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The World Boxing Council is one of the four major governing bodies in professional boxing, and certifies World Champions in 17 different weight classes. In 1963, the year of its foundation, the WBC inaugurated titles in all divisions with the exception of the Light flyweight, Super flyweight, Super bantamweight, Super middleweight and Cruiserweight, who were inaugurated in the subsequent decades. The most recent title inaugurated by the WBC is the Minimumweight (also called Strawweight) in 1987.

StrawweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Hiroki Ioka October 18, 1987 – November 13, 1988 2
22x20px Napa Kiatwanchai November 13, 1988 – November 12, 1989 2
22x20px Jum-Hwan Choi November 12, 1989 – February 7, 1990 3
22x20px Hideyuki Ohashi February 7, 1990 – December 25, 1990 1
Mexico Ricardo López October 25, 1990 – September, 1999 (stripped) 21
22x20px Wandee Singwancha September, 1999 – February 11, 2000 (elevated from interim status) 1
Mexico José Antonio Aguirre February 11, 2000 – January 10, 2004 7
22x20px "Eagle" Den Junlapan January 10, 2004 – December 18, 2004 1
Mexico Isaac Bustos December 18, 2004 – April 4, 2005 0
22x20px Katsunari Takayama April 4, 2005 – August 6, 2005 0
22x20px "Eagle" Den Junlapan August 6, 2005 – November 29, 2007 4
22x20px Oleydong Sithsamerchai November 29, 2007 – February 11, 2011 5
22x20px Kazuto Ioka February 11, 2011 – July 1, 2012 (vacated)[1] 4
Vacant title
Awarded to the winner of the Xiong Zhao Zhong vs. Javier Martinez Resendiz bout to be held on October 27, 2012.[2]

Light flyweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
Italy Franco Udella April 4, 1975 – August, 1975 (stripped) 1
22x20px Luis Estaba
def. Rafael Lovera
September 13, 1975 – February 19, 1978 11
Mexico Freddy Castillo February 19, 1978 – May 6, 1978 0
22x20px Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh May 6, 1978 – September 30, 1978 1
22x20px Kim Sung-Jun September 30, 1978 – January 3, 1980 3
22x20px Shigeo Nakajima January 3, 1980 – March 24, 1980 0
22x20px Hilario Zapata March 24, 1980 – February 6, 1982 8
Mexico Amado Ursua February 6, 1982 – April 13, 1982 0
22x20px Tadashi Tomori April 13, 1982 – July 20, 1982 0
22x20px Hilario Zapata July 20, 1982 – March 26, 1983 2
22x20px Chang Jung-Koo March 26, 1983 – 1988 (retired) 15
Mexico Germán Torres
def. Kang Soon-Jung
December 11, 1988 – March 19, 1989 0
22x20px Lee Yul-Woo March 19, 1989 – June 25, 1989 0
Mexico Humberto González June 25, 1989 – December 19, 1990 5
22x20px Rolando Pascua December 19, 1990 – March 25, 1991 0
Mexico Melchor Cob Castro March 25, 1991 – June 3, 1991 0
Mexico Humberto González June 3, 1991 – March 13, 1993 4
United States Michael Carbajal March 13, 1993 – February 19, 1994 2
Mexico Humberto González February 19, 1994 – July 15, 1995 3
22x20px Saman Sorjaturong July 15, 1995 – October 17, 1999 10
22x20px Choi Yo-Sam October 17, 1999 – July 6, 2002 3
Mexico Jorge Arce July 6, 2002 – December 18, 2004 (vacated) 7
Mexico Eric Ortiz
def. José Antonio Aguirre
March 11, 2005 – September 10, 2005 0
22x20px Brian Viloria September 10, 2005 – August 10, 2006 1
Mexico Omar Niño Romero August 10, 2006 – February 2, 2007 (stripped) 1
Mexico Edgar Sosa
def. Brian Viloria
April 14, 2007 – November 21, 2009 10
22x20px Rodel Mayol November 21, 2009 – June 19, 2010 1
Mexico Omar Niño Romero June 19, 2010 – November 6, 2010 0
Mexico Gilberto Keb Baas November 6, 2010 – April 30, 2011 1
Mexico Adrián Hernández April 30, 2011 – December 23, 2011 1
22x20px Kompayak Porpramook December 23, 2011 – October 6, 2012 1
Mexico Adrián Hernández October 6, 2012 – present

FlyweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Hiroyuki Ebihara September 18, 1963 – January 23, 1964 0
22x20px Pone Kingpetch January 23, 1964 – April 23, 1965 3
Italy Salvatore Burruni April 23, 1965 – June 14, 1966 1
22x20px Walter McGowan June 14, 1966 – December 30, 1966 0
22x20px Chartchai Chionoi December 30, 1966 – February 23, 1969 4
Mexico Efren Torres February 23, 1969 – March 20, 1970 0
22x20px Chartchai Chionoi March 20, 1970 – December 7, 1970 0
22x20px Erbito Salavarria December 7, 1970 – December 29, 1971 (stripped) 2
22x20px Betulio González
def. Socrates Batoto
June 3, 1972 – September 29, 1972 0
22x20px Venice Borkhorsor September 29, 1972 – 1973 (vacated) 1
22x20px Betulio González
def. Miguel Canto
August 4, 1973 – October 1, 1974 2
22x20px Shoji Oguma October 1, 1974 – January 8, 1975 0
Mexico Miguel Canto January 8, 1975 – March 18, 1979 14
22x20px Park Chan-Hee March 18, 1979 – May 18, 1980 5
22x20px Shoji Oguma May 18, 1980 – May 12, 1981 3
Mexico Antonio Avelar May 12, 1981 – March 20, 1982 1
22x20px Prudencio Cardona March 20, 1982 – July 24, 1982 0
Mexico Freddy Castillo July 24, 1982 – November 6, 1982 0
22x20px Eleoncio Mercedes November 6, 1982 – March 15, 1983 0
22x20px Charlie Magri March 15, 1983 – September 27, 1983 0
22x20px Frank Cedeno September 27, 1983 – January 18, 1984 0
22x20px Koji Kobayashi January 18, 1984 – April 9, 1984 0
Mexico Gabriel Bernal April 9, 1984 – October 8, 1984 1
22x20px Sot Chitalada October 8, 1984 – July 24, 1988 6
22x20px Kim Yong-Kang July 24, 1988 – June 3, 1989 2
22x20px Sot Chitalada June 3, 1989 – February 15, 1991 4
22x20px Muangchai Kittikasem February 15, 1991 – June 23, 1993 3
Russia Yuri Arbachakov June 23, 1993 – November 12, 1997 (retired) 9
22x20px Chatchai Sasakul
def. Ysaias Zamudio
May 9, 1997 – December 4, 1998 2
22x20px Manny Pacquiao December 4, 1998 – September 17, 1999 1
22x20px Medgoen Singsurat
def. Pacquiao, who was stripped
of his title.
September 17, 1999 – May 19, 2000 1
22x20px Malcolm Tunacao May 19, 2000 – March 2, 2001 1
22x20px Pongsaklek Wonjongkam March 2, 2001 – July 18, 2007 17
22x20px Daisuke Naito July 18, 2007 – November 29, 2009 5
22x20px Koki Kameda November 29, 2009 – March 27, 2010 0
22x20px Pongsaklek Wonjongkam March 27, 2010 – March 2, 2012 3
22x20px Sonny Boy Jaro March 27, 2010 – July 16, 2012 0
22x20px Toshiyuki Igarashi July 16, 2012 – Present

Super flyweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Rafael Orono February 2, 1980 – January 24, 1981 3
22x20px Kim Chul-Ho January 24, 1981 – November 28, 1982 5
22x20px Rafael Orono November 28, 1982 – November 27, 1983 3
22x20px Payao Poontarat November 27, 1983 – July 5, 1984 1
22x20px Jiro Watanabe July 5, 1984 – March 30, 1986 4
Mexico Gilberto Román March 30, 1986 – May 16, 1987 6
Argentina Santos Laciar May 16, 1987 – August 8, 1987 0
22x20px Sugar Baby Rojas August 8, 1987 – April 8, 1988 1
Mexico Gilberto Román April 8, 1988 – November 7, 1989 5
22x20px Nana Kanadou November 7, 1989 – January 20, 1990 0
22x20px Moon Sung-kil January 20, 1990 – November 13, 1993 9
Mexico José Luis Bueno November 13, 1993 – May 4, 1994 0
22x20px Hiroshi Kawashima May 4, 1994 – February 20, 1997 6
22x20px Gerry Peñalosa February 20, 1997 – August 29, 1998 3
22x20px In-Joo Cho August 29, 1998 – August 27, 2000 5
22x20px Masamori Tokuyama August 27, 2000 – June 28, 2004 8
22x20px Katsushige Kawashima June 28, 2004 – July 18, 2005 2
22x20px Masamori Tokuyama July 18, 2005 – December 6, 2006 (vacated) 1
Mexico Cristian Mijares
(Promoted from Interim status)
December 6, 2006 – November 1, 2008 7
22x20px Vic Darchinyan November 1, 2008 – August 3, 2010 (vacated) 3
22x20px Vic Darchinyan November 1, 2008 – August 3, 2010 (vacated) 3
Mexico Tomás Rojas
def. Kohei Kono
September 20, 2010 – August 10, 2011 2
22x20px Suriyan Sor Rungvisai August 10, 2011 – March 27, 2012 1
22x20px Yota Sato March 27, 2012 – Present 1

BantamweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Éder Jofre April 4, 1963 – May 18, 1965 2
22x20px Masahiko "Fighting" Harada May 18, 1965 – February 27, 1968 4
22x20px Lionel Rose February 27, 1968 – August 22, 1969 3
Mexico Rubén Olivares August 22, 1969 – October 16, 1970 2
Mexico Jesús "Chucho" Castillo October 16, 1970 – April 2, 1971 0
Mexico Rubén Olivares April 2, 1971 – March 19, 1972 2
Mexico Rafael Herrera March 19, 1972 – July 29, 1972 0
22x20px Enrique Pinder July 29, 1972 – 1973 (stripped) 0
Mexico Rafael Herrera
def. Rodolfo Martínez
April 14, 1973 – December 7, 1974 2
Mexico Rodolfo Martínez December 7, 1974 – May 8, 1976 3
Mexico Carlos Zárate May 8, 1976 – June 3, 1979 9
Mexico José Guadalupe Pintor June 3, 1979 – 1982 (vacated) 8
United States Alberto Dávila
def. Francisco "Kiko" Bejines
September 1, 1983 – 1984 (vacated) 1
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza
def. Fred Jackson
May 4, 1985 – August 9, 1985 0
22x20px Miguel Lora August 9, 1985 – October 29, 1988 7
Mexico Raúl Pérez October 29, 1988 – February 25, 1991 7
United States Greg Richardson February 25, 1991 – September 19, 1991 1
22x20px Joichiro Tatsuyoshi September 19, 1991 – September 17, 1992 0
Mexico Victor Rabanales September 17, 1992 – March 28, 1993 4
22x20px Jung-Il Byun March 28, 1993 – December 23, 1993 1
22x20px Yasuei Yakushiji December 23, 1993 – July 30, 1995 4
22x20px Wayne McCullough July 30, 1995 – January, 1997 (vacated) 2
22x20px Sirimongkol Singwangcha
(Elevated from Interim status)
January, 1997 – November 22, 1997 3
22x20px Joichiro Tatsuyoshi November 22, 1997 – December 29, 1998 2
22x20px Veeraphol Sahaprom December 29, 1998 – April 16, 2005 14
22x20px Hozumi Hasegawa April 16, 2005 – April 30, 2010 10
Mexico Fernando Montiel April 30, 2010 – February 19, 2011 1
22x20px Nonito Donaire February 19, 2011 – October 22, 2011 (vacated) 1
22x20px Shinsuke Yamanaka
def. Christian Esquivel
November 5, 2011 – Present 1

