List of flyweight boxing champions

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This is a List of World Flyweight Boxing Champions by organization, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition

World[edit]

April 11, 1913 June 2, 1913 Sid Smith Universal
The organization which eventually became the British Boxing Board of Control recognized the flyweight division in 1911 and declared Sid Smith the first champion. Smith's bout with Eugene Criqui of France on April 11, 1913, was the first international flyweight championship contest.[1]
June 2, 1913 January 26, 1914 Bill Ladbury Universal
January 26, 1914 May 15, 1914 Percy Jones Universal
May 15, 1914 November 16, 1914 Joe Symonds Universal
November 16, 1914 January 25, 1915 Jimmy Wilde Universal
January 25, 1915 October 18, 1915 Joe Symonds Universal
February 14, 1916 18 June 1923 Jimmy Wilde Universal
When Jimmy Wilde defeated American flyweight champion the Young Zulu Kid by an 11 round KO for the title in London on December 18, 1916, he was recognized in both Europe and America as the world flyweight champion.
18 June 1923 14 July 1925 Pancho Villa Universal
Pancho Villa's death on July 14, 1925, following a loss to Jimmy "Baby Face" McLarnin on July 4, caused the title to be vacated. A bout on August 22, 1925, between Fidel La Barba and American Flyweight Champion Frankie Genaro saw the title go to La Barba who defeated Genaro in a 10-round decision.
22 August 1925 25 August 1927 2 Fidel LaBarba Universal
The title again became vacant when Fidel La Barba retired to attend Stanford University in 1927. Several fighters claimed the title including Wille Le Morte elected by the New Jersey Boxing Commission; Midget Wolgast, who won an 18-man tournament defeating Black Bill on March 21, 1930, in the tournament finals, recognized by the New York Boxing Commission; and Pinky Silverberg, who briefly held the National Boxing Association title in 1927 before being stripped of it later that year. After stripping Silverberg, the National Boxing Association recognized Frankie Genaro due to his victory over Canadian Flyweight Champion Albert "Frenchie" Belanger on February 6, 1928, in an NBA sanctioned tournament. Some confusion about who was the real champion was settled with Genaro defeating Wolgast by TKO on May 16 and La Morte in a 10-round decision on August 6. However, the title remained in dispute until Scottish flyweight Champion Benny Lynch's victory over NBA and British Flyweight Champion Jackie Brown on September 8, 1935, and American Flyweight Champion Small Montana on January 19, 1937, which unified the world titles.
9 June 1928 31 October 1931 Frankie Genaro NBA
26 October 1931 23 February 1932 Victor "Young" Perez NBA/IBU
31 October 1932 8 September 1935 Jackie Brown NBA/British
The IBU stripped Brown of the title and matched Velentin Angelmann and Kid David for the vacant title. The IBU later stripped Angelmann for losing a bout to Peter Kane.[2]
8 September 1935 29 June 1938 4 Benny Lynch Universal
The title was vacated when Lynch failed the weight requirement to qualify for the flyweight division and surrendered the title. Peter Kane defeated Jackie Jurich on September 22, 1938, to win the championship.
September 22, 1938 May 1939 Peter Kane Universal
Kane vacated his title to box at bantamweight.
December 14, 1939 1942 Little Dado NBA
The NBA proclaimed Dado as champion in 1939. After one defense Dado could no longer make weight and the NBA reinstated Kane as champion in 1942.[3]
June 19, 1943 July 31, 1947 Jackie Paterson NBA
Paterson stripped of title by NBA and BBBC because he was unable to make weight for a title defense against Dado Marino.[3]
October 20, 1947 March 30, 1950 Rinty Monaghan Universal
Monaghan wins NBA and BBBC title by defeating Dado Marino on October 20, 1947. He wins universal recognition of champion after defeating Jackie Paterson on March 23, 1948. The title is vacated after Monaghan announces his retirement due to chronic bronchitis on March 30, 1950. The title is won by Terry Allen defeating Honore Pratesi in London, England by a 15-round decision on April 25.
25 April 1950 1 August 1950 Terry Allen Universal
1 August 1950 19 May 1952 Dado Marino Universal
19 May 1952 26 November 1954 Yoshio Shirai Universal
26 November 1954 16 April 1960 Pascual Pérez Universal
16 April 1960 10 October 1962 Pone Kingpetch Universal
10 October 1962 12 January 1963 Masahiko "Fighting" Harada Universal
12 January 1963 18 July 1963 Pone Kingpetch Universal
18 July 1963 23 September 1964 Hiroyuki Ebihara Universal
23 September 1964 23 April 1965 Pone Kingpetch Universal
23 April 1965 14 June 1966 Salvatore Burruni Universal
14 June 1966 19 September 1967 Walter McGowan Universal

WBC[edit]

