Lamont Peterson

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Lamont Peterson
Statistics
Nickname(s) Havoc
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1984-01-24) January 24, 1984 (age 33)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 35
Wins by KO 17
Losses 3
Draws 1

Lamont Peterson (born January 24, 1984) is an American professional boxer. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the unified WBA (Super) and IBF light welterweight titles in 2011, and the WBA (Regular) welterweight title in 2017.

Early life[edit]

Lamont Peterson and his younger brother Anthony Peterson have been regularly featured on ESPN boxing telecasts and their story has been frequently discussed on the show. The Petersons were left without parents at an early age, with their father in prison[1] and their mother suffering personal issues. The brothers were reportedly homeless on the streets of Washington, DC for several years.[2] While homeless at age 10, they were noticed by Barry Hunter, a boxing coach. Over time, Hunter developed their boxing skills while mentoring them and both brothers morphed into amateur boxing stars.

Amateur career[edit]

He became 141 lbs US champion in 2003. He holds wins over Rock Allen in 2003, who beat him twice 2004 in the Olympic box-offs, Mike Alvarado and Andre Dirrell, as well as 2003 amateur world champion Willy Blain (in 2003).

Professional career[edit]

Light welterweight[edit]

Early years[edit]

Lamont Peterson made his professional debut on September 25, 2004 on the undercard of Glenn Johnson vs. Roy Jones Jr. at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Peterson's brother Anthony also made his debut on the same card, winning via 1st round knockout. Peterson fought 18 year old Nicholas Dean, who at the time had only one fight on his record, which was a loss. Peterson stopped Dean after just 22 seconds into his debut. Peterson went on to fight a further 3 times in 2004, remaining undefeated. In 2005, Peterson won all his 11 bouts, with 5 coming via stoppage. At this time, Peterson had racked up 15 wins, with 7 inside the distance and no losses. On February 17, 2006 Peterson saw himself fighting for the Vacant WBC United States light welterweight title at the FedEx Forum against Jose Leo Moreno (12-1, 10 KOs). The fight took place on a Friday night live on ESPN2. Peterson was taken the 10 round distance for a second time winning the vacant title. Two judges scored the fight 100-90, whilst the third had it 99-91, all in favour of Peterson. He never made a defence of the title.

On April 28, Peterson took on his biggest challenge, a fight against Mario Ramos (16-2-1, 3 KOs). Ramos was coming off a wide 12 round unanimous decision loss against top contender Demetrius Hopkins a month earlier. Peterson won the fight via unanimous decision after 10 rounds. Two judges scored the fight clear for Peterson, whilst the third judge awarded Ramos with three rounds. After four wins, Peterson received another title opportunity, this tile the vacant WBO NABO super lightweight title against Frankie Santos. Peterson dominated the opening six rounds of the fight. Santos failed to get up off his stool for the start of round 7, retiring on his stool, giving Peterson the win and the title. In November 2007, Peterson fought his first fight outside of the United States, knocking out Ecuadorian boxer Humberto Toledo (31-4-2, 18 KOs) in round 1. The fight took place at the Casablanca Casino in Providenciales Internation Airport on the Turks And Caicos Islands. Pearson dropped Toledo to a quick knee with combinations to the head and body. Toledo took the mandatory eight-count. He would be knocked down again, this time with a left to the body. An unsteady Toledo made it to his feet as the referee approached the ten count. The fight was stopped.[3] On November 1, 2008 Peterson challenged fringe contender Lanardo Tyner (19-1, 11 KOs) for the Interim NABF title. The fight took place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino In Paradise, Nevada. Peterson was docked a point for repeated low blows in round 4, but did enough to secure a wide decision win. The three judges' scored the fight 99-90, 99-87 and 98-91 in favour of Peterson.[4]

Peterson vs. Bradley[edit]

