List of IBF world champions

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This is a list of IBF world champions, showing every world champion certificated by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). The IBF is one of the four major governing bodies in professional boxing, and has certified world champions in 17 different weight classes since 1983.

While records stand; prior to 2000, IBF is known to have been a corrupt organization throughout the leadership of founder Robert W. "Bobby" Lee, Sr.

"A culture of corruption has festered in the IBF virtually since its inception... IBF ratings were not earned – they were bought... The crimes have bastardized the ratings in most of the weight classes." — Adam Miller quoting Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Cleary, "FEDS BID TO KO BOXING BIGS WITH ‘BRIBE’ RAP", New York Post, November 5, 1999

Heavyweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Larry Holmes 11 December 1983 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 650
United States Michael Spinks 21 September 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 523
Title stripped 26 February 1987 Spinks was stripped of the title for refusing to fight mandatory challenger Tony Tucker.[1] His last successful defense was against Steffen Tangstad on 6 September 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Tony Tucker
def. James "Buster" Douglas
30 May 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 63
United States Mike Tyson 1 August 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 6 925
United States James "Buster" Douglas 11 February 1990 Tokyo, Japan 0 256
United States Evander Holyfield 25 October 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 750
United States Riddick Bowe 13 November 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 358
United States Evander Holyfield (2) 6 November 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 167
United States Michael Moorer 22 April 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 197
United States George Foreman 5 November 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 236
Title vacated 29 June 1995 Foreman vacated the title after refusing to participate in an IBF-mandated rematch with Axel Schulz,[2] whom he defeated in his only successful defense on 22 April 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
South Africa Francois Botha
def. Axel Schulz
9 December 1995 Stuttgart, Germany 0 109
Title stripped 27 March 1996 Botha was stripped of the title after a ruling by a federal judge that he be disqualified due to testing positive for a banned steroid after his fight with Schulz.[3]
United States Michael Moorer (2)
def. Axel Schulz
22 June 1996 Dortmund, Germany 2 504
United States Evander Holyfield (3) 8 November 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 735
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis 13 November 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 526
United States Hasim Rahman 22 April 2001 Brakpan, South Africa 0 209
United Kingdom Lennox Lewis (2) 17 November 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 292
Title vacated 5 September 2002 Lewis vacated the IBF title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Chris Byrd and by being given US$1 million and a Range Rover by promoter Don King to do so, because King wished to promote a fight between Byrd and Evander Holyfield for the vacant title.[4] Lewis' only successful defense was against Mike Tyson on 8 June 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee.
United States Chris Byrd
def. Evander Holyfield
14 December 2002 Atlantic City, New Jersey 4 1225
Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko 22 April 2006 Mannheim, Germany 18 3507
United Kingdom Tyson Fury 28 November 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany 0 10
Title stripped 8 December 2015 Fury was stripped of the title for being unable to fight mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov, due to agreeing to a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.[5]
United States Charles Martin
def. Vyacheslav Glazkov
16 January 2016 Brooklyn, New York 0 84
United Kingdom Anthony Joshua 9 April 2016 London, United Kingdom 5 890

Cruiserweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Marvin Camel
def. Roddy MacDonald
13 December 1983 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 0 298
United States Lee Roy Murphy 6 October 1984 Billings, Montana 3 749
United States Rickey Parkey 25 October 1986 Marsala, Italy 1 202
United States Evander Holyfield 15 May 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 230
Title vacated 1988 Holyfield vacated the title to move up to heavyweight. His last defense was against Carlos de León on April 9, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United Kingdom Glenn McCrory
def. Patrick Lumumba
3 June 1989 Stanley, United Kingdom 1 292
United States Jeff Lampkin 22 March 1990 Gateshead, United Kingdom 1 534
United States James Warring
def. James Pritchard
7 September 1991 Salemi, Italy 2 327
United States Al Cole 30 July 1992 Stanhope, New Jersey 5 1492
United States Adolpho Washington
def. Torsten May
31 August 1996 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 0 295
Jamaica Uriah Grant 21 June 1997 Tampa, Florida 0 140
United States Imamu Mayfield 8 November 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 356
United States Arthur Williams 30 October 1998 Biloxi, Mississippi 0 218
Kazakhstan Vassiliy Jirov 5 June 1999 Biloxi, Mississippi 6 1421
United States James Toney 26 April 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0
Title vacated Toney vacated to move up to heavyweight and fight Evander Holyfield
United States Kelvin Davis
def. Ezra Sellers
1 May 2004 Miami, Florida 0 284
Title stripped 9 February 2005 Davis was stripped of the title after a fight with O'Neil Bell scheduled for 5 February 2005 was cancelled.[6]
Jamaica O'Neil Bell
def. Dale Brown
20 May 2005 Hollywood, Florida 2 315
Title stripped April 2006 Bell was stripped of the title after undergoing dental surgery and subsequently withdrawing from a fight with mandatory challenger Steve Cunningham scheduled for May 6.[7] Bell's last defense was against Jean-Marc Mormeck on 7 January 2006 in New York City, New York.
Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk
def. Steve Cunningham
25 November 2006 Warsaw, Poland 0 182
United States Steve Cunningham 26 May 2007 Warsaw, Poland 0 565
Poland Tomasz Adamek 11 December 2008 Newark, New Jersey 2 311
Title vacated 18 October 2009 Adamek vacated the title to move up to heavyweight.[8]
United States Steve Cunningham
def. Troy Ross
5 June 2010 Neubrandenburg, Germany 1 514
Cuba Yoan Pablo Hernandez 1 October 2011 Neubrandenburg, Germany 4 1451
Title stripped 21 September 2015 Hernández was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a scheduled mandatory defense against Víctor Emilio Ramírez due to injury.[9]
Argentina Victor Emilio Ramírez
interim champion promoted
d. Ovill McKenzie
21 September 2015 N/A 1 243
Russia Denis Lebedev 21 May 2016 Moscow, Russia 0 196
Russia Murat Gassiev 3 December 2016 Moscow, Russia 2 230
Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk 21 July 2018 Moscow, Russia 0 57

