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List of WBC World Champions

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 9

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 W?odarczyk
def. Giacobbe Fragomeni
15 May 2010 ?ód?, 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 August 10, 1963 - December 7, 1963 0 119
United States Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 - October 21, 1965 1 182
Nigeria Dick Tiger October 21, 1965 - April 25, 1966 0 186
United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 - April 17, 1967 2 357
Italy Nino Benvenuti March 4, 1968 - November 7, 1970 4 978
Argentina Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 - February 9, 1974 (stripped) 9 1190
Colombia Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe May 25, 1974 - June 26, 1976 4 763
Argentina Carlos Monzón June 26, 1976 - August 1977 (retired) 1 376
Colombia Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe November 5, 1977 - April 22, 1978 0 168
Argentina Hugo Corro April 22, 1978 - June 30, 1979 2 434
Italy Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 - March 16, 1980 1 260
United Kingdom Alan Minter March 16, 1980 - September 27, 1980 1 195
United States Marvelous Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 - April 6, 1987 12 2474
United States Sugar Ray Leonard April 6, 1987 - May 27, 1987 (retired) 0 51
United States Thomas Hearns def. Juan Roldán October 29, 1987 - June 6, 1988 0 253
United States Iran Barkley June 6, 1988 - February 24, 1989 0 263
Panama Roberto Durán February 24, 1989 - December 1989 (vacated) 0 310
United States Virgin Islands Julian Jackson def. Herol Graham November 24, 1990 - May 8, 1993 4 896
United States Gerald McClellan May 8, 1993 - May 7, 1994 (vacated) 3 364
United States Virgin Islands Julian Jackson def. Agostino Cardamone March 17, 1995 - August 19, 1995 0 155
United States Quincy Taylor August 19, 1995 - March 16, 1996 0 211
United States Keith Holmes March 16, 1996 - May 2, 1998 2 716
France Hacine Cherifi May 2, 1998 - April 24, 1999 0 357
United States Keith Holmes April 24, 1999 - April 14, 2001 2 721
United States Bernard Hopkins April 14, 2001 - July 16, 2005 7 1554
United States Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 - September 29, 2007 4 805
United States Kelly Pavlik September 29, 2007 - April 17, 2010 3 931
Argentina Sergio Martínez April 17, 2010 - January 17, 2011 (stripped) 1 214
Germany Sebastian Zbik (Elevated from interim status) January 17, 2011 - June 4, 2011 0 138
Mexico Julio César Chávez Jr. June 4, 2011 - September 15, 2012 3 469
Argentina Sergio Martínez September 15, 2012 - June 7, 2014 1 630
Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto June 7, 2014 - November 17, 2015 (stripped) 1 528
Mexico Canelo Álvarez (def. Miguel Cotto) November 21, 2015 - May 18, 2016 (vacated) 1 179
Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin (Elevated from interim status) May 18, 2016 - September 15, 2018 4 850
Mexico Canelo Álvarez September 15, 2018 - June 26, 2019 (elevated to "Franchise Champion") 1 284
United States Jermall Charlo (Elevated from interim status) June 26, 2019 - present 1 138
Mexico Saúl ÁlvarezFranchise champion June 26, 2019 - current 0 138

