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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.

Contents

HeavyweightEdit

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
  Sonny Liston 22 July 1963 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
  Muhammad Ali 25 February 1964 Miami Beach, Florida, United States 9
Title stripped 11 March 1969
  Joe Frazier
def. Jimmy Ellis
16 February 1970 New York City, New York, United States 4
  George Foreman 22 January 1973 Kingston, Jamaica 2
  Muhammad Ali (2) 30 October 1974 Kinshasa, Zaire 10
  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]
  Ken Norton
no. 1 contender promoted
29 March 1978 N/A 0
  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]
  Tim Witherspoon
def. Greg Page
9 March 1984 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
  Pinklon Thomas 31 August 1984 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
  Trevor Berbick 22 March 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
  Mike Tyson 22 November 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 9
  James "Buster" Douglas 11 February 1990 Tokyo, Japan 0
  Evander Holyfield 25 October 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
  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]
  Lennox Lewis
no. 1 contender promoted
14 December 1992 N/A 3
  Oliver McCall 24 September 1994 London, England, United Kingdom 1
  Frank Bruno 2 September 1995 London, England, United Kingdom 0
  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 WBA champion Bruce Seldon instead of mandatory challenger Lennox Lewis.[4]
  Lennox Lewis (2)
def. Oliver McCall
7 February 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 9
  Hasim Rahman 22 April 2001 Brakpan, South Africa 0
  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]
  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]
  Hasim Rahman (2)
interim champion promoted
9 November 2005 N/A 1
  Oleg Maskaev 12 August 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
  Samuel Peter 8 March 2008 Cancún, México 0
  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]
  Bermane Stiverne
def. Chris Arreola
10 May 2014 Los Angeles, California, United States 0
  Deontay Wilder 17 January 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 9

CruiserweightEdit

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
  Marvin Camel
def. Mate Parlov
31 March 1980 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
  Carlos de León 25 November 1980 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 1
  S. T. Gordon 27 June 1982 Highland Heights, Ohio, United States 1
  Carlos de León (2) 17 July 1983 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
  Alfonso Ratliff 6 June 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
  Bernard Benton 21 September 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
  Carlos de León (3) 22 March 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
  Evander Holyfield 9 April 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title vacated 9 April 1989
  Carlos de León (4)
def. Sammy Reeson
17 May 1989 London, England, United Kingdom 1
  Massimiliano Duran 27 July 1990 Capo d'Orlando, Italy 1
  Anaclet Wamba 20 July 1991 Palermo, Italy 7
Title vacated 30 December 1994
  Marcelo Domínguez
def. Akim Tafer
25 July 1995 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France 5
  Juan Carlos Gómez 21 February 1998 Mar del Plata, Argentina 10
Title vacated 19 February 2002
  Wayne Braithwaite
def. Vincenzo Cantatore
11 October 2002 Campione d'Italia, Italy 3
  Jean-Marc Mormeck 2 April 2005 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States 0
  O'Neil Bell 7 January 2006 New York City, New York, United States 0
  Jean-Marc Mormeck (2) 17 March 2007 Levallois-Perret, France 0
  David Haye 10 November 2007 Levallois-Perret, France 1
Title vacated 12 May 2008
  Giacobbe Fragomeni
def. Rudolf Kraj
24 October 2008 Milan, Italy 1
  Zsolt Erdei 21 November 2009 Kiel, Germany 0
Title vacated 13 January 2010
  Krzysztof Włodarczyk
def. Giacobbe Fragomeni
15 May 2010 Łódź, Poland 6
  Grigory Drozd 27 September 2014 Moscow, Russia 1
Title stripped 16 March 2016
  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]
  Mairis Briedis
def. Marco Huck
1 April 2017 Dortmund, Germany 1
  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 heavyweightEdit