Light heavyweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Michael Spinks
def. Eddie Davis
25 February 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 619
Title vacated 5 November 1985 Spinks vacated his unified WBC, WBA, and IBF titles and moved up to heavyweight.[10] His last successful defense was against Jim MacDonald on 6 June 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Kačar
def. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
21 December 1985 Pesaro, Italy 0 259
United States Bobby Czyz 6 September 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 418
United States Charles Williams 29 October 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 8 1969
Germany Henry Maske 20 March 1993 Düsseldorf, Germany 10 1344
United States Virgil Hill 23 November 1996 Munich, Germany 0 202
Poland Dariusz Michalczewski 13 June 1997 Oberhausen, Germany 0 3
Title vacated 16 June 1997 Michalczewski vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger William Guthrie.[11]
United States William Guthrie
def. Darrin Allen
19 July 1997 Indio, California 0 202
United States Reggie Johnson 6 February 1998 Uncasville, Connecticut 2 484
United States Roy Jones Jr. 5 June 1999 Biloxi, Mississippi 7 1305
Title vacated December 2002 Jones vacated the title to move up to heavyweight and challenge John Ruiz for his WBA title.[12] His last successful defense was against Clinton Woods on 7 September 2002 in Portland, Oregon.
United States Antonio Tarver
def. Montell Griffin
26 April 2003 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0 196
Title vacated late October or early November 2003 Tarver vacated the title due to agreeing to a fight with Roy Jones Jr. which included a rematch clause that would have made him unavailable for a mandatory defense had he won.[13]
Jamaica Glen Johnson
def. Clinton Woods
6 February 2004 Sheffield, United Kingdom 1 298
Title vacated 5 November 2004 Johnson vacated the title after agreeing to fight Antonio Tarver instead of participating in a mandatory defense.[14] Johnson's only defense was against Roy Jones Jr. on 25 September 2004 in Memphis, Tennessee.
United Kingdom Clinton Woods
def. Rico Hoye
4 March 2005 Rotherham, United Kingdom 4 1135
United States Antonio Tarver 12 April 2008 Tampa, Florida 0 182
United States Chad Dawson 11 October 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 229
Title vacated 27 May 2009 Dawson vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Tavoris Cloud and instead pursued a rematch with Glen Johnson.[15]
United States Tavoris Cloud
def. Clinton Woods
28 August 2009 Hollywood, Florida 4 1289
United States Bernard Hopkins 9 March 2013 New York City, New York 2 609
Russia Sergey Kovalev 8 November 2014 Atlantic City, New Jersey 4 742
United States Andre Ward 19 November 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 306
Title vacated 21 September 2017 Ward retired as the unified WBA/IBF/WBO world champion.[16] His last successful defense was against Sergey Kovalev on 6 June 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Russia Artur Beterbiev
def. Enrico Kölling
11 November 2017 Fresno, California 0 309

Super middleweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United Kingdom Murray Sutherland
def. Ernie Singletary
28 March 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 116
South Korea Chong-Pal Park 22 July 1984 Seoul, South Korea 8 1290
Title stripped 2 February 1988 Park was stripped of the title after failing to make a mandatory defense within the IBF's prescribed time limit.[17] His last defense of the title was against Emmanuel Otti on 26 July 1987 in Gwangju, South Korea.
Germany Graciano Rocchigiani
def. Vincent Boulware
11 March 1988 Düsseldorf, Germany 3 295
Title vacated September 1989 Rocchigiani, citing difficulties making weight, vacated the title and withdrew from a scheduled October fight with Frank Tate to move up to light heavyweight.[18] His last defense was against Thulani Malinga on 27 January 1989 in Berlin, Germany.
United States Lindell Holmes
def. Frank Tate
27 January 1990 New Orleans, Louisiana 3 476
United States Darrin Van Horn 18 May 1991 Verbania, Italy 1 237
United States Iran Barkley 10 January 1992 New York City, New York 0 400
United States James Toney 13 February 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 643
United States Roy Jones Jr. 18 November 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada 5 408
Title vacated February 1997 Jones, having previously moved up to light heavyweight in November 1996 when he defeated Montell Griffin for the interim WBC title, vacated the IBF title, citing the sanctioning bodies' policies of not allowing titles to be held in different weight classes simultaneously.[19]
United States Charles Brewer 21 June 1997 Tampa, Florida 3 490
Germany Sven Ottke 24 October 1998 Düsseldorf, Germany 21 1981
Title vacated 27 March 2004 Ottke retired as the unified WBA/IBF world champion immediately after his defense against Armand Krajnc in Magdeburg, Germany.[20]
United States Jeff Lacy
def. Syd Vanderpool
2 October 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 518
United Kingdom Joe Calzaghe 4 March 2006 Manchester, United Kingdom 1 268
Title vacated 27 November 2006 Calzaghe vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz and instead accepted a fight with Peter Manfredo Jr..[21]
Colombia Alejandro Berrio
def. Robert Stieglitz
3 March 2007 Rostock, Germany 0 230
Romania Lucian Bute 19 October 2007 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 9 1681
United Kingdom Carl Froch 26 May 2012 Nottingham, United Kingdom 4 983
Title vacated February 3, 2015 Froch vacated the title due to his inability to defend it following an elbow injury.[22] His last defense was against George Groves on 31 May 2014 at Wembley Stadium, London.
United Kingdom James DeGale
def. Andre Dirrell
23 May 2015 Boston, Massachusetts 3 931
United States Caleb Truax 9 December 2017 London, England 0 119
United Kingdom James DeGale (2) 7 April 2018 Las Vegas, United States 0 88
Title vacated 4 July 2018 DeGale vacated the title one day before a scheduled purse bid for a fight with interim champion José Uzcátegui was supposed to take place.[23]
Venezuela José Uzcátegui
interim champion promoted
4 July 2018 N/A 0 74

Middleweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Marvin Hagler
def. Wilford Scypion
27 May 1983 Providence, Rhode Island 5 410
Title stripped 6 April 1987 The IBF refused to sanction Hagler's defense against Sugar Ray Leonard and stripped him of the title after losing the bout.[24] Hagler's last successful defense was against John Mugabi on 10 March 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Frank Tate
def. Michael Olajide
10 October 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 292
United States Michael Nunn 28 July 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada 5 1016
United States James Toney 10 May 1991 Davenport, Iowa 6 645
Title vacated 13 February 1993 Toney vacated the title upon defeating Iran Barkley for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. His last successful defense was against Mike McCallum on 29 August 1992 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Roy Jones Jr.
def. Bernard Hopkins
22 May 1993 Washington, D.C. 1 514
Title vacated 18 November 1994 Jones vacated the title upon defeating James Toney for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. His only successful defense of the Middleweight title was against Thomas Tate on 27 May 1994 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Bernard Hopkins
def. Segundo Mercado
17 December 1994 Landover, Maryland 20 3864
United States Jermain Taylor 16 July 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 87
Title vacated 11 October 2005 Taylor vacated the title after refusing to participate in an immediate mandatory defense and instead agreed to a rematch with Bernard Hopkins.[25]
Armenia Arthur Abraham
def. Kingsley Ikeke
20 December 2005 Leipzig, Germany 10 1299
Title vacated 11 July 2009 Abraham vacated the title to move up to super middleweight and participate in the Super Six World Boxing Classic.[26]
Germany Sebastian Sylvester
def. Giovanni Lorenzo
19 September 2009 Neubrandenburg, Germany 3 595
Australia Daniel Geale 7 May 2011 Neubrandenburg, Germany 4 833
United Kingdom Darren Barker 17 August 2013 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 112
Germany Felix Sturm 7 December 2013 Stuttgart, Germany 0 175
Australia Sam Soliman 31 May 2014 Krefeld, Germany 0 130
United States Jermain Taylor (2) 8 October 2014 Krefeld, Germany 0 120
Title stripped 5 February 2015 Taylor was stripped of the title due to his inability to defend it during his ongoing legal and mental health issues.[27]
Canada David Lemieux
def. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
20 June 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 119
Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin 17 October 2015 New York City, New York 4 963
Title stripped 6 June 2018 After Golovkin's fight with Canelo Alvarez on May 5 was cancelled, the IBF granted an exemption to him to face Vanes Martirosyan in a non-IBF sanctioned bout on the same date with the stipulation that he must face mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko by August 3. After Golovkin failed to agree in writing to a fight with Derevyanchenko, he was stripped of the title.[28]

