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List of flyweight boxing champions

This is a List of World Flyweight Boxing Champions by organization, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:

Contents

WorldEdit

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
April 11, 1913 June 2, 1913 Sid Smith Universal
The organization which eventually became the British Boxing Board of Control recognized the flyweight division in 1911 and declared Sid Smith the first champion. Smith's bout with Eugene Criqui of France on April 11, 1913, was the first international flyweight championship contest.[1]
June 2, 1913 January 26, 1914 Bill Ladbury Universal
January 26, 1914 May 15, 1914 Percy Jones Universal
May 15, 1914 November 16, 1914 Joe Symonds Universal
November 16, 1914 January 25, 1915 Jimmy Wilde Universal
January 25, 1915 October 18, 1915 Joe Symonds Universal
February 14, 1916 18 June 1923 Jimmy Wilde Universal
When Jimmy Wilde defeated American flyweight champion the Young Zulu Kid by an 11 round KO for the title in London on December 18, 1916, he was recognized in both Europe and America as the world flyweight champion.
18 June 1923 14 July 1925 Pancho Villa Universal
Pancho Villa's death on July 14, 1925, following a loss to Jimmy "Baby Face" McLarnin on July 4, caused the title to be vacated. A bout on August 22, 1925, between Fidel La Barba and American Flyweight Champion Frankie Genaro saw the title go to La Barba who defeated Genaro in a 10-round decision.
22 August 1925 25 August 1927 2 Fidel LaBarba Universal
22 October 1927 3 December 1927 2 Pinky Silverberg National Boxing Association
The title again became vacant when Fidel La Barba retired to attend Stanford University in 1927. Several fighters claimed the title including Wille Le Morte elected by the New Jersey Boxing Commission; Midget Wolgast, who won an 18-man tournament defeating Black Bill on March 21, 1930, in the tournament finals, recognized by the New York Boxing Commission; and Pinky Silverberg, who briefly held the National Boxing Association title in 1927 before being stripped of it later that year. After stripping Silverberg, the National Boxing Association recognized Frankie Genaro due to his victory over Canadian Flyweight Champion Albert "Frenchie" Belanger on February 6, 1928, in an NBA sanctioned tournament. Some confusion about who was the real champion was settled with Genaro defeating Wolgast by TKO on May 16 and La Morte in a 10-round decision on August 6. However, the title remained in dispute until Scottish flyweight Champion Benny Lynch's victory over NBA and British Flyweight Champion Jackie Brown on September 8, 1935, and American Flyweight Champion Small Montana on January 19, 1937, which unified the world titles.
9 June 1928 31 October 1931 Frankie Genaro NBA
26 October 1931 23 February 1932 Victor "Young" Perez NBA/IBU
31 October 1932 8 September 1935 Jackie Brown NBA/British
The IBU stripped Brown of the title and matched Velentin Angelmann and Kid David for the vacant title. The IBU later stripped Angelmann for losing a bout to Peter Kane.[2]
8 September 1935 29 June 1938 4 Benny Lynch Universal
The title was vacated when Lynch failed the weight requirement to qualify for the flyweight division and surrendered the title. Peter Kane defeated Jackie Jurich on September 22, 1938, to win the championship.
September 22, 1938 May 1939 Peter Kane Universal
Kane vacated his title to box at bantamweight.
December 14, 1939 1942 Little Dado NBA
The NBA proclaimed Dado as champion in 1939. After one defense Dado could no longer make weight and the NBA reinstated Kane as champion in 1942.[3]
June 19, 1943 July 31, 1947 Jackie Paterson NBA
Paterson stripped of title by NBA and BBBC because he was unable to make weight for a title defense against Dado Marino.[3]
October 20, 1947 March 30, 1950 Rinty Monaghan Universal
Monaghan wins NBA and BBBC title by defeating Dado Marino on October 20, 1947. He wins universal recognition of champion after defeating Jackie Paterson on March 23, 1948. The title is vacated after Monaghan announces his retirement due to chronic bronchitis on March 30, 1950. The title is won by Terry Allen defeating Honore Pratesi in London, England by a 15-round decision on April 25.
25 April 1950 1 August 1950 Terry Allen Universal
1 August 1950 19 May 1952 Dado Marino Universal
19 May 1952 26 November 1954 Yoshio Shirai Universal
26 November 1954 16 April 1960 Pascual Pérez Universal
16 April 1960 10 October 1962 Pone Kingpetch Universal
10 October 1962 12 January 1963 Masahiko "Fighting" Harada Universal
12 January 1963 18 July 1963 Pone Kingpetch Universal
18 July 1963 23 September 1964 Hiroyuki Ebihara Universal
23 September 1964 23 April 1965 Pone Kingpetch Universal
23 April 1965 14 June 1966 Salvatore Burruni Universal
14 June 1966 30 December 1966 Walter McGowan Lineal
30 December 1966 23 February 1969 Chartchai Chionoi Lineal

