International Boxing Association (professional)

International Boxing Association
International boxing association logo.png
Official logo of the International Boxing Association (IBA)
Abbreviation IBA
Founder Dean Chance
Founded at United States
Purpose Boxing sanctioning organization
Headquarters United States
Region
Worldwide
President
Jean-Christophe Courreges
Key people
Stephane Cabrera, Jean-Philippe Lustyk, Bruno Wartelle, Klaus Hagemann, Steve Smoger
Website internationalboxingassociation.com

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is an organization that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards world and inter-continental championships.

History[]

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

The IBA's world championship is widely considered to be a "stepping stone" title,[1] one which boxers win on their way to fight for a more prestigious world title. It has gained acclaim with its titles having been held by a number of notable boxers.

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

Notable IBA champions[]

Some notable IBA champions include:

Men's and Women's titles[]

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 champions[]

As of July 20, 2018:[4]

Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Light flyweight (108 lbs) vacant
Flyweight (112 lbs)  Nico Hernandez (USA) 19 May 2018 62
Junior bantamweight (115 lbs) vacant
Bantamweight (118 lbs) vacant
Junior featherweight (122 lbs) vacant
Featherweight (126 lbs) vacant
Junior lightweight (130 lbs) vacant
Lightweight (135 lbs) vacant
Junior welterweight (140 lbs) vacant
Welterweight (147 lbs) vacant
Junior Middleweight (154 lbs)  Mark Deluca (USA) 16 december 2017 216
Middleweight (160 lbs) vacant
Super middleweight (168 lbs) vacant
Light heavyweight (175 lbs)  Sergey Kovalev (RUS) 25 November 2017 237
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.

References[]

  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. 

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