Junior middleweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Mark Medal
def. Earl Hargrove
11 March 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 204
Puerto Rico Carlos Santos 2 November 1984 New York City, New York 1 579
United States Buster Drayton 4 June 1986 East Rutherford, New Jersey 2 388
Canada Matthew Hilton 27 June 1987 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1 496
United States Robert Hines 4 November 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 93
United States Darrin Van Horn 5 February 1989 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 160
Italy Gianfranco Rosi 15 July 1989 Atlantic City, New Jersey 11 1890
United States Vincent Pettway 17 September 1994 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 329
United States Paul Vaden 12 August 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 126
United States Terry Norris 16 December 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 440
Title stripped March 1997 Norris was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Raúl Márquez and instead agreeing to a fight with Felix Trinidad in June,[29] which was ultimately cancelled.
United States Raúl Márquez
def. Anthony Stephens
12 April 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 238
Mexico Luis Ramón Campas 6 December 1997 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3 371
United States Fernando Vargas 12 December 1998 Atlantic City, New Jersey 5 721
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad 2 December 2000 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 149
Title vacated 12 May 2001 Trinidad vacated the title after defeating William Joppy for the WBA Middleweight title in New York City, New York.
United States Ronald Wright
def. Robert Frazier
12 October 2001 Indio, California 5 920
Title stripped 19 April 2004 Wright was stripped of the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Kassim Ouma and instead accepted a rematch with Shane Mosley,[30] whom he defeated on 13 March 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Verno Phillips
def. Carlos Bojorquez
5 June 2004 Joplin, Missouri 0 119
Uganda Kassim Ouma 2 October 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 285
Russia Roman Karmazin 14 July 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 329
United States Cory Spinks 8 July 2006 St. Louis, Missouri 1 658
United States Verno Phillips (2) 27 March 2008 St. Louis, Missouri 0 218
Title vacated November 2008 Phillips vacated the title to fight Paul Williams for the WBO Jr. Middleweight Title.
United States Cory Spinks (2)
def. Deandre Latimore
24 April 2009 St. Louis, Missouri 0 470
United States Cornelius Bundrage 7 August 2010 St. Louis, Missouri 2 931
United States Ishe Smith 23 February 2013 Detroit, Michigan 0 203
Mexico Carlos Amado Molina 14 September 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 392
United States Cornelius Bundrage (2) 11 October 2014 Cancún, Mexico 0 336
United States Jermall Charlo 12 September 2015 Mashantucket, Connecticut 3 523
Title vacated 16 February 2017 Charlo vacated the title to move up to middleweight.[31] His last successful defense was against Julian Williams on 10 December 2016
United States Jarrett Hurd
def. Tony Harrison
25 February 2017 Birmingham, Alabama 2 568

Welterweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Donald Curry
def. Marlon Starling
4 February 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 4 966
United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan 27 September 1986 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3 396
Title stripped 28 October 1987 The IBF refused to sanction Honeyghan's defense against Jorge Vaca because he was not ranked among its top 12 contenders and stripped him of the title after he lost the bout.[32] His last successful defense of the IBF title was against Gene Hatcher on 30 August 1987 in Marbella, Spain.
Jamaica Simon Brown
def. Tyrone Trice
23 April 1988 Berck, France 8 982
Title vacated 7 May 1991 Brown vacated the title due to the IBF's decision to sanction bouts in apartheid South Africa and for its handling of Brown's March title unification bout with former WBC champion Maurice Blocker.[33] His last successful defense was against Blocker on 18 March 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Maurice Blocker
def. Glenwood Brown
4 October 1991 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 624
Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad 19 June 1993 San Diego, California 15 2456
Title vacated 10 March 2000 Trinidad vacated the title a week after moving up to junior middleweight and winning the WBA title against David Reid.[34] His last successful defense was against Oscar De La Hoya on 18 September 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Vernon Forrest
def. Raul Frank
12 May 2001 New York City, New York 0 213
Title stripped 11 December 2001 Forrest was stripped of the title after announcing he would fight WBC champion Shane Mosley instead of mandatory challenger Michele Piccirillo.[35]
Italy Michele Piccirillo
def. Cory Spinks
13 April 2002 Campione d'Italia, Italy 0 343
United States Cory Spinks 22 March 2003 Campione d'Italia, Italy 3 686
United States Zab Judah 5 February 2005 St. Louis, Missouri 1 427
United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 8 April 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 73
Title vacated 20 June 2006
Puerto Rico Kermit Cintrón
def. Mark Suárez
28 October 2006 West Palm Beach, Florida 2 532
Mexico Antonio Margarito 12 April 2008 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 104
Title vacated 25 July 2008 Margarito vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Joshua Clottey and instead agreed to a fight with Miguel Cotto for his WBA title on 26 July 2008.[36]
Ghana Joshua Clottey
def. Zab Judah
2 August 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 257
Title vacated 16 April 2009 Clottey vacated the title after Miguel Cotto, the WBO welterweight champion, failed to sign his contract in time for the IBF to approve their June 13 fight as a unification bout and grant Clottey an exemption from facing mandatory challenger Isaac Hlatshwayo.[37]
South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo
def. Delvin Rodríguez
1 August 2009 Uncasville, Connecticut 1 132
Slovenia Jan Zaveck 11 December 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa 3 631
United States Andre Berto 3 September 2011 Biloxi, Mississippi 0 66
Title vacated 8 November 2011 Berto vacated the title after HBO indicated a lack of interest in him facing mandatory challenger Randall Bailey on their network and instead pursued a rematch against Victor Ortiz.[38]
United States Randall Bailey
def. Mike Jones
9 June 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 133
United States Devon Alexander 20 October 2012 Brooklyn, New York 0 413
United States Shawn Porter 7 December 2013 Brooklyn, New York 1 252
United Kingdom Kell Brook 16 August 2014 Carson, California 3 1015
United States Errol Spence Jr.
current champion
27 May 2017 Sheffield, United Kingdom 2 477

