List of featherweight boxing champions

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This is a list of featherweight boxing champions, as recognized by boxing organizations:

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
World
1889-03-31 1890-01-13 Ike Weir World
The featherweight class was established in 1860 but did not achieve universal recognition until Weir won the title.[1]
1890-01-13 1890-09-02 Torpedo Billy Murphy World
1890-09-02 1892-Vacated Young Griffo World
1892-06-27 1896-11-27 George Dixon World
1896-11-27 1897-03-24 Frank Erne World
1897-03-24 1897-10-24 George Dixon World
1897-10-04 1898-09-26 Solly Smith World
1898-09-26 1898-11-11 Dave Sullivan World
1898-11-11 1900-01-09 George Dixon World
1899-05-29 1899-10-10 Ben Jordan British World Title
Jordan and Santry were recognized as champion in Britain. When Terry McGovern defeated Santry in 1900 the title was reunified.[2]
1899-10-10 1900-02-01 Eddie Santry British World Title
1900-01-09 1901-11-28 Terry McGovern World
1901-11-28 1902-Vacated Young Corbett II World
Corbett could not make weight and relinquished the title (although some sources say he continued to defend the title at a higher weight). Attell was recognized as the best man at the weight and thus was proclaimed champion.[3]
1902 1912-02-22 Abe Attell World
1912-02-22 1923-06-02 Johnny Kilbane World
1923-06-02 1923-07-26 Eugène Criqui World
1923-07-26 1923-07-26-Vacated Johnny Dundee World
1927-09-12 1928-02-10 Benny Bass World
1928-02-10 1928-09-28 Tony Canzoneri World
1928-09-28 1929-09-23 Andre Routis World
1929-09-23 1932-01-27 Christopher Battalino World
1932-05-26 1933-01-13 Tommy Paul World
1933-01-13 1936-05-11 Freddie Miller World
1936-05-11 1937-10-29 Petey Sarron World
1937-10-29 1937-10-29 Henry Armstrong World
1939-04-18 1939-04-18 Joey Archibald World
1940-05-15 1941-07-01 Petey Scalzo NBA
1941-07-01 1941-11-18 Richie Lemos NBA
1941-11-18 1943-01-18 Jackie Wilson NBA
1943-01-18 1943-08-16 Jackie Callura NBA
1943-08-16 1944-03-10 Phil Terranova NBA
1944-03-10 1946-05-03 Sal Bartolo NBA
1946-06-07 1948-10-29 Willie Pep World
1948-10-29 1949-02-11 Sandy Saddler World
1949-02-11 1950-09-08 Willie Pep World
1950-09-08 Jan 1957-Vacated Sandy Saddler World
1957-06-24 1959-03-18 Hogan Bassey World
1959-03-18 1963-03-21 Davey Moore World
1963-03-21 1964-09-26 CubaSugar Ramos WBA/WBC
1964-09-26 1967-10-14-Vacated MexicoVicente Saldivar WBA/WBC
WBC
Title inaugurated
1963-03-21 1964-09-26 Cuba Sugar Ramos WBC
1964-09-26 1967-10-Retired Mexico Vicente Saldivar WBC
1968-01-23 1968-07-24 United Kingdom Howard Winstone WBC
1968-07-24 1969-01-21 Cuba Jose Legra WBC
1969-01-21 1970-05-09 Australia Johnny Famechon WBC
1970-05-09 1970-12-11 Mexico Vicente Saldivar WBC
1970-12-11 1972-05-19 Japan Kuniaki Shibata WBC
1972-05-19 1972-12-16-Stripped Mexico Clemente Sanchez WBC
1972-12-16 1973-05-05 Cuba Jose Legra WBC
1973-05-05 1974-06-17-Stripped Brazil Eder Jofre WBC
1974-09-07 1975-06-20 United States Bobby Chacon WBC
1975-06-20 1975-09-20 Mexico Rubén Olivares WBC
1975-09-20 1976-11-06 Ghana David Kotei WBC
1976-11-06 1980-02-02 United States Danny Lopez WBC
1980-02-02 1982-07-21-Died Mexico Salvador Sánchez WBC
1982-09-15 1984-03-31 Puerto Rico Juan LaPorte WBC
1984-03-31 1984-12-08 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez WBC
1984-12-08 1987-08-29-Vacated Ghana Azumah Nelson WBC
1988-03-07 1989-04-08-Vacated Australia Jeff Fenech WBC
1990-06-02 1991-11-13 Mexico Marcos Villasana WBC
1991-11-13 1993-04-28 United Kingdom Paul Hodkinson WBC
1993-04-28 1993-12-04 Mexico Gregorio Vargas WBC
1993-12-04 1995-01-07 United States Kevin Kelley WBC
1995-01-07 1995-09-23 Mexico Alejandro Martín González WBC
1995-09-23 1995-12-11 Mexico Manuel Medina WBC
1995-12-11 1999-05-15 Philippines Luisito Espinosa WBC
1999-05-15 1999-10-22 Mexico Cesar Soto WBC
1999-10-22 2000-Vacated United Kingdom Naseem Hamed WBC
2000-04-14 2001-02-17 Mexico Guty Espadas Jr WBC
2001-02-17 2002-06-22* Mexico Erik Morales WBC
*Morlales lost to Marco Antonio Barrera, who declined title.