Super welterweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
United States Denny Moyer February 19, 1963 - April 29, 1963 0 69
United States Ralph Dupas April 29, 1963 - September 7, 1963 1 131
Italy Sandro Mazzinghi September 7, 1963 - June 18, 1965 3 650
Italy Nino Benvenuti June 18, 1965 - June 25, 1966 1 7
South Korea Kim Ki-soo June 25, 1966 - May 26, 1968 2 700
Italy Sandro Mazzinghi May 26, 1968 - November 1968 (stripped) 1 188
United States Freddie Little
def. Stanley Hayward
March 17, 1969 - July 9, 1970 2 479
Italy Carmelo Bossi July 9, 1970 - October 31, 1971 1 479
Japan Koichi Wajima October 31, 1971 - June 4, 1974 6 947
United States Oscar Albarado June 4, 1974 - January 21, 1975 1 231
Japan Koichi Wajima January 21, 1975 - April 1975 (stripped) 0 99
Brazil Miguel de Oliveira
def. José Durán
May 7, 1975 - November 13, 1975 0 190
The Bahamas Elisha Obed November 13, 1975 - June 18, 1976 2 218
Germany Eckhard Dagge June 18, 1976 - August 6, 1977 2 414
Italy Rocky Mattioli August 6, 1977 - March 4, 1979 2 575
United Kingdom Maurice Hope March 4, 1979 - May 23, 1981 3 811
Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez May 23, 1981 - December 3, 1982 2 559
United States Thomas Hearns December 3, 1982 - 1986 (vacated) 4 1489
United States Duane Thomas
def. John Mugabi
December 5, 1986 - July 12, 1987 0 219
Mexico Lupe Aquino July 12, 1987 - October 2, 1987 0 82
Italy Gianfranco Rosi October 2, 1987 - July 8, 1988 1 280
United States Donald Curry July 8, 1988 - February 11, 1989 0 218
France René Jacquot February 11, 1989 - July 8, 1989 0 147
Uganda John Mugabi July 8, 1989 - March 31, 1990 0 266
United States Terry Norris March 31, 1990 - December 18, 1993 10 1358
Jamaica Simon Brown December 18, 1993 - May 7, 1994 1 140
United States Terry Norris May 7, 1994 - November 12, 1994 0 189
Dominican Republic Luis Santana November 12, 1994 - August 19, 1995 1 280
United States Terry Norris August 19, 1995 - December 6, 1997 6 841
United States Keith Mullings December 6, 1997 - January 29, 1999 1 420
Spain Javier Castillejo January 29, 1999 - June 23, 2001 5 726
United States Oscar De La Hoya June 28, 2001 - September 13, 2003 2 810
United States Shane Mosley September 13, 2003 - March 13, 2004 0 183
United States Winky Wright March 13, 2004 - May 2005 (vacated) 1 445
Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga
def. Michele Piccirillo
August 13, 2005 - May 6, 2006 0 267
United States Oscar De La Hoya May 6, 2006 - May 5, 2007 0 365
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. May 5, 2007 - July 4, 2007 (vacated) 0 61
United States Vernon Forrest
def. Carlos Baldomir
July 28, 2007 - June 7, 2008 1 316
United States Sergio Mora June 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008 0 99
United States Vernon Forrest September 13, 2008 - May 21, 2009 (stripped) 0 251
Argentina Sergio Martínez
(Elevated from Interim status)
May 21, 2009 - June 17, 2010 (vacated) 0 393
Philippines Manny Pacquiao
def. Antonio Margarito
November 14, 2010 - February 8, 2011 (vacated) 0 87
Mexico Canelo Álvarez
def. Matthew Hatton
March 5, 2011 - September 14, 2013 6 925
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. September 14, 2013 - November 2, 2015 (status changed to Emeritus Champion) 1 780
United States Jermell Charlo
def. John Jackson
May 21, 2016 - December 22, 2018 3 945
United States Tony Harrison December 22, 2018 - present 0 324

Welterweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith December 8, 1962 - March 21, 1963 0 103
Cuba Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 1963 - June 8, 1963 0 79
United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith June 8, 1963 - April 25, 1966 (vacated) 4 1052
United States Curtis Cokes
def. Jean Josselin
Nov 28, 1966 - April 18, 1969 4 968
Cuba José Nápoles April 18, 1969 - December 3, 1970 3 594
United States Billy Backus December 3, 1970 - June 4, 1971 0 183
Cuba José Nápoles June 4, 1971 - December 6, 1975 10 1646
United Kingdom John H. Stracey December 6, 1975 - June 22, 1976 1 199
Mexico Carlos Palomino June 22, 1976 - January 14, 1979 7 936
Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez January 14, 1979 - November 30, 1979 1 320
United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 30, 1979 - June 20, 1980 1 203
Panama Roberto Durán June 20, 1980 - November 25, 1980 0 158
United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 25, 1980 - November 9, 1982 (retired) 3 714
United States Milton McCrory
def. Colin Jones
August 13, 1983 - December 6, 1985 4 845
United States Donald Curry December 6, 1985 - September 27, 1986 0 295
United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 - October 28, 1987 3 396
Mexico Jorge Vaca October 28, 1987 - March 29, 1988 0 153
United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan March 29, 1988 - February 4, 1989 1 313
United States Marlon Starling February 4, 1989 - August 19, 1990 1 561
United States Maurice Blocker August 19, 1990 - March 18, 1991 0 211
Jamaica Simon Brown March 18, 1991 - November 29, 1991 0 256
United States Buddy McGirt November 29, 1991 - March 6, 1993 2 463
United States Pernell Whitaker March 6, 1993 - April 12, 1997 8 1498
United States Oscar De La Hoya April 12, 1997 - September 18, 1999 7 889
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad September 18, 1999 - March 3, 2000 (vacated) 0 167
United States Shane Mosley June 17, 2000 - January 26, 2002 3 588
United States Vernon Forrest January 26, 2002 - January 25, 2003 1 364
Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga January 25, 2003 - December 13, 2003 1 322
United States Cory Spinks December 13, 2003 - February 5, 2005 2 420
United States Zab Judah February 5, 2005 - January 7, 2006 1 336
Argentina Carlos Baldomir January 7, 2006 - November 4, 2006 1 301
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. November 4, 2006 - June 6, 2008 (vacated) 1 580
United States Andre Berto
def. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
June 21, 2008 - April 16, 2011 5 1029
United States Victor Ortiz April 16, 2011 - September 17, 2011 0 154
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. September 17, 2011 - November 2, 2015 (status changed to Emeritus Champion) 5 1507
United States Danny García
def. Robert Guerrero
January 23, 2016 - March 4, 2017 0 407
United States Keith Thurman March 4, 2017 - April 24, 2018 (vacated) 0 416
United States Shawn Porter
def. Danny Garcia
September 8, 2018 - September 28, 2019 1 385
United States Errol Spence Jr. September 28, 2019 - Present 0 44

Super lightweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
United States Eddie Perkins June 15, 1963 - January 18, 1965 2 583
Venezuela Carlos "Morocho" Hernández January 18, 1965 - April 29, 1966 2 466
Italy Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 - April 30, 1967 1 366
Japan Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 - 1968 (stripped) 1 611
Philippines Pedro Adigue
def. Adolph Pruitt
December 14, 1968 - January 31, 1970 0 413
Italy Bruno Arcari January 31, 1970 - February 1974 (vacated) 9 1175
Spain Perico Fernandez
def. Lion Furuyama
September 21, 1974 - July 15, 1975 1 267
Thailand Saensak Muangsurin July 15, 1975 - June 30, 1976 1 583
Spain Miguel Velasquez June 30, 1976 - October 29, 1976 0 381
Thailand Saensak Muangsurin October 29, 1976 - December 30, 1978 7 792
South Korea Kim Sang-hyun December 30, 1978 - February 23, 1980 2 420
United States Saoul Mamby February 23, 1980 - June 26, 1982 5 854
United States Leroy Haley June 26, 1982 - May 18, 1983 2 326
United States Bruce Curry May 18, 1983 - January 29, 1984 2 256
United States Billy Costello January 29, 1984 - August 21, 1985 3 570
United States Lonnie Smith August 21, 1985 - May 5, 1986 0 257
Mexico René Arredondo May 5, 1986 - July 24, 1986 0 83
Japan Tsuyoshi Hamada July 24, 1986 - July 22, 1987 1 363
Mexico René Arredondo July 22, 1987 - November 12, 1987 0 113
United States Roger Mayweather July 22, 1987 - November 12, 1987 4 113
Mexico Julio César Chávez May 13, 1989 - January 29, 1994 12 1722
United States Frankie Randall January 29, 1994 - May 7, 1994 0 114
Mexico Julio César Chávez May 7, 1994 - June 7, 1996 4 762
United States Oscar De La Hoya June 7, 1996 - April 12, 1997 (vacated) 1 309
Australia Kostya Tszyu
def. Miguel Ángel González
August 21, 1999 - January 2004 (stripped) 7 1624
Canada Arturo Gatti
def. Gianluca Branco
January 24, 2004 - June 25, 2005 2 518
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. June 25, 2005 - March 23, 2006 (vacated) 0 271
United Kingdom Junior Witter
def. DeMarcus Corley
September 15, 2006 - May 10, 2008 0 603
United States Devon Alexander August 1, 2009 - January 29, 2011 2 546
United States Timothy Bradley January 29, 2011 - July 28, 2011 (stripped) 2 180
Mexico Érik Morales
def. Pablo César Cano
September 17, 2011 - March 24, 2012 0 189
United States Danny García March 24, 2012 - June 11, 2015 (stripped) 5 1174
Ukraine Viktor Postol
def. Lucas Matthysse
October 3, 2015 - July 23, 2016 0 295
United States Terence Crawford July 23, 2016 - October 26, 2017 (vacated) 3 460
United States José Ramírez
def. Amir Imam
March 17, 2018 - present 3 604

Lightweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz February 14, 1963 - April 10, 1965 3 786
Panama Ismael Laguna April 10, 1965 - November 13, 1965 0 217
Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz November 13, 1965 - June 29, 1968 5 959
Dominican Republic Carlos Cruz June 29, 1968 - February 18, 1969 1 234
United States Mando Ramos February 18, 1969 - March 3, 1970 1 378
Panama Ismael Laguna March 3, 1970 - September 15, 1970 (stripped) 1 234
United Kingdom Ken Buchanan
def. Rubén Navarro
February 12, 1971 - June 25, 1971 (stripped) 0 133
Spain Pedro Carrasco
def. Mando Ramos
November 5, 1971 - February 18, 1972 0 105
United States Mando Ramos February 18, 1972 - September 15, 1972 1 210
Mexico Chango Carmona September 15, 1972 - November 10, 1972 0 56
Mexico Rodolfo González November 10, 1972 - April 11, 1974 2 517
Japan Guts Ishimatsu April 11, 1974 - May 8, 1976 5 758
Puerto Rico Esteban de Jesús May 8, 1976 - January 21, 1978 3 713
Panama Roberto Durán January 21, 1978 - January 1979 (vacated) 0 365
United Kingdom Jim Watt
def. Alfredo Pitalua
April 17, 1979 - June 20, 1981 4 795
Nicaragua Alexis Argüello June 20, 1981 - 1983 (vacated) 4 924
Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario
def. José Luis Ramírez
May 1, 1983 - November 3, 1984 2 522
Mexico José Luis Ramírez November 3, 1984 - August 10, 1985 0 280
Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho August 10, 1985 - 1987 (vacated) 2 873
Mexico José Luis Ramírez
def. Terrence Alli
July 19, 1987 - October 29, 1988 2 468
Mexico Julio César Chávez October 29, 1988 - 1989 (vacated) 0 428
United States Pernell Whitaker
def. José Luis Ramírez
August 20, 1989 - 1992 (vacated) 6 1229
Mexico Miguel Ángel González
def. Wilfrido Rocha
August 24, 1992 - August 19, 1995 (vacated) 10 1090
France Jean Baptiste Mendy
def. Lamar Murphy
April 20, 1996 - March 1, 1997 0 315
United States Stevie Johnston March 1, 1997 - June 13, 1998 3 469
Mexico César Bazán June 13, 1998 - February 27, 1999 2 259
United States Stevie Johnston February 27, 1999 - June 17, 2000 4 476
Mexico José Luis Castillo June 17, 2000 - April 20, 2002 3 672
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. April 20, 2002 - May 22, 2004 (vacated) 3 763
Mexico José Luis Castillo
def. Juan Lazcano
June 5, 2004 - May 7, 2005 2 336
United States Diego Corrales May 7, 2005 - October 7, 2006 (stripped) 0 518
Cuba Joel Casamayor
def. Corrales, who was stripped
of his title
October 7, 2006 - February 1, 2007 (stripped) 0 117
United States David Díaz
(Elevated from interim status)
February 1, 2007 - June 28, 2008 1 513
Philippines Manny Pacquiao June 28, 2008 - February 24, 2009 (vacated) 1 241
Venezuela Edwin Valero
def. Antonio Pitalúa
April 4, 2009 - February 9, 2010 (vacated) 2 311
Mexico Humberto Soto
def. David Díaz
March 13, 2010 - July 1, 2011 (vacated) 4 475
Mexico Antonio DeMarco
def. Jorge Linares
October 15, 2011 - November 17, 2012 2 399
United States Adrien Broner November 17, 2012 - January 29, 2014 (stripped) 1 438
United States Omar Figueroa Jr.
(Elevated from interim status)
January 29, 2014 - November 10, 2014 (declared Champion in Recess) 2 285
Venezuela Jorge Linares
def. Javier Prieto
December 30, 2014 - February 22, 2016 (declared Champion in Recess) 2 419
Montenegro Dejan Zlati?anin
def. Franklin Mamani
June 11, 2016 - January 28, 2017 0 232
United States Mikey Garcia January 28, 2017 - April 25, 2019 (vacated) 1 812
Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko August 31, 2019 - present 0 72
United States Devin Haney (Elevated from interim status) October 23, 2019 - present 0 19
Ukraine Vasyl LomachenkoFranchise champion October 23, 2019 - current 0 19

