List of WBA world champions

This is a list of WBA world champions, showing every world champion certificated by the World Boxing Association (WBA). The list also includes champions certificated by the National Boxing Association (NBA), the predecessor to the WBA.

  • r – Champion relinquished title.
  • s – Champion stripped of title.

HeavyweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Floyd Patterson August 23, 1962 0 34
Patterson won the NBA title from Ingemar Johansson on June 20, 1960; the NBA became the WBA on August 23, 1962
2   Sonny Liston September 25, 1962 1 519
3   Muhammad Ali February 25, 1964 0 ?
Ali was stripped for facing Liston in a rematch on May 25, 1965
4   Ernie Terrell (v. Eddie Machen) March 5, 1965 2 703
5   Muhammad Ali (2) February 6, 1967 1 446
Ali was stripped due to his refusal to be drafted to Army service
6   Jimmy Ellis (v. Jerry Quarry) April 27, 1968 1 660
7   Joe Frazier February 16, 1970 4 1071
8   George Foreman January 22, 1973 2 646
9   Muhammad Ali (3) October 30, 1974 10 1204
10   Leon Spinks February 15, 1978 0 212
11   Muhammad Ali (4) September 15, 1978 0 398
Ali vacated and announced retirement although he would come back a year later to fight Larry Holmes
12   John Tate (v. Gerrie Coetzee) October 20, 1979 0 163
13   Mike Weaver March 31, 1980 2 984
14   Michael Dokes December 10, 1982 1 287
15   Gerrie Coetzee September 23, 1983 0 435
16   Greg Page December 1, 1984 0 149
17   Tony Tubbs April 29, 1985 0 263
18   Tim Witherspoon January 17, 1986 1 329
19   James Smith December 12, 1986 0 85
20   Mike Tyson March 7, 1987 8 1072
21   Buster Douglas February 11, 1990 0 256
22   Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 3 750
23   Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 2 358
24   Evander Holyfield (2) November 6, 1993 0 167
25   Michael Moorer April 22, 1994 0 103
26   George Foreman (2) November 5, 1994 0 120
Foreman was stripped after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Tony Tucker
27   Bruce Seldon (v. Tony Tucker) April 8, 1995 1 518
28   Mike Tyson (2) September 7, 1996 0 155
29   Evander Holyfield (3) November 9, 1996 4 1099
30   Lennox Lewis November 13, 1999 0 138
Lewis was stripped after agreeing to fight WBC challenger Michael Grant instead of John Ruiz. Ruiz challenged this decision in court on the basis of a clause in the Lewis–Holyfield rematch contract which said Lewis's first bout as undisputed champion would be against the WBA's number one contender. For this reason, the WBA created the Super title.
31   Evander Holyfield (4) (v. John Ruiz) August 12, 2000 0 356
32   John Ruiz March 3, 2001 2 728
33   Roy Jones Jr. March 1, 2003 0 356
Jones vacated and moved back down to light heavyweight
34   John Ruiz (2) (Interim champ promoted) February 20, 2004 2 666
35   Nikolai Valuev December 17, 2005 3 483
36   Ruslan Chagaev April 14, 2007 2 461
Chagaev was injured and declared Champion in Recess. He was later stripped of that title for not being able participate in a rematch with Valuev.
37   Nikolai Valuev (2) (v. John Ruiz) August 30, 2008 1 342
38   David Haye November 7, 2009 2 602
Haye fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
39   Wladimir KlitschkoSuper champion (v. David Haye) July 2, 2011 8 1610
40   Alexander PovetkinRegular champion (v. Ruslan Chagaev) August 27, 2011 4 770
Povetkin fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
41   Ruslan Chagaev (2) – Regular champion (v. Fres Oquendo) July 6, 2014 1 750
Chagaev lost title to Lucas Browne on March 5, 2016, although he was later reinstated as Browne failed the doping test. In July, Chagaev was stripped of title for failure to pay sanctioning fees.
42   Tyson FurySuper champion November 28, 2015 0 319
Fury vacated after cancelling a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for a second time, citing depression after a positive test for cocaine.
43   Anthony JoshuaSuper champion (v. Wladimir Klitschko) April 29, 2017 3 763
44   Manuel CharrRegular champion (v. Alexander Ustinov) November 25, 2017 0 1100
45   Andy Ruiz Jr.Super champion June 1, 2019 0 189
46   Anthony Joshua (2) – Super champion December 7, 2019 0 358

CruiserweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Ossie Ocasio (v. ) February 13, 1982 3 1022
2   Piet Crous December 1, 1984 1 238
3   Dwight Muhammad Qawi July 27, 1985 1 350
4   Evander Holyfield July 12, 1986 5 903
Holyfield vacated to move up to heavyweight
5   Taoufik Belbouli (v. Michael Greer) March 25, 1989 0 281
Belbouli never defended the title and vacated it 6 months after winning it
6   Robert Daniels (v. Dwight Muhammad Qawi) November 27, 1989 2 466
7   Bobby Czyz March 8, 1991 2 664
Czyz was involved in a car accident and he had to vacate the title for his inability to defend it
8   Orlin Norris (v. Marcelo Figueroa) November 6, 1993 4 501
9   Nate Miller July 22, 1995 4 840
10   Fabrice Tiozzo November 8, 1997 4 1127
11   Virgil Hill December 9, 2000 0 441
12   Jean-Marc Mormeck February 23, 2002 3 1134
Mormeck fought for the Super title against Wayne Braithwaite
13   Jean-Marc MormeckSuper champion (v. Wayne Braithwaite) April 2, 2005 0 280
14   O'Neil BellSuper champion January 7, 2006 0 434
15   Virgil Hill (2) (v. Valery Brudov) January 27, 2006 0 666
16   Jean-Marc Mormeck (2) – Super champion March 17, 2007 0 238
17   David HayeSuper champion November 10, 2007 1 184
Haye vacated his title and moved up to heavyweight
18   Firat Arslan November 24, 2007 1 308
19   Guillermo Jones September 27, 2008 2 1494
Jones was declared Champion in recess
20   Denis Lebedev (Interim champ promoted) October 30, 2012 1 199
21   Guillermo Jones (2) May 17, 2013 0 154
Jones was stripped of title after failing a drug test from his fight with Denis Lebedev. Lebedev was reinstated as champion
22   Denis Lebedev (2) – Reinstated October 18, 2013 3 946
Lebedev fought for Super title against IBF champion Víctor Ramírez
23   Denis Lebedev – Super champion
(v. Víctor Ramírez)
May 21, 2016 1 638
WBA changed Lebedev's status to Champion in recess in order to allow Yuniel Dorticos to unify his title with IBF champion Murat Gassiev. Lebedev had lost a bout against Gassiev where only the IBF title was on the line
24   Beibut ShumenovRegular champion
(v. Junior Anthony Wright)
May 21, 2016 0 394
Shumenov vacated title after cancelling defense fight multiple times against Yuniel Dorticos, due to an eye injury. He announced retirement one week after vacating the title. He would come back of retirement later
25   Yuniel DorticosRegular champion
(interim champ promoted)
Jun 19, 2017 1 229
Dorticos fought for Unified title against IBF champion Murat Gassiev
26   Murat GassievUnified champion
(v. Yuniel Dorticos)
February 3, 2018 0 168
27   Beibut ShumenovRegular champion
(v. Hizni Altunkaya)
July 7, 2018 0 876
Shumenov stripped of title after failing to meet the terms of the purse bid between him and Arsen Goulamirian. Goulamirian was promoted to regular champion
28   Oleksandr UsykUnified champion July 21, 2018 1 249
Usyk vacated his title and moved up to heavyweight
29   Arsen GoulamirianRegular champion
(interim champ promoted)
May 30, 2019 0 93
Goulamirian was promoted to Super champion
30   Arsen GoulamirianSuper championRegular champion promoted August 31, 2019 2 456
31   Beibut ShumenovRegular championReinstated August 31, 2019 0 456

