International Boxing Association (for-profit organization)
- International Boxing Association (for-profit organization)
The International Boxing Association (IBA) is a for-profit organization that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships.
The IBA was founded in the 1990's by Dean Chance, a former professional baseball player.
While successful since its formation, the IBA's World championship is widely considered to be a "stepping stone" title - one which up and coming boxers win on their way to gaining the opportunity to fight for a more prestigious organization's championship title.
Men's and Women's Titles
The IBA became a pioneer among sanctioning organizations in the early 2000's when it began recognizing women's champions at the world level.
Other world organizations
*International Boxing Council
*International Boxing Federation
*International Boxing Organization
*International Boxing Union
*World Boxing Association
*World Boxing Council
*World Professional Boxing Federation
*World Boxing Organization
*European Boxing Federation
*World Boxing Union
* [http://www.ibamensboxing.com/ IBA official homepage]
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