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List of world welterweight boxing champions

Beginning with Mysterious Billy Smith to Harry Lewis, the welterweight world champions listed below are more widely recognized in the United States and are not as widely sanctioned as the boxers that follow. Beginning with boxer Pat Bradley, is a chronological widely recognized List of World Welterweight Boxing Champions, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:

Lists of winnersEdit

WorldEdit

Date won Date lost Name
30 October 1888 1890 vacant  Paddy Duffy World
14 December 1892 26 July 1894  Mysterious Billy Smith World
26 July 1894 25 August 1898  Tommy Ryan World
17 April 1900 5 June 1900  Matty Matthews World
5 June 1900 13 August 1900  Eddie Connolly World
13 August 1900 18 December 1901  Rube Ferns World
18 December 1901 16 October 1906  Joe Walcott World
16 October 1906 23 April 1907  William "Honey" Mellody World
23 April 1907 Vacant 1908  Mike "Twin" Sullivan World
20 April 1908 25 January 1911  Harry Lewis World
1 June 1915 22 June 1915  Mike Glover World
22 June 1915 31 August 1915  Jack Britton World
31 August 1915 24 April 1916  Ted "Kid" Lewis World
24 April 1916 25 June 1917  Jack Britton World
25 June 1917 17 March 1919  Ted "Kid" Lewis World
17 March 1919 1 November 1922  Jack Britton World
1 November 1922 20 May 1926  Mickey Walker World
20 May 1926 3 June 1927  Pete Latzo World
3 June 1927 25 July 1929  Joe Dundee World
25 July 1929 9 May 1930  Jackie Fields World
9 May 1930 5 September 1930  Jack Thompson World
5 September 1930 14 April 1931  Tommy Freeman World
14 April 1931 23 October 1931  Jack Thompson World
23 October 1931 28 January 1932  Lou Brouillard World
28 January 1932 22 February 1933  Jackie Fields World
22 February 1933 29 May 1933  Young Corbett III World
29 May 1933 28 May 1934  Jimmy McLarnin World
28 May 1934 17 September 1934  Barney Ross World
17 September 1934 28 May 1935  Jimmy McLarnin World
28 May 1935 31 May 1938  Barney Ross World
31 May 1938 4 October 1940  Henry Armstrong World
4 October 1940 29 July 1941  Fritzie Zivic World
29 July 1941 1 February 1946  Freddie 'Red' Cochrane World
1 February 1946 1 February 1946-Vacated  Marty Servo World
20 December 1946 9 August 1950-Vacated  Sugar Ray Robinson World
14 March 1951 18 May 1951  Johnny Bratton World
18 May 1951 29 August 1951  Kid Gavilán World
4 February 1952 20 October 1954  Kid Gavilán World
20 October 1954 1 April 1955  Johnny Saxton World
1 April 1955 10 June 1955  Tony DeMarco World
10 June 1955 14 March 1956  Carmen Basilio World
14 March 1956 12 September 1956  Johnny Saxton World
12 September 1956 22 February 1957-Vacated  Carmen Basilio World
6 June 1958 5 December 1958  Virgil Akins World
5 December 1958 27 May 1960  Don Jordan World
27 May 1960 1 April 1961  Benny 'Kid' Paret World
1 April 1961 30 September 1961  Emile Griffith World
30 September 1961 24 March 1962  Benny 'Kid' Paret World
24 March 1962 21 March 1963  Emile Griffith World
21 March 1963 8 June 1963  Luis Manuel Rodríguez World
8 June 1963 10 December 1965-Vacated  Emile Griffith World
28 November 1966 18 April 1969  Curtis Cokes World
18 April 1969 3 December 1970  José Nápoles World
Title Split into WBA and WBC Belts
3 December 1970 4 June 1971  Billy Backus WBA/WBC
4 June 1971 6 December 1975  José Nápoles WBA/WBC
16 September 1981 9 November 1982-Retires  Sugar Ray Leonard WBA/WBC
Title Split into WBA, WBC, and IBF Belts
6 December 1985 27 September 1986  Donald Curry WBA/WBC/IBF
27 September 1986 22 August 1987  Lloyd Honeyghan WBA/WBC/IBF
13 December 2003 05 February 2005  Cory Spinks WBA/WBC/IBF
05 February 2005 07 January 2006  Zab Judah WBA/WBC/IBF