Super featherweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Philippines Gabriel Elorde February 16, 1963 - June 15, 1967 5 1580
Japan Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 - December 14, 1967 0 182
Japan Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967 - January 18, 1969 (stripped) 2 401
Philippines René Barrientos
def. Rubén Navarro
February 15, 1969 - April 5, 1970 0 414
Japan Yoshiaki Numata April 5, 1970 - October 10, 1971 3 553
Mexico Ricardo Arredondo October 10, 1971 - February 28, 1974 5 872
Japan Kuniaki Shibata February 28, 1974 - July 5, 1975 3 492
Puerto Rico Alfredo Escalera July 5, 1975 - January 28, 1978 10 938
Nicaragua Alexis Argüello January 28, 1978 - 1980 (vacated) 8 1068
Mexico Rafael Limón
def. Idelfonso Bethelmy
December 11, 1980 - March 8, 1981 0 87
Uganda Cornelius Boza-Edwards March 8, 1981 - August 29, 1981 1 174
Philippines Rolando Navarrete August 29, 1981 - May 29, 1982 1 273
Mexico Rafael Limón May 29, 1982 - December 11, 1982 1 196
United States Bobby Chacon December 11, 1982 - 1983 (stripped) 1 385
Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho
def. Rafael Limón
August 7, 1983 - 1984 (vacated) 1 512
Mexico Julio César Chávez
def. Mario Martínez
September 13, 1984 - August 21, 1987 (vacated) 9 1072
Ghana Azumah Nelson
def. Mario Martínez
February 29, 1988 - May 7, 1994 10 2259
United States Jesse James Leija May 7, 1994 - September 17, 1994 0 133
Mexico Gabriel Ruelas September 17, 1994 - December 1, 1995 2 440
Ghana Azumah Nelson December 1, 1995 - March 22, 1997 1 477
United States Genaro Hernández March 22, 1997 - October 3, 1998 3 560
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. October 3, 1998 - April 20, 2002 (vacated) 8 1295
Thailand Sirimongkol Singwangcha
def. Kengo Nagashima
August 24, 2002 - August 15, 2003 1 356
Mexico Jesús Chávez August 15, 2003 - February 28, 2004 0 197
Mexico Érik Morales February 28, 2004 - November 27, 2004 1 273
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez March 17, 2007 - March 15, 2008 1 364
Philippines Manny Pacquiao March 15, 2008 - July 16, 2008 (vacated) 0 123
Mexico Humberto Soto
def. Francisco Lorenzo
December 20, 2008 - March 18, 2010 (vacated) 3 453
Germany Vitali Tajbert
(Elevated from interim status)
March 17, 2010 - November 26, 2010 2 254
Japan Takahiro Ao November 26, 2010 - October 27, 2012 3 701
Mexico Gamaliel Díaz October 27, 2012 - April 8, 2013 0 163
Japan Takashi Miura April 8, 2013 - November 21, 2015 4 957
Mexico Francisco Vargas November 21, 2015 - January 28, 2017 1 434
Mexico Miguel Berchelt January 28, 2017 - present 6 1017

Featherweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Mexico Sugar Ramos March 21, 1963 - September 26, 1964 3 555
Mexico Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 - October 1967 (retired) 7 1130
United Kingdom Howard Winstone
def. Mitsunori Seki
January 23, 1968 - July 24, 1968 0 183
Spain José Legrá July 24, 1968 - January 21, 1969 0 181
Australia Johnny Famechon January 21, 1969 - May 9, 1970 2 473
Mexico Vicente Saldivar May 9, 1970 - December 11, 1970 0 216
Japan Kuniaki Shibata December 11, 1970 - May 19, 1972 2 525
Mexico Clemente Sánchez May 19, 1972 - December 16, 1972 (stripped) 0 211
Spain José Legrá
def. Sánchez, who was stripped
of his title.
December 16, 1972 - May 5, 1973 0 140
Brazil Éder Jofre May 5, 1973 - June 17, 1974 (stripped) 1 408
United States Bobby Chacon
def. Alfredo Marcano
September 7, 1974 - June 20, 1975 1 286
Mexico Rubén Olivares June 20, 1975 - September 20, 1975 0 92
Ghana David Kotei September 20, 1975 - November 13, 1976 2 420
United States Danny López November 13, 1976 - February 2, 1980 8 1176
Mexico Salvador Sánchez February 2, 1980 - August 12, 1982 (died) 9 922
Puerto Rico Juan Laporte
def. Mario Miranda
September 15, 1982 - March 31, 1984 2 563
Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez March 31, 1984 - December 8, 1984 0 252
Ghana Azumah Nelson December 8, 1984 - 1988 (vacated) 6 1486
Australia Jeff Fenech
def. Victor Callejas
March 7, 1988 - 1989 (vacated) 3 664
Mexico Marcos Villasana
def. Paul Hodkinson
June 2, 1990 - November 14, 1991 3 499
United Kingdom Paul Hodkinson November 14, 1991 - April 28, 1993 3 531
Mexico Gregorio Vargas April 28, 1993 - December 4, 1993 0 220
United States Kevin Kelley December 4, 1993 - January 7, 1995 2 399
Mexico Alejandro González January 7, 1995 - September 23, 1995 2 259
Mexico Manuel Medina September 23, 1995 - December 11, 1995 0 79
Philippines Luisito Espinosa December 11, 1995 - May 15, 1999 7 1247
Mexico César Soto May 15, 1999 - October 22, 1999 0 160
United Kingdom Naseem Hamed May 15, 1999 - 2000 (vacated) 0 596
Mexico Guty Espadas Jr.
def. Luisito Espinosa
April 14, 2000 - February 17, 2001 1 309
Mexico Érik Morales
def. by Marco Antonio Barrera,
who declined title
February 17, 2001 - June 22, 2002 1 490
Mexico Érik Morales
def. Paulie Ayala
November 16, 2002 - 2003 (vacated) 2 410
South Korea Chi In-jin
def. Michael Brodie
October 4, 2003 - January 29, 2006 3 1170
Japan Takashi Koshimoto January 29, 2006 - July 30, 2006 0 182
Mexico Rodolfo López July 30, 2006 - December 17, 2006 0 140
South Korea Chi In-jin December 17, 2006 - 2007 (retired) 0 379
Venezuela Jorge Linares
def. Óscar Larios
July 21, 2007 - August 13, 2008 (vacated) 1 389
Mexico Óscar Larios
(Elevated from Interim status)
August 13, 2008 - March 12, 2009 2 211
Japan Takahiro Ao March 12, 2009 - July 14, 2009 0 124
Dominican Republic Elio Rojas July 14, 2009 - August 25, 2010 (vacated) 1 404
Japan Hozumi Hasegawa
def. Juan Carlos Burgos
July 14, 2009 - April 8, 2011 0 633
Mexico Jhonny González April 8, 2011 - September 14, 2012 4 525
Mexico Daniel Ponce de León September 14, 2012 - May 4, 2013 0 232
Mexico Abner Mares May 4, 2013 - August 24, 2013 0 112
Mexico Jhonny González August 24, 2013 - March 28, 2015 2 581
United States Gary Russell Jr. March 28, 2015 - present 4 1689

