List of WBA female world champions

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The following is a list of female world champions in the World Boxing Association. Stand: November 30, 2019.

r – Champion relinquished title.
s – Champion stripped of title.

During the 2009 WBA convention in Colombia, Susi Kentikian was named the first ever WBA female Super Champion. It was announced that this belt would be called "Susi Kentikian belt" for all other future Super Champions.[1]

Light minimumweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Japan Mari Ando Sep 22, 2011 — Sep 16, 2012 1
2 Japan Ayaka Miyao Sep 16, 2012 — Oct 22, 2015 5
3 Japan Momo Koseki Oct 22, 2015 — 2016r 0
4 Japan Yunoka Furukawa Aug 13, 2016 — 2017s 1
5 Venezuela Maria MilanoInterim champion since Dec 10, 2016, elevated to full champion. Put into recess on Apr 30, 2018 Mar 9, 2018 — 2018s 0
6 Mexico Monserrat Alarcón Aug 31, 2018 — present 2
7 Japan Ayaka Miyao (2) – Interim Nov 20, 2018 — Sep 12, 2019 0

Minimumweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Canada Vaia Zaganas Apr 8, 2004 — 2005r 0
2 South Korea ChoRong Son Dec 9, 2006 — Apr 11, 2009 2
3 Japan Etsuko Tada Apr 11, 2009 — Jul 23, 2013 9
4 Trinidad and Tobago Ria RamnarineInterim Aug 20, 2009 — Aug 10, 2010s 0
5 Mexico Ibeth Zamora SilvaInterim Sep 5, 2009 — Apr 17, 2011 2
6 Mexico Anabel Ortiz Jul 23, 2013 — present 12

Light flyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 South Korea Ju Hee Kim Aug 24, 2007 — 2009s 0
2 Argentina Yésica Yolanda BoppWon interim title, elevated to full champion. Been in recess due to pregnancy from 2014-2016. Super champion from 2018-04-Apr 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Dec 5, 2008 — present 22
3 Mexico Joselyn Arroyo RuizInterim Mar 21, 2015 — 2016s 0
4 Mexico Silvia TorresInterim Dec 16, 2017 — Apr 14, 2018 0
5 Mexico Jessica Nery PlataInterim Apr 14, 2018 — present 1

Flyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Germany Susi Kentikian (Super Champion from Nov 18, 2009 - May 16, 2012) Feb 16, 2007 — Dec 1, 2012 14
2 Mexico Arely MuciñoInterim Feb 25, 2012 — 2013s 1
3 United States Carina Moreno Dec 1, 2012 — Jul 6, 2013 0
4 Germany Susi Kentikian (2) – Interim champion since Feb 1, 2013, beat Moreno for regular title Jul 6, 2013 — 2016s 4
5 Japan Naoko Fujioka Mar 13, 2017 — present 2
6 Mexico Irma SánchezInterim Oct 14, 2017 — Sep 14, 2018 0
7 United States Seniesa EstradaInterim Nov 2, 2019 — present 0

Super flyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Mexico Yazmín Rivas Feb 28, 2005 — 2006r 0
2 South Korea Ha-Na Kim Oct 7, 2006 — Oct 9, 2007 2
3 China Xiyan Zhang Oct 9, 2007 — Feb 26, 2009 0
4 Argentina Carolina Marcela GutiérrezInterim, in recess since May 2012 Oct 27, 2008 — Aug 30, 2012 3
5 Japan Tenkai Tsunami Feb 26, 2009 — Jul 9, 2012 4
6 Argentina Daniela Romina BermúdezInterim May 12, 2012 — 2014s 4
7 Japan Naoko Yamaguchi Jul 9, 2012 — Nov 13, 2013 2
8 Japan Naoko Fujioka Nov 13, 2013 — 2015r 2
9 Peru Linda Laura LeccaInterim Won interim title on May 31, 2014, defended 3 times, elevated to regular champion Apr 15, 2016 — May 19, 2018 2
10 Mexico Maribel Ramírez May 19, 2018 — present 1

Bantamweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Mexico Jackie Nava Feb 28, 2005 — 2005r 0
2 Denmark Anita Christensen Oct 14, 2006 — Jun 21, 2008 1
3 Bulgaria Galina Koleva Ivanova Jun 21, 2008 — 2008s 0
4 Italy Emanuela Pantani Dec 19, 2008 — 2010s 0
5 Mexico Janeth Pérez Jul 16, 2011 — Jan 5, 2013 3
6 Argentina Sabrina Maribel PérezInterim, in recess for a few months during Bermúdez' interim reign Aug 12, 2011 — 2014s 2
7 Argentina Daniela Romina BermúdezInterim Mar 31, 2012 — 2012r 0
8 Mexico Irma GarcíaIn recess since March 8, 2015. Jan 5, 2013 — 2015s 2
9 Venezuela Mayerlin RivasInterim champion, defended once before being elevated to full champion Mar 8, 2015 — present 3
10 Bulgaria Galina Koleva Ivanova (2) May 9, 2015 — Oct 10, 2015 0
11 Colombia Dayana CorderoInterim (in recess since Dec 31, 2018) Jan 15, 2016 — May 31, 2019s 2
12 Mexico Jackie Nava (2) – Interim Nov 10, 2018 — present 0

