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.

Current champion
Most consecutive title defenses
r Champion relinquished title.
s Champion is stripped of title.

Heavyweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Larry Holmes (Awarded) 11 December 1983 3
2 United States Michael Spinks 21 September 1985 – 26 February 1987s 2
Spinks was stripped of the title for refusing to fight mandatory challenger Tony Tucker.[1]
3 United States Tony Tucker
(def. Buster Douglas)
30 May 1987 0
4 United States Mike Tyson 1 August 1987 6
5 United States Buster Douglas 11 February 1990 0
5 United States Evander Holyfield 25 October 1990 3
6 United States Riddick Bowe 13 November 1992 1
7 United States Evander Holyfield (2) 6 November 1993 0
8 United States Michael Moorer 22 April 1994 0
9 United States George Foreman 5 November 1994 – 29 June 1995r 1
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.
10 South Africa Francois Botha
(def. Axel Schulz)
9 December 1995 – 27 March 1996s 0
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]
11 United States Michael Moorer (2)
(def. Axel Schulz)
22 June 1996 2
12 United States Evander Holyfield (3) 8 November 1997 2
13 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis 13 November 1999 3
14 United States Hasim Rahman 22 April 2001 0
15 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis (2) 17 November 2001 – 5 September 2002r 1
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]
16 United States Chris Byrd
(def. Evander Holyfield)
14 December 2002 4
17 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko 22 April 2006 18
18 United Kingdom Tyson Fury 28 November 2015 – 8 December 2015s 0
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]
19 United States Charles Martin
(def. Vyacheslav Glazkov)
16 January 2016 0
20 United Kingdom Anthony Joshua 9 April 2016 6
21 United States Andy Ruiz Jr. 1 June 2019 0
22 United Kingdom Anthony Joshua (2) 7 December 2019 – present 1


Cruiserweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Marvin Camel
(def. Roddy MacDonald)
13 December 1983 0
2 United States Lee Roy Murphy 6 October 1984 3
3 United States Rickey Parkey 25 October 1986 1
4 United States Evander Holyfield 15 May 1987 – 1988r 3
Holyfield vacated the title to move up to heavyweight.
5 United Kingdom Glenn McCrory
(def. Patrick Lumumba)
3 June 1989 1
6 United States Jeff Lampkin 22 March 1990 – July 1991r 1
Lampkin vacated his title due to IBF ordering a mandatory fight on a 3 week notice.
7 United States James Warring
(def. James Pritchard)
7 September 1991 2
8 United States Al Cole 30 July 1992 – 1995r 5
Al Cole vacated his title to move up to Heavyweight.
9 United States Adolpho Washington
(def. Torsten May)
31 August 1996 0
10 Jamaica Uriah Grant 21 June 1997 0
11 United States Imamu Mayfield 8 November 1997 1
12 United States Arthur Williams 30 October 1998 0
13 Kazakhstan Vassiliy Jirov 5 June 1999 6
14 United States James Toney 26 April 2003 – September 2003r 0
Toney vacated to move up to heavyweight and fight Evander Holyfield
15 United States Kelvin Davis
(def. Ezra Sellers)
1 May 2004 – 9 February 2005s 0
Davis was stripped of the title after a fight with O'Neil Bell scheduled for 5 February 2005 was cancelled.[6]
16 Jamaica O'Neil Bell
(def. Dale Brown)
20 May 2005 – April 2006s 2
Bell was stripped of the title after undergoing dental surgery and subsequently withdrawing from a fight with mandatory challenger Steve Cunningham scheduled for 6 May.[7]
17 Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk
(def. Steve Cunningham)
25 November 2006 0
18 United States Steve Cunningham 26 May 2007 0
19 Poland Tomasz Adamek 11 December 2008 – 18 October 2009r 2
Adamek vacated the title to move up to heavyweight.[8]
20 United States Steve Cunningham (2)
(def. Troy Ross)
5 June 2010 1
21 Cuba Yoan Pablo Hernandez 1 October 2011 – 21 September 2015s 4
Hernández was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a scheduled mandatory defense against Víctor Emilio Ramírez due to injury.[9]
22 Argentina Victor Emilio Ramírez
(interim champion promoted)
21 September 2015 1
23 Russia Denis Lebedev 21 May 2016 0
24 Russia Murat Gassiev 3 December 2016 2
25 Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk 21 July 2018 – 15 June 2019r 1
Usyk vacated the title after his announced move up to heavyweight.[10]
26 Cuba Yuniel Dorticos
(def. Andrew Tabiti)
15 June 2019 0
27 Latvia Mairis Briedis 26 September 2020 – present 0

Light heavyweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Michael Spinks
(def. Eddie Davis)
25 February 1984 – 5 November 1985r 2
Spinks vacated his unified WBC, WBA, and IBF titles and moved up to heavyweight.[11]
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Kačar
(def. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad)
21 December 1985 0
3 United States Bobby Czyz 6 September 1986 3
4 United States Charles Williams 29 October 1987 8
5 Germany Henry Maske 20 March 1993 10
6 United States Virgil Hill 23 November 1996 0
7 Poland Dariusz Michalczewski 13 June 1997 – 16 June 1997r 0
Michalczewski vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger William Guthrie.[12]
8 United States William Guthrie
(def. Darrin Allen)
19 July 1997 0
9 United States Reggie Johnson 6 February 1998 2
10 United States Roy Jones Jr. 5 June 1999 – 1 March 2003r 7
Jones vacated the title to move up to heavyweight and challenge John Ruiz for his WBA title.[13]
11 United States Antonio Tarver
(def. Montell Griffin)
26 April 2003 – 8 November 2003r 0
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.[14]
12 Jamaica Glen Johnson
(def. Clinton Woods)
6 February 2004 – 5 November 2004r 1
Johnson vacated the title after agreeing to fight Antonio Tarver instead of participating in a mandatory defense.[15]
13 United Kingdom Clinton Woods
(def. Rico Hoye)
4 March 2005 4
14 United States Antonio Tarver (2) 12 April 2008 0
15 United States Chad Dawson 11 October 2008 – 27 May 2009r 1
Dawson vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Tavoris Cloud and instead pursued a rematch with Glen Johnson.[16]
16 United States Tavoris Cloud
(def. Clinton Woods)
28 August 2009 4
17 United States Bernard Hopkins 9 March 2013 2
18 Russia Sergey Kovalev 8 November 2014 4
19 United States Andre Ward 19 November 2016 – 21 September 2017r 1
Ward retired as the unified WBA/IBF/WBO world champion.[17]
20 Russia Artur Beterbiev
(def. Enrico Kölling)
11 November 2017 – present 4