Super bantamweight

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
Panama Rigoberto Riasco April 3, 1976 - October 9, 1976 2 189
Japan Kazuo "Royal" Kobayashi October 9, 1976 - November 24, 1976 0 24
South Korea Yum Dong-kyun November 24, 1976 - May 21, 1977 1 178
Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez May 21, 1977 - April 1983 (vacated) 17 2171
United States Jaime Garza
def. Bobby Berna
June 15, 1983 - November 3, 1984 1 507
United States Juan Meza November 3, 1984 - August 18, 1985 1 288
Mexico José "Lupe" Pintor August 18, 1985 - January 18, 1986 0 153
Thailand Samart Payakaroon January 18, 1986 - May 8, 1987 1 263
Australia Jeff Fenech May 8, 1987 - 1988 (vacated) 2 603
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza
def. Carlos Zárate
February 29, 1988 - April 23, 1990 5 784
United States Paul Banke April 23, 1990 - November 5, 1990 1 196
Argentina Pedro Rubén Décima November 5, 1990 - February 23, 1991 0 110
Japan Kiyoshi Hatanaka February 23, 1991 - June 24, 1991 0 121
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza June 24, 1991 - March 20, 1992 2 270
France Thierry Jacob March 20, 1992 - June 23, 1992 0 95
United States Tracy Harris Patterson June 23, 1992 - August 26, 1994 4 794
Dominican Republic Hector Acero-Sanchez August 26, 1994 - November 6, 1995 2 437
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza November 6, 1995 - September 6, 1997 4 731
Mexico Érik Morales September 6, 1997 - February 19, 2000 (vacated) 9 1096
United States Willie Jorrín
def. Michael Brodie
September 9, 2000 - November 1, 2002 (vacated) 2 783
Mexico Óscar Larios November 1, 2002 - December 12, 2005 7 1,137
Mexico Israel Vázquez December 12, 2005 - March 3, 2007 2 446
Mexico Rafael Márquez March 3, 2007 - August 4, 2007 0 154
Mexico Israel Vázquez August 4, 2007 - December 18, 2008 (stripped) 1 136
Japan Toshiaki Nishioka
(Elevated from Interim status)
December 18, 2008 - March 15, 2012 (vacated) 7 1183
Mexico Abner Mares
def. Eric Morel
April 21, 2012 - January 31, 2013 (vacated) 1 344
Mexico Victor Terrazas
def. Cristian Mijares
April 20, 2013 - August 24, 2013 0 126
Mexico Léo Santa Cruz August 24, 2013 - November 1, 2015 (vacated) 4 799
Mexico Julio Ceja
(Elevated from Interim status)
November 1, 2015 - February 27, 2016 0 118
Mexico Hugo Ruiz February 27, 2016 - September 16, 2016 0 202
Japan Hozumi Hasegawa September 16, 2016 - December 9, 2016 (retired) 0 84
Mexico Rey Vargas
def. Gavin McDonnell
February 25, 2017 - present 5 989

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 1

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 K?ji 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 K?ki 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

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
United Kingdom Jack Mycoe 26 October 2019 Cheltenham, United Kingdom 12

See also

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