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List of WBC world champions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of WBC world champions, showing every world champion certificated by the World Boxing Council (WBC). The WBC is one of the four major governing bodies in professional boxing, and certifies world champions in 10 different weight classes. In 1963, the year of its foundation, the WBC inaugurated titles in all divisions with the exception of light flyweight, super flyweight, super bantamweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight, which were inaugurated in the subsequent decades. The most recent title inaugurated by the WBC is in the minimumweight (also called strawweight) division in 1987.

Heavyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Sonny Liston 22 July 1963 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
United States Muhammad Ali 25 February 1964 Miami Beach, Florida, United States 9
Title stripped 11 March 1969
United States Joe Frazier
def. Jimmy Ellis
16 February 1970 New York City, New York, United States 4
United States George Foreman 22 January 1973 Kingston, Jamaica 2
United States Muhammad Ali (2) 30 October 1974 Kinshasa, Zaire 10
United States Leon Spinks 15 February 1978 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title stripped 18 March 1978 Spinks was stripped of the title for pursuing a rematch against Muhammad Ali instead of a bout against mandatory challenger Ken Norton.[1]
United States Ken Norton
no. 1 contender promoted
29 March 1978 N/A 0
United States Larry Holmes 9 June 1978 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 16
Title vacated 11 December 1983 Holmes vacated the title after a dispute with his promoter Don King over the proposed purse for a fight against mandatory challenger Greg Page.[2]
United States Tim Witherspoon
def. Greg Page
9 March 1984 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
United States Pinklon Thomas 31 August 1984 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Jamaica Trevor Berbick 22 March 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
United States Mike Tyson 22 November 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 9
United States James "Buster" Douglas 11 February 1990 Tokyo, Japan 0
United States Evander Holyfield 25 October 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
United States Riddick Bowe 13 November 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title stripped 14 December 1992 Bowe was stripped of the title after failing to honor a written agreement to fight mandatory challenger Lennox Lewis and for dumping his WBC belt in a trash bin during a news conference in London.[3]
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis
no. 1 contender promoted
14 December 1992 N/A 3
United States Oliver McCall 24 September 1994 London, England, United Kingdom 1
United Kingdom Frank Bruno 2 September 1995 London, England, United Kingdom 0
United States Mike Tyson (2) 16 March 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title vacated 24 September 1996 Tyson vacated the title to pursue a bout against Evander Holyfield instead of mandatory challenger Lennox Lewis.[4]
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis (2)
def. Oliver McCall
7 February 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 9
United States Hasim Rahman 22 April 2001 Brakpan, South Africa 0
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis (3) 17 November 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Title vacated 6 February 2004 Lewis retired as champion and chose not to rematch Vitali Klitschko ahead of a WBC-mandated 1 March deadline to accept the bout.[5]
Ukraine Vitali Klitschko
def. Corrie Sanders
24 April 2004 Los Angeles, California, United States 1
Title vacated 9 November 2005 Klitschko announced his retirement after withdrawing from a bout against Hasim Rahman due to injuries.[6]
United States Hasim Rahman (2)
interim champion promoted
9 November 2005 N/A 1
Russia Oleg Maskaev 12 August 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Nigeria Samuel Peter 8 March 2008 Cancún, México 0
Ukraine Vitali Klitschko (2) 11 October 2008 Berlin, Germany 9
Title vacated 16 December 2013 Klitschko vacated the title to focus on his career in politics in Ukraine.[7]
Canada Bermane Stiverne
def. Chris Arreola
10 May 2014 Los Angeles, California, United States 0
United States Deontay Wilder 17 January 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 10

Cruiserweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Marvin Camel
def. Mate Parlov
31 March 1980 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Puerto Rico Carlos de León 25 November 1980 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 1
United States S. T. Gordon 27 June 1982 Highland Heights, Ohio, United States 1
Puerto Rico Carlos de León (2) 17 July 1983 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
United States Alfonso Ratliff 6 June 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
United States Bernard Benton 21 September 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Puerto Rico Carlos de León (3) 22 March 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
United States Evander Holyfield 9 April 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title vacated 9 April 1989
Puerto Rico Carlos de León (4)
def. Sammy Reeson
17 May 1989 London, England, United Kingdom 1
Italy Massimiliano Duran 27 July 1990 Capo d'Orlando, Italy 1
France Anaclet Wamba 20 July 1991 Palermo, Italy 7
Title vacated 30 December 1994
Argentina Marcelo Domínguez
def. Akim Tafer
25 July 1995 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France 5
Cuba Juan Carlos Gómez 21 February 1998 Mar del Plata, Argentina 10
Title vacated 19 February 2002
Guyana Wayne Braithwaite
def. Vincenzo Cantatore
11 October 2002 Campione d'Italia, Italy 3
France Jean-Marc Mormeck 2 April 2005 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States 0
Jamaica O'Neil Bell 7 January 2006 New York City, New York, United States 0
France Jean-Marc Mormeck (2) 17 March 2007 Levallois-Perret, France 0
United Kingdom David Haye 10 November 2007 Levallois-Perret, France 1
Title vacated 12 May 2008
Italy Giacobbe Fragomeni
def. Rudolf Kraj
24 October 2008 Milan, Italy 1
Hungary Zsolt Erdei 21 November 2009 Kiel, Germany 0
Title vacated 13 January 2010
Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk
def. Giacobbe Fragomeni
15 May 2010 Łódź, Poland 6
Russia Grigory Drozd 27 September 2014 Moscow, Russia 1
Title stripped 16 March 2016
United Kingdom Tony Bellew
def. Ilunga Makabu
29 May 2016 Manchester, England, United Kingdom 1
Title stripped 28 March 2017 Bellew was stripped of the title and named "Emeritus Champion" after moving up to heavyweight.[8]
Latvia Mairis Briedis
def. Marco Huck
1 April 2017 Dortmund, Germany 1
Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk 27 January 2018 Riga, Latvia 2
Title stripped 4 June 2019 Usyk was stripped of the title and named "champion in recess" during his move up to heavyweight.[9]