WBCEdit

Title inaugurated
1963-09-18 1964-01-23   Hiroyuki Ebihara WBC
1964-01-23 1965-04-23   Pone Kingpetch WBC
1965-04-23 1965-11-18-Stripped   Salvatore Burruni WBC
1966-03-01 1968-10-02-Retired   Horacio Accavallo WBC
1968-11-10 1969-02-23   Chartchai Chionoi WBC
1969-02-23 1970-03-20   Efren Torres WBC
1970-03-20 1970-12-07   Chartchai Chionoi WBC
1970-12-07 1971-12-29-Stripped   Erbito Salavarria WBC
1972-06-03 1972-09-29   Betulio González WBC
1972-09-29 1973-07-10-Vacated   Venice Borkhorsor WBC
The title is vacated when Venice Borkosor abandons the title following his last fight against Julio Guerrero on July 10, 1973. The title is won when Miguel Canto Solis was defeated by Betulio González in Caracas by a 15-round decision on August 4.
1973-08-04 1974-10-01   Betulio González WBC
1974-10-01 1975-01-08   Shoji Oguma WBC
1975-01-08 1979-03-18   Miguel Canto WBC
1979-03-18 1980-05-18   Chan-Hee Park WBC
1980-05-18 1981-05-12   Shoji Oguma WBC
1981-05-12 1982-03-20   Antonio Avelar WBC
1982-03-20 1982-07-24   Prudencio Cardona WBC
1982-07-24 1982-11-06   Freddy Castillo WBC
1982-11-06 1983-03-15   Eleoncio Mercedes WBC
1983-03-15 1983-09-27   Charlie Magri WBC
1983-09-27 1984-01-18   Frank Cedeno WBC
1984-01-18 1984-04-09   Koji Kobayashi WBC
1984-04-09 1984-10-08   Gabriel Bernal WBC
1984-10-08 1988-07-24   Sot Chitalada WBC
1988-07-24 1989-06-03   Yong-Kang Kim WBC
1989-06-03 1991-02-15   Sot Chitalada WBC
1991-02-15 1992-06-23   Muangchai Kittikasem WBC
1992-06-23 1997-11-12   Yuri Arbachakov WBC
1997-11-12 1998-12-04   Chatchai Sasakul WBC
1998-12-04 1999-09-17-Stripped   Manny Pacquiao WBC
1999-09-17 2000-05-19   Medgoen Singsurat WBC
2000-05-19 2001-03-02   Malcolm Tuñacao WBC
2001-03-02 2007-07-18   Pongsaklek Wonjongkam WBC
2007-07-18 2009-11-29   Daisuke Naito WBC
2009-11-29 2010-03-27   Kōki Kameda WBC
2010-03-27 2012-03-02   Pongsaklek Wonjongkam WBC
2012-03-02 2012-07-16   Sonny Boy Jaro WBC
2012-07-16 2013-04-08   Toshiyuki Igarashi WBC
2013-04-08 2014-09-05   Akira Yaegashi WBC
2014-09-05 2016-09-29-Vacated   Román González WBC
2017-03-04 Present   Juan Hernández WBC

