List of light-welterweight boxing champions

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This is a chronological List of World Super Lightweight/Light Welterweight/Junior Welterweight Boxing Champions, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
World
1923-01-30 1925-03-27 United States Pinky Mitchell World
1925-03-27 1925-03-31 United States James Red Herring World
1926-09-21 1930-02-18 United States Mushy Callahan World
1930-02-18 1931-04-24 England Jack Kid Berg World
1931-04-24 1932-01-18 United States Tony Canzoneri World
1932-01-18 1933-02-20 United States Johnny Jadick World
1933-02-20 1933-05-21 Mexico Battling Shaw World
1933-05-21 1933-06-23 United States Tony Canzoneri World
1933-06-23 1935-04-09-Vacated United States Barney Ross World
1946-04-29 1946-09-13-Vacated United States Tippy Larkin World
1959-06-12 1960-09-01 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz World
1960-09-01 1962-09-14 Italy Duilio Loi World
1962-09-14 1962-12-15 United States Eddie Perkins WBA
1962-12-15 1962-12-15-Vacated Italy Duilio Loi WBA
1963-03-21 1963-06-15 Philippines Roberto Cruz WBA/WBC
1963-06-15 1965-01-18 United States Eddie Perkins WBA/WBC
1965-01-18 1966-04-29 Venezuela Carlos Morocho Hernández WBA/WBC
1966-04-29 1967-04-30 Italy Sandro Lopopolo WBA/WBC
1967-04-30 1967-11-16-Vacated United States Takeshi Fuji WBA/WBC
WBC
Title inaugurated
1963-06-15 1965-01-18 United States Eddie Perkins WBC
1965-01-18 1966-04-29 Venezuela Carlos Morocho Hernández WBC
1966-04-29 1967-04-30 Italy Sandro Lopopolo WBC
1967-04-30 1968-Stripped United States Takeshi Fuji WBC
1968-12-14 1970-01-31 Philippines Pedro Adigue WBC
1970-01-31 1974-02-Vacated Italy Bruno Arcari WBC
1974-09-21 1975-07-15 Spain Perico Fernandez WBC
1975-07-15 1976-06-30 Thailand Saensak Muangsurin WBC
1976-06-30 1976-10-29 Spain Miguel Velasquez WBC
1976-10-29 1978-12-30 Thailand Saensak Muangsurin WBC
1978-12-30 1980-02-23 South Korea Sang Hyun Kim WBC
1980-02-23 1982-06-26 United States Saoul Mamby WBC
1982-06-26 1983-05-18 United States Leroy Haley WBC
1983-05-18 1984-01-29 United States Bruce Curry WBC
1984-01-29 1985-08-21 United States Billy Costello WBC
1985-08-21 1986-05-05 United States Lonnie Smith WBC
1986-05-05 1986-07-24 Mexico Rene Arredondo WBC
1986-07-24 1987-07-22 Japan Tsuyoshi Hamada WBC
1987-07-22 1987-11-12 Mexico Rene Arredondo WBC
1987-11-12 1989-05-13 United States Roger Mayweather WBC
1989-05-13 1994-01-29 Mexico Julio César Chávez WBC
1994-01-29 1994-05-07 United States Frankie Randall WBC
1994-05-07 1996-06-07 Mexico Julio César Chávez WBC
1996-06-07 1997-04-12-Vacated United States Oscar De La Hoya WBC
1999-08-21 2004-01-Stripped Australia Kostya Tszyu WBC
2004-01-24 2005-06-25 Canada Arturo Gatti WBC
2005-06-25 2005-Vacated United States Floyd Mayweather Jr WBC
2006-09-15 2008-05-10 United Kingdom Junior Witter WBC
2008-05-10 2009-04-28-Vacated United States Timothy Bradley WBC
2009-08-01 2011-01-29 United States Devon Alexander WBC
2011-01-29 2011-07-29-Stripped United States Timothy Bradley WBC
2011-09-17 2012-03-23-Stripped Mexico Erik Morales WBC
2012-03-24 Present United States Danny Garcia WBC
WBA
Title inaugurated
1962-09-14 1962-12-15 United States Eddie Perkins WBA
1962-12-15 1962-Retired Italy Duilio Loi WBA
1963-03-21 1963-06-15 Philippines Roberto Cruz WBA
1963-06-15 1965-01-18 United States Eddie Perkins WBA
1965-01-18 1966-04-29 Venezuela Carlos Morocho Hernández WBA
1966-04-29 1967-04-30 Italy Sandro Lopopolo WBA
1967-04-30 1968-12-12 United States Takeshi Fuji WBA
1968-12-12 1972-03-10 Argentina Nicolino Locche WBA
1972-03-10 1972-10-28 Panama Alfonso Frazer WBA
1972-10-28 1976-03-06 Colombia Antonio Cervantes WBA
1976-03-06 1977-Stripped Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez WBA
1977-06-25 1980-08-02 Colombia Antonio Cervantes WBA
1980-08-02 1983-09-09-Stripped United States Aaron Pryor WBA
1984-01-22 1984-06-01 United States Johnny Bumphus WBA
1984-06-01 1985-07-21 United States Gene Hatcher WBA
1985-07-21 1986-03-15 Argentina Ubaldo Nestor Sacco WBA
1986-03-15 1987-07-04 Italy Patrizio Oliva WBA
