List of WBC world champions

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

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 Evander Holyfield 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 10
  Tyson Fury 22 February 2020 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0

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]
  Ilunga Makabu 31 January 2020 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 0

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
  Artur Beterbiev 18 October 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 0

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
  David Benavidez (2) 28 September 2019 Los Angeles, California, United States 0

MiddleweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Dick Tiger 10 August 1963 – 7 December 1963 0 119
  Joey Giardello 7 December 1963 – 21 October 1965 1 182
  Dick Tiger 21 October 1965 – 25 April 1966 0 186
  Emile Griffith 25 April 1966 – 17 April 1967 2 357
  Nino Benvenuti 4 March 1968 – 7 November 1970 4 978
  Carlos Monzón 7 November 1970 – 9 February 1974 (stripped) 9 1190
  Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe 25 May 1974 – 26 June 1976 4 763
  Carlos Monzón 26 June 1976 – August 1977 (retired) 1 376
  Rodrigo Valdéz def. Bennie Briscoe 5 November 1977 – 22 April 1978 0 168
  Hugo Corro 22 April 1978 – 30 June 1979 2 434
  Vito Antuofermo 30 June 1979 – 16 March 1980 1 260
  Alan Minter 16 March 1980 – 27 September 1980 1 195
  Marvelous Marvin Hagler 27 September 1980 – 6 April 1987 12 2474
  Sugar Ray Leonard 6 April 1987 – 27 May 1987 (retired) 0 51
  Thomas Hearns def. Juan Roldán 29 October 1987 – 6 June 1988 0 253
  Iran Barkley 6 June 1988 – 24 February 1989 0 263
  Roberto Durán 24 February 1989 – December 1989 (vacated) 0 310
  Julian Jackson def. Herol Graham 24 November 1990 – 8 May 1993 4 896
  Gerald McClellan 8 May 1993 – 7 May 1994 (vacated) 3 364
  Julian Jackson def. Agostino Cardamone 17 March 1995 – 19 August 1995 0 155
  Quincy Taylor 19 August 1995 – 16 March 1996 0 211
  Keith Holmes 16 March 1996 – 2 May 1998 2 716
  Hacine Cherifi 2 May 1998 – 24 April 1999 0 357
  Keith Holmes 24 April 1999 – 14 April 2001 2 721
  Bernard Hopkins 14 April 2001 – 16 July 2005 7 1554
  Jermain Taylor 16 July 2005 – 29 September 2007 4 805
  Kelly Pavlik 29 September 2007 – 17 April 2010 3 931
  Sergio Martínez 17 April 2010 – 17 January 2011 (stripped) 1 214
  Sebastian Zbik (Elevated from interim status) 17 January 2011 – 4 June 2011 0 138
  Julio César Chávez Jr. 4 June 2011 – 15 September 2012 3 469
  Sergio Martínez 15 September 2012 – 7 June 2014 1 630
  Miguel Cotto 7 June 2014 – 17 November 2015 (stripped) 1 528
  Canelo Álvarez (def. Miguel Cotto) 21 November 2015 – 18 May 2016 (vacated) 1 179
  Gennady Golovkin (Elevated from interim status) 18 May 2016 – 15 September 2018 4 850
  Canelo Álvarez 15 September 2018 – 26 June 2019 (elevated to "Franchise Champion") 1 284
  Jermall Charlo (Elevated from interim status) 26 June 2019 – present 2 383

