International Boxing Federation

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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.

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 Steve Cunningham 2010 Jun 5 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 Cornelius Bundrage 2010 Aug 7 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Jan Zaveck 2009 Dec 11 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Welterweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Miguel Vazquez 2010 Aug 14 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Lightweight Mzonke Fana 2010 Sep 1 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa 2010 Sep 11 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Featherweight Steve Molitor 2010 Mar 27 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Yonnhy Perez 2009 Oct 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Bantamweight Juan Alberto Rosas 2010 Jul 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Moruti Mthalane 2009 Nov 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Junior Flyweight Luis Alberto Lazarte 2010 May 29 Title Lineage Title Fights
Mini Flyweight Nkosinathi Joyi 2010 Mar 26 Title Lineage Title Fights