List of light-middleweight boxing champions

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

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
World
Title inaugurated
1962-10-20 1963-04-29 United States Denny Moyer Universal (WBA/WBC)
1963-04-29 1963-09-07 United States Ralph Dupas Universal (WBA/WBC)
1963-09-07 1965-06-18 Italy Sandro Mazzinghi Universal (WBA/WBC)
1965-06-18 1966-06-25 Italy Nino Benvenuti Universal (WBA/WBC)
1966-06-25 1968-05-26 South Korea Ki-Soo Kim Universal (WBA/WBC)
1968-05-26 1968-10-25-Stripped Italy Sandro Mazzinghi Universal (WBA/WBC)
1969-03-17 1970-07-09 United States Freddie Little Universal (WBA/WBC)
1970-07-09 1971-10-31 Italy Carmelo Bossi Universal (WBA/WBC)
1971-10-31 1974-06-04 Japan Koichi Wajima Universal (WBA/WBC)
1974-06-04 1975-01-21 United States Oscar Albarado Universal (WBA/WBC)
1975-01-21 1975-03-22-Title Split Japan Koichi Wajima Universal (WBA/WBC)
WBC
Title Inaugurated
1963-02-19 1963-04-29 United States Denny Moyer WBC
1963-04-29 1963-09-07 United States Ralph Dupas WBC
1963-09-07 1965-06-18 Italy Sandro Mazzinghi WBC
1965-06-18 1966-06-25 Italy Nino Benvenuti WBC
1966-06-25 1968-05-26 South Korea Ki Soo Kim WBC
1968-05-26 1968-11-Stripped Italy Sandro Mazzinghi WBC
1969-03-17 1970-07-09 United States Freddie Little WBC
1970-07-09 1971-10-31 Italy Carmelo Bossi WBC
1971-10-31 1974-06-04 Japan Koichi Wajima WBC
1974-06-04 1975-01-21 United States Oscar Albarado WBC
1975-01-21 1975-04-Stripped Japan Koichi Wajima WBC
1975-05-07 1975-11-13 Brazil Miguel de Oliveira WBC
1975-11-13 1976-06-17 The Bahamas Elisha Obed WBC
1976-06-17 1977-08-06 Germany Eckhard Dagge WBC
1977-08-06 1979-03-04 Italy Rocky Mattioli WBC
1979-03-04 1981-05-23 United Kingdom Maurice Hope WBC
1981-05-23 1982-12-03 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez WBC
1982-12-03 1986-06-23-Vacated United States Thomas Hearns WBC
1986-12-05 1987-07-12 United States Duane Thomas WBC
1987-07-12 1987-10-02 Mexico Lupe Aquino WBC
1987-10-02 1988-07-08 Italy Gianfranco Rosi WBC
1988-07-08 1989-02-11 United States Donald Curry WBC
1989-02-11 1989-07-08 France Rene Jacquot WBC
1989-07-08 1990-03-31 Uganda John Mugabi WBC
1990-03-31 1993-12-18 United States Terry Norris WBC
1993-12-18 1994-05-07 Jamaica Simon Brown WBC
1994-05-07 1994-11-12 United States Terry Norris WBC
1994-11-12 1995-08-19 Dominican Republic Luis Santana WBC
1995-08-19 1997-12-06 United States Terry Norris WBC
1997-12-06 1999-01-29 United States Keith Mullings WBC
1999-01-29 2001-06-23 Spain Javier Castillejo WBC
2001-06-23 2003-09-13 United States Oscar De La Hoya WBC
2003-09-13 2004-03-13 United States Shane Mosley WBC
2004-03-13 2004-11-20-Vacated United States Ronald Wright WBC
2004-11-20 2005-06-01-Stripped Spain Javier Castillejo WBC
2005-08-13 2006-05-06 Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga WBC
2006-05-06 2007-05-05 United States Oscar De La Hoya WBC
2007-05-05 2007-06-28-Vacated United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBC
2007-07-28 2008-06-07 United States Vernon Forrest WBC
2008-06-07 2008-09-13 United States Sergio Mora WBC
2008-09-13 2009-05-21-Stripped United States Vernon Forrest WBC
2009-05-21 2010-06-17-Vacated Argentina Sergio Gabriel Martinez WBC
2010-11-13 2011-02-08-Vacated Philippines Manny Pacquiao WBC
2011-03-05 2013-09-14 Mexico Saul Alvarez WBC
2013-09-14 Present United States Floyd Mayweather WBC
WBA
Title Inaugurated
1962-10-20 1963-04-29 United States Denny Moyer WBA
1963-04-29 1963-09-07 United States Ralph Dupas WBA
1963-09-07 1965-06-18 Italy Sandro Mazzinghi WBA
1965-06-18 1966-06-25 Italy Nino Benvenuti WBA
1966-06-25 1968-05-26 South Korea Ki Soo Kim WBA
1968-05-26 1968-11-Stripped Italy Sandro Mazzinghi WBA
1969-03-17 1970-07-09 United States Freddie Little WBA
1970-07-09 1971-10-31 Italy Carmelo Bossi WBA
1971-10-31 1974-06-04 Japan Koichi Wajima WBA
1974-06-04 1975-06-07 United States Oscar Albarado WBA
1975-01-21 1975-06-07 Japan Koichi Wajima WBA
1975-06-07 1976-02-17 South Korea Jae-Doo Yuh WBA
1976-02-17 1976-05-18 Japan Koichi Wajima WBA