Super welterweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Denny Moyer 19 February 1963 – 29 April 1963 0 69
  Ralph Dupas 29 April 1963 – 7 September 1963 1 131
  Sandro Mazzinghi 7 September 1963 – 18 June 1965 3 650
  Nino Benvenuti 18 June 1965 – 25 June 1966 1 7
  Kim Ki-soo 25 June 1966 – 26 May 1968 2 700
  Sandro Mazzinghi (2) 26 May 1968 – November 1968 (stripped) 1 188
  Freddie Little
def. Stanley Hayward
17 March 1969 – 9 July 1970 2 479
  Carmelo Bossi 9 July 1970 – 31 October 1971 1 479
  Koichi Wajima 31 October 1971 – 4 June 1974 6 947
  Oscar Albarado 4 June 1974 – 21 January 1975 1 231
  Koichi Wajima (2) 21 January 1975 – April 1975 (stripped) 0 99
  Miguel de Oliveira
def. José Durán
7 May 1975 – 13 November 1975 0 190
  Elisha Obed 13 November 1975 – 18 June 1976 2 218
  Eckhard Dagge 18 June 1976 – 6 August 1977 2 414
  Rocky Mattioli 6 August 1977 – 4 March 1979 2 575
  Maurice Hope 4 March 1979 – 23 May 1981 3 811
  Wilfred Benítez 23 May 1981 – 3 December 1982 2 559
  Thomas Hearns 3 December 1982 – 1986 (vacated) 4 1489
  Duane Thomas
def. John Mugabi
5 December 1986 – 12 July 1987 0 219
  Lupe Aquino 12 July 1987 – 2 October 1987 0 82
  Gianfranco Rosi 2 October 1987 – 8 July 1988 1 280
  Donald Curry 8 July 1988 – 11 February 1989 0 218
  René Jacquot 11 February 1989 – 8 July 1989 0 147
  John Mugabi 8 July 1989 – 31 March 1990 0 266
  Terry Norris 31 March 1990 – 18 December 1993 10 1358
  Simon Brown 18 December 1993 – 7 May 1994 1 140
  Terry Norris (2) 7 May 1994 – 12 November 1994 0 189
  Luis Santana 12 November 1994 – 19 August 1995 1 280
  Terry Norris (3) 19 August 1995 – 6 December 1997 6 841
  Keith Mullings 6 December 1997 – 29 January 1999 1 420
  Javier Castillejo 29 January 1999 – 23 June 2001 5 726
  Oscar De La Hoya 28 June 2001 – 13 September 2003 2 810
  Shane Mosley 13 September 2003 – 13 March 2004 0 183
  Winky Wright 13 March 2004 – May 2005 (vacated) 1 445
  Ricardo Mayorga
def. Michele Piccirillo
13 August 2005 – 6 May 2006 0 267
  Oscar De La Hoya (2) 6 May 2006 – 5 May 2007 0 365
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. 5 May 2007 – 4 July 2007 (vacated) 0 61
  Vernon Forrest
def. Carlos Baldomir
28 July 2007 – 7 June 2008 1 316
  Sergio Mora 7 June 2008 – 13 September 2008 0 99
  Vernon Forrest (2) 13 September 2008 – 21 May 2009 (stripped) 0 251
  Sergio Martínez
(Elevated from Interim status)
21 May 2009 – 17 June 2010 (vacated) 0 393
  Manny Pacquiao
def. Antonio Margarito
14 November 2010 – 8 February 2011 (vacated) 0 87
  Canelo Álvarez
def. Matthew Hatton
5 March 2011 – 14 September 2013 6 925
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2) 14 September 2013 – 2 November 2015 (status changed to Emeritus Champion) 1 780
  Jermell Charlo
def. John Jackson
21 May 2016 – 22 December 2018 3 945
  Tony Harrison 22 December 2018 – 21 December 2019 0 364
  Jermell Charlo (2) 21 December 2019 – present 0 205

WelterweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Emile Griffith 8 December 1962 – 21 March 1963 0 103
  Luis Manuel Rodríguez 21 March 1963 – 8 June 1963 0 79
  Emile Griffith 8 June 1963 – 25 April 1966 (vacated) 4 1052
  Curtis Cokes
def. Jean Josselin
28 November 1966 – 18 April 1969 4 968
  José Nápoles 18 April 1969 – 3 December 1970 3 594
  Billy Backus 3 December 1970 – 4 June 1971 0 183
  José Nápoles 4 June 1971 – 6 December 1975 10 1646
  John H. Stracey 6 December 1975 – 22 June 1976 1 199
  Carlos Palomino 22 June 1976 – 14 January 1979 7 936
  Wilfred Benítez 14 January 1979 – 30 November 1979 1 320
  Sugar Ray Leonard 30 November 1979 – 20 June 1980 1 203
  Roberto Durán 20 June 1980 – 25 November 1980 0 158
  Sugar Ray Leonard 25 November 1980 – 9 November 1982 (retired) 3 714
  Milton McCrory
def. Colin Jones
13 August 1983 – 6 December 1985 4 845
  Donald Curry 6 December 1985 – 27 September 1986 0 295
  Lloyd Honeyghan 27 September 1986 – 28 October 1987 3 396
  Jorge Vaca 28 October 1987 – 29 March 1988 0 153
  Lloyd Honeyghan (2) 29 March 1988 – 4 February 1989 1 313
  Marlon Starling 4 February 1989 – 19 August 1990 1 561
  Maurice Blocker 19 August 1990 – 18 March 1991 0 211
  Simon Brown 18 March 1991 – 29 November 1991 0 256
  Buddy McGirt 29 November 1991 – 6 March 1993 2 463
  Pernell Whitaker 6 March 1993 – 12 April 1997 8 1498
  Oscar De La Hoya 12 April 1997 – 18 September 1999 7 889
  Félix Trinidad 18 September 1999 – 3 March 2000 (vacated) 0 167
  Shane Mosley 17 June 2000 – 26 January 2002 3 588
  Vernon Forrest 26 January 2002 – 25 January 2003 1 364
  Ricardo Mayorga 25 January 2003 – 13 December 2003 1 322
  Cory Spinks 13 December 2003 – 5 February 2005 2 420
  Zab Judah 5 February 2005 – 7 January 2006 1 336
  Carlos Baldomir 7 January 2006 – 4 November 2006 1 301
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. 4 November 2006 – 6 June 2008 (vacated) 1 580
  Andre Berto
def. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
21 June 2008 – 16 April 2011 5 1029
  Victor Ortiz 16 April 2011 – 17 September 2011 0 154
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2) 17 September 2011 – 2 November 2015 (status changed to Emeritus Champion) 5 1507
  Danny García
def. Robert Guerrero
23 January 2016 – 4 March 2017 0 407
  Keith Thurman 4 March 2017 – 24 April 2018 (vacated) 0 416
  Shawn Porter
def. Danny Garcia
8 September 2018 – 28 September 2019 1 385
  Errol Spence Jr. 28 September 2019 – present 0 289