Junior welterweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Aaron Pryor
def. Nick Furlano
22 June 1984 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1 192
Title stripped 9 December 1985 Pryor was stripped of the title due to inactivity.[39] His only successful defense was against Gary Hinton on 2 March 1985 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United States Gary Hinton
def. Reyes Antonio Cruz
26 April 1986 Lucca, Italy 1 187
United States Joe Manley 30 October 1986 Hartford, Connecticut 0 125
United Kingdom Terry Marsh 4 March 1987 Basildon, United Kingdom 1 271
Title vacated 15 September 1987 Marsh vacated the title upon his retirement due to epilepsy.[40] His only successful defense was against Akio Kameda on 1 July 1987 in London, United Kingdom.
United States James McGirt
def. Frankie Warren
14 February 1988 San Antonio, Texas 1 202
United States Meldrick Taylor 3 September 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 621
Mexico Julio César Chávez 17 May 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 340
Title vacated 22 April 1991 Chávez vacated the title, citing a dispute with IBF president Bob Lee and promoter Bob Arum.[41] Chávez's last successful defense was against John Duplessis on 18 March 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Colombia Rafael Pineda
def. Roger Mayweather
7 December 1991 Reno, Nevada 1 224
United States Pernell Whitaker 18 July 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 166
Title vacated 6 March 1993 Whitaker vacated the title when he moved up to welterweight to challenge WBC champion James McGirt.[42]
United States Charles Murray
def. Rodney Moore
15 May 1993 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 274
Puerto Rico Jake Rodríguez 13 February 1994 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 349
Australia Kostya Tszyu 28 January 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 5 854
United States Vince Phillips 31 May 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 630
United States Terron Millett 20 February 1999 New York City, New York 1 314
Title stripped December 1999 Millett was stripped of the title after failing to make a mandatory defense due to hand injuries.[43]
United States Zab Judah
def. Jan Piet Bergman
12 February 2000 Uncasville, Connecticut 5 311
Australia Kostya Tszyu (2) 3 November 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 827
United States Sharmba MitchellInterim
def. Lovemore N'dou
7 February 2004 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 273
Australia Kostya Tszyu (3)
def. Mitchell for Undisputed title
6 November 2004 Glendale, Arizona 0 210
United Kingdom Ricky Hatton 4 June 2005 Manchester, United Kingdom 1 314
Title vacated 14 April 2006 Hatton vacated the title to move up to welterweight and fight WBA champion Luis Collazo rather than fight mandatory challenger Naoufel Ben Rabah.[44] Hatton's only successful defense was against Carlos Maussa on 26 November 2005 in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Colombia Juan Urango
def. Naoufel Ben Rabah
30 June 2006 Hollywood, Florida 0 227
United Kingdom Ricky Hatton (2) 20 January 2007 Paradise, Nevada 0 23
Title vacated 12 February 2007 Hatton vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Lovemore N'dou and instead agreed to a fight with José Luis Castillo.[45]
Australia Lovemore N'dou
awarded title after Ricky Hatton vacated[46]
13 February 2007 N/A 0 123
United States Paul Malignaggi 16 June 2007 Uncasville, Connecticut 1 198
Title vacated 2008 Malignaggi vacated the title after refusing to participate in a rematch with mandatory challenger Herman Ngoudjo and instead agreed to a fight with Ricky Hatton.[47]
Colombia Juan Urango
def. Herman Ngoudjo
30 January 2009 Montreal, Canada 1 431
United States Devon Alexander 6 March 2010 Uncasville, Connecticut 1 199
Title stripped 22 October 2010 Alexander was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Kaizer Mabuza and instead agreed to a unification fight with WBO champion Timothy Bradley.[48] His only defense was against Andriy Kotelnik on 7 August 2010 at Saint Louis, Missouri
United States Zab Judah
def. Kaizer Mabuza
5 March 2011 Newark, New Jersey 0 140
United Kingdom Amir Khan 23 July 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 140
United States Lamont Peterson 10 December 2011 Washington, District of Columbia 3 1218
Title stripped 11 April 2015 Peterson was stripped of the title after he lost a non-title fight against unified WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia at a catchweight of 143 pounds.[49]
Argentina César Cuenca
def. Ik Yang
18 July 2015 Macau, China 0 109
Russia Eduard Troyanovsky 4 November 2015 Kazan, Russia 2 395
Namibia Julius Indongo 3 December 2016 Moscow, Russia 1 260
United States Terence Crawford 19 August 2017 Lincoln, USA 0 11
Title vacated 30 August 2017 Crawford vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Sergey Lipinets, citing an inability to make the fight under the IBF's time frame.[50]
Russia Sergey Lipinets
def. Akihiro Kondo
4 November 2017 New York City, New York, USA 0 126
United States Mikey Garcia 10 March 2018 San Antonio, Texas, USA 0 36
Title vacated 15 April 2018 Garcia vacated the title after deciding to move back down in weight and defend his WBC lightweight world title rather than face IBF mandatory challenger Ivan Baranchyk.[51]

Lightweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
United States Charlie Brown
def. Melvin Paul
30 January 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 84
United States Harry Arroyo 15 April 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 721
United States Jimmy Paul 6 April 1985 Atlantic City, New Jersey 3 608
United States Greg Haugen 5 December 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 184
United States Vinny Pazienza 7 June 1987 Providence, Rhode Island 0 244
United States Greg Haugen (2) 6 February 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 378
United States Pernell Whitaker 18 February 1989 Hampton, Virginia 8 1046
Title vacated 1992 Whitaker's last successful defense was against Jorge Páez on 5 October 1991 in Reno, Nevada.
United States Freddie Pendleton
def. Tracy Spann
10 January 1993 Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 405
United States Rafael Ruelas 19 February 1994 Inglewood, California 2 441
United States Oscar De La Hoya 6 May 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 67
Title vacated 12 July 1995 De La Hoya vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Miguel Julio and instead accepted a fight with Genaro Hernández.[52]
South Africa Philip Holiday
def. Miguel Julio
19 August 1995 Sun City, South Africa 6 714
United States Shane Mosley 2 August 1997 Uncasville, Connecticut 8 516
Title vacated May 1999 Mosley vacated the title to move up to welterweight.[53] Mosley's last successful defense was against John Brown on 17 April 1999 in Indio, California.
United States Paul Spadafora
def. Israel Cardona
20 August 1999 Chester, West Virginia 8 1229
Title vacated 26 June 2003 Spadafora vacated the title to move up to junior welterweight.[54] Spadafora's last defense was a draw with Leonard Dorin on 17 May 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mexico Javier Jáuregui
def. Leavander Johnson
22 November 2003 Los Angeles, California 0 357
United States Julio César Díaz 13 May 2004 San Diego, California 0 265
Title vacated 2 February 2005 Díaz vacated the title after withdrawing from a fight with mandatory challenger Leavander Johnson scheduled for February 11 and instead agreed to a fight with WBC champion José Luis Castillo.[55]
United States Leavander Johnson
def. Stefano Zoff
17 June 2005 Milano, Italy 0 92
Mexico Jesús Chávez 17 September 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 505
United States Julio Díaz (2)
def. Jesús Chávez
3 February 2007 Kissimmee, Florida 1 252
United States Juan Díaz 13 October 2007 Chicago, Illinois 0 147
United States Nate Campbell 8 March 2008 Cancún, Mexico 0 342
Title stripped 13 February 2009 Campbell was stripped of his unified IBF/WBO world titles after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Ali Funeka.[56]
Mexico Miguel Vázquez
def. Kim Ji-Hoon
14 August 2010 Laredo, Texas 6 1491
United States Mickey Bey 13 September 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 286
Title vacated 26 June 2015 Bey vacated the title after withdrawing from a scheduled defense against Denis Shafikov.[57]
Cuba Rances Barthelemy
def. Denis Shafikov
18 December 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 171
Title vacated 6 June 2016 Barthelemy vacated the title to move up to junior welterweight.[58] His only defense was against Mickey Bey on 3 June 2016.
United States Robert Easter Jr.
def. Richard Commey
9 September 2016 Reading, Pennsylvania 3 687
United States Mikey Garcia 28 July 2018 Los Angeles, California 0 50

