IBRO: History in the Making

By Ted Sares on January 17, 2012
IBRO: History in the Making
Among the research discoveries of IBRO are four additional knockouts for Archie Moore

The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) was organized in May 1982 for the express purposes of establishing an accurate history of boxing; compiling complete and accurate boxing records; facilitating the dissemination of boxing research information; and cooperating in safeguarding the individual research efforts of its members by application of the rules of scholarly research.

Membership in IBRO is open to anyone having an interest in boxing research, statistics or history.

Members exchange their boxing research findings and requests for assistance primarily through the IBRO internet network and the IBRO quarterly journal.

Since its inception, IBRO has had four directors: John Grasso, 1982-1988; the late Tim Leone, 1988-1994; International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) Inductee Ralph Citro, 1994-2000; and Dan Cuoco, 2000-present.

The director of IBRO publishes four journals per year containing career records and fight information for champions, contenders, and other fighters of interest as well as articles and rare facts and figures related to boxing. And now with the advent of the Internet it is a truly interactive research and reference source.

Among the research discoveries of IBRO’s membership are: an additional 13 bouts for Mickey Walker, four additional knockouts for Archie Moore (increasing his record for most knockouts), and extensive work on flyweight champion Jimmy Wilde’s early record to bring his lifetime knockout record from 77 to 100. Included among their accomplishments, members have also done extensive work in amateur boxing research with a complete record of all Olympic bouts up to the 1980 Games.

Back issues of IBRO journals/newsletters are sold only to members. The journals/newsletters are made up of individual articles, fighter career records, additions and corrections to existing records, statistics, microfilm news clips, etc.

If you are interested in joining IBRO and/or have questions or comments, please contact the Executive Director, Dan Cuoco. Here is a link: http://www.ibroresearch.com/

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  1. The Pinoy Pikey 06:28pm, 01/20/2012

    The IBRO is a great asset to the boxing community that does it’s part to provide accurate boxing historical information and research!

  2. "Old Yank" Schneider 09:59am, 01/18/2012

    Well done!

  3. the thresher 09:26am, 01/18/2012

    IBRO rules

  4. TEX HASSLER 08:18am, 01/18/2012

    There is no telling how many fights did not make it into the record books. Archie Moore possessed a fantastic memory and could recall many details about his fights. I am glad to see Archie and Mickey Walker get credit for work they did long ago. These were two of the greatest of all time fighters that do not need to be forgotten. Thanks Ted and thanks IBRO. Great article!

  5. mikecasey 07:28am, 01/18/2012

    You do IBRO every justice, Ted - nicely done, champ!

  6. dollar bond 06:49am, 01/18/2012

    Thanks Ted, I think I just might join.

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