List of WBA world champions

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List of WBA world champions is a table showing the world champions certificated by World Boxing Association (WBA). This list includes champions certificated by the National Boxing Association (NBA).

r – Champion relinquished title.
s – Champion stripped of title.

Minimumweight (Super belt: Leo Gamez)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Venezuela Leo Gamez (v. Kim Bong-Jun) January 10, 1988 — 1989r (vacated) 1
Gamez vacated after a broken arm didn't allow him to defend the title
2 South Korea Bong-Jun Kim (v. Agustín García) April 16, 1989 — February 2, 1991 5
3 South Korea Hi-Yong Choi February 2, 1991 — October 14, 1992 4
4 Japan Hideyuki Ohashi October 14, 1992 — February 10, 1993 0
5 Thailand Chana Porpaoin February 10, 1993 — December 2, 1995 8
6 Nicaragua Rosendo Álvarez (stripped) December 2, 1995 — November 13, 1998 5
Àlvarez stripped of title before his fight with Ricardo López for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for López who managed to beat the heavier Álvarez
7 Mexico Ricardo López (v. Rosendo Alvarez) November 13, 1998 — July 1999r 0
Lopez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
8 Venezuela Noel Arambulet (v. Joma Gamboa) October 9, 1999 — August 20, 2000 (stripped) 1
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Joma Gamboa for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Gamboa who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet
9 Philippines Joma Gamboa (v. Noel Arambulet) August 20, 2000 — December 6, 2000 0
10 Japan Keitaro Hoshino December 6, 2000 — April 16, 2001 0
11 Thailand Chana Porpaoin April 16, 2001 — August 25, 2001 0
12 Japan Yutaka Niida August 25, 2001 — October 19, 2001r (vacated) 0
Niida vacated and retired citing back problems and lack of interest in boxing
13 Japan Keitaro Hoshino (2) (v. Joma Gamboa) January 29, 2002 — July 29, 2002 0
14 Venezuela Noel Arambulet (2) July 29, 2002 — July 2, 2004s (stripped) 2
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Yutaka Niida for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Niida who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet
15 Japan Yutaka Niida (2) (v. Noel Arambulet) July 3, 2004 — September 15, 2008 7
I Japan Katsunari TakayamaInterim Champion November 7, 2006 — April 7, 2007 0
16 Nicaragua Roman Gonzalez September 15, 2008 – October 8, 2010r (vacated) 3
Gonzalez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
17 Thailand Kwanthai Sithmorseng (v. Pigmy Kokietgym) November 5, 2010 — April 19, 2011 0
I Mexico Sammy GutiérrezInterim Champion October 23, 2010 — May 21, 2011 0
18 Indonesia Muhammad Rachman April 19, 2011 — July 31, 2011 0
19 Thailand Pornsawan Porpramook July 30, 2011 — October 24, 2011 0
20 Japan Akira Yaegashi October 24, 2011 — June 24, 2012 0
I Thailand Paipharob KokietgymInterim Champion November 7, 2011 — May 10, 2012s 0
21 Japan Kazuto Ioka June 24, 2012 — October 10, 2012r (vacated) 0
I Mexico Jesús SilvestreInterim Champion July 14, 2012 – September 11, 2013 1
Ioka vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
22 Japan Ryo Miyazaki (v. Pornsawan Porpramook) December 31, 2012 – December 27, 2013r 2
I South Africa Hekkie BudlerInterim Champion November 9, 2013 – March 1, 2014 1
Miyazaki vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
23 South Africa Hekkie Budler (v. Karluis Díaz) March 1, 2014 - Present 3
I Thailand Knockout CP FreshmartInterim Champion October 1, 2014 - Present 1

Light flyweight (Super belt: Myung-Woo Yuh)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Panama Jaime Rios (v. Rigoberto Marcano) August 23, 1975 — July 2, 1976 1
2 Dominican Republic Juan Antonio Gúzman July 2, 1976 — October 10, 1976 0
3 Japan Yoko Gushiken October 10, 1976 — March 8, 1981 13
4 Mexico Pedro Flores March 8, 1981 — July 19, 1981 0
5 South Korea Hwan-Jin Kim July 19, 1981 — December 16, 1981 1
6 Japan Katsuo Tokashiki December 16, 1981 — July 10, 1983 5
7 Mexico Lupe Madera July 10, 1983 — May 19, 1984 1
8 Dominican Republic Francisco Quiróz May 19, 1984 — March 29, 1985 1
9 United States Joey Olivo March 29, 1985 — December 8, 1985 1
10 South Korea Myung-Woo Yuh December 8, 1985 — December 17, 1991 17
11 Japan Hiroki Ioka December 17, 1991 — November 18, 1992 2
12 South Korea Myung-Woo Yuh (2) November 18, 1992 — 1993r (vacated 1
Yuh vacated and retired from proffesional boxing
13 Venezuela Leo Gamez (v. Shiro Yahiro) October 21, 1993 — February 4, 1995 3
14 South Korea Hi-Yong Choi February 4, 1995 — January 13, 1996 1
15 Panama Carlos Murillo January 13, 1996 — May 21, 1996 1
16 Japan Keiji Yamaguchi May 21, 1996 — December 3, 1996 1
17 Thailand Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan December 3, 1996 — July 2000s (stripped) 5
18 Colombia Beibis Mendoza (v. Rosendo Alvarez) August 12, 2000 — March 3, 2001 0
19 Nicaragua Rosendo Alvarez March 3, 2001 — October 2, 2004s (stripped) 3
Alvarez was stripped of title before his fourth fight with Beibis Mendoza for being overweight.
20 Panama Roberto Vásquez (v. Beibis Mendoza) April 29, 2005 — May 25, 2006r (vacated) 3
Vásquez vacated to move up to flyweight
21 Japan Kōki Kameda (v. Juan José Landaeta) August 2, 2006 — January 18, 2007r 1
Kameda vacated to move up to flyweight
22 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco (v. Nethra Sasiprapa) June 22, 2007 — December 8, 2007 1
23 France Brahim Asloum December 8, 2007 — 2008 (retired) 1
Asloum was declared Champion in recess on July 18, 2008. On September 2009 and retired from boxing
24 Mexico Giovanni Segura (interim champ promoted) June 5, 2009 — August 28, 2010 (won Super title) 3
Segura promoted to Super champion
25 Mexico Giovanni SeguraSuper Champion (v. Iván Calderón) August 28, 2010 — November 26, 2010r (vacated) 0
Segura vacated to fight at flyweight
26 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco (interim champ promoted) August 28, 2010 — November 26, 2010r (vacated) 0
Reveco vacated to move up to flyweight
27 Nicaragua Roman Gonzalez (interim champ promoted) February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012 (promoted to Super Champion) 5
28 Nicaragua Roman GonzalezSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) November 30, 2012 - January 14, 2014r (vacated) 0
Gonzalez vacated to move up to flyweight
29 Japan Kazuto Ioka (v. José Alfredo Rodríguez) December 31, 2012 – February 28, 2014r (vacated) 3
Ioka vacated to move up to flyweight
30 Peru Alberto Rossel (interim champ promoted) July 8, 2014 – December 31, 2014 0
31 Japan Ryoichi Taguchi December 31, 2014 – Present 1