Title inaugurated
1963-09-18 1964-01-23 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara WBC
1964-01-23 1965-04-23 Thailand Pone Kingpetch WBC
1965-04-23 1966-06-14 Italy Salvatore Burruni WBC
1966-06-14 1966-12-30 United Kingdom Walter McGowan WBC
1966-12-30 1969-02-23 Thailand Chartchai Chionoi WBC
1969-02-23 1970-03-20 Mexico Efren Torres WBC
1970-03-20 1970-12-07 Thailand Chartchai Chionoi WBC
1970-12-07 1971-12-29-Stripped Philippines Erbito Salavarria WBC
1972-06-03 1972-09-29 Venezuela Betulio González WBC
1972-09-29 1973-02-09-Vacated Thailand Venice Borkhorsor WBC
The title is vacated when Venice Borkosor abandons the title following his last fight against Julio Guerrero on July 10, 1973. The title is won by Miguel Canto Solis defeating Betulio González in Caracas by a 15-round decision on August 4.
1973-08-04 1974-10-01 Venezuela Betulio González WBC
1974-10-01 1975-01-08 Japan Shoji Oguma WBC
1975-01-08 1979-03-18 Mexico Miguel Canto WBC
1979-03-18 1980-05-18 South Korea Chan-Hee Park WBC
1980-05-18 1981-05-12 Japan Shoji Oguma WBC
1981-05-12 1982-03-20 Mexico Antonio Avelar WBC
1982-03-20 1982-07-24 Colombia Prudencio Cardona WBC
1982-07-24 1982-11-06 Mexico Freddy Castillo WBC
1982-11-06 1983-03-15 Dominican Republic Eleoncio Mercedes WBC
1983-03-15 1983-09-27 United Kingdom Charlie Magri WBC
1983-09-27 1984-01-18 Philippines Frank Cedeno WBC
1984-01-18 1984-04-09 Japan Koji Kobayashi WBC
1984-04-09 1984-10-08 Mexico Gabriel Bernal WBC
1984-10-08 1988-07-24 Thailand Sot Chitalada WBC
1988-07-24 1989-06-03 South Korea Yong-Kang Kim WBC
1989-06-03 1991-02-15 Thailand Sot Chitalada WBC
1991-02-15 1992-06-23 Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem WBC
1992-06-23 1997-11-12 Russia Yuri Arbachakov WBC
1997-11-12 1998-12-04 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul WBC
1998-12-04 1999-09-17-Stripped Philippines Manny Pacquiao WBC
1999-09-17 2000-05-19 Thailand Medgoen Singsurat WBC
2000-05-19 2001-03-02 Philippines Malcolm Tuñacao WBC
2001-03-02 2007-07-18 Thailand Pongsaklek Wonjongkam WBC
2007-07-18 2009-11-29 Japan Daisuke Naito WBC
2009-11-29 2010-03-27 Japan Kōki Kameda WBC
2010-03-27 2012-03-02 Thailand Pongsaklek Wonjongkam WBC
2012-03-02 2012-07-16 Philippines Sonny Boy Jaro WBC
2012-07-16 2013-04-08 Japan Toshiyuki Igarashi WBC
2013-04-08 2014-09-05 Japan Akira Yaegashi WBC
2014-09-05 Present Nicaragua Román González WBC

WBA[edit]

Title inaugurated
1962-10-02 1963-01-12 Japan Fighting Harada WBA
1963-01-12 1963-12-18 Thailand Pone Kingpetch WBA
1963-12-18 1964-01-23 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara WBA
1964-01-23 1965-04-23 Thailand Pone Kingpetch WBA
1965-04-23 1965-11-Stripped Italy Salvatore Burruni WBA
1966-03-01 1968-10-01-Retired Argentina Horacio Enrique Accavallo WBA
1969-03-30 1969-10-19 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara WBA
1969-10-19 1970-04-05 Philippines Bernabe Villacampo WBA
1970-04-05 1970-10-22 Thailand Berkrerk Chartvanchai WBA
1970-10-22 1973-01-24-Died Japan Masao Ohba WBA
1973-05-17 1974-10-18 Thailand Chartchai Chionoi WBA
1974-10-18 1975-04-01 Japan Susumu Hanagata WBA
1975-04-01 1976-02-27 Philippines Erbito Salavarria WBA
1976-02-27 1976-10-02 Panama Alfonso Lopez WBA
1976-10-02 1978-08-12 Mexico Guty Espadas WBA
1978-08-12 1979-11-17 Venezuela Betulio González WBA
1979-11-17 1980-02-17 Panama Luis Ibarra WBA
1980-02-17 1980-12-13 South Korea Tae-Shik Kim WBA
1980-12-13 1981-03-28 South Africa Peter Mathebula WBA
1981-03-28 1981-06-06 Argentina Santos Benigno Laciar WBA
1981-06-06 1981-09-26 Panama Luis Ibarra WBA
1981-09-26 1982-05-01 Mexico Juan Herrera WBA
1982-05-01 1985-07-19-Vacated Argentina Santos Benigno Laciar WBA
1985-10-05 1987-02-13 Panama Hilario Zapata WBA
1987-02-13 1989-09-30 Colombia Fidel Bassa WBA
1989-09-30 1990-03-10 Venezuela Jesus Kiki Rojas WBA
1990-03-10 1990-07-29 South Korea Yul-Woo Lee WBA
1990-07-29 1991-03-14 Japan Leopard Tamakuma WBA
1991-03-14 1991-06-01 Colombia Elvis Álvarez WBA
1991-06-01 1992-09-26 South Korea Yong-Kang Kim WBA
1992-09-26 1992-12-15 Venezuela Aquiles Guzman WBA
1992-12-15 1994-02-13 Venezuela David Griman WBA
1994-02-13 1996-11-24 Thailand Saen Sor Ploenchit WBA
1996-11-24 1998-05-29 Venezuela Jose Bonilla WBA
1998-05-29 1999-03-13 Argentina Hugo Rafael Soto WBA
1999-03-13 1999-09-03 Venezuela Leo Gamez WBA
1999-09-03 2000-08-05 Thailand Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym WBA
2000-08-05 2003-12-06 Puerto Rico Eric Morel WBA
2003-12-06 2007-03-18-Stripped Venezuela Lorenzo Parra WBA
2007-03-19 2008-12-31 Japan Takefumi Sakata WBA
2008-12-31 2010-02-07 Thailand Denkaosan Kaovichit WBA
2010-02-07 2011-01-04-Vacated Japan Daiki Kameda WBA
2011-01-04 2011-04-02 Panama Luis Concepcion WBA
2011-04-02 2012-11-17 Mexico Hernan Marquez WBA
2012-11-17 2013-04-06 United States Brian Viloria WBA Super Champion
2012-11-17 2015-04-22 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco WBA Regular Champion
2013-04-06 Present Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada WBA Super Champion
2015-04-22 Present Japan Kazuto Ioka WBA Regular Champion

