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[[File:IBFlogo.jpg|thumb|left|IBF Logo]] [[File:IBF belt.jpg|thumb|right|IBF Championship Belt]]
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*International Boxing Federation (IBF) / United States Boxing Association (USBA)
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*This sanctioning body was created in 1983.
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* Current President, [[Marian W. Muhammad]]
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* [http://www.ibf-usba-boxing.com/ Official Web site]
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The belt was created by [[Bob Lee]] after he did not receive the approval to be nominated president of the [[WBA]]. He then decided to leave the organization and create this new title. At first it was not seen as a major belt but [[Larry Holmes]] won the title and defended it many times, bringing the belt to the mainstream and to the elite prominence it has in the sport today.
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*The '''International Boxing Federation''' was created in 1983.
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*President: [[Daryl J. Peoples]]
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*[http://www.ibf-usba-boxing.com/about/board IBF Board of Directors]
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*[http://www.ibf-usba-boxing.com/ IBF/USBA Official Website]
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*[http://boxrec.com/title_search.php?title=IBF&division=ALL&SUBMIT=Go History of Championship bouts]
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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.
  
In the late 1990s the IBF was investigated by the FBI for corruption and its president Bob Lee was sent to federal prison for taking bribes and tax evasion.
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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.  
  
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The IBF is one of four major sanctioning bodies recognized by the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]], along with the WBA, WBC, and [[WBO]].
  
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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.
  
 
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| align="center" | Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Wladimir Klitschko]] || align="center" | 2006 Apr 22 || align="center" | [[IBF Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Wladimir Klitschko]] || align="center" | 2006 Apr 22 || align="center" | [[IBF Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Cruiserweight || align="center" | Vacant || align="center" | &mdash; || align="center" | [[IBF Cruiserweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Cruiserweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Cruiserweight || align="center" | [[Yoan Pablo Hernandez]] || align="center" | 2011 Oct 1 || align="center" | [[IBF Cruiserweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Cruiserweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Light Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Tavoris Cloud]] || align="center" | 2009 Aug 28 || align="center" | [[IBF Light Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Light Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Tavoris Cloud]] || align="center" | 2009 Aug 28 || align="center" | [[IBF Light Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Middleweight || align="center" | [[Lucian Bute]] || align="center" | 2007 Oct 19 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Middleweight || align="center" | [[Carl Froch]] || align="center" | 2012 May 26 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Middleweight || align="center" | [[Sebastian Sylvester]] || align="center" | 2009 Sep 19 || align="center" | [[IBF Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Middleweight || align="center" | [[Daniel Geale]] || align="center" | 2010 May 7 || align="center" | [[IBF Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Junior Middleweight || align="center" | [[Cory Spinks]]  || align="center" | 2009 Apr 24 || align="center" | [[IBF Light Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Junior Middleweight || align="center" | [[Cornelius Bundrage]]  || align="center" | 2010 Aug 7 || align="center" | [[IBF Light Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Welterweight || align="center" | [[Isaac Hlatshwayo]] || align="center" | 2009 Aug 1 || align="center" | [[IBF Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Welterweight || align="center" | [[Randall Bailey]] || align="center" | 2012 Jun 9 || align="center" | [[IBF Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Junior Welterweight || align="center" | [[Juan Urango]] || align="center" | 2009 Jan 30 || align="center" | [[IBF Light Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Junior Welterweight || align="center" | [[Lamont Peterson]] || align="center" | 2011 Dec 10 || align="center" | [[IBF Light Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Lightweight || align="center" | Vacant || align="center" | &mdash; || align="center" | [[IBF Lightweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Lightweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Lightweight || align="center" | [[Miguel Vazquez]] || align="center" | 2010 Aug 14 || align="center" | [[IBF Lightweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Lightweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Junior Lightweight || align="center" | [[Robert Guerrero]] || align="center" | 2009 Aug 22 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Junior Lightweight || align="center" | [[Juan Carlos Salgado]] || align="center" | 2011 Sep 10 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Featherweight || align="center" | [[Cristobal Cruz]] || align="center" | 2008 Oct 23 || align="center" | [[IBF Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Featherweight || align="center" | [[Billy Dib]] || align="center" | 2011 Jul 29 || align="center" | [[IBF Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Junior Featherweight || align="center" | [[Celestino Caballero]] || align="center" | 2008 Nov 21 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Junior Featherweight || align="center" | [[Nonito Donaire]] || align="center" | 2012 Jul 7 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Yonnhy Perez]] || align="center" | 2009 Oct 31 || align="center" | [[IBF Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Leo Santa Cruz]] || align="center" | 2012 Jun 2 || align="center" | [[IBF Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Junior Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Simphiwe Nongqayi]] || align="center" | 2009 Sep 15 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Junior Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr.]] || align="center" | 2012 Feb 11 || align="center" | [[IBF Super Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Super Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Flyweight || align="center" | Vacant || align="center" | &mdash; || align="center" | [[IBF Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Flyweight || align="center" | [[Moruti Mthalane]] || align="center" | 2009 Nov 20 || align="center" | [[IBF Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Junior Flyweight || align="center" | [[Brian Viloria]] || align="center" | 2009 Apr 19 || align="center" | [[IBF Light Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Junior Flyweight || align="center" | [[John Riel Casimero]] || align="center" | 2012 Jul || align="center" | [[IBF Light Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Light Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Mini Flyweight || align="center" | [[Raul Garcia]] || align="center" | 2008 Jun 14 || align="center" | [[IBF Minimumweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Minimumweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Mini Flyweight || align="center" | [[Mario Rodriguez]] || align="center" | 2012 Sep 1 || align="center" | [[IBF Minimumweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[IBF Minimumweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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[[Category:Sanctioning Bodies|International Boxing Federation]]
 
[[Category:Sanctioning Bodies|International Boxing Federation]]

Revision as of 04:41, 30 September 2012

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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 Tavoris Cloud 2009 Aug 28 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Carl Froch 2012 May 26 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Daniel Geale 2010 May 7 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Middleweight Cornelius Bundrage 2010 Aug 7 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Randall Bailey 2012 Jun 9 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 Juan Carlos Salgado 2011 Sep 10 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Billy Dib 2011 Jul 29 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Featherweight Nonito Donaire 2012 Jul 7 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz 2012 Jun 2 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Bantamweight Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr. 2012 Feb 11 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Moruti Mthalane 2009 Nov 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Flyweight John Riel Casimero 2012 Jul Title Lineage Title Fights
Mini Flyweight Mario Rodriguez 2012 Sep 1 Title Lineage Title Fights