In April 2009, Peterson defeated French boxer Willy Blain for the vacant WBO Interim title, making him mandatory to full titleholder and The Ring No. 1 light welterweight Timothy Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs). The fight took place at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California on December 12, 2009. Bradley dropped Peterson with an overhand right in the third round. However, Peterson got up and landed hard left hooks to the body. Peterson cut under the left eye from an accidental headbutt in round 12. After 12 rounds, the judges scored the fight 120-107, 119-108 and 118-110 in favour of Bradley, retaining his title and handing Peterson his first professional loss. The bout was televised as a main event on Showtime Championship Boxing. After the bout, Peterson told Showtime, "My game plan was to win the first round, but in the middle of the first round, I got hit real hard by a couple of right hands. It really bothered me. I lost the round, I fell behind, I got reckless. I couldn't make it up. I gave it all I had. He's a great champion."[5][6]

Following his first loss, Peterson returned to the ring on April 10, 2010 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada against 32 year old boxer Damian Fuller at 143 pound catchweight. Peterson won the fight via 7th round TKO.[7]

Peterson vs. Ortiz[edit]

On October 12, 2010 it was reported by LA Times that Peterson would fight on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana, against The Ring No. 9 light welterweight Victor Ortiz (28-2-1, 22 KOs) on December 11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.[8][9] Ortiz started the fight strong by knocking Peterson down twice in the third round, but many felt Peterson took the middle and late rounds of the fight, doing enough to earn the decision. The fight was officially declared a majority draw. One judge scored the fight 95-93 in favour of Peterson, however the remaining judges scored the fight 94-94. In the post-fight, Ortiz said, "I thought I pulled it off. He didn't even hit that hard." When the fight was over, Ortiz jumped on the top ropes and began celebrating. Ortiz landed 96 of 457 ponches thrown (21%), while Peterson was more accurate, landing a total of 111 of 331 shots (33%). Many observers believed Ortiz had won the fight. ESPN's Dan Rafael and HBO's unnoficial scorer, scored the bout 97-91 for Ortiz.[10][11][12]

Peterson vs. Khan[edit]

In September 2011, it was announced that Amir Khan would defend his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles in Washington DC on 10 December against Peterson at the Convention Center.[13] In front of a near sell out crowd of 8,647, Peterson defeated Khan for the by split decision in a very controversial affair. Khan was docked 2 points in rounds 7 and 12 by the referee Joe Cooper for pushing, although illegal pushing is not usually met with such harsh consequences, the HBO team picked up on this. Peterson was dropped to the canvas twice, although the first time was counted as a slip instead of a legitimate knockdown. Both fighters boxed well and two judges scored it 113–112 to Peterson, with the other 115–110 to Khan (originally announced as 114–111 to Khan). Some observers felt it was a hometown robbery as Peterson is from Washington DC, while many felt that Khan wasn't treated fairly.[14]

ESPN's Dan Rafael score the fight 114-111 in favour of Khan. HBO's unofficial scorer, Harold Lederman, scored it 113-112, also for Khan. After the fight Khan said, "It was like I was against two people, the referee and Lamont himself. I was the cleaner fighter; he was so wild. The referee wasn't giving me a chance. I heard the referee give me a warning [for pushing], but there was nothing I could do. He kept coming in with his head. There hasn't been [HBO] boxing in D.C. for the last [18] years because this is what happens." Khan earned a base purse of $1.1 million, while Peterson earned a career-high $650,000 purse.[15]

A rematch was due to take place on 19 May.[16] It was later found that Peterson had tested positive for PEDs and was stripped of the WBA title. He admitted to the use of steroids shortly after. Khan was then reinstated as the WBA champion.[17]

Peterson vs. Holt[edit]

On December 20, 2012 it was reported that Peterson would fight Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) in a rematch, which would take place on March 30, 2013. The issue with the fight being made was due to Peterson's title defence against Kendall Holt which was due to take place in early 2013.[18] In December, Holt's promoter Gary Shaw won the purse bid with an off offer of $50,000. This meant Peterson, as the titleholder would earn $37,500, while Holt would earn $12,500. Shaw told ESPN, although he won the bid, he still worked closely with Peterson's manager Barry Hunter to organise the fight. On January 2, 2013 it was announced that Peterson would mark his first fight in 14 months defending his IBF title at the Armory in Washington D.C. against Holt (28-5, 16 KOs) on February 22. Hunter stated that both fighters would earn more than their announced purses for the fight.[19] The fight aired live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.[20][21]