Super middleweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United Kingdom Murray Sutherland
(def. Ernie Singletary)
28 March 1984 0
2 South Korea Chong-Pal Park 22 July 1984 – 4 February 1988s 8
Park was stripped of the title after failing to make a mandatory defense within the IBF's prescribed time limit.[18]
3 Germany Graciano Rocchigiani
(def. Vincent Boulware)
11 March 1988 – September 1989r 3
Rocchigiani, citing difficulties making weight, vacated the title and withdrew from a scheduled October fight with Frank Tate to move up to light heavyweight.[19]
4 United States Lindell Holmes
(def. Frank Tate)
27 January 1990 3
5 United States Darrin Van Horn 18 May 1991 1
6 United States Iran Barkley 10 January 1992 0
7 United States James Toney 13 February. 1993 3
8 United States Roy Jones Jr. 18 November 1994 – February 1997r 5
Jones, having previously moved up to light heavyweight in November 1996 when he defeated Mike McCallum for the interim WBC title, vacated the IBF super middleweight title, citing the sanctioning bodies' policies of not liking titles to be held in different weight classes simultaneously.[20]
9 United States Charles Brewer
(def. Gary Ballard)
21 June 1997 3
10 Germany Sven Ottke 24 October 1998 – 27 March 2004r 21
Ottke retired as the unified WBA/IBF world champion immediately after his defense against Armand Krajnc in Magdeburg, Germany.[21]
11 United States Jeff Lacy
(def. Syd Vanderpool)
2 October 2004 4
12 United Kingdom Joe Calzaghe 4 March 2006 – 27 November 2006r 1
Calzaghe vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz and instead accepted a fight with Peter Manfredo Jr..[22]
13 Colombia Alejandro Berrio
(def. Robert Stieglitz)
3 March 2007 0
14 Romania Lucian Bute 19 October 2007 9
15 United Kingdom Carl Froch 26 May 2012 – 3 February 2015r 4
Froch vacated the title due to his inability to defend it following an elbow injury.[23]
16 United Kingdom James DeGale
(def. Andre Dirrell)
23 May 2015 3
17 United States Caleb Truax 9 December 2017 0
18 United Kingdom James DeGale (2) 7 April 2018 – 4 July 2018r 0
DeGale vacated the title one day before a scheduled purse bid for a fight with interim champion José Uzcátegui was supposed to take place.[24]
19 Venezuela José Uzcátegui
(interim champion promoted)
4 July 2018 0
20 United States Caleb Plant 13 January 2019 – present 3

Middleweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Marvin Hagler
(def. Wilford Scypion)
27 May 1983 – 6 April 1987s 5
The IBF refused to sanction Hagler's defense against Sugar Ray Leonard and stripped him of the title after losing the bout.[25]
2 United States Frank Tate
(def. Michael Olajide)
10 October 1987 1
3 United States Michael Nunn 28 July 1988 5
4 United States James Toney 10 May 1991 – 13 February 1993r 6
Toney vacated the title upon defeating Iran Barkley for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada.
5 United States Roy Jones Jr.
(def. Bernard Hopkins)
22 May 1993 – 18 October 1994r 1
Jones vacated the title a month before moving up in weight to challenge James Toney for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada
6 United States Bernard Hopkins
(def. Segundo Mercado)
29 April 1995 19
7 United States Jermain Taylor 16 July 2005 – 11 October 2005r 0
Taylor vacated the title after refusing to participate in an immediate mandatory defense and instead agreed to a rematch with Bernard Hopkins.[26]
8 Armenia Arthur Abraham
(def. Kingsley Ikeke)
20 December 2005 – 11 July 2009r 10
Abraham vacated the title to move up to super middleweight and participate in the Super Six World Boxing Classic.[27]
9 Germany Sebastian Sylvester
(def. Giovanni Lorenzo)
19 September 2009 3
10 Australia Daniel Geale 7 May 2011 4
11 United Kingdom Darren Barker 17 August 2013 0
12 Germany Felix Sturm 7 December 2013 0
13 Australia Sam Soliman 31 May 2014 0
14 United States Jermain Taylor (2) 8 October 2014 – 5 February 2015s 0
Taylor was stripped of the title due to his inability to defend it during his ongoing legal and mental health issues.[28]
15 Canada David Lemieux
(def. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam)
20 June 2015 0
16 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin 17 October 2015 – 6 June 2018s 4
After Golovkin's fight with Canelo Alvarez on 5 May 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 3 August. After Golovkin failed to agree in writing to a fight with Derevyanchenko, he was stripped of the title.[29]
17 United States Daniel Jacobs
(def. Sergiy Derevyanchenko)
27 October 2018 0
18 Mexico Canelo Álvarez 4 May 2019 – 1 August 2019s 0
Álvarez was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms for a bout against mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko.[30]
19 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin (2)
(def. Sergiy Derevyanchenko)
5 October 2019 – present 1

