List of WBU world champions

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The following is a List of WBU world champions, a table showing the world champions certificated by the World Boxing Union (WBU).

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

List of WBU Heavyweight Champions[edit]

WBU heavyweight champions have included:[1][2]

Name Duration of reign Defenses Notes
United States George Foreman March 29, 1995 – 1997 2 Foreman was recognized as champion after he was stripped of the IBF title
South Africa Corrie Sanders November 15, 1997 – May 20, 2000 3 Defeated Ross Purity
United States Hasim Rahman May 20, 2000 – April 21, 2001 0 Relinquished the title in order to fight Lennox Lewis for the IBF, IBO and WBC titles
United Kingdom Johnny Nelson November 24, 2001 – December 4, 2001 0 Defeated Alexander Vasiliev. Relinquished the title in order to concentrate on defending his WBO Cruiserweight title
Georgia (country) Georgi Kandelaki December 21, 2002 – January 2004 0 Defeated Alexander Vasiliev. Kandelaki either relinquished or was stripped of the title
United Kingdom Matt Skelton February 25, 2005 – January 26, 2009 0 Skelton relinquished the title

Other past WBU champions have include James Toney, Thomas Hearns, Micky Ward, Enzo Maccarinelli, Ricky Hatton, Angel Manfredy.

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