Peterson overcame a sluggish start, floored Holt two times, and forced a stoppage in round 8 to successfully defend his IBF title in front of his home crowd. Peterson sealed the win in the eighth when a barrage with Holt against the ropes caused referee Tony Weeks to step in and end it. Holt opened the fourth round looking to step up the pace, but seemed to tire by the midway point and the champion took advantage. A right hand to the side of the head sent Holt down to all fours in the final minute of the round. He remained down on a knee before getting to his feet at the count of eight. Peterson controlled the action from then on. A series of punches from Peterson late in round 6 caused Holt to take a knee for another eight count. Holt admitted he struggled to make the 140 pound limit and considered a move to welterweight.[22][23]

Peterson vs. Matthysse[edit]

On March 23, 2013 Golden Boy Promotions announced that interim WBC light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KOs) would meet Peterson at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on May 18, in the main event, live on Showtime. Matthysse was waiting to fight full WBC titleholder Danny Garcia, who at the time, had a defence scheduled against Zab Judah. Richard Schaefer, of Golden Boy, had hoped the winner of the two fights would eventually meet in the fall 2013. Matthysse, who';s two losses came in his two opponents' hometowns, did not want the fight to take place in Washington D.C., home of Peterson. Matthysse initially wanted the fight to take place in Southern California, however, a deal was reached for the fight to take place in New Jersey. The fight was fought at a 141-pound catch weight which meant no titles were at stake. Matthysse was expected to arrive in New York on May 14, but instead arrived two days later due to an alleged robbery in which his passport was "badly defaced and rendered unusable." Reports indicated it was someone inside of Matthysse's camp hoping to prevent the Argentinian from being able to make the fight. Matthysse and promoters were able to shorten the normally lengthy process of obtaining a new passport to a few days.[24]

A crowd of 4,215 was announced at the Hall, which saw Peterson lose via TKO in round 3. Peterson was knocked down once in round 2 and two more times in round 3. This was counted as successful title defence by Matthysse by the WBC although the title was not on the line for Peterson for being over the light welterweight limit. Matthysse would have been stripped had he lost the fight. In the post fight, Peterson said, "I feel OK. I'm upset that I lost, but I feel good. He hit me with a good shot and I guess just finished the job. I felt as thought I could have fought through it, but the referee did the right thing." Peterson boxed effectively in the opening round and looked to keep Matthysse out of range. In the second round, however, the Argentinian had closed the distance and was able to land. A left hook to the forehead sent Peterson off balance and down in the final minute of the second round. In the third round, a left hook sent Peterson down hard in the center of the ring. He stumbled and struggled to get to his feet, but was able to beat the count and was allowed to continue. Matthysse came forward and threw a combination and again Peterson stumbled backward and down. At that, veteran referee Steve Smoger waved an end to the bout, giving Peterson his first stoppage defeat. For the fight, Matthysse earned a career-high $700,000 purse. Peterson earned $800,000, also a career-high.[25][26]

Peterson vs. Jean[edit]

On November 19, 2013 Golden Boy announced a deal was in place for Peterson to make a defence in his home town against undefeated contender Dierry Jean (25-0, 17 KOs).[27] On December 16, an official press release confirmed the fight would take place at the D.C. Armory on January 25, 2014. In a statement, Peterson said, "This is the perfect way for me to kick off 2014, with a great fight against a tough opponent in my hometown.Fights like these bring out the best in me and I'm going to give my fans a performance to remember." A fight between Jermell Charlo and Gabriel Rosado was announced as a co-feature, with Peteron-Jean scheduled to headline the Showtime card.[28][29]

In front of a hometown of 5,668, Peterson won the fight by unanimous decision, handing Jean his first career loss, with the judges scores of 118-111, 116-112 and 115-113.[30] Jean started the fight off more patient than Peterson. Midway through the fight Peterson became the aggressor and a few rounds later, started to outwork and outland Jean using his speed and combinations.[31] After the fight, speaking about the Matthysse loss, Peterson said, "Everybody try to make a big deal out of one loss. But if the best fight the best, sometimes it's going to be a knockout. I always prepare myself to win, but I know you can lose. My whole life it's never been easy, so why would it be easy now?" According to CompuBox stats, Peterson landed 230 of 622 punches thrown (37%), while Jean landed on 123 of his 556 total thrown (22%). Former world champion Paulie Malignaggi, who was working as an analyst for Showtime praised Peterson, stating he still has a huge claim at light welterweight.[32][33]