Junior middleweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Mark Medal
(def. Earl Hargrove)
11 March 1984 0
2 Puerto Rico Carlos Santos 2 November 1984 1
3 United States Buster Drayton 4 June 1986 2
4 Canada Matthew Hilton 27 June 1987 1
5 United States Robert Hines 4 November 1988 0
6 United States Darrin Van Horn 5 February 1989 0
7 Italy Gianfranco Rosi 15 July 1989 11
8 United States Vincent Pettway 1September 17, 1994 1
9 United States Paul Vaden 12 August 1995 0
10 United States Terry Norris 16 December 1995 – March 1997s 4
Norris was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Raúl Márquez and instead agreeing to a fight with Félix Trinidad in June,[31] which was ultimately cancelled.
11 United States Raúl Márquez
(def. Anthony Stephens)
12 April 1997 2
12 Mexico Luis Ramón Campas 6 December 1997 3
13 United States Fernando Vargas 12 December 1998 5
14 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad 2 December 2000 – 12 May 2001r 0
Trinidad vacated the title after defeating William Joppy for the WBA Middleweight title in New York City, New York.
15 United States Ronald Wright
(def. Robert Frazier)
12 October 2001 – 19 April 2004s 5
Wright was stripped of the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Kassim Ouma and instead accepted a rematch with Shane Mosley,[32] whom he defeated on 13 March 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
16 Belize Verno Phillips
(def. Carlos Bojorquez)
5 June 2004 0
17 Uganda Kassim Ouma 2 October 2004 1
18 Russia Roman Karmazin 14 July 2005 0
19 United States Cory Spinks 8 July 2006 1
20 Belize Verno Phillips (2) 27 March 2008 – November 2008r 0
Phillips vacated the title to fight Paul Williams for the WBO Jr. Middleweight Title.
21 United States Cory Spinks (2)
(def. Deandre Latimore)
24 April 2009 0
23 United States Cornelius Bundrage 7 August 2010 2
24 United States Ishe Smith 23 February 2013 0
25 Mexico Carlos Amado Molina 14 September 2013 0
26 United States Cornelius Bundrage (2) 11 October 2014 0
27 United States Jermall Charlo 12 September 2015 – 16 February 2017r 3
Charlo vacated the title to move up to middleweight.[33]
28 United States Jarrett Hurd
(def. Tony Harrison)
25 February 2017 3
29 United States Julian Williams 11 May 2019 0
30 Dominican Republic Jeison Rosario 18 January 2020 0
31 United States Jermell Charlo 26 September 2020 – present 0

Welterweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Donald Curry
(def. Marlon Starling)
4 February 1984 4
2 United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan 27 September 1986 – 28 October 1987s 3
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.[34]
3 Jamaica Simon Brown
(def. Tyrone Trice)
23 April 1988 – 7 May 1991r 8
Brown vacated the title due to the IBF's decision to sanction bouts in apartheid South Africa and for its handling of his March title unification bout with former WBC champion Maurice Blocker.[35] His last successful defense was against Blocker on 18 March 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
4 United States Maurice Blocker
(def. Glenwood Brown)
4 October 1991 1
5 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad 19 June 1993 – 10 March 2000r 15
Trinidad vacated the title a week after moving up to junior middleweight and winning the WBA title against David Reid.[36]
6 United States Vernon Forrest
(def. Raul Frank)
12 May 2001 – 11 December 2001s 0
Forrest was stripped of the title after announcing he would fight WBC champion Shane Mosley instead of mandatory challenger Michele Piccirillo.[37]
7 Italy Michele Piccirillo
(def. Cory Spinks)
13 April 2002 0
8 United States Cory Spinks 22 March 2003 3
9 United States Zab Judah 5 February 2005 1
10 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. 8 April 2006 – 20 June 2006r 0
Mayweather vacated the title to fight Carlos Baldomir for the WBC Welterweight Title.
11 Puerto Rico Kermit Cintrón
(def. Mark Suárez)
28 October 2006 2
12 Mexico Antonio Margarito 12 April 2008 – 25 July 2008r 0
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.[38]
13 Ghana Joshua Clottey
(def. Zab Judah)
2 August 2008 – 16 April 2009r 0
Clottey vacated the title after Miguel Cotto, the WBO welterweight champion, failed to sign his contract in time for the IBF to approve their 13 June fight as a unification bout and grant Clottey an exemption from facing mandatory challenger Isaac Hlatshwayo.[39]
14 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo
(def. Delvin Rodríguez)
1 August 2009 1
15 Slovenia Jan Zaveck 11 December 2009 3
16 United States Andre Berto 3 September 2011 – 8 November 2011r 0
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.[40]
17 United States Randall Bailey
(def. Mike Jones)
9 June 2012 0
18 United States Devon Alexander 20 October 2012 0
19 United States Shawn Porter 7 December 2013 1
20 United Kingdom Kell Brook 16 August 2014 3
21 United States Errol Spence Jr. 27 May 2017 – present 5