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
  Harold Johnson 14 February 1963 N/A 0
  Willie Pastrano 1 June 1963 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
  José Torres 30 March 1965 New York City, New York, United States 3
  Dick Tiger 16 December 1966 New York City, New York, United States 2
  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]
  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]
  Miguel Ángel Cuello
def. Jesse Burnett
21 May 1977 Fontvieille, Monaco 0
  Mate Parlov 8 January 1978 Milan, Italy 1
  Marvin Johnson 2 December 1978 Marsala, Italy 0
  Matthew Saad Muhammad 22 April 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 8
  Dwight Muhammad Qawi 19 December 1981 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 3
  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]
  J. B. Williamson
def. Prince Mama Mohammed
10 December 1985 Inglewood, California, United States 0
  Dennis Andries 30 April 1986 London, England, United Kingdom 1
  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]
  Donny Lalonde
def. Eddie Davis
27 November 1987 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1
  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]
  Dennis Andries (2)
def. Tony Willis
21 February 1989 Tucson, Arizona, United States 0
  Jeff Harding 24 June 1989 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 2
  Dennis Andries (3) 28 July 1990 Melbourne, Australia 2
  Jeff Harding (2) 11 September 1991 London, England, United Kingdom 2
  Mike McCallum 23 July 1994 Bismarck, North Dakota, United States 1
  Fabrice Tiozzo 16 June 1995 Lyon, France 1
Title vacated March 1997
  Roy Jones Jr.
interim champion promoted
March 1997 N/A 0
  Montell Griffin 21 March 1997 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 0
  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]
  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.
  Roy Jones Jr. (3)
reinstated as champion
May 1998 N/A 11
Title vacated 1 March 2003
  Antonio Tarver
def. Montell Griffin
26 April 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 0
  Roy Jones Jr. (4) 8 November 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
  Antonio Tarver (2) 15 May 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title stripped December 2004
  Tomasz Adamek
def. Paul Briggs
21 May 2005 Chicago, Illinois, United States 2
  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]
  Adrian Diaconu
interim champion promoted
11 July 2008 N/A 0
  Jean Pascal 19 June 2009 Montréal, Québec, Canada 2
  Bernard Hopkins 21 May 2011 Montréal, Québec, Canada 0
  Chad Dawson (2) 28 April 2012 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 0
  Adonis Stevenson 8 June 2013 Montréal, Québec, Canada 9
  Oleksandr Gvozdyk 1 December 2018 Québec City, Québec, Canada 1

Super middleweightEdit

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
  Sugar Ray Leonard
def. Donny Lalonde
7 November 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Title vacated 15 December 1990
  Mauro Galvano
def. Dario Matteoni
15 December 1990 Monte Carlo, Monaco 2
  Nigel Benn 3 October 1992 Marino, Italy 9
  Thulani Malinga 2 March 1996 Newcastle, England, United Kingdom 0
  Vincenzo Nardiello 6 July 1996 Manchester, England, United Kingdom 0
  Robin Reid 12 October 1996 Marino, Italy 3
  Thulani Malinga (2) 19 December 1997 London, England, United Kingdom 0
  Richie Woodhall 27 March 1998 Telford, England, United Kingdom 2
  Markus Beyer 23 October 1999 Telford, England, United Kingdom 1
  Glenn Catley 6 May 2000 Frankfurt, Germany 0
  Dingaan Thobela 1 September 2000 Brakpan, South Africa 0
  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]
  Éric Lucas
def. Glenn Catley
10 July 2001 Montréal, Québec, Canada 3
  Markus Beyer (2) 5 April 2003 Leipzig, Germany 2
  Cristian Sanavia 5 June 2004 Chemnitz, Germany 0
  Markus Beyer (3) 9 October 2004 Erfurt, Germany 5
  Mikkel Kessler 14 October 2006 Copenhagen, Denmark 1
  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]
  Carl Froch
def. Jean Pascal
6 December 2008 Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 2
  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]
  Carl Froch (2)
def. Arthur Abraham
27 November 2010 Helsinki, Finland 1
  Andre Ward 17 December 2011 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 1
Title stripped 20 May 2013
  Sakio Bika
def. Marco Antonio Peribán
22 June 2013 Brooklyn, New York, United States 1
  Anthony Dirrell 16 August 2014 Carson, California, United States 0
  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]
  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]
  Anthony Dirrell (2)
def. Avni Yildirim
23 February 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States 0

MiddleweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Dick Tiger August 10, 1963 – December 7, 1963 0 119
  Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 – October 21, 1965 1 182
  Dick Tiger October 21, 1965 – April 25, 1966 0 186
  Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 – April 17, 1967 2 357
  Nino Benvenuti March 4, 1968 – November 7, 1970 4 978
  Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 – February 9, 1974 (stripped) 9 1190
  Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe May 25, 1974 – June 26, 1976 4 763
  Carlos Monzón June 26, 1976 – August 1977 (retired) 1 376
  Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe November 5, 1977 – April 22, 1978 0 168
  Hugo Corro April 22, 1978 – June 30, 1979 2 434
  Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 – March 16, 1980 1 260
  Alan Minter March 16, 1980 – September 27, 1980 1 195
  Marvelous Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 – April 6, 1987 12 2474
  Sugar Ray Leonard April 6, 1987 – May 27, 1987 (retired) 0 51
  Thomas Hearns def. Juan Roldán October 29, 1987 – June 6, 1988 0 253
  Iran Barkley June 6, 1988 – February 24, 1989 0 263
  Roberto Durán February 24, 1989 – December 1989 (vacated) 0 310
  Julian Jackson def. Herol Graham November 24, 1990 – May 8, 1993 4 896
  Gerald McClellan May 8, 1993 – May 7, 1994 (vacated) 3 364
  Julian Jackson def. Agostino Cardamone March 17, 1995 – August 19, 1995 0 155
  Quincy Taylor August 19, 1995 – March 16, 1996 0 211
  Keith Holmes March 16, 1996 – May 2, 1998 2 716
  Hacine Cherifi May 2, 1998 – April 24, 1999 0 357
  Keith Holmes April 24, 1999 – April 14, 2001 2 721
  Bernard Hopkins April 14, 2001 – July 16, 2005 7 1554
  Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 – September 29, 2007 4 805
  Kelly Pavlik September 29, 2007 – April 17, 2010 3 931
  Sergio Martínez April 17, 2010 – January 17, 2011 (stripped) 1 214
  Sebastian Zbik (Elevated from interim status) January 17, 2011 – June 4, 2011 0 138
  Julio César Chávez Jr. June 4, 2011 – September 15, 2012 3 469
  Sergio Martínez September 15, 2012 – June 7, 2014 1 630
  Miguel Cotto June 7, 2014 – November 17, 2015 (stripped) 1 528
  Canelo Álvarez (def. Miguel Cotto) November 21, 2015 – May 18, 2016 (vacated) 1 179
  Gennady Golovkin (Elevated from interim status) May 18, 2016 – September 15, 2018 4 850
  Canelo Álvarez September 15, 2018 – June 26, 2019 (elevated to "Franchise Champion") 1 284
  Jermall Charlo (Elevated from interim status) June 26, 2019 – present 1 45
  Saúl ÁlvarezFranchise champion June 26, 2019 – current 0 45

Super welterweightEdit

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

WelterweightEdit

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

Super lightweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Eddie Perkins June 15, 1963 – January 18, 1965 2 583
  Carlos "Morocho" Hernández January 18, 1965 – April 29, 1966 2 466
  Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 – April 30, 1967 1 366
  Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 – 1968 (stripped) 1 611
  Pedro Adigue
def. Adolph Pruitt
December 14, 1968 – January 31, 1970 0 413
  Bruno Arcari January 31, 1970 – February 1974 (vacated) 9 1175
  Perico Fernandez
def. Lion Furuyama
September 21, 1974 – July 15, 1975 1 267
  Saensak Muangsurin July 15, 1975 – June 30, 1976 1 583
  Miguel Velasquez June 30, 1976 – October 29, 1976 0 381
  Saensak Muangsurin October 29, 1976 – December 30, 1978 7 792
  Kim Sang-hyun December 30, 1978 – February 23, 1980 2 420
  Saoul Mamby February 23, 1980 – June 26, 1982 5 854
  Leroy Haley June 26, 1982 – May 18, 1983 2 326
  Bruce Curry May 18, 1983 – January 29, 1984 2 256
  Billy Costello January 29, 1984 – August 21, 1985 3 570
  Lonnie Smith August 21, 1985 – May 5, 1986 0 257
  René Arredondo May 5, 1986 – July 24, 1986 0 83
  Tsuyoshi Hamada July 24, 1986 – July 22, 1987 1 363
  René Arredondo July 22, 1987 – November 12, 1987 0 113
  Roger Mayweather July 22, 1987 – November 12, 1987 4 113
  Julio César Chávez May 13, 1989 – January 29, 1994 12 1722
  Frankie Randall January 29, 1994 – May 7, 1994 0 114
  Julio César Chávez May 7, 1994 – June 7, 1996 4 762
  Oscar De La Hoya June 7, 1996 – April 12, 1997 (vacated) 1 309
  Kostya Tszyu
def. Miguel Ángel González
August 21, 1999 – January 2004 (stripped) 7 1624
  Arturo Gatti
def. Gianluca Branco
January 24, 2004 – June 25, 2005 2 518
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. June 25, 2005 – March 23, 2006 (vacated) 0 271
  Junior Witter
def. DeMarcus Corley
September 15, 2006 – May 10, 2008 0 603
  Devon Alexander August 1, 2009 – January 29, 2011 2 546
  Timothy Bradley January 29, 2011 – July 28, 2011 (stripped) 2 180
  Érik Morales
def. Pablo César Cano
September 17, 2011 – March 24, 2012 0 189
  Danny García March 24, 2012 – June 11, 2015 (stripped) 5 1174
  Viktor Postol
def. Lucas Matthysse
October 3, 2015 – July 23, 2016 0 295
  Terence Crawford July 23, 2016 – October 26, 2017 (vacated) 3 460
  José Ramírez
def. Amir Imam
March 17, 2018 – present 3 511