Light heavyweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Willie Pastrano (v. Harold Johnson) June 1, 1963 2 688
2   José Torres March 30, 1965 3 626
3   Dick Tiger December 16, 1966 2 525
4   Bob Foster May 24, 1968 4 838
Foster then fought for the heavyweight title against Joe Frazier and the WBA stripped him of the title for not fighting mandatory challenger Jimmy Dupree
5   Vicente Rondón (v. Jimmy Dupree) February 27, 1971 4 405
6   Bob Foster (2) April 7, 1972 5 892
Foster vacated and announced retirement, although he came back a year later and fought until 1978
7   Víctor Galíndez (v. Len Hutchins) December 7, 1974 10 1738
8   Mike Rossman September 15, 1978 1 211
9   Víctor Galíndez (2) April 14, 1979 0 230
10   Marvin Johnson November 30, 1979 0 122
11   Eddie Mustafa Muhammad March 31, 1980 2 474
12   Michael Spinks July 18, 1981 10 1526
Spinks vacated to fight for the Lineal heavyweight title against Larry Holmes
13   Marvin Johnson (2) (v. Leslie Stewart) February 9, 1986 1 468
14   Leslie Stewart May 23, 1987 0 105
15   Virgil Hill September 5, 1987 10 1367
16   Thomas Hearns June 3, 1991 0 291
17   Iran Barkley March 20, 1992 0 286
Barkley was also the IBF Super Middleweight champion at the moment and decided to defend that title against James Toney instead of fighting at light heavyweight
18   Virgil Hill (2) (v. Frank Tate) September 29, 1992 10 1718
19   Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 0 18
The WBA stripped Michalczewski of the title 18 days later for displaying its belt along with that of the WBO and subsequently refusing to give up his WBO title
20   Lou Del Valle (v. Eddie Smulders) September 20, 1997 0 301
21   Roy Jones Jr. July 18, 1998 6 987
Jones was promoted to Super champion
22   Roy Jones Jr.Super champion (Regular champ promoted) March 31, 2001 4 1141
23   Bruno Girard (v. Robert Koon) December 22, 2001 2 654
24   Mehdi Sahnoune March 8, 2003 0 216
25   Silvio Branco October 10, 2003 0 133
27   Fabrice Tiozzo February 20, 2004 1 972
Tiozzo vacated and retired from professional boxing after defeating Dariusz Michalczewski
28   Antonio TarverSuper champion after defeating Roy Jones Jr. May 15, 2004 0 230
Tarver was stripped of title when he decided to fight IBF champion, Glen Johnson instead of WBA's mandatory challenger
29   Silvio Branco (2) (Interim champ promoted) October 19, 2006 0 191
30   Stipe Drviš April 28, 2007 0 287
31   Danny Green December 16, 2007 0 100
Green vacated and announced retirement. He came back in April 2009
32   Hugo Garay (v. Yuriy Barashian) July 3, 2008 1 352
33   Gabriel Campillo June 20, 2009 1 223
34   Beibut Shumenov January 29, 2010 5 1348
Shumenov got promoted to Super champion
35   Beibut ShumenovSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) October 8, 2013 1 193
36   Jürgen Brähmer (v. Marcus Oliveira) December 14, 2013 6 1022
37   Bernard HopkinsSuper champion April 19, 2014 0 203
38   Sergey KovalevSuper champion November 8, 2014 4 742
39   Nathan Cleverly October 1, 2016 0 1520
40   Andre WardSuper champion November 19, 2016 1 1471
Ward announces retirement from boxing.
41   Badou Jack August 26, 2017 0 28
Jack vacated to avoid a purse bid with mandatory Dmitry Bivol and seek opportunities with bigger names
42   Dmitry Bivol (Interim champ promoted) September 23, 2017 6 729
Bivol promoted to WBA (Super) before fighting Lenin Castillo
43   Dmitry BivolSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) October 10, 2019 1 417
44   Jean PascalRegular champion (Interim champ promoted) October 10, 2019 1 417

Super middleweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Park Chong-pal (v. Jesús Gallardo) December 6, 1987 1 169
2   Fulgencio Obelmejias May 23, 1988 0 370
3   Baek In-chul May 28, 1989 2 305
4   Christophe Tiozzo March 30, 1990 2 371
5   Víctor Córdoba April 5, 1991 1 526
6   Michael Nunn September 12, 1992 4 532
7   Steve Little February 26, 1994 0 108
8   Frankie Liles August 12, 1994 7 1769
9   Byron Mitchell June 12, 1999 1 301
10   Bruno Girard April 8, 2000 1 267
Girard vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
11   Byron Mitchell (2) (v. Manny Siaca) March 3, 2001 2 773
Mitchell fought for Super title against Sven Ottke
12   Sven OttkeSuper champion (v. Byron Mitchell) March 15, 2003 4 378
Ottke vacated and retired undefeated from professional boxing
13   Anthony Mundine (v. Antwun Echols) September 3, 2003 1 245
14   Manny Siaca May 5, 2004 0 191
15   Mikkel Kessler November 12, 2004 3 701
Kessler fought for Super title against Markus Beyer
16   Mikkel KesslerSuper champion (v. Markus Beyer) October 14, 2006 1 355
16   Anthony Mundine (2) (v. Sam Soliman) March 7, 2007 4 447
Mundine vacated and moved down to middleweight
17   Joe CalzagheSuper champion November 4, 2007 0 334
Calzaghe vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
18   Mikkel Kessler (2) (v. Dimitri Sartison) June 21, 2008 2 521
Kessler fought for Super title against Andre Ward
19   Dimitri Sartison (v. Stjepan Bozic) November 21, 2009 1 601
Sartison was stripped of title after failing to fight in defense fights against Brian Magee and later Robert Stieglitz
20   Andre WardSuper champion (v. Mikkel Kessler) November 21, 2009 6 2182
Ward vacated to move up to light heavyweight
21   Károly Balzsay (v. Stanislav Kashtanov) August 26, 2011 1 383
Balzsay was declared Champion in recess and then retired from professional boxing
22   Brian Magee (Interim champ promoted) November 9, 2012 0 29
23   Mikkel Kessler (3) December 8, 2012 0 168
24   Carl Froch May 25, 2013 2 713
Froch was stripped of title for not defending it, he then retired
25   Fedor Chudinov (v. Felix Sturm) May 9, 2015 1 313
Chudinov promoted to Super champion following Andre Ward's vacancy of his title.
26   Fedor ChudinovSuper champion (regular champ promoted) January 5, 2016 0 46
27   Giovanni De Carolis (v. Vincent Feigenbutz) January 9, 2016 1 301
28   Felix SturmSuper champion February 20, 2016 0 228
Sturm vacated citing impossibility to defend title after requiring surgery in both elbows
29   Tyron ZeugeRegular Champion November 5, 2016 3 1485
30   George GrovesSuper champion (v. Fedor Chudinov) May 27, 2017 2 1282
31   Rocky FieldingRegular Champion July 14, 2018 0 154
32   Callum SmithSuper champion (v. George Groves) September 28, 2018 2 793
33   Saúl ÁlvarezRegular Champion December 15, 2018 0 350

MiddleweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Dick Tiger (v. Gene Fullmer) October 23, 1962 2 410
2   Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 1 684
3   Dick Tiger (2) October 21, 1965 0 363
4   Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 2 357
5   Nino Benvenuti April 17, 1967 0 165
6   Emile Griffith (2) September 29, 1967 0 158
7   Nino Benvenuti (2) March 4, 1968 4 970
8   Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 14 2489
Monzón retired after his second fight with Rodrigo Valdez, without losing the title for almost 7 years
9   Rodrigo Valdez (v. Bennie Briscoe) November 5, 1977 0 168
10   Hugo Pastor Corro April 22, 1978 2 799
11   Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 1 260
12   Alan Minter March 16, 1980 1 195
13   Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 11 2382
Hagler was stripped of title for signing a fight with Sugar Ray Leonard instead of mandatory challenger, Herol Graham. Graham next lost a fight for the European title against Sumbu Kalambay and was not given the chance of fighting for the world title
14   Sumbu Kalambay (v. Iran Barkley) October 23, 1987 3 525
Kalambay was stripped of title for choosing to fight IBF Middleweight Champion Michael Nunn, instead of mandatory challenger Herol Graham
15   Mike McCallum (v. Herol Graham) May 10, 1989 3 965
The WBA demanded McCallum defend against Steve Collins, whom he decisively outpointed in a title defense the previous year. McCallum chose to fight with IBF champion James Toney and was stripped of title
16   Reggie Johnson (v. Steve Collins) April 22, 1992 3 527
17   John David Jackson October 1, 1993 0 212
Jackson was stripped of title for participating in a non-title bout without the permission of the WBA.
18   Jorge Castro (v. Reggie Johnson) August 12, 1994 4 494
19   Shinji Takehara December 19, 1995 0 188
20   William Joppy June 24, 1996 2 425
21   Julio César Green August 23, 1997 0 161
22   William Joppy (2) January 31, 1998 5 1197
23   Felix Trinidad May 12, 2001 0 140
Trinidad fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
24   Bernard HopkinsSuper champion (v. Félix Trinidad) September 29, 2001 6 1386
25   William Joppy (3) – Regular champion (v. Howard Eastman) November 17, 2001 1 756
Joppy fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
26   Maselino MasoeRegular champion (v. Evans Ashira) May 1, 2004 0 679
27   Jermain TaylorSuper champion July 16, 2005 1 527
Taylor was stripped of title after not paying sanctioning fees to the WBA and thus not exposing the WBA Super title in his previous 2 fights, with Ronald Wright and Kassim Ouma
28   Felix SturmRegular champion March 11, 2006 0 126
29   Javier Castillejo July 15, 2006 1 287
Castillejo lost his defense fight against Mariano Carrera but Carrera tested positive for clenbuterol later. Castillejo was reinstated as champion and fight was counted as a mandatory defense
30   Felix Sturm (2) April 28, 2007 7 1060
Sturm got promoted to Super champion
31   Felix Sturm – Super champion (Regular champ promoted) March 23, 2010 5 893
32   Gennady GolovkinRegular champion (Interim champ promoted) October 14, 2010 10 1389
33   Daniel GealeSuper champion September 1, 2012 0 61
Geale was stripped of title as he chose to fight Anthony Mundine instead of mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin
34   Gennady GolovkinSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) June 3, 2014 9 1565
35   Daniel JacobsRegular champion (v. Jarrod Fletcher) August 9, 2014 4 952
Jacobs lost a fight for the Super title against Gennady Golovkin. Regular title left vacant
36   Hassan N'Dam N'JikamRegular champion (v. Ryota Murata) May 20, 2017 0 155
37   Ryota MurataRegular champion October 22, 2017 1 363
38   Saúl ÁlvarezSuper champion September 15, 2018 1 806
39   Rob BrantRegular champion October 20, 2018 1 265
40   Ryota MurataRegular champion July 12, 2019 1 506

