Founded by Herbert G. Goldman and John Grasso in 1982.
The first issue of the IBRO newsletter came out on May 12, 1982. The two page newsletter stated it planned to initially publish a bi-monthly newsletter and an annual journal of member articles. By July 1982 when the second newsletter came out the IBRO was official and had 15 members.
L. Robert Davids
The first President (Director) of the IBRO was John Grasso.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the IBRO’s charter members for their dedication in the pursuit of establishing an accurate history of boxing and compiling complete and accurate boxing records.
The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) was organized in May, 1982 for the express purpose 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.