Junior welterweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Aaron Pryor
(def. Nick Furlano)
22 June 1984 – 9 December 1985s 1
Pryor was stripped of the title due to inactivity.[41]
2 United States Gary Hinton
(def. Reyes Antonio Cruz)
26 April 1986 1
3 United States Joe Manley 30 October 1986 0
4 United Kingdom Terry Marsh 4 March 1987 – 15 September 1987r 1
Marsh vacated the title upon his retirement due to epilepsy.[42] His only successful defense was against Akio Kameda on 1 July 1987 in London, United Kingdom.
5 United States James McGirt
(def. Frankie Warren)
14 February 1988 1
6 United States Meldrick Taylor 3 September 1988 2
7 Mexico Julio César Chávez 17 May 1990 – 22 April 1991r 2
Chávez vacated the title, citing a dispute with IBF president Bob Lee and promoter Bob Arum.[43]
8 Colombia Rafael Pineda
(def. Roger Mayweather)
7 December 1991 1
9 United States Pernell Whitaker 18 July 1992 – 6 March 1993r 0
Whitaker vacated the title when he moved up to welterweight to challenge WBC champion James McGirt.[44]
10 United States Charles Murray
(def. Rodney Moore)
15 May 1993 2
11 Puerto Rico Jake Rodríguez 13 February 1994 2
12 Australia Kostya Tszyu 28 January 1995 5
13 United States Vince Phillips 31 May 1997 3
14 United States Terron Millett 20 February 1999 – December 1999 1
Millett was stripped of the title after failing to make a mandatory defense due to hand injuries.[45]
15 United States Zab Judah
(def. Jan Piet Bergman)
12 February 2000 5
16 Australia Kostya Tszyu (2) 3 November 2001 4
17 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton 4 June 2005 – 14 April 2006r 1
Hatton vacated the title to move up to welterweight and fight WBA champion Luis Collazo rather than fight mandatory challenger Naoufel Ben Rabah.[46]
18 Colombia Juan Urango
(def. Naoufel Ben Rabah)
30 June 2006 0
19 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton (2) 20 January 2007 – 3 February 2007 0
Hatton vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Lovemore N'dou and instead agreed to a fight with José Luis Castillo.[47]
20 Australia Lovemore N'dou
(def. Naoufel Ben Rabah)
4 February 2007 1
21 United States Paul Malignaggi 16 June 2007 – 2 October 2008r 1
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.[48]
22 Colombia Juan Urango (2)
(def. Herman Ngoudjo)
30 January 2009 1
23 United States Devon Alexander 6 March 2010 – 22 October 2010s 1
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.[49] His only defense was against Andriy Kotelnik on 7 August 2010 at Saint Louis, Missouri
24 United States Zab Judah (2)
(def. Kaizer Mabuza)
5 March 2011 0
25 United Kingdom Amir Khan 23 July 2011 0
26 United States Lamont Peterson 10 December 2011 – 11 April 2015s 3
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.[50]
27 Argentina César Cuenca
(def. Ik Yang)
18 July 2015 0
28 Russia Eduard Troyanovsky 4 November 2015 2
29 Namibia Julius Indongo 3 December 2016 1
30 United States Terence Crawford 19 August 2017 – 30 August 2017r 0
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.[51]
31 Russia Sergey Lipinets
(def. Akihiro Kondo)
4 November 2017 0
32 United States Mikey Garcia 10 March 2018 – 15 April 2018r 0
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.[52]
33 Belarus Ivan Baranchyk
(def. Anthony Yigit)
27 October 2018 0
34 United Kingdom Josh Taylor 18 May 2019 – present 3

Lightweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 United States Charlie Brown
(def. Melvin Paul)
30 January 1984 0
2 United States Harry Arroyo 15 April 1984 2
3 United States Jimmy Paul 6 April 1985 3
4 United States Greg Haugen 5 December 1986 0
5 United States Vinny Pazienza 7 June 1987 0
6 United States Greg Haugen (2) 6 February 1988 2
7 United States Pernell Whitaker 18 February 1989 – 1992r 8
Whitaker vacated his title to move up.
8 United States Freddie Pendleton
(def. Tracy Spann)
10 January 1993 1
9 Mexico Rafael Ruelas 19 February 1994 2
10 United States Oscar De La Hoya 6 May 1995 – 12 July 1995r 0
De La Hoya vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Miguel Julio and instead accepted a fight with Genaro Hernández.[53]
11 South Africa Philip Holiday
(def. Miguel Julio)
19 August 1995 6
12 United States Shane Mosley 2 August 1997 – May 1999r 8
Mosley vacated the title to move up to welterweight.[54] Mosley's last successful defense was against John Brown on 17 April 1999 in Indio, California.
13 United States Paul Spadafora
(def. Israel Cardona)
20 August 1999 – 26 June 2003r 8
Spadafora vacated the title to move up to junior welterweight.[55] Spadafora's last defense was a draw with Leonard Dorin on 17 May 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
14 Mexico Javier Jáuregui
(def. Leavander Johnson)
22 November 2003 0
15 Mexico Julio Díaz 13 May 2004 – 2 February 2005r 0
Díaz vacated the title after withdrawing from a fight with mandatory challenger Leavander Johnson scheduled for 11 February and instead agreed to a fight with WBC champion José Luis Castillo.[56]
16 United States Leavander Johnson
(def. Stefano Zoff)
17 June 2005 0
17 Mexico Jesús Chávez 17 September 2005 1
18 Mexico Julio Díaz (2) 3 February 2007 1
19 United States Juan Díaz 13 October 2007 0
20 United States Nate Campbell 8 March 2008 – 13 February 2008s 0
Campbell was stripped of his unified IBF/WBO world titles after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Ali Funeka.[57]
21 Mexico Miguel Vázquez
(def. Kim Ji-Hoon)
14 August 2010 6
22 United States Mickey Bey 13 September 2014 – 25 June 2015r 0
Bey vacated the title after withdrawing from a scheduled defense against Denis Shafikov.[58]
23 Cuba Rances Barthelemy
(def. Denis Shafikov)
18 December 2015 – 6 June 2016r 1
Barthelemy vacated the title to move up to junior welterweight.[59]
24 United States Robert Easter Jr.
(def. Richard Commey)
9 September 2016 3
25 United States Mikey Garcia 28 July 2018 – 30 October 2018r 0
Garcia vacated the title to move up to welterweight to pursue a fight with Errol Spence Jr.[60]
26 Ghana Richard Commey
(def. Isa Chaniev)
2 February 2019 0
27 United States Teofimo Lopez 14 December 2019 – present 1