Flyweight (Super belt: Pascual Perez)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Japan Fighting Harada (v. Pone Kingpetch) October 10, 1962 — January 12, 1963 0
2 Thailand Pone Kingpetch January 12, 1963 — September 18, 1963 0
3 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara September 18, 1963 — January 23, 1964 0
4 Thailand Pone Kingpetch (2) January 23, 1964 — April 23, 1965 0
5 Italy Salvatore Burruni April 23, 1965 — November 1965s 0
Burruni was stripped of title for failing to meet the organization's number one contender, Horacio Accavallo
6 Argentina Horacio Accavallo (v. Katsuyoshi Takayama) March 1, 1966 — October 1, 1968r 3
Accavallo retired after his third defense fight, against Hiroyuki Ebihara
7 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara (2) (v. José Severino) March 30, 1969 — October 19, 1969 0
8 Philippines Bernabe Villacampo October 19, 1969 — April 5, 1970 0
9 Thailand Berkrerk Chartvanchai April 5, 1970 — October 22, 1970 0
10 Japan Masao Ohba October 22, 1970 — 1973r 5
Three weeks after his fifth defense, Ohba died in a car accident in Tokyo
11 Thailand Chartchai Chionoi (v. Fritz Chervet) May 17, 1973 — October 18, 1974 2
12 Japan Susumu Hanagata October 18, 1974 — April 1, 1975 0
13 Philippines Erbito Salavarria April 1, 1975 — February 27, 1976 1
14 Panama Alfonso Lopez February 27, 1976 — October 2, 1976 1
15 Mexico Guty Espadas October 2, 1976 — August 12, 1978 4
16 Venezuela Betulio González August 12, 1978 — November 17, 1979 3
17 Panama Luis Ibarra November 17, 1979 — February 17, 1980 0
18 South Korea Tae-Shik Kim February 17, 1980 — December 13, 1980 1
19 South Africa Peter Mathebula December 13, 1980 — March 28, 1981 0
20 Argentina Santos Benigno Laciar March 28, 1981 — June 6, 1981 0
21 Panama Luis Ibarra (2) June 6, 1981 — September 26, 1981 0
22 Mexico Juan Herrera September 26, 1981 — May 1, 1982 1
23 Argentina Santos Benigno Laciar (2) May 1, 1982 — July 19, 1985r 9
Laciar vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
24 Panama Hilario Zapata (v. Alonzo González) October 5, 1985 — February 13, 1987 5
25 Colombia Fidel Bassa February 13, 1987 — September 30, 1989 6
26 Venezuela Jesús Kiki Rojas September 30, 1989 — March 10, 1990 0
27 South Korea Yul-Woo Lee March 10, 1990 — July 29, 1990 0
28 Japan Leopard Tamakuma July 29, 1990 — March 14, 1991 1
29 Colombia Elvis Álvarez March 14, 1991 — June 1, 1991 0
30 South Korea Yong-Kang Kim June 1, 1991 — September 26, 1992 2
31 Venezuela Aquiles Guzman September 26, 1992 — December 15, 1992 0
32 Venezuela David Griman December 15, 1992 — February 13, 1994 2
33 Thailand Saen Sor Ploenchit February 13, 1994 — November 24, 1996 9
34 Venezuela Jose Bonilla November 24, 1996 — May 29, 1998 3
35 Argentina Hugo Rafael Soto May 29, 1998 — March 13, 1999 0
36 Venezuela Leo Gamez March 13, 1999 — September 3, 1999 0
37 Thailand Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym September 3, 1999 — August 5, 2000 1
38 Puerto Rico Eric Morel August 5, 2000 — December 6, 2003 5
39 Venezuela Lorenzo Parra December 6, 2003 — March 19, 2007 5
40 Japan Takefumi Sakata March 19, 2007 — December 31, 2008 4
41 Thailand Denkaosan Kaovichit December 31, 2008 — February 7, 2010 2
42 Japan Daiki Kameda February 7, 2010 — January 4, 2011 2
Kameda vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
43 Panama Luis Concepcion (interim champ promoted) January 4, 2011 — April 2, 2011 0
44 Mexico Hernán Márquez April 2, 2011 — November 17, 2012 2
Marquez fights for Super title against Brian Viloria
45 United States Brian ViloriaSuper Champion (v. Hernán Márquez) November 17, 2012 — April 6, 2013 0
46 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco (interim champ promoted) November 17, 2012 – April 22, 2015 6
47 Mexico Juan Francisco EstradaSuper Champion April 6, 2013 — Present 4
48 Japan Kazuto IokaRegular Champion April 22, 2015 – Present 0

Super flyweight (Super belt: Khaosai Galaxy)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Argentina Gustavo Ballas (v. Bae Sok-Chul) September 12, 1981 — December 5, 1981 0
2 Panama Rafael Pedroza December 5, 1981 — April 8, 1982 0
3 Japan Jiro Watanabe April 8, 1982 — July 5, 1984s 6
Watanabe was stripped of title for not fighting mandatory challenger Khaosai Galaxy
4 Thailand Khaosai Galaxy November 21, 1984 — 1992r 19
Galaxy retired vacated and retired from professional boxing
5 Japan Katsuya Onizuka (v. Thanomsak Sithbaobay) April 10, 1992 — September 18, 1994 5
6 South Korea Hyung-Chul Lee September 18, 1994 — July 22, 1995 1
7 Venezuela Alimi Goitia July 22, 1995 — August 24, 1996 3
8 Thailand Yokthai Sithoar August 24, 1996 — December 23, 1997 4
9 Japan Satoshi Iida December 23, 1997 — December 23, 1998 2
10 Venezuela Jesús Kiki Rojas December 23, 1998 — July 31, 1999 1
11 Japan Hideki Todaka July 31, 1999 — October 9, 2000 2
12 Venezuela Leo Gamez October 9, 2000 — March 11, 2001 0
13 Japan Celes Kobayashi March 11, 2001 — March 9, 2002 1
14 Venezuela Alexander Muñoz March 9, 2002 — December 3, 2004 3
15 Mexico Martín Castillo December 3, 2004 — July 22, 2006 3
16 Japan Nobuo Nashiro July 22, 2006 — May 3, 2007 1
17 Venezuela Alexander Munoz (2) May 3, 2007 — May 17, 2008 2
Muñoz then fought for Super title against Cristian Mijares
18 Mexico Cristian MijaresSuper Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) May 17, 2008 — November 1, 2008 1
19 Japan Nobuo Nashiro (2) – Regular Champion (v. Kohei Kono) September 15, 2008 — May 8, 2010 2
20 Armenia Vic DarchinyanSuper Champion November 1, 2008— May 8, 2010 3
Darchinyan vacated to move up to bantamweight
21 Mexico Hugo CázaresRegular Champion May 8, 2010 — August 31, 2011 4
22 Japan Tomonobu Shimizu August 31, 2011 — November 10, 2011 0
Shimizu declared Champion in recess
23 Thailand Tepparith Kokietgym (interim champ promoted) November 10, 2011 – December 31, 2012 3
24 Japan Kohei Kono December 31, 2012 – May 6, 2013 0
25 Venezuela Liborio Solís May 6, 2013 – December 2, 2013s 0
Solís was stripped of his title before the fight with Daiki Kameda for being overweight. Solís won the fight in split decision but title was at stakes for Kameda only
26 Japan Kohei Kono (2) (v. Denkaosan Kaovichit) March 26, 2014 - Present 1

Bantamweight (Super belt: Eder Jofre)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Brazil Eder Jofre (v. Bae Sok-Chul) September 11, 1962 — May 18, 1965 3
2 Japan Fighting Harada May 18, 1965 — February 27, 1968 4
3 Australia Lionel Rose February 27, 1968 — August 22, 1969 3
4 Mexico Rubén Olivares August 22, 1969 — October 16, 1970 2
5 Mexico Chucho Castillo October 16, 1970 — April 2, 1971 0
6 Mexico Rubén Olivares (2) April 2, 1971 — March 19, 1972 2
7 Mexico Rafael Herrera March 19, 1972 — July 29, 1972 0
8 Panama Enrique Pinder July 29, 1972 — January 20, 1973 0
9 Mexico Romeo Anaya January 20, 1973 — November 3, 1973 2
10 South Africa Arnold Taylor November 3, 1973 — July 3, 1974 0
11 South Korea Soo-Hwan Hong July 3, 1974 — March 14, 1975 1
12 Mexico Alfonso Zamora March 14, 1975 — November 19, 1977 5
13 Panama Jorge Luján November 19, 1977 — August 29, 1980 5
14 Puerto Rico Julian Solís August 29, 1980 — November 14, 1980 0
15 United States Jeff Chandler November 14, 1980 — April 7, 1984 9
16 United States Richie Sandoval April 7, 1984 — March 10, 1986 2
17 United States Gaby Canizales March 10, 1986 — June 4, 1986 0
18 Venezuela Bernardo Pinango June 4, 1986 — 1987r 3
Pinango vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
19 Japan Takuya Muguruma (v. Azael Moran) March 29, 1987 — May 24, 1987 0
20 South Korea Chan-Young Park May 24, 1987 — October 4, 1987 0
21 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vazquez October 4, 1987 — May 9, 1988 1
22 Thailand Kaokor Galaxy May 9, 1988 — August 14, 1988 0
23 South Korea Sung-Kil Moon August 14, 1988 — July 9, 1989 2
24 Thailand Kaokor Galaxy (2) July 9, 1989 — October 18, 1989 0
25 Philippines Luisito Espinosa October 18, 1989 — October 19, 1991 2
26 Venezuela Israel Contreras October 19, 1991 — March 15, 1992 0
27 United States Eddie Cook March 15, 1992 — October 9, 1992 0
28 Colombia Jorge Julio Rocha October 9, 1992 — October 23, 1993 2
29 United States Junior Jones October 23, 1993 — April 22, 1994 1
30 United States John Michael Johnson April 22, 1994 — July 16, 1994 0
31 Thailand Daorung Chuvatana July 16, 1994 — September 17, 1995 2
32 Thailand Veeraphol Sahaprom September 17, 1995 — January 28, 1996 0
33 Ghana Nana Konadu January 28, 1996 — October 27, 1996 0
34 Thailand Daorung Chuvatana (2) October 27, 1996 — June 21, 1997 1
35 Ghana Nana Konadu (2) June 21, 1997 — December 5, 1998 1
36 United States Johnny Tapia December 5, 1998 — June 26, 1999 0
37 United States Paulie Ayala June 26, 1999 — August 7, 2001s 3
Ayala vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
38 Venezuela Eidy Moya (v. Adán Vargas) October 14, 2001 — April 19, 2002 1
39 Denmark Johnny Bredahl April 19, 2002 — October 11, 2004r 3
Bredahl vacated and retired from boxing
40 Ukraine Wladimir Sidorenko (v. Julio Zamora) February 26, 2005 — May 31, 2008 6
41 Panama Anselmo Moreno May 31, 2008 — November 19, 2010 7
Moreno got promoted so Super champion
42 Panama Anselmo MorenoSuper Champion November 19, 2010 — September 26, 2014 5
43 Japan Koki KamedaRegular Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) December 26, 2010 — December 6, 2013r 8
Kameda vacated his title following a call for a unification match with WBA Super Champion Anselmo Moreno, in order to move down to super flyweight
44 England Jamie McDonnellRegular Champion (v. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat) May 31, 2014 — Present 2
45 Dominican Republic Juan Carlos PayanoSuper Champion September 26, 2014 — Present 0