Light heavyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Harold Johnson 14 February 1963 N/A 0
United States Willie Pastrano 1 June 1963 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Puerto Rico José Torres 30 March 1965 New York City, New York, United States 3
Nigeria Dick Tiger 16 December 1966 New York City, New York, United States 2
United States Bob Foster 24 May 1968 New York City, New York, United States 14
Title stripped 9 August 1974 Foster was stripped of the title after failing to make a defense against number one contender John Conteh.[10]
United Kingdom John Conteh
def. Jorge Ahumada
1 October 1974 London, England, United Kingdom 3
Title stripped 18 May 1977 Conteh was stripped of the title after refusing to fight Jesse Burnett, alleging he was forced to sign the contract at gunpoint.[11]
Argentina Miguel Ángel Cuello
def. Jesse Burnett
21 May 1977 Fontvieille, Monaco 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mate Parlov 8 January 1978 Milan, Italy 1
United States Marvin Johnson 2 December 1978 Marsala, Italy 0
United States Matthew Saad Muhammad 22 April 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 8
United States Dwight Muhammad Qawi 19 December 1981 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 3
United States Michael Spinks 18 March 1983 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 4
Title stripped 9 October 1985 Spinks, who had won the IBF heavyweight world championship the previous month against Larry Holmes, was stripped of the WBC light heavyweight title due to the WBC's policy against fighters holding world titles in multiple divisions at the same time.[12]
United States J. B. Williamson
def. Prince Mama Mohammed
10 December 1985 Inglewood, California, United States 0
United Kingdom Dennis Andries 30 April 1986 London, England, United Kingdom 1
United States Thomas Hearns 7 March 1987 Detroit, Michigan, United States 0
Title vacated 6 August 1987 Hearns vacated the title to fight Juan Roldán for the vacant WBC middleweight world championship.[13]
Canada Donny Lalonde
def. Eddie Davis
27 November 1987 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1
United States Sugar Ray Leonard 7 November 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title vacated 15 November 1988 Leonard vacated the title, noting he was unsure whether he would continue his career in boxing.[14]
United Kingdom Dennis Andries (2)
def. Tony Willis
21 February 1989 Tucson, Arizona, United States 0
Australia Jeff Harding 24 June 1989 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 2
United Kingdom Dennis Andries (3) 28 July 1990 Melbourne, Australia 2
Australia Jeff Harding (2) 11 September 1991 London, England, United Kingdom 2
Jamaica Mike McCallum 23 July 1994 Bismarck, North Dakota, United States 1
France Fabrice Tiozzo 16 June 1995 Lyon, France 1
Title vacated March 1997
United States Roy Jones Jr.
interim champion promoted
March 1997 N/A 0
United States Montell Griffin 21 March 1997 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 0
United States Roy Jones Jr. (2) 7 August 1997 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 0
Title vacated 5 November 1997 Jones vacated the title after his mandatory challenger Michael Nunn's promoter won a purse bid with the intent to stage it as a pay-per-view fight on Request TV, a rival platform to HBO, which Jones was contractually tied to.[15]
Germany Graciano Rocchigiani
def. Michael Nunn
21 March 1998 Berlin, Germany 0
Status demoted May 1998 Rocchigiani was demoted to interim champion upon Roy Jones Jr.'s request to be reinstated as champion.
United States Roy Jones Jr. (3)
reinstated as champion
May 1998 N/A 11
Title vacated 1 March 2003
United States Antonio Tarver
def. Montell Griffin
26 April 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 0
United States Roy Jones Jr. (4) 8 November 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
United States Antonio Tarver (2) 15 May 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title stripped December 2004
Poland Tomasz Adamek
def. Paul Briggs
21 May 2005 Chicago, Illinois, United States 2
United States Chad Dawson 3 February 2007 Kissimmee, Florida, United States 3
Title vacated 11 July 2008 Dawson vacated the title to pursue a bout against Antonio Tarver instead of mandatory challenger and interim champion Adrian Diaconu.[16]
Romania Adrian Diaconu
interim champion promoted
11 July 2008 N/A 0
Canada Jean Pascal 19 June 2009 Montréal, Québec, Canada 2
United States Bernard Hopkins 21 May 2011 Montréal, Québec, Canada 0
United States Chad Dawson (2) 28 April 2012 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 0
Canada Adonis Stevenson 8 June 2013 Montréal, Québec, Canada 9
Ukraine Oleksandr Gvozdyk 1 December 2018 Québec City, Québec, Canada 1
Russia Artur Beterbiev 18 October 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 0

Super middleweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Sugar Ray Leonard
def. Donny Lalonde
7 November 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Title vacated 15 December 1990
Italy Mauro Galvano
def. Dario Matteoni
15 December 1990 Monte Carlo, Monaco 2
United Kingdom Nigel Benn 3 October 1992 Marino, Italy 9
South Africa Thulani Malinga 2 March 1996 Newcastle, England, United Kingdom 0
Italy Vincenzo Nardiello 6 July 1996 Manchester, England, United Kingdom 0
United Kingdom Robin Reid 12 October 1996 Marino, Italy 3
South Africa Thulani Malinga (2) 19 December 1997 London, England, United Kingdom 0
United Kingdom Richie Woodhall 27 March 1998 Telford, England, United Kingdom 2
Germany Markus Beyer 23 October 1999 Telford, England, United Kingdom 1
United Kingdom Glenn Catley 6 May 2000 Frankfurt, Germany 0
South Africa Dingaan Thobela 1 September 2000 Brakpan, South Africa 0
Canada Dave Hilton, Jr. 15 December 2000 Montréal, Québec, Canada 0
Title stripped 1 May 2001 Hilton was stripped of the title after being convicted of sexually assaulting two teenaged girls.[17]
Canada Éric Lucas
def. Glenn Catley
10 July 2001 Montréal, Québec, Canada 3
Germany Markus Beyer (2) 5 April 2003 Leipzig, Germany 2
Italy Cristian Sanavia 5 June 2004 Chemnitz, Germany 0
Germany Markus Beyer (3) 9 October 2004 Erfurt, Germany 5
Denmark Mikkel Kessler 14 October 2006 Copenhagen, Denmark 1
United Kingdom Joe Calzaghe 3 November 2007 Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom 0
Title vacated 28 June 2008 Calzaghe vacated the title to pursue a fight with Roy Jones Jr. instead of mandatory challenger Carl Froch.[18]
United Kingdom Carl Froch
def. Jean Pascal
6 December 2008 Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 2
Denmark Mikkel Kessler (2) 24 April 2010 Herning, Denmark 0
Title stripped 6 September 2010 Kessler, who withdrew from the Super Six World Boxing Classic due to an eye injury, was stripped of the title and named "champion emeritus".[19]
United Kingdom Carl Froch (2)
def. Arthur Abraham
27 November 2010 Helsinki, Finland 1
United States Andre Ward 17 December 2011 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 1
Title stripped 20 May 2013
Australia Sakio Bika
def. Marco Antonio Peribán
22 June 2013 Brooklyn, New York, United States 1
United States Anthony Dirrell 16 August 2014 Carson, California, United States 0
Sweden Badou Jack 24 April 2015 Chicago, Illinois, United States 3
Title vacated 18 January 2017 Jack vacated the title to move up to light heavyweight.[20]
United States David Benavidez
def. Ronald Gavril
8 September 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title stripped 3 October 2018 Benavidez was stripped of the title after testing positive for cocaine and was named "champion in recess".[21]
United States Anthony Dirrell (2)
def. Avni Yildirim
23 February 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States 0
United States David Benavidez (2) 28 September 2019 Los Angeles, California, United States 0

Middleweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Nigeria Dick Tiger 10 August 1963 – 7 December 1963 0 119
United States Joey Giardello 7 December 1963 – 21 October 1965 1 182
Nigeria Dick Tiger 21 October 1965 – 25 April 1966 0 186
United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith 25 April 1966 – 17 April 1967 2 357
Italy Nino Benvenuti 4 March 1968 – 7 November 1970 4 978
Argentina Carlos Monzón 7 November 1970 – 9 February 1974 (stripped) 9 1190
Colombia Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe 25 May 1974 – 26 June 1976 4 763
Argentina Carlos Monzón 26 June 1976 – August 1977 (retired) 1 376
Colombia Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe 5 November 1977 – 22 April 1978 0 168
Argentina Hugo Corro 22 April 1978 – 30 June 1979 2 434
Italy Vito Antuofermo 30 June 1979 – 16 March 1980 1 260
United Kingdom Alan Minter 16 March 1980 – 27 September 1980 1 195
United States Marvelous Marvin Hagler 27 September 1980 – 6 April 1987 12 2474
United States Sugar Ray Leonard 6 April 1987 – 27 May 1987 (retired) 0 51
United States Thomas Hearns def. Juan Roldán 29 October 1987 – 6 June 1988 0 253
United States Iran Barkley 6 June 1988 – 24 February 1989 0 263
Panama Roberto Durán 24 February 1989 – December 1989 (vacated) 0 310
United States Virgin Islands Julian Jackson def. Herol Graham 24 November 1990 – 8 May 1993 4 896
United States Gerald McClellan 8 May 1993 – 7 May 1994 (vacated) 3 364
United States Virgin Islands Julian Jackson def. Agostino Cardamone 17 March 1995 – 19 August 1995 0 155
United States Quincy Taylor 19 August 1995 – 16 March 1996 0 211
United States Keith Holmes 16 March 1996 – 2 May 1998 2 716
France Hacine Cherifi 2 May 1998 – 24 April 1999 0 357
United States Keith Holmes 24 April 1999 – 14 April 2001 2 721
United States Bernard Hopkins 14 April 2001 – 16 July 2005 7 1554
United States Jermain Taylor 16 July 2005 – 29 September 2007 4 805
United States Kelly Pavlik 29 September 2007 – 17 April 2010 3 931
Argentina Sergio Martínez 17 April 2010 – 17 January 2011 (stripped) 1 214
Germany Sebastian Zbik (Elevated from interim status) 17 January 2011 – 4 June 2011 0 138
Mexico Julio César Chávez Jr. 4 June 2011 – 15 September 2012 3 469
Argentina Sergio Martínez 15 September 2012 – 7 June 2014 1 630
Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto 7 June 2014 – 17 November 2015 (stripped) 1 528
Mexico Canelo Álvarez (def. Miguel Cotto) 21 November 2015 – 18 May 2016 (vacated) 1 179
Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin (Elevated from interim status) 18 May 2016 – 15 September 2018 4 850
Mexico Canelo Álvarez 15 September 2018 – 26 June 2019 (elevated to "Franchise Champion") 1 284
United States Jermall Charlo (Elevated from interim status) 26 June 2019 – present 2 165
Mexico Canelo ÁlvarezFranchise champion 26 June 2019 – present 0 165

Super welterweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
United States Denny Moyer 19 February 1963 – 29 April 1963 0 69
United States Ralph Dupas 29 April 1963 – 7 September 1963 1 131
Italy Sandro Mazzinghi 7 September 1963 – 18 June 1965 3 650
Italy Nino Benvenuti 18 June 1965 – 25 June 1966 1 7
South Korea Kim Ki-soo 25 June 1966 – 26 May 1968 2 700
Italy Sandro Mazzinghi 26 May 1968 – November 1968 (stripped) 1 188
United States Freddie Little
def. Stanley Hayward
17 March 1969 – 9 July 1970 2 479
Italy Carmelo Bossi 9 July 1970 – 31 October 1971 1 479
Japan Koichi Wajima 31 October 1971 – 4 June 1974 6 947
United States Oscar Albarado 4 June 1974 – 21 January 1975 1 231
Japan Koichi Wajima 21 January 1975 – April 1975 (stripped) 0 99
Brazil Miguel de Oliveira
def. José Durán
7 May 1975 – 13 November 1975 0 190
The Bahamas Elisha Obed 13 November 1975 – 18 June 1976 2 218
Germany Eckhard Dagge 18 June 1976 – 6 August 1977 2 414
Italy Rocky Mattioli 6 August 1977 – 4 March 1979 2 575
United Kingdom Maurice Hope 4 March 1979 – 23 May 1981 3 811
Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez 23 May 1981 – 3 December 1982 2 559
United States Thomas Hearns 3 December 1982 – 1986 (vacated) 4 1489
United States Duane Thomas
def. John Mugabi
5 December 1986 – 12 July 1987 0 219
Mexico Lupe Aquino 12 July 1987 – 2 October 1987 0 82
Italy Gianfranco Rosi 2 October 1987 – 8 July 1988 1 280
United States Donald Curry 8 July 1988 – 11 February 1989 0 218
France René Jacquot 11 February 1989 – 8 July 1989 0 147
Uganda John Mugabi 8 July 1989 – 31 March 1990 0 266
United States Terry Norris 31 March 1990 – 18 December 1993 10 1358
Jamaica Simon Brown 18 December 1993 – 7 May 1994 1 140
United States Terry Norris 7 May 1994 – 12 November 1994 0 189
Dominican Republic Luis Santana 12 November 1994 – 19 August 1995 1 280
United States Terry Norris 19 August 1995 – 6 December 1997 6 841
United States Keith Mullings 6 December 1997 – 29 January 1999 1 420
Spain Javier Castillejo 29 January 1999 – 23 June 2001 5 726
United States Oscar De La Hoya 28 June 2001 – 13 September 2003 2 810
United States Shane Mosley 13 September 2003 – 13 March 2004 0 183
United States Winky Wright 13 March 2004 – May 2005 (vacated) 1 445
Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga
def. Michele Piccirillo
13 August 2005 – 6 May 2006 0 267
United States Oscar De La Hoya 6 May 2006 – 5 May 2007 0 365
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 5 May 2007 – 4 July 2007 (vacated) 0 61
United States Vernon Forrest
def. Carlos Baldomir
28 July 2007 – 7 June 2008 1 316
United States Sergio Mora 7 June 2008 – 13 September 2008 0 99
United States Vernon Forrest 13 September 2008 – 21 May 2009 (stripped) 0 251
Argentina Sergio Martínez
(Elevated from Interim status)
21 May 2009 – 17 June 2010 (vacated) 0 393
Philippines Manny Pacquiao
def. Antonio Margarito
14 November 2010 – 8 February 2011 (vacated) 0 87
Mexico Canelo Álvarez
def. Matthew Hatton
5 March 2011 – 14 September 2013 6 925
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 14 September 2013 – 2 November 2015 (status changed to Emeritus Champion) 1 780
United States Jermell Charlo
def. John Jackson
21 May 2016 – 22 December 2018 3 945
United States Tony Harrison 22 December 2018 – present 0 351

Welterweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith 8 December 1962 – 21 March 1963 0 103
Cuba Luis Manuel Rodríguez 21 March 1963 – 8 June 1963 0 79
United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith 8 June 1963 – 25 April 1966 (vacated) 4 1052
United States Curtis Cokes
def. Jean Josselin
28 November 1966 – 18 April 1969 4 968
Cuba José Nápoles 18 April 1969 – 3 December 1970 3 594
United States Billy Backus 3 December 1970 – 4 June 1971 0 183
Cuba José Nápoles 4 June 1971 – 6 December 1975 10 1646
United Kingdom John H. Stracey 6 December 1975 – 22 June 1976 1 199
Mexico Carlos Palomino 22 June 1976 – 14 January 1979 7 936
Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez 14 January 1979 – 30 November 1979 1 320
United States Sugar Ray Leonard 30 November 1979 – 20 June 1980 1 203
Panama Roberto Durán 20 June 1980 – 25 November 1980 0 158
United States Sugar Ray Leonard 25 November 1980 – 9 November 1982 (retired) 3 714
United States Milton McCrory
def. Colin Jones
13 August 1983 – 6 December 1985 4 845
United States Donald Curry 6 December 1985 – 27 September 1986 0 295
United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan 27 September 1986 – 28 October 1987 3 396
Mexico Jorge Vaca 28 October 1987 – 29 March 1988 0 153
United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan 29 March 1988 – 4 February 1989 1 313
United States Marlon Starling 4 February 1989 – 19 August 1990 1 561
United States Maurice Blocker 19 August 1990 – 18 March 1991 0 211
Jamaica Simon Brown 18 March 1991 – 29 November 1991 0 256
United States Buddy McGirt 29 November 1991 – 6 March 1993 2 463
United States Pernell Whitaker 6 March 1993 – 12 April 1997 8 1498
United States Oscar De La Hoya 12 April 1997 – 18 September 1999 7 889
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad 18 September 1999 – 3 March 2000 (vacated) 0 167
United States Shane Mosley 17 June 2000 – 26 January 2002 3 588
United States Vernon Forrest 26 January 2002 – 25 January 2003 1 364
Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga 25 January 2003 – 13 December 2003 1 322
United States Cory Spinks 13 December 2003 – 5 February 2005 2 420
United States Zab Judah 5 February 2005 – 7 January 2006 1 336
Argentina Carlos Baldomir 7 January 2006 – 4 November 2006 1 301
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 4 November 2006 – 6 June 2008 (vacated) 1 580
United States Andre Berto
def. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
21 June 2008 – 16 April 2011 5 1029
United States Victor Ortiz 16 April 2011 – 17 September 2011 0 154
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 17 September 2011 – 2 November 2015 (status changed to Emeritus Champion) 5 1507
United States Danny García
def. Robert Guerrero
23 January 2016 – 4 March 2017 0 407
United States Keith Thurman 4 March 2017 – 24 April 2018 (vacated) 0 416
United States Shawn Porter
def. Danny Garcia
8 September 2018 – 28 September 2019 1 385
United States Errol Spence Jr. 28 September 2019 – present 0 71

Super lightweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
United States Eddie Perkins 15 June 1963 – 18 January 1965 2 583
Venezuela Carlos "Morocho" Hernández 18 January 1965 – 29 April 1966 2 466
Italy Sandro Lopopolo 29 April 1966 – 30 April 1967 1 366
Japan Takeshi Fuji 30 April 1967 – 1968 (stripped) 1 611
Philippines Pedro Adigue
def. Adolph Pruitt
14 December 1968 – 31 January 1970 0 413
Italy Bruno Arcari 31 January 1970 – February 1974 (vacated) 9 1175
Spain Perico Fernandez
def. Lion Furuyama
21 September 1974 – 15 July 1975 1 267
Thailand Saensak Muangsurin 15 July 1975 – 30 June 1976 1 583
Spain Miguel Velasquez 30 June 1976 – 29 October 1976 0 381
Thailand Saensak Muangsurin 29 October 1976 – 30 December 1978 7 792
South Korea Kim Sang-hyun 30 December 1978 – 23 February 1980 2 420
United States Saoul Mamby 23 February 1980 – 26 June 1982 5 854
United States Leroy Haley 26 June 1982 – 18 May 1983 2 326
United States Bruce Curry 18 May 1983 – 29 January 1984 2 256
United States Billy Costello 29 January 1984 – 21 August 1985 3 570
United States Lonnie Smith 21 August 1985 – 5 May 1986 0 257
Mexico René Arredondo 5 May 1986 – 24 July 1986 0 83
Japan Tsuyoshi Hamada 24 July 1986 – 22 July 1987 1 363
Mexico René Arredondo 22 July 1987 – 12 November 1987 0 113
United States Roger Mayweather 22 July 1987 – 12 November 1987 4 113
Mexico Julio César Chávez 13 May 1989 – 29 January 1994 12 1722
United States Frankie Randall 29 January 1994 – 7 May 1994 0 114
Mexico Julio César Chávez 7 May 1994 – 7 June 1996 4 762
United States Oscar De La Hoya 7 June 1996 – 12 April 1997 (vacated) 1 309
Australia Kostya Tszyu
def. Miguel Ángel González
21 August 1999 – January 2004 (stripped) 7 1624
Canada Arturo Gatti
def. Gianluca Branco
24 January 2004 – 25 June 2005 2 518
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 25 June 2005 – 23 March 2006 (vacated) 0 271
United Kingdom Junior Witter
def. DeMarcus Corley
15 September 2006 – 10 May 2008 0 603
United States Devon Alexander 1 August 2009 – 29 January 2011 2 546
United States Timothy Bradley 29 January 2011 – 28 July 2011 (stripped) 2 180
Mexico Érik Morales
def. Pablo César Cano
17 September 2011 – 24 March 2012 0 189
United States Danny García 24 March 2012 – 11 June 2015 (stripped) 5 1174
Ukraine Viktor Postol
def. Lucas Matthysse
3 October 2015 – 23 July 2016 0 295
United States Terence Crawford 23 July 2016 – 26 October 2017 (vacated) 3 460
United States José Ramírez
def. Amir Imam
17 March 2018 – present 3 631

Lightweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz 14 February 1963 – 10 April 1965 3 786
Panama Ismael Laguna 10 April 1965 – 13 November 1965 0 217
Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz 13 November 1965 – 29 June 1968 5 959
Dominican Republic Carlos Cruz 29 June 1968 – 18 February 1969 1 234
United States Mando Ramos 18 February 1969 – 3 March 1970 1 378
Panama Ismael Laguna 3 March 1970 – 15 September 1970 (stripped) 1 234
United Kingdom Ken Buchanan
def. Rubén Navarro
12 February 1971 – 25 June 1971 (stripped) 0 133
Spain Pedro Carrasco
def. Mando Ramos
5 November 1971 – 18 February 1972 0 105
United States Mando Ramos 18 February 1972 – 15 September 1972 1 210
Mexico Chango Carmona 15 September 1972 – 10 November 1972 0 56
Mexico Rodolfo González 10 November 1972 – 11 April 1974 2 517
Japan Guts Ishimatsu 11 April 1974 – 8 May 1976 5 758
Puerto Rico Esteban de Jesús 8 May 1976 – 21 January 1978 3 713
Panama Roberto Durán 21 January 1978 – January 1979 (vacated) 0 365
United Kingdom Jim Watt
def. Alfredo Pitalua
17 April 1979 – 20 June 1981 4 795
Nicaragua Alexis Argüello 20 June 1981 – 1983 (vacated) 4 924
Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario
def. José Luis Ramírez
1 May 1983 – 3 November 1984 2 522
Mexico José Luis Ramírez 3 November 1984 – 10 August 1985 0 280
Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho 10 August 1985 – 1987 (vacated) 2 873
Mexico José Luis Ramírez
def. Terrence Alli
19 July 1987 – 29 October 1988 2 468
Mexico Julio César Chávez 29 October 1988 – 1989 (vacated) 0 428
United States Pernell Whitaker
def. José Luis Ramírez
20 August 1989 – 1992 (vacated) 6 1229
Mexico Miguel Ángel González
def. Wilfrido Rocha
24 August 1992 – 19 August 1995 (vacated) 10 1090
France Jean Baptiste Mendy
def. Lamar Murphy
20 April 1996 – 1 March 1997 0 315
United States Stevie Johnston 1 March 1997 – 13 June 1998 3 469
Mexico César Bazán 13 June 1998 – 27 February 1999 2 259
United States Stevie Johnston 27 February 1999 – 17 June 2000 4 476
Mexico José Luis Castillo 17 June 2000 – 20 April 2002 3 672
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 20 April 2002 – 22 May 2004 (vacated) 3 763
Mexico José Luis Castillo
def. Juan Lazcano
5 June 2004 – 7 May 2005 2 336
United States Diego Corrales 7 May 2005 – 7 October 2006 (stripped) 0 518
Cuba Joel Casamayor
def. Corrales, who was stripped
of his title
7 October 2006 – 1 February 2007 (stripped) 0 117
United States David Díaz
(Elevated from interim status)
1 February 2007 – 28 June 2008 1 513
Philippines Manny Pacquiao 28 June 2008 – 24 February 2009 (vacated) 1 241
Venezuela Edwin Valero
def. Antonio Pitalúa
4 April 2009 – 9 February 2010 (vacated) 2 311
Mexico Humberto Soto
def. David Díaz
13 March 2010 – 1 July 2011 (vacated) 4 475
Mexico Antonio DeMarco
def. Jorge Linares
15 October 2011 – 17 November 2012 2 399
United States Adrien Broner 17 November 2012 – 29 January 2014 (stripped) 1 438
United States Omar Figueroa Jr.
(Elevated from interim status)
29 January 2014 – 10 November 2014 (declared Champion in Recess) 2 285
Venezuela Jorge Linares
def. Javier Prieto
30 December 2014 – 22 February 2016 (declared Champion in Recess) 2 419
Montenegro Dejan Zlatičanin
def. Franklin Mamani
11 June 2016 – 28 January 2017 0 232
United States Mikey Garcia 28 January 2017 – 25 April 2019 (vacated) 1 812
Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko 31 August 2019 – 23 October 2019 (given "Franchise champion" belt) 0 99
United States Devin Haney (Elevated from interim status) 23 October 2019 – present 0 46
Ukraine Vasyl LomachenkoFranchise champion 23 October 2019 – present 0 46

Super featherweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Philippines Gabriel Elorde 16 February 1963 – 15 June 1967 5 1580
Japan Yoshiaki Numata 15 June 1967 – 14 December 1967 0 182
Japan Hiroshi Kobayashi 14 December 1967 – 18 January 1969 (stripped) 2 401
Philippines René Barrientos
def. Rubén Navarro
15 February 1969 – 5 April 1970 0 414
Japan Yoshiaki Numata 5 April 1970 – 10 October 1971 3 553
Mexico Ricardo Arredondo 10 October 1971 – 28 February 1974 5 872
Japan Kuniaki Shibata 28 February 1974 – 5 July 1975 3 492
Puerto Rico Alfredo Escalera 5 July 1975 – 28 January 1978 10 938
Nicaragua Alexis Argüello 28 January 1978 – 1980 (vacated) 8 1068
Mexico Rafael Limón
def. Idelfonso Bethelmy
11 December 1980 – 8 March 1981 0 87
Uganda Cornelius Boza-Edwards 8 March 1981 – 29 August 1981 1 174
Philippines Rolando Navarrete 29 August 1981 – 29 May 1982 1 273
Mexico Rafael Limón 29 May 1982 – 11 December 1982 1 196
United States Bobby Chacon 11 December 1982 – 1983 (stripped) 1 385
Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho
def. Rafael Limón
7 August 1983 – 1984 (vacated) 1 512
Mexico Julio César Chávez
def. Mario Martínez
13 September 1984 – 21 August 1987 (vacated) 9 1072
Ghana Azumah Nelson
def. Mario Martínez
29 February 1988 – 7 May 1994 10 2259
United States Jesse James Leija 7 May 1994 – 17 September 1994 0 133
Mexico Gabriel Ruelas 17 September 1994 – 1 December 1995 2 440
Ghana Azumah Nelson 1 December 1995 – 22 March 1997 1 477
United States Genaro Hernández 22 March 1997 – 3 October 1998 3 560
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 3 October 1998 – 20 April 2002 (vacated) 8 1295
Thailand Sirimongkol Singwangcha
def. Kengo Nagashima
24 August 2002 – 15 August 2003 1 356
Mexico Jesús Chávez 15 August 2003 – 28 February 2004 0 197
Mexico Érik Morales 28 February 2004 – 27 November 2004 1 273
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez 17 March 2007 – 15 March 2008 1 364
Philippines Manny Pacquiao 15 March 2008 – 16 July 2008 (vacated) 0 123
Mexico Humberto Soto
def. Francisco Lorenzo
20 December 2008 – 18 March 2010 (vacated) 3 453
Germany Vitali Tajbert
(Elevated from interim status)
17 March 2010 – 26 November 2010 2 254
Japan Takahiro Ao 26 November 2010 – 27 October 2012 3 701
Mexico Gamaliel Díaz 27 October 2012 – 8 April 2013 0 163
Japan Takashi Miura 8 April 2013 – 21 November 2015 4 957
Mexico Francisco Vargas 21 November 2015 – 28 January 2017 1 434
Mexico Miguel Berchelt 28 January 2017 – present 6 1044

Featherweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Mexico Sugar Ramos 21 March 1963 – 26 September 1964 3 555
Mexico Vicente Saldivar 26 September 1964 – October 1967 (retired) 7 1130
United Kingdom Howard Winstone
def. Mitsunori Seki
23 January 1968 – 24 July 1968 0 183
Spain José Legrá 24 July 1968 – 21 January 1969 0 181
Australia Johnny Famechon 21 January 1969 – 9 May 1970 2 473
Mexico Vicente Saldivar 9 May 1970 – 11 December 1970 0 216
Japan Kuniaki Shibata 11 December 1970 – 19 May 1972 2 525
Mexico Clemente Sánchez 19 May 1972 – 16 December 1972 (stripped) 0 211
Spain José Legrá
def. Sánchez, who was stripped
of his title.
16 December 1972 – 5 May 1973 0 140
Brazil Éder Jofre 5 May 1973 – 17 June 1974 (stripped) 1 408
United States Bobby Chacon
def. Alfredo Marcano
7 September 1974 – 20 June 1975 1 286
Mexico Rubén Olivares 20 June 1975 – 20 September 1975 0 92
Ghana David Kotei 20 September 1975 – 13 November 1976 2 420
United States Danny López 13 November 1976 – 2 February 1980 8 1176
Mexico Salvador Sánchez 2 February 1980 – 12 August 1982 (died) 9 922
Puerto Rico Juan Laporte
def. Mario Miranda
15 September 1982 – 31 March 1984 2 563
Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez 31 March 1984 – 8 December 1984 0 252
Ghana Azumah Nelson 8 December 1984 – 1988 (vacated) 6 1486
Australia Jeff Fenech
def. Victor Callejas
7 March 1988 – 1989 (vacated) 3 664
Mexico Marcos Villasana
def. Paul Hodkinson
2 June 1990 – 14 November 1991 3 499
United Kingdom Paul Hodkinson 14 November 1991 – 28 April 1993 3 531
Mexico Gregorio Vargas 28 April 1993 – 4 December 1993 0 220
United States Kevin Kelley 4 December 1993 – 7 January 1995 2 399
Mexico Alejandro González 7 January 1995 – 23 September 1995 2 259
Mexico Manuel Medina 23 September 1995 – 11 December 1995 0 79
Philippines Luisito Espinosa 11 December 1995 – 15 May 1999 7 1247
Mexico César Soto 15 May 1999 – 22 October 1999 0 160
United Kingdom Naseem Hamed 15 May 1999 – 2000 (vacated) 0 596
Mexico Guty Espadas Jr.
def. Luisito Espinosa
14 April 2000 – 17 February 2001 1 309
Mexico Érik Morales
def. by Marco Antonio Barrera,
who declined title
17 February 2001 – 22 June 2002 1 490
Mexico Érik Morales
def. Paulie Ayala
16 November 2002 – 2003 (vacated) 2 410
South Korea Chi In-jin
def. Michael Brodie
4 October 2003 – 29 January 2006 3 1170
Japan Takashi Koshimoto 29 January 2006 – 30 July 2006 0 182
Mexico Rodolfo López 30 July 2006 – 17 December 2006 0 140
South Korea Chi In-jin 17 December 2006 – 2007 (retired) 0 379
Venezuela Jorge Linares
def. Óscar Larios
21 July 2007 – 13 August 2008 (vacated) 1 389
Mexico Óscar Larios
(Elevated from Interim status)
13 August 2008 – 12 March 2009 2 211
Japan Takahiro Ao 12 March 2009 – 14 July 2009 0 124
Dominican Republic Elio Rojas 14 July 2009 – 25 August 2010 (vacated) 1 404
Japan Hozumi Hasegawa
def. Juan Carlos Burgos
14 July 2009 – 8 April 2011 0 633
Mexico Jhonny González 8 April 2011 – 14 September 2012 4 525
Mexico Daniel Ponce de León 14 September 2012 – 4 May 2013 0 232
Mexico Abner Mares 4 May 2013 – 24 August 2013 0 112
Mexico Jhonny González 24 August 2013 – 28 March 2015 2 581
United States Gary Russell Jr. 28 March 2015 – present 4 1716

Super bantamweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Panama Rigoberto Riasco 3 April 1976 – 9 October 1976 2 189
Japan Kazuo "Royal" Kobayashi 9 October 1976 – 24 November 1976 0 24
South Korea Yum Dong-kyun 24 November 1976 – 21 May 1977 1 178
Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez 21 May 1977 – April 1983 (vacated) 17 2171
United States Jaime Garza
def. Bobby Berna
15 June 1983 – 3 November 1984 1 507
United States Juan Meza 3 November 1984 – 18 August 1985 1 288
Mexico José "Lupe" Pintor 18 August 1985 – 18 January 1986 0 153
Thailand Samart Payakaroon 18 January 1986 – 8 May 1987 1 263
Australia Jeff Fenech 8 May 1987 – 1988 (vacated) 2 603
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza
def. Carlos Zárate
29 February 1988 – 23 April 1990 5 784
United States Paul Banke 23 April 1990 – 5 November 1990 1 196
Argentina Pedro Rubén Décima 5 November 1990 – 23 February 1991 0 110
Japan Kiyoshi Hatanaka 23 February 1991 – 24 June 1991 0 121
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza 24 June 1991 – 20 March 1992 2 270
France Thierry Jacob 20 March 1992 – 23 June 1992 0 95
United States Tracy Harris Patterson 23 June 1992 – 26 August 1994 4 794
Dominican Republic Hector Acero-Sanchez 26 August 1994 – 6 November 1995 2 437
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza 6 November 1995 – 6 September 1997 4 731
Mexico Érik Morales 6 September 1997 – 19 February 2000 (vacated) 9 1096
United States Willie Jorrín
def. Michael Brodie
9 September 2000 – 1 November 2002 (vacated) 2 783
Mexico Óscar Larios 1 November 2002 – 12 December 2005 7 1,137
Mexico Israel Vázquez 12 December 2005 – 3 March 2007 2 446
Mexico Rafael Márquez 3 March 2007 – 4 August 2007 0 154
Mexico Israel Vázquez 4 August 2007 – 18 December 2008 (stripped) 1 136
Japan Toshiaki Nishioka
(Elevated from Interim status)
18 December 2008 – 15 March 2012 (vacated) 7 1183
Mexico Abner Mares
def. Eric Morel
21 April 2012 – 31 January 2013 (vacated) 1 344
Mexico Victor Terrazas
def. Cristian Mijares
20 April 2013 – 24 August 2013 0 126
Mexico Léo Santa Cruz 24 August 2013 – 1 November 2015 (vacated) 4 799
Mexico Julio Ceja
(Elevated from Interim status)
1 November 2015 – 27 February 2016 0 118
Mexico Hugo Ruiz 27 February 2016 – 16 September 2016 0 202
Japan Hozumi Hasegawa 16 September 2016 – 9 December 2016 (retired) 0 84
Mexico Rey Vargas
def. Gavin McDonnell
25 February 2017 – present 5 1,016

Bantamweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Brazil Éder Jofre 14 February 1963 N/A 2
Japan Fighting Harada 18 May 1965 Nagoya, Japan 4
Australia Lionel Rose 27 February 1968 Tokyo, Japan 3
Mexico Rubén Olivares 22 August 1969 Inglewood, California, United States 2
Mexico Chucho Castillo 16 October 1970 Inglewood, California, United States 0
Mexico Rubén Olivares (2) 2 April 1971 Inglewood, California, United States 2
Mexico Rafael Herrera 19 March 1972 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Panama Enrique Pinder 29 July 1972 Panama City, Panama 0
Title stripped 5 January 1973 Pinder was stripped of the title for failing to defend it against the number one contender within six months of winning it.[22]
Mexico Rafael Herrera (2)
def. Rodolfo Martínez
14 April 1973 Monterrey, Mexico 2
Mexico Rodolfo Martínez 7 December 1974 Mérida, Mexico 3
Mexico Carlos Zárate 8 May 1976 Inglewood, California, United States 9
Mexico Lupe Pintor 3 June 1979 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 8
Title stripped 9 July 1983 Pintor was stripped of the title after failing to defend it in over a year.[23]
United States Alberto Dávila
def. Kiko Bejines
1 September 1983 Los Angeles, California, United States 1
Title vacated 1984
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza
def. Fred Jackson
4 May 1985 Oranjestad, Aruba 0
Colombia Miguel Lora 9 August 1985 Miami, Florida, United States 7
Mexico Raúl Pérez 29 October 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 7
United States Greg Richardson 25 February 1991 Inglewood, California, United States 1
Japan Joichiro Tatsuyoshi 19 September 1991 Moriguchi, Japan 0
Mexico Victor Rabanales 17 September 1992 Osaka, Japan 1
South Korea Byun Jung-il 28 March 1993 Gyeongju, South Korea 1
Japan Yasuei Yakushiji 23 December 1993 Nagoya, Japan 4
Republic of Ireland Wayne McCullough 30 July 1995 Nagoya, Japan 2
Title vacated January 1997
Thailand Sirimongkol Singwangcha
interim champion promoted
January 1997 N/A 3
Japan Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (2) 22 November 1997 Osaka, Japan 2
Thailand Veeraphol Sahaprom 29 December 1998 Osaka, Japan 14
Japan Hozumi Hasegawa 16 April 2005 Tokyo, Japan 10
Mexico Fernando Montiel 30 April 2010 Tokyo, Japan 1
Philippines Nonito Donaire 19 February 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title vacated 22 October 2011
Japan Shinsuke Yamanaka
def. Christian Esquivel
6 November 2011 Tokyo, Japan 12
Mexico Luis Nery 15 August 2017 Kyoto, Japan 0
Title stripped 28 February 2018 Nery was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his rematch against Shinsuke Yamanaka.[24]
France Nordine Oubaali
def. Rau'shee Warren
19 January 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2

Super flyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Venezuela Rafael Orono
def. Lee Seung-hoon
2 February 1980 Caracas, Venezuela 3
South Korea Kim Chul-ho 24 January 1981 San Cristóbal, Venezuela 5
Venezuela Rafael Orono (2) 28 November 1982 Seoul, South Korea 3
Thailand Payao Poontarat 27 November 1983 Pattaya, Thailand 1
Japan Jiro Watanabe 5 July 1984 Osaka, Japan 4
Mexico Gilberto Román 30 March 1986 Itami, Japan 6
Argentina Santos Laciar 16 May 1987 Reims, France 0
Colombia Sugar Baby Rojas 8 August 1987 Miami, Florida, United States 1
Mexico Gilberto Román (2) 8 April 1988 Miami Beach, Florida, United States 5
Ghana Nana Konadu 7 November 1989 Mexico City, Mexico 0
South Korea Moon Sung-kil 20 January 1990 Seoul, South Korea 9
Mexico José Luis Bueno 13 November 1993 Pohang, South Korea 0
Japan Hiroshi Kawashima 4 May 1994 Yokohama, Japan 6
Philippines Gerry Peñalosa 20 February 1997 Tokyo, Japan 3
South Korea Cho In-joo 29 August 1998 Seoul, South Korea 5
North Korea Masamori Tokuyama 27 August 2000 Osaka, Japan 8
Japan Katsushige Kawashima 28 June 2004 Yokohama, Japan 2
North Korea Masamori Tokuyama (2) 18 July 2005 Osaka, Japan 1
Title vacated 6 December 2006 Tokuyama vacated the title and announced his retirement.[25]
Mexico Cristian Mijares
interim champion promoted
6 December 2006 N/A 7
Armenia Vic Darchinyan 1 November 2008 Carson, California 3
Title vacated 3 August 2010
Mexico Tomás Rojas
def. Kohei Kono
20 September 2010 Saitama, Japan 2
Thailand Suriyan Sor Rungvisai 19 August 2011 Sisaket, Thailand 1
Japan Yota Sato 27 March 2012 Tokyo, Japan 2
Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 3 May 2013 Sisaket, Thailand 1
Mexico Carlos Cuadras 31 May 2014 Mexico City, Mexico 6
Nicaragua Román González 10 September 2016 Inglewood, California, United States 0
Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (2) 18 March 2017 New York City, New York, United States 3
Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada 26 April 2019 Inglewood, California, United States 1

Flyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Thailand Pone Kingpetch 14 February 1963 N/A 0
Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara 18 September 1963 Tokyo, Japan 0
Thailand Pone Kingpetch (2) 23 January 1964 Bangkok, Thailand 0
Italy Salvatore Burruni 23 April 1965 Rome, Italy 0
Title stripped 19 November 1965 Burruni was stripped of the title for failing to defend it against Hiroyuki Ebihara.[26]
Argentina Horacio Accavallo
def. Katsuyoshi Takayama
1 March 1966 Tokyo, Japan 3
Title vacated 2 October 1968 Accavallo retired after withdrawing from a title defense against Jose Severino.[27]
Thailand Chartchai Chionoi
def. Bernabe Villacampo
10 November 1968 Bangkok, Thailand 0
Mexico Efren Torres 23 February 1969 Mexico City, Mexico 1
Thailand Chartchai Chionoi (2) 20 March 1970 Bangkok, Thailand 0
Philippines Erbito Salavarria 7 December 1970 Bangkok, Thailand 2
Title stripped 29 December 1971 Salavarria was stripped of the title after a liquid he drank between rounds during his 20 November 1971 bout against Betulio González tested positive for amphetamine.[28]
Venezuela Betulio González
awarded championship
29 December 1971 Caracas, Venezuela 1
Thailand Venice Borkhorsor 29 September 1972 Bangkok, Thailand 1
Title vacated 11 July 1973 Borkhorsor vacated the title to move up to bantamweight.[29]
Venezuela Betulio González (2)
def. Miguel Canto
4 August 1973 Maracaibo, Venezuela 2
Japan Shoji Oguma 1 October 1974 Tokyo, Japan 0
Mexico Miguel Canto 8 January 1975 Sendai, Japan 14
South Korea Park Chan-hee 18 March 1979 Busan, South Korea 5
Japan Shoji Oguma (2) 18 May 1980 Seoul, South Korea 3
Mexico Antonio Avelar 12 May 1981 Mito, Japan 1
Colombia Prudencio Cardona 20 March 1982 Tampico, Mexico 0
Mexico Freddy Castillo 24 July 1982 Mérida, Mexico 0
Dominican Republic Eleoncio Mercedes 6 November 1982 Los Angeles, California, United States 0
United Kingdom Charlie Magri 15 March 1983 London, England, United Kingdom 0
Philippines Frank Cedeno 27 September 1983 London, England, United Kingdom 0
Japan Kōji Kobayashi 18 January 1984 Tokyo, Japan 0
Mexico Gabriel Bernal 9 April 1984 Tokyo, Japan 1
Thailand Sot Chitalada 8 October 1984 Bangkok, Thailand 6
South Korea Kim Yong-kang 24 July 1988 Pohang, South Korea 2
Thailand Sot Chitalada (2) 3 June 1989 Trang, Thailand 4
Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem 15 February 1991 Ayutthaya, Thailand 3
Russia Yuri Arbachakov 23 June 1992 Tokyo, Japan 9
Thailand Chatchai Sasakul 12 November 1997 Sapporo, Japan 4
Philippines Manny Pacquiao 4 December 1998 Bangkok, Thailand 1
Title stripped 16 September 1999 Pacquiao was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his bout against Medgoen 3K-Battery.[30]
Thailand Medgoen 3K-Battery
def. Manny Pacquiao
17 September 1999 Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand 1
Philippines Malcolm Tuñacao 19 May 2000 Udon Thani, Thailand 1
Thailand Pongsaklek Wonjongkam 2 March 2001 Phichit, Thailand 17
Japan Daisuke Naito 18 July 2007 Tokyo, Japan 5
Japan Kōki Kameda 29 November 2009 Saitama, Japan 0
Thailand Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (2) 27 March 2010 Tokyo, Japan 4
Philippines Sonny Boy Jaro 2 March 2012 Chonburi, Thailand 0
Japan Toshiyuki Igarashi 16 July 2012 Saitama, Japan 1
Japan Akira Yaegashi 8 April 2013 Tokyo, Japan 3
Nicaragua Román González 5 September 2014 Tokyo, Japan 4
Title vacated 29 September 2016 González vacated the title after moving up in weight and winning the WBC super flyweight world championship against Carlos Cuadras on 10 September 2016.[31]
Mexico Juan Hernández Navarrete
def. Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai
4 March 2017 Bangkok, Thailand 0
Japan Daigo Higa 20 May 2017 Tokyo, Japan 2
Title stripped 14 April 2018 Higa was stripped of the title for failing to make weight the day before his bout against Cristofer Rosales.[32]
Nicaragua Cristofer Rosales
def. Daigo Higa
15 April 2018 Yokohama, Japan 1
United Kingdom Charlie Edwards 22 December 2018 London, England, United Kingdom 1
Title vacated 5 October 2019 Edwards vacated over concerns of not being able to make weight

