International Boxing Federation

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  • International Boxing Federation (IBF)/United States Boxing Association (USBA)
  • This sanctioning body was created in 1983.
  • Current President, Marian W. Muhammad
  • Official Web site

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.

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.

CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won Title Lineage Title Fights
Heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko 2006 Apr 22 Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Tavoris Cloud 2009 Aug 28 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Lucian Bute 2007 Oct 19 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Sebastian Sylvester 2009 Sep 19 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Middleweight Cory Spinks 2009 Apr 24 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Jan Zaveck 2009 Dec 11 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Welterweight Juan Urango 2009 Jan 30 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Lightweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Cristobal Cruz 2008 Oct 23 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Featherweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Yonnhy Perez 2009 Oct 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Bantamweight Simphiwe Nongqayi 2009 Sep 15 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Moruti Mthalane 2009 Nov 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Flyweight Carlos Tamara 2010 Jan 23 Title Lineage Title Fights
Mini Flyweight Raul Garcia 2008 Jun 14 Title Lineage Title Fights