List of WBA world champions

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This is a list of WBA world champions, showing every world champion certificated by the World Boxing Association (WBA). The list also includes champions certificated by the National Boxing Association (NBA).

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

Heavyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 United States Ernie Terrell (v. Eddie Machen) March 5, 1965 — February 6, 1967 2 703
2 United States Muhammad Ali February 6, 1967 — April 27, 1968s 1 446
Ali's title was stripped due to his conversion to Islam. This stripping took place much before his refusal to be drafted to Army service
3 United States Jimmy Ellis (v. Jerry Quarry) April 27, 1968 — February 16, 1970 1 660
4 United States Joe Frazier February 16, 1970 — January 22, 1973 4 1071
5 United States George Foreman January 22, 1973 — October 30, 1974 3 646
6 United States Muhammad Ali (2) October 30, 1974 — February 15, 1978 10 1204
7 United States Leon Spinks February 15, 1978 — September 15, 1978 0 212
8 United States Muhammad Ali (3) September 15, 1978 — October 18, 1979 0 398
Ali vacated and announced retirement although he would come back a year later to fight Larry Holmes
9 United States John Tate (v. Gerrie Coetzee) October 20, 1979 — March 31, 1980 0 163
10 United States Mike Weaver March 31, 1980 — December 10, 1982 2 984
11 United States Michael Dokes December 10, 1982 — September 23, 1983 1 287
12 South Africa Gerrie Coetzee September 23, 1983 — December 1, 1984 0 435
13 United States Greg Page December 1, 1984 — April 29, 1985 0 149
14 United States Tony Tubbs April 29, 1985 — January 17, 1986 0 263
15 United States Tim Witherspoon January 17, 1986 — December 12, 1986 1 329
16 United States James Smith December 12, 1986 — March 7, 1987 0 85
17 United States Mike Tyson March 7, 1987 — February 11, 1990 8 1072
18 United States James Douglas February 11, 1990 — October 25, 1990 0 256
19 United States Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 — November 13, 1992 3 750
20 United States Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 — November 6, 1993 2 358
21 United States Evander Holyfield (2) November 6, 1993 — April 22, 1994 0 167
22 United States Michael Moorer April 22, 1994 — November 5, 1994 0 103
23 United States George Foreman (2) November 5, 1994 — March 5, 1995s 0 120
Foreman was stripped of title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger, Tony Tucker
24 United States Bruce Seldon (v. Tony Tucker) April 8, 1995 — September 7, 1996 1 518
25 United States Mike Tyson (2) September 7, 1996 — November 9, 1996 0 155
26 United States Evander Holyfield (3) November 9, 1996 — November 13, 1999 4 1099
27 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis November 13, 1999 — April 29, 2000s 0 138
Lewis was stripped of title after agreeing to fight WBC challenger, Michael Grant first and then John Ruiz. Ruiz challenged this decision in court on the basis of a clause in the Lewis-Holyfield rematch contract that said Lewis's first bout as undisputed champion would be against the WBA's number one contender. For this reason, the WBA then created the Super belt
28 United States Evander Holyfield (4) (v. John Ruiz) August 12, 2000 — March 3, 2001 0 356
29 United States John Ruiz March 3, 2001 — March 1, 2003 2 728
30 United States Roy Jones Jr. March 1, 2003 — February 20, 2004r 0 356
Jones Jr. vacated and moved back to light heavyweight
31 United States John Ruiz (2) (Interim champ promoted) February 20, 2004 — December 17, 2005 2 666
32 Russia Nikolai Valuev December 17, 2005 — April 14, 2007 3 483
33 Uzbekistan Ruslan Chagaev April 14, 2007 — July 18, 2008 – (Was declared "Champion in Recess", then stripped) 2 461
Chagaev got injured and was declared Champion in Recess. Then he was stripped of title for not agreeing on a rematch with Valuev
34 Russia Nikolai Valuev (2) (v. John Ruiz) August 30, 2008 — November 7, 2009 1 342
35 United Kingdom David Haye November 7, 2009 — July 2, 2011 2 602
Haye fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
36 Ukraine Wladimir KlitschkoSuper champion (v. David Haye) July 2, 2011 — November 28, 2015 9 1610
37 Russia Aleksander Povetkin (v. Ruslan Chagaev) August 27, 2011 — October 5, 2013 4 770
Povetkin fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
38 Uzbekistan Ruslan Chagaev – Regular champion (v. Fres Oquendo) July 6, 2014 — July 25, 2016 1 817
39 United Kingdom Tyson Fury Super champion (v. Wladimir Klitschko ) November 28, 2015 — Current 0 307

Cruiserweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Puerto Rico Ossie Ocasio (v. Robbie Williams) February 13, 1982 — December 1, 1984 3 1022
2 South Africa Piet Crous December 1, 1984 — July 27, 1985 1 238
3 United States Dwight Muhammad Qawi July 27, 1985 — July 12, 1986 1 350
4 United States Evander Holyfield July 12, 1986 — 1988r 5 903
Holyfield vacated to move up to heavyweight
5 Tunisia Taoufik Belbouli (v. Michael Greer) March 25, 1989 — 1989r 0 281
Belbouli never defended the title and vacated it 6 months after winning it
6 United States Robert Daniels (v. Dwight Muhammad Qawi) November 27, 1989 — March 8, 1991 2 466
7 United States Bobby Czyz March 8, 1991 — 1992r 2 664
Czyz was involved in a car accident and he had to vacate the title for his inability to defend it
8 United States Orlin Norris (v. Marcelo Figueroa) November 6, 1993 — July 22, 1995 4 501
9 United States Nate Miller July 22, 1995 — November 8, 1997 4 840
10 France Fabrice Tiozzo November 8, 1997 — December 9, 2000 4 1127
11 United States Virgil Hill December 9, 2000 — February 23, 2002 0 441
12 France Jean-Marc Mormeck February 23, 2002 — April 2, 2005 3 1134
Mormeck fought for the Super title against Wayne Braithwaite
13 France Jean-Marc MormeckSuper champion (v. Wayne Braithwaite) April 2, 2005 — January 7, 2006 0 280
14 Jamaica O'Neil BellSuper champion January 7, 2006 — March 17, 2007 0 434
15 United States Virgil Hill (2) (v. Valery Brudov) January 27, 2006 — November 24, 2007 0 666
16 France Jean-Marc Mormeck (2) – Super champion March 17, 2007 — November 10, 2007 0 238
17 United Kingdom David HayeSuper champion November 10, 2007 — May 12, 2008r 1 184
Haye vacated his title and moved up to heavyweight
18 Germany Firat Arslan November 24, 2007 — September 27, 2008 1 308
19 Panama Guillermo Jones September 27, 2008 — October 30, 2012 3 1494
Jones was declared Champion in recess
20 Russia Denis Lebedev (Interim champ promoted) October 30, 2012 — May 17, 2013 1 199
21 Panama Guillermo Jones (2) May 17, 2013 — October 18, 2013 0 154
Jones was stripped of title after failing a drug test from his fight with Denis Lebedev. Lebedev was reinstated as champion
22 Russia Denis Lebedev (2) – Reinstated October 18, 2013 — May 21, 2016 3 946
Lebedev fought for Super title against IBF champion Víctor Ramírez
23 Russia Denis Lebedev – Super champion
(v. Víctor Ramírez)
May 21, 2016 — Current 0 132
24 Kazakhstan Beibut ShumenovRegular champion
(v. Junior Anthony Wright)
May 21, 2016 — Current 0 132