Super bantamweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Rigoberto Riasco April 3, 1976 – October 9, 1976 2
22x20px Kazuo "Royal" Kobayashi October 9, 1976 – November 24, 1976 0
22x20px Yum Dong-Kyun November 24, 1976 – May 21, 1977 1
22x20px Wilfredo Gómez May 21, 1977 – April, 1983 (vacated) 17
United States Jaime Garza
def. Bobby Berna
June 15, 1983 – November 3, 1984 1
United States Juan Meza November 3, 1984 – August 18, 1985 1
Mexico José "Lupe" Pintor August 18, 1985 – January 18, 1986 0
22x20px Samart Payakaroon January 18, 1986 – May 8, 1987 1
22x20px Jeff Fenech May 8, 1987 – 1988 (vacated) 2
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza
def. Carlos Zárate
February 29, 1988 – April 23, 1990 5
United States Paul Banke April 23, 1990 – November 5, 1990 1
Argentina Pedro Ruben Decima November 5, 1990 – February 23, 1991 0
22x20px Kiyoshi Hatanaka February 23, 1991 – June 24, 1991 0
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza June 24, 1991 – March 20, 1992 2
22x20px Thierry Jacob March 20, 1992 – June 23, 1992 0
United States Tracy Harris Patterson June 23, 1992 – August 26, 1994 4
22x20px Hector Acero Sanchez August 26, 1994 – November 6, 1995 2
Mexico Daniel Zaragoza November 6, 1995 – September 6, 1997 2
Mexico Erik Morales September 6, 1997 – February 19, 2000 (vacated) 9
United States Willie Jorrín
def. Michael Brodie
September 9, 2000 – November 1, 2002 (vacated) 2
Mexico Óscar Larios
(Elevated from Interim status)
November 1, 2002 – December 12, 2005 7
Mexico Israel Vázquez December 12, 2005 – March 3, 2007 2
Mexico Rafael Márquez March 3, 2007 – August 4, 2007 0
Mexico Israel Vázquez August 4, 2007 – December 18, 2008 (stripped) 1
22x20px Toshiaki Nishioka
(Elevated from Interim status)
December 18, 2008 – March 15, 2012 (vacated) 7
Mexico Abner Mares
def. Eric Morel
April 21, 2012 – Present

FeatherweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
Mexico Sugar Ramos March 21, 1963 – September 26, 1964 3
Mexico Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 – October, 1967 (retired) 7
22x20px Howard Winstone
def. Mitsunori Seki
January 23, 1968 – July 24, 1968 0
22x20px José Legrá July 24, 1968 – January 21, 1969 0
22x20px Johnny Famechon January 21, 1969 – May 9, 1970 2
Mexico Vicente Saldivar May 9, 1970 – December 11, 1970 0
22x20px Kuniaki Shibata December 11, 1970 – May 19, 1972 2
Mexico Clemente Sánchez May 19, 1972 – December 16, 1972 (stripped) 0
22x20px José Legrá
def. Sánchez, who was stripped
of his title.
December 16, 1972 – May 5, 1973 0
22x20px Éder Jofre May 5, 1973 – June 17, 1974 (stripped) 1
United States Bobby Chacon
def. Alfredo Marcano
September 7, 1974 – June 20, 1975 1
Mexico Rubén Olivares June 20, 1975 – September 20, 1975 0
22x20px David Kotei September 20, 1975 – November 13, 1976 2
United States Danny López November 13, 1976 – February 2, 1980 8
Mexico Salvador Sánchez February 2, 1980 – August 12, 1982 (died) 9
22x20px Juan Laporte
def. Mario Miranda
September 15, 1982 – March 31, 1984 2
22x20px Wilfredo Gómez March 31, 1984 – December 8, 1984 0
22x20px Azumah Nelson December 8, 1984 – 1988 (vacated) 6
22x20px Jeff Fenech
def. Victor Callejas
March 7, 1988 – 1989 (vacated) 3
Mexico Marcos Villasana
def. Paul Hodkinson
June 2, 1990 – November 14, 1991 3
22x20px Paul Hodkinson November 14, 1991 – April 28, 1993 3
Mexico Gregorio Vargas April 28, 1993 – December 4, 1993 0
United States Kevin Kelley December 4, 1993 – January 7, 1995 2
Mexico Alejandro Martín González January 7, 1995 – September 23, 1995 2
Mexico Manuel Medina September 23, 1995 – December 11, 1995 0
22x20px Luisito Espinosa December 11, 1995 – May 15, 1999 7
Mexico César Soto May 15, 1999 – October 22, 1999 0
22x20px Naseem Hamed May 15, 1999 – 2000 (vacated) 0
Mexico Guty Espadas, Jr.
def. Luisito Espinosa
April 14, 2000 – February 17, 2001 1
Mexico Erik Morales February 17, 2001 – June 22, 2002 1
Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera June 22, 2002 – June, 2002 (vacated) 0
Mexico Erik Morales
def. Paulie Ayala
November 16, 2002 – 2003 (vacated) 2
22x20px Chi In-Jin
def. Michael Brodie
October 4, 2003 – January 29, 2006 3
22x20px Takashi Koshimoto January 29, 2006 – July 30, 2006 0
Mexico Rodolfo López July 30, 2006 – December 17, 2006 0
22x20px Chi In-Jin December 17, 2006 – 2007 (retired) 0
Mexico Jorge Linares
def. Óscar Larios
July 21, 2007 – August 13, 2008 (vacated) 1
Mexico Óscar Larios
(Elevated from Interim status)
August 13, 2008 – March 12, 2009 2
22x20px Takahiro Aoh March 12, 2009 – July 14, 2009 0
22x20px Elio Rojas July 14, 2009 – August 25, 2010 (vacated) 1
22x20px Hozumi Hasegawa
def. Juan Carlos Burgos
July 14, 2009 – April 8, 2011 0
Mexico Jhonny González April 8, 2011 – September 14, 2012 4
Mexico Daniel Ponce de León September 14, 2012 – Present

