International Boxing Federation in History

Events in Sport

  • 1982-11-13 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • 1982-11-18 South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987-08-01 Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1994-08-20 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1995-06-29 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1996-06-22 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • 2007-12-29 American boxer Steve Cunningham defends his IBF cruiserweight title for the first time with a 12th-round TKO of local favourite Marco Huck in Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2012-12-22 Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 2013-03-09 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title
  • 2013-10-05 In an all-Russian boxing contest, Wladimir Klitschko beats Alexander Povetkin in 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles
  • 2015-11-28 British boxer Tyson Fury beats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to win WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles in Düsseldorf, Germany; ends Klitschko's 9 year reign as champion
  • 2016-05-21 On same card, American boxer Jermell Charlo KOs John Jackson in 8th to claim vacant WBC super welterweight title, and Jermall Charlo beats Austin Trout on points to retain IBF version; first twins to hold world championships in same weight division
  • 2019-06-01 Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr produces a huge upset when he stops English champion Anthony Joshua in 7 at Madison Square Garden; wins IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1969-01-02 Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer (IBF, IBO and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles 2004-05), born in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
  • 1970-08-15 Chris Byrd, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 2000; IBF heavyweight tile 2002; Olympic silver middleweight 1992), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1976-12-01 Tomasz Adamek, Polish boxer (WBC light heavyweight title 2005-07; IBF, Ring magazine and lineal cruiserweight title 2008-09), born in Żywiec, Poland
  • 1982-09-07 Andre Dirrell, American boxer (IBF interim super middleweight 2017-18), born in Flint, Michigan