Super bantamweight (Super belt: Wilfredo Gomez)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 South Korea Soo-Hwan Hong (v. Ricardo Cardona) January 26, 1977 — May 7, 1978 1
2 Colombia Ricardo Cardona May 7, 1978 — May 4, 1980 5
3 United States Leo Randolph May 4, 1980 — August 9, 1980 0
4 Argentina Sergio Victor Palma August 9, 1980 — June 12, 1982 5
5 Dominican Republic Leo Cruz June 12, 1982 — February 22, 1984 3
6 Italy Loris Stecca February 22, 1984 — May 26, 1984 0
7 Puerto Rico Victor Callejas May 26, 1984 — 1986r 2
Callejas started a period of inactivity and vacated the title
8 United States Louie Espinoza (v. Tommy Valoy) January 11, 1987 — November 28, 1987 2
9 Dominican Republic Julio Gervacio November 28, 1987 — February 27, 1988 0
10 Venezuela Bernardo Pinango February 27, 1988 — May 28, 1988 0
11 Mexico Juan Jose Estrada May 28, 1988 — November 11, 1989 3
12 Philippines Jesús Salud November 11, 1989 — April 1990r 0
Salud stripped of title for failing to defend it in Colombia against the No. 1 contender, Luis Mendoza
13 Colombia Luis Enrique Mendoza (v. Rubén Darío Palacios) September 11, 1990 — October 7, 1991 4
14 Mexico Raúl Pérez October 7, 1991 — March 27, 1992 0
15 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez March 27, 1992 — May 13, 1995 9
16 Venezuela Antonio Cermeño May 13, 1995 — 1998r 7
Cermeño vacated to move up to featherweight
17 Mexico Enrique Sánchez (v. Rafael del Valle) February 8, 1998 — December 12, 1998 0
18 Mexico Néstor Garza December 12, 1998 — March 4, 2000 2
19 United States Clarence Adams March 4, 2000 — 2001s 2
Adams vacated in order to fight Paulie Ayala for the IBO super bantamweight title
20 Venezuela Yober Ortega (v. José Rojas) November 17, 2001 — February 21, 2002 0
21 Thailand Yoddamrong Sithyodthong February 21, 2002 — May 18, 2002 0
22 Japan Osamu Sato May 18, 2002 — October 9, 2002 0
23 France Algeria Salim Medjkoune October 9, 2002 — July 4, 2003 1
24 France Mahyar Monshipour July 4, 2003 — March 18, 2006 5
25 Thailand Somsak Sithchatchawal March 18, 2006 — October 4, 2006 0
26 Panama Celestino Caballero October 4, 2006 — November 21, 2008 5
Caballero fought for Super title against Steve Molitor
27 Panama Celestino CaballeroSuper Champion (v. Steve Molitor) November 21, 2008 — December 10, 2010 2
Caballero vacated to fight at featherweight
28 Panama Ricardo CordobaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) November 21, 2008 — March 21, 2009 0
29 Republic of Ireland Bernard Dunne March 21, 2009 — September 26, 2009 0
30 Thailand Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym September 26, 2009 — October 2, 2010 2
31 South Korea Ryol Li Lee October 2, 2010 — January 31, 2010 0
32 Japan Akifumi Shimoda January 31, 2010 — July 9, 2011 0
33 United States Rico Ramos July 9, 2011 – January 20, 2012 0
34 Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux January 20, 2012 – April 13, 2013 2
Rigondeaux fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
35 Cuba Guillermo RigondeauxSuper Champion (v. Nonito Donaire) April 13, 2013 – Present 3
36 United Kingdom Scott QuiggRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 5, 2013 – Present 5

Featherweight (Super belt: Eusebio Pedroza)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Mexico Sugar Ramos (v. Davey Moore) March 21, 1963 — September 26, 1964 3
2 Mexico Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 — 1967r 7
Saldívar announced retiremente after his 7th defense
3 United States Raul Rojas (v. Enrique Higgins) March 28, 1968 — September 27, 1968 0
4 Japan Shozo Saijo September 27, 1968 — September 2, 1971 5
5 Venezuela Antonio Gomez September 2, 1971 — August 19, 1972 1
6 Panama Ernesto Marcel August 19, 1972 — February 16, 1974r 4
Marcel announced retirement after his 4th defense, against Alexis Argüello
7 Mexico Rubén Olivares (v. Zensuke Otagawa) July 9, 1974 — November 23, 1974 0
8 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello November 23, 1974 — 1976r 4
Argüello vacated his title to move up to super featherweight
9 Panama Rafael Ortega (v. Francisco Coronado) January 15, 1977 — December 17, 1977 1
10 Spain Cecilio Lastra December 17, 1977 — April 15, 1978 0
11 Panama Eusebio Pedroza April 15, 1978 — June 8, 1985 19
12 Republic of Ireland Barry McGuigan June 8, 1985 — June 23, 1986 2
13 United States Steve Cruz June 23, 1986 — March 6, 1987 0
14 Venezuela Antonio Esparragoza March 6, 1987 — March 30, 1991 7
15 South Korea Yong-Kyun Park March 30, 1991 — December 4, 1993 8
16 Venezuela Eloy Rojas December 4, 1993 — May 18, 1996 6
17 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez May 18, 1996 — 1997s 4
Vázquez was stripped of title for failing to set up a fight with mandatory challenger Antonio Cermeño
18 United States Freddie Norwood (v. Antonio Cermeño) April 3, 1998 — September 22, 1998s 2
Norwood was stripped of his title for coming overweight to his 3rd defense fight, against Koji Matsumoto
19 Venezuela Antonio Cermeño (v. Genaro Rios) October 3, 1998 — May 29, 1999 1
20 United States Freddie Norwood (2) May 29, 1999 — September 9, 2000 3
21 United States Derrick Gainer September 9, 2000 — November 1, 2003 3
Gainer fought for Super title against Juan Manuel Márquez
22 Mexico Juan Manuel MarquezSuper Champion (v. Derrick Gainer) November 1, 2003 — August 22, 2005s 3
Márquez was stripped for his inability to defend against various boxers after potential bouts failed to draw a bid
23 Indonesia Chris JohnRegular champion (interim champ promoted) November 1, 2003 — June 27, 2009 11
John was promoted to Super champion
24 Indonesia Chris JohnSuper champion (regular champ promoted) June 27, 2009 — July 14, 2010 1
John was declared Champion in Recess
25 Cuba Yuriorkis GamboaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) June 27, 2009 — September 11, 2010 3
Gamboa fought for WBA Unified title against Orlando Salido
26 Cuba Yuriorkis GamboaUnified Champion (v. Orlando Salido) September 11, 2010 — June 11, 2011 1
Gamboa was stripped of his Unified title for not complying with the IBF rules of a second weigh-in in his last fight with Jorge Solís. He was stripped of the IBF title and thus was no longer a unified champion
27 Argentina Jonathan Victor BarrosRegular Champion (v. Irving Berry) December 4, 2010 — October 14, 2011 2
28 Indonesia Chris JohnSuper champion (reinstated) December 5, 2010 — December 6, 2013 6
29 Panama Celestino CaballeroRegular Champion October 14, 2011 – October 7, 2012r 1
Caballero vacated for not accepting a low budget on a mandatory fight with Nicholas Walters.
30 Jamaica Nicholas WaltersRegular Champion (v. Daulis Prescott) December 9, 2012 – October 18, 2014 2
Walters fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
31 South Africa Simpiwe VetyekaSuper Champion December 6, 2013 – May 31, 2014 0
32 Philippines Nonito DonaireSuper Champion May 31, 2014 – October 18, 2014 0
33 Jamaica Nicholas WaltersSuper Champion October 18, 2014 – Present 0
34 Argentina Jesús CuéllarRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) February 21, 2015 – Present 0