Junior lightweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 South Korea Hwan-Kil Yuh
(def. Rod Sequenan)
22 April 1984 1
2 Australia Lester Ellis 15 February 1985 1
3 Australia Barry Michael 12 July 1985 3
4 United States Rocky Lockridge 9 September 1987 2
5 United States Tony Lopez 23 July 1988 3
6 Puerto Rico John John Molina 7 October 1989 2
7 United States Tony Lopez (2) 20 May 1990 4
8 South Africa Brian Mitchell 13 September 1991 – 1991r 0
Mitchell retired.
9 Puerto Rico John John Molina (2)
(def. Jackie Gunguluza)
22 February 1992 – 1995r 7
Molina's last successful defense was against Wilson Rodriguez on 26 November 1994 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
10 United States Eddie Hopson
(def. Moises Pedroza)
22 April 1995 0
11 United States Tracy Harris Patterson 9 July 1995 0
12 Canada Arturo Gatti 15 December 1995 – 1997r 3
Gatti's last successful defense was against Gabriel Ruelas on 4 October 1997 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
13 United States Roberto Garcia
(def. Harold Warren)
13 March 1998 2
14 United States Diego Corrales 23 October 1999 – 2000r 3
Corrales ostensibly vacated the title to move up to lightweight, but later claimed that it was relinquished without his consent by his manager Cameron Dunkin so that one of Dunkin's other clients, Steve Forbes, could fight for it.[61]
15 United States Steve Forbes
(def. John Brown)
3 December 2000 – 17 August 2003s 1
Forbes was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight with David Santos.[62]
16 El Salvador Carlos Hernández
(def. David Santos)
1 February 2003 1
17 Mexico Erik Morales 31 July 2004 – 2004r 0
Erik Morales vacates the title.
18 Australia Robbie Peden
(def. Nate Campbell)
23 February 2005 0
19 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera 17 September 2005 – 19 April 2006s 0
Barrera is stripped of the title.
20 South Africa Cassius Baloyi
(def. Manuel Medina)
31 May 2006 0
21 Australia Gairy St Clair 29 July 2006 0
22 South Africa Malcolm Klassen 4 November 2006 0
23 South Africa Mzonke Fana 20 April 2007 1
24 South Africa Cassius Baloyi (2) 12 April 2008 1
25 South Africa Malcolm Klassen (2) 18 April 2009 1
26 United States Robert Guerrero 22 August 2009 – 16 February 2010r 0
Guerrero vacated the title to spend time with his wife during her struggle with leukemia.[63]
27 South Africa Mzonke Fana (2)
(def. Cassius Baloyi)
1 September 2010 – 19 May 2011s 0
Fana was stripped of belt for failure to comply with his mandatory title defense versus Argenis Méndez
28 Mexico Juan Carlos Salgado
(def. Argenis Méndez)
10 September 2011 2
29 Dominican Republic Argenis Méndez 9 March 2013 1
30 Cuba Rances Barthelemy 3 January 2014 – 30 January 2014s 0
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.[64]
31 Dominican Republic Argenis Méndez (2)
(reinstated)
30 January 2014 0
32 Cuba Rances Barthelemy (2) 10 July 2014 – 10 February 2015r 1
Barthelemy, citing he could no longer make the 130-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to lightweight.[65]
33 Puerto Rico José Pedraza
(def. Andrey Klimov)
13 June 2015 2
34 United States Gervonta Davis 13 January 2017 – 25 August 2017s 1
Davis was stripped of the title for failing to make weight before his fight against Francisco Fonseca.[66]
35 United States Tevin Farmer
(def. Billy Dib)
3 August 2018 4
36 United States Joseph Diaz 30 January 2020 – 12 February 2021s 0
Diaz stripped after he failed to make weight for his fight against Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov[67]

Featherweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 South Korea Min-Keun Oh
(def. Joko Arter)
4 March 1984 2
2 South Korea Ki-Young Chung 29 November 1985 2
3 Puerto Rico Antonio Rivera 30 October 1986 0
4 United States Calvin Grove 23 January 1988 1
5 Mexico Jorge Páez 4 August 1988 – 14 March 1991r 8
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.[68]
6 United States Troy Dorsey
(def. Alfred Rangel)
3 June 1991 0
7 Mexico Manuel Medina 12 August 1991 4
8 United States Tom Johnson 26 February 1993 11
9 United Kingdom Naseem Hamed 8 February 1997 – August 1997r 2
Hamed vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Héctor Lizárraga.[69] His last successful defense was against Juan Gerardo Cabrera on 19 July 1997 in London, United Kingdom
10 Mexico Héctor Lizárraga
(def. Welcome Ncita)
13 December, 1997 0
11 Mexico Manuel Medina (2) 24 April 1998 1
12 United Kingdom Paul Ingle 13 November 1999 1
13 South Africa Mbulelo Botile 16 December 2000 0
14 United States Frank Toledo 6 April 2001 0
15 Mexico Manuel Medina (3) 16 November 2001 0
16 United States Johnny Tapia 27 April 2002 – 1 October 2002s 0
Tapia was stripped of the title for agreeing to a fight with Marco Antonio Barrera instead of mandatory challenger Juan Manuel Márquez.[70][71]
17 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez
(def. Manuel Medina)
1 February 2003 – 15 August 2005s 4
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.[72] His last successful defense was against Victor Polo on 7 May 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
18 Brazil Valdemir Pereira
(def. Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym)
20 January 2006 0
19 United States Eric Aiken 13 May 2006 0
20 United States Robert Guerrero 2 September 2006 0
21 Mexico Orlando Salido 4 November 2006 – 8 November 2006s 0
Salido was stripped of the title after testing positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone.[73]
22 United States Robert Guerrero (2)
(def. Spend Abazi)
23 February 2007 – Juner 23, 2008r 2
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.[74]
23 Mexico Cristobal Cruz
(def. Orlando Salido)
23 October 2008 3
24 Mexico Orlando Salido (2) 15 May 2010 0
25 Cuba Yuriorkis Gamboa 11 September 2010 – 26 March 2011s 0
Gamboa was stripped of the title after skipping an IBF-mandated second weigh-in on the day of his fight with Jorge Solís.[75]
26 Australia Billy Dib
(def. Jorge Lacierva)
29 July 2011 2
27 Russia Evgeny Gradovich 1 March 2013 4
28 United Kingdom Lee Selby 30 May 2015 4
29 United Kingdom Josh Warrington 19 May 2018 – 21 January 2021r 3
Warrington vacated the title after the IBF refused to sanction a proposed unification bout against WBA Regular champion Xu Can. The IBF considers Can a secondary champion because Léo Santa Cruz holds the WBA Super title.[76]

Junior featherweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 Philippines Bobby Berna
(def. Sung-In Suh)
4 December 1983 0
2 South Korea Suh Sung-in 15 April 1984 1
3 South Korea Kim Ji-won 3 January 1985 – 1986r 4
Title vacated when Kim retired.
4 South Korea Lee Seung-hoon
(def. Prayurasak Muangsurin)
18 January 1987 – 1988r 3
Lee is forced to vacate the title when the IBF stops promoting fights in South Korea.
5 Venezuela José Sanabria
(def. Moises Fuentes Rocha)
21 May 1988 3
6 France Fabrice Benichou 10 March 1989 3
7 South Africa Welcome Ncita 10 March 1990 6
8 United States Kennedy McKinney 2 December 1992 5
9 South Africa Vuyani Bungu 20 August 1994 – March 1999r 13
Bungu vacated the title to move up in weight.[77]
10 South Africa Lehlo Ledwaba
(def. John Michael Johnson)
25 May 1999 5
11 Philippines Manny Pacquiao 23 June 2001 – 2003r 4
Pacquiao vacates the title to move up to featherweight
12 Mexico Israel Vázquez
(def. Jose Luis Valbuena)
25 March 2004 – 2005r 2
Vazquez vacated the title to face WBC champion Óscar Larios.
13 Canada Steve Molitor
(def. Michael Hunter)
10 November 2006 4
14 Panama Celestino Caballero 21 November 2008 – 5 February 2010s 2
Caballero was stripped of the title because no promoter made an offer for the rights to a defense against mandatory challenger Takalani Ndlovu.[78]
15 Canada Steve Molitor (2)
(def. Takalani Ndlovu)
27 March 2010 1
16 South Africa Takalani Ndlovu 26 March 2011 1
17 South Africa Jeffrey Mathebula 24 March 2012 0
18 Philippines Nonito Donaire 17 July 2012 – 13 October 2012r 0
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 27 October title eliminator between Takalani Ndlovu and Alejandro López.[79]
19 Colombia Jonatan Romero
(def. Alejandro López)
16 February 2013 0
20 Spain Kiko Martínez 17 August 2013 2
21 United Kingdom Carl Frampton 6 September 2014 – 28 April 2016r 3
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.[80]
22 Dominican Republic Jonathan Guzmán
(def. Shingo Wake)
20 July 2016 0
23 Japan Yukinori Oguni 31 December 2016 0
24 Japan Ryosuke Iwasa 13 September 2017 1
25 Republic of Ireland T.J. Doheny 16 August 2018 1
26 United States Daniel Roman 26 April 2019 0
27 Uzbekistan Murodjon Akhmadaliev 30 January 2020 – present 1

Bantamweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 Japan Satoshi Shingaki
(def. Elmer Magallano)
15 April 1984 1
2 Australia Jeff Fenech 26 April 1985 – 10 February 1987r 3
Fenech vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight and fight Samart Payakaroon for the WBC title.[81]
3 United States Kelvin Seabrooks
(def. Miguel Maturana)
15 May 1987 3
4 United States Orlando Canizales 9 July 1988 – 1994r 15
Canizales vacates the title to move up to junior featherweight.
5 Colombia Harold Mestre
(def. Juvenal Berrio)
21 January 1995 0
6 South Africa Mbulelo Botile 29 April 1995 5
7 United States Tim Austin 19 July 1997 9
8 Mexico Rafael Márquez 15 February 2003 – 16 March 2007r 7
Márquez vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight.
9 Nicaragua Luís Alberto Pérez
(def. Genaro García)
7 July 2007 0
10 Ghana Joseph Agbeko 19 September 2007 2
11 Colombia Yonnhy Pérez 31 October 2009 2
12 Ghana Joseph Agbeko (2) 11 December 2010 1
13 Mexico Abner Mares 13 August 2011 – 8 February 2012r 1
Mares vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight rather than face mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga.[82]
14 Mexico Léo Santa Cruz
(def. Vusi Malinga)
2 June 2012 – 11 February 2013r 3
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.[83]
15 United Kingdom Jamie McDonnell
(def. Julio Ceja)
11 May 2013 – 16 October 2013s 0
McDonnell was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga.[84]
16 United Kingdom Stuart Hall
(def. Vusi Malinga)
21 December 2013 1
17 United Kingdom Paul Butler 7 June 2014 – 2 July 2014r 0
Butler vacated the title to move down to junior bantamweight.[85]
18 United States Randy Caballero
(def. Stuart Hall)
25 October 2014 – 20 November 2015s 0
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.[86]
19 United Kingdom Lee Haskins
(interim champion promoted)
20 November 2015 2
20 United Kingdom Ryan Burnett 10 June 2017 – 12 February 2018r 1
WBA/IBF champion Burnett vacated the title after agreeing to fight WBA mandatory challenger Yonfrez Parejo rather than IBF mandatory Emmanuel Rodríguez.[87]
21 Puerto Rico Emmanuel Rodríguez
(def. Paul Butler)
5 May 2018 1
22 Japan Naoya Inoue 18 May 2019 – present 1

