-08 – 2001r 3
5 United States Paulie Ayala 2001-08-04 – 2002r 1
6 South Africa Zolani Marali 2003-07-11 – 2004-05-22 0
7 South Africa Thomas Mashaba 2004-05-22 – 2005r 0
8 South Africa Takalani Ndlovu 2005-11-04 – 2007-07-14s 3
9 United States Mike Oliver 2007-11-08 – 2008r 0
10 South Africa Tshifhiwa Munyai 2011-03-26 – 2012r 0
11 Russia Alexander Bakhtin 2012-09-18 – 2013-04-20r 0
12 South Africa Thabo Sonjica 2013-07-06 – 2014-08-08s 1
13 Namibia Paulus Ambunda 2015-08-01 – 2016-06-11 1
14 Mexico Moises Flores 2016-06-11 – 2017-06-17s 0

Bantamweight[edit]

[14]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Denmark Johnny Bredahl 1996-02-16 – 1998-06-05r 7
2 United Kingdom Noel Wilders 2000-03-20 – 2001r 1
3 Colombia José Sanjuanelo 2001-07-14 – 2002-03-02 1
4 South Africa Silence Mabuza 2002-03-02 – 2005-11-05 6
5 Mexico Rafael Márquez 2005-11-05 – 2006r 1
6 South Africa Silence Mabuza (2) 2007-05-12 – 2009r 2
7 South Africa Simpiwe Vetyeka 2009-07-11 – 2010r 0
8 Armenia Vic Darchinyan 2010-05-20 – 2010-12-11s 0
9 Armenia Vic Darchinyan (2) 2011-04-23 – 2011-12-03s 1
10 Ghana Joseph Agbeko 2013-03-22 – 2013s 0
11 Dominican Republic Juan Carlos Payano 2015-08-02 – 2016-06-18 0
12 United States Rau'shee Warren 2016-06-18 – 2017-02-10s 0

Super flyweight[edit]

[15]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Puerto Rico Ángel Almena 1995-07-29 – 1995r 0
2 Colombia Ilido Julio 1998-09-19 – 1999-01-08 0
3 Venezuela Edison Torres 1999-01-08 – 1999-04-03 0
4 Colombia Mauricio Pastrana 1999-04-03 – 1999r 0
5 South Africa Lunga Ntontela 2002-12-13 – 2003r 0
6 United Kingdom Jason Booth 2003-09-20 – 2004-12-17 1
7 United Kingdom Damaen Kelly 2004-12-17 – February 2006s[3] 0
8 Tanzania Mbwana Matumla 2006-11-04 – 2007r 0
9 Armenia Vic Darchinyan 2007-10-20 – 2008r 0
10 South Africa Zolile Mbityi 2008-05-31 – 2009r 0
11 South Africa Gideon Buthelezi 2012-11-10 – 2013-06-15 0
12 Philippines Edrin Dapudong 2013-06-15 – 2014-07-18 0
13 South Africa Lwandile Sityatha 2014-07-18 – 2015r 2
14 South Africa Gideon Buthelezi (2) 2015-12-18 – present 3

Flyweight[edit]

[16]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Canada Scotty Olson 1994-12-09 – 1998r 5
2 South Africa Zolile Mbityi 1999-10-22 – 2000-09-30 1
3 United Kingdom Damaen Kelly 2000-09-30 – 2001-11-21s 1
4 South Africa Masibulele Makepula 2002-01-26 – 2002-09-14 0
5 South Africa Mzukisi Sikali 2002-09-14 – 2005-03-27 2
6 Armenia Vic Darchinyan 2005-03-27 – 2007-07-07 5
7 Philippines Nonito Donaire 2007-07-07 – 2009r 3
8 Puerto Rico César Seda 2009-09-18 – 2010s 0
9 South Africa Moruti Mthalane 2014-03-15 – 2017s 3

Light flyweight[edit]

[17]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Colombia José Sanjuanelo 1998-11-07 – 2000-08-26 0
2 Colombia José García Bernal 2000-08-26 – 2002-04-17 1
3 South Africa Monelisi Mhikiza Myekeni 2002-04-17 – 2004s 1
4 South Africa Hekkie Budler 2010-02-27 – 2011-01-27 1
5 South Africa Gideon Buthelezi 2011-01-27 – 2011-09-24s 0
6 Philippines Rey Loreto 2014-02-01 – 2016s 1
7 South Africa Hekkie Budler (2) 2017-02-04 – 2017-09-16 0
7 Philippines Milan Melindo 2017-09-16 – 2017-12-31s 0

Minimumweight[edit]

[18]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Philippines Noel Tuñacao 2003-03-08 – 2003-12-16r 0
2 South Africa Nkosinathi Joyi 2006-11-04 – June 2009s 3
3 South Africa Gideon Buthelezi 2010-06-19 – 2011-01-27r 0
4 South Africa Hekkie Budler 2011-09-24 – 2016-03-19s 8
5 South Africa Simphiwe Khonco 2016-06-11 – present 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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