LightweightEdit

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

Super featherweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Gabriel Elorde February 16, 1963 – June 15, 1967 5 1580
  Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 – December 14, 1967 0 182
  Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967 – January 18, 1969 (stripped) 2 401
  René Barrientos
def. Rubén Navarro
February 15, 1969 – April 5, 1970 0 414
  Yoshiaki Numata April 5, 1970 – October 10, 1971 3 553
  Ricardo Arredondo October 10, 1971 – February 28, 1974 5 872
  Kuniaki Shibata February 28, 1974 – July 5, 1975 3 492
  Alfredo Escalera July 5, 1975 – January 28, 1978 10 938
  Alexis Argüello January 28, 1978 – 1980 (vacated) 8 1068
  Rafael Limón
def. Idelfonso Bethelmy
December 11, 1980 – March 8, 1981 0 87
  Cornelius Edwards March 8, 1981 – August 29, 1981 1 174
  Rolando Navarrete August 29, 1981 – May 29, 1982 1 273
  Rafael Limón May 29, 1982 – December 11, 1982 1 196
  Bobby Chacon December 11, 1982 – 1983 (stripped) 1 385
  Héctor Camacho
def. Rafael Limón
August 7, 1983 – 1984 (vacated) 1 512
  Julio César Chávez
def. Mario Martínez
September 13, 1984 – August 21, 1987 (vacated) 9 1072
  Azumah Nelson
def. Mario Martínez
February 29, 1988 – May 7, 1994 10 2259
  Jesse James Leija May 7, 1994 – September 17, 1994 0 133
  Gabriel Ruelas September 17, 1994 – December 1, 1995 2 440
  Azumah Nelson December 1, 1995 – March 22, 1997 1 477
  Genaro Hernández March 22, 1997 – October 3, 1998 3 560
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. October 3, 1998 – April 20, 2002 (vacated) 8 1295
  Sirimongkol Singwangcha
def. Kengo Nagashima
August 24, 2002 – August 15, 2003 1 356
  Jesús Chávez August 15, 2003 – February 28, 2004 0 197
  Érik Morales February 28, 2004 – November 27, 2004 1 273
  Juan Manuel Márquez March 17, 2007 – March 15, 2008 1 364
  Manny Pacquiao March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008 (vacated) 0 123
  Humberto Soto
def. Francisco Lorenzo
December 20, 2008 – March 18, 2010 (vacated) 3 453
  Vitali Tajbert
(Elevated from interim status)
March 17, 2010 – November 26, 2010 2 254
  Takahiro Ao November 26, 2010 – October 27, 2012 3 701
  Gamaliel Díaz October 27, 2012 – April 8, 2013 0 163
  Takashi Miura April 8, 2013 – November 21, 2015 4 957
  Francisco Vargas November 21, 2015 – January 28, 2017 1 434
  Miguel Berchelt January 28, 2017 – present 5 924

FeatherweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Sugar Ramos March 21, 1963 – September 26, 1964 3 555
  Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 – October 1967 (retired) 7 1130
  Howard Winstone
def. Mitsunori Seki
January 23, 1968 – July 24, 1968 0 183
  José Legrá July 24, 1968 – January 21, 1969 0 181
  Johnny Famechon January 21, 1969 – May 9, 1970 2 473
  Vicente Saldivar May 9, 1970 – December 11, 1970 0 216
  Kuniaki Shibata December 11, 1970 – May 19, 1972 2 525
  Clemente Sánchez May 19, 1972 – December 16, 1972 (stripped) 0 211
  José Legrá
def. Sánchez, who was stripped
of his title.
December 16, 1972 – May 5, 1973 0 140
  Éder Jofre May 5, 1973 – June 17, 1974 (stripped) 1 408
  Bobby Chacon
def. Alfredo Marcano
September 7, 1974 – June 20, 1975 1 286
  Rubén Olivares June 20, 1975 – September 20, 1975 0 92
  David Kotei September 20, 1975 – November 13, 1976 2 420
  Danny López November 13, 1976 – February 2, 1980 8 1176
  Salvador Sánchez February 2, 1980 – August 12, 1982 (died) 9 922
  Juan Laporte
def. Mario Miranda
September 15, 1982 – March 31, 1984 2 563
  Wilfredo Gómez March 31, 1984 – December 8, 1984 0 252
  Azumah Nelson December 8, 1984 – 1988 (vacated) 6 1486
  Jeff Fenech
def. Victor Callejas
March 7, 1988 – 1989 (vacated) 3 664
  Marcos Villasana
def. Paul Hodkinson
June 2, 1990 – November 14, 1991 3 499
  Paul Hodkinson November 14, 1991 – April 28, 1993 3 531
  Gregorio Vargas April 28, 1993 – December 4, 1993 0 220
  Kevin Kelley December 4, 1993 – January 7, 1995 2 399
  Alejandro González January 7, 1995 – September 23, 1995 2 259
  Manuel Medina September 23, 1995 – December 11, 1995 0 79
  Luisito Espinosa December 11, 1995 – May 15, 1999 7 1247
  César Soto May 15, 1999 – October 22, 1999 0 160
  Naseem Hamed May 15, 1999 – 2000 (vacated) 0 596
  Guty Espadas Jr.
def. Luisito Espinosa
April 14, 2000 – February 17, 2001 1 309
  Érik Morales
def. by Marco Antonio Barrera,
who declined title
February 17, 2001 – June 22, 2002 1 490
  Érik Morales
def. Paulie Ayala
November 16, 2002 – 2003 (vacated) 2 410
  Chi In-jin
def. Michael Brodie
October 4, 2003 – January 29, 2006 3 1170
  Takashi Koshimoto January 29, 2006 – July 30, 2006 0 182
  Rodolfo López July 30, 2006 – December 17, 2006 0 140
  Chi In-jin December 17, 2006 – 2007 (retired) 0 379
  Jorge Linares
def. Óscar Larios
July 21, 2007 – August 13, 2008 (vacated) 1 389
  Óscar Larios
(Elevated from Interim status)
August 13, 2008 – March 12, 2009 2 211
  Takahiro Ao March 12, 2009 – July 14, 2009 0 124
  Elio Rojas July 14, 2009 – August 25, 2010 (vacated) 1 404
  Hozumi Hasegawa
def. Juan Carlos Burgos
July 14, 2009 – April 8, 2011 0 633
  Jhonny González April 8, 2011 – September 14, 2012 4 525
  Daniel Ponce de León September 14, 2012 – May 4, 2013 0 232
  Abner Mares May 4, 2013 – August 24, 2013 0 112
  Jhonny González August 24, 2013 – March 28, 2015 2 581
  Gary Russell Jr. March 28, 2015 – present 4 1596

