International Boxing Association (professional)

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International Boxing Association
International boxing association logo.png
Official logo of the International Boxing Association (IBA)
Founder Dean Chance
TypeNon-profit institution
PurposeBoxing sanctioning organization
Headquarters United States
Region served
Jean-Christophe Courreges
Main organ
General Assembly

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is an organization that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards world and inter-continental championships all over the world. The organization is considered to be one of the applicable organizations in boxing. The IBA has a rich history of big fights and champions.



The IBA was founded in the 1990s by Dean Chance, a former Major League Baseball pitcher. It has gained acclaim with its titles having been held by a number of notable boxers. [1]

In June 2017 the organization announced its relaunch under the leadership of Jean-Christophe Courreges. [2] [3]

Notable IBA champions

Some notable IBA champions include:

list of iba currcent and former Intercontinental CHAMPION

Men's and Women's titles

The IBA became a pioneer among sanctioning organizations in the early 2000s when it began recognizing women's champions at the world level.

Current world champions

As of September15, 2021: [4]

Weight class:Champion:Reign began:Days
Junior flyweight (108 lbs)vacant
Flyweight (112 lbs)Flag of the United States.svg  Nico Hernandez  (USA)19 May 20181215
Junior bantamweight (115 lbs)vacant
Bantamweight (118 lbs)Flag of Venezuela.svg Otto “El Tractor” Gamez (VEN)27 Nov 2018
Junior featherweight (122 lbs)vacant
Featherweight (126 lbs)Flag of Indonesia.svg Ongen "The Hawk" Saknosiwi (INA)17 Nov 2019
Junior lightweight (130 lbs)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Lauryn Eagle  (AUS)
Lightweight (135 lbs)vacant
Junior welterweight (140 lbs)Flag of Indonesia.svg  Daud "Cino" Yordan  (INA)
Welterweight (147 lbs)vacant
Junior middleweight (154 lbs)Flag of the United States.svg  Mark Deluca  (USA)20 October 20181061
Middleweight (160 lbs)Flag of India.svg  Sukhdeep "Chakria" Singh  (IND)16 Nov 2019669
Super middleweight (168 lbs)Flag of Denmark.svg  Lolenga Mock  (DEN)19 May 2019850
Light heavyweight (175 lbs)Flag of Colombia.svg  Eleider Álvarez  (COL)4 August 20181138
Cruiserweight (190 lbs)vacant
Super cruiserweight (210 lbs)vacant
Heavyweight (210+ lbs)Vacant

Fighters losing 2 straight bouts, losing against another title holder from any sanctioning body and fighters not having defended their belt within 18 months are excluded.

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  1. Iskenderov, Parviz (September 26, 2014). "Stephane Cabrera IBA Boxing Boss in Europe". Fightmag. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  2. "International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched". Fightmag. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  3. Serratelli, Danny (July 19, 2017). "International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched". Brick City Boxing. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  4. "IBA current champions". International Boxing Association.