WBCEdit

Date won Date lost Name
Separate WBA and WBC champions began when José Nápoles gives up WBA title[1]
8 December 1962 21 March 1963   Emile Griffith WBC
21 March 1963 8 June 1963   Luis Manuel Rodriguez WBC
8 June 1963 25 April 1966-Vacated   Emile Griffith WBC
24 August 1966 18 April 1969   Curtis Cokes WBC
18 April 1969 3 December 1970   Jose Napoles WBC
3 December 1970 4 June 1971   Billy Backus WBC
4 June 1971 6 December 1975   Jose Napoles WBC
6 December 1975 22 June 1976   John H Stracey WBC
22 June 1976 14 January 1979   Carlos Palomino WBC
14 January 1979 30 November 1979   Wilfred Benítez WBC
30 November 1979 20 June 1980   Sugar Ray Leonard WBC
20 June 1980 25 November 1980   Roberto Durán WBC
25 November 1980 9 November 1982-Retired   Sugar Ray Leonard WBC
13 August 1983 6 December 1985   Milton McCrory WBC
6 December 1985 27 September 1986   Donald Curry WBC
27 September 1986 28 October 1987   Lloyd Honeyghan WBC
28 October 1987 29 March 1988   Jorge Vaca WBC
29 March 1988 4 February 1989   Lloyd Honeyghan WBC
4 February 1989 19 August 1990   Marlon Starling WBC
19 August 1990 18 March 1991   Maurice Blocker WBC
18 March 1991 29 November 1991   Simon Brown WBC
29 November 1991 6 March 1993   James McGirt WBC
6 March 1993 12 April 1997   Pernell Whitaker WBC
12 April 1997 18 September 1999   Oscar De La Hoya WBC
18 September 1999 3 March 2000- Vacated   Félix Trinidad WBC
4 March 2000 17 June 2000   Oscar De La Hoya WBC
17 June 2000 26 January 2002   Shane Mosley WBC
26 January 2002 25 January 2003   Vernon Forrest WBC
25 January 2003 13 December 2003   Ricardo Mayorga WBC
13 December 2003 5 February 2005   Cory Spinks WBC
5 February 2005 7 January 2006   Zab Judah WBC
7 January 2006 4 November 2006   Carlos Manuel Baldomir WBC
4 November 2006 6 June 2008- Retired   Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBC
21 June 2008 16 April 2011   Andre Berto WBC
16 April 2011 17 September 2011   Victor Ortiz WBC
17 September 2011 12 September 2015- Retired   Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBC
23 January 2016 4 March 2017   Danny García WBC
4 March 2017 24 April 2018- Vacated   Keith Thurman WBC
8 September 2018 Present   Shawn Porter WBC

WBAEdit

Date won Date lost Name
8 December 1962 21 March 1963  Emile Griffith WBA
21 March 1963 8 June 1963   Luis Manuel Rodriguez WBA
8 June 1963 25 April 1966-Vacated   Emile Griffith WBA
24 August 1966 18 April 1969   Curtis Cokes WBA
18 April 1969 3 December 1970   Jose Napoles WBA
3 December 1970 4 June 1971   Billy Backus WBA
4 June 1971 1975-Stripped   Jose Napoles WBA
28 June 1975 17 July 1976   Ángel Espada WBA
17 July 1976 2 August 1980   Pipino Cuevas WBA
2 August 1980 16 September 1981   Thomas Hearns WBA
16 September 1981 9 November 1982-Retired   Sugar Ray Leonard WBA
13 February 1983 27 September 1986   Donald Curry WBA
27 September 1986 1987-Vacated   Lloyd Honeyghan WBA
6 February 1987 22 August 1987   Mark Breland WBA
22 August 1987 29 July 1988   Marlon Starling WBA
29 July 1988 12 December 1988-Vacated   Tomas Molinares WBA
4 February 1989 8 July 1990   Mark Breland WBA
8 July 1990 19 January 1991   Aaron Davis WBA
19 January 1991 31 October 1992   Meldrick Taylor WBA
31 October 1992 4 June 1994   Crisanto España WBA
4 June 1994 17 October 1997-Vacated   Ike Quartey WBA
10 October 1998 2000-Stripped   James Page WBA
17 February 2001 30 March 2002   Andrew Lewis WBA
30 March 2002 13 December 2003   Ricardo Mayorga WBA Super Champion
12 September 2003 2 April 2005   Jose Antonio Rivera WBA Regular Champion
13 December 2003 5 February 2005   Cory Spinks WBA Super Champion
5 February 2005 7 January 2006-Stripped   Zab Judah WBA Super Champion
2 April 2005 13 May 2006   Luis Collazo WBA Regular Champion
13 May 2006 31 August 2006-Vacated   Ricky Hatton WBA
2 December 2006 26 July 2008   Miguel Cotto WBA
26 July 2008 24 January 2009   Antonio Margarito WBA Super Champion
3 October 2008 10 April 2009   Yuriy Nuzhnenko WBA Regular Champion
24 January 2009 22 May 2010-Stripped   Shane Mosley WBA Super Champion
10 April 2009 29 April 2012   Vyacheslav Senchenko WBA Regular Champion
29 April 2012 22 June 2013   Paul Malignaggi WBA
22 June 2013 14 December 2013   Adrien Broner WBA
14 December 2013 3 May 2014   Marcos Maidana WBA
3 May 2014 11 January 2016-Stripped after retirement   Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBA Super Champion
16 January 2015 20 July 2019 - Lost to Super Champion   Keith Thurman WBA Super Champion
15 July 2018 Present   Manny Pacquiao WBA Super Champion