Super lightweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Eddie Perkins 15 June 1963 – 18 January 1965 2 583
  Carlos "Morocho" Hernández 18 January 1965 – 29 April 1966 2 466
  Sandro Lopopolo 29 April 1966 – 30 April 1967 1 366
  Takeshi Fuji 30 April 1967 – 1968 (stripped) 1 611
  Pedro Adigue
def. Adolph Pruitt
14 December 1968 – 31 January 1970 0 413
  Bruno Arcari 31 January 1970 – February 1974 (vacated) 9 1175
  Perico Fernandez
def. Lion Furuyama
21 September 1974 – 15 July 1975 1 267
  Saensak Muangsurin 15 July 1975 – 30 June 1976 1 583
  Miguel Velasquez 30 June 1976 – 29 October 1976 0 381
  Saensak Muangsurin 29 October 1976 – 30 December 1978 7 792
  Kim Sang-hyun 30 December 1978 – 23 February 1980 2 420
  Saoul Mamby 23 February 1980 – 26 June 1982 5 854
  Leroy Haley 26 June 1982 – 18 May 1983 2 326
  Bruce Curry 18 May 1983 – 29 January 1984 2 256
  Billy Costello 29 January 1984 – 21 August 1985 3 570
  Lonnie Smith 21 August 1985 – 5 May 1986 0 257
  René Arredondo 5 May 1986 – 24 July 1986 0 83
  Tsuyoshi Hamada 24 July 1986 – 22 July 1987 1 363
  René Arredondo 22 July 1987 – 12 November 1987 0 113
  Roger Mayweather 22 July 1987 – 12 November 1987 4 113
  Julio César Chávez 13 May 1989 – 29 January 1994 12 1722
  Frankie Randall 29 January 1994 – 7 May 1994 0 114
  Julio César Chávez 7 May 1994 – 7 June 1996 4 762
  Oscar De La Hoya 7 June 1996 – 12 April 1997 (vacated) 1 309
  Kostya Tszyu
def. Miguel Ángel González
21 August 1999 – January 2004 (stripped) 7 1624
  Arturo Gatti
def. Gianluca Branco
24 January 2004 – 25 June 2005 2 518
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. 25 June 2005 – 23 March 2006 (vacated) 0 271
  Junior Witter
def. DeMarcus Corley
15 September 2006 – 10 May 2008 0 603
  Devon Alexander 1 August 2009 – 29 January 2011 2 546
  Timothy Bradley 29 January 2011 – 28 July 2011 (stripped) 2 180
  Érik Morales
def. Pablo César Cano
17 September 2011 – 24 March 2012 0 189
  Danny García 24 March 2012 – 11 June 2015 (stripped) 5 1174
  Viktor Postol
def. Lucas Matthysse
3 October 2015 – 23 July 2016 0 295
  Terence Crawford 23 July 2016 – 26 October 2017 (vacated) 3 460
  José Ramírez
def. Amir Imam
17 March 2018 – present 3 849

LightweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Carlos Ortiz 14 February 1963 – 10 April 1965 3 786
  Ismael Laguna 10 April 1965 – 13 November 1965 0 217
  Carlos Ortiz 13 November 1965 – 29 June 1968 5 959
  Carlos Cruz 29 June 1968 – 18 February 1969 1 234
  Mando Ramos 18 February 1969 – 3 March 1970 1 378
  Ismael Laguna 3 March 1970 – 15 September 1970 (stripped) 1 234
  Ken Buchanan
def. Rubén Navarro
12 February 1971 – 25 June 1971 (stripped) 0 133
  Pedro Carrasco
def. Mando Ramos
5 November 1971 – 18 February 1972 0 105
  Mando Ramos 18 February 1972 – 15 September 1972 1 210
  Chango Carmona 15 September 1972 – 10 November 1972 0 56
  Rodolfo González 10 November 1972 – 11 April 1974 2 517
  Guts Ishimatsu 11 April 1974 – 8 May 1976 5 758
  Esteban de Jesús 8 May 1976 – 21 January 1978 3 713
  Roberto Durán 21 January 1978 – January 1979 (vacated) 0 365
  Jim Watt
def. Alfredo Pitalua
17 April 1979 – 20 June 1981 4 795
  Alexis Argüello 20 June 1981 – 1983 (vacated) 4 924
  Edwin Rosario
def. José Luis Ramírez
1 May 1983 – 3 November 1984 2 522
  José Luis Ramírez 3 November 1984 – 10 August 1985 0 280
  Héctor Camacho 10 August 1985 – 1987 (vacated) 2 873
  José Luis Ramírez
def. Terrence Alli
19 July 1987 – 29 October 1988 2 468
  Julio César Chávez 29 October 1988 – 1989 (vacated) 0 428
  Pernell Whitaker
def. José Luis Ramírez
20 August 1989 – 1992 (vacated) 6 1229
  Miguel Ángel González
def. Wilfrido Rocha
24 August 1992 – 19 August 1995 (vacated) 10 1090
  Jean Baptiste Mendy
def. Lamar Murphy
20 April 1996 – 1 March 1997 0 315
  Stevie Johnston 1 March 1997 – 13 June 1998 3 469
  César Bazán 13 June 1998 – 27 February 1999 2 259
  Stevie Johnston 27 February 1999 – 17 June 2000 4 476
  José Luis Castillo 17 June 2000 – 20 April 2002 3 672
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. 20 April 2002 – 22 May 2004 (vacated) 3 763
  José Luis Castillo
def. Juan Lazcano
5 June 2004 – 7 May 2005 2 336
  Diego Corrales 7 May 2005 – 7 October 2006 (stripped) 0 518
  Joel Casamayor
def. Corrales, who was stripped
of his title
7 October 2006 – 1 February 2007 (stripped) 0 117
  David Díaz
(Elevated from interim status)
1 February 2007 – 28 June 2008 1 513
  Manny Pacquiao 28 June 2008 – 24 February 2009 (vacated) 1 241
  Edwin Valero
def. Antonio Pitalúa
4 April 2009 – 9 February 2010 (vacated) 2 311
  Humberto Soto
def. David Díaz
13 March 2010 – 1 July 2011 (vacated) 4 475
  Antonio DeMarco
def. Jorge Linares
15 October 2011 – 17 November 2012 2 399
  Adrien Broner 17 November 2012 – 29 January 2014 (stripped) 1 438
  Omar Figueroa Jr.
(Elevated from interim status)
29 January 2014 – 10 November 2014 (declared Champion in Recess) 2 285
  Jorge Linares
def. Javier Prieto
30 December 2014 – 22 February 2016 (declared Champion in Recess) 2 419
  Dejan Zlatičanin
def. Franklin Mamani
11 June 2016 – 28 January 2017 0 232
  Mikey Garcia 28 January 2017 – 25 April 2019 (vacated) 1 812
  Vasyl Lomachenko 31 August 2019 – 23 October 2019 (given "Franchise champion" belt) 0 317
  Devin Haney
(Elevated from interim status)
23 October 2019 – present 1 50