Super bantamweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Rigoberto Riasco April 3, 1976 – October 9, 1976 2 189
  Kazuo "Royal" Kobayashi October 9, 1976 – November 24, 1976 0 24
  Yum Dong-kyun November 24, 1976 – May 21, 1977 1 178
  Wilfredo Gómez May 21, 1977 – April 1983 (vacated) 17 2171
  Jaime Garza
def. Bobby Berna
June 15, 1983 – November 3, 1984 1 507
  Juan Meza November 3, 1984 – August 18, 1985 1 288
  José "Lupe" Pintor August 18, 1985 – January 18, 1986 0 153
  Samart Payakaroon January 18, 1986 – May 8, 1987 1 263
  Jeff Fenech May 8, 1987 – 1988 (vacated) 2 603
  Daniel Zaragoza
def. Carlos Zárate
February 29, 1988 – April 23, 1990 5 784
  Paul Banke April 23, 1990 – November 5, 1990 1 196
  Pedro Rubén Décima November 5, 1990 – February 23, 1991 0 110
  Kiyoshi Hatanaka February 23, 1991 – June 24, 1991 0 121
  Daniel Zaragoza June 24, 1991 – March 20, 1992 2 270
  Thierry Jacob March 20, 1992 – June 23, 1992 0 95
  Tracy Harris Patterson June 23, 1992 – August 26, 1994 4 794
  Hector Acero Sanchez August 26, 1994 – November 6, 1995 2 437
  Daniel Zaragoza November 6, 1995 – September 6, 1997 4 731
  Érik Morales September 6, 1997 – February 19, 2000 (vacated) 9 1096
  Willie Jorrín
def. Michael Brodie
September 9, 2000 – November 1, 2002 (vacated) 2 783
  Óscar Larios November 1, 2002 – December 12, 2005 7 1,137
  Israel Vázquez December 12, 2005 – March 3, 2007 2 446
  Rafael Márquez March 3, 2007 – August 4, 2007 0 154
  Israel Vázquez August 4, 2007 – December 18, 2008 (stripped) 1 136
  Toshiaki Nishioka
(Elevated from Interim status)
December 18, 2008 – March 15, 2012 (vacated) 7 1183
  Abner Mares
def. Eric Morel
April 21, 2012 – January 31, 2013 (vacated) 1 344
  Victor Terrazas
def. Cristian Mijares
April 20, 2013 – August 24, 2013 0 126
  Léo Santa Cruz August 24, 2013 – November 1, 2015 (vacated) 4 799
  Julio Ceja
(Elevated from Interim status)
November 1, 2015 – February 27, 2016 0 118
  Hugo Ruiz February 27, 2016 – September 16, 2016 0 202
  Hozumi Hasegawa September 16, 2016 – December 9, 2016 (retired) 0 84
  Rey Vargas
def. Gavin McDonnell
February 25, 2017 – present 5 896

BantamweightEdit

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
  Éder Jofre 14 February 1963 N/A 2
  Fighting Harada 18 May 1965 Nagoya, Japan 4
  Lionel Rose 27 February 1968 Tokyo, Japan 3
  Rubén Olivares 22 August 1969 Inglewood, California, United States 2
  Chucho Castillo 16 October 1970 Inglewood, California, United States 0
  Rubén Olivares (2) 2 April 1971 Inglewood, California, United States 2
  Rafael Herrera 19 March 1972 Mexico City, Mexico 0
  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]
  Rafael Herrera (2)
def. Rodolfo Martínez
14 April 1973 Monterrey, Mexico 2
  Rodolfo Martínez 7 December 1974 Mérida, Mexico 3
  Carlos Zárate 8 May 1976 Inglewood, California, United States 9
  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]
  Alberto Dávila
def. Kiko Bejines
1 September 1983 Los Angeles, California, United States 1
Title vacated 1984
  Daniel Zaragoza
def. Fred Jackson
4 May 1985 Oranjestad, Aruba 0
  Miguel Lora 9 August 1985 Miami, Florida, United States 7
  Raúl Pérez 29 October 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 7
  Greg Richardson 25 February 1991 Inglewood, California, United States 1
  Joichiro Tatsuyoshi 19 September 1991 Moriguchi, Japan 0
  Victor Rabanales 17 September 1992 Osaka, Japan 1
  Byun Jung-il 28 March 1993 Gyeongju, South Korea 1
  Yasuei Yakushiji 23 December 1993 Nagoya, Japan 4
  Wayne McCullough 30 July 1995 Nagoya, Japan 2
Title vacated January 1997
  Sirimongkol Singwangcha
interim champion promoted
January 1997 N/A 3
  Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (2) 22 November 1997 Osaka, Japan 2
  Veeraphol Sahaprom 29 December 1998 Osaka, Japan 14
  Hozumi Hasegawa 16 April 2005 Tokyo, Japan 10
  Fernando Montiel 30 April 2010 Tokyo, Japan 1
  Nonito Donaire 19 February 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title vacated 22 October 2011
  Shinsuke Yamanaka
def. Christian Esquivel
6 November 2011 Tokyo, Japan 12
  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]
  Nordine Oubaali
def. Rau'shee Warren
19 January 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1