1987-07-04 1990-08-17 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi WBA
1990-08-17 1991-06-14 United States Loreto Garza WBA
1991-06-14 1992-04-10 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario WBA
1992-04-10 1992-09-09 Japan Akinobu Hiranaka WBA
1992-09-09 1993-01-12 Philippines Morris East WBA
1993-01-12 1994-09-17 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi WBA
1994-09-17 1996-01-13 United States Frankie Randall WBA
1996-01-13 1996-08-16 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi WBA
1996-08-16 1997-01-11 United States Frankie Randall WBA
1997-01-11 1998-10-10 Morocco Khalid Rahilou WBA
1998-10-10 2001-02-03 United States Sharmba Mitchell WBA
2001-02-03 2004-Stripped Australia Kostya Tszyu WBA Super Champion
2002-05-11 2002-10-19 Cuba Diosbelys Hurtado WBA Regular Champion
2002-10-19 2005-06-25 Guyana Vivian Harris WBA Regular Champion
2005-06-25 2005-11-26 Colombia Carlos Maussa WBA
2005-11-26 2005-05-06-Vacated United Kingdom Ricky Hatton WBA
2006-09-02 2007-07-21 France Souleymane M'Baye WBA
2007-07-21 2008-03-22 United Kingdom Gavin Rees WBA
2008-03-22 2009-07-18 Ukraine Andreas Kotelnik WBA
2009-07-18 2012-07-14 United Kingdom Amir Khan WBA Super Champion
2011-07-23 2012-07-31-Vacated Argentina Marcos Maidana WBA Regular Champion
2011-12-10 2012-06-27-Stripped United States Lamont Peterson WBA Super Champion
2012-07-14 Present United States Danny García WBA Super Champion
2012-11-30 Present Russia Khabib Allakhverdiev WBA Regular Champion
IBF
Title inaugurated
1984-06-22 1985-03-02-Stripped United States Aaron Pryor IBF
1986-04-26 1986-10-30 United States Gary Hinton IBF
1986-10-30 1987-03-04 United States Joe Manley IBF
1987-03-04 1987-07-01-Retired United Kingdom Terry Marsh IBF
1988-02-14 1988-09-03 United States James McGirt IBF
1988-09-03 1990-03-17 United States Meldrick Taylor IBF
1990-03-17 1991-03-18-Vacated Mexico Julio César Chávez IBF
1991-12-07 1992-07-18 Colombia Rafael Pineda IBF
1992-07-18 1993-Vacated United States Pernell Whitaker IBF
1993-05-15 1994-02-13 United States Charles Murray IBF
1994-02-13 1995-01-28 Puerto Rico Jake Rodriguez IBF
1995-01-28 1997-05-31 Australia Kostya Tszyu IBF
1997-05-31 1999-02-20 United States Vince Phillips IBF
1999-02-20 2000-Stripped United States Terron Millett IBF
2000-02-12 2001-11-03 United States Zab Judah IBF
2001-11-03 2005-06-04 Australia Kostya Tszyu IBF
2005-06-04 2006-03-29-Vacated United Kingdom Ricky Hatton IBF
2006-06-30 2007-01-20 Colombia Juan Urango IBF
2007-01-20 2007-02-09-Vacated United Kingdom Ricky Hatton IBF
2007-02-04 2007-06-16 Australia Lovemore N'dou IBF
2007-06-16 2008-09-19-Vacated United States Paul Malignaggi IBF
2009-01-30 2010-03-06 Colombia Juan Urango IBF
2010-03-06 2010-10-22-Stripped United States Devon Alexander IBF
2011-03-05 2011-07-23 United States Zab Judah IBF
2011-07-23 2011-12-10 United Kingdom Amir Khan IBF
2011-12-10 Present United States Lamont Peterson IBF
WBO
Title inaugurated
1989-03-06 1991-02-23 Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho WBO
1991-02-23 1991-05-18 United States Greg Haugen WBO
1991-05-18 1992-Vacated Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho WBO
1992-06-29 1993-06-07 Mexico Carlos Gonzalez WBO
1993-06-07 1994-07-24-Retired United States Zack Padilla WBO
1995-02-20 1996-03-09 Puerto Rico Sammy Fuentes WBO
1996-03-09 1998-05-29 Italy Giovanni Parisi WBO
1998-05-29 1999-05-15 Mexico Carlos Gonzalez WBO
1999-05-15 2000-07-22 United States Randall Bailey WBO
2000-07-22 2001-06-30-Stripped Colombia Ener Julio WBO
2001-06-30 2003-07-12 United States DeMarcus Corley WBO
2003-07-12 2004-Vacated United States Zab Judah WBO
2004-09-11 2006-10-27-Vacated Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto WBO
2006-11-18 2008-07-05 Colombia Ricardo Torres WBO
2008-07-05 2009-04-04 United States Kendall Holt WBO
2009-04-04 2012-06-09-Vacated United States Timothy Bradley WBO
2012-06-09 2013-10-Stripped Mexico Juan Manuel Marquez WBO
2013-10 2013-10-19 United States Mike Alvarado WBO
2013-10-19 2014-6-14 Russia Ruslan Provodnikov WBO
2014-6-14 present United States Chris Algieri WBO