Super featherweight (Super belt: Gabriel Elorde)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Philippines Gabriel Elorde (v. Johnny Bizarro) February 16, 1963 — June 15, 1967 5
2 Japan Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 — December 14, 1967 0
3 Japan Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967 — July 29, 1971 6
4 Venezuela Alfredo Marcano July 29, 1971 — April 25, 1972 1
5 Philippines Ben Villaflor April 25, 1972 — March 12, 1973 1
6 Japan Kuniaki Shibata March 12, 1973 — October 17, 1973 1
7 Philippines Ben Villaflor (2) October 17, 1973 — October 16, 1976 5
8 Puerto Rico Samuel Serrano October 16, 1976 — August 2, 1980 10
9 Japan Yasutsune Uehara August 2, 1980 — April 9, 1981 1
10 Puerto Rico Samuel Serrano (2) April 9, 1981 — January 19, 1983 3
11 United States Roger Mayweather January 19, 1983 — February 26, 1984 2
12 United States Rocky Lockridge February 26, 1984 — May 19, 1985 2
13 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez May 19, 1985 — May 24, 1986 0
14 Panama Alfredo Layne May 24, 1986 — September 27, 1986 0
15 South Africa Brian Mitchell September 27, 1986 — 1991s 12
Mitchell was stripped of title after facing Tony Lopez for the IBF belt
16 United States Joey Gamache (v. Jerry Ngobeni) June 28, 1991 — 1991r 0
Gamache vacates to move up to lightweight division
17 United States Genaro Hernandez (v. Daniel Londas) June 28, 1991 — April 1995r 8
Hernandez vacated to face Oscar de la Hoya at lightweight
18 South Korea Yong-Soo Choi (v. Víctor Hugo Paz) October 21, 1995 — September 5, 1998 7
19 Japan Takanori Hatakeyama September 5, 1998 — October 31, 1999 1
20 Mongolia Lakva Sim June 27, 1999 — October 31, 1999 0
21 South Korea Jong-Kwon Baek October 31, 1999 — May 21, 2000 1
22 Cuba Joel Casamayor May 21, 2000 — January 12, 2002 4
Casamayor fought for Super title against Acelino Freitas
23 Brazil Acelino FreitasSuper Champion (v. Joel Casamayor) January 12, 2002 — August 9, 2003r 3
Freitas vacated and moved up to lightweight
24 Thailand Yodsanan Sor NanthachaiRegular Champion (v. Lakva Sim) April 13, 2002 — April 30, 2005 3
25 Panama Vicente Mosquera April 30, 2005 — August 5, 2006 1
26 Venezuela Edwin Valero August 5, 2006 — September 3, 2008r 4
Valero vacated and moved up to lightweight
27 Venezuela Jorge Linares (v. Whyber Garcia) November 28, 2008 — October 10, 2009 1
28 Mexico Juan Carlos Salgado October 10, 2009 — January 11, 2010 0
29 Japan Takashi Uchiyama January 11, 2010 — February 21, 2015 9
Uchiyama was promoted to Super champion
30 Japan Takashi UchiyamaSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 21, 2015 — Present 1

Lightweight (Super belt: Roberto Duran)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz (v. Joe Brown) April 21, 1962 — April 10, 1965 4
2 Panama Ismael Laguna April 10, 1965 — November 13, 1965 0
3 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz (2) November 13, 1965 — June 29, 1968 5
4 Dominican Republic Carlos Teo Cruz June 29, 1968 — February 18, 1969 1
5 United States Mando Ramos February 18, 1969 — March 3, 1970 1
6 Panama Ismael Laguna (2) March 3, 1970 — September 26, 1970 1
7 United Kingdom Ken Buchanan September 26, 1970 — June 26, 1972 2
8 Panama Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 — January 1979r 12
Durán vacated to move up to welterweight
9 Venezuela Ernesto España (v. Claude Noel) June 16, 1979 — March 2, 1980 1
10 United States Hilmer Kenty March 2, 1980 — April 12, 1981 3
11 United States Sean O'Grady April 12, 1981 — 1981r 0
O'Grady was stripped of title for not defending it
12 Trinidad and Tobago Claude Noel (v. Rodolfo González) September 12, 1981 — December 5, 1981 0
13 United States Arturo Frias December 5, 1981 — May 8, 1982 1
14 United States Ray Mancini May 8, 1982 — June 1, 1984 4
15 Saint Kitts and Nevis Livingstone Bramble June 1, 1984 — September 26, 1986 2
16 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario September 26, 1986 — November 21, 1987 1
17 Mexico Julio César Chávez November 21, 1987 — October 29, 1988r 2
Chávez vacated to move up to super lightweight
18 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario (2) (v. Anthony Jones) July 9, 1989 — May 4, 1990 0
19 Puerto Rico Juan Nazario May 4, 1990 — August 11, 1990 0
20 United States Pernell Whitaker August 11, 1990 — 1992r 3
Whitaker vacated to move up to super lightweight
21 United States Joey Gamache (v. Chil-Sung Jun) June 13, 1992 — October 24, 1992 0
22 United States Tony Lopez October 24, 1992 — June 26, 1993 1
23 South Africa Dingaan Thobela June 26, 1993 — October 30, 1993 0
24 Kyrgyzstan Orzubek Nazarov October 30, 1993 — May 16, 1998 6
25 France Jean Baptiste Mendy May 16, 1998 — April 10, 1999 1
26 France Julien Lorcy April 10, 1999 — August 7, 1999 0
27 Italy Stefano Zoff August 7, 1999 — November 13, 1999 0
28 Venezuela Gilberto Serrano November 13, 1999 — June 11, 2000 1
29 Japan Takanori Hatakeyama June 11, 2000 — July 1, 2001 2
30 France Julien Lorcy (2) July 1, 2001 — October 18, 2001 0
31 Argentina Raul Horacio Balbi October 18, 2001 — January 5, 2002 0
32 Romania Leonard Doroftei January 5, 2002 — October 24, 2003s 2
Doroffei was stripped of title when he came 2kg overweight to his bout with Miguel Callist. The fight was cancelled
33 Mongolia Lakva Sim (v. Miguel Callist) April 10, 2004 — July 17, 2004 0
34 United States Juan Díaz July 17, 2004 — February 23, 2007 5
Diaz was promoted to Super champion
35 United States Juan DíazSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 23, 2007 — March 8, 2008 2
36 Mexico Jose AlfaroRegular Champion (v. Prawet Singwancha) December 29, 2007 — May 19, 2008 0
37 United States Nate CampbellSuper Champion March 8, 2008 — January 10, 2009r 0
Campbell vacated because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses
38 Japan Yusuke KoboriRegular Champion May 19, 2008 — January 3, 2009 0
39 Namibia Paulus MosesRegular Champion January 3, 2009 — May 29, 2010 1
40 Mexico Juan Manuel MárquezSuper Champion (v. Juan Diaz) February 28, 2009 — January 8, 2012s 2
Marquez vacated to move up to welterweight and fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
41 Venezuela Miguel AcostaRegular Champion May 29, 2010 — February 26, 2011 1
42 United States Brandon Rios February 26, 2011 — December 2, 2011s 1
Rios was stripped of title before his second defense against John Murray for being overweight
43 Cuba Richard Abril (interim champ promoted) February 28, 2013 — April 10, 2015 2
Abril was declared Champion in Recess after he cancelled his fight with Derry Matthews
44 Colombia Darleys Perez (interim champ promoted) April 10, 2015 — Present 0