Super bantamweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Argentina Marcela Eliana Acuña (Honorary Champion)
Title was vacated by the WBA on Sep 30, 2009. Acuña appealed decision and was named "Champion in recess" on Jan 10, 2010, before WBA vacated her belt
Aug 12, 2006 — Jan 20, 2010s 5
2 Trinidad and Tobago Lisa Brown Mar 27, 2010 — Apr 2, 2011 0
3 Argentina Yésica Patricia MarcosInterim Aug 10, 2010 — 2011r 2
4 Panama Chanttall Martínez Apr 2, 2011 — Jan 28, 2012 2
5 Argentina Yésica Patricia Marcos (2) – Interim champion from Oct 8, 2011, won vacant regular title Oct 6, 2012 — 2016s 3
6 Mexico Jackie Nava (In recess since October 2012) Jan 28, 2012 — May 24, 2014 2
7 Venezuela Alys SánchezInterim Dec 8, 2012 — May 24, 2014 0
8 Mexico Jackie Nava (2) – Interim, elevated to Super champion on October 15, 2014 May 24, 2014 — 2016s 3
9 Colombia Liliana PalmeraInterim champion since Oct 24, 2014, defended title three times then elevated to regular champion Apr 15, 2016 — Aug 5, 2017 1
10 Venezuela Alys Sánchez (2) Aug 5, 2017 — Nov 18, 2017 0
11 Colombia Liliana Palmera (2) Nov 18, 2017 — May 19, 2018 0
12 Mexico Yazmín Rivas May 19, 2018 — (In recess since September 2, 2019) 1

Featherweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 China Gao Li Jun Mar 25, 2006 — 2006r 0
2 South Korea Hwa-Won Lee Apr 30, 2007 — 2008r 0
3 South Korea Hyun Mi Choi Oct 11, 2008 — 2013r 7
4 Argentina Claudia Andrea LópezInterim Jun 6, 2009 — Apr 30, 2010 0
5 Venezuela Ogleidis SuárezWon interim title, defended twice then elevated to full champion May 10, 2013 — Dec 13, 2013 1
6 Argentina Edith Soledad Matthysse Dec 13, 2013 — Mar 11, 2016 1
7 Dominican Republic Dahiana SantanaInterim Jun 28, 2014 — Aug 14, 2015 0
8 Argentina Anahí Esther SánchezInterim Aug 14, 2015 — 2016r 1
9 Canada Jelena Mrdjenovich Super champion from Apr 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Mar 11, 2016 — present 4
10 Argentina Marcela Eliana AcuñaInterim May 7, 2016 — 2017s 1

Super featherweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Peru Kina Malpartida Feb 21, 2009 — 2013s 6
2 South Korea Hyomin KimInterim Jul 17, 2010 — 2012s 1
3 South Korea Hyun Mi ChoiWon interim title, elevated to full champion Oct 30, 2013 — present 7
4 Venezuela Ogleidis SuárezInterim, in recess since October 2014 May 10, 2014 — 2016s 0

Lightweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Layla McCarter Dec 2, 2006 — 2011s 2
2 Italy Laura TavecchioInterim Nov 21, 2008 — June 2009s 0
3 Argentina Alejandra Marina Oliveras Aug 12, 2011 — 2012r 0
4 Uruguay Cecilia Comunales Mar 30, 2012 — 2015s 2
5 Uruguay Cecilia Comunales (2) Jun 4, 2016 — 2017s 0
6 Argentina Anahí Ester Sánchez Sep 9, 2017 — Oct 27, 2017s 0
7 Republic of Ireland Katie TaylorSuper champion from Apr 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 — present 7
8 Spain Miriam GutiérrezInterim champion Nov 29, 2019 — present 0

Super lightweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 France Myriam Lamare Nov 8, 2004 — Dec 2, 2006 5
2 France Anne Sophie Mathis Dec 2, 2006 — 2010s 3
3 Argentina Mónica Silvina Acosta Feb 18, 2011 — Jan 18, 2014 3
4 Russia Svetlana KulakovaInterim Aug 24, 2013 — 2016s 1
5 Argentina Ana Laura Esteche Jan 18, 2014 — 2018s 4
6 Argentina Anahí Ester SánchezInterim from Apr 20, 2018, elevated to full champion Feb 28, 2019 — May 25, 2019 0
7 United States Jessica McCaskill May 25, 2019 — present 1

Welterweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United States Holly Holm Jun 10, 2006 — 2007r 1
2 Norway Cecilia BrækhusSuper champion from Jul 10, 2014 to Jun 10, 2015, from Aug 29, 2015 to Feb 20, 2016 and again from Apr 30, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018 Mar 14, 2009 — present 24
3 South Africa Noni TengeInterim Jun 7, 2014 — 2015s 0

Super welterweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Trinidad and Tobago Jisselle Salandy Sep 15, 2006 — Jan 4, 2009 (died in a vehicular accident) 5
2 Poland Karolina LukasikInterim Sep 7, 2007 — Mar 29, 2008 1
3 United States Layla McCarter Sep 30, 2012 — 2014s 0
4 Costa Rica Hanna GabrielsSuper champion from Apr 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Jun 18, 2016 — present 4
5 United States Raquel MillerInterim Nov 23, 2019 — present 0

Middleweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 United Kingdom Bermuda Teresa Perozzi (In recess since August 2013) Dec 30, 2011 — 2014s 2
2 United States Claressa Shields Jun 22, 2018 — present 3

Super middleweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 Russia Natalya Ragozina Feb 17, 2007 — 2012s 6
2 United States Alicia Napoleon Espinosa Mar 3, 2018 — present 2

Light heavyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defences
1 vacant 0

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