IBF Boxing Odds
The IBF started to excel a year after it was founded when its leaders decided to recognise would title holders from other organisations as its own champions. Larry Holmes and Marvin Hagler were therefore among the earliest champions in the International Boxing Federation. However, the IBF is perhaps best known for being the first of the boxing governing bodies to appoint a female president, when Hiawatha Knight took over in 1999.
Welterweight and middleweight have been good for IBF odds
One of the names most synonymous with the IBF division is Felx Trinidad, who was champion in the welterweight division for seven years from 1993. He made 15 successful title defences including one against Oscar De La Hoya, before opting to move up a weight to light middleweight. Since Trinidad the likes of Zab Judah, Floyd Mayweather, Antonio Margarito and Joshua Clottey have been IBF welterweight champions.
The middleweight ranks have also had some big-named champions since Hagler’s early reign, most notably James Toney and Roy Jones Jnr. But the lengthier reigns have come from Bernard Hopkins and Arthur Abraham, who both made it into double figures in terms of their title defences.
Klitschko dominating current IBF odds at heavyweight
In terms of the current champions, it is Wladimir Klitschko that is the most dominant. Klitschko has already made 11 successful heavyweight defences since beating Chris Byrd in 2006, with David Haye and Jean-Marc Mormeck his most recent victims. Further defences have already been lined up for later this year, with Tony Thompson and Chris Arreola not expected to pose much of a threat.