International Boxing Association (professional)

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is an organization that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards world and inter-continental championships all over the world. The organization is considered to be one of the applicable organizations in boxing. IBA have a rich history of big fights and champions.

International Boxing Association
International boxing association logo.png
Official logo of the International Boxing Association (IBA)
AbbreviationIBA
FounderDean Chance
TypeNon-profit institution
PurposeBoxing sanctioning organization
HeadquartersUnited States
Region served
Worldwide
President
Jean-Christophe Courreges
Main organ
General Assembly
Websitewww.internationalboxingassociation.com

HistoryEdit

The IBA was founded in the 1990s by Dean Chance, a former Major League Baseball pitcher. It has gained acclaim with its titles having been held by a number of notable boxers.[1]

In June 2017 the organization announced its relaunch under the leadership of Jean-Christophe Courreges.[2][3]

Notable IBA championsEdit

Some notable IBA champions include:

Men's and Women's titlesEdit

The IBA became a pioneer among sanctioning organizations in the early 2000s when it began recognizing women's champions at the world level.

Current world championsEdit

As of November 30, 2020:[4]

Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Junior flyweight (108 lbs) vacant
Flyweight (112 lbs)   Nico Hernandez (USA) 19 May 2018 926
Junior bantamweight (115 lbs) vacant
Bantamweight (118 lbs)   Otto “El Tractor” Gamez (VEN) 27 Nov 2018
Junior featherweight (122 lbs) vacant
Featherweight (126 lbs)   Ongen "The Hawk" Saknosiwi (INA) 17 Nov 2019
Junior lightweight (130 lbs)   Lauryn Eagle (AUS)
Lightweight (135 lbs) vacant
Junior welterweight (140 lbs)   Daud "Cino" Yordan (INA)
Welterweight (147 lbs) vacant
Junior middleweight (154 lbs)   Mark Deluca (USA) 20 October 2018 772
Middleweight (160 lbs)   Sukhdeep "Chakria" Singh (IND) 16 Nov 2019 380
Super middleweight (168 lbs)   Lolenga Mock (DEN) 19 May 2019 561
Light heavyweight (175 lbs)   Eleider Álvarez (COL) 4 August 2018 849
Cruiserweight (190 lbs) vacant
Super cruiserweight (210 lbs) vacant
Heavyweight (210+ lbs) Vacant

Fighters losing 2 straight bouts, losing against another title holder from any sanctioning body and fighters not having defended their belt within 18 months are excluded.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iskenderov, Parviz (September 26, 2014). "Stephane Cabrera IBA Boxing Boss in Europe". Fightmag. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched". Fightmag. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Serratelli, Danny (July 19, 2017). "International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched". Brick City Boxing. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "IBA current champions". internationalboxingassociation.com. International Boxing Association.

External linksEdit