Junior lightweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
South Korea Hwan-Kil Yuh
def. Rod Sequenan
April 22, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 1 299
Australia Lester Ellis February 15, 1985 Melbourne, Australia 1 147
Australia Barry Michael July 12, 1985 Melbourne, Australia 3 789
United States Rocky Lockridge September 9, 1987 Windsor, United Kingdom 2 318
United States Tony Lopez July 23, 1988 Sacramento, California 3 1147
South Africa Brian Mitchell September 13, 1991 Sacramento, California 0 162
Title vacated 1991 Mitchell retired.
Puerto Rico John John Molina
def. Jackie Gunguluza
February 22, 1992 Sun City, South Africa 7 1043
Title vacated 1995 Molina's last successful defense was against Wilson Rodriguez on November 26, 1994 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
United States Eddie Hopson
def. Moises Pedroza
April 22, 1995 Atlantic City, New Jersey 0 78
United States Tracy Harris Patterson July 9, 1995 Reno, Nevada 0 159
Canada Arturo Gatti December 15, 1995 New York City, New York 3 382
Title vacated 1997 Gatti's last successful defense was against Gabriel Ruelas on October 4, 1997 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United States Roberto Garcia
def. Harold Warren
March 13, 1998 Miami, Florida 2 589
United States Diego Corrales October 23, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 69
Title vacated 2000 Corrales ostensibly vacated the title to move up to lightweight, but later claimed that it was relinquished without his consent by his manager Cameron Duncan so that one of Duncan's other clients, Steve Forbes, could fight for it.[59] His last defense was against Angel Manfredy on September 2, 2000 in El Paso, Texas.
United States Steve Forbes
def. John Brown
December 3, 2000 Miami, Florida 1 987
Title stripped August 17, 2002 Forbes was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight with David Santos.[60] His only defense was against John Brown on September 29, 2001 in Miami, Florida.
El Salvador Carlos Hernández
def. David Santos
February 1, 2003 Los Angeles, California 1 301
Mexico Erik Morales July 31, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 153
Title vacated 2004–2005
Australia Robbie Peden
def. Nate Campbell
February 23, 2005 Los Angeles, California 0 206
Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera September 17, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 470
Title vacated 2005–2006
South Africa Cassius Baloyi
def. Manuel Medina
May 31, 2006 Airway Heights, Washington 0 59
Australia Gairy St Clair July 29, 2006 Kempton Park, South Africa 0 98
South Africa Malcolm Klassen November 4, 2006 Kempton Park, South Africa 0 167
South Africa Mzonke Fana April 20, 2007 South Africa 1 358
South Africa Cassius Baloyi (2) April 12, 2008 Mafikeng, South Africa 1 371
South Africa Malcolm Klassen (2) April 18, 2009 Mafikeng, South Africa 1 126
United States Robert Guerrero August 22, 2009 Houston, Texas 0 178
Title vacated February 16, 2010 Guerrero vacated the title to spend time with his wife during her struggle with leukemia.[61]
South Africa Mzonke Fana September 1, 2010 Brakpan, South Africa 0 260
Title stripped May 19, 2011 Fana was stripped of belt for failure to comply with his mandatory title defense versus Argenis Méndez
Mexico Juan Carlos Salgado
def. Argenis Méndez
September 10, 2011 Zapopan, Mexico 2 546
Dominican Republic Argenis Méndez March 9, 2013 Costa Mesa, California 1 300
Cuba Rances Barthelemy January 3, 2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota 0 27
Title stripped January 30, 2014 Rances Barthelemy was credited with a 2nd round knockout of Méndez on 3 January 2014, but the result was changed to a no decision by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry after it was determined that referee Pete Podgorski did not call a foul on Barthelemy when he hit Méndez after the bell, which resulted in the knockout. The IBF, recognizing the decision to overturn the result, reinstated Méndez as champion.[62]
Dominican Republic Argenis Méndez
reinstated as champion
January 30, 2014 N/A 0 161
Cuba Rances Barthelemy July 10, 2014 Miami, Florida 1 215
Title vacated February 10, 2015 Barthelemy, citing he could no longer make the 130-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to lightweight.[63] His only defense was against Fernando Saucedo on October 4, 2014 at Mashantucket, Connecticut
Puerto Rico José Pedraza
def. Andrey Klimov
June 13, 2015 Birmingham, Alabama 2 581
United States Gervonta Davis
January 14, 2017 Brooklyn, New York 1 223
Title stripped August 25, 2017 Davis was stripped of the title for failing to make weight before his fight against Francisco Fonseca.[64] His only defense was against Liam Walsh on May 20, 2017 in London, England.
Japan Kenichi Ogawa
def. Tevin Farmer
December 9, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 131
Title stripped April 19, 2018 Ogawa was stripped of the title for testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug androstanediol.[65]
United States Tevin Farmer
def. Billy Dib
August 3, 2018 Sydney, Australia 0 44

Featherweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
South Korea Min-Keun Oh
def. Joko Arter
4 March 1984 Seoul, South Korea 2 635
South Korea Ki-Young Chung 29 November 1985 Jeonju, South Korea 2 335
Puerto Rico Antonio Rivera 30 October 1986 Osan, South Korea 0 450
United States Calvin Grove 23 January 1988 Gamaches, France 1 194
Mexico Jorge Páez 4 August 1988 Mexicali, Mexico 8 514
Title vacated 14 March 1991 Paez, who had previously challenged Tony Lopez for the IBF junior lightweight title in September 1990, vacated the title citing his inability to make the featherweight limit.[66] His last defense was a draw with Troy Dorsey on 8 July 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
United States Troy Dorsey
def. Alfred Rangel
3 June 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 71
Mexico Manuel Medina 12 August 1991 Inglewood, California 4 564
United States Tom Johnson 26 February 1993 Melun, France 12 1443
United Kingdom Naseem Hamed 8 February 1997 London, United Kingdom 2 326
Title vacated August 1997 Hamed vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Hector Lizarraga.[67] His last successful defense was against Juan Gerardo Cabrera on 19 July 1997 in London, United Kingdom
United States Hector Lizarraga
def. Welcome Ncita
13 December 1997 Pompano Beach, Florida 0 132
Mexico Manuel Medina (2) 24 April 1998 San Jose, California 1 568
United Kingdom Paul Ingle 13 November 1999 Hull, United Kingdom 1 399
South Africa Mbulelo Botile 16 December 2000 Sheffield, United Kingdom 0 111
United States Frank Toledo 6 April 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 224
Mexico Manuel Medina (3) 16 November 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 162
United States Johnny Tapia 27 April 2002 New York City, New York 0 157
Title stripped 1 October 2002 Tapia was stripped of the title for agreeing to a fight with Marco Antonio Barrera instead of mandatory challenger Juan Manuel Márquez.[68][69]
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez
def. Manuel Medina
1 February 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 699
Title vacated 15 August 2005 Marquez was stripped of the title because no promoter was willing to bid at least US$50,000 to stage a mandatory defense against Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym.[70] His last successful defense was against Victor Polo on 7 May 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brazil Valdemir Pereira
def. Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym
20 January 2006 Mashantucket, Connecticut 0 113
United States Eric Aiken 13 May 2006 Boston, Massachusetts 0 112
United States Robert Guerrero 2 September 2006 Los Angeles, California 0 63
Mexico Orlando Salido 4 November 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 4
Title stripped 8 November 2006 Salido was stripped of the title after testing positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone.[71]
United States Robert Guerrero (2)
def. Spend Abazi
23 February 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark 2 486
Title vacated 23 June 2008 Guerrero, citing an inability to make weight, vacated the title one day before a scheduled purse bid for a fight with mandatory challenger Orlando Salido.[72]
Mexico Cristobal Cruz
def. Orlando Salido
23 October 2008 Mexico 3 569
Mexico Orlando Salido (2) 15 May 2010 Ciudad Obregón, Mexico 0 119
Cuba Yuriorkis Gamboa 11 September 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 196
Title stripped 26 March 2011 Gamboa was stripped of the title after skipping an IBF-mandated second weigh-in on the day of his fight with Jorge Solís.[73]
Australia Billy Dib
def. Jorge Lacierva
29 July 2011 Homebush, Australia 2 581
Russia Evgeny Gradovich 1 March 2013 Mashantucket, Connecticut 4 820
United Kingdom Lee Selby 30 May 2015 London, United Kingdom 4 1085
United Kingdom Josh Warrington
current champion
19 May 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom 0 120