Super lightweight (Super belt: Antonio Cervantes)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 United States Eddie Perkins (v. Duilio Loi) September 14, 1962 — December 15, 1962 0
2 Italy Duilio Loi December 15, 1962 — January 1963r 0
Loi vacated and retired from boxing
3 Philippines Roberto Cruz (v. Battling Torres) March 21, 1963 — June 15, 1963 0
4 United States Eddie Perkins (2) June 15, 1963 — January 18, 1965 2
5 Venezuela Carlos Hernández January 18, 1965 — April 29, 1966 2
6 Italy Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 — April 30, 1967 1
13 United States Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 — December 12, 1968 1
14 Argentina Nicolino Locche December 12, 1968 — March 10, 1972 5
15 Panama Alfonso Frazer March 10, 1972 — October 28, 1972 0
16 Colombia Antonio Cervantes October 28, 1972 — March 6, 1976 10
17 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez March 6, 1976 — July 1977s 2
Benitez vacated to move up to welterweight
18 Colombia Antonio Cervantes (2) (v. Carlos María Giménez) June 25, 1977 — August 2, 1980 6
19 United States Aaron Pryor August 2, 1980 — September 9, 1983r 8
Pryor was stripped of title after announcing retirement after beating Alexis Argüello for the second time. He came back from retirement less than a year later
20 United States Johnny Bumphus (v. Lorenzo Luis García) January 22, 1984 — June 1, 1984 0
21 United States Gene Hatcher June 1, 1984 — July 21, 1985 1
22 Argentina Ubaldo Nestor Sacco July 21, 1985 — March 15, 1986 0
23 Italy Patrizio Oliva March 15, 1986 — July 4, 1987 2
24 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi July 4, 1987 — August 17, 1990 4
25 United States Loreto Garza August 17, 1990 — June 14, 1991 1
26 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario June 14, 1991 — April 10, 1992 0
27 Japan Akinobu Hiranaka April 10, 1992 — September 9, 1992 0
28 Philippines Morris East September 9, 1992 — January 12, 1993 0
29 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi (2) January 12, 1993 — September 17, 1994 6
30 United States Frankie Randall September 17, 1994 — January 13, 1996 2
31 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi (3) January 13, 1996 — August 16, 1996 0
32 United States Frankie Randall (2) August 16, 1996 — January 11, 1997 0
33 Morocco Khalid Rahilou January 11, 1997 — October 10, 1998 2
34 United States Sharmba Mitchell October 10, 1998 — September 16, 2000 4
Mitchell fought for Super title against Kostya Tszyu
35 Australia Kostya TszyuSuper Champion (v. Sharmba Mitchell) September 16, 2000 — March 16, 2004r 4
Tszyu was stripped of title due to inactivity
36 Cuba Diosbelys HurtadoRegular Champion May 11, 2002 — October 19, 2002 0
37 Guyana Vivian Harris October 19, 2002 — June 25, 2005 3
38 Colombia Carlos Maussa June 25, 2005 — November 26, 2005 0
Fought for Super title against Ricky Hatton
39 United Kingdom Ricky HattonSuper Champion (v. Carlos Maussa) November 26, 2005 — May 4, 2006r 1
Hatton vacated to move up to welterweight
40 France Souleymane M'bayeRegular Champion (v. Raúl Horacio Balbi) September 2, 2006 — July 21, 2007 1
41 United Kingdom Gavin Rees July 21, 2007 — March 22, 2008 0
42 Ukraine Andreas Kotelnik March 22, 2008 — July 18, 2009 2
43 United Kingdom Amir Khan July 18, 2009 — July 23, 2011 5
Khan fought for Super title against Zab Judah
44 United Kingdom Amir KhanSuper Champion (v. Zab Judah) July 23, 2011 — December 10, 2011 5
45 Argentina Marcos René MaidanaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) July 23, 2011 — July 16, 2012r 1
Maidana vacted to move up to welterweight and fight Devon Alexander
45 United States Lamont PetersonSuper Champion December 10, 2011 — June 27, 2012 0
Peterson was stripped of title after testing positive for testosterone on a random test in March 2012.
46 United Kingdom Amir KhanSuper Champion (reinstated) July 11, 2012 — July 14, 2012 0
47 United States Danny GarcíaSuper Champion July 14, 2012 — present 4
48 Russia Khabib AllakhverdievRegular Champion (v. Joan Guzmán) November 30, 2012 — April 12, 2014 1
49 United States Jessie VargasRegular Champion April 12, 2014 — present 2

Welterweight (Super belt: Sugar Ray Robinson)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith (v. Jorge José Fernández) December 8, 1962 — March 21, 1963 0
2 Cuba Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 1963 — June 8, 1963 0
3 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith (2) June 8, 1963 — April 25, 1966r 4
Griffith vacated to move up to middleweight. He lost three fights during his reign as WBA welterweight champion
6 United States Curtis Cokes (v. Manuel González) August 24, 1966 — April 18, 1969 5
7 Mexico José Nápoles April 18, 1969 — December 3, 1970 3
8 United States Billy Backus December 3, 1970 — June 4, 1971 0
9 Mexico José Nápoles (2) June 4, 1971 — May 1975r 9
Nápoles was stripped of his WBA title for failure to sign for a fight against the WBA's No. 1-rated welterweight contender, Ángel Espada
10 Puerto Rico Ángel Espada (v. Clyde Gray) June 28, 1975 — July 17, 1976 1
11 Mexico José Cuevas July 17, 1976 — August 2, 1980 11
12 United States Thomas Hearns August 2, 1980 — September 16, 1981 3
13 United States Sugar Ray Leonard September 16, 1981 — November 9, 1982r 1
Leonard vacated title after being diagnosed with a detached retina and announced his retirement. He would come back in 1984
14 United States Donald Curry (v. Jun-Suk Hwang) February 13, 1983 — September 27, 1986 7
15 United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 — December 1986r 0
Honeyghan vacated after the WBA mandated that he defend the title against South African Harold Volbrecht. Honeyghan dropped the WBA title belt into a trash can on a London street to protest the WBA's continued sanctioning of bouts involving citizens of apartheid-governed South Africa
16 United States Mark Breland (v. Harold Volbrecht) February 6, 1987 — August 22, 1987 0
17 United States Marlon Starling August 22, 1987 — July 29, 1988 2
Starling lost the title in his third defense in controversial fashion to Tomas Molinares. Molinares hit Starling with a punch that was clearly thrown after the bell. Starling went down for the only time in his career, and the referee counted him out. Molinares was declared the new champion by knock out. However, the decision was later changed to a no contest but the Colombian kept the title
18 Colombia Tomas Molinares July 29, 1988 — December 12, 1988r 0
Molinares withdrew from his defense fight with Mark Breland citing severe depression. He was stripped of the title
19 United States Mark Breland (2) (v. Seung-Soon Lee) February 4, 1989 — July 8, 1990 4
20 United States Aaron Davis July 8, 1990 — January 19, 1991 0
21 United States Meldrick Taylor January 19, 1991 — October 31, 1992 2
22 Venezuela Crisanto España October 31, 1992 — June 4, 1994 2
23 Ghana Ike Quartey June 4, 1994 — October 1998s 7
Quartey was stripped of title due to inactivity
24 United States James Page (v. Andrey Pestryaev) October 10, 1998 — 2000s 3
25 Guyana Andrew Lewis February 17, 2001 — March 30, 2002 1
26 Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga March 30, 2002 — January 25, 2003 0
Mayorga fought for Super title against Vernon Forrest
26 Nicaragua Ricardo MayorgaSuper Champion (v. Vernon Forrest) January 25, 2003 — December 13, 2003 0
27 United States Jose Antonio RiveraRegular Champion (v. Michel Trabant) September 13, 2003 — April 2, 2005 0
28 United States Cory SpinksSuper Champion December 13, 2003 — February 5, 2005 2
29 United States Zab JudahSuper Champion February 5, 2005 — January 7, 2006 1
Judah fought with Carlos Baldomir for the WBC belt as the latter didn't pay the sanctioning fee for the WBA and IBF belt. Judah lost the bout and the WBA subsequently stripped him of the title
30 United States Luis CollazoRegular Champion April 2, 2005 — May 13, 2006 1
31 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton May 13, 2006 — August 31, 2006r 0
Hatton vacated to move back to super lightweight
32 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto (v. Carlos Quintana) December 2, 2006 — July 26, 2008 4
33 Mexico Antonio Margarito July 26, 2008 — October 3, 2008 0
Margarito was promoted to Super champion
33 Mexico Antonio MargaritoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) October 3, 2008 — January 24, 2009 0
34 Ukraine Yuriy NuzhnenkoRegular Champion (Interim champ promoted) October 3, 2008 — April 10, 2009 0
35 United States Shane MosleySuper champion January 24, 2009 — May 22, 2010s 0
The WBA stripped Mosley of the title for not agreeing on the terms for his bout with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who refused to pay the sanctioning fees for the title and Mosley fought without reaching a deal with the WBA. Mosley lost via unanimous decision
36 Ukraine Vyacheslav SenchenkoRegular Champion April 10, 2009 — April 30, 2012 3
37 United States Paul Malignaggi April 30, 2012 — June 22, 2013 1
38 United States Adrien Broner June 22, 2013 — December 14, 2013 0
39 Argentina Marcos René Maidana December 14, 2013 — May 3, 2014 0
Maidana fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
40 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion (v. Marcos Maidana) May 3, 2014 — present 2
40 United States Keith ThurmanRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) January 28, 2015 — present 1

