International Boxing Federation

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IBF Championship Belt

The International Boxing Federation was created in 1983. President: Daryl J. Peoples

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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 Anthony Joshua 2018 March 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Denis Lebedev 2016 May 21 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Artur Beterbiev 2017 Nov 11 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight James DeGale 2015 May 23 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Daniel Jacobs 2018 Oct 27 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Middleweight Jermall Charlo 2015 Sep 12 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Kell Brook 2014 Aug 16 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Welterweight Eduard Troyanovsky 2015 Nov 4 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Robert Easter Jr. 2018 Jan 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Lightweight Jose Pedraza 2015 Jun 13 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Josh Warrington 2018 May 19 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Featherweight Jonathan Guzman 2016 Jul 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Lee Haskins 2015 Nov 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas 2016 Sep 3 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight John Riel Casimero 2016 May 25 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Flyweight Akira Yaegashi 2015 Dec 29 Title Lineage Title Fights
Minimumweight Jose Argumedo 2015 Dec 31 Title Lineage Title Fights