IBO Monthly Newsletter - February 2020

IBO Monthly Newsletter - February 2021

Published On Friday, February 19, 2021By British Boxing News
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Latest IBO updates from February 2021

The newest updates from the independent International Boxing Organisation

The International Boxing Organization released their monthly newsletter for February 2021, consisting of all the latest stories surrounding the respected independent governing body in boxing, featuring Jessica McCaskill vs Cecilia Braekhus; fearsom Kazakh Gennadiy Golovkin; Brit Terri Harper; Michael Magnesi vs Khanyile Bulana, and more.

 

Undisputed

One of the most anticipated rematches in Women's Boxing history goes down on March 13th in Dallas,Texas when IBO World Welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3KOs) faces off with former champion Cecilia Braekhus (36-1, 9KOs). All the marbles are on the line on that 72nd night of the year - five world titles, plus The Ring Magazine belt! 

It's a Triple-header of World title action when they rematch in Dallas at the American Airlines Center, live worldwide on DAZN, on a stacked card topped by another eagerly anticipated rematch between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. New Matchroom signing Hiroto Kyoguchi will defend his WBA and Ring Magazine World Light-Flyweight titles against Axel Vega on the same show.

In their first fight in August 2020, underdog 'CasKILLA', 36 from Chicago, won via mixed decision but Norway's Braekhus, 39, is back just seven months on to try to regain her 'Undisputed' crown and distinction as the 'First Lady of Boxing' in her 38th pro bout and 28th world title contest.

McCaskill vs Braekhus 

 

GGG

'The Making of GGG' is superb storytelling of IBO World Middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin breaking down some of the best fights of his career. Available to view on the DAZN app.

Watch the documentary here: https://www.dazn.com/en-GB/home

 

Castaway

IBO World Super Featherweight champion Terri Harper has had the cast taken off from her arm now and is back in the ring with trainer Stefy Bull, awaiting a spring fight date with WBA Champion Hyun Choi. 

Matchroom Boxing signed the undefeated WBA Super-Featherweight World Champion Hyun-Mi Choi on a multi-fight promotional deal in November 2020.

Choi (17-0-1, 4 KOs) beat China’s Chunyan Xu on her professional debut in October 2018 to claim the vacant WBA Featherweight crown before making seven defences of her World Title in the following five years.

The South Korean became a two-weight World Champion when she landed the WBA Super-Featherweight Title against Thailand’s Siriwan Thongmanit in May 2014, and has since made six defences of the Title, most recently against Wakako Fujiwara in June 2019.

Harper is targeting a unification showdown with Choi this year. Denaby's Harper is also an unbeaten world champion and was the runner-up in BBN's Fighter of the Year Awards 2020.

 

The Lone Wolf Bites Back

The Lone Wolf is back in action April 17th in Italy when IBO World Super Featherweight champion Michael Magnesi takes on Khanyile Bulana of South Africa.

 

Unification

Tina Ruppercht will square off with Katia Gutierrez on May 15th for the unified IBO World Minimumweight title in Germany.

 

Brandun Lee

“I’m looking at the IBO world title. My good friend [Jaron] 'Boots' Ennis, he fought for the IBO world title and unfortunately in the first round the headbutt happened. Boots went for his world title, so I think it’s time I go for my world title in the next three fights."

Super Lightweight prospect Brandun Lee talks with Boxing Scene on his goals for 2021.

 

Everlast

“The IBO is pleased to announce its future cooperation with Everlast MMA Gym. Everlast MMA Gym, under the leadership of Joey Chan, is Everlast’s first authorized boxing gym in Shanghai and first brand-operated store in Shanghai that integrates fighting, fitness and clothing with nearly a thousand people visiting the store every week. In the gym you can experience the original boxing culture.”

With the guidance of world renown trainer Abrahim Darwish, Everlast MMA Gym, now with numerous locations and exciting plans for the future will certainly produce many future world champions.

 

2021 IBO World Upcoming Title Fights

 

March 5th 2021: Lightweight (France)

Estelle Mossely (France) vs. Verena Kaiser (Germany)

 

March 10th 2021: Inter-Continental Super Lightweight (USA)

Brandun Lee (USA) vs. Samuel Teah (USA)

 

March 13th 2021: Welterweight (USA)

Jessica McCaskill (USA) vs. Cecilia Braekhus (Norway)

 

April 17th 2021: Super Featherweight (Italy)

Michael Magnesi (Italy) vs. Khanyile Bulana (South Africa)

 

May 15th 2021: Minimumweight (Germany)

Tina Rupprecht (Germany) vs. Katia Gutierrez (Mexico)

 

June 1st 2021: Super Bantamweight (South Africa)

Lodumo Lamati (South Africa) vs. Jose Martin Estrada Garcia (MX)

 

Reigning IBO Champions

Heavyweight: Anthony Joshua
Crusierweight: Kevin Lerena
Light-heavyweight: Robin Krasniqi
Super-middleweight: Carlos Gongora
Middleweight: Gennadiy Golovkin
Super-welterweight: Erislandy Lara
Welterweight: Vacant
Super-lightweight: Jeremias Nicolas Ponce
Lightweight: Vacant
Super-featherweight: Michale Magnesi
Featherweight: Vacant
Super-bantamweight: Vacant
Bantamweight: Michele Banquez
Super-flyweight: Gideon Buthelezi
Flyweight: Maximino Flores
Minimumweight: Nkosinathi Joyi

 

Women's World Champions

Heavyweight: Vacant
Crusierweight: Vacant
Light-heavyweight: Vacant
Super-middleweight: Vacant
Middleweight: Vacant
Super-welterweight: Patricia Berghult
Welterweight: Jessica McCaskill
Super-lightweight: Vacant
Lightweight: Estelle Yoka Mossely
Super-featherweight: Terri Harper
Featherweight: Lisia Boudersa
Super-bantamweight: Vacant
Bantamweight: Vacant
Super-flyweight: Vacant
Flyweight: Gloria Gallardo
Minimumweight: Vacant

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