Peterson vs. García[edit]

On January 14, 2015, NBC announced a partnership with Premier Boxing Champions to air premium fights on network television. It was announced that Danny García and Lamont Peterson would fight April 11, 2015 on NBC primetime.[34] The fight was at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.[35] The highly anticipated bout between García and Peterson took place at a 143-pound catch weight and was a non-title bout. Both fighters had something to prove as García was coming off an extremely tough fight with Mauricio Herrera and Peterson was still reeling from a knockout loss to Lucas Matthysse in 2013. The fight was held at a catchweight of 143 pounds, with neither boxers titles at stake.[36]

A crowd of 12,300 turned up at the Barclays Center. In the early rounds Peterson was very defensive and attempted to frustrate García with his awkward style. García was the busier fighter the first four or five rounds throwing and landing more punches although having trouble landing clean punches on Peterson. Peterson's size and athleticism allowed him to stay in the fight even in the face of waves of serious García body blows. Peterson looked strong going into rounds 10, 11, 12. García maintained a steady attack in the last three rounds of the fight while Peterson began coming forward and throwing everything he had. Despite a very strong showing by Peterson, García was awarded a majority decision by scores of 114-114, 115-113, 115-113. For the fight, Garcia earned $1.5 million compared to Peterson, who earned a $1.2 million purse. CompuBox stats showed that both fighters stayed busy, with Garcia landing 173 of 589 punches (29%), with Peterson more accurate, landing 170 of his 494 thrown (34%).[37][38]

Welterweight[edit]

Peterson vs. Diaz[edit]

On October 17, 2015 Peterson fought at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia against undefeated welterweight prospect and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (17-0, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 12 round fight. Peterson won a close 12 round majority decision over Diaz. The final judges’ scores were 114-114, 117-111 and 116-112. Peterson was effective with his body punching in most round, but gave away a lot of the rounds to Diaz by not throwing enough punches, and getting hit on the inside. Some observers had Diaz the winner, with ESPN scoring it 116-112 for Diaz. Peterson voiced his opinion in believing he won the fight in the post fight interview, "I started out strong and faded in the middle rounds because I started to cramp, and it lasted for the rest of the fight, but I knew I had done enough to win the fight."[39]

Peterson vs. Avanesyan[edit]

In December 2016, early reports suggested there was a fight in the works, for David Avanesyan to defend the interim championship against Peterson. A venue in the United States was being discussed for February 2017.[40] On January 11, 2017 a spokesperson for Avanesyan announced the fight would take place on February 18 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on the undercard of Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados on Showtime.[41] Peterson became a two-weight division after defeating Avanesyan via a 12 round unanimous decision. The fight was described as 'highly competitive and entertaining' by ESPN. Two judges scored it 116-112 and the third had it closer at 115-113, all in favor of Peterson. Peterson earned a purse of $250,000 whilst Avanesyan had a purse of $75,000 and winning the fight put Peterson in position to fight the winner of Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.[42][43][44]

Peterson vs. Spence[edit]