Junior featherweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
Philippines Bobby Berna
def. Sung-In Suh
December 4, 1983 Seoul, South Korea 0 133
South Korea Suh Sung-in April 15, 1984 Seoul, South Korea 1 263
South Korea Kim Ji-won January 3, 1985 Seoul, South Korea 4 362
Title vacated 1986 Title vacated when Kim retired. His last successful defense was against Rudy Casicas on June 1, 1986 in Inchon, South Korea.
South Korea Lee Seung-hoon
def. Prayurasak Muangsurin
January 18, 1987 Pohang, South Korea 3 347
Title vacated 1988 Lee is forced to vacate the title when the IBF stops promoting fights in South Korea. His last successful defense was against Jose Sanabria on December 27, 1987 in Pohang.
Venezuela José Sanabria
def. Moises Fuentes Rocha
May 21, 1988 Bucaramanga, Colombia 3 293
France Fabrice Benichou March 10, 1989 Limoges, France 3 365
South Africa Welcome Ncita March 10, 1990 Tel Aviv, Israel 6 998
United States Kennedy McKinney December 2, 1992 Tortolì, Italy 5 626
South Africa Vuyani Bungu August 20, 1994 Temba, South Africa 13 1594
Title vacated March 1999 Bungu vacated the title to move up in weight.[74] Bungu's last successful defense was against Victor Llerena on February 6, 1999 in Temba.
South Africa Lehlo Ledwaba
def. John Michael Johnson
May 25, 1999 Temba, South Africa 5 760
Philippines Manny Pacquiao June 23, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 4 556
Title vacated 2003 Pacquiao's last successful defense was against Emmanuel Lucero on July 26, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Mexico Israel Vázquez
def. Jose Luis Valbuena
March 25, 2004 Los Angeles, California 2 281
Title vacated 2005 Vazquez's last successful defense was against Armando Guerrero on May 31, 2005 in Lynwood, Illinois.
Canada Steve Molitor November 10, 2006 Hartlepool, United Kingdom 4 742
Panama Celestino Caballero November 21, 2008 Ontario, Canada 2 441
Title stripped February 5, 2010 Caballero was stripped of the title because no promoter made an offer for the rights to a defense against mandatory challenger Takalani Ndlovu.[75] His last defense was against Francisco Leal on August 29, 2009 at Mexicali, Mexico
Canada Steve Molitor
def. Takalani Ndlovu
March 27, 2010 Rama, Canada 1 364
South Africa Takalani Ndlovu March 26, 2011 Johannesburg, South Africa 1 361
South Africa Jeffrey Mathebula March 24, 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa 75
Philippines Nonito Donaire July 7, 2012 Carson, California 0 128
Title vacated October 13, 2012 Donaire vacated the title shortly before his fight with Toshiaki Nishioka in order to avoid paying the IBF's sanctioning fee, citing HBO's lack of interest in purchasing rights for an upcoming mandatory defense against the winner of an October 27 title eliminator between Takalani Ndlovu and Alejandro López.[76]
Colombia Jonatan Romero
def. Alejandro López
February 16, 2012 Tijuana, Mexico 0 548
Spain Kiko Martínez August 17, 2013 Atlantic City, New Jersey 2 385
United Kingdom Carl Frampton September 6, 2014 Belfast, United Kingdom 3 600
Title vacated April 28, 2016 Frampton vacated the title to move up to featherweight to fight Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA title rather than face mandatory challenger Shingo Wake.[77]
Dominican Republic Jonathan Guzmán
def. Shingo Wake
July 20, 2016 Osaka, Japan 0 164
Japan Yukinori Oguni December 31, 2016 Kyoto, Japan 0 256
Japan Ryosuke Iwasa September 13, 2017 Osaka, Japan 1 337
Republic of Ireland TJ Doheny August 16, 2018 Tokyo, Japan 0 31

Bantamweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
Japan Satoshi Shingaki
def. Elmer Magallano
15 April 1984 Nara, Japan 1 375
Australia Jeff Fenech 26 April 1985 Sydney, Australia 3 655
Title vacated 10 February 1987 Fenech vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight and fight Samart Payakaroon for the WBC title.[78] Fenech's last successful defense was against Steve McCrory on 18 July 1986 in Sydney.
United States Kelvin Seabrooks
def. Miguel Maturana
15 May 1987 Cartagena, Colombia 3 360
United States Orlando Canizales 9 July 1988 Atlantic City, New Jersey 16 2366
Title vacated 1994–1995 Canizales' last successful defense was against Sergio Reyes on 15 October 1994 in Laredo, Texas.
Colombia Harold Mestre
def. Juvenal Berrio
21 January 1995 Cartagena, Colombia 0 98
South Africa Mbulelo Botile 29 April 1995 Johannesburg, South Africa 5 822
United States Tim Austin 19 July 1997 Nashville, Tennessee 9 2037
Mexico Rafael Márquez 15 February 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 7 1503
Title vacated 2006–2007 Márquez vacated the title to move up to Junior Featherweight. His last successful defense was against Silence Mabuza on 5 August 2006 in Stateline, Nevada.
Nicaragua Luís Alberto Pérez
def. Genaro García
7 July 2007 Bridgeport, Connecticut 0 84
Ghana Joseph Agbeko 29 September 2007 Sacramento, California 2 763
Colombia Yonnhy Pérez 31 October 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 651
Mexico Abner Mares 13 August 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 294
Title vacated 8 February 2012 Mares vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight rather than face mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga.[79]
Mexico Leo Santa Cruz
def. Vusi Malinga
2 June 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 254
Title vacated 11 February 2013 Santa Cruz, citing his difficulty making the 118-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight one day before a scheduled purse bid for a fight with mandatory challenger Jamie McDonnell.[80] His last successful defense was against Alberto Guevara on 15 December 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
United Kingdom Jamie McDonnell
def. Julio Ceja
11 May 2013 Doncaster, United Kingdom 0 158
Title stripped 16 October 2013[81] McDonnell was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga.[82]
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
def. Vusi Malinga
21 December 2013 Newcastle, United Kingdom 1 168
United Kingdom Paul Butler 7 June 2014 Newcastle, United Kingdom 0 25
Title vacated 2 July 2014 Butler vacated the title to move down to junior bantamweight.[83]
United States Randy Caballero
def. Stuart Hall
25 October 2014 Monte Carlo, Monaco 0 391
Title stripped 20 November 2015 Caballero was stripped of the title after failing to make weight before his bout with interim IBF champion Lee Haskins. The IBF promoted Haskins to full champion status and the fight was cancelled.[84]
United Kingdom Lee Haskins
interim champion promoted
20 November 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 568
United Kingdom Ryan Burnett 10 June 2017 Belfast, Northern Ireland 1 247
Title vacated 12 February 2018 Burnett, the unified WBA/IBF champion, vacated the title after agreeing to fight WBA mandatory challenger Yonfrez Parejo rather than IBF mandatory Emmanuel Rodríguez.[85]
Puerto Rico Emmanuel Rodríguez
def. Paul Butler
5 May 2018 London, United Kingdom 0 134