Super welterweight (Super belt: Thomas Hearns)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 United States Denny Moyer (v. Joey Giambra) October 20, 1962 — April 29, 1963 1
2 United States Ralph Dupas April 29, 1963 — September 7, 1963 1
3 Italy Sandro Mazzinghi September 7, 1963 — June 18, 1965 3
4 Italy Nino Benvenuti June 18, 1965 — June 25, 1966 1
5 South Korea Ki-Soo Kim June 25, 1966 — May 25, 1968 2
6 Italy Sandro Mazzinghi (2) May 25, 1968 — October 1968s 1
Mazzinghi fought on his second defense against Freddie Little. The bout was stopped with Mazzinghi bleeding from cuts over both eyes, the ringside officials rule a "No-Contest", though under normal circumstances Little would have won by "TKO 8". Mazzinghi was stripped of his World Title shortly thereafter, because of the controversial result
7 United States Freddie Little (v. Stanley Hayward) March 17, 1969 — July 9, 1970 2
8 Italy Carmelo Bossi July 9, 1970 — October 31, 1971 1
9 Japan Koichi Wajima October 31, 1971 — June 4, 1974 6
10 United States Oscar Albarado June 4, 1974 — January 21, 1975 1
11 Japan Koichi Wajima (2) January 21, 1975 — June 7, 1975 0
12 South Korea Jae-Doo Yuh June 7, 1975 — February 17, 1976 1
13 Japan Koichi Wajima (3) February 17, 1976 — May 18, 1976 0
14 Spain José Duran May 18, 1976 — October 8, 1976 0
15 Argentina Miguel Angel Castellini October 8, 1976 — March 5, 1977 0
16 Nicaragua Eddie Gazo March 5, 1977 — August 9, 1978 3
17 Japan Masashi Kudo August 9, 1978 — August 24, 1979 3
18 Uganda Ayub Kalule August 24, 1979 — June 25, 1981 4
19 United States Sugar Ray Leonard June 25, 1981 — 1981r 0
Leonard vacated and move down to welterweight to fight in a unification bout against Thomas Hearns
20 Japan Tadashi Mihara (v. Rocky Fratto) November 7, 1981 — February 2, 1982 0
21 United States Davey Moore February 2, 1982 — June 16, 1983 3
22 Panama Roberto Durán June 16, 1983 — November 1983r 0
Durán was stripped of WBA for fighting Thomas Hearns instead of the mandatory WBA challenger, Mike McCallum
23 Jamaica Mike McCallum (v. Sean Mannion) November 19, 1984 — November 1987r 6
McCallum vacated to move up to middleweight
24 United States Virgin Islands Julian Jackson (v. In-Chul Baek) November 21, 1987 — 1990r 3
Jackson vacated to move up to middleweight
25 France Gilbert Dele (v. Carlos Elliott) February 23, 1991 — October 1, 1991 1
26 United States Vinny Pazienza October 1, 1991 — 1992r 0
Pazienza vacated after a car crash which kept him 3 months in hospital
27 Argentina Julio César Vásquez (v. Hitoshi Kamiyama) December 21, 1991 — March 4, 1995 10
28 United States Pernell Whitaker March 4, 1995 — June 1995r 0
Whitaker decided to vacate and move back to welterweight
29 United States Carl Daniels (v. Julio César Green) June 16, 1995 — December 16, 1995 0
30 Argentina Julio César Vásquez (2) December 16, 1995 — August 21, 1996 0
31 France Laurent Boudouani August 21, 1996 — March 6, 1999 4
32 United States David Reid March 6, 1999 — March 3, 2000 2
33 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad March 3, 2000 — May 12, 2001r 2
Trinidad vacated to move up to middleweight
34 United States Fernando Vargas (v. José Flores) September 22, 2001 — September 14, 2002 0
Vargas fought for Super title against Oscar de la Hoya
35 United States Oscar De La HoyaSuper Champion (v. Fernando Vargas) September 14, 2002 — September 13, 2003 1
36 Panama Santiago SamaniegoRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 14, 2002 — March 1, 2003 0
37 Mexico Alejandro GarciaRegular Champion March 1, 2003 — December 13, 2003 1
38 United States Shane MosleySuper champion September 13, 2003 — March 13, 2004 0
39 United States Travis SimmsRegular champion December 13, 2003 — May 21, 2005s 1
Simms was stripped of the belt in May 2005 because he filed a lawsuit against the WBA Organization (in November 2004) for not enforcing his mandatory contract that he received from the organization when he won the regular world title
40 United States Ronald WrightSuper champion March 13, 2004 — March 20, 2005r 1
Wright vacated to challenge Félix Trinidad at middleweight
41 Mexico Alejandro Garcia (2) – Regular champion (interim champ promoted) May 21, 2005 — May 6, 2006 1
42 United States José Antonio Rivera May 6, 2006 — January 6, 2007 0
43 United States Travis Simms (2) January 6, 2007 — July 7, 2007 0
44 Canada Joachim Alcine July 7, 2007 — July 11, 2008 1
45 Puerto Rico Daniel Santos July 11, 2008 — November 14, 2009 0
46 Israel Yuri Foreman November 14, 2009 — June 5, 2010 0
47 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto June 5, 2010 — September 10, 2010 2
Cotto got promoted to Super champion
48 Puerto Rico Miguel CottoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) September 10, 2010 — May 5, 2012 2
49 United States Austin TroutRegular Champion (v. Rigoberto Álvarez) February 5, 2011 — April 20, 2013 4
Trout fought for Unified title against Saúl Álvarez
50 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion May 5, 2012 — present 1
51 Mexico Saúl ÁlvarezUnified Champion April 20, 2013 — September 14, 2013 0
Álvarez fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and lost
52 Cuba Erislandy LaraRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) March 13, 2014 — present 1