2002-11-16 2003-05-03-Vacated Mexico Erik Morales WBC
2004-04-10 2006-01-29 South Korea In-Jin Chi WBC
2006-01-29 2006-07-30 Japan Takashi Koshimoto WBC
2006-07-30 2006-12-17 Mexico Rudy Lopez WBC
2006-12-17 2007-07-Retired South Korea In-Jin Chi WBC
2007-07-21 2008-08-13-Vacated Venezuela Jorge Linares WBC
2008-08-13 2009-03-12 Mexico Óscar Larios WBC
2009-03-12 2009-07-14 Japan Takahiro Aoh WBC
2009-07-14 2010-08-25-Stripped Dominican Republic Elio Rojas WBC
2010-11-26 2011-04-08 Japan Hozumi Hasegawa WBC
2011-04-08 2012-09-12 Mexico Jhonny Gonzalez WBC
2012-09-12 2013-05-04 Mexico Daniel Ponce De Leon WBC
2013-05-04 2013-08-24 Mexico Abner Mares WBC
2013-08-24 Present Mexico Jhonny Gonzalez WBC
WBA
Title inaugurated
1963-03-21 1964-09-26 Cuba Sugar Ramos WBA
1964-09-26 1967-10-Retired Mexico Vicente Saldivar WBA
1968-03-28 1968-09-27 United States Raul Rojas WBA
1968-09-27 1971-09-02 Japan Shozo Saijo WBA
1971-09-02 1972-08-19 Venezuela Antonio Gomez WBA
1972-08-19 1974-02-16-Retired Panama Ernesto Marcel WBA
1974-07-09 1974-11-23 Mexico Rubén Olivares WBA
1974-11-23 1976-06-19-Vacated Nicaragua Alexis Argüello WBA
1977-01-15 1977-12-17 Panama Rafael Ortega WBA
1977-12-17 1978-04-15 Spain Cecilio Lastra WBA
1978-04-15 1985-06-08 Panama Eusebio Pedroza WBA
1985-06-08 1986-06-23 Republic of Ireland Barry McGuigan WBA
1986-06-23 1987-03-06 United States Steve Cruz WBA
1987-03-06 1991-03-30 Venezuela Antonio Esparragoza WBA
1991-03-30 1993-12-04 South Korea Yong-Kyun Park WBA
1993-12-04 1996-05-18 Venezuela Eloy Rojas WBA
1996-05-18 1997-11-08-Stripped Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vazquez WBA
1998-04-03 1998-07-10-Stripped United States Freddie Norwood WBA
1998-10-03 1999-05-29 Venezuela Antonio Cermeno WBA
1999-05-29 2000-09-09 United States Freddie Norwood WBA
2000-09-09 2003-11-01 United States Derrick Gainer WBA
2003-11-01 2005-Stripped Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez WBA Super Champion
2003-11-01 2013-12-06 Indonesia Chris John WBA Super Champion
2009-07-23 2011-06-11-Stripped Cuba Yuriorkis Gamboa WBA Unified Champion
2010-12-04 2011-10-14 Argentina Jonathan Victor Barros WBA Regular Champion
2011-10-14 2012-08-07-Vacated Panama Celestino Caballero WBA Regular Champion
2012-12-08 Present Jamaica Nicholas Walters WBA Regular Champion
2013-12-06 Present Philippines Nonito Donaire WBA Super Champion
IBF
Title inaugurated
1984-06-10 1985-11-29 South Korea Min-Keun Oh IBF
1985-11-29 1986-08-30 South Korea Ki-Young Chung IBF
1986-08-30 1988-01-23 Puerto Rico Antonio Rivera IBF
1988-01-23 1988-08-04 United States Calvin Grove IBF