Light flyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Italy Franco Udella
def. Valentin Martinez
4 April 1975 Milan, Italy 1
Title stripped August 1975 Udella was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a 12 September bout against Rafael Lovera due to a fever.[33]
Venezuela Luis Estaba
def. Rafael Lovera
13 September 1975 Caracas, Venezuela 11
Mexico Freddy Castillo 19 February 1978 Caracas, Venezuela 0
Thailand Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh 6 May 1978 Bangkok, Thailand 1
South Korea Kim Sung-jun 30 September 1978 Seoul, South Korea 3
Japan Shigeo Nakajima 3 January 1980 Tokyo, Japan 0
Panama Hilario Zapata 24 March 1980 Tokyo, Japan 8
Mexico Amado Ursua 6 February 1982 Panama City, Panama 0
Japan Tadashi Tomori 13 April 1982 Tokyo, Japan 0
Panama Hilario Zapata (2) 20 July 1982 Kanazawa, Japan 2
South Korea Chang Jung-koo 26 March 1983 Daejeon, South Korea 15
Title vacated 1988
Mexico Germán Torres
def. Kang Soon-Jung
11 December 1988 Gimhae, South Korea 0
South Korea Lee Yul-woo 19 March 1989 Daejeon, South Korea 0
Mexico Humberto González 25 June 1989 Chongju, South Korea 5
Philippines Rolando Pascua 19 December 1990 Inglewood, California, United States 0
Mexico Melchor Cob Castro 25 March 1991 Inglewood, California, United States 0
Mexico Humberto González (2) 3 June 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 4
United States Michael Carbajal 13 March 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Mexico Humberto González (3) 19 February 1994 Inglewood, California, United States 3
Thailand Saman Sorjaturong 15 July 1995 Inglewood, California, United States 10
South Korea Choi Yo-sam 17 October 1999 Seoul, South Korea 3
Mexico Jorge Arce 6 July 2002 Seoul, South Korea 7
Title vacated 18 December 2004
Mexico Eric Ortiz
def. José Antonio Aguirre
11 March 2005 Mexico City, Mexico 0
United States Brian Viloria 10 September 2005 Los Angeles, California, United States 1
Mexico Omar Niño 10 August 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title stripped 1 February 2007 Niño was stripped of his title after testing positive for methamphetamine following his 18 November 2006 bout against Brian Viloria.[34]
Mexico Édgar Sosa
def. Brian Viloria
14 April 2007 San Antonio, Texas, United States 10
Philippines Rodel Mayol 21 November 2009 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico 1
Mexico Omar Niño (2) 19 June 2010 San Juan del Río, Mexico 0
Mexico Gilberto Keb Baas 6 November 2010 Mérida, Mexico 1
Mexico Adrián Hernández 30 April 2011 Texcoco, Mexico 1
Thailand Kompayak Porpramook 23 December 2011 Bangkok, Thailand 1
Mexico Adrián Hernández (2) 6 October 2012 Toluca, Mexico 4
Japan Naoya Inoue 6 April 2014 Tokyo, Japan 1
Title vacated 3 November 2014
Mexico Pedro Guevara
def. Akira Yaegashi
30 December 2014 Tokyo, Japan 2
Japan Yu Kimura 28 November 2015 Sendai, Japan 0
Mexico Ganigan López 4 March 2016 Kyoto, Japan 1
Japan Ken Shiro 20 May 2017 Tokyo, Japan 6

Minimumweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Japan Hiroki Ioka
def. Mai Thomburifarm
18 October 1987 Osaka, Japan 2
Thailand Napa Kiatwanchai 13 November 1988 Osaka, Japan 2
South Korea Choi Jum-hwan 12 November 1989 Seoul, South Korea 0
Japan Hideyuki Ohashi 7 February 1990 Tokyo, Japan 1
Mexico Ricardo López 25 October 1990 Tokyo, Japan 21
Title stripped September 1999
Thailand Wandee Singwangcha
interim champion promoted
September 1999 N/A 0
Mexico José Antonio Aguirre 11 February 2000 Samut Sakhon, Thailand 7
Thailand Eagle Den Junlaphan 10 January 2004 Tokyo, Japan 1
Mexico Isaac Bustos 18 December 2004 Tokyo, Japan 0
Japan Katsunari Takayama 4 April 2005 Osaka, Japan 0
Thailand Eagle Den Junlaphan (2) 6 August 2005 Tokyo, Japan 4
Thailand Oleydong Sithsamerchai 29 November 2007 Bangkok, Thailand 6
Japan Kazuto Ioka 11 February 2011 Kobe, Japan 3
Title vacated 1 July 2012 Ioka, the unified WBC/WBA minimumweight world champion, vacated the title because both sanctioning bodies were requiring him to make different mandatory defenses of his titles.[35]
China Xiong Chaozhong
def. Javier Martínez Resendiz
24 November 2012 Kunming, China 2
Mexico Oswaldo Novoa 5 February 2014 Haikou, China 1
Thailand Wanheng Menayothin 6 November 2014 Chonburi, Thailand 12

See also

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