Junior bantamweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
South Korea Chun Ju-do
def. Ken Kasugai
December 10, 1983 Osaka, Japan 5 510
Indonesia Ellyas Pical May 3, 1985 Jakarta, Indonesia 2 288
Dominican Republic Cesar Polanco February 15, 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 140
Indonesia Ellyas Pical (2) July 5, 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia 1 388
Title vacated February 28, 1987 Pical, who also held the WBA title, was stripped of the IBF title after a loss of the WBA title by TKO to Khaosai Galaxy in Jakarta, Indonesia. His only successful defense was against Dong Chun Lee on December 3, 1986 in Jakarta.
South Korea Chang Tae-il
def. Soon Chun Kwon
May 17, 1987 Busan, South Korea 0 153
Indonesia Ellyas Pical (3) October 17, 1987 Jakarta, Indonesia 3 728
Colombia Juan Polo Perez October 14, 1989 Roanoke, Virginia 0 186
United States Robert Quiroga April 21, 1990 Sunderland, United Kingdom 5 1001
Mexico Julio César Borboa January 16, 1993 San Antonio, Texas 5 590
Colombia Harold Grey August 29, 1994 Inglewood, California 3 404
Argentina Carlos Gabriel Salazar October 7, 1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina 1 203
Colombia Harold Grey (2) April 27, 1996 Cartagena, Colombia 0 119
United States Danny Romero August 24, 1996 Albuquerque, New Mexico 328
United States Johnny Tapia July 18, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 166
Title vacated 1998–1999 Title vacated when Tapia moved up to Bantamweight division. His last successful defense was against Rodolfo Blanco on February 13, 1998 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
United States Mark Johnson
def. Ratanachai Sor Vorapin
April 24, 1999 Washington, D.C. 2 251
Title vacated 1999–2000 Johnson's last defense was a no-contest against Raul Juarez on November 19, 1999 in Washington, D.C..
Venezuela Félix Machado
def. Julio Gamboa
July 22, 2000 Miami, Florida 3 1046
Nicaragua Luis Alberto Pérez January 4, 2003 Washington, D.C. (title vacated) 3 1368
Title vacated November 3, 2006 Pérez was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his scheduled defense against Ricardo Vargas. Arizona Boxing Commission chief John Montano cancelled the fight, citing safety and contractual reasons.[86]
Russia Dimitri Kirilov
def. José Navarro
October 13, 2007 Moscow, Russia 1 294
Armenia Vic Darchinyan August 2, 2008 Tacoma, Washington 2 360
Title vacated July 28, 2009 Darchinyan vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Simphiwe Nongqayi.[87]
South Africa Simphiwe Nongqayi
def. Jorge Arce
September 15, 2009 Cancún, Mexico 1 332
Mexico Juan Alberto Rosas July 31, 2010 Tepic, Mexico 0 132
Mexico Cristian Mijares December 11, 2010 Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico 2 20
Title vacated 2011 Mijares vacated the title sometime in 2012 to compete in heavier weight classes. His only defense was against Carlos Rueda on May 14, 2011 at Victoria de Durango, Mexico
Mexico Rodrigo Guerrero
def. Raúl Martínez
October 8, 2011 Tijuana, Mexico 0 126
Mexico Juan Carlos Sánchez Jr. February 11, 2012 Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico 2 483
Title stripped June 8, 2013 Sánchez was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Roberto Domingo Sosa.[88] His last defense was against Rodel Mayol on September 22, 2012 at Los Mochis, Mexico
Japan Daiki Kameda
def. Rodrigo Guerrero
September 3, 2013 Takamatsu, Japan 0 197
Title vacated March 19, 2014 Kameda vacated the title citing difficulties making weight.[89] He was defeated by Liborio Solís in his only defense on 3 December 2013 but retained the title as Solis failed to make weight for the bout.
South Africa Zolani Tete
def. Teiru Kinoshita
July 18, 2014 Kobe, Japan 1 319
Title vacated June 2, 2015 Tete vacated the title after refusing to accept the results of a purse bid for a fight with mandatory challenger McJoe Arroyo.[90]
Puerto Rico McJoe Arroyo
def. Arthur Villanueva
July 18, 2015 El Paso, Estados Unidos 0 413
Philippines Jerwin Ancajas
current champion
September 3, 2016 Taguig City, Philippines 5 743

Flyweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
South Korea Kwon Soon-chun
def. Rene Busayong
24 December 1983 Seoul, South Korea 7 735
South Korea Chung Jong-kwan 20 December 1985 Busan, South Korea 0 128
South Korea Jung Bi-won 27 April 1986 Busan, South Korea 0 97
South Korea Shin Hi-sup 2 August 1986 Inchon, South Korea 1 301
Philippines Dodie Boy Peñalosa 22 February 1987 Inchon, South Korea 0 195
South Korea Choi Chang-ho 5 September 1987 Manila, Philippines 0 133
Philippines Rolando Bohol 16 January 1988 Manila, Philippines 1 263
United Kingdom Duke McKenzie 5 October 1988 London, United Kingdom 1 243
United Kingdom Dave McAuley 7 June 1989 London, United Kingdom 5 1100
Colombia Rodolfo Blanco 11 June 1992 Bilbao, Spain 0 171
Thailand Pichit Sitbangprachan 29 November 1992 Samut Prakan, Thailand 5 730
Title vacated 25 November 1994 Sitbangprachan retired. His last successful defense was against Jose Luis Zepeda on 8 May 1994 in Ratchaburi, Thailand
Colombia Francisco Tejedor
def. Jose Luis Zepeda
18 February 1995 Cartagena, Colombia 0 63
United States Danny Romero 22 April 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 619
Title vacated 1 January 1996[91] Romero, citing he could no longer make the 112-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight.[92] His last successful defense was against Miguel Martínez on 29 July 1995 in San Antonio, Texas
United States Mark Johnson
def. Francisco Tejedor
4 May 1996 Anaheim, California 7 606
Title vacated September 1998 Johnson, citing weight problems, vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight and pursue a fight with Johnny Tapia,[93] which never materialized. Johnson's last successful defense was against José Laureano on 4 September 1998 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Colombia Irene Pacheco
def. Luis Cox Coronado
10 April 1999 Barranquilla, Colombia 6 2077
Armenia Vic Darchinyan 16 December 2004 Hollywood, Florida 5 933
Philippines Nonito Donaire 7 July 2007 Bridgeport, Connecticut 3 725
Title vacated 1 July 2009 Donaire vacated the title due to wanting to move up in weight. His last defense was against Raúl Martínez on 19 April 2009 at Quezon City, Philippines
South Africa Moruti Mthalane
def. Julio César Miranda
20 November 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa 4 725
Title vacated 13 January 2014 Mthalane vacated the title and withdrew from a fight with mandatory challenger Amnat Ruenroeng scheduled for 24 January 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand, citing the low purse offered.[94] His last defense was against Ricardo Núñez on 1 September 2012 at Panama City
Thailand Amnat Ruenroeng
def. Rocky Fuentes
22 January 2014 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 5 857
Philippines John Riel Casimero 28 May 2016 Beijing, China 1 206
Title vacated 20 December 2016 Casimero vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight.[95]
Philippines Donnie Nietes
def. Komgrich Nantapech
29 April 2017 Cebu City, Philippines 1 347
Title vacated 11 April 2018 Nietes vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight.[96]
South Africa Moruti Mthalane (2)
def. Muhammad Waseem
15 July 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 0 63