Super welterweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Denny Moyer (v. Joey Giambra) October 20, 1962 1 191
2   Ralph Dupas April 29, 1963 1 161
3   Sandro Mazzinghi September 7, 1963 3 650
4   Nino Benvenuti June 18, 1965 1 372
5   Kim Ki-soo June 25, 1966 2 700
6   Sandro Mazzinghi (2) May 25, 1968 1 159
Mazzinghi fought on his second defense against Freddie Little. The bout was stopped with Mazzinghi bleeding from cuts over both eyes, the ringside officials rule a "No-Contest", though under normal circumstances Little would have won by "TKO 8". Mazzinghi was stripped of his World Title shortly thereafter, because of the controversial result
7   Freddie Little (v. Stanley Hayward) March 17, 1969 2 479
8   Carmelo Bossi July 9, 1970 1 479
9   Koichi Wajima October 31, 1971 6 947
10   Oscar Albarado June 4, 1974 1 231
11   Koichi Wajima (2) January 21, 1975 0 137
12   Yuh Jae-doo June 7, 1975 1 255
13   Koichi Wajima (3) February 17, 1976 0 91
14   José Duran May 18, 1976 0 143
15   Miguel Angel Castellini October 8, 1976 0 148
16   Eddie Gazo March 5, 1977 3 522
17   Masashi Kudo August 9, 1978 3 380
18   Ayub Kalule August 24, 1979 4 670
19   Sugar Ray Leonard June 25, 1981 0 181
Leonard vacated and move down to welterweight to fight in a unification bout against Thomas Hearns
20   Tadashi Mihara (v. Rocky Fratto) November 7, 1981 0 81
21   Davey Moore February 2, 1982 3 499
22   Roberto Durán June 16, 1983 0 163
Durán was stripped of WBA for fighting Thomas Hearns instead of the mandatory WBA challenger, Mike McCallum
23   Mike McCallum (v. Sean Mannion) October 19, 1984 6 1106
McCallum vacated to move up to middleweight
24   Julian Jackson (v. In-Chul Baek) November 21, 1987 3 1135
Jackson vacated to move up to middleweight
25   Gilbert Dele (v. Carlos Elliott) February 23, 1991 1 220
26   Vinny Pazienza October 1, 1991 0 457
Pazienza vacated after a car crash which kept him 3 months in hospital
27   Julio César Vásquez (v. Hitoshi Kamiyama) December 21, 1992 10 1169
28   Pernell Whitaker March 4, 1995 0 118
Whitaker decided to vacate and move back to welterweight
29   Carl Daniels (v. Julio César Green) June 16, 1995 0 183
30   Julio César Vásquez (2) December 16, 1995 0 249
31   Laurent Boudouani August 21, 1996 4 927
32   David Reid March 6, 1999 2 366
33   Félix Trinidad March 3, 2000 2 435
Trinidad vacated to move up to middleweight
34   Fernando Vargas (v. José Flores) September 22, 2001 0 357
Vargas fought for Super title against Oscar De La Hoya
35   Oscar De La HoyaSuper Champion (v. Fernando Vargas) September 14, 2002 1 364
36   Santiago SamaniegoRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 14, 2002 0 168
37   Alejandro GarciaRegular Champion March 1, 2003 1 287
38   Shane MosleySuper champion September 13, 2003 0 182
39   Travis SimmsRegular champion December 13, 2003 1 525
Simms was stripped of the belt in May 2005 because he filed a lawsuit against the WBA Organization (in November 2004) for not enforcing his mandatory contract that he received from the organization when he won the regular world title
40   Ronald WrightSuper champion March 13, 2004 1 372
Wright vacated to challenge Félix Trinidad at middleweight
41   Alejandro Garcia (2) – Regular champion (interim champ promoted) May 21, 2005 1 350
42   José Antonio Rivera May 6, 2006 0 245
43   Travis Simms (2) January 6, 2007 0 182
44   Joachim Alcine July 7, 2007 1 370
45   Daniel Santos July 11, 2008 0 491
46   Yuri Foreman November 14, 2009 0 203
47   Miguel Cotto June 5, 2010 0 97
Cotto got promoted to Super champion
48   Miguel CottoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) September 10, 2010 2 603
49   Austin TroutRegular Champion (v. Rigoberto Álvarez) February 5, 2011 4 803
Trout fought for Unified title against Saúl Álvarez
50   Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion May 5, 2012 1 1365
Mayweather retired and vacated the title in 2016. He only defended the title once in almost 4 years
51   Saúl ÁlvarezUnified Champion April 20, 2013 0 147
Álvarez fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and lost
52   Erislandy LaraRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) March 13, 2014 4 818
53   Erislandy LaraSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) June 8, 2016 2 668
54   Jack CulcayRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) June 8, 2016 0 276
55   Demetrius AndradeRegular Champion March 11, 2017 0 1359
56   Brian CastañoRegular Champion (Interim champ promoted) October 22, 2017 2 606
Castaño vacated title after not agreeing on terms to fight mandatory fighter Michel Soro
57   Jarrett HurdSuper Champion April 7, 2018 1 399
58   Julian WilliamsSuper Champion May 11, 2019 0 252
59   Jeison RosarioSuper Champion January 18, 2020 0 252
60   Jermell CharloSuper Champion September 26, 2020 0 64

WelterweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Emile Griffith (v. Jorge José Fernández) December 8, 1962 0 103
2   Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 1963 0 179
3   Emile Griffith (2) June 8, 1963 4 1052
Griffith vacated to move up to middleweight. He lost three fights during his reign as WBA welterweight champion
6   Curtis Cokes (v. Manuel González) August 24, 1966 5 968
7   José Nápoles April 18, 1969 3 594
8   Billy Backus December 3, 1970 0 183
9   José Nápoles (2) June 4, 1971 9 1457
Nápoles was stripped of his WBA title for failure to sign for a fight against the WBA's No. 1-rated welterweight contender, Ángel Espada
10   Ángel Espada (v. Clyde Gray) June 28, 1975 1 385
11   José Cuevas July 17, 1976 11 1862
12   Thomas Hearns August 2, 1980 3 410
13   Sugar Ray Leonard September 16, 1981 1 829
Leonard vacated title after being diagnosed with a detached retina and announced his retirement. He would come back in 1984
14   Donald Curry (v. Jun-Suk Hwang) February 13, 1983 7 1322
15   Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 0 1417
Honeyghan vacated after the WBA mandated that he defend the title against South African Harold Volbrecht. Honeyghan dropped the WBA title belt into a trash can on a London street to protest the WBA's continued sanctioning of bouts involving citizens of apartheid-governed South Africa
16   Mark Breland (v. Harold Volbrecht) February 6, 1987 0 197
17   Marlon Starling August 22, 1987 2 342
Starling lost the title in his third defense in controversial fashion to Tomas Molinares. Molinares hit Starling with a punch that was clearly thrown after the bell. Starling went down for the only time in his career, and the referee counted him out. Molinares was declared the new champion by knock out. However, the decision was later changed to a no contest but the Colombian kept the title
18   Tomás Molinares July 29, 1988 0 136
Molinares withdrew from his defense fight with Mark Breland citing severe depression. He was stripped of the title
19   Mark Breland (2) (v. Seung-Soon Lee) February 4, 1989 4 519
20   Aaron Davis July 8, 1990 0 195
21   Meldrick Taylor January 19, 1991 2 651
22   Crisanto España October 31, 1992 2 581
23   Ike Quartey June 4, 1994 7 1610
Quartey was stripped of title due to inactivity
24   James Page (v. Andrey Pestryaev) October 10, 1998 3 813
Page was stripped of title for failing to turn up for a mandatory title defense in November 2000 although he was given the chance to fight for the vacant title in February 2001
25   Andrew Lewis February 17, 2001 1
26   Ricardo Mayorga March 30, 2002 0 301
Mayorga fought for Super title against Vernon Forrest
26   Ricardo MayorgaSuper Champion (v. Vernon Forrest) January 25, 2003 1 322
27   Jose Antonio RiveraRegular Champion (v. Michel Trabant) September 13, 2003 0 567
28   Cory SpinksSuper Champion December 13, 2003 2 420
29   Zab JudahSuper Champion February 5, 2005 1 336
Judah fought with Carlos Baldomir for the WBC belt as the latter didn't pay the sanctioning fee for the WBA and IBF belt. Judah lost the bout and the WBA subsequently stripped him of the title
30   Luis CollazoRegular Champion April 2, 2005 1 406
31   Ricky Hatton May 13, 2006 0 110
Hatton vacated to move back to super lightweight
32   Miguel Cotto (v. Carlos Quintana) December 2, 2006 4 602
33   Antonio Margarito July 26, 2008 0 69
Margarito was promoted to Super champion
33   Antonio MargaritoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) October 3, 2008 0 113
34   Yuriy NuzhnenkoRegular Champion (Interim champ promoted) October 3, 2008 0 189
35   Shane MosleySuper champion January 24, 2009 0 483
The WBA stripped Mosley of the title for not agreeing on the terms for his bout with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who refused to pay the sanctioning fees for the title and Mosley fought without reaching a deal with the WBA. Mosley lost via unanimous decision
36   Vyacheslav SenchenkoRegular Champion April 10, 2009 3 1116
37   Paul Malignaggi April 30, 2012 1 418
38   Adrien Broner June 22, 2013 0 175
39   Marcos René Maidana December 14, 2013 0 140
Maidana fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
40   Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion (v. Marcos Maidana) May 3, 2014 3 637
Mayweather stripped of title after announcing retirement following his fight with Andre Berto in October 2015
41   Keith ThurmanRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) January 28, 2015 3 741
Keith Thurman promoted to Super champion before fighting WBC champion Danny Garcia
42   Keith ThurmanSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 7, 2017 2 893
43   David AvanesyanRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) February 7, 2017 0 11
44   Lamont PetersonRegular Champion February 18, 2017 0 227
Peterson vacated to leave space for other contenders in the ranking
45   Lucas MatthysseRegular Champion January 27, 2018 0 169
46   Manny PacquiaoRegular Champion July 15, 2018 1 370
Manny Pacquiao fought for Super title against Keith Thurman
47   Manny PacquiaoSuper Champion (v. Keith Thurman) July 20, 2019 0 498
48   Alexander BesputinRegular Champion (v. Radzhab Butaev) November 30, 2019 0 216
Besputin was stripped of his WBA title after failing a post-fight drug test for his fight against Radzhab Butaev
49   Yordenis Ugas - Regular Champion (v. Abel Ramos) September 6, 2020 0 72

Super lightweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Eddie Perkins (v. Duilio Loi) September 14, 1962 0 92
2   Duilio Loi December 15, 1962 0 47
Loi vacated and retired from boxing
3   Roberto Cruz (v. Battling Torres) March 21, 1963 0 86
4   Eddie Perkins (2) June 15, 1963 2 583
5   Carlos Morocho Hernández January 18, 1965 2 466
6   Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 1 366
13   Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 1 592
14   Nicolino Locche December 12, 1968 5 1184
15   Alfonso Frazer March 10, 1972 0 232
16   Antonio Cervantes October 28, 1972 10 1225
17   Wilfred Benítez March 6, 1976 2 512
Benitez vacated to move up to welterweight
18   Antonio Cervantes (2) (v. Carlos María Giménez) June 25, 1977 6 1134
19   Aaron Pryor August 2, 1980 8 1133
Pryor was stripped of title after announcing retirement after beating Alexis Argüello for the second time. He came back from retirement less than a year later
20   Johnny Bumphus (v. Lorenzo Luis García) January 22, 1984 0 131
21   Gene Hatcher June 1, 1984 1 415
22   Ubaldo Nestor Sacco July 21, 1985 0 237
23   Patrizio Oliva March 15, 1986 2 476
24   Juan Martin Coggi July 4, 1987 4 1140
25   Loreto Garza August 17, 1990 1 301
26   Edwin Rosario June 14, 1991 0 301
27   Akinobu Hiranaka April 10, 1992 0 152
28   Morris East September 9, 1992 0 125
29   Juan Martin Coggi (2) January 12, 1993 6 613
30   Frankie Randall September 17, 1994 2 483
31   Juan Martin Coggi (3) January 13, 1996 0 216
32   Frankie Randall (2) August 16, 1996 0 148
33   Khalid Rahilou January 11, 1997 2 637
34   Sharmba Mitchell October 10, 1998 4 707
Mitchell fought for Super title against Kostya Tszyu
35   Kostya TszyuSuper Champion (v. Sharmba Mitchell) 3 February, 2001 4 1277
Tszyu was stripped of title due to inactivity
36   Diosbelys HurtadoRegular Champion May 11, 2002 0 222
37   Vivian Harris October 19, 2002 3 980
38   Carlos Maussa June 25, 2005 0 154
Fought for Super title against Ricky Hatton
39   Ricky HattonSuper Champion (v. Carlos Maussa) November 26, 2005 0 159
Hatton vacated to move up to welterweight
40   Souleymane M'bayeRegular Champion (v. Raúl Horacio Balbi) September 2, 2006 1 322
41   Gavin Rees July 21, 2007 0 245
42   Andreas Kotelnik March 22, 2008 2 483
43   Amir Khan July 18, 2009 4 735
Khan fought for Super title against Zab Judah
44   Amir KhanSuper Champion (v. Zab Judah) July 23, 2011 0 140
45   Marcos René MaidanaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) July 23, 2011 1 359
Maidana vacted to move up to welterweight and fight Devon Alexander
45   Lamont PetersonSuper Champion December 10, 2011 0 200
Peterson was stripped of title after testing positive for testosterone on a random test in March 2012.
46   Amir KhanSuper Champion (reinstated) July 11, 2012 0 3
47   Danny GarcíaSuper Champion July 14, 2012 4 1154
Garcia vacates after moving up to welterweight
48   Khabib AllakhverdievRegular Champion (v. Joan Guzmán) November 30, 2012 1 498
49   Jessie VargasRegular Champion April 12, 2014 2 441
Vargas vacated title before fighting Timothy Bradley for the World Boxing Organization weltereweight title to avoid paying a sanctioning fee to the WBA
50   Adrien Broner (v. Khabib Allakhverdiev) October 3, 2015 0 171
Broner stripped of title before his defense fight with Ashley Theophane for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Theophane who lost by a TKO in round 9
51   Ricky Burns (v. Michele Di Rocco) May 28, 2016 1 317
Burns fought for Unified title against IBF champion, Julius Indongo
52   Julius IndongoUnified Champion (v. Ricky Burns) April 15, 2017 0 127
Indongo fought for Super title against WBO and WBC champion, Terence Crawford
53   Terence CrawfordSuper Champion – (v. Julius Indongo) August 19, 2017 0 68
Crawford vacated all his titles to move up to welterweight
54   Kiryl Relikh – (v. Rances Barthelemy) March 10, 2018 1 413
55   Regis PrograisSuper Champion April 27, 2019 0 182
56   Mario BarriosRegular Championv Batyr Akhmedov September 28, 2019 1 428
57   Josh TaylorSuper Champion October 26, 2019 1 400

LightweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Carlos Ortiz (v. Joe Brown) April 21, 1962 4 1065
2   Ismael Laguna April 10, 1965 0 217
3   Carlos Ortiz (2) November 13, 1965 5 959
4   Carlos Teo Cruz June 29, 1968 1 234
5   Mando Ramos February 18, 1969 1 378
6   Ismael Laguna (2) March 3, 1970 1 207
7   Ken Buchanan September 26, 1970 2 639
8   Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 12 2410
Durán vacated to move up to welterweight
9   Ernesto España (v. Claude Noel) June 16, 1979 1 260
10   Hilmer Kenty March 2, 1980 3 406
11   Sean O'Grady April 12, 1981 0 263
O'Grady was stripped of title for not defending it
12   Claude Noel (v. Rodolfo González) September 12, 1981 0 84
13   Arturo Frias December 5, 1981 1 154
14   Ray Mancini May 8, 1982 4 755
15   Livingstone Bramble June 1, 1984 2 847
16   Edwin Rosario September 26, 1986 1 421
17   Julio César Chávez November 21, 1987 2 343
Chávez vacated to move up to super lightweight
18   Edwin Rosario (2) (v. Anthony Jones) July 9, 1989 0 299
19   Juan Nazario May 4, 1990 0 99
20   Pernell Whitaker August 11, 1990 3 873
Whitaker vacated to move up to super lightweight
21   Joey Gamache (v. Chil-Sung Jun) June 13, 1992 0 133
22   Tony Lopez October 24, 1992 1 245
23   Dingaan Thobela June 26, 1993 0 126
24   Orzubek Nazarov October 30, 1993 6 1659
25   Jean Baptiste Mendy May 16, 1998 1 329
26   Julien Lorcy April 10, 1999 0 119
27   Stefano Zoff August 7, 1999 0 98
28   Gilberto Serrano November 13, 1999 1 211
29   Takanori Hatakeyama June 11, 2000 2 385
30   Julien Lorcy (2) July 1, 2001 0 139
31   Raul Horacio Balbi October 18, 2001 0 79
32   Leonard Doroftei January 5, 2002 2 657
Doroffei was stripped of title when he came 2kg overweight to his bout with Miguel Callist. The fight was cancelled
33   Lakva Sim (v. Miguel Callist) April 10, 2004 0 98
34   Juan Díaz July 17, 2004 5 981
Diaz was promoted to Super champion
35   Juan DíazSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 23, 2007 2 379
36   José AlfaroRegular Champion (v. Prawet Singwancha) December 29, 2007 0 142
37   Nate CampbellSuper Champion March 8, 2008 0 309
Campbell vacated because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses
38   Yusuke KoboriRegular Champion May 19, 2008 0 229
39   Paulus MosesRegular Champion January 3, 2009 1 511
40   Juan Manuel MárquezSuper Champion (v. Juan Diaz) February 28, 2009 2 1044
Marquez vacated to move up to welterweight and fight Manny Pacquiao
41   Miguel AcostaRegular Champion May 29, 2010 0 334
42   Brandon Rios February 26, 2011 1 279
Rios was stripped of title before his second defense against John Murray for being overweight
43   Richar Abril (interim champ promoted) February 28, 2013 2 771
Abril was declared Champion in Recess after he cancelled his fight with Derry Matthews
44   Darleys Perez (interim champ promoted) April 10, 2015 1 225
45   Anthony Crolla November 21, 2015 1 308
46   Jorge Linares September 24, 2016 3 596
Linares fought for Super title against Vasyl Lomachenko
47   Vasyl LomachenkoSuper Champion (v. Jorge Linares) May 13, 2018 3 888
48   Gervonta Davis (v. Yuriorkis Gamboa) December 28, 2019 1 337
49   Teófimo LópezSuper Champion (v. Vasyl Lomachenko) October 17, 2020 0 43

Super featherweightEdit

No. Name Date Defenses Days
1   Gabriel Elorde (v. Johnny Bizarro) February 16, 1963 5 1580
2   Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 0 181
3   Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967 6 1323
4   Alfredo Marcano July 29, 1971 1 271
5   Ben Villaflor April 25, 1972 1 321
6   Kuniaki Shibata March 12, 1973 1 219
7   Ben Villaflor (2) October 17, 1973 5 1095
8   Samuel Serrano October 16, 1976 10 1386
9   Yasutsune Uehara August 2, 1980 1 250
10   Samuel Serrano (2) April 9, 1981 3 650
11   Roger Mayweather January 19, 1983 2 403
12   Rocky Lockridge February 26, 1984 2 448
13   Wilfredo Gómez May 19, 1985 0 370
14   Alfredo Layne May 24, 1986 0 126
15   Brian Mitchell September 27, 1986 12 1921
Mitchell was stripped of title after facing Tony Lopez for the IBF belt
16   Joey Gamache (v. Jerry Ngobeni) June 28, 1991 0 186
Gamache vacates to move up to lightweight division
17   Genaro Hernandez (v. Daniel Londas) November 22, 1991 8 1402
Hernandez vacated to face Oscar De La Hoya at lightweight
18   Yong-Soo Choi (v. Víctor Hugo Paz) October 21, 1995 7 1050
19   Takanori Hatakeyama September 5, 1998 1 421
20   Lakva Sim June 27, 1999 0 126
21   Jong-Kwon Baek October 31, 1999 1 203
22   Joel Casamayor May 21, 2000 4 601
Casamayor fought for Super title against Acelino Freitas
23   Acelino FreitasSuper Champion (v. Joel Casamayor) January 12, 2002 3 574
Freitas vacated and moved up to lightweight
24   Yodsanan Sor NanthachaiRegular Champion (v. Lakva Sim) April 13, 2002 3 1113
25   Vicente Mosquera April 30, 2005 1 462
26   Edwin Valero August 5, 2006 4 760
Valero vacated and moved up to lightweight
27   Jorge Linares (v. Whyber Garcia) November 28, 2008 1 316
28   Juan Carlos Salgado October 10, 2009 0 93
29   Takashi Uchiyama January 11, 2010 9 1807
Uchiyama was promoted to Super champion
30   Takashi UchiyamaSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 21, 2015 2 431 (2298)
31   Javier Fortuna (v. Bryan Vásquez) May 29, 2015 1 392
32   Jezreel CorralesSuper Champion April 27, 2016 2 541
Corrales came in overweight and Super title vacated, Machado fought for vacant world regular title
33   Jason Sosa June 24, 2016 1 236
Sosa vacates title to fight WBO champion Vasyl Lomachenko
34   Alberto Machado October 21, 2017 2 476
35   Gervonta DavisSuper Champion (v. Jesús Cuellar) April 21, 2018 2 498
Davis vacated and moved up to lightweight
36   Andrew Cancio February 9, 2019 1 287
37   Léo Santa CruzSuper Champion (v. Miguel Flores) November 23, 2019 0 343
38   Rene Alvarado November 23, 2019 0 372
39   Gervonta Davis (2) – Super Champion (v. Léo Santa Cruz) October 31, 2020 0 29

FeatherweightEdit

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1   Sugar Ramos (v. Davey Moore) March 21, 1963 – September 26, 1964 3 555
2   Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 – 1967r 7 1191
Saldívar announced retirement after his 7th defense
3   Raul Rojas (v. Enrique Higgins) March 28, 1968 – September 27, 1968 0 183
4   Shozo Saijo September 27, 1968 – September 2, 1971 5 1070
5   Antonio Gomez September 2, 1971 – August 19, 1972 1 352
6   Ernesto Marcel August 19, 1972 – February 16, 1974r 4 546
Marcel announced retirement after his 4th defense, against Alexis Argüello
7   Rubén Olivares (v. Zensuke Otagawa) July 9, 1974 – November 23, 1974 0 137
8   Alexis Argüello November 23, 1974 – 1976r 4 769
Argüello vacated his title to move up to super featherweight
9   Rafael Ortega (v. Francisco Coronado) January 15, 1977 – December 17, 1977 1 336
10   Cecilio Lastra December 17, 1977 – April 15, 1978 0 119
11   Eusebio Pedroza April 15, 1978 – June 8, 1985 19 2611
12   Barry McGuigan June 8, 1985 – June 23, 1986 2 380
13   Steve Cruz June 23, 1986 – March 6, 1987 0 407
14   Antonio Esparragoza March 6, 1987 – March 30, 1991 7 1485
15   Park Yong-kyun March 30, 1991 – December 4, 1993 8 980
16   Eloy Rojas December 4, 1993 – May 18, 1996 6 896
17   Wilfredo Vázquez May 18, 1996 – 1997s 4 592
Vázquez was stripped of title for failing to set up a fight with mandatory challenger Antonio Cermeño
18   Freddie Norwood (v. Antonio Cermeño) April 3, 1998 – September 22, 1998s 2 172
Norwood was stripped of his title for coming overweight to his 3rd defense fight, against Koji Matsumoto
19   Antonio Cermeño (v. Genaro Rios) October 3, 1998 – May 29, 1999 1 238
20   Freddie Norwood (2) May 29, 1999 – September 9, 2000 3 469
21   Derrick Gainer September 9, 2000 – November 1, 2003 3 1148
Gainer fought for Super title against Juan Manuel Márquez
22   Juan Manuel MarquezSuper Champion (v. Derrick Gainer) November 1, 2003 – August 22, 2005s 3 660
Márquez was stripped for his inability to defend against various boxers after potential bouts failed to draw a bid
23   Chris JohnRegular champion (interim champ promoted) November 1, 2003 – June 27, 2009 11 2065
John was promoted to Super champion
24   Chris JohnSuper champion (regular champ promoted) June 27, 2009 – July 14, 2010 1 382 (2447)
John was declared Champion in Recess
25   Yuriorkis GamboaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) June 27, 2009 – September 11, 2010 3 441
Gamboa fought for WBA Unified title against Orlando Salido
26   Yuriorkis GamboaUnified Champion (v. Orlando Salido) September 11, 2010 – June 11, 2011 1 273
Gamboa was stripped of his Unified title for not complying with the IBF rules of a second weigh-in in his last fight with Jorge Solís. He was stripped of the IBF title and thus was no longer a unified champion
27   Jonathan Victor BarrosRegular Champion (v. Irving Berry) December 4, 2010 – October 14, 2011 2 345
28   Chris JohnSuper champion (reinstated) December 5, 2010 – December 6, 2013 6 1097
29   Celestino CaballeroRegular Champion October 14, 2011 – October 7, 2012r 1 359
Caballero vacated for not accepting a low budget on a mandatory fight with Nicholas Walters.
30   Nicholas WaltersRegular Champion (v. Daulis Prescott) December 9, 2012 – October 18, 2014 2 678
Walters fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
31   Simpiwe VetyekaSuper Champion December 6, 2013 – May 31, 2014 0 176
32   Nonito DonaireSuper Champion May 31, 2014 – October 18, 2014 0 140
33   Nicholas WaltersSuper Champion October 18, 2014 – June 13, 2015s 0 238
Walters was stripped of title for failing to make weight on his first defense fight against Miguel Marriaga. Title was at stakes for Marriaga but Walters won by unanimous decision
34   Jesús CuéllarRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) February 21, 2015 – December 10, 2016 2 658
35   Leo Santa CruzSuper Champion (v. Abner Mares) August 29, 2015 – July 30, 2016 1 336
36   Carl FramptonSuper Champion July 30, 2016 – January 28, 2017 0 182
37   Abner MaresRegular Champion December 10, 2016 – June 9, 2018 1 546
Mares fought for WBA (Super) title against Leo Santa Cruz
38   Leo Santa CruzSuper Champion January 28, 2017 – present 3 1401
39   Jesús RojasRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) July 5, 2018 – January 26, 2019 0 205
40   Xu CanRegular Champion January 26, 2019 – present 1 673