1988-08-04 1990-07-08-Vacated Mexico Jorge Páez IBF
1991-06-03 1991-08-12 United States Troy Dorsey IBF
1991-08-12 1993-02-26 Mexico Manuel Medina IBF
1993-02-26 1997-02-08 United States Tom Johnson IBF
1997-02-08 1997-07-19-Vacated United Kingdom Naseem Hamed IBF
1997-12-13 1998-04-24 Mexico Hector Lizarraga IBF
1998-04-24 1999-11-13 Mexico Manuel Medina IBF
1999-11-13 2000-12-16 United Kingdom Paul Ingle IBF
2000-12-16 2001-04-06 South Africa Mbulelo Botile IBF
2001-04-06 2001-11-16 United States Frank Toledo IBF
2001-11-16 2002-04-27 Mexico Manuel Medina IBF
2002-04-27 2002-11-Vacated United States Johnny Tapia IBF
2003-02-01 2005-05-07-Stripped Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez IBF
2006-01-20 2006-05-13 Brazil Valdemir Pereira IBF
2006-05-13 2006-09-02 United States Eric Aiken IBF
2006-09-02 2006-11-04 United States Robert Guerrero IBF
2006-11-04 2006-11-10-Stripped Mexico Orlando Salido IBF
2007-02-23 2008-06-23-Vacated United States Robert Guerrero IBF
2008-10-23 2010-05-15 Mexico Cristobal Cruz IBF
2010-05-15 2010-09-11-Stripped Mexico Orlando Salido IBF
2010-09-11 2011-03-26-Stripped Cuba Yuriorkis Gamboa IBF
2011-07-29 2013-03-01 Australia Billy Dib IBF
2013-03-01 Present Russia Evgeny Gradovich IBF
WBO
Title inaugurated
1989-01-28 1989-11-11 Italy Maurizio Stecca WBO
1989-11-11 1990-04-07 United States Louie Espinoza WBO
1990-04-07 1990-07-08-Vacated Mexico Jorge Páez WBO
1991-01-26 1992-05-16 Italy Maurizio Stecca WBO
1992-05-16 1992-09-26 United Kingdom Colin McMillan WBO
1992-09-26 1993-01-Retired Colombia Rubén Darío Palacios WBO
1993-04-17 1995-09-30 United Kingdom Steve Robinson WBO
1995-09-30 2000-09-20-Vacated United Kingdom Naseem Hamed WBO
2001-01-27 2001-06-16 Hungary Istvan Kovacs WBO
2001-06-16 2002-10-19 Argentina Julio Pablo Chacón WBO
2002-10-19 2003-07-23 United Kingdom Scott Harrison WBO
2003-07-23 2003-11-29 Mexico Manuel Medina WBO
2003-11-29 2006-06-23-Vacated United Kingdom Scott Harrison WBO
2006-12-06 2007-04-01-Vacated Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez WBO
2007-07-14 2010-01-23 United States Steven Luevano WBO
2010-01-23 2011-04-16 Puerto Rico Juan Manuel Lopez WBO
2011-04-16 2013-01-19 Mexico Orlando Salido WBO
2013-01-19 2013-06-14-Stripped United States Mikey García WBO
2013-10-12 Present Mexico Orlando Salido WBO

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mullan, Harry (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. London, England: Carlton Books. p. 172. ISBN 0-7858-0641-5. 
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ Ibid.