The Women's International Boxing Association (WIBA)
a sanctioning body for women's professional boxing
came into existence in July 2000, and quickly grew into a major force in the sport.
The WIBA was officially founded by American Ryan Wissow
, and Colombian Luis Bello-Diaz.Ryan Wissow is the president and owner of the WIBA.Luis Bello-Diaz heads the Universal Boxing Council (UBC), an obscure men's sanctioning body headquartered in Bello's hometown of Cartagena, Colombia. The UBC is a separate entity from the WIBA.
WIBA is considered by many within the sport as the best and most respected sanctioning body in women's professional boxing, for a number of reasons.WIBA is almost universally praised in the boxing community for their accurate and up-to-date ratings, and also for the overall consistent quality of WIBA title fights.The contenders rated by the WIBA are worthy of their status, and most of the WIBA champions are considered the legitimate best of their respective weight divisions.
WIBA is seen by many within the sport as the crown jewel of women's boxing, distinguishing itself from other sanctioning bodies.
WIBA has had title fights in Asia, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, in addition to the USA.WIBA is very geographically balanced, having champions and title fights in many parts of the world, and giving opportunities to female fighters all over the globe, truly opening up the sport worldwide.
WIBA is credited by some in the sport for having "raised the... Read More