Super bantamweightEdit

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1   Hong Soo-hwan (v. Ricardo Cardona) January 26, 1977 – May 7, 1978 1 466
2   Ricardo Cardona May 7, 1978 – May 4, 1980 5 728
3   Leo Randolph May 4, 1980 – August 9, 1980 0 97
4   Sergio Victor Palma August 9, 1980 – June 12, 1982 5 672
5   Leo Cruz June 12, 1982 – February 22, 1984 3 620
6   Loris Stecca February 22, 1984 – May 26, 1984 0 94
7   Victor Callejas May 26, 1984 – 1986r 2 949
Callejas started a period of inactivity and vacated the title
8   Louie Espinoza (v. Tommy Valoy) January 11, 1987 – November 28, 1987 2 321
9   Julio Gervacio November 28, 1987 – February 27, 1988 0 91
10   Bernardo Piñango February 27, 1988 – May 28, 1988 0 456
11   Juan José Estrada May 28, 1988 – November 11, 1989 3 532
12   Jesus Salud November 11, 1989 – April 1990r 0 170
Salud stripped of title for failing to defend it in Colombia against the No. 1 contender, Luis Mendoza
13   Luis Enrique Mendoza (v. Rubén Darío Palacios) September 11, 1990 – October 7, 1991 4 26
14   Raúl Pérez October 7, 1991 – March 27, 1992 0 172
15   Wilfredo Vázquez March 27, 1992 – May 13, 1995 9 1142
16   Antonio Cermeño May 13, 1995 – 1998r 7 232
Cermeño vacated to move up to featherweight
17   Enrique Sánchez (v. Rafael del Valle) February 8, 1998 – December 12, 1998 0 326
18   Néstor Garza December 12, 1998 – March 4, 2000 2 509
19   Clarence Adams March 4, 2000 – 2001s 2 606
Adams vacated in order to fight Paulie Ayala for the IBO super bantamweight title
20   Yober Ortega (v. José Rojas) November 17, 2001 – February 21, 2002 0 96
21   Yoddamrong Sithyodthong February 21, 2002 – May 18, 2002 0 86
22   Osamu Sato May 18, 2002 – October 9, 2002 0 144
23   Salim Medjkoune October 9, 2002 – July 4, 2003 1 268
24   Mahyar Monshipour July 4, 2003 – March 18, 2006 5 1322
25   Somsak Sithchatchawal March 18, 2006 – October 4, 2006 0 200
26   Celestino Caballero October 4, 2006 – November 21, 2008 5 779
Caballero fought for Super title against Steve Molitor
27   Celestino CaballeroSuper Champion (v. Steve Molitor) November 21, 2008 – December 10, 2010 2 19
Caballero vacated to fight at featherweight
28   Ricardo CordobaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) November 21, 2008 – March 21, 2009 0 120
29   Bernard DunneRegular Champion March 21, 2009 – September 26, 2009 0 189
30   Poonsawat KratingdaenggymRegular Champion September 26, 2009 – October 2, 2010 2 555
31   Lee Ryol-liRegular Champion October 2, 2010 – January 31, 2011 0 121
32   Akifumi Shimoda January 31, 2011 – July 9, 2011 0 159
33   Rico Ramos July 9, 2011 – January 20, 2012 0 195
34   Guillermo Rigondeaux January 20, 2012 – April 13, 2013 2 449
Rigondeaux fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
35   Guillermo RigondeauxSuper Champion (v. Nonito Donaire) April 13, 2013 – October 30, 2015 3 930 (1378)
Rigondeaux was declared Champion in Recess due to inactivity
36   Scott QuiggRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 5, 2013 – February 27, 2016 6 905
Quigg fought for WBA Super title against Carl Frampton
37   Carl FramptonSuper Champion (b. Scott Quigg) February 27, 2016 – April 7, 2016 0 40
Frampton was stripped of title after choosing to fight Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA Featherweight title instead of mandatory challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux
38   Guillermo RigondeauxSuper Champion (reinstated) May 6, 2016 – December 9, 2017 1 582
Rigondeaux was stripped of title after losing Super featherweight fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, Daniel Roman promoted from regular champion.
39   Nehomar CermeñoRegular Champion (b. Qiu Xiaojun) June 24, 2016 – April 9, 2017 2 289
40   Shun KuboRegular Champion April 9, 2017 – September 3, 2017 0 147
41   Daniel Roman September 3, 2017 – April 26, 2019 3 600
Roman fought for the unified title against IBF champion TJ Doheny
42   Daniel RomanUnified Champion April 26, 2019 – present 1 279
43   Brandon FigueroaRegular champion
(Interim champ promoted)
November 21, 2019 – present 1 374
44   Murodjon AkhmadalievUnified Champion January 30, 2020 – present 0 304

BantamweightEdit

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1   Eder Jofre (v. José Medel) September 11, 1962 – May 18, 1965 3 980
2   Fighting Harada May 18, 1965 – February 27, 1968 4 1015
3   Lionel Rose February 27, 1968 – August 22, 1969 3 542
4   Rubén Olivares August 22, 1969 – October 16, 1970 2 420
5   Chucho Castillo October 16, 1970 – April 2, 1971 0 168
6   Rubén Olivares (2) April 2, 1971 – March 19, 1972 2 352
7   Rafael Herrera March 19, 1972 – July 29, 1972 0 132
8   Enrique Pinder July 29, 1972 – January 20, 1973 0 175
9   Romeo Anaya January 20, 1973 – November 3, 1973 2 287
10   Arnold Taylor November 3, 1973 – July 3, 1974 0 242
11   Hong Soo-hwan July 3, 1974 – March 14, 1975 1 254
12   Alfonso Zamora March 14, 1975 – November 19, 1977 5 981
13   Jorge Luján November 19, 1977 – August 29, 1980 5 1014
14   Julian Solís August 29, 1980 – November 14, 1980 0 77
15   Jeff Chandler November 14, 1980 – April 7, 1984 9 1240
16   Richie Sandoval April 7, 1984 – March 10, 1986 2 702
17   Gaby Canizales March 10, 1986 – June 4, 1986 0 86
18   Bernardo Pinango June 4, 1986 – 1987r 3 575
Pinango vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
19   Takuya Muguruma (v. Azael Moran) March 29, 1987 – May 24, 1987 0 56
20   Chan-Young Park May 24, 1987 – October 4, 1987 0 133
21   Wilfredo Vazquez October 4, 1987 – May 9, 1988 1 218
22   Kaokor Galaxy May 9, 1988 – August 14, 1988 0 97
23   Moon Sung-kil August 14, 1988 – July 9, 1989 2 329
24   Kaokor Galaxy (2) July 9, 1989 – October 18, 1989 0 102
25   Luisito Espinosa October 18, 1989 – October 19, 1991 2 731
26   Israel Contreras October 19, 1991 – March 15, 1992 0 148
27   Eddie Cook March 15, 1992 – October 9, 1992 0 208
28   Jorge Julio Rocha October 9, 1992 – October 23, 1993 2 379
29   Junior Jones October 23, 1993 – April 22, 1994 1 181
30   John Michael Johnson April 22, 1994 – July 16, 1994 0 85
31   Daorung Chuvatana July 16, 1994 – September 17, 1995 2 428
32   Veeraphol Sahaprom September 17, 1995 – January 28, 1996 0 133
33   Nana Konadu January 28, 1996 – October 27, 1996 0 273
34   Daorung Chuvatana (2) October 27, 1996 – June 21, 1997 1 237
35   Nana Konadu (2) June 21, 1997 – December 5, 1998 1 532
36   Johnny Tapia December 5, 1998 – June 26, 1999 0 203
37   Paulie Ayala June 26, 1999 – August 7, 2001s 3 773
Ayala vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
38   Eidy Moya (v. Adán Vargas) October 14, 2001 – April 19, 2002 0 187
39   Johnny Bredahl April 19, 2002 – October 11, 2004r 3 904
Bredahl vacated and retired from boxing
40   Wladimir Sidorenko (v. Julio Zarate) February 26, 2005 – May 31, 2008 6 1190
41   Anselmo Moreno May 31, 2008 – November 19, 2010 7 902
Moreno got promoted so Super champion
42   Anselmo MorenoSuper Champion November 19, 2010 – September 26, 2014 5 1407
43   Koki KamedaRegular Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) December 26, 2010 – December 6, 2013r 8 1076
Kameda vacated his title following a call for a unification match with WBA Super Champion Anselmo Moreno, in order to move down to super flyweight
44   Jamie McDonnellRegular Champion (v. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat) May 31, 2014 – May 25, 2018 5 1455
45   Juan Carlos PayanoSuper Champion September 26, 2014 – June 18, 2016 1 631
46   Rau'shee WarrenSuper Champion June 18, 2016 – February 10, 2017 0 237
47   Zhanat ZhakiyanovSuper Champion February 10, 2017 – October 21, 2017 0 253
48   Ryan BurnettSuper Champion October 21, 2017 – November 3, 2018 1 378
49   Naoya InoueRegular Champion May 25, 2018 – November 7, 2019 1 531
Fought for WBA (Super) against Nonito Donaire
50   Nonito DonaireSuper Champion November 3, 2018 – November 7, 2019 1 369
51   Naoya InoueSuper Champion November 7, 2019 – present 0 388
52   Guillermo RigondeauxRegular Champion (v. Liborio Solís) February 8, 2020 – present 0 295