1976-05-18 1976-10-08 Spain Jose Manuel Duran WBA
1976-10-08 1977-03-05 Argentina Miguel Angel Castellini WBA
1977-03-05 1978-08-09 Nicaragua Eddie Gazo WBA
1978-08-09 1979-10-24 Japan Masashi Kudo WBA
1979-10-24 1981-06-25 Uganda Ayub Kalule WBA
1981-06-25 1981-06-25-Vacated United States Sugar Ray Leonard WBA
1981-11-07 1982-02-02 Japan Tadashi Mihara WBA
1982-02-02 1983-06-16 United States Davey Moore WBA
1983-06-16 1984-Stripped Panama Roberto Durán WBA
1984-10-19 1987-07-18-Vacated Jamaica Mike McCallum WBA
1987-11-22 1991-02-23-Vacated United States Virgin Islands Julian Jackson WBA
1991-02-23 1991-10-01 Guadeloupe Gilbert Dele WBA
1991-10-01 1992-12-21 United States Vincenzo Pazienza WBA
1992-12-21 1995-03-04 Argentina Julio César Vásquez WBA
1995-03-04 1995-Vacated United States Pernell Whitaker WBA
1995-06-16 1995-12-16 United States Carl Daniels WBA
1995-12-16 1996-08-21 Argentina Julio César Vásquez WBA
1996-08-21 1999-03-06 France Laurent Boudouani WBA
1999-03-06 2000-03-03 United States David Reid WBA
2000-03-03 2000-12-02-Vacated Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad WBA
2001-09-22 2002-09-14 United States Fernando Vargas WBA
2002-09-14 2003-09-13 United States Oscar De La Hoya WBA Super Champion
2002-09-14 2003-03-01 Panama Santiago Samaniego WBA Regular Champion
2003-03-01 2003-12-13 Mexico Alejandro Garcia WBA Regular Champion
2003-09-13 2004-03-13 United States Shane Mosley WBA Super Champion
2003-12-13 2004-10-02-Stripped United States Travis Simms WBA Regular Champion
2004-03-13 2004-11-20-Vacated United States Ronald Wright WBA Super Champion
2005-05-21 2006-05-06 Mexico Alejandro Garcia WBA
2006-05-06 2007-01-06 United States Jose Antonio Rivera WBA
2007-01-06 2007-07-07 United States Travis Simms WBA
2007-07-07 2008-07-11 Canada Joachim Alcine WBA
2008-07-11 2009-11-14 Puerto Rico Daniel Santos WBA
2009-11-14 2010-06-06 Israel Yuri Foreman WBA
2010-06-06 2012-05-05 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto WBA Super Champion
2011-02-05 2013-04-20 United States Austin Trout WBA Regular Champion
2012-05-05 Present United States Floyd Mayweather WBA Super Champion
2013-04-20 2013-09-14-Lost to Super Champion Mexico Saul Alvarez WBA Regular Champion
IBF
Title inaugurated
1984-03-11 1984-11-02 United States Mark Medal IBF
1984-11-02 1985-06-01-Vacated Puerto Rico Carlos Santos IBF
1986-06-04 1987-06-27 United States Buster Drayton IBF
1987-06-27 1988-11-04 Canada Matthew Hilton IBF
1988-11-04 1989-02-05 United States Robert Hines IBF
1989-02-05 1989-07-15 United States Darrin Van Horn IBF
1989-07-15 1994-09-17 Italy Gianfranco Rosi IBF
1994-09-17 1995-08-12 United States Vincent Pettway IBF
1995-08-12 1995-12-16 United States Paul Vaden IBF
1995-12-16 1997-01-11-Vacated United States Terry Norris IBF
1997-04-12 1997-12-06 United States Raúl Márquez IBF
1997-12-06 1998-12-12 Mexico Luis Ramon Campas IBF
1998-12-12 2000-12-02 United States Fernando Vargas IBF
2000-12-02 2001-05-12-Vacated Puerto Rico Felix Trinidad IBF
2001-10-12 2004-03-13-Vacated United States Ronald Wright IBF
2004-06-05 2004-10-02 Belize Verno Phillips IBF
2004-10-02 2005-07-14 Uganda Kassim Ouma IBF
2005-07-14 2006-07-08 Russia Roman Karmazin IBF
2006-07-08 2008-03-27 United States Cory Spinks IBF
2008-03-27 2008-11-Vacated Belize Verno Phillips IBF
2009-04-24 2010-08-07 United States Cory Spinks IBF
2010-08-07 2013-02-23 United States Cornelius Bundrage IBF
2013-02-23 2013-09-14 United States Ishe Smith IBF
2013-09-14 Present Mexico Carlos Molina IBF
WBO
Title inaugurated
1988-12-08 1992-12-19-Vacated United States John David Jackson WBO
1993-10-30 1995-11-22 Belize Verno Phillips WBO
1995-11-22 1996-02-Stripped United Kingdom Paul Jones WBO
1996-03-01 1996-05-17 United States Bronco McKart WBO
1996-05-17 1998-08-22 United States Ronald Wright WBO
1998-08-22 2001-02-10-Vacated Namibia Harry Simon WBO
2002-03-16 2005-12-03 Puerto Rico Daniel Santos WBO
2005-12-03 2011-10-05-Stripped Ukraine Sergiy Dzinziruk WBO
2011-10-05 2013-07-22-Stripped Russia Zaurbek Baysangurov WBO
2013-11-09 Present United States Demetrius Andrade WBO