Super flyweightEdit

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

FlyweightEdit

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
  Pone Kingpetch 14 February 1963 N/A 0
  Hiroyuki Ebihara 18 September 1963 Tokyo, Japan 0
  Pone Kingpetch (2) 23 January 1964 Bangkok, Thailand 0
  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]
  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]
  Chartchai Chionoi
def. Bernabe Villacampo
10 November 1968 Bangkok, Thailand 0
  Efren Torres 23 February 1969 Mexico City, Mexico 1
  Chartchai Chionoi (2) 20 March 1970 Bangkok, Thailand 0
  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]
  Betulio González
awarded championship
29 December 1971 Caracas, Venezuela 1
  Venice Borkhorsor 29 September 1972 Bangkok, Thailand 1
Title vacated 11 July 1973 Borkhorsor vacated the title to move up to bantamweight.[29]
  Betulio González (2)
def. Miguel Canto
4 August 1973 Maracaibo, Venezuela 2
  Shoji Oguma 1 October 1974 Tokyo, Japan 0
  Miguel Canto 8 January 1975 Sendai, Japan 14
  Park Chan-hee 18 March 1979 Busan, South Korea 5
  Shoji Oguma (2) 18 May 1980 Seoul, South Korea 3
  Antonio Avelar 12 May 1981 Mito, Japan 1
  Prudencio Cardona 20 March 1982 Tampico, Mexico 0
  Freddy Castillo 24 July 1982 Mérida, Mexico 0
  Eleoncio Mercedes 6 November 1982 Los Angeles, California, United States 0
  Charlie Magri 15 March 1983 London, England, United Kingdom 0
  Frank Cedeno 27 September 1983 London, England, United Kingdom 0
  Kōji Kobayashi 18 January 1984 Tokyo, Japan 0
  Gabriel Bernal 9 April 1984 Tokyo, Japan 1
  Sot Chitalada 8 October 1984 Bangkok, Thailand 6
  Kim Yong-kang 24 July 1988 Pohang, South Korea 2
  Sot Chitalada (2) 3 June 1989 Trang, Thailand 4
  Muangchai Kittikasem 15 February 1991 Ayutthaya, Thailand 3
  Yuri Arbachakov 23 June 1992 Tokyo, Japan 9
  Chatchai Sasakul 12 November 1997 Sapporo, Japan 4
  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]
  Medgoen 3K-Battery
def. Manny Pacquiao
17 September 1999 Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand 1
  Malcolm Tuñacao 19 May 2000 Udon Thani, Thailand 1
  Pongsaklek Wonjongkam 2 March 2001 Phichit, Thailand 17
  Daisuke Naito 18 July 2007 Tokyo, Japan 5
  Kōki Kameda 29 November 2009 Saitama, Japan 0
  Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (2) 27 March 2010 Tokyo, Japan 4
  Sonny Boy Jaro 2 March 2012 Chonburi, Thailand 0
  Toshiyuki Igarashi 16 July 2012 Saitama, Japan 1
  Akira Yaegashi 8 April 2013 Tokyo, Japan 3
  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]
  Juan Hernández Navarrete
def. Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai
4 March 2017 Bangkok, Thailand 0
  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]
  Cristofer Rosales
def. Daigo Higa
15 April 2018 Yokohama, Japan 1
  Charlie Edwards 22 December 2018 London, England, United Kingdom 1

Light flyweightEdit

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

MinimumweightEdit

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
  Hiroki Ioka
def. Mai Thomburifarm
18 October 1987 Osaka, Japan 2
  Napa Kiatwanchai 13 November 1988 Osaka, Japan 2
  Choi Jum-hwan 12 November 1989 Seoul, South Korea 0
  Hideyuki Ohashi 7 February 1990 Tokyo, Japan 1
  Ricardo López 25 October 1990 Tokyo, Japan 21
Title stripped September 1999
  Wandee Singwangcha
interim champion promoted
September 1999 N/A 0
  José Antonio Aguirre 11 February 2000 Samut Sakhon, Thailand 7
  Eagle Den Junlaphan 10 January 2004 Tokyo, Japan 1
  Isaac Bustos 18 December 2004 Tokyo, Japan 0
  Katsunari Takayama 4 April 2005 Osaka, Japan 0
  Eagle Den Junlaphan (2) 6 August 2005 Tokyo, Japan 4
  Oleydong Sithsamerchai 29 November 2007 Bangkok, Thailand 6
  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]
  Xiong Chaozhong
def. Javier Martínez Resendiz
24 November 2012 Kunming, China 2
  Oswaldo Novoa 5 February 2014 Haikou, China 1
  Wanheng Menayothin 6 November 2014 Chonburi, Thailand 11

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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