Super flyweightEdit

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1   Gustavo Ballas (v. Bae Sok-Chul) September 12, 1981 – December 5, 1981 0 81
2   Rafael Pedroza December 5, 1981 – April 8, 1982 0 124
3   Jiro Watanabe April 8, 1982 – July 5, 1984s 6 819
Watanabe was stripped of title for not fighting mandatory challenger Khaosai Galaxy
4   Khaosai Galaxy November 21, 1984 – 1992r 19 2962
Galaxy retired vacated and retired from professional boxing
5   Katsuya Onizuka (v. Thanomsak Sithbaobay) April 10, 1992 – September 18, 1994 5 891
6   Hyung-Chul Lee September 18, 1994 – July 22, 1995 1 307
7   Alimi Goitia July 22, 1995 – August 24, 1996 3 399
8   Yokthai Sithoar August 24, 1996 – December 23, 1997 4 395
9   Satoshi Iida December 23, 1997 – December 23, 1998 2 365
10   Jesús Kiki Rojas December 23, 1998 – July 31, 1999 1 220
11   Hideki Todaka July 31, 1999 – October 9, 2000 2 436
12   Leo Gámez October 9, 2000 – March 11, 2001 0 153
13   Celes Kobayashi March 11, 2001 – March 9, 2002 1 363
14   Alexander Muñoz March 9, 2002 – December 3, 2004 3 1000
15   Martín Castillo December 3, 2004 – July 22, 2006 3 596
16   Nobuo Nashiro July 22, 2006 – May 3, 2007 1 285
17   Alexander Munoz (2) May 3, 2007 – May 17, 2008 2 380
Muñoz then fought for Super title against Cristian Mijares
18   Cristian MijaresSuper Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) May 17, 2008 – November 1, 2008 1 168
19   Nobuo Nashiro (2) – Regular Champion (v. Kohei Kono) September 15, 2008 – May 8, 2010 2 600
20   Vic DarchinyanSuper Champion November 1, 2008 – May 8, 2010 3 553
Darchinyan vacated to move up to bantamweight
21   Hugo CázaresRegular Champion May 8, 2010 – August 31, 2011 4 480
22   Tomonobu Shimizu August 31, 2011 – November 10, 2011 0 71
Shimizu declared Champion in recess
23   Tepparith Kokietgym (interim champ promoted) November 10, 2011 – December 31, 2012 3 417
24   Kohei Kono December 31, 2012 – May 6, 2013 0 126
25   Liborio Solís May 6, 2013 – December 2, 2013s 0 210
Solís was stripped of his title before the fight with Daiki Kameda for being overweight. Solís won the fight in split decision but title was at stakes for Kameda only
26   Kohei Kono (2) (v. Denkaosan Kaovichit) March 26, 2014 – August 31, 2016 3 889
27   Luis Concepción August 31, 2016 – December 10, 2016s 0 101
Concepción was stripped of his title before the fight with Khalid Yafai for being overweight
28   Khalid Yafai December 10, 2016 – February 29, 2020 5 1175
29   Román González Super champion February 29, 2020 – present 1 274
30   Andrew Moloney (Interim champion promoted) March 3, 2020 – June 23, 2020 0 112
31   Joshua Franco Regular champion June 23, 2020 – present 1 159

FlyweightEdit

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1   Fighting Harada (v. Pone Kingpetch) October 10, 1962 – January 12, 1963 0 94
2   Pone Kingpetch January 12, 1963 – September 18, 1963 0 249
3   Hiroyuki Ebihara September 18, 1963 – January 23, 1964 0 127
4   Pone Kingpetch (2) January 23, 1964 – April 23, 1965 0 456
5   Salvatore Burruni April 23, 1965 – November 1965s 0 192
Burruni was stripped of title for failing to meet the organization's number one contender, Hiroyuki Ebihara
6   Horacio Accavallo (v. Katsuyoshi Takayama) March 1, 1966 – October 1, 1968r 3 945
Accavallo retired after his third defense fight, against Hiroyuki Ebihara
7   Hiroyuki Ebihara (2) (v. José Severino) March 30, 1969 – October 19, 1969 0 214
8   Bernabe Villacampo October 19, 1969 – April 5, 1970 0 351
9   Berkrerk Chartvanchai April 5, 1970 – October 22, 1970 0 200
10   Masao Ohba October 22, 1970 – 1973r 5 1166
Three weeks after his fifth defense, Ohba died in a car accident in Tokyo
11   Chartchai Chionoi (v. Fritz Chervet) May 17, 1973 – October 18, 1974 2 550
12   Susumu Hanagata October 18, 1974 – April 1, 1975 0 134
13   Erbito Salavarria April 1, 1975 – February 27, 1976 1 332
14   Alfonso Lopez February 27, 1976 – October 2, 1976 1 218
15   Guty Espadas October 2, 1976 – August 12, 1978 4 679
16   Betulio González August 12, 1978 – November 17, 1979 3 1192
17   Luis Ibarra November 17, 1979 – February 17, 1980 0 92
18   Kim Tae-shik February 17, 1980 – December 13, 1980 1 300
19   Peter Mathebula December 13, 1980 – March 28, 1981 0 105
20   Santos Benigno Laciar March 28, 1981 – June 6, 1981 0 70
21   Luis Ibarra (2) June 6, 1981 – September 26, 1981 0 112
22   Juan Herrera September 26, 1981 – May 1, 1982 1 217
23   Santos Benigno Laciar (2) May 1, 1982 – July 19, 1985r 9 1175
Laciar vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
24   Hilario Zapata (v. Alonzo González) October 5, 1985 – February 13, 1987 5 575
25   Fidel Bassa February 13, 1987 – September 30, 1989 6 960
26   Jesús Kiki Rojas September 30, 1989 – March 10, 1990 0 161
27   Lee Yul-woo March 10, 1990 – July 29, 1990 0 141
28   Leopard Tamakuma July 29, 1990 – March 14, 1991 1 169
29   Elvis Álvarez March 14, 1991 – June 1, 1991 0 79
30   Kim Yong-kang June 1, 1991 – September 26, 1992 2 483
31   Aquiles Guzman September 26, 1992 – December 15, 1992 0 80
32   David Griman December 15, 1992 – February 13, 1994 2 425
33   Saen Sor Ploenchit February 13, 1994 – November 24, 1996 9 712
34   Jose Bonilla November 24, 1996 – May 29, 1998 3 551
35   Hugo Rafael Soto May 29, 1998 – March 13, 1999 0 288
36   Leo Gámez March 13, 1999 – September 3, 1999 0 174
37   Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym September 3, 1999 – August 5, 2000 1 337
38   Eric Morel August 5, 2000 – December 6, 2003 5 1584
39   Lorenzo Parra December 6, 2003 – March 19, 2007 5 1199
40   Takefumi Sakata March 19, 2007 – December 31, 2008 4 653
41   Denkaosan Kaovichit December 31, 2008 – February 7, 2010 2 403
42   Daiki Kameda February 7, 2010 – January 4, 2011 2 331
Kameda vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
43   Luis Concepcion (interim champ promoted) January 4, 2011 – April 2, 2011 0 88
44   Hernán Márquez April 2, 2011 – November 17, 2012 2 381
Marquez fights for Super title against Brian Viloria
45   Brian ViloriaSuper Champion (v. Hernán Márquez) November 17, 2012 – April 6, 2013 0 146
46   Juan Carlos Reveco (interim champ promoted) November 17, 2012 – April 22, 2015 6 886
47   Juan Francisco EstradaSuper Champion April 6, 2013 – September 14, 2016 5 1257
Estrada vacated and moved to super flyweight
48   Kazuto IokaRegular Champion April 22, 2015 – November 9, 2017 5 932
Ioka vacated and announced retirement later on
49   Artem Dalakian – (v. Brian Viloria) February 24, 2018 4 1009

