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.
Official logo of the International Boxing Association (IBA)
|Purpose||Boxing sanctioning organization|
Notable IBA championsEdit
Some notable IBA champions include:
- Eric Esch – Former Super Heavyweight Champion, more commonly known as Butterbean
- George Foreman – Former Heavyweight Champion
- Lou Savarese - Former Heavyweight Champion
- Samuel Peter - Former Heavyweight Champion
- James Toney – Former two-time Heavyweight Champion and former Super Cruiserweight Champion
- Robert Daniels – Former Cruiserweight Champion
- Roy Jones Jr. – Former Light Heavyweight Champion
- Glen Johnson – Former Light Heavyweight Champion
- Antonio Tarver – Former Light Heavyweight Champion
- Mikkel Kessler – Former Super Middleweight Champion
- Oscar De La Hoya – Former Light Middleweight and Welterweight Champion
- Fernando Vargas – Former Junior Middleweight
- Arturo Gatti – Former Welterweight Champion
- Shane Mosley – Former Welterweight Champion
- Holly Holm - Former Female Welterweight Champion and Former Female Light Welterweight Champion
- Alejandro Martín González – Former Lightweight Champion
- Joel Casamayor – Former Super Featherweight Champion
- Erik Morales – Former Super Featherweight Champion
- Diego Corrales – Former Super Featherweight Champion
- José Luis Castillo – Former Super Featherweight Champion
- Orlando Canizales – Former Featherweight Champion
- Orlando Cruz – Former Featherweight Champion
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:
|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.
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