IBFEdit

Date won Date lost Name
Title inaugurated
4 February 1984 27 September 1986   Donald Curry IBF
27 September 1986 28 October 1987-Stripped   Lloyd Honeyghan IBF
23 April 1988 4 October 1991-Vacated   Simon Brown IBF
4 October 1991 19 June 1993   Maurice Blocker IBF
19 June 1993 3 March 2000-Vacated   Félix Trinidad IBF
12 May 2001 12 December 2001-Vacated   Vernon Forrest IBF
13 April 2002 22 March 2003   Michele Piccirillo IBF
22 March 2003 5 February 2005   Cory Spinks IBF
5 February 2005 8 April 2006   Zab Judah IBF
8 April 2006 20 June 2006-Vacated   Floyd Mayweather, Jr. IBF
28 October 2006 12 April 2008   Kermit Cintron IBF
12 April 2008 July 2008-Stripped   Antonio Margarito IBF
2 August 2008 16 April 2009-Vacated   Joshua Clottey IBF
1 August 2009 11 December 2009   Isaac Hlatshwayo IBF
11 December 2009 3 September 2011   Dejan Zavec IBF
3 September 2011 8 November 2011-Vacated   Andre Berto IBF
9 June 2012 20 October 2012   Randall Bailey IBF
20 October 2012 7 December 2013   Devon Alexander IBF
7 December 2013 16 August 2014   Shawn Porter IBF
16 August 2014 27 May 2017   Kell Brook IBF
27 May 2017 Present   Errol Spence Jr. IBF

WBOEdit

Date won Date lost Name
Title inaugurated
6 May 1989 15 December 1989-Vacated   Genaro Leon WBO
15 December 1989 12 February 1993   Manning Galloway WBO
12 February 1993 16 October 1993-Vacated   Gert Bo Jacobsen WBO
16 October 1993 13 April 1996   Eammon Loughran WBO
13 April 1996 6 October 1996-Vacated   José Luis López WBO
22 February 1997 1997-Vacated   Michael Loewe WBO
14 February 1998 6 May 2000   Ahmed Kotiev WBO
6 May 2000 16 March 2002-Vacated   Daniel Santos WBO
16 March 2002 14 July 2007   Antonio Margarito WBO
14 July 2007 9 February 2008   Paul Williams WBO
9 February 2008 7 June 2008   Carlos Quintana WBO
7 June 2008 12 November 2008-Vacated   Paul Williams WBO
21 February 2009 14 November 2009   Miguel Cotto WBO
14 November 2009 9 June 2012   Manny Pacquiao WBO
9 June 2012 12 April 2014   Timothy Bradley WBO
12 April 2014 2 May 2015   Manny Pacquiao WBO
2 May 2015 6 July 2015-Stripped   Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBO
6 July 2015 9 February 2016-Vacated   Timothy Bradley WBO
5 March 2016 5 November 2016   Jessie Vargas WBO
5 November 2016 2 July 2017   Manny Pacquiao WBO
2 July 2017 6 June 2018   Jeff Horn WBO
6 June 2018 Present   Terence Crawford WBO

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mullan, Harry (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. London, England: Carlton Books. p. 159. ISBN 0-7858-0641-5.

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