Super featherweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Gabriel Elorde February 16, 1963 – June 15, 1967 5
22x20px Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 – December 14, 1967 0
22x20px Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967–January 18, 1969 (stripped) 2
22x20px René Barrientos
def. Rubén Navarro
February 15, 1969 – April 5, 1970 0
22x20px Yoshiaki Numata April 5, 1970 – October 10, 1971 3
Mexico Ricardo Arredondo October 10, 1971 – February 28, 1974 5
22x20px Kuniaki Shibata February 28, 1974 – July 5, 1975 3
22x20px Alfredo Escalera July 5, 1975 – January 28, 1978 10
22x20px Alexis Argüello January 28, 1978 – 1980 (vacated) 8
Mexico Rafael Limón
def. Idelfonso Bethelmy
December 11, 1980 – March 8, 1981 0
22x20px Cornelius Boza Edwards March 8, 1981 – August 29, 1981 1
22x20px Rolando Navarette August 29, 1981 – May 29, 1982 1
Mexico Rafael Limón May 29, 1982 – December 11, 1982 1
United States Bobby Chacon December 11, 1982 – 1983 (stripped) 1
22x20px Héctor Camacho
def. Rafael Limón
August 7, 1983 – 1984 (vacated) 1
Mexico Julio César Chávez
def. Mario Martínez
September 13, 1984 – August 21, 1987 (vacated) 9
22x20px Azumah Nelson
def. Mario Martínez
February 29, 1988 – May 7, 1994 10
United States Jesse James Leija May 7, 1994 – September 17, 1994 0
Mexico Gabriel Ruelas September 17, 1994 – December 1, 1995 2
22x20px Azumah Nelson December 1, 1995 – March 22, 1997 1
United States Genaro Hernández March 22, 1997 – October 3, 1998 3
United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. October 3, 1998 – April 20, 2002 (vacated) 8
22x20px Sirimongkol Singwancha
def. Kengo Nagashima
August 24, 2002 – August 15, 2003 1
Mexico Jesús Chávez August 15, 2003 – February 28, 2004 0
Mexico Erik Morales February 28, 2004 – November 27, 2004 1
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez March 17, 2007 – March 15, 2008 1
22x20px Manny Pacquiao March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008 (vacated) 0
Mexico Humberto Soto
def. Francisco Lorenzo
December 20, 2008 – March 18, 2010 (vacated) 3
Germany Vitali Tajbert
(Elevated from interim status)
March 17, 2010 – November 26, 2010 2
22x20px Takahiro Ao November 26, 2010 – Present 3

LightweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Carlos Ortíz February 14, 1963 – April 10, 1965 3
22x20px Ismael Laguna April 10, 1965 – November 13, 1965 0
22x20px Carlos Ortíz November 13, 1965 – June 29, 1968 5
22x20px Carlos Cruz June 29, 1968 – February 18, 1969 1
United States Mando Ramos February 18, 1969 – March 3, 1970 1
22x20px Ismael Laguna March 3, 1970 – September 15, 1970 (stripped) 1
22x20px Ken Buchanan
def. Rubén Navarro
February 12, 1971 – June 25, 1971 (stripped) 0
22x20px Pedro Carrasco
def. Mando Ramos
November 5, 1971 – February 18, 1972 0
United States Mando Ramos February 18, 1972 – September 15, 1972 1
Mexico Chango Carmona September 15, 1972 – November 10, 1972 0
Mexico Rodolfo González November 10, 1972 – April 11, 1974 2
22x20px Guts Ishimatsu April 11, 1974 – May 8, 1976 5
22x20px Esteban De Jesús May 8, 1976 – January 21, 1978 3
22x20px Roberto Durán January 21, 1978 – January, 1979 (vacated) 0
22x20px Jim Watt
def. Alfredo Pitalua
April 17, 1979 – June 20, 1981 4
22x20px Alexis Argüello June 20, 1981 – 1983 (vacated) 4
22x20px Edwin Rosario
def. José Luis Ramírez
May 1, 1983 – November 3, 1984 2
Mexico José Luis Ramírez November 3, 1984 – August 10, 1985 0
22x20px Héctor Camacho August 10, 1985 – 1987 (vacated) 2
Mexico José Luis Ramírez
def. Terrence Alli
July 19, 1987 – October 29, 1988 2
Mexico Julio César Chávez October 29, 1988 – 1989 (vacated) 0
United States Pernell Whitaker
def. José Luis Ramírez
August 20, 1989 – 1992 (vacated) 6
Mexico Miguel Ángel González
def. Wilfrido Rocha
August 24, 1992 – August 19, 1995 (vacated) 10
22x20px Jean Baptiste Mendy
def. Lamar Murphy
April 20, 1996 – March 1, 1997 0
United States Stevie Johnston March 1, 1997 – June 13, 1998 3
Mexico César Bazán June 13, 1998 – February 27, 1999 2
United States Stevie Johnston February 27, 1999 – June 17, 2000 4
Mexico José Luis Castillo June 17, 2000 – April 20, 2002 3
United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. April 20, 2002 – May 22, 2004 (vacated) 3
Mexico José Luis Castillo
def. Juan Lazcano
June 5, 2004 – May 7, 2005 2
United States Diego Corrales May 7, 2005 – October 7, 2006 (stripped) 0
22x20px Joel Casamayor
def. Corrales, who was stripped
of his title
October 7, 2006 – February 1, 2007 (stripped) 0
United States David Díaz
(Elevated from interim status)
February 1, 2007 – June 28, 2008 1
22x20px Manny Pacquiao June 28, 2008 – February 24, 2009 (vacated) 1
22x20px Edwin Valero
def. Antonio Pitalua
April 4, 2009 – February 9, 2010 (vacated) 2
Mexico Humberto Soto
def. David Díaz
March 13, 2010 – July 1, 2011 (vacated) 4
Mexico Antonio DeMarco
def. Jorge Linares
October 15, 2011 – November 17, 2012 2
United States Adrien Broner November 17, 2012 – present 1

Super lightweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
United States Eddie Perkins June 15, 1963 – January 18, 1965 2
22x20px Carlos "Morocho" Hernández January 18, 1965 – April 29, 1966 2
Italy Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 – April 30, 1967 1
United States Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 – 1968 (stripped) 1
22x20px Pedro Adigue
def. Adolph Pruitt
December 14, 1968 – January 31, 1970 0
Italy Bruno Arcari January 31, 1970 – February, 1974 (vacated) 9
22x20px Perico Fernandez
def. Lion Furuyama
September 21, 1974 – July 15, 1975 1
22x20px Saensak Muangsurin July 15, 1975 – June 30, 1976 1
22x20px Miguel Velasquez June 30, 1976 – October 29, 1976 0
22x20px Saensak Muangsurin October 29, 1976 – December 30, 1978 7
22x20px Sang-Hyun Kim December 30, 1978 – February 23, 1980 2
United States Saoul Mamby February 23, 1980 – June 26, 1982 5
United States Leroy Haley June 26, 1982 – May 18, 1983 2
United States Bruce Curry May 18, 1983 – January 29, 1984 2
United States Billy Costello January 29, 1984 – August 21, 1985 3
United States Lonnie Smith August 21, 1985 – May 5, 1986 0
Mexico Rene Arredondo May 5, 1986 – July 24, 1986 0
22x20px Tsuyoshi Hamada July 24, 1986 – July 22, 1987 1
Mexico Rene Arredondo July 22, 1987 – November 12, 1987 0
United States Roger Mayweather July 22, 1987 – November 12, 1987 4
Mexico Julio César Chávez May 13, 1989 – January 29, 1994 12
United States Frankie Randall January 29, 1994 – May 7, 1994 0
Mexico Julio César Chávez May 7, 1994 – June 7, 1996 4
United States Oscar De La Hoya June 7, 1996 – April 12, 1997 (vacated) 1
22x20px Kostya Tszyu
def. Miguel Ángel González
August 21, 1999 – January, 2004 (stripped) 7
Canada Arturo Gatti
def. Gianluca Branco
January 24, 2004 – June 25, 2005 2
United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. June 25, 2005 – March 23, 2006 (vacated) 0
22x20px Junior Witter
def. DeMarcus Corley
September 15, 2006 – May 10, 2008 0
United States Devon Alexander August 1, 2009 – January 29, 2011 2
United States Timothy Bradley January 29, 2011 – July 28, 2011 (stripped) 2
Mexico Erik Morales
def. Pablo César Cano
September 17, 2011 – March 24, 2012 0
United States Danny García March 24, 2012 – Present 2

WelterweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Emile Griffith December 8, 1962 – March 21, 1963 0
22x20px Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 1963 – June 8, 1963 0
22x20px Emile Griffith June 8, 1963 – Apr 25,1966 (vacated) 4
United States Curtis Cokes
def. Jean Josselin
August 24, 1966 – April 18, 1969 4
Mexico José Nápoles April 18, 1969 – December 3, 1970 3
United States Billy Backus December 3, 1970 – June 4, 1971 0
Mexico José Nápoles June 4, 1971 – December 6, 1975 10
22x20px John H. Stracey December 6, 1975 – June 22, 1976 1
Mexico Carlos Palomino June 22, 1976 – January 14, 1979 7
22x20px Wilfred Benítez November 30, 1979 – January 14, 1979 1
United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 30, 1979 – June 20, 1980 1
22x20px Roberto Durán June 20, 1980 – November 25, 1980 0
United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 25, 1980 – November 9, 1982 (retired) 3
United States Milton McCrory
def. Colin Jones
August 13, 1983 – December 6, 1985 4
United States Donald Curry December 6, 1985 – September 27, 1986 0
22x20px Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 – October 28, 1987 3
Mexico Jorge Vaca October 28, 1987 – March 29, 1988 0
22x20px Lloyd Honeyghan March 29, 1988 – February 4, 1989 1
United States Marlon Starling February 4, 1989– August 19, 1990 1
United States Maurice Blocker August 19, 1990 – March 18, 1991 0
22x20px Simon Brown March 18, 1991 – November 29, 1991 0
United States James McGirt November 29, 1991 – March 6, 1993 2
United States Pernell Whitaker March 6, 1993 – April 12, 1997 8
United States Oscar De La Hoya April 12, 1997 – September 18, 1999 9
22x20px Félix Trinidad September 18, 1999 – March 3, 2000 (vacated) 0
United States Oscar De La Hoya 3 March 2000 – 17 June 2000 0
United States Shane Mosley June 17, 2000 – January 26, 2002 3
United States Vernon Forrest January 26, 2002 – January 25, 2003 1
22x20px Ricardo Mayorga January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003 1
United States Cory Spinks December 13, 2003 – February 5, 2005 2
United States Zab Judah February 5, 2005 – January 7, 2006 1
Argentina Carlos Manuel Baldomir January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006 1
United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. November 4, 2006 – June 6, 2008 (vacated) 1
United States Andre Berto
def. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
June 21, 2008 – April 16, 2011 5
United States Victor Ortiz April 16, 2011 – September 17, 2011 0
United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. September 17, 2011 – Present

Super welterweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
United States Denny Moyer February 19, 1963 – April 29, 1963 0
United States Ralph Dupas April 29, 1963 – September 7, 1963 1
Italy Sandro Mazzinghi September 7, 1963 – June 18, 1965 3
Italy Nino Benvenuti June 18, 1965 – June 25, 1966 1
22x20px Kim Ki-Soo June 25, 1966 – May 26, 1968 2
Italy Sandro Mazzinghi May 26, 1968 – November, 1968 (stripped) 1
United States Freddie Little
def. Stanley Hayward
March 17, 1969 – July 9, 1970 2
Italy Carmelo Bossi July 9, 1970 – October 31, 1971 1
22x20px Koichi Wajima October 31, 1971 – June 4, 1974 6
United States Oscar Albarado June 4, 1974 – January 21, 1975 1
22x20px Koichi Wajima January 21, 1975 – April, 1975 (stripped) 0
22x20px Miguel De Oliveira
def. José Durán
May 7, 1975 – November 13, 1975 0
22x20px Elisha Obed November 13, 1975 – June 18, 1976 2
Germany Eckhard Dagge June 18, 1976 – August 6, 1977 2
Italy Rocky Mattioli August 6, 1977 – March 4, 1979 2
22x20px Maurice Hope March 4, 1979 – May 23, 1981 3
22x20px Wilfred Benítez May 23, 1981 – December 3, 1982 2
United States Thomas Hearns December 3, 1982 – 1986 (vacated) 4
United States Duane Thomas
def. John Mugabi
December 5, 1986 – July 12, 1987 0
Mexico Lupe Aquino July 12, 1987 – October 2, 1987 0
Italy Gianfranco Rosi October 2, 1987 – July 8, 1988 1
United States Donald Curry July 8, 1988 – February 11, 1989 0
22x20px Rene Jacquot February 11, 1989 – July 8, 1989 0
22x20px John Mugabi July 8, 1989 – March 31, 1990 0
United States Terry Norris March 31, 1990 – December 18, 1993 10
22x20px Simon Brown December 18, 1993 – May 7, 1994 1
United States Terry Norris May 7, 1994 – November 12, 1994 0
22x20px Luis Santana November 12, 1994 – August 19, 1995 1
United States Terry Norris August 19, 1995 – December 6, 1997 6
United States Keith Mullings December 6, 1997 – January 29, 1999 1
22x20px Javier Castillejo January 29, 1999 – June 23, 2001 5
United States Oscar De La Hoya June 23, 2001 – September 13, 2003 2
United States Shane Mosley September 13, 2003 – March 13, 2004 0
United States Ronald "Winky" Wright March 13, 2004 – May, 2005 (vacated) 1
22x20px Ricardo Mayorga
def. Michele Piccirillo
August 13, 2005 – May 6, 2006 0
United States Oscar De La Hoya May 6, 2006 – May 5, 2007 0
United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. May 5, 2007 – July 4, 2007 (vacated) 7
United States Vernon Forrest
def. Carlos Manuel Baldomir
July 28, 2007 – June 7, 2008 1
United States Sergio Mora June 7, 2008 – September 13, 2008 0
United States Vernon Forrest September 13, 2008 – May 21, 2009 (stripped) 0
Argentina Sergio Martínez
(Elevated from Interim status)
May 21, 2009 – June 17, 2010 (vacated) 0
22x20px Manny Pacquiao
def. Antonio Margarito
November 14, 2010 – February 8, 2011 (stripped) 0
Mexico Saúl Álvarez
def. Matthew Hatton
March 5, 2011 – Present 5

MiddleweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
22x20px Dick Tiger August 10, 1963 – December 7, 1963 0
United States Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 – October 21, 1965 1
22x20px Dick Tiger October 21, 1965 – April 25, 1966 0
22x20px Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 – April 17, 1967 2
Italy Nino Benvenuti March 4, 1968 – November 7, 1970 4
Argentina Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 – February 9, 1974 (stripped) 9
22x20px Rodrigo Valdéz
def. Bennie Briscoe
May 25, 1974 – June 26, 1976 4
Argentina Carlos Monzón June 26, 1976 – August 1977 (retired) 1
22x20px Rodrigo Valdéz
def. Bennie Briscoe
November 5, 1977 – April 22, 1978 0
Argentina Hugo Corro April 22, 1978 – June 30, 1979 2
Italy Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 – March 16, 1980 1
22x20px Alan Minter March 16, 1980 – September 27, 1980 1
United States Marvelous Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 – April 6, 1987 12
United States Sugar Ray Leonard April 6, 1987 – May 27, 1987 (retired) 0
United States Thomas Hearns
def. Juan Roldán
October 29, 1987 – June 6, 1988 0
United States Iran Barkley June 6, 1988 – February 24, 1989 0
22x20px Roberto Durán February 24, 1989 – December, 1989 (vacated) 0
22x20px Julian Jackson
def. Herol Graham
November 24, 1990 – May 8, 1993 4
United States Gerald McClellan May 8, 1993 – May 7, 1994 (vacated) 3
22x20px Julian Jackson
def. Agostino Cardamone
March 17, 1995 – August 19, 1995 0
United States Quincy Taylor August 19, 1995 – March 16, 1996 0
United States Keith Holmes March 16, 1996 – May 2, 1998 2
22x20px Hassine Cherifi May 2, 1998 – April 24, 1999 0
United States Keith Holmes April 24, 1999 – April 14, 2001 2
United States Bernard Hopkins April 14, 2001 – July 16, 2005 7
United States Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 – September 29, 2007 4
United States Kelly Pavlik September 29, 2007 – April 17, 2010 3
Argentina Sergio Martínez April 17, 2010 – January 17, 2011 (stripped) 1
Germany Sebastian Zbik
(Elevated from interim status)
January 17, 2011 – June 4, 2011 0
Mexico Julio César Chávez, Jr. June 4, 2011 – September 15, 2012 3
Argentina Sergio Martínez September 15, 2012 – Present

Super middleweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 7, 1988 – December 15, 1990 (retired) 2
Italy Mauro Galvano
def. Dario Matteoni
December 15, 1990 – October 3, 1992 2
22x20px Nigel Benn October 3, 1992 – March 2, 1996 9
22x20px Thulani Malinga March 2, 1996 – July 6, 1996 0
Italy Vincenzo Nardiello July 6, 1996 – October 12, 1996 0
22x20px Robin Reid October 12, 1996 – December 19, 1997 3
22x20px Thulani Malinga December 19, 1997 – March 27, 1998 0
22x20px Richie Woodhall March 27, 1998 – October 23, 1999 2
Germany Markus Beyer October 23, 1999 – May 6, 2000 1
22x20px Glenn Catley May 6, 2000 – September 1, 2000 0
22x20px Dingaan Thobela September 1, 2000 – December 15, 2000 0
Canada Dave Hilton, Jr. December 15, 2000 – May, 2001 (stripped) 0
Canada Éric Lucas
def. Glenn Catley
June 10, 2001 – April 5, 2003 3
Germany Markus Beyer April 5, 2003 – June 5, 2004 2
Italy Christian Sanavia June 5, 2004 – October 9, 2004 0
Germany Markus Beyer October 9, 2004 – October 14, 2006 3
22x20px Mikkel Kessler October 14, 2006 – November 3, 2007 1
22x20px Joe Calzaghe November 3, 2007 – June 28, 2008 (vacated) 0
22x20px Carl Froch
def. Jean Pascal
December 6, 2008 – April 24, 2010 2
22x20px Mikkel Kessler April 25, 2010 – November 2010 (vacated) 0
22x20px Carl Froch
def. Arthur Abraham
November 27, 2010 – December 17, 2011 1
United States Andre Ward December 17, 2011 – Present 1

Light heavyweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
United States Willie Pastrano June 1, 1963 – March 30, 1965 2
22x20px José Torres March 30, 1965 – December 16, 1966 3
22x20px Dick Tiger December 16, 1966 – May 24, 1968 2
United States Bob Foster May 24, 1968 – September 16, 1974 (retired) 14
22x20px John Conteh
def. Jorge Ahumada
October 1, 1974 – May 21, 1977 (stripped) 3
Argentina Miguel Angel Cuello
def. Jesse Burnett
May 21, 1977 – January 8, 1978 0
22x20px Mate Parlov January 8, 1978 – December 2, 1978 1
United States Marvin Johnson December 2, 1978 – August 18, 1979 0
United States Matthew Saad Muhammad August 18, 1979 – December 19, 1981 8
United States Dwight Muhammad Qawi December 19, 1981 – March 18, 1983 3
United States Michael Spinks March 18, 1983 – September 21, 1985 (vacated) 4
United States J. B. Williamson
def. Prince Mama Mohammed
December 10, 1985 – April 30, 1986 0
22x20px Dennis Andries April 30, 1986 – March 7, 1987 1
United States Thomas Hearns March 7, 1987 – November 21, 1987 (vacated) 0
Canada Donny Lalonde
def. Eddie Davis
November 27, 1987 – November 7, 1988 1
United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 7, 1988 – February 21, 1989 (vacated) 0
22x20px Dennis Andries
def. Tony Willis
February 21, 1989 – June 24, 1989 0
22x20px Jeff Harding June 24, 1989 – July 28, 1990 2
22x20px Dennis Andries July 28, 1990 – September 11, 1991 2
22x20px Jeff Harding September 11, 1991 – July 23, 1994 2
22x20px Mike McCallum July 23, 1994 – June 16, 1995 1
22x20px Fabrice Tiozzo June 16, 1995 – March, 1997 (vacated) 1
United States Roy Jones, Jr.
(Elevated from Interim status)
March, 1997 – March 21, 1997 0
United States Montell Griffin March 21, 1997 – August 7, 1997 0
United States Roy Jones, Jr. August 7, 1997 – March 1, 2003 (vacated) 11
Germany Graciano Rocchigiani
def. Michael Nunn
21 March 1998 – April 15, 2000
(Restored champion)
0
United States Antonio Tarver April 26, 2003 – November 8, 2003 0
United States Roy Jones, Jr. November 8, 2003 – May 15, 2004 0
United States Antonio Tarver May 25, 2004 – December, 2004 (stripped) 0
22x20px Tomasz Adamek
def. Paul Briggs
May 21, 2005 – February 3, 2007 2
United States Chad Dawson February 3, 2007 – July 11, 2008 (stripped) 3
22x20px Adrian Diaconu
(Elevated from Interim status)
July 11, 2008 – June 19, 2009 0
Canada Jean Pascal June 19, 2009 – May 21, 2011 2
United States Bernard Hopkins May 21, 2011 – April 28, 2012 0
United States Chad Dawson April 28, 2012 – Present

CruiserweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
United States Marvin Camel March 31, 1980 – November 25, 1980 0
22x20px Carlos De León November 25, 1980 – June 27, 1982 1
United States S. T. Gordon June 27, 1982 – July 17, 1983 1
22x20px Carlos De León July 17, 1983 – June 6, 1985 3
United States Alfonso Ratliff June 6, 1985 – September 21, 1985 0
United States Bernard Benton September 21, 1985 – March 22, 1986 0
22x20px Carlos De León March 22, 1986 – April 9, 1988 3
United States Evander Holyfield April 9, 1988 – April 9, 1989 (vacated) 0
22x20px Carlos De León
def. Sammy Reeson
May 17, 1989 – July 27, 1990 3
Italy Massimiliano Duran July 27, 1990 – July 20, 1991 1
22x20px Anaclet Wamba July 20, 1991 – December 30, 1994 7
Argentina Marcelo Domínguez July 25, 1995 – February 21, 1998 5
22x20px Juan Carlos Gómez February 21, 1998 – February 19, 2002 (vacated) 10
22x20px Wayne Braithwaite
def. Vincenzo Cantatore
October 11, 2002 – April 2, 2005 3
22x20px Jean-Marc Mormeck April 2, 2005 – January 7, 2006 0
22x20px O'Neil Bell January 7, 2006 – March 17, 2007 0
22x20px Jean-Marc Mormeck March 17, 2007 – November 10, 2007 0
22x20px David Haye November 10, 2007 – May 12, 2008 (vacated) 1
Italy Giacobbe Fragomeni
def. Rudolf Kraj
October 24, 2008 – November 21, 2009 1
22x20px Zsolt Erdei November 21, 2009 – January 13, 2010 (vacated) 0
22x20px Krzysztof Włodarczyk
def. Giacobbe Fragomeni
May 15, 2010 – Present 4

HeavyweightEdit

Name Reign period No. of successful defenses
United States Sonny Liston July 22, 1963 – February 25, 1964 0
United States Muhammad Ali February 25, 1964 – March 11, 1969 (stripped) 9
United States Joe Frazier
def. Jimmy Ellis
February 16, 1970 – January 22, 1973 4
United States George Foreman January 22, 1973 – October 30, 1974 2
United States Muhammad Ali October 30, 1974 – February 15, 1978 10
United States Leon Spinks February 15, 1978 – March 18, 1978 (stripped) 0
United States Ken Norton
(Status elevated as #1 contender)
March 29, 1978 – June 9, 1978 0
United States Larry Holmes June 9, 1978 – December 11, 1983 (vacated) 16
United States Tim Witherspoon
def. Greg Page
March 9, 1984 – August 31, 1984 0
United States Pinklon Thomas August 31, 1984 – March 22, 1986 1
Canada Trevor Berbick March 22, 1986 – November 22, 1986 0
United States Mike Tyson November 22, 1986 – February 11, 1990 9
United States James "Buster" Douglas February 11, 1990 – October 25, 1990 0
United States Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 – November 13, 1992 3
United States Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 – December 14, 1992 (stripped) 0
22x20px Lennox Lewis
Status elevated as
Bowe refused to face Lewis
December 14, 1992 – September 24, 1994 3
United States Oliver McCall September 24, 1994 – September 2, 1995 1
22x20px Frank Bruno September 2, 1995 – March 16, 1996 0
United States Mike Tyson March 16, 1996 – September 24, 1996 (vacated) 0
22x20px Lennox Lewis
def. Oliver McCall
February 7, 1997 – April 22, 2001 9
United States Hasim Rahman April 22, 2001 – November 17, 2001 0
22x20px Lennox Lewis November 17, 2001 – February 6, 2004 (retired) 2
Ukraine Vitali Klitschko
def. Corrie Sanders
April 24, 2004 – November 9, 2005 (retired) 1
United States Hasim Rahman
(Elevated from Interim status)
November 9, 2005 – August 12, 2006 1
Russia Oleg Maskaev August 12, 2006 – March 8, 2008 1
22x20px Samuel Peter March 8, 2008 – October 11, 2008 0
Ukraine Vitali Klitschko October 11, 2008 – Present 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kazuto Ioka vacates strawweight belt, ESPN.com, July 1, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  2. China to host its first ever world title fight, HattonBoxing.com. Retrieved September 28, 2012.

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

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