Super featherweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Gabriel Elorde 16 February 1963 – 15 June 1967 5 1580
  Yoshiaki Numata 15 June 1967 – 14 December 1967 0 182
  Hiroshi Kobayashi 14 December 1967 – 18 January 1969 (stripped) 2 401
  René Barrientos
def. Rubén Navarro
15 February 1969 – 5 April 1970 0 414
  Yoshiaki Numata 5 April 1970 – 10 October 1971 3 553
  Ricardo Arredondo 10 October 1971 – 28 February 1974 5 872
  Kuniaki Shibata 28 February 1974 – 5 July 1975 3 492
  Alfredo Escalera 5 July 1975 – 28 January 1978 10 938
  Alexis Argüello 28 January 1978 – 1980 (vacated) 8 1068
  Rafael Limón
def. Idelfonso Bethelmy
11 December 1980 – 8 March 1981 0 87
  Cornelius Boza-Edwards 8 March 1981 – 29 August 1981 1 174
  Rolando Navarrete 29 August 1981 – 29 May 1982 1 273
  Rafael Limón 29 May 1982 – 11 December 1982 1 196
  Bobby Chacon 11 December 1982 – 1983 (stripped) 1 385
  Héctor Camacho
def. Rafael Limón
7 August 1983 – 1984 (vacated) 1 512
  Julio César Chávez
def. Mario Martínez
13 September 1984 – 21 August 1987 (vacated) 9 1072
  Azumah Nelson
def. Mario Martínez
29 February 1988 – 7 May 1994 10 2259
  Jesse James Leija 7 May 1994 – 17 September 1994 0 133
  Gabriel Ruelas 17 September 1994 – 1 December 1995 2 440
  Azumah Nelson 1 December 1995 – 22 March 1997 1 477
  Genaro Hernández 22 March 1997 – 3 October 1998 3 560
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. 3 October 1998 – 20 April 2002 (vacated) 8 1295
  Sirimongkol Singwangcha
def. Kengo Nagashima
24 August 2002 – 15 August 2003 1 356
  Jesús Chávez 15 August 2003 – 28 February 2004 0 197
  Érik Morales 28 February 2004 – 27 November 2004 1 273
  Juan Manuel Márquez 17 March 2007 – 15 March 2008 1 364
  Manny Pacquiao 15 March 2008 – 16 July 2008 (vacated) 0 123
  Humberto Soto
def. Francisco Lorenzo
20 December 2008 – 18 March 2010 (vacated) 3 453
  Vitali Tajbert
(Elevated from interim status)
17 March 2010 – 26 November 2010 2 254
  Takahiro Ao 26 November 2010 – 27 October 2012 3 701
  Gamaliel Díaz 27 October 2012 – 8 April 2013 0 163
  Takashi Miura 8 April 2013 – 21 November 2015 4 957
  Francisco Vargas 21 November 2015 – 28 January 2017 1 434
  Miguel Berchelt 28 January 2017 – present 6 1262

FeatherweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Sugar Ramos 21 March 1963 – 26 September 1964 3 555
  Vicente Saldivar 26 September 1964 – October 1967 (retired) 7 1130
  Howard Winstone
def. Mitsunori Seki
23 January 1968 – 24 July 1968 0 183
  José Legrá 24 July 1968 – 21 January 1969 0 181
  Johnny Famechon 21 January 1969 – 9 May 1970 2 473
  Vicente Saldivar 9 May 1970 – 11 December 1970 0 216
  Kuniaki Shibata 11 December 1970 – 19 May 1972 2 525
  Clemente Sánchez 19 May 1972 – 16 December 1972 (stripped) 0 211
  José Legrá
def. Sánchez, who was stripped
of his title.
16 December 1972 – 5 May 1973 0 140
  Éder Jofre 5 May 1973 – 17 June 1974 (stripped) 1 408
  Bobby Chacon
def. Alfredo Marcano
7 September 1974 – 20 June 1975 1 286
  Rubén Olivares 20 June 1975 – 20 September 1975 0 92
  David Kotei 20 September 1975 – 13 November 1976 2 420
  Danny López 13 November 1976 – 2 February 1980 8 1176
  Salvador Sánchez 2 February 1980 – 12 August 1982 (died) 9 922
  Juan Laporte
def. Mario Miranda
15 September 1982 – 31 March 1984 2 563
  Wilfredo Gómez 31 March 1984 – 8 December 1984 0 252
  Azumah Nelson 8 December 1984 – 1988 (vacated) 6 1486
  Jeff Fenech
def. Victor Callejas
7 March 1988 – 1989 (vacated) 3 664
  Marcos Villasana
def. Paul Hodkinson
2 June 1990 – 14 November 1991 3 499
  Paul Hodkinson 14 November 1991 – 28 April 1993 3 531
  Gregorio Vargas 28 April 1993 – 4 December 1993 0 220
  Kevin Kelley 4 December 1993 – 7 January 1995 2 399
  Alejandro González 7 January 1995 – 23 September 1995 2 259
  Manuel Medina 23 September 1995 – 11 December 1995 0 79
  Luisito Espinosa 11 December 1995 – 15 May 1999 7 1247
  César Soto 15 May 1999 – 22 October 1999 0 160
  Naseem Hamed 15 May 1999 – 2000 (vacated) 0 596
  Guty Espadas Jr.
def. Luisito Espinosa
14 April 2000 – 17 February 2001 1 309
  Érik Morales
def. by Marco Antonio Barrera,
who declined title
17 February 2001 – 22 June 2002 1 490
  Érik Morales
def. Paulie Ayala
16 November 2002 – 2003 (vacated) 2 410
  Chi In-jin
def. Michael Brodie
4 October 2003 – 29 January 2006 3 1170
  Takashi Koshimoto 29 January 2006 – 30 July 2006 0 182
  Rodolfo López 30 July 2006 – 17 December 2006 0 140
  Chi In-jin 17 December 2006 – 2007 (retired) 0 379
  Jorge Linares
def. Óscar Larios
21 July 2007 – 13 August 2008 (vacated) 1 389
  Óscar Larios
(Elevated from Interim status)
13 August 2008 – 12 March 2009 2 211
  Takahiro Ao 12 March 2009 – 14 July 2009 0 124
  Elio Rojas 14 July 2009 – 25 August 2010 (vacated) 1 404
  Hozumi Hasegawa
def. Juan Carlos Burgos
26 November 2010 – 8 April 2011 0 633
  Jhonny González 8 April 2011 – 14 September 2012 4 525
  Daniel Ponce de León 14 September 2012 – 4 May 2013 0 232
  Abner Mares 4 May 2013 – 24 August 2013 0 112
  Jhonny González 24 August 2013 – 28 March 2015 2 581
  Gary Russell Jr. 28 March 2015 – present 5 1934