IBF[edit]

Title inaugurated
1983-12-24 1985-12-20 South Korea Soon-Chun Kwon IBF
1985-12-20 1986-04-27 South Korea Jong-Kwan Chung IBF
1986-04-27 1986-08-02 South Korea Bi-Won Chung IBF
1986-08-02 1987-02-22 South Korea Hi-Sup Shin IBF
1987-02-22 1987-09-05 Philippines Dodie Boy Penalosa IBF
1987-09-05 1988-01-16 South Korea Chang-Ho Choi IBF
1988-01-16 1988-10-05 Philippines Rolando Bohol IBF
1988-10-05 1989-06-07 United Kingdom Duke McKenzie IBF
1989-06-07 1992-06-11 Republic of Ireland Dave McAuley IBF
1992-06-11 1992-11-29 Colombia Rodolfo Blanco IBF
1992-11-29 1994-11-25-Retired Thailand Pichit Sitbangprachan IBF
1995-02-18 1995-04-22 Colombia Francisco Tejedor IBF
1995-04-22 1996-Vacated United States Danny Romero IBF
1996-05-04 1999-04-Vacated United States Mark Johnson IBF
1999-04-10 2004-12-16 Colombia Irene Pacheco IBF
2004-12-16 2007-07-07 Armenia Vic Darchinyan IBF
2007-07-07 2009-Vacated Philippines Nonito Donaire IBF
2009-11-20 2014-01-13-Vacated South Africa Moruti Mthalane IBF
2014-01-22 Present Thailand Amnat Ruenroeng IBF

WBO[edit]

Title inaugurated
1989-03-03 1990-03-Vacated Colombia Elvis Álvarez WBO
1990-08-18 1992-03-18 Mexico Isidro Perez WBO
1992-03-18 1993-05-15 United Kingdom Pat Clinton WBO
1993-05-15 1995-02-11 South Africa Jacob Matlala WBO
1995-02-11 1996-12-13 Mexico Alberto Jiménez WBO
1996-12-13 1998-08-14 Argentina Carlos Gabriel Salazar WBO
1998-08-14 1999-04-23 Mexico Ruben Sánchez León WBO
1999-04-23 1999-Vacated Spain Jose Lopez Bueno WBO
1999-12-18 2000-12-15 Mexico Isidro García WBO
2000-12-15 2001-09-08-Vacated Mexico Fernando Montiel WBO
2002-05-04 2002-07-13 Nicaragua Adonis Rivas WBO
2002-07-13 2010-05-Vacated Argentina Omar Andres Narvaez WBO
2010-06-12 2011-07-16 Mexico Julio Cesar Miranda WBO
2011-07-16 2013-04-06 United States Brian Viloria WBO
2013-04-06 Present Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada WBO

Footnotes[edit]

1 Disputed. See article on Pedro Carrasco.
2 Relinquished championship title.
3 Retired as champion, relinquishing title.
4 Championship recognition withdrawn by sanctioning organization due to champion's failure or refusal to defend title against the organization's #1 ranked contender.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mullan, Harry (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. London, England: Carlton Books. p. 186. ISBN 0-7858-0641-5. 
  2. ^ Mullan (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. p. 186. 
  3. ^ a b Mullan (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. p. 187.