IBF Heavyweight Champion

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Heavyweight champion as recognized by the International Boxing Federation.

  • The maximum weight for this division is unlimited (200+ lbs, 90.9+ kg, 14 stone 4 lbs+).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: IBF Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Larry Holmes 1983 Dec 11 1 1985 Sep 21 3
2 Michael Spinks 1985 Sep 21 1987 Feb 26 S-2 2
3 Tony Tucker 1987 May 30 1987 Aug 1 0
4 Mike Tyson 1987 Aug 1 1990 Feb 11 6
5 James (Buster) Douglas 1990 Feb 11 1990 Oct 25 0
6 Evander Holyfield 1990 Oct 25 1992 Nov 13 3
7 Riddick Bowe 1992 Nov 13 1993 Nov 6 1
8 Evander Holyfield (2) 1993 Nov 6 1994 Apr 22 0
9 Michael Moorer 1994 Apr 22 1994 Nov 5 0
10 George Foreman 1994 Nov 5 1995 Jun 29 V-3 1
11 Michael Moorer (2) 1996 Jun 22 1997 Nov 8 2
12 Evander Holyfield (3) 1997 Nov 8 1999 Nov 13 2
13 Lennox Lewis 1999 Nov 13 2001 Apr 22 3
14 Hasim Rahman 2001 Apr 22 2001 Nov 17 0
15 Lennox Lewis (2) 2001 Nov 17 2002 Sep 5 V-4 1
16 Chris Byrd 2002 Dec 14 2006 Apr 22 4
17 Wladimir Klitschko 2006 Apr 22 Present 13


R - Retired S - Stripped V - Vacated

Footnotes

1 - Holmes named champion after relinquishing WBC title
2 - Spinks stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender, Tony Tucker
3 - Foreman vacates title rather than face Axel Schulz in a rematch in Germany
4 - Lewis vacates title rather than face Chris Byrd in a mandatory title match