On October 3, 2017 Peterson wrote to the WBA, officially vacating the WBA 'Regular' title. This was believed to be done as part of Peterson challenging IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence (22-0, 19 KOs) later in the year.[45][46] On October 13, Boxing Scene reported that terms would be finalised in a week which would see Spence make his first defence on January 13, 2018 against Peterson. Spence, was last in action when he dethroned British boxer Kell Brook in May 2017.[47] On November 5, it was reported the fight was confirmed to take place at the Barclays Center in Brookyn on January 20, 2018.[48]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
39 fights 35 wins 3 losses
By knockout 17 1
By decision 18 2
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
40 N/A N/A United States Errol Spence N/A – (12) Jan 20, 2018 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. For IBF welterweight title
39 Win 35–3–1 Russia David Avanesyan UD 12 Feb 18, 2017 United States Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Won WBA (Regular) welterweight title
38 Win 34–3–1 Dominican Republic Félix Díaz MD 12 Oct 17, 2015 United States EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
37 Loss 33–3–1 United States Danny García MD 12 Apr 11, 2015 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
36 Win 33–2–1 Puerto Rico Edgar Santana TKO 10 (12), 2:48 Aug 9, 2014 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
35 Win 32–2–1 Canada Dierry Jean UD 12 Jan 25, 2014 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
34 Loss 31–2–1 Argentina Lucas Matthysse TKO 3 (12), 2:14 May 18, 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
33 Win 31–1–1 United States Kendall Holt TKO 8 (12), 1:42 Feb 22, 2013 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
32 Win 30–1–1 United Kingdom Amir Khan SD 12 Dec 10, 2011 United States Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C Won WBA (Super) and IBF light welterweight titles
Khan later reinstated as champion by WBA after Peterson failed a drug test
31 Win 29–1–1 Dominican Republic Victor Cayo KO 12 (12), 2:46 Jul 29, 2011 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
30 Draw 28–1–1 United States Victor Ortiz MD 10 Dec 11, 2010 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
29 Win 28–1 United States Damian Fuller TKO 7 (10), 1:10 Apr 10, 2010 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
28 Loss 27–1 United States Timothy Bradley UD 12 Dec 12, 2009 United States Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. For WBO light welterweight title
27 Win 27–0 France Willy Blain TKO 7 (12), 1:47 Apr 25, 2009 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico Won vacant WBO interim light welterweight title
26 Win 26–0 United States Lanardo Tyner UD 10 Nov 1, 2008 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant NABF interim light welterweight title
25 Win 25–0 Mexico Rogelio Castañeda Jr. TKO 9 (10), 2:50 Jul 5, 2008 United States Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
24 Win 24–0 Brazil Antonio Mesquita UD 10 Jan 4, 2008 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 Ecuador Humberto Toledo KO 1 (8), 2:28 Nov 17, 2007 Turks and Caicos Islands Casablanca Casino, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
22 Win 22–0 Puerto Rico Frankie Santos RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Sep 7, 2007 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Won vacant WBONABO light welterweight title
21 Win 21–0 United States John Brown TKO 8 (10), 0:28 May 25, 2007 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.
20 Win 20–0 United States Juaquin Gallardo UD 8 Jan 5, 2007 United States Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 United States Marteze Logan UD 8 Nov 18, 2006 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Omar Bernal TKO 6 (8), 1:19 Sep 1, 2006 United States Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, East Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 United States Mario Ramos UD 10 Apr 28, 2006 United States 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, North Dakota, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Jose Leo Moreno UD 10 Feb 17, 2006 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Won vacant WBCUSBNC light welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 United States Johnny Walker TKO 3 (6) Dec 10, 2005 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Robert Frankel UD 8 Sep 2, 2005 United States Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 The Bahamas Meacher Major UD 6 Aug 20, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Miguel Angel Torresillas UD 10 Jul 19, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States John Frazier TKO 1 (6) Jun 18, 2005 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Mikel Williams UD 6 May 22, 2005 United States Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Orlando Jesus Soto UD 6 Apr 30, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Larry Cunningham TKO 4 Apr 23, 2005 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Oscar Perez TKO 1 (4), 2:23 Apr 9, 2005 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Sheldon Mosley TKO 2 (6) Feb 19, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Steve Verdin UD 4 Jan 22, 2005 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Daniel Craycraft UD 4 Dec 12, 2004 United States Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Michael Moss KO 1 (4), 2:20 Nov 5, 2004 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Walter Gilliam UD 4 Oct 23, 2004 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Nicholas Dean TKO 1 (4), 0:22 Sep 25, 2004 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Professional debut

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WBONABO light welterweight champion
September 7, 2007 – November 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Victor Ortiz
Vacant
Title last held by
Terrance Cauthen
NABF light welterweight champion
Interim title

November 1, 2008 – April 2009
Vacated
Vacant
World boxing titles
New title WBO light welterweight champion
Interim title

April 25, 2009 – December 12, 2009
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Juan Manuel Márquez
Preceded by
Amir Khan
WBA light welterweight champion
Super title

December 10, 2011 – July 11, 2012
Stripped
Succeeded by
Amir Khan
reinstated
IBF light welterweight champion
December 10, 2011 – April 11, 2015
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
César Cuenca
Preceded by
David Avanesyan
WBA welterweight champion
Regular title

February 18, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Vacated
Vacant