Super bantamweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses Days
  Rigoberto Riasco 3 April 1976 – 9 October 1976 2 189
  Kazuo "Royal" Kobayashi 9 October 1976 – 24 November 1976 0 24
  Yum Dong-kyun 24 November 1976 – 21 May 1977 1 178
  Wilfredo Gómez 21 May 1977 – April 1983 (vacated) 17 2171
  Jaime Garza
def. Bobby Berna
15 June 1983 – 3 November 1984 1 507
  Juan Meza 3 November 1984 – 18 August 1985 1 288
  José "Lupe" Pintor 18 August 1985 – 18 January 1986 0 153
  Samart Payakaroon 18 January 1986 – 8 May 1987 1 263
  Jeff Fenech 8 May 1987 – 1988 (vacated) 2 603
  Daniel Zaragoza
def. Carlos Zárate
29 February 1988 – 23 April 1990 5 784
  Paul Banke 23 April 1990 – 5 November 1990 1 196
  Pedro Rubén Décima 5 November 1990 – 23 February 1991 0 110
  Kiyoshi Hatanaka 23 February 1991 – 24 June 1991 0 121
  Daniel Zaragoza 24 June 1991 – 20 March 1992 2 270
  Thierry Jacob 20 March 1992 – 23 June 1992 0 95
  Tracy Harris Patterson 23 June 1992 – 26 August 1994 4 794
  Hector Acero-Sanchez 26 August 1994 – 6 November 1995 2 437
  Daniel Zaragoza 6 November 1995 – 6 September 1997 4 731
  Érik Morales 6 September 1997 – 19 February 2000 (vacated) 9 1096
  Willie Jorrín
def. Michael Brodie
9 September 2000 – 1 November 2002 (vacated) 2 783
  Óscar Larios 1 November 2002 – 12 December 2005 7 1,137
  Israel Vázquez 12 December 2005 – 3 March 2007 2 446
  Rafael Márquez 3 March 2007 – 4 August 2007 0 154
  Israel Vázquez 4 August 2007 – 18 December 2008 (stripped) 1 136
  Toshiaki Nishioka
(Elevated from Interim status)
18 December 2008 – 15 March 2012 (vacated) 7 1183
  Abner Mares
def. Eric Morel
21 April 2012 – 31 January 2013 (vacated) 1 344
  Victor Terrazas
def. Cristian Mijares
20 April 2013 – 24 August 2013 0 126
  Léo Santa Cruz 24 August 2013 – 1 November 2015 (vacated) 4 799
  Julio Ceja
(Elevated from Interim status)
1 November 2015 – 27 February 2016 0 118
  Hugo Ruiz 27 February 2016 – 16 September 2016 0 202
  Hozumi Hasegawa 16 September 2016 – 9 December 2016 (retired) 0 84
  Rey Vargas
def. Gavin McDonnell
25 February 2017 – present 5 1,234

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 2

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 1

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 2
Title vacated 5 October 2019 Edwards vacated over concerns of not being able to make weight
  Julio Cesar Martinez
def. Cristofer Rosales
20 December 2019 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. 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 7

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 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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