WBAEdit

Title inaugurated
1962-10-02 1963-01-12   Fighting Harada WBA
1963-01-12 1963-12-18   Pone Kingpetch WBA
1963-12-18 1964-01-23   Hiroyuki Ebihara WBA
1964-01-23 1965-04-23   Pone Kingpetch WBA
1965-04-23 1965-11-01-Stripped   Salvatore Burruni WBA
1966-03-01 1968-10-02-Retired   Horacio Accavallo WBA
1969-03-30 1969-10-19   Hiroyuki Ebihara WBA
1969-10-19 1970-04-05   Bernabe Villacampo WBA
1970-04-05 1970-10-22   Berkrerk Chartvanchai WBA
1970-10-22 1973-01-24-Died   Masao Ohba WBA
1973-05-17 1974-10-18   Chartchai Chionoi WBA
1974-10-18 1975-04-01   Susumu Hanagata WBA
1975-04-01 1976-02-27   Erbito Salavarria WBA
1976-02-27 1976-10-02   Alfonso Lopez WBA
1976-10-02 1978-08-12   Guty Espadas WBA
1978-08-12 1979-11-17   Betulio González WBA
1979-11-17 1980-02-17   Luis Ibarra WBA
1980-02-17 1980-12-13   Tae-Shik Kim WBA
1980-12-13 1981-03-28   Peter Mathebula WBA
1981-03-28 1981-06-06   Santos Benigno Laciar WBA
1981-06-06 1981-09-26   Luis Ibarra WBA
1981-09-26 1982-05-01   Juan Herrera WBA
1982-05-01 1985-07-19-Vacated   Santos Benigno Laciar WBA
1985-10-05 1987-02-13   Hilario Zapata WBA
1987-02-13 1989-09-30   Fidel Bassa WBA
1989-09-30 1990-03-10   Jesus Kiki Rojas WBA
1990-03-10 1990-07-29   Yul-Woo Lee WBA
1990-07-29 1991-03-14   Leopard Tamakuma WBA
1991-03-14 1991-06-01   Elvis Álvarez WBA
1991-06-01 1992-09-26   Yong-Kang Kim WBA
1992-09-26 1992-12-15   Aquiles Guzman WBA
1992-12-15 1994-02-13   David Griman WBA
1994-02-13 1996-11-24   Saen Sor Ploenchit WBA
1996-11-24 1998-05-29   Jose Bonilla WBA
1998-05-29 1999-03-13   Hugo Rafael Soto WBA
1999-03-13 1999-09-03   Leo Gamez WBA
1999-09-03 2000-08-05   Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym WBA
2000-08-05 2003-12-06   Eric Morel WBA
2003-12-06 2007-03-18-Stripped   Lorenzo Parra WBA
2007-03-19 2008-12-31   Takefumi Sakata WBA
2008-12-31 2010-02-07   Denkaosan Kaovichit WBA
2010-02-07 2011-01-04-Vacated   Daiki Kameda WBA
2011-01-04 2011-04-02   Luis Concepcion WBA
2011-04-02 2012-11-17   Hernan Marquez WBA
2012-11-17 2013-04-06   Brian Viloria WBA Super Champion
2012-11-17 2015-04-22   Juan Carlos Reveco WBA Regular Champion
2013-04-06 2016-09-14-Vacated   Juan Francisco Estrada WBA Super Champion
2015-04-22 Present   Kazuto Ioka WBA Regular Champion

IBFEdit

Title inaugurated
1983-12-24 1985-12-20   Kwon Soon-chun IBF
1985-12-20 1986-04-27   Chung Jong-kwan IBF
1986-04-27 1986-08-02   Jung Bi-won IBF
1986-08-02 1987-02-22   Shin Hi-sup IBF
1987-02-22 1987-09-05   Dodie Boy Peñalosa IBF
1987-09-05 1988-01-16   Chang-Ho Choi IBF
1988-01-16 1988-10-05   Rolando Bohol IBF
1988-10-05 1989-06-07   Duke McKenzie IBF
1989-06-07 1992-06-11   Dave McAuley IBF
1992-06-11 1992-11-29   Rodolfo Blanco IBF
1992-11-29 1994-11-25-Retired   Pichit Sitbangprachan IBF
1995-02-18 1995-04-22   Francisco Tejedor IBF
1995-04-22 1996-Vacated   Danny Romero IBF
1996-05-04 1999-04-Vacated   Mark Johnson IBF
1999-04-10 2004-12-16   Irene Pacheco IBF
2004-12-16 2007-07-07   Vic Darchinyan IBF
2007-07-07 2009-Vacated   Nonito Donaire IBF
2009-11-20 2014-01-13-Vacated   Moruti Mthalane IBF
2014-01-22 2016-05-25   Amnat Ruenroeng IBF
2016-05-25 2016-12-21-Vacated   Johnriel Casimero IBF
2017-04-29 Present   Donnie Nietes IBF

WBOEdit

Title inaugurated
1989-03-03 1990-03-Vacated   Elvis Álvarez WBO
1990-08-18 1992-03-18   Isidro Perez WBO
1992-03-18 1993-05-15   Pat Clinton WBO
1993-05-15 1995-02-11   Jacob Matlala WBO
1995-02-11 1996-12-13   Alberto Jiménez WBO
1996-12-13 1998-08-14   Carlos Gabriel Salazar WBO
1998-08-14 1999-04-23   Ruben Sánchez León WBO
1999-04-23 1999-Vacated   José Antonio López Bueno WBO
1999-12-18 2000-12-15   Isidro García WBO
2000-12-15 2001-09-08-Vacated   Fernando Montiel WBO
2002-05-04 2002-07-13   Adonis Rivas WBO
2002-07-13 2010-05-Vacated   Omar Andres Narvaez WBO
2010-06-12 2011-07-16   Julio Cesar Miranda WBO
2011-07-16 2013-04-06   Brian Viloria WBO
2013-04-06 2016-09-14-Vacated   Juan Francisco Estrada WBO
2016-11-05 Present   Zou Shiming WBO

FootnotesEdit

1 Disputed. See article on Pedro Carrasco.
2 Relinquished championship title.
3 Retired as champion, relinquishing title.
4 Championship recognition withdrawn by sanctioning organization due to champion's failure or refusal to defend title against the organization's #1 ranked contender.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mullan, Harry (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. London, England: Carlton Books. p. 186. ISBN 0-7858-0641-5.
  2. ^ Mullan (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. p. 186.
  3. ^ a b Mullan (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. p. 187.

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