Middleweight (Super belt: Carlos Monzon)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Nigeria Dick Tiger (v. Gene Fullmer) October 23, 1962 — December 7, 1963 2
2 United States Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 — October 21, 1965 1
3 Nigeria Dick Tiger (2) October 21, 1965 — April 25, 1966 0
4 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 — April 17, 1967 2
5 Italy Nino Benvenuti April 17, 1967 — September 29, 1967 0
6 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith (2) September 29, 1967 — March 4, 1968 0
7 Italy Nino Benvenuti (2) March 4, 1968 — November 7, 1970 4
8 Argentina Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 — August 1977r 14
Monzón retired after his second fight with Rodrigo Valdez, without losing the title for almost 7 years
9 Colombia Rodrigo Valdez (v. Bennie Briscoe) November 5, 1977 — April 22, 1978 0
10 Argentina Hugo Pastor Corro April 22, 1978 — June 30, 1979 2
11 Italy Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 — March 16, 1980 1
12 United Kingdom Alan Minter March 16, 1980 — September 27, 1980 1
13 United States Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 — April 6, 1987s 11
Hagler was stripped of title for signing a fight with Sugar Ray Leonard instead of mandatory challenger, Herol Graham. Graham next lost a fight for the European title against Sumbu Kalambay and was not given the chance of fighting for the world title
14 Italy Sumbu Kalambay (v. Iran Barkley) October 23, 1987 — March 1989s 3
Kalambay was stripped of title for choosing to fight IBF Middleweight Champion Michael Nunn, instead of mandatory challenger Herol Graham
15 Jamaica Mike McCallum (v. Herol Graham) May 10, 1989 — December, 1991r 3
The WBA demanded McCallum defend against Steve Collins, whom he decisively outpointed in a title defense the previous year. McCallum chose to fight with IBF champion James Toney and was stripped of title
16 United States Reggie Johnson (v. Steve Collins) April 22, 1992 — October 1, 1993 3
17 United States John David Jackson October 1, 1993 — May, 1994r 0
Jackson was stripped of title for participating in a non-title bout without the permission of the WBA.
18 Argentina Jorge Castro (v. Reggie Johnson) August 12, 1994 — December 19, 1995 4
19 Japan Shinji Takehara December 19, 1995 — June 24, 1996 0
20 United States William Joppy June 24, 1996 — August 23, 1997 2
21 Dominican Republic Julio César Green August 23, 1997 — January 31, 1998 0
22 United States William Joppy (2) January 31, 1998 — May 12, 2001 5
23 Puerto Rico Felix Trinidad May 12, 2001 — September 29, 2001 0
Trinidad fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
24 United States Bernard HopkinsSuper champion (v. Félix Trinidad) September 29, 2001 — July 16, 2005 6
25 United States William Joppy (3) – Regular champion (v. Howard Eastman) November 17, 2001 — December 13, 2003 (lost to super champion) 1
Joppy fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
26 New Zealand Maselino MasoeRegular champion (v. Evans Ashira) May 1, 2004 — March 11, 2006 0
27 United States Jermain TaylorSuper champion July 16, 2005 — December 14, 2006s 1
Taylor was stripped of title after not paying sanctioning fees to the WBA and thus not exposing the WBA Super title in his previous 2 fights, with Ronald Wright and Kassim Ouma
28 Germany Felix SturmRegular champion March 11, 2006 — July 15, 2006 0
29 Spain Javier Castillejo July 15, 2006 — April 28, 2007 1
Castillejo lost his defense fight against Mariano Carrera but Carrera tested positive for clenbuterol later. Castillejo was reinstated as champion and fight was counted as a mandatory defense
30 Germany Felix Sturm (2) April 28, 2007 — March 23, 2010 7
Sturm got promoted to Super champion
31 Germany Felix Sturm – Super champion (Regular champ promoted) March 23, 2010 — September 1, 2012 5
32 Kazakhstan Gennady GolovkinRegular champion (Interim champ promoted) August 14, 2010 — June 3, 2014 10
33 Australia Daniel GealeSuper champion September 1, 2012 — November 1, 2012s 0
Geale was stripped of title as he chose to fight Anthony Mundine instead of mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin
34 Kazakhstan Gennady GolovkinSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) June 3, 2014 — Present 3
35 United States Daniel JacobsRegular champion (v. Jarrod Fletcher) August 9, 2014 — Present 1

Super middleweight (Super belt: Sugar Ray Leonard)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 South Korea Chong-Pal Park (v. Jesús Gallardo) December 6, 1987 — May 23, 1988 1
2 Venezuela Fulgencio Obelmejias May 23, 1988 — May 28, 1989 0
3 South Korea In-Chul Baek May 28, 1989 — March 30, 1990 2
4 France Christophe Tiozzo March 30, 1990 — April 5, 1991 2
5 Panama Víctor Córdoba April 5, 1991 — September 12, 1992 1
6 United States Michael Nunn September 12, 1992 — February 26, 1994 4
7 United States Steve Little February 26, 1994 — August 12, 1994 0
8 United States Frankie Liles August 12, 1994 — June 12, 1999 7
9 United States Byron Mitchell June 12, 1999 — April 8, 2000 1
10 France Bruno Girard April 8, 2000 — 2000s 1
Girard vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
11 United States Byron Mitchell (2) (v. Manny Siaca) March 3, 2001 — March 15, 2003 2
Mitchell fought for Super title against Sven Ottke
12 Germany Sven OttkeSuper champion (v. Byron Mitchell) March 15, 2003 — March 27, 2004r 4
Ottke vacated and retired undefeated from professional boxing
13 Australia Anthony Mundine (v. Antwun Echols) September 3, 2003 — May 5, 2004 1
14 Puerto Rico Manny Siaca May 5, 2004 — November 12, 2004 0
15 Denmark Mikkel Kessler November 12, 2004 — October 14, 2006 2
Kessler fought for Super title against Markus Beyer
16 Denmark Mikkel KesslerSuper champion (v. Markus Beyer) October 14, 2006 — November 4, 2007 1
16 Australia Anthony Mundine (2) (v. Sam Soliman) March 7, 2007 — May 27, 2008r 4
Mundine vacated and moved down to middleweight
17 Wales Joe CalzagheSuper champion November 4, 2007 — September 2008r 0
Calzaghe vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
18 Denmark Mikkel Kessler (2) (v. Dimitri Sartison) June 21, 2008 — November 21, 2009 2
Kesller fought for Super title against Andre Ward
19 Germany Dimitri Sartison (v. Stjepan Bozic) November 21, 2009 — July 15, 2011s 1
Sartison was stripped of title after failing to fight in defense fights against Brian Magee and later Robert Stieglitz
20 United States Andre WardSuper champion (v. Mikkel Kessler) November 21, 2009 — Present 6
21 Hungary Károly Balzsay (v. Stanislav Kashtanov) August 26, 2011 — October 3, 2012r 1
Balzsay was declared Champion in recess and then retired from professional boxing
22 Republic of Ireland Brian Magee (Interim champ promoted) November 9, 2012 — December 8, 2012 0
23 Denmark Mikkel Kessler (3) December 8, 2012 — May 27, 2013 0
24 United Kingdom Carl Froch May 25, 2013 — May 8, 2015 2
Froch was stripped of title for not defending it
25 Russia Fedor Chudinov (v. Felix Sturm) May 9, 2015 — Current 0

Light heavyweight (Super belt: Virgil Hill)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 United States Willie Pastrano (v. Harold Johnson) June 1, 1963 — March 30, 1965 2
2 Puerto Rico José Torres March 30, 1965 — December 16, 1966 3
3 Nigeria Dick Tiger December 16, 1966 — May 24, 1968 2
4 United States Bob Foster May 24, 1968 — September 9, 1970s 4
Foster then fought for the heavyweight title against Joe Frazier and the WBA stripped him of the title for not fighting mandatory challenger Jimmy Dupree
5 Venezuela Vicente Rondón (v. Jimmy Dupree) February 27, 1971 — April 7, 1972 4
6 United States Bob Foster (2) April 7, 1972 — September 16, 1974r 5
Foster vacated and announced retirement, although he came back a year later and fought until 1978
7 Argentina Víctor Galíndez (v. Len Hutchins) December 7, 1974 — September 15, 1978 10
8 United States Mike Rossman September 15, 1978 — April 14, 1979 1
9 Argentina Víctor Galíndez (2) April 14, 1979 — November 30, 1979 0
10 United States Marvin Johnson November 30, 1979 — March 31, 1980 0
11 United States Eddie Mustafa Muhammad March 31, 1980 — July 18, 1981 2
12 United States Michael Spinks July 18, 1981 — September 21, 1985r 10
Spinks vacated to fight for the Lineal heavyweight title against Larry Holmes
13 United States Marvin Johnson (2) (v. Leslie Stewart) February 9, 1986 — May 23, 1987 1
14 Trinidad and Tobago Leslie Stewart May 23, 1987 — September 5, 1987 0
15 United States Virgil Hill September 5, 1987 — June 3, 1991 10
16 United States Thomas Hearns June 3, 1991 — March 20, 1992 0
17 United States Iran Barkley March 20, 1992 — 1992r 0
Barkley was also the IBF Super Middleweight champion at the moment and decided to defend that title against James Toney instead of fighting at light heavyweight
18 United States Virgil Hill (2) (v. Frank Tate) September 29, 1992 — June 13, 1997 10
19 Poland Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 — July 1, 1997r 0
The WBA immediately stripped Michalczewski of his title for displaying its belt along with that of the WBO, an organization it didn't recognize
20 United States Lou Del Valle (v. Eddie Smulders) September 20, 1997 — July 18, 1998 0
21 United States Roy Jones Jr. July 18, 1998 — February, 2001 6
Jones was promoted to Super champion
22 United States Roy Jones Jr.Super champion (Regular champ promoted) February, 2001 — 2002 4
Jones was stripped of title somewhere between 2002 and 2003, possibly due to inactivity.
23 France Bruno Girard (v. Robert Koon) December 22, 2001 — March 8, 2003 2
24 France Mehdi Sahnoune March 8, 2003 — October 10, 2003 0
25 Italy Silvio Branco October 10, 2003 — February 20, 2004 0
26 United States Roy Jones Jr.Super champion (v. Antonio Tarver) November 8, 2003 — May 15, 2004 0
27 France Fabrice Tiozzo February 20, 2004 — October 19, 2006r 1
Tiozzo vacated and retired from professional boxing after defeating Dariusz Michalczewski
28 United States Antonio TarverSuper champion May 15, 2004 — December 2004s 0
Tarver was stripped of title when he decided to fight IBF champion, Glen Johnson instead of WBA's mandatory challenger
29 Italy Silvio Branco (2) (Interim champ promoted) October 19, 2006 — April 28, 2007 0
30 Croatia Stipe Drviš April 28, 2007 — December 16, 2007 0
31 Australia Danny Green December 16, 2007 — March 25, 2008r 0
Green vacated and announced retirement. He came back in April 2009
32 Argentina Hugo Garay (v. Yuriy Barashian) July 3, 2008 — June 20, 2009 1
33 Spain Gabriel Campillo June 20, 2009 — January 29, 2010 1
34 Kazakhstan Beibut Shumenov January 29, 2010 — October 8, 2013 4
Shumenov got promoted to Super champion
35 Kazakhstan Beibut ShumenovSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) October 8, 2013 — April 19, 2014 1
36 Germany Jürgen Brähmer (v. Marcus Oliveira) December 14, 2013 — Present 4
37 United States Bernard HopkinsSuper champion April 19, 2014 — November 8, 2014 1
38 Russia Sergey KovalevSuper champion November 8, 2014 — Present 1

