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*A lot of people still don't recognize the International Boxing Organization as a legitimate world sanctioning body, but I do. Their belt has only been around the waist of the real heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield in 1999. In general I find the IBO to be a square dealing, uncorrupt, respectable institution which only proclaims 1 world champion per division. The history of who's worn their light heavyweight title is equally as impressive as heavyweight. But detailing this division by division is worth another piece of writing altogether...

- Ryan Bivins is a staff writer for BadLeftHook.

Fight Articles

IBO Editorials

  IBO Champ Joshua Sets Sights On Complete Heavyweight Unification

  Exclusive: Chantelle Cameron - My Story, women's boxing and world title dream

  Ed Levine: “Anthony Joshua Has All The Ingredients To Be Right Up There With The Absolute Best Heavyweights That I’ve Ever Seen”

  Ed Levine: “I Think If Canelo Is More Aggressive, He Plays Into Gennady Golovkin’s Hands And Finds Himself In Trouble”

  Cecilia Braekhus Stops Mikaela Lauren in Six To Retain

  Cecilia Braekhus vs. Mikaela Lauren in Play For October 21

  Anthony Joshua Releases Video About Next Fight

  Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh

  Others may change, but the IBO stays the same

  Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts

  Ryabinsky On Russian Crisis, Boxing Biz, Cruiserweights


Second-generation Eubank follows father’s championship footsteps


Salamov Beats Ajisafe For IBO Strap


Erislandy Lara vs. Vanes Martirosyan: Winner, Scorecard and Reaction


Ready for revenge, Wladimir Klitschko admits to three days of suffering after defeat to Tyson Fury


Eduard Troyanovsky Retains Titles


Cecilia Braekhus: Boxing's First Lady 'felt like a criminal'


Mthalane Retains IBO Belt


Marco Huck vs Ola Afolabi For IBO Strap On Feb 27


Lara Discusses Zaveck Challenge


IBO's Levine Proves His Mettle in Futures


Ruben and Ambunda Joint Sports Achiever of the Year


IBO President Edward Levine Said Watching South African Boxers Continue To Succeed In The Organization Means The World To Him.


Heavy-handed Budler, Golovkin earning sizable recognition


Unified and Undisputed Championship Hopes for 2015 (Fight Kings By MICHAEL AMAKOR)


GGG Captures L.A. (Ringside Report by David A. Avila)


Bullish Berman fronts up


Murderous-punching South African set for IBO defence


Three titles in one day for SA boxers


Pedraza captures IBO world title (Gary Shaw Productions)


New Year, New Opportunities (IBO Interview)


IBO's Levine Proves His Mettle in Futures (by L. Fitzsimmons)


Well what do you know? (IBO Editorial)

  yellow arrow Dedication To Boxing Earns IBO Exec Hall of Fame Honors! (by

  Is It Really All That Difficult?

Exclusive Interview: IBO President Ed Levine (by G. Leon with


The IBO, Prominent Champions and Top 100 Computerized Rankings (IBO Editorial)

  What entitles a sanctioning organization to be called credible? (IBO Editorial)

Exclusive Interview: IBO Boss Ed Levine On Rankings And Integrity In Boxing (by Mike Casey with

  The IBO Computerized Ratings (IBO Editorial)

Attracting Prominent Champions (IBO Editorial)

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