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For the organization which runs amateur (Olympic-style) boxing, see International Boxing Association.

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is a for-profit organization that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships.

Origins Edit

The IBA was founded in the 1990s by Dean Chance, a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

"Stepping Stone" Edit

While successful since its formation, the IBA's World championship is widely considered to be a "stepping stone" title - one which up and coming boxers win on their way to gaining the opportunity to fight for a more prestigious organization's championship title, but has gained some acclaim by its titles being held by many notable boxers.

Notable Title HoldersEdit

Some notable Champions are:

Men's and Women's Titles Edit

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

Current IBA World Title HoldersEdit

Weight class: Champion: Date won:
Light flyweight (108 lbs) vacant
Flyweight (112 lbs) Mexico Isidro Garcia 17 April 2007
Junior bantamweight (115 lbs) vacant
Bantamweight (118 lbs) Mexico Jose Silveira 19 February 2011
Junior featherweight (122 lbs) vacant
Featherweight (126 lbs) vacant
Junior lightweight (130 lbs) Mexico Jorge Perez 19 February 2011
Lightweight (135 lbs) Russia Rustam Nugaev 23 February 2008
Junior welterweight (140 lbs) Mexico Silverio Ortiz 1 May 2010
Welterweight (147 lbs) Vacant
Junior Middleweight (154 lbs) 22x20px Evans Ashira N/A
Middleweight (160 lbs) Vacant
Super middleweight (168 lbs) Vacant
Light heavyweight (175 lbs) 22x20px Beibut Shumenov 9 May 2009
Cruiserweight (190 lbs) vacant
Super-cruiserweight (210 lbs) United States BJ Flores 2 March 2007
Heavyweight (210+ lbs) 22x20px Sonny Bill Williams 8 February 2013

See also Edit

Other world organizations Edit

External links Edit

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