Junior bantamweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 South Korea Chun Ju-do
(def. Ken Kasugai)
10 December 1983 5
2 Indonesia Ellyas Pical 3 May 1985 2
3 Dominican Republic Cesar Polanco 15 February 1986 0
4 Indonesia Ellyas Pical (2) 5 July 1986 – 28 February 1987s 1
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.
5 South Korea Chang Tae-il
(def. Soon Chun Kwon)
17 May 1987 0
6 Indonesia Ellyas Pical (3) 17 October 1987 3
7 Colombia Juan Polo Perez 14 October 1989 0
8 United States Robert Quiroga 21 April 1990 5
9 Mexico Julio César Borboa 16 January 1993 5
10 Colombia Harold Grey 29 August 1994 3
11 Argentina Carlos Gabriel Salazar 7 October 1995 1
12 Colombia Harold Grey (2) 27 April 1996 0
13 United States Danny Romero 24 August 1996 2
14 United States Johnny Tapia 18 July 1997 – 5 December 1998r 2
Tapia vacates the title to move up to bantamweight
15 United States Mark Johnson
(def. Ratanachai Sor Vorapin)
24 April 1999 – May 2000r 2
Johnson was stripped of the title after being incarcerated for 1 year
16 Venezuela Félix Machado
def. Julio Gamboa
22 July 2000 3
17 Nicaragua Luis Alberto Pérez 4 January 2003 – 3 November 2006s 3
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.[88]
18 Russia Dimitri Kirilov
(def. José Navarro)
13 October 2007 1
19 Armenia Vic Darchinyan 2 August 2008 – 28 July 2009r 2
Darchinyan vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Simphiwe Nongqayi.[89]
20 South Africa Simphiwe Nongqayi
(def. Jorge Arce)
15 September 2009 1
21 Mexico Juan Alberto Rosas 31 July 2010 0
22 Mexico Cristian Mijares 11 December 2010 – 17 August 2011r 2
Mijares vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight
23 Mexico Rodrigo Guerrero
(def. Raúl Martínez)
8 October 2011 0
24 Mexico Juan Carlos Sánchez Jr. 11 February 2012 – 8 June 2013s 2
Sánchez was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Roberto Domingo Sosa.[90]
25 Japan Daiki Kameda
(def. Rodrigo Guerrero)
3 September 2013 – 19 March 2014r 0
Kameda vacated the title citing difficulties making weight.[91] 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.
26 South Africa Zolani Tete
(def. Teiru Kinoshita)
18 July 2014 – 2 June 2015r 1
Tete vacated the title after refusing to accept the results of a purse bid for a fight with mandatory challenger McJoe Arroyo.[92]
27 Puerto Rico McJoe Arroyo
(def. Arthur Villanueva)
18 July 2015 0
28 Philippines Jerwin Ancajas 3 September 2016 – present 9

Flyweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 South Korea Kwon Soon-chun
(def. Rene Busayong)
24 December 1983 7
2 South Korea Chung Jong-kwan 20 December 1985 0
3 South Korea Jung Bi-won 27 April 1986 0
4 South Korea Shin Hi-sup 2 August 1986 1
5 Philippines Dodie Boy Peñalosa 22 February 1987 0
6 South Korea Choi Chang-ho 5 September 1987 0
7 Philippines Rolando Bohol 16 January 1988 1
8 United Kingdom Duke McKenzie 5 October 1988 1
9 United Kingdom Dave McAuley 7 June 1989 5
10 Colombia Rodolfo Blanco 11 June 1992 0
11 Thailand Pichit Sitbangprachan 29 November 1992 – 25 November 1994r 5
Sitbangprachan retires
12 Colombia Francisco Tejedor
(def. Jose Luis Zepeda)
18 February 1995 0
13 United States Danny Romero 22 April 1995 – 1 January 1996r 1
Romero, citing he could no longer make the 112-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight.[93]
14 United States Mark Johnson
(def. Francisco Tejedor)
4 May 1996 – September 1998r 7
Johnson, citing weight problems, vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight and pursue a fight with Johnny Tapia,[94] which never materialized.
15 Colombia Irene Pacheco
(def. Luis Cox Coronado)
10 April 1999 6
16 Armenia Vic Darchinyan 16 December 2004 5
17 Philippines Nonito Donaire 7 July 2007 – 1 July 2009r 3
Donaire vacated the title due to wanting to move up in weight.
18 South Africa Moruti Mthalane
(def. Julio César Miranda)
20 November 2009 – 13 January 2014r 4
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.[95]
19 Thailand Amnat Ruenroeng
(def. Rocky Fuentes)
22 January 2014 5
20 Philippines John Riel Casimero 28 May 2016 – 20 December 2016r 1
Casimero vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight.[96]
21 Philippines Donnie Nietes
(def. Komgrich Nantapech)
29 April 2017 – 11 April 2018r 1
Nietes vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight.[97]
22 South Africa Moruti Mthalane (2)
(def. Muhammad Waseem)
15 July 2018 3
23 United Kingdom Sunny Edwards 30 April 2021 – present 0