Junior flyweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
Philippines Dodie Boy Peñalosa
def. Satoshi Shingaki
10 December 1983 Osaka, Japan 3 951
Title stripped 18 July 1986 Peñalosa was stripped of the title for failing to make a mandatory defense by a July 15 deadline.[97] His last successful defense was against Yani Dokolamo on 12 October 1985 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
South Korea Choi Jum-hwan
def. Cho-Woon Park
7 December 1986 Busan, South Korea 3 698
Philippines Tacy Macalos 4 November 1988 Quezon City, Philippines 0 179
Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem 2 May 1989 Bangkok, Thailand 3 489
United States Michael Carbajal 29 July 1990 Phoenix, Arizona 9 1301
Mexico Humberto González 19 February 1994 Inglewood, California 3 511
Thailand Saman Sorjaturong 15 July 1995 Inglewood, California 1 138
Title vacated November 1995 Sorjaturong vacated the title after defeating Yuichi Hosono in Ratchaburi, Thailand on 12 November 1995.
United States Michael Carbajal (2)
def. Melchor Cob Castro
16 March 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 308
Colombia Mauricio Pastrana 18 January 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 111
Title stripped 9 May 1997 Pastrana was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a fight with Manuel Herrera due to epididymitis.[98]
Colombia Mauricio Pastrana (2)
def. Manuel Herrera
13 December 1997 Pompano Beach, Florida 1 258
Title stripped 28 August 1998 Pastrana was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his bout with Carlos Murillo.[99]
United States Will Grigsby
def. Ratanapol Sor Vorapin
18 December 1998 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1 288
Mexico Ricardo López 2 October 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada 3 1153
Title vacated 28 November 2002 Lopez retired as champion in Mexico City, Mexico. His last successful defense was against Zolani Petelo on 29 September 2001 in New York City, New York.
Mexico Víctor Burgos
def. Alex Sánchez
15 February 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada 2 819
United States Will Grigsby (2) 14 May 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada 0 238
Mexico Ulises Solís 7 January 2006 New York City, New York 9 1198
Philippines Brian Viloria 19 April 2009 Manila, Philippines 1 279
Colombia Carlos Tamara 23 January 2010 Manila, Philippines 0 126
Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte 29 May 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 336
Mexico Ulises Solís 30 April 2011 Mar del Plata, Argentina 1 446
Title stripped 19 July 2012 Solís was stripped of the title due to inactivity stemming from injuries suffered during a street fight in October 2011.[100] His only defense was on 28 August 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico against Jether Oliva.
Philippines Johnriel Casimero
interim champion promoted
19 July 2012 N/A 4 652
Title stripped 2 May 2014 Casimero was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Mauricio Fuentes.[101] His last successful defense was against Felipe Salguero on 26 October 2013 at Makati City, Philippines
Mexico Javier Mendoza
def. Ramón García Hirales
20 September 2014 Tijuana, Mexico 1 465
Japan Akira Yaegashi 29 December 2015 Tokyo, Japan 2 509
Philippines Milan Melindo 21 May 2017 Tokyo, Japan 1 483
Japan Ryoichi Taguchi 31 December 2017 Tokyo, Japan 0 140
South Africa Hekkie Budler 20 May 2018 Tokyo, Japan 0 65
Title vacated 24 July 2018 Budler vacated the title, citing the low purse to defend it against his mandatory challenger Felix Alvarado.[102]

Mini flyweight[edit]

Name Date Location Defenses Days
South Korea Kyung-Yung Lee
def. Masaharu Kawakami
14 June 1987 Changnyeong County, South Korea 0 200
Title vacated December 1987 Lee vacated the title to focus on winning the WBC Minimumweight world championship.
Thailand Samuth Sithnaruepol
def. Domingo Lucas
24 March 1988 Bangkok, Thailand 2 450
Indonesia Nico Thomas 17 June 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 96
Philippines Algerico Chávez 21 September 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 154
Thailand Fahlan Sakkreerin 22 February 1990 Bangkok, Thailand 7 927
Philippines Manny Melchor 6 September 1992 Samut Prakan, Thailand 0 95
Thailand Ratanapol Sor Vorapin 10 December 1992 Bangkok, Thailand 19 1843
South Africa Zolani Petelo 27 December 1997 Songkhla, Thailand 5 734
Title vacated 2000–2001 Petelo vacated the title in order to move up to the Light Flyweight division. His last successful defense was against Brad Leahy on 2 June 2000 in Ashford, United Kingdom.
Mexico Roberto Carlos Leyva
def. Daniel Reyes
29 April 2001 Queens, New York 1 467
Colombia Miguel Barrera 9 August 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada 1 295
Mexico Edgar Cardenas 31 May 2003 Tijuana, Mexico 0 126
Colombia Daniel Reyes 4 October 2003 Los Angeles, California 1 346
Indonesia Muhammad Rachman 14 September 2004 Jakarta, Indonesia 3 1026
Philippines Florante Condes 7 July 2007 Jakarta, Indonesia 0 343
Mexico Raúl García 14 June 2008 La Paz, Mexico 4 650
South Africa Nkosinathi Joyi 26 March 2010 East London, South Africa 1 890
Mexico Mario Rodríguez 1 September 2012 Guasave, Mexico 0 210
Japan Katsunari Takayama 30 March 2013 Guasave, Mexico 2 497
Mexico Francisco Rodríguez Jr. 9 August 2014 Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico 0 53
Title vacated 1 October 2014 Rodríguez vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight.[103]
Japan Katsunari Takayama (2)
def. Go Odaira
31 December 2014 Osaka, Japan 2 365
Mexico Jose Argumedo 31 December 2015 Osaka, Japan 3 570
Japan Hiroto Kyoguchi 23 July 2017 Tokyo, Japan 2 369
Title vacated 27 July 2018 Kyoguchi vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight.

Notes[edit]

1 Date listed is when the World title was won (WBA was formed in 1921).

See also[edit]

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