Cruiserweight (Super belt: Evander Holyfield)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Puerto Rico Ossie Ocasio (v. Robbie Williams) February 13, 1982 — December 1, 1984 3
2 South Africa Piet Crous December 1, 1984 — July 27, 1985 1
3 United States Dwight Muhammad Qawi July 27, 1985 — July 12, 1986 1
4 United States Evander Holyfield July 12, 1986 — 1988r 5
Holyfield vacated to move up to heavyweight
5 Tunisia Taoufik Belbouli (v. Michael Greer) March 25, 1989 — 1989r 0
Belbouli never defended the title and vacated it 6 months after winning it
6 United States Robert Daniels (v. Dwight Muhammad Qawi) November 27, 1989 — March 8, 1991 2
7 United States Bobby Czyz March 8, 1991 — 1992r 2
Czyz was involved in a car accident and he had to vacate the title for his inability to defend it
8 United States Orlin Norris (v. Marcelo Figueroa) November 6, 1993 — July 22, 1995 4
9 United States Nate Miller July 22, 1995 — November 8, 1997 4
10 France Fabrice Tiozzo November 8, 1997 — December 9, 2000 4
11 United States Virgil Hill December 9, 2000 — February 23, 2002 0
12 France Jean-Marc Mormeck February 23, 2002 — April 2, 2005 3
Mormeck fought for the Super title against Wayne Braithwaite
13 France Jean-Marc MormeckSuper champion (v. Wayne Braithwaite) April 2, 2005 — January 7, 2006 0
14 Jamaica O'Neil BellSuper champion January 7, 2006 — March 17, 2007 0
15 United States Virgil Hill (2) (v. Valery Brudov) January 27, 2006 — November 24, 2007 0
16 France Jean-Marc Mormeck (2) – Super champion March 17, 2007 — November 10, 2007 0
17 United Kingdom David HayeSuper champion November 10, 2007 — May 12, 2008r 1
Haye vacated his title and moved up to heavyweight
18 Germany Firat Arslan November 24, 2007 — September 27, 2008 1
19 Panama Guillermo Jones September 27, 2008 — October 30, 2012 3
Jones was declared Champion in recess
20 Russia Denis Lebedev (Interim champ promoted) October 30, 2012 — May 17, 2013 1
21 Panama Guillermo Jones (2) May 17, 2013 — October 18, 2013 0
Jones was stripped of title after failing a drug test from his fight with Denis Lebedev. Lebedev was reinstated as champion
22 Russia Denis Lebedev (2) (Reinstated) October 18, 2013 — Present 2

Heavyweight (Super belt: Muhammad Ali)[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 United States Ernie Terrell (v. Eddie Machen) March 5, 1965 — February 6, 1967 2
2 United States Muhammad Ali February 6, 1967 — April 27, 1968s 1
Ali's title was stripped due to his refusal to be drafted to Army service
3 United States Jimmy Ellis (v. Jimmy Quarry) April 27, 1968 — February 16, 1970 1
4 United States Joe Frazier February 16, 1970 — January 22, 1973 4
5 United States George Foreman January 22, 1973 — October 30, 1974 2
6 United States Muhammad Ali (2) October 30, 1974 — February 15, 1978 10
7 United States Leon Spinks February 15, 1978 — September 15, 1978 0
8 United States Muhammad Ali (3) September 15, 1978 — October 18, 1979 0
Ali vacated and announced retirement although he would come back a year later to fight Larry Holmes
9 United States John Tate (v. Gerrie Coetzee) October 20, 1979 — March 31, 1980 0
10 United States Mike Weaver March 31, 1980 — December 10, 1982 2
11 United States Michael Dokes December 10, 1982 — September 23, 1983 1
12 South Africa Gerrie Coetzee September 23, 1983 — December 1, 1984 0
13 United States Greg Page December 1, 1984 — April 29, 1985 0
14 United States Tony Tubbs April 29, 1985 — January 17, 1986 0
15 United States Tim Witherspoon January 17, 1986 — December 12, 1986 1
16 United States James Smith December 12, 1986 — March 7, 1987 0
17 United States Mike Tyson March 7, 1987 — February 11, 1990 8
18 United States James Douglas February 11, 1990 — October 25, 1990 0
19 United States Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 — November 13, 1992 3
20 United States Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 — November 6, 1993 2
21 United States Evander Holyfield (2) November 6, 1993 — April 22, 1994 0
22 United States Michael Moorer April 22, 1994 — November 5, 1994 0
23 United States George Foreman (2) November 5, 1994 — March 5, 1995s 0
Foreman was stripped of title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger, Tony Tucker
24 United States Bruce Seldon (v. Tony Tucker) April 8, 1995 — September 7, 1996 1
25 United States Mike Tyson (2) September 7, 1996 — November 9, 1996 0
26 United States Evander Holyfield (3) November 9, 1996 — November 13, 1999 4
27 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis November 13, 1999 — April 29, 2000s 0
Lewis was stripped of title after agreeing to fight WBC challenger, Michael Grant first and then John Ruiz. Ruiz challenged this decision in court on the basis of a clause in the Lewis-Holyfield rematch contract that said Lewis's first bout as undisputed champion would be against the WBA's number one contender. For this reason, the WBA then created the Super belt
28 United States Evander Holyfield (4) (v. John Ruiz) August 12, 2000 — March 3, 2001 0
29 United States John Ruiz March 3, 2001 — March 1, 2003 2
30 United States Roy Jones Jr. March 1, 2003 — February 20, 2004r 0
Jones Jr. vacated and moved back to light heavyweight
31 United States John Ruiz (2) (Interim champ promoted) February 20, 2004 — December 17, 2005 2
32 Russia Nikolai Valuev December 17, 2005 — April 14, 2007 3
33 Uzbekistan Ruslan Chagaev April 14, 2007 — July 18, 2008 – (Was declared "Champion in Recess", then stripped) 2
Chagaev got injured and was declared Champion in Recess. Then he was stripped of title for not agreeing on a rematch with Valuev
34 Russia Nikolai Valuev (2) (v. John Ruiz) August 30, 2008 — November 7, 2009 1
35 United Kingdom David Haye November 7, 2009 — July 2, 2011 2
Haye fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
36 Ukraine Wladimir KlitschkoSuper champion (v. David Haye) July 2, 2011 — Present 7
37 Russia Aleksander Povetkin (v. Ruslan Chagaev) August 27, 2011 — October 5, 2013 4
Povetkin fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
38 Uzbekistan Ruslan Chagaev (v. Fres Oquendo) July 6, 2014 — Present 0

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1 Date listed is when the World title was won (WBA was formed in 1921).

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