Junior flyweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 Philippines Dodie Boy Peñalosa
(def. Satoshi Shingaki)
10 December 1983 – 18 July 1986s 3
Peñalosa was stripped of the title for failing to make a mandatory defense by a 15 July deadline.[98]
2 South Korea Choi Jum-hwan
(def. Cho-Woon Park)
7 December 1986 3
3 Philippines Tacy Macalos 4 November 1988 0
4 Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem 2 May 1989 3
5 United States Michael Carbajal 29 July 1990 9
6 Mexico Humberto González 19 February 1994 3
7 Thailand Saman Sorjaturong 15 July 1995 – 1996s 1
Sorjaturong was stripped of the title.
8 United States Michael Carbajal (2)
(def. Melchor Cob Castro)
16 March 1996 2
9 Colombia Mauricio Pastrana 18 January 1997 – 9 May 1997s 0
Pastrana was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a fight with Manuel Herrera due to epididymitis.[99]
10 Colombia Mauricio Pastrana (2)
(def. Manuel Herrera)
13 December 1997 – 28 August 1998s 1
Pastrana was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his bout with Carlos Murillo.[100]
11 United States Will Grigsby
(def. Ratanapol Sor Vorapin)
18 December 1998 1
12 Mexico Ricardo López 2 October 1999 – 28 November 2002r 3
López retires.
13 Mexico Víctor Burgos
(def. Alex Sánchez)
15 February 2003 2
14 United States Will Grigsby (2) 14 May 2005 0
15 Mexico Ulises Solís 7 January 2006 9
16 United States Brian Viloria 19 April 2009 1
17 Colombia Carlos Tamara 23 January 2010 0
18 Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte 29 May 2010 2
19 Mexico Ulises Solís (2) 30 April 2011 – 19 July 2012s 1
Solís was stripped of the title due to inactivity stemming from injuries suffered during a street fight against Canelo Álvarez in October 2011.[101]
20 Philippines Johnriel Casimero
(interim champion promoted)
19 July 2012 — 2 May 2014s 4
Casimero was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Mauricio Fuentes.[102]
21 Mexico Javier Mendoza
(def. Ramón García Hirales)
20 September 2014 1
22 Japan Akira Yaegashi 29 December 2015 2
23 Philippines Milan Melindo 21 May 2017 1
24 Japan Ryoichi Taguchi 31 December 2017 0
25 South Africa Hekkie Budler 20 May 2018 – 24 July 2018r 0
Budler vacated the title, citing the low purse to defend it against his mandatory challenger Felix Alvarado.[103]
26 Nicaragua Felix Alvarado
(def. Randy Petalcorin)
29 October 2018 – present 2

Mini flyweight[edit]

No. Name Date Defenses
1 South Korea Kyung-Yung Lee
(def. Masaharu Kawakami)
14 June 1987 – December 1987r 0
Lee vacated the title to focus on winning the WBC mini flyweight title.
2 Thailand Samuth Sithnaruepol
(def. Domingo Lucas)
24 March 1988 2
3 Indonesia Nico Thomas 17 June 1989 0
4 Philippines Algerico Chávez 21 September 1989 0
5 Thailand Fahlan Sakkreerin 22 February 1990 7
6 Philippines Manny Melchor 6 September 1992 0
7 Thailand Ratanapol Sor Vorapin 10 December 1992 – 15 March 1996s 12
Sor Vorapin was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight with Lee Sandoval.
8 Thailand Ratanapol Sor Vorapin (2)
(def. Jun Arlos)
18 May 1996 7
9 South Africa Zolani Petelo 27 December 1997 – 2001 5
Petelo vacated the title to move up to the junior flyweight.
10 Mexico Roberto Carlos Leyva
(def. Daniel Reyes)
29 April 2001 1
11 Colombia Miguel Barrera 9 August 2002 1
12 Mexico Edgar Cardenas 31 May 2003 0
13 Colombia Daniel Reyes 4 October 2003 1
14 Indonesia Muhammad Rachman 14 September 2004 3
15 Philippines Florante Condes 7 July 2007 0
16 Mexico Raúl García 14 June 2008 4
17 South Africa Nkosinathi Joyi 26 March 2010 4
18 Mexico Mario Rodríguez 1 September 2012 0
19 Japan Katsunari Takayama 30 March 2013 2
20 Mexico Francisco Rodríguez Jr. 9 August 2014 – 1 October 2014r 0
Rodríguez vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight.[104]
21 Japan Katsunari Takayama (2)
(def. Go Odaira)
31 December 2014 2
22 Mexico Jose Argumedo 31 December 2015 3
23 Japan Hiroto Kyoguchi 23 July 2017 – 27 July 2018r 2
Kyoguchi vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight.
24 United States Carlos Licona
(def. Mark Anthony Barriga)
1 December 2018 0
25 South Africa Deejay Kriel 16 February 2019 – 4 July 2019r 0
Kriel vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight.[105]
26 Philippines Pedro Taduran
(def. Samuel Salva)
7 September 2019 1
27 Philippines Rene Mark Cuarto 27 February 2021 – present 0

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