Light flyweightEdit

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1   Jaime Rios (v. Rigoberto Marcano) August 23, 1975 – July 2, 1976 1 314
2   Juan Antonio Guzman July 2, 1976 – October 10, 1976 0 100
3   Yoko Gushiken October 10, 1976 – March 8, 1981 13 1618
4   Pedro Flores March 8, 1981 – July 19, 1981 0 133
5   Hwan-Jin Kim July 19, 1981 – December 16, 1981 1 150
6   Katsuo Tokashiki December 16, 1981 – July 10, 1983 5 571
7   Lupe Madera July 10, 1983 – May 19, 1984 1 314
8   Francisco Quiróz May 19, 1984 – March 29, 1985 1 314
9   Joey Olivo March 29, 1985 – December 8, 1985 1 254
10   Myung-Woo Yuh December 8, 1985 – December 17, 1991 17 2200
11   Hiroki Ioka December 17, 1991 – November 18, 1992 2 337
12   Myung-Woo Yuh (2) November 18, 1992 – 1993r (vacated) 1 409
Yuh vacated and retired from professional boxing
13   Leo Gámez (v. Shiro Yahiro) October 21, 1993 – February 4, 1995 3 471
14   Hi-Yong Choi February 4, 1995 – January 13, 1996 1 343
15   Carlos Murillo January 13, 1996 – May 21, 1996 1 129
16   Keiji Yamaguchi May 21, 1996 – December 3, 1996 1 196
17   Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan December 3, 1996 – July 2000s (stripped) 5 1336
18   Beibis Mendoza (v. Rosendo Alvarez) August 12, 2000 – March 3, 2001 0 212
19   Rosendo Alvarez March 3, 2001 – October 2, 2004s (stripped) 3 1309
Alvarez was stripped of title before his fourth fight with Beibis Mendoza for being overweight.
20   Roberto Vásquez (v. Beibis Mendoza) April 29, 2005 – May 25, 2006r (vacated) 3 391
Vásquez vacated to move up to flyweight
21   Kōki Kameda (v. Juan José Landaeta) August 2, 2006 – January 18, 2007r 1 169
Kameda vacated to move up to flyweight
22   Juan Carlos Reveco (v. Nethra Sasiprapa) June 22, 2007 – December 8, 2007 1 169
23   Brahim Asloum December 8, 2007 – 2008 (retired) 1 389
Asloum was declared Champion in recess on July 18, 2008. On September 2009 and retired from boxing
24   Giovanni Segura (interim champ promoted) June 5, 2009 – August 28, 2010 (won Super title) 3 449
Segura promoted to Super champion
25   Giovanni SeguraSuper Champion (v. Iván Calderón) August 28, 2010 – November 26, 2010r (vacated) 0 90
Segura vacated to fight at flyweight
26   Juan Carlos Reveco (interim champ promoted) August 28, 2010 – February 4, 2011r (vacated) 0 160
Reveco vacated to move up to flyweight
27   Roman Gonzalez (interim champ promoted) February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012 (promoted to Super Champion) 5 484
28   Roman GonzalezSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) November 30, 2012 – January 14, 2014r (vacated) 0 314
Gonzalez vacated to move up to flyweight
29   Kazuto Ioka (v. José Alfredo Rodríguez) December 31, 2012 – February 28, 2014r (vacated) 3 424
Ioka vacated to move up to flyweight
30   Alberto Rossel (interim champ promoted) July 8, 2014 – December 31, 2014 0 176
31   Ryoichi Taguchi December 31, 2014 – December 31, 2017 6 2160
Taguchi promoted to Super champion after unifying titles in bout with IBF holder Milan Melindo
32   Ryoichi TaguchiSuper Champion (v. Milan Melindo) December 31, 2017 – May 20, 2018 0 140 (1628)
33   Carlos CañizalesRegular Champion (v. Reiya Konishi) March 18, 2018 – present 2 987
34   Hekkie BudlerSuper Champion May 20, 2018 – December 31, 2018 0 225
35   Hiroto KyoguchiSuper Champion December 31, 2018 – present 2 699

MinimumweightEdit

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1   Leo Gámez (v. Kim Bong-Jun) January 10, 1988 – 1989r (vacated) 1 721
Gamez vacated after a broken arm didn't allow him to defend the title
2   Bong-Jun Kim (v. Agustín García) April 16, 1989 – February 2, 1991 5 657
3   Hi-Yong Choi February 2, 1991 – October 14, 1992 4 620
4   Hideyuki Ohashi October 14, 1992 – February 10, 1993 0 247
5   Chana Porpaoin February 10, 1993 – December 2, 1995 8 1205
6   Rosendo Álvarez (stripped) December 2, 1995 – November 13, 1998 5 1077
Àlvarez stripped of title before his fight with Ricardo López for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for López who managed to beat the heavier Álvarez
7   Ricardo López (v. Rosendo Alvarez) November 13, 1998 – July 1999r 0 260
Lopez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
8   Noel Arambulet (v. Joma Gamboa) October 9, 1999 – August 20, 2000 (stripped) 1 377
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Joma Gamboa for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Gamboa who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet
9   Joma Gamboa (v. Noel Arambulet) August 20, 2000 – December 6, 2000 0 106
10   Keitaro Hoshino December 6, 2000 – April 16, 2001 0 131
11   Chana Porpaoin April 16, 2001 – August 25, 2001 0 131
12   Yutaka Niida August 25, 2001 – October 19, 2001r (vacated) 0 55
Niida vacated and retired citing back problems and lack of interest in boxing
13   Keitaro Hoshino (2) (v. Joma Gamboa) January 29, 2002 – July 29, 2002 0 182
14   Noel Arambulet (2) July 29, 2002 – July 2, 2004s (stripped) 2 704
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Yutaka Niida for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Niida who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet
15   Yutaka Niida (2) (v. Noel Arambulet) July 3, 2004 – September 15, 2008 7 1535
16   Roman Gonzalez September 15, 2008 – October 8, 2010r (vacated) 3 753
Gonzalez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
17   Kwanthai Sithmorseng (v. Pigmy Kokietgym) November 5, 2010 – April 19, 2011 0 165
18   Muhammad Rachman April 19, 2011 – July 31, 2011 0 103
19   Pornsawan Porpramook July 30, 2011 – October 24, 2011 0 86
20   Akira Yaegashi October 24, 2011 – June 24, 2012 0 244
21   Kazuto Ioka June 24, 2012 – October 10, 2012r (vacated) 0 108
Ioka vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
22   Ryo Miyazaki (v. Pornsawan Porpramook) December 31, 2012 – December 27, 2013r 2 361
Miyazaki vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
23   Hekkie Budler (v. Karluis Díaz) March 1, 2014 – March 19, 2016 4 851
24   Byron Rojas March 19, 2016 – June 29, 2016 0 102
25   Thammanoon Niyomtrong June 29, 2016 – present 8 1614

Top 10 pound-for-poundEdit

Rank Weight class Name Date Days
1 Welterweight   Cecilia Brækhus March 14, 2009 4278(6°)
2 Super flyweight   Khaosai Galaxy November 21, 1984 2962(4°)
3 Light flyweight   Yesica Bopp June 20, 2009 4180(8°)
4 Featherweight   Eusebio Pedroza April 15, 1978 2611(7°)
5 Middleweight   Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 2489(9°)
6 Lightweight   Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 2410
7 Middleweight   Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 2382
8 Light flyweight   Myung-Woo Yuh December 8, 1985 2200
9 Super middleweight   Andre Ward November 21, 2009 2182
10 Featherweight   Chris John November 1, 2003 2065

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

1 Date listed is when the World title was won (WBA was formed in 1921)

External linksEdit