International Boxing Federation

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The United States Boxing Association (USBA) was created in 1977. In October of 1982, USBA president Bob Lee ran for the presidency of the WBA at their annual convention but lost to Gilberto Mendoza Sr.. In April of 1983, the members of the USBA voted to expand the organization and create an international division. The new organization was called the International Boxing Federation, and Bob Lee was named the president.

The IBF awarded their heavyweight title to Larry Holmes, who was viewed as the true World Heavyweight Champion. Holmes had recently vacated the WBC title after a dispute with the organization. The fact that the only sanctioning body belt Holmes had at the time was the IBF's greatly helped the new organization's credibility. He held the title from 1983 to 1985 and made three successful defenses.

The IBF is one of four major sanctioning bodies recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame, along with the WBA, WBC, and WBO.

In August of 2000, IBF president Bob Lee was acquitted of charges that he took bribes from promoters and managers to manipulate boxers' rankings, but he was found guilty of tax evasion, money laundering and interstate travel in aid of racketeering. He was sentenced to 22 months in prison and fined $25,000.

CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won Title Lineage Title Fights
Heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko 2006 Apr 22 Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Yoan Pablo Hernandez 2011 Oct 1 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Bernard Hopkins 2013 Mar 9 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Carl Froch 2012 May 26 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Sam Soliman 2014 May 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Middleweight Carlos Molina 2013 Sep 14 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Kell Brook 2014 Aug 16 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Welterweight Lamont Peterson 2011 Dec 10 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Miguel Vazquez 2010 Aug 14 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Lightweight Rances Barthelemy 2014 Jul 10 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Evgeny Gradovich 2013 Mar 1 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Featherweight Kiko Martinez 2013 Aug 17 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Bantamweight Zolani Tete 2014 Jul 18 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Amnat Ruenroeng 2014 Jan 22 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Flyweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Minimumweight Francisco Rodriguez Jr. 2014 Aug 9 Title Lineage Title Fights
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