Light heavyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 United States Willie Pastrano (v. Harold Johnson) June 1, 1963 — March 30, 1965 2 688
2 Puerto Rico José Torres March 30, 1965 — December 16, 1966 3 626
3 Nigeria Dick Tiger December 16, 1966 — May 24, 1968 2 525
4 United States Bob Foster May 24, 1968 — September 9, 1970s 4 838
Foster then fought for the heavyweight title against Joe Frazier and the WBA stripped him of the title for not fighting mandatory challenger Jimmy Dupree
5 Venezuela Vicente Rondón (v. Jimmy Dupree) February 27, 1971 — April 7, 1972 4 405
6 United States Bob Foster (2) April 7, 1972 — September 16, 1974r 5 892
Foster vacated and announced retirement, although he came back a year later and fought until 1978
7 Argentina Víctor Galíndez (v. Len Hutchins) December 7, 1974 — September 15, 1978 10 1738
8 United States Mike Rossman September 15, 1978 — April 14, 1979 1 211
9 Argentina Víctor Galíndez (2) April 14, 1979 — November 30, 1979 0 230
10 United States Marvin Johnson November 30, 1979 — March 31, 1980 0 122
11 United States Eddie Mustafa Muhammad March 31, 1980 — July 18, 1981 2 474
12 United States Michael Spinks July 18, 1981 — September 21, 1985r 10 1526
Spinks vacated to fight for the Lineal heavyweight title against Larry Holmes
13 United States Marvin Johnson (2) (v. Leslie Stewart) February 9, 1986 — May 23, 1987 1 468
14 Trinidad and Tobago Leslie Stewart May 23, 1987 — September 5, 1987 0 105
15 United States Virgil Hill September 5, 1987 — June 3, 1991 10 1367
16 United States Thomas Hearns June 3, 1991 — March 20, 1992 0 291
17 United States Iran Barkley March 20, 1992 — 1992r 0 286
Barkley was also the IBF Super Middleweight champion at the moment and decided to defend that title against James Toney instead of fighting at light heavyweight
18 United States Virgil Hill (2) (v. Frank Tate) September 29, 1992 — June 13, 1997 10 1718
19 Poland Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 — July 1, 1997r 0 18
The WBA immediately stripped Michalczewski of his title for displaying its belt along with that of the WBO, an organization it didn't recognize
20 United States Lou Del Valle (v. Eddie Smulders) September 20, 1997 — July 18, 1998 0 301
21 United States Roy Jones Jr. July 18, 1998 — February, 2001 6 987
Jones was promoted to Super champion
22 United States Roy Jones Jr.Super champion (Regular champ promoted) February, 2001 — 2002 4 698
Jones was stripped of title somewhere between 2002 and 2003, possibly due to inactivity.
23 France Bruno Girard (v. Robert Koon) December 22, 2001 — March 8, 2003 2 654
24 France Mehdi Sahnoune March 8, 2003 — October 10, 2003 0 216
25 Italy Silvio Branco October 10, 2003 — February 20, 2004 0 133
26 United States Roy Jones Jr.Super champion (v. Antonio Tarver) November 8, 2003 — May 15, 2004 0 189
27 France Fabrice Tiozzo February 20, 2004 — October 19, 2006r 1 972
Tiozzo vacated and retired from professional boxing after defeating Dariusz Michalczewski
28 United States Antonio TarverSuper champion May 15, 2004 — December 2004s 0 230
Tarver was stripped of title when he decided to fight IBF champion, Glen Johnson instead of WBA's mandatory challenger
29 Italy Silvio Branco (2) (Interim champ promoted) October 19, 2006 — April 28, 2007 0 191
30 Croatia Stipe Drviš April 28, 2007 — December 16, 2007 0 287
31 Australia Danny Green December 16, 2007 — March 25, 2008r 0 100
Green vacated and announced retirement. He came back in April 2009
32 Argentina Hugo Garay (v. Yuriy Barashian) July 3, 2008 — June 20, 2009 1 352
33 Spain Gabriel Campillo June 20, 2009 — January 29, 2010 1 223
34 Kazakhstan Beibut Shumenov January 29, 2010 — October 8, 2013 4 1348
Shumenov got promoted to Super champion
35 Kazakhstan Beibut ShumenovSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) October 8, 2013 — April 19, 2014 1 193
36 Germany Jürgen Brähmer (v. Marcus Oliveira) December 14, 2013 — Present 6 1021
37 United States Bernard HopkinsSuper champion April 19, 2014 — November 8, 2014 1 203
38 Russia Sergey KovalevSuper champion November 8, 2014 Current 3 692

Super middleweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 South Korea Chong-Pal Park (v. Jesús Gallardo) December 6, 1987 — May 23, 1988 1 169
2 Venezuela Fulgencio Obelmejias May 23, 1988 — May 28, 1989 0 370
3 South Korea In-Chul Baek May 28, 1989 — March 30, 1990 2 305
4 France Christophe Tiozzo March 30, 1990 — April 5, 1991 2 371
5 Panama Víctor Córdoba April 5, 1991 — September 12, 1992 1 526
6 United States Michael Nunn September 12, 1992 — February 26, 1994 4 532
7 United States Steve Little February 26, 1994 — August 12, 1994 0 108
8 United States Frankie Liles August 12, 1994 — June 12, 1999 7 1769
9 United States Byron Mitchell June 12, 1999 — April 8, 2000 1 301
10 France Bruno Girard April 8, 2000 — 2000s 1 267
Girard vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
11 United States Byron Mitchell (2) (v. Manny Siaca) March 3, 2001 — March 15, 2003 2 773
Mitchell fought for Super title against Sven Ottke
12 Germany Sven OttkeSuper champion (v. Byron Mitchell) March 15, 2003 — March 27, 2004r 4 378
Ottke vacated and retired undefeated from professional boxing
13 Australia Anthony Mundine (v. Antwun Echols) September 3, 2003 — May 5, 2004 1 245
14 Puerto Rico Manny Siaca May 5, 2004 — November 12, 2004 0 191
15 Denmark Mikkel Kessler November 12, 2004 — October 14, 2006 2 701
Kessler fought for Super title against Markus Beyer
16 Denmark Mikkel KesslerSuper champion (v. Markus Beyer) October 14, 2006 — November 4, 2007 1 355
16 Australia Anthony Mundine (2) (v. Sam Soliman) March 7, 2007 — May 27, 2008r 4 447
Mundine vacated and moved down to middleweight
17 United Kingdom Joe CalzagheSuper champion November 4, 2007 — September 2008r 0 334
Calzaghe vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
18 Denmark Mikkel Kessler (2) (v. Dimitri Sartison) June 21, 2008 — November 21, 2009 2 521
Kesller fought for Super title against Andre Ward
19 Germany Dimitri Sartison (v. Stjepan Bozic) November 21, 2009 — July 15, 2011s 1 601
Sartison was stripped of title after failing to fight in defense fights against Brian Magee and later Robert Stieglitz
20 United States Andre WardSuper champion (v. Mikkel Kessler) November 21, 2009 — November 12, 2015 6 2182
Ward vacated to move up to light heavyweight
21 Hungary Károly Balzsay (v. Stanislav Kashtanov) August 26, 2011 — September 7, 2012r 1 383
Balzsay was declared Champion in recess and then retired from professional boxing
22 United Kingdom Brian Magee (Interim champ promoted) November 9, 2012 — December 8, 2012 0 29
23 Denmark Mikkel Kessler (3) December 8, 2012 — May 27, 2013 0 200
24 United Kingdom Carl Froch May 25, 2013 — May 8, 2015 2 713
Froch was stripped of title for not defending it, he then retired
25 Russia Fedor Chudinov (v. Felix Sturm) May 9, 2015 Current 1 510
Chudinov promoted to Super champion following Andre Ward's vacancy of his title.
26 Russia Fedor ChudinovSuper champion (regular champ promoted) January 5, 2016 — February 20, 2016 0 46
27 Italy Giovanni De Carolis (v. Vincent Feigenbutz) January 9, 2016 Current 1 265
28 Germany Felix SturmSuper champion February 20, 2016 Current 0 223

Middleweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Nigeria Dick Tiger (v. Gene Fullmer) October 23, 1962 — December 7, 1963 2 410
2 United States Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 — October 21, 1965 1 684
3 Nigeria Dick Tiger (2) October 21, 1965 — April 25, 1966 0 363
4 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 — April 17, 1967 2 357
5 Italy Nino Benvenuti April 17, 1967 — September 29, 1967 0 165
6 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith (2) September 29, 1967 — March 4, 1968 0 158
7 Italy Nino Benvenuti (2) March 4, 1968 — November 7, 1970 4 970
8 Argentina Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 — August 1977r 14 2489
Monzón retired after his second fight with Rodrigo Valdez, without losing the title for almost 7 years
9 Colombia Rodrigo Valdez (v. Bennie Briscoe) November 5, 1977 — April 22, 1978 0 168
10 Argentina Hugo Pastor Corro April 22, 1978 — June 30, 1979 2 799
11 Italy Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 — March 16, 1980 1 260
12 United Kingdom Alan Minter March 16, 1980 — September 27, 1980 1 195
13 United States Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 — April 6, 1987s 11 2382
Hagler was stripped of title for signing a fight with Sugar Ray Leonard instead of mandatory challenger, Herol Graham. Graham next lost a fight for the European title against Sumbu Kalambay and was not given the chance of fighting for the world title
14 Italy Sumbu Kalambay (v. Iran Barkley) October 23, 1987 — March 1989s 3 525
Kalambay was stripped of title for choosing to fight IBF Middleweight Champion Michael Nunn, instead of mandatory challenger Herol Graham
15 Jamaica Mike McCallum (v. Herol Graham) May 10, 1989 — December, 1991r 3 965
The WBA demanded McCallum defend against Steve Collins, whom he decisively outpointed in a title defense the previous year. McCallum chose to fight with IBF champion James Toney and was stripped of title
16 United States Reggie Johnson (v. Steve Collins) April 22, 1992 — October 1, 1993 3 527
17 United States John David Jackson October 1, 1993 — May, 1994r 0 212
Jackson was stripped of title for participating in a non-title bout without the permission of the WBA.
18 Argentina Jorge Castro (v. Reggie Johnson) August 12, 1994 — December 19, 1995 4 494
19 Japan Shinji Takehara December 19, 1995 — June 24, 1996 0 188
20 United States William Joppy June 24, 1996 — August 23, 1997 2 425
21 Dominican Republic Julio César Green August 23, 1997 — January 31, 1998 0 161
22 United States William Joppy (2) January 31, 1998 — May 12, 2001 5 1197
23 Puerto Rico Felix Trinidad May 12, 2001 — September 29, 2001 0 140
Trinidad fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
24 United States Bernard HopkinsSuper champion (v. Félix Trinidad) September 29, 2001 — July 16, 2005 6 1386
25 United States William Joppy (3) – Regular champion (v. Howard Eastman) November 17, 2001 — December 13, 2003 (lost to super champion) 1 756
Joppy fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
26 New Zealand Maselino MasoeRegular champion (v. Evans Ashira) May 1, 2004 — March 11, 2006 0 679
27 United States Jermain TaylorSuper champion July 16, 2005 — December 14, 2006s 1 527
Taylor was stripped of title after not paying sanctioning fees to the WBA and thus not exposing the WBA Super title in his previous 2 fights, with Ronald Wright and Kassim Ouma
28 Germany Felix SturmRegular champion March 11, 2006 — July 15, 2006 0 126
29 Spain Javier Castillejo July 15, 2006 — April 28, 2007 1 287
Castillejo lost his defense fight against Mariano Carrera but Carrera tested positive for clenbuterol later. Castillejo was reinstated as champion and fight was counted as a mandatory defense
30 Germany Felix Sturm (2) April 28, 2007 — March 23, 2010 7 1060
Sturm got promoted to Super champion
31 Germany Felix Sturm – Super champion (Regular champ promoted) March 23, 2010 — September 1, 2012 5 893
32 Kazakhstan Gennady GolovkinRegular champion (Interim champ promoted) August 14, 2010 — June 3, 2014 10 1389
33 Australia Daniel GealeSuper champion September 1, 2012 — November 1, 2012s 0 61
Geale was stripped of title as he chose to fight Anthony Mundine instead of mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin
34 Kazakhstan Gennady GolovkinSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) June 3, 2014 — Present 6 850
35 United States Daniel JacobsRegular champion (v. Jarrod Fletcher) August 9, 2014 — Present 4 783

Super welterweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 United States Denny Moyer (v. Joey Giambra) October 20, 1962 — April 29, 1963 1 191
2 United States Ralph Dupas April 29, 1963 — September 7, 1963 1 161
3 Italy Sandro Mazzinghi September 7, 1963 — June 18, 1965 3 650
4 Italy Nino Benvenuti June 18, 1965 — June 25, 1966 1 372
5 South Korea Ki-Soo Kim June 25, 1966 — May 25, 1968 2 700
6 Italy Sandro Mazzinghi (2) May 25, 1968 — October 1968s 1 159
Mazzinghi fought on his second defense against Freddie Little. The bout was stopped with Mazzinghi bleeding from cuts over both eyes, the ringside officials rule a "No-Contest", though under normal circumstances Little would have won by "TKO 8". Mazzinghi was stripped of his World Title shortly thereafter, because of the controversial result
7 United States Freddie Little (v. Stanley Hayward) March 17, 1969 — July 9, 1970 2 479
8 Italy Carmelo Bossi July 9, 1970 — October 31, 1971 1 479
9 Japan Koichi Wajima October 31, 1971 — June 4, 1974 6 947
10 United States Oscar Albarado June 4, 1974 — January 21, 1975 1 231
11 Japan Koichi Wajima (2) January 21, 1975 — June 7, 1975 0 137
12 South Korea Jae-Doo Yuh June 7, 1975 — February 17, 1976 1 255
13 Japan Koichi Wajima (3) February 17, 1976 — May 18, 1976 0 91
14 Spain José Duran May 18, 1976 — October 8, 1976 0 143
15 Argentina Miguel Angel Castellini October 8, 1976 — March 5, 1977 0 148
16 Nicaragua Eddie Gazo March 5, 1977 — August 9, 1978 3 522
17 Japan Masashi Kudo August 9, 1978 — August 24, 1979 3 380
18 Uganda Ayub Kalule August 24, 1979 — June 25, 1981 4 670
19 United States Sugar Ray Leonard June 25, 1981 — 1981r 0 181
Leonard vacated and move down to welterweight to fight in a unification bout against Thomas Hearns
20 Japan Tadashi Mihara (v. Rocky Fratto) November 7, 1981 — February 2, 1982 0 81
21 United States Davey Moore February 2, 1982 — June 16, 1983 3 499
22 Panama Roberto Durán June 16, 1983 — November 1983r 0 163
Durán was stripped of WBA for fighting Thomas Hearns instead of the mandatory WBA challenger, Mike McCallum
23 Jamaica Mike McCallum (v. Sean Mannion) November 19, 1984 — November 1987r 6 1106
McCallum vacated to move up to middleweight
24 United States Virgin Islands Julian Jackson (v. In-Chul Baek) November 21, 1987 — 1990r 3 1135
Jackson vacated to move up to middleweight
25 France Gilbert Dele (v. Carlos Elliott) February 23, 1991 — October 1, 1991 1 220
26 United States Vinny Pazienza October 1, 1991 — 1992r 0 457
Pazienza vacated after a car crash which kept him 3 months in hospital
27 Argentina Julio César Vásquez (v. Hitoshi Kamiyama) December 21, 1991 — March 4, 1995 10 1169
28 United States Pernell Whitaker March 4, 1995 — June 1995r 0 118
Whitaker decided to vacate and move back to welterweight
29 United States Carl Daniels (v. Julio César Green) June 16, 1995 — December 16, 1995 0 183
30 Argentina Julio César Vásquez (2) December 16, 1995 — August 21, 1996 0 249
31 France Laurent Boudouani August 21, 1996 — March 6, 1999 4 927
32 United States David Reid March 6, 1999 — March 3, 2000 2 366
33 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad March 3, 2000 — May 12, 2001r 2 435
Trinidad vacated to move up to middleweight
34 United States Fernando Vargas (v. José Flores) September 22, 2001 — September 14, 2002 0 357
Vargas fought for Super title against Oscar de la Hoya
35 United States Oscar De La HoyaSuper Champion (v. Fernando Vargas) September 14, 2002 — September 13, 2003 1 364
36 Panama Santiago SamaniegoRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 14, 2002 — March 1, 2003 0 168
37 Mexico Alejandro GarciaRegular Champion March 1, 2003 — December 13, 2003 1 287
38 United States Shane MosleySuper champion September 13, 2003 — March 13, 2004 0 182
39 United States Travis SimmsRegular champion December 13, 2003 — May 21, 2005s 1 525
Simms was stripped of the belt in May 2005 because he filed a lawsuit against the WBA Organization (in November 2004) for not enforcing his mandatory contract that he received from the organization when he won the regular world title
40 United States Ronald WrightSuper champion March 13, 2004 — March 20, 2005r 1 372
Wright vacated to challenge Félix Trinidad at middleweight
41 Mexico Alejandro Garcia (2) – Regular champion (interim champ promoted) May 21, 2005 — May 6, 2006 1 350
42 United States José Antonio Rivera May 6, 2006 — January 6, 2007 0 245
43 United States Travis Simms (2) January 6, 2007 — July 7, 2007 0 182
44 Canada Joachim Alcine July 7, 2007 — July 11, 2008 1 370
45 Puerto Rico Daniel Santos July 11, 2008 — November 14, 2009 0 491
46 Israel Yuri Foreman November 14, 2009 — June 5, 2010 0 203
47 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto June 5, 2010 — September 10, 2010 2 97
Cotto got promoted to Super champion
48 Puerto Rico Miguel CottoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) September 10, 2010 — May 5, 2012 2 603
49 United States Austin TroutRegular Champion (v. Rigoberto Álvarez) February 5, 2011 — April 20, 2013 4 803
Trout fought for Unified title against Saúl Álvarez
50 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion May 5, 2012 — January 31, 2016r 1 1365
51 Mexico Saúl ÁlvarezUnified Champion April 20, 2013 — September 14, 2013 0 147
Álvarez fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and lost
52 Cuba Erislandy LaraRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) March 13, 2014 — June 8, 2016 5 818
53 Cuba Erislandy LaraSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) June 8, 2016 — present 0 114
54 Germany Jack CulcayRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) June 8, 2016 — present 0 114

Welterweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith (v. Jorge José Fernández) December 8, 1962 — March 21, 1963 0 103
2 Cuba Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 1963 — June 8, 1963 0 179
3 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith (2) June 8, 1963 — April 25, 1966r 4 1052
Griffith vacated to move up to middleweight. He lost three fights during his reign as WBA welterweight champion
6 United States Curtis Cokes (v. Manuel González) August 24, 1966 — April 18, 1969 5 968
7 Cuba José Nápoles April 18, 1969 — December 3, 1970 3 594
8 United States Billy Backus December 3, 1970 — June 4, 1971 0 183
9 Cuba José Nápoles (2) June 4, 1971 — May 1975r 9 1457
Nápoles was stripped of his WBA title for failure to sign for a fight against the WBA's No. 1-rated welterweight contender, Ángel Espada
10 Puerto Rico Ángel Espada (v. Clyde Gray) June 28, 1975 — July 17, 1976 1 385
11 Mexico José Cuevas July 17, 1976 — August 2, 1980 11 1862
12 United States Thomas Hearns August 2, 1980 — September 16, 1981 3 410
13 United States Sugar Ray Leonard September 16, 1981 — November 9, 1982r 1 829
Leonard vacated title after being diagnosed with a detached retina and announced his retirement. He would come back in 1984
14 United States Donald Curry (v. Jun-Suk Hwang) February 13, 1983 — September 27, 1986 7 1322
15 United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 — December 1986r 0 1417
Honeyghan vacated after the WBA mandated that he defend the title against South African Harold Volbrecht. Honeyghan dropped the WBA title belt into a trash can on a London street to protest the WBA's continued sanctioning of bouts involving citizens of apartheid-governed South Africa
16 United States Mark Breland (v. Harold Volbrecht) February 6, 1987 — August 22, 1987 0 197
17 United States Marlon Starling August 22, 1987 — July 29, 1988 2 342
Starling lost the title in his third defense in controversial fashion to Tomas Molinares. Molinares hit Starling with a punch that was clearly thrown after the bell. Starling went down for the only time in his career, and the referee counted him out. Molinares was declared the new champion by knock out. However, the decision was later changed to a no contest but the Colombian kept the title
18 Colombia Tomas Molinares July 29, 1988 — December 12, 1988r 0 136
Molinares withdrew from his defense fight with Mark Breland citing severe depression. He was stripped of the title
19 United States Mark Breland (2) (v. Seung-Soon Lee) February 4, 1989 — July 8, 1990 4 519
20 United States Aaron Davis July 8, 1990 — January 19, 1991 0 195
21 United States Meldrick Taylor January 19, 1991 — October 31, 1992 2 651
22 Venezuela Crisanto España October 31, 1992 — June 4, 1994 2 581
23 Ghana Ike Quartey June 4, 1994 — October 1998s 7 1610
Quartey was stripped of title due to inactivity
24 United States James Page (v. Andrey Pestryaev) October 10, 1998 — 2000s 3 813
25 Guyana Andrew Lewis February 17, 2001 — March 30, 2002 1
26 Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga March 30, 2002 — January 25, 2003 0 301
Mayorga fought for Super title against Vernon Forrest
26 Nicaragua Ricardo MayorgaSuper Champion (v. Vernon Forrest) January 25, 2003 — December 13, 2003 1 322
27 United States Jose Antonio RiveraRegular Champion (v. Michel Trabant) September 13, 2003 — April 2, 2005 0 567
28 United States Cory SpinksSuper Champion December 13, 2003 — February 5, 2005 2 420
29 United States Zab JudahSuper Champion February 5, 2005 — January 7, 2006 1 336
Judah fought with Carlos Baldomir for the WBC belt as the latter didn't pay the sanctioning fee for the WBA and IBF belt. Judah lost the bout and the WBA subsequently stripped him of the title
30 United States Luis CollazoRegular Champion April 2, 2005 — May 13, 2006 1 406
31 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton May 13, 2006 — August 31, 2006r 0 110
Hatton vacated to move back to super lightweight
32 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto (v. Carlos Quintana) December 2, 2006 — July 26, 2008 4 602
33 Mexico Antonio Margarito July 26, 2008 — October 3, 2008 0 69
Margarito was promoted to Super champion
33 Mexico Antonio MargaritoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) October 3, 2008 — January 24, 2009 0 113
34 Ukraine Yuriy NuzhnenkoRegular Champion (Interim champ promoted) October 3, 2008 — April 10, 2009 0 189
35 United States Shane MosleySuper champion January 24, 2009 — May 22, 2010s 0 483
The WBA stripped Mosley of the title for not agreeing on the terms for his bout with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who refused to pay the sanctioning fees for the title and Mosley fought without reaching a deal with the WBA. Mosley lost via unanimous decision
36 Ukraine Vyacheslav SenchenkoRegular Champion April 10, 2009 — April 30, 2012 3 1116
37 United States Paul Malignaggi April 30, 2012 — June 22, 2013 1 418
38 United States Adrien Broner June 22, 2013 — December 14, 2013 0 175
39 Argentina Marcos René Maidana December 14, 2013 — May 3, 2014 0 140
Maidana fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
40 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion (v. Marcos Maidana) May 3, 2014 — January 31, 2016r 3 637
40 United States Keith ThurmanRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) January 28, 2015 — present 3 611

Super lightweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Day
1 United States Eddie Perkins (v. Duilio Loi) September 14, 1962 — December 15, 1962 0 92
2 Italy Duilio Loi December 15, 1962 — January 1963r 0 47
Loi vacated and retired from boxing
3 Philippines Roberto Cruz (v. Battling Torres) March 21, 1963 — June 15, 1963 0 86
4 United States Eddie Perkins (2) June 15, 1963 — January 18, 1965 2 583
5 Venezuela Carlos Hernández January 18, 1965 — April 29, 1966 2 466
6 Italy Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 — April 30, 1967 1 366
13 United States Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 — December 12, 1968 1 592
14 Argentina Nicolino Locche December 12, 1968 — March 10, 1972 5 1184
15 Panama Alfonso Frazer March 10, 1972 — October 28, 1972 0 232
16 Colombia Antonio Cervantes October 28, 1972 — March 6, 1976 10 1225
17 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez March 6, 1976 — July 1977s 2 512
Benitez vacated to move up to welterweight
18 Colombia Antonio Cervantes (2) (v. Carlos María Giménez) June 25, 1977 — August 2, 1980 6 1134
19 United States Aaron Pryor August 2, 1980 — September 9, 1983r 8 1133
Pryor was stripped of title after announcing retirement after beating Alexis Argüello for the second time. He came back from retirement less than a year later
20 United States Johnny Bumphus (v. Lorenzo Luis García) January 22, 1984 — June 1, 1984 0 131
21 United States Gene Hatcher June 1, 1984 — July 21, 1985 1 415
22 Argentina Ubaldo Nestor Sacco July 21, 1985 — March 15, 1986 0 237
23 Italy Patrizio Oliva March 15, 1986 — July 4, 1987 2 476
24 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi July 4, 1987 — August 17, 1990 4 1140
25 United States Loreto Garza August 17, 1990 — June 14, 1991 1 301
26 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario June 14, 1991 — April 10, 1992 0 301
27 Japan Akinobu Hiranaka April 10, 1992 — September 9, 1992 0 152
28 Philippines Morris East September 9, 1992 — January 12, 1993 0 125
29 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi (2) January 12, 1993 — September 17, 1994 6 613
30 United States Frankie Randall September 17, 1994 — January 13, 1996 2 483
31 Argentina Juan Martin Coggi (3) January 13, 1996 — August 16, 1996 0 216
32 United States Frankie Randall (2) August 16, 1996 — January 11, 1997 0 148
33 Morocco Khalid Rahilou January 11, 1997 — October 10, 1998 2 637
34 United States Sharmba Mitchell October 10, 1998 — September 16, 2000 4 707
Mitchell fought for Super title against Kostya Tszyu
35 Australia Kostya TszyuSuper Champion (v. Sharmba Mitchell) September 16, 2000 — March 16, 2004r 4 1277
Tszyu was stripped of title due to inactivity
36 Cuba Diosbelys HurtadoRegular Champion May 11, 2002 — October 19, 2002 0 222
37 Guyana Vivian Harris October 19, 2002 — June 25, 2005 3 980
38 Colombia Carlos Maussa June 25, 2005 — November 26, 2005 0 154
Fought for Super title against Ricky Hatton
39 United Kingdom Ricky HattonSuper Champion (v. Carlos Maussa) November 26, 2005 — May 4, 2006r 1 159
Hatton vacated to move up to welterweight
40 France Souleymane M'bayeRegular Champion (v. Raúl Horacio Balbi) September 2, 2006 — July 21, 2007 1 322
41 United Kingdom Gavin Rees July 21, 2007 — March 22, 2008 0 245
42 Ukraine Andreas Kotelnik March 22, 2008 — July 18, 2009 2 483
43 United Kingdom Amir Khan July 18, 2009 — July 23, 2011 5 735
Khan fought for Super title against Zab Judah
44 United Kingdom Amir KhanSuper Champion (v. Zab Judah) July 23, 2011 — December 10, 2011 5 140
45 Argentina Marcos René MaidanaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) July 23, 2011 — July 16, 2012r 1 359
Maidana vacted to move up to welterweight and fight Devon Alexander
45 United States Lamont PetersonSuper Champion December 10, 2011 — June 27, 2012 0 200
Peterson was stripped of title after testing positive for testosterone on a random test in March 2012.
46 United Kingdom Amir KhanSuper Champion (reinstated) July 11, 2012 — July 14, 2012 0 3
47 United States Danny GarcíaSuper Champion July 14, 2012 — September 11, 2015 4 1154
Garcia vacates after moving up to welterweight
48 Russia Khabib AllakhverdievRegular Champion (v. Joan Guzmán) November 30, 2012 — April 12, 2014 1 498
49 United States Jessie VargasRegular Champion April 12, 2014 — June 27, 2015 2 441
Vargas vacated title before fighting Timothy Bradley for the World Boxing Organization weltereweight title to avoid paying a sanctioning fee to the WBA
50 United States Adrien BronerRegular Champion (v. Khabib Allakhverdiev) October 3, 2015 — March 31, 2016 0 171
Broner stripped of title before his defense fight with Ashley Theophane for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Theophane who lost by a TKO in round 9
51 United Kingdom Ricky BurnsRegular Champion (v. Michele Di Rocco) May 28,2016 — present 0 125

Lightweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Day
1 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz (v. Joe Brown) April 21, 1962 — April 10, 1965 4 1065
2 Panama Ismael Laguna April 10, 1965 — November 13, 1965 0 217
3 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz (2) November 13, 1965 — June 29, 1968 5 959
4 Dominican Republic Carlos Teo Cruz June 29, 1968 — February 18, 1969 1 234
5 United States Mando Ramos February 18, 1969 — March 3, 1970 1 378
6 Panama Ismael Laguna (2) March 3, 1970 — September 26, 1970 1 207
7 United Kingdom Ken Buchanan September 26, 1970 — June 26, 1972 2 639
8 Panama Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 — January 1979r 12 2410
Durán vacated to move up to welterweight
9 Venezuela Ernesto España (v. Claude Noel) June 16, 1979 — March 2, 1980 1 260
10 United States Hilmer Kenty March 2, 1980 — April 12, 1981 3 406
11 United States Sean O'Grady April 12, 1981 — 1981r 0 263
O'Grady was stripped of title for not defending it
12 Trinidad and Tobago Claude Noel (v. Rodolfo González) September 12, 1981 — December 5, 1981 0 84
13 United States Arturo Frias December 5, 1981 — May 8, 1982 1 154
14 United States Ray Mancini May 8, 1982 — June 1, 1984 4 755
15 Saint Kitts and Nevis Livingstone Bramble June 1, 1984 — September 26, 1986 2 847
16 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario September 26, 1986 — November 21, 1987 1 421
17 Mexico Julio César Chávez November 21, 1987 — October 29, 1988r 2 343
Chávez vacated to move up to super lightweight
18 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario (2) (v. Anthony Jones) July 9, 1989 — May 4, 1990 0 299
19 Puerto Rico Juan Nazario May 4, 1990 — August 11, 1990 0 99
20 United States Pernell Whitaker August 11, 1990 — 1992r 3 873
Whitaker vacated to move up to super lightweight
21 United States Joey Gamache (v. Chil-Sung Jun) June 13, 1992 — October 24, 1992 0 133
22 United States Tony Lopez October 24, 1992 — June 26, 1993 1 245
23 South Africa Dingaan Thobela June 26, 1993 — October 30, 1993 0 126
24 Kyrgyzstan Orzubek Nazarov October 30, 1993 — May 16, 1998 6 1659
25 France Jean Baptiste Mendy May 16, 1998 — April 10, 1999 1 329
26 France Julien Lorcy April 10, 1999 — August 7, 1999 0 119
27 Italy Stefano Zoff August 7, 1999 — November 13, 1999 0 98
28 Venezuela Gilberto Serrano November 13, 1999 — June 11, 2000 1 211
29 Japan Takanori Hatakeyama June 11, 2000 — July 1, 2001 2 385
30 France Julien Lorcy (2) July 1, 2001 — October 18, 2001 0 139
31 Argentina Raul Horacio Balbi October 18, 2001 — January 5, 2002 0 79
32 Romania Leonard Doroftei January 5, 2002 — October 24, 2003s 2 657
Doroffei was stripped of title when he came 2kg overweight to his bout with Miguel Callist. The fight was cancelled
33 Mongolia Lakva Sim (v. Miguel Callist) April 10, 2004 — July 17, 2004 0 98
34 United States Juan Díaz July 17, 2004 — February 23, 2007 5 981
Diaz was promoted to Super champion
35 United States Juan DíazSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 23, 2007 — March 8, 2008 2 379
36 Mexico Jose AlfaroRegular Champion (v. Prawet Singwancha) December 29, 2007 — May 19, 2008 0 142
37 United States Nate CampbellSuper Champion March 8, 2008 — January 10, 2009r 0 309
Campbell vacated because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses
38 Japan Yusuke KoboriRegular Champion May 19, 2008 — January 3, 2009 0 229
39 Namibia Paulus MosesRegular Champion January 3, 2009 — May 29, 2010 1 511
40 Mexico Juan Manuel MárquezSuper Champion (v. Juan Diaz) February 28, 2009 — January 8, 2012s 2 1044
Marquez vacated to move up to welterweight and fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
41 Venezuela Miguel AcostaRegular Champion May 29, 2010 — February 26, 2011 1 334
42 United States Brandon Rios February 26, 2011 — December 2, 2011s 1 279
Rios was stripped of title before his second defense against John Murray for being overweight
43 Cuba Richar Abril (interim champ promoted) February 28, 2013 — April 10, 2015 2 771
Abril was declared Champion in Recess after he cancelled his fight with Derry Matthews
44 Colombia Darleys Perez (interim champ promoted) April 10, 2015 — November 21, 2015 1 225
45 United Kingdom Anthony Crolla November 21, 2015 — September 24, 2016 1 308
46 Venezuela Jorge Linares September 24, 2016 — Present 0 6

Super featherweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Philippines Gabriel Elorde (v. Johnny Bizarro) February 16, 1963 — June 15, 1967 5 1580
2 Japan Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 — December 14, 1967 0 181
3 Japan Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967 — July 29, 1971 6 1323
4 Venezuela Alfredo Marcano July 29, 1971 — April 25, 1972 1 271
5 Philippines Ben Villaflor April 25, 1972 — March 12, 1973 1 321
6 Japan Kuniaki Shibata March 12, 1973 — October 17, 1973 1 219
7 Philippines Ben Villaflor (2) October 17, 1973 — October 16, 1976 5 1095
8 Puerto Rico Samuel Serrano October 16, 1976 — August 2, 1980 10 1386
9 Japan Yasutsune Uehara August 2, 1980 — April 9, 1981 1 250
10 Puerto Rico Samuel Serrano (2) April 9, 1981 — January 19, 1983 3 650
11 United States Roger Mayweather January 19, 1983 — February 26, 1984 2 403
12 United States Rocky Lockridge February 26, 1984 — May 19, 1985 2 448
13 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez May 19, 1985 — May 24, 1986 0 370
14 Panama Alfredo Layne May 24, 1986 — September 27, 1986 0 126
15 South Africa Brian Mitchell September 27, 1986 — 1991s 12 1921
Mitchell was stripped of title after facing Tony Lopez for the IBF belt
16 United States Joey Gamache (v. Jerry Ngobeni) June 28, 1991 — 1991r 0 186
Gamache vacates to move up to lightweight division
17 United States Genaro Hernandez (v. Daniel Londas) June 28, 1991 — April 1995r 8 1402
Hernandez vacated to face Oscar de la Hoya at lightweight
18 South Korea Yong-Soo Choi (v. Víctor Hugo Paz) October 21, 1995 — September 5, 1998 7 1050
19 Japan Takanori Hatakeyama September 5, 1998 — October 31, 1999 1 421
20 Mongolia Lakva Sim June 27, 1999 — October 31, 1999 0 126
21 South Korea Jong-Kwon Baek October 31, 1999 — May 21, 2000 1 203
22 Cuba Joel Casamayor May 21, 2000 — January 12, 2002 4 601
Casamayor fought for Super title against Acelino Freitas
23 Brazil Acelino FreitasSuper Champion (v. Joel Casamayor) January 12, 2002 — August 9, 2003r 3 574
Freitas vacated and moved up to lightweight
24 Thailand Yodsanan Sor NanthachaiRegular Champion (v. Lakva Sim) April 13, 2002 — April 30, 2005 3 1113
25 Panama Vicente Mosquera April 30, 2005 — August 5, 2006 1 462
26 Venezuela Edwin Valero August 5, 2006 — September 3, 2008r 4 760
Valero vacated and moved up to lightweight
27 Venezuela Jorge Linares (v. Whyber Garcia) November 28, 2008 — October 10, 2009 1 316
28 Mexico Juan Carlos Salgado October 10, 2009 — January 11, 2010 0 93
29 Japan Takashi Uchiyama January 11, 2010 — February 21, 2015 9 1807
Uchiyama was promoted to Super champion
30 Japan Takashi UchiyamaSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 21, 2015 — April 27, 2016 2 431
31 Panama Jezreel CorralesSuper Champion April 27, 2016 — Present 0 156
32 Dominican Republic Javier Fortuna (v. Bryan Vásquez) May 29, 2015 - June 24, 2016 1 392
33 United States Jason Sosa June 24, 2016 — Present 1 98

Featherweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 CubaMexico Sugar Ramos (v. Davey Moore) March 21, 1963 — September 26, 1964 3 555
2 Mexico Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 — 1967r 7 1191
Saldívar announced retirement after his 7th defense
3 United States Raul Rojas (v. Enrique Higgins) March 28, 1968 — September 27, 1968 0 183
4 Japan Shozo Saijo September 27, 1968 — September 2, 1971 5 1070
5 Venezuela Antonio Gomez September 2, 1971 — August 19, 1972 1 352
6 Panama Ernesto Marcel August 19, 1972 — February 16, 1974r 4 546
Marcel announced retirement after his 4th defense, against Alexis Argüello
7 Mexico Rubén Olivares (v. Zensuke Otagawa) July 9, 1974 — November 23, 1974 0 137
8 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello November 23, 1974 — 1976r 4 769
Argüello vacated his title to move up to super featherweight
9 Panama Rafael Ortega (v. Francisco Coronado) January 15, 1977 — December 17, 1977 1 336
10 Spain Cecilio Lastra December 17, 1977 — April 15, 1978 0 119
11 Panama Eusebio Pedroza April 15, 1978 — June 8, 1985 19 2611
12 Republic of Ireland Barry McGuigan June 8, 1985 — June 23, 1986 2
13 United States Steve Cruz June 23, 1986 — March 6, 1987 0 407
14 Venezuela Antonio Esparragoza March 6, 1987 — March 30, 1991 7 1485
15 South Korea Yong-Kyun Park March 30, 1991 — December 4, 1993 8 980
16 Venezuela Eloy Rojas December 4, 1993 — May 18, 1996 6 896
17 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez May 18, 1996 — 1997s 4 592
Vázquez was stripped of title for failing to set up a fight with mandatory challenger Antonio Cermeño
18 United States Freddie Norwood (v. Antonio Cermeño) April 3, 1998 — September 22, 1998s 2 172
Norwood was stripped of his title for coming overweight to his 3rd defense fight, against Koji Matsumoto
19 Venezuela Antonio Cermeño (v. Genaro Rios) October 3, 1998 — May 29, 1999 1 238
20 United States Freddie Norwood (2) May 29, 1999 — September 9, 2000 3 469
21 United States Derrick Gainer September 9, 2000 — November 1, 2003 3 1148
Gainer fought for Super title against Juan Manuel Márquez
22 Mexico Juan Manuel MarquezSuper Champion (v. Derrick Gainer) November 1, 2003 — August 22, 2005s 3 660
Márquez was stripped for his inability to defend against various boxers after potential bouts failed to draw a bid
23 Indonesia Chris JohnRegular champion (interim champ promoted) November 1, 2003 — June 27, 2009 11 2065
John was promoted to Super champion
24 Indonesia Chris JohnSuper champion (regular champ promoted) June 27, 2009 — July 14, 2010 1 382
John was declared Champion in Recess
25 Cuba Yuriorkis GamboaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) June 27, 2009 — September 11, 2010 3 441
Gamboa fought for WBA Unified title against Orlando Salido
26 Cuba Yuriorkis GamboaUnified Champion (v. Orlando Salido) September 11, 2010 — June 11, 2011 1 273
Gamboa was stripped of his Unified title for not complying with the IBF rules of a second weigh-in in his last fight with Jorge Solís. He was stripped of the IBF title and thus was no longer a unified champion
27 Argentina Jonathan Victor BarrosRegular Champion (v. Irving Berry) December 4, 2010 — October 14, 2011 2 345
28 Indonesia Chris JohnSuper champion (reinstated) December 5, 2010 — December 6, 2013 6
29 Panama Celestino CaballeroRegular Champion October 14, 2011 – October 7, 2012r 1 359
Caballero vacated for not accepting a low budget on a mandatory fight with Nicholas Walters.
30 Jamaica Nicholas WaltersRegular Champion (v. Daulis Prescott) December 9, 2012 – October 18, 2014 2 678
Walters fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
31 South Africa Simpiwe VetyekaSuper Champion December 6, 2013 – May 31, 2014 0 176
32 Philippines Nonito DonaireSuper Champion May 31, 2014 – October 18, 2014 0 140
33 Jamaica Nicholas WaltersSuper Champion October 18, 2014 – June 13, 2015s 0 238
Walters was stripped of title for failing to make weight on his first defense fight against Miguel Marriaga. Title was at stakes for Marriaga but Walters won by unanimous decision
34 Argentina Jesús CuéllarRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) February 21, 2015 – Present 2 587
35 Mexico Leo Santa CruzSuper Champion (v. Abner Mares) August 29, 2015 – July 30, 2016s 1 336
36 United Kingdom Carl FramptonSuper Champion July 30, 2016 – Present 0 62

Super bantamweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 South Korea Soo-Hwan Hong (v. Ricardo Cardona) January 26, 1977 — May 7, 1978 1 466
2 Colombia Ricardo Cardona May 7, 1978 — May 4, 1980 5 728
3 United States Leo Randolph May 4, 1980 — August 9, 1980 0 97
4 Argentina Sergio Victor Palma August 9, 1980 — June 12, 1982 5 672
5 Dominican Republic Leo Cruz June 12, 1982 — February 22, 1984 3 620
6 Italy Loris Stecca February 22, 1984 — May 26, 1984 0 94
7 Puerto Rico Victor Callejas May 26, 1984 — 1986r 2 949
Callejas started a period of inactivity and vacated the title
8 United States Louie Espinoza (v. Tommy Valoy) January 11, 1987 — November 28, 1987 2 321
9 Julio Gervacio November 28, 1987 — February 27, 1988 0 91
10 Venezuela Bernardo Pinango February 27, 1988 — May 28, 1988 0 456
11 Juan Jose Estrada May 28, 1988 — November 11, 1989 3 532
12 Philippines Jesús Salud November 11, 1989 — April 1990r 0 170
Salud stripped of title for failing to defend it in Colombia against the No. 1 contender, Luis Mendoza
13 Colombia Luis Enrique Mendoza (v. Rubén Darío Palacios) September 11, 1990 — October 7, 1991 4 26
14 Mexico Raúl Pérez October 7, 1991 — March 27, 1992 0 172
15 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez March 27, 1992 — May 13, 1995 9 1142
16 Venezuela Antonio Cermeño May 13, 1995 — 1998r 7 232
Cermeño vacated to move up to featherweight
17 Mexico Enrique Sánchez (v. Rafael del Valle) February 8, 1998 — December 12, 1998 0 326
18 Mexico Néstor Garza December 12, 1998 — March 4, 2000 2 509
19 United States Clarence Adams March 4, 2000 — 2001s 2 606
Adams vacated in order to fight Paulie Ayala for the IBO super bantamweight title
20 Venezuela Yober Ortega (v. José Rojas) November 17, 2001 — February 21, 2002 0 96
21 Thailand Yoddamrong Sithyodthong February 21, 2002 — May 18, 2002 0 86
22 Japan Osamu Sato May 18, 2002 — October 9, 2002 0 144
23 France Algeria Salim Medjkoune October 9, 2002 — July 4, 2003 1 268
24 France Mahyar Monshipour July 4, 2003 — March 18, 2006 5 1322
25 Thailand Somsak Sithchatchawal March 18, 2006 — October 4, 2006 0 200
26 Panama Celestino Caballero October 4, 2006 — November 21, 2008 5 779
Caballero fought for Super title against Steve Molitor
27 Panama Celestino CaballeroSuper Champion (v. Steve Molitor) November 21, 2008 — December 10, 2010 2 19
Caballero vacated to fight at featherweight
28 Panama Ricardo CordobaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) November 21, 2008 — March 21, 2009 0 120
29 Republic of Ireland Bernard Dunne March 21, 2009 — September 26, 2009 0 189
30 Thailand Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym September 26, 2009 — October 2, 2010 2 555
31 South Korea Ryol Li Lee October 2, 2010 — January 31, 2011 0 121
32 Japan Akifumi Shimoda January 31, 2011 — July 9, 2011 0 159
33 United States Rico Ramos July 9, 2011 – January 20, 2012 0 195
34 Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux January 20, 2012 – April 13, 2013 2 449
Rigondeaux fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
35 Cuba Guillermo RigondeauxSuper Champion (v. Nonito Donaire) April 13, 2013 – October 30, 2015 3 930
Rigondeaux was declared Champion in Recess due to inactivity
36 United Kingdom Scott QuiggRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 5, 2013 – February 27, 2016 6 905
Quigg fought for WBA Super title against Carl Frampton
37 United Kingdom Carl FramptonSuper Champion (b. Scott Quigg) February 27, 2016 – April 7, 2016 0 40
Frampton was stripped of title after choosing to fight Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA Featherweight title instead of mandatory challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux
38 Cuba Guillermo RigondeauxSuper Champion (reinstated) May 6, 2016 - Present 1 147
39 Venezuela Nehomar CermeñoRegular Champion (b. Jun Qiu Xiao) June 24, 2016 – Present 0 98

Bantamweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Brazil Eder Jofre (v. Bae Sok-Chul) September 11, 1962 — May 18, 1965 3 980
2 Japan Fighting Harada May 18, 1965 — February 27, 1968 4 1015
3 Australia Lionel Rose February 27, 1968 — August 22, 1969 3 542
4 Mexico Rubén Olivares August 22, 1969 — October 16, 1970 2 420
5 Mexico Chucho Castillo October 16, 1970 — April 2, 1971 0 168
6 Mexico Rubén Olivares (2) April 2, 1971 — March 19, 1972 2 352
7 Mexico Rafael Herrera March 19, 1972 — July 29, 1972 0 132
8 Panama Enrique Pinder July 29, 1972 — January 20, 1973 0 175
9 Mexico Romeo Anaya January 20, 1973 — November 3, 1973 2 287
10 South Africa Arnold Taylor November 3, 1973 — July 3, 1974 0 242
11 South Korea Soo-Hwan Hong July 3, 1974 — March 14, 1975 1 254
12 Mexico Alfonso Zamora March 14, 1975 — November 19, 1977 5 981
13 Panama Jorge Luján November 19, 1977 — August 29, 1980 5 1014
14 Puerto Rico Julian Solís August 29, 1980 — November 14, 1980 0 77
15 United States Jeff Chandler November 14, 1980 — April 7, 1984 9 1240
16 United States Richie Sandoval April 7, 1984 — March 10, 1986 2 702
17 United States Gaby Canizales March 10, 1986 — June 4, 1986 0 86
18 Venezuela Bernardo Pinango June 4, 1986 — 1987r 3 575
Pinango vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
19 Japan Takuya Muguruma (v. Azael Moran) March 29, 1987 — May 24, 1987 0 56
20 South Korea Chan-Young Park May 24, 1987 — October 4, 1987 0 133
21 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vazquez October 4, 1987 — May 9, 1988 1 218
22 Thailand Kaokor Galaxy May 9, 1988 — August 14, 1988 0 97
23 South Korea Sung-Kil Moon August 14, 1988 — July 9, 1989 2 329
24 Thailand Kaokor Galaxy (2) July 9, 1989 — October 18, 1989 0 102
25 Philippines Luisito Espinosa October 18, 1989 — October 19, 1991 2 731
26 Venezuela Israel Contreras October 19, 1991 — March 15, 1992 0 148
27 United States Eddie Cook March 15, 1992 — October 9, 1992 0 208
28 Colombia Jorge Julio Rocha October 9, 1992 — October 23, 1993 2 379
29 United States Junior Jones October 23, 1993 — April 22, 1994 1 181
30 United States John Michael Johnson April 22, 1994 — July 16, 1994 0 85
31 Thailand Daorung Chuvatana July 16, 1994 — September 17, 1995 2 428
32 Thailand Veeraphol Sahaprom September 17, 1995 — January 28, 1996 0 133
33 Ghana Nana Konadu January 28, 1996 — October 27, 1996 0 273
34 Thailand Daorung Chuvatana (2) October 27, 1996 — June 21, 1997 1 237
35 Ghana Nana Konadu (2) June 21, 1997 — December 5, 1998 1 532
36 United States Johnny Tapia December 5, 1998 — June 26, 1999 0 203
37 United States Paulie Ayala June 26, 1999 — August 7, 2001s 3 773
Ayala vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
38 Venezuela Eidy Moya (v. Adán Vargas) October 14, 2001 — April 19, 2002 0 187
39 Denmark Johnny Bredahl April 19, 2002 — October 11, 2004r 3 904
Bredahl vacated and retired from boxing
40 Ukraine Wladimir Sidorenko (v. Julio Zamora) February 26, 2005 — May 31, 2008 6 1190
41 Panama Anselmo Moreno May 31, 2008 — November 19, 2010 7 902
Moreno got promoted so Super champion
42 Panama Anselmo MorenoSuper Champion November 19, 2010 — September 26, 2014 5 1407
43 Japan Koki KamedaRegular Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) December 26, 2010 — December 6, 2013r 8 1076
Kameda vacated his title following a call for a unification match with WBA Super Champion Anselmo Moreno, in order to move down to super flyweight
44 United Kingdom Jamie McDonnellRegular Champion (v. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat) May 31, 2014 — Present 4 853
45 Dominican Republic Juan Carlos PayanoSuper Champion September 26, 2014 — June 18, 2016 1 631
46 United States Rau'shee WarrenSuper Champion June 18, 2016 — Present 0 104

Super flyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Argentina Gustavo Ballas (v. Bae Sok-Chul) September 12, 1981 — December 5, 1981 0 81
2 Panama Rafael Pedroza December 5, 1981 — April 8, 1982 0 124
3 Japan Jiro Watanabe April 8, 1982 — July 5, 1984s 6 819
Watanabe was stripped of title for not fighting mandatory challenger Khaosai Galaxy
4 Thailand Khaosai Galaxy November 21, 1984 — 1992r 19 2962
Galaxy retired vacated and retired from professional boxing
5 Japan Katsuya Onizuka (v. Thanomsak Sithbaobay) April 10, 1992 — September 18, 1994 5 891
6 South Korea Hyung-Chul Lee September 18, 1994 — July 22, 1995 1 307
7 Venezuela Alimi Goitia July 22, 1995 — August 24, 1996 3 399
8 Thailand Yokthai Sithoar August 24, 1996 — December 23, 1997 4 395
9 Japan Satoshi Iida December 23, 1997 — December 23, 1998 2 365
10 Venezuela Jesús Kiki Rojas December 23, 1998 — July 31, 1999 1 220
11 Japan Hideki Todaka July 31, 1999 — October 9, 2000 2 436
12 Venezuela Leo Gamez October 9, 2000 — March 11, 2001 0 153
13 Japan Celes Kobayashi March 11, 2001 — March 9, 2002 1 363
14 Venezuela Alexander Muñoz March 9, 2002 — December 3, 2004 3 1000
15 Mexico Martín Castillo December 3, 2004 — July 22, 2006 3 596
16 Japan Nobuo Nashiro July 22, 2006 — May 3, 2007 1 285
17 Venezuela Alexander Munoz (2) May 3, 2007 — May 17, 2008 2 380
Muñoz then fought for Super title against Cristian Mijares
18 Mexico Cristian MijaresSuper Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) May 17, 2008 — November 1, 2008 1 168
19 Japan Nobuo Nashiro (2) – Regular Champion (v. Kohei Kono) September 15, 2008 — May 8, 2010 2 600
20 Armenia Vic DarchinyanSuper Champion November 1, 2008— May 8, 2010 3 553
Darchinyan vacated to move up to bantamweight
21 Mexico Hugo CázaresRegular Champion May 8, 2010 — August 31, 2011 4 480
22 Japan Tomonobu Shimizu August 31, 2011 — November 10, 2011 0 71
Shimizu declared Champion in recess
23 Thailand Tepparith Kokietgym (interim champ promoted) November 10, 2011 – December 31, 2012 3 417
24 Japan Kohei Kono December 31, 2012 – May 6, 2013 0 126
25 Venezuela Liborio Solís May 6, 2013 – December 2, 2013s 0 210
Solís was stripped of his title before the fight with Daiki Kameda for being overweight. Solís won the fight in split decision but title was at stakes for Kameda only
26 Japan Kohei Kono (2) (v. Denkaosan Kaovichit) March 26, 2014 – Present 3 891
27 Panama Luis Concepción August 31, 2016 – Present 0 30

Flyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Japan Fighting Harada (v. Pone Kingpetch) October 10, 1962 — January 12, 1963 0 94
2 Thailand Pone Kingpetch January 12, 1963 — September 18, 1963 0 249
3 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara September 18, 1963 — January 23, 1964 0 127
4 Thailand Pone Kingpetch (2) January 23, 1964 — April 23, 1965 0 456
5 Italy Salvatore Burruni April 23, 1965 — November 1965s 0 192
Burruni was stripped of title for failing to meet the organization's number one contender, Hiroyuki Ebihara
6 Argentina Horacio Accavallo (v. Katsuyoshi Takayama) March 1, 1966 — October 1, 1968r 3 945
Accavallo retired after his third defense fight, against Hiroyuki Ebihara
7 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara (2) (v. José Severino) March 30, 1969 — October 19, 1969 0 214
8 Philippines Bernabe Villacampo October 19, 1969 — April 5, 1970 0 351
9 Thailand Berkrerk Chartvanchai April 5, 1970 — October 22, 1970 0 200
10 Japan Masao Ohba October 22, 1970 — 1973r 5 1166
Three weeks after his fifth defense, Ohba died in a car accident in Tokyo
11 Thailand Chartchai Chionoi (v. Fritz Chervet) May 17, 1973 — October 18, 1974 2 550
12 Japan Susumu Hanagata October 18, 1974 — April 1, 1975 0 134
13 Philippines Erbito Salavarria April 1, 1975 — February 27, 1976 1 332
14 Panama Alfonso Lopez February 27, 1976 — October 2, 1976 1 218
15 Mexico Guty Espadas October 2, 1976 — August 12, 1978 4 679
16 Venezuela Betulio González August 12, 1978 — November 17, 1979 3 1192
17 Panama Luis Ibarra November 17, 1979 — February 17, 1980 0 92
18 South Korea Tae-Shik Kim February 17, 1980 — December 13, 1980 1 300
19 South Africa Peter Mathebula December 13, 1980 — March 28, 1981 0 105
20 Argentina Santos Benigno Laciar March 28, 1981 — June 6, 1981 0 70
21 Panama Luis Ibarra (2) June 6, 1981 — September 26, 1981 0 112
22 Mexico Juan Herrera September 26, 1981 — May 1, 1982 1 217
23 Argentina Santos Benigno Laciar (2) May 1, 1982 — July 19, 1985r 9 1175
Laciar vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
24 Panama Hilario Zapata (v. Alonzo González) October 5, 1985 — February 13, 1987 5 575
25 Colombia Fidel Bassa February 13, 1987 — September 30, 1989 6 960
26 Venezuela Jesús Kiki Rojas September 30, 1989 — March 10, 1990 0 161
27 South Korea Yul-Woo Lee March 10, 1990 — July 29, 1990 0 141
28 Japan Leopard Tamakuma July 29, 1990 — March 14, 1991 1 169
29 Colombia Elvis Álvarez March 14, 1991 — June 1, 1991 0 79
30 South Korea Yong-Kang Kim June 1, 1991 — September 26, 1992 2 483
31 Venezuela Aquiles Guzman September 26, 1992 — December 15, 1992 0 80
32 Venezuela David Griman December 15, 1992 — February 13, 1994 2 425
33 Thailand Saen Sor Ploenchit February 13, 1994 — November 24, 1996 9 712
34 Venezuela Jose Bonilla November 24, 1996 — May 29, 1998 3 551
35 Argentina Hugo Rafael Soto May 29, 1998 — March 13, 1999 0 288
36 Venezuela Leo Gamez March 13, 1999 — September 3, 1999 0 174
37 Thailand Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym September 3, 1999 — August 5, 2000 1 337
38 Puerto Rico Eric Morel August 5, 2000 — December 6, 2003 5 1584
39 Venezuela Lorenzo Parra December 6, 2003 — March 19, 2007 5 1199
40 Japan Takefumi Sakata March 19, 2007 — December 31, 2008 4 653
41 Thailand Denkaosan Kaovichit December 31, 2008 — February 7, 2010 2 403
42 Japan Daiki Kameda February 7, 2010 — January 4, 2011 2 331
Kameda vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
43 Panama Luis Concepcion (interim champ promoted) January 4, 2011 — April 2, 2011 0 88
44 Mexico Hernán Márquez April 2, 2011 — November 17, 2012 2 381
Marquez fights for Super title against Brian Viloria
45 United States Brian ViloriaSuper Champion (v. Hernán Márquez) November 17, 2012 — April 6, 2013 0 146
46 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco (interim champ promoted) November 17, 2012 – April 22, 2015 6 886
47 Mexico Juan Francisco EstradaSuper Champion April 6, 2013 — Present 5 1273
48 Japan Kazuto IokaRegular Champion April 22, 2015 – Present 3 527

Light flyweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Panama Jaime Rios (v. Rigoberto Marcano) August 23, 1975 — July 2, 1976 1 314
2 Dominican Republic Juan Antonio Guzman July 2, 1976 — October 10, 1976 0 100
3 Japan Yoko Gushiken October 10, 1976 — March 8, 1981 13 1618
4 Mexico Pedro Flores March 8, 1981 — July 19, 1981 0 133
5 South Korea Hwan-Jin Kim July 19, 1981 — December 16, 1981 1 150
6 Japan Katsuo Tokashiki December 16, 1981 — July 10, 1983 5 571
7 Mexico Lupe Madera July 10, 1983 — May 19, 1984 1 314
8 Dominican Republic Francisco Quiróz May 19, 1984 — March 29, 1985 1 314
9 United States Joey Olivo March 29, 1985 — December 8, 1985 1 254
10 South Korea Myung-Woo Yuh December 8, 1985 — December 17, 1991 17 2200
11 Japan Hiroki Ioka December 17, 1991 — November 18, 1992 2 337
12 South Korea Myung-Woo Yuh (2) November 18, 1992 — 1993r (vacated 1 409
Yuh vacated and retired from professional boxing
13 Venezuela Leo Gamez (v. Shiro Yahiro) October 21, 1993 — February 4, 1995 3 471
14 South Korea Hi-Yong Choi February 4, 1995 — January 13, 1996 1 343
15 Panama Carlos Murillo January 13, 1996 — May 21, 1996 1 129
16 Japan Keiji Yamaguchi May 21, 1996 — December 3, 1996 1 196
17 Thailand Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan December 3, 1996 — July 2000s (stripped) 5 1336
18 Colombia Beibis Mendoza (v. Rosendo Alvarez) August 12, 2000 — March 3, 2001 0 212
19 Nicaragua Rosendo Alvarez March 3, 2001 — October 2, 2004s (stripped) 3 1309
Alvarez was stripped of title before his fourth fight with Beibis Mendoza for being overweight.
20 Panama Roberto Vásquez (v. Beibis Mendoza) April 29, 2005 — May 25, 2006r (vacated) 3 391
Vásquez vacated to move up to flyweight
21 Japan Kōki Kameda (v. Juan José Landaeta) August 2, 2006 — January 18, 2007r 1 169
Kameda vacated to move up to flyweight
22 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco (v. Nethra Sasiprapa) June 22, 2007 — December 8, 2007 1 169
23 France Brahim Asloum December 8, 2007 — 2008 (retired) 1 389
Asloum was declared Champion in recess on July 18, 2008. On September 2009 and retired from boxing
24 Mexico Giovanni Segura (interim champ promoted) June 5, 2009 — August 28, 2010 (won Super title) 3 449
Segura promoted to Super champion
25 Mexico Giovanni SeguraSuper Champion (v. Iván Calderón) August 28, 2010 — November 26, 2010r (vacated) 0 90
Segura vacated to fight at flyweight
26 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco (interim champ promoted) August 28, 2010 — November 26, 2010r (vacated) 0 314
Reveco vacated to move up to flyweight
27 Nicaragua Roman Gonzalez (interim champ promoted) February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012 (promoted to Super Champion) 5 484
28 Nicaragua Roman GonzalezSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) November 30, 2012 - January 14, 2014r (vacated) 0 314
Gonzalez vacated to move up to flyweight
29 Japan Kazuto Ioka (v. José Alfredo Rodríguez) December 31, 2012 – February 28, 2014r (vacated) 3 424
Ioka vacated to move up to flyweight
30 Peru Alberto Rossel (interim champ promoted) July 8, 2014 – December 31, 2014 0 176
31 Japan Ryoichi Taguchi December 31, 2014 – Present 4 639

Minimumweight[edit]

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses Days
1 Venezuela Leo Gamez (v. Kim Bong-Jun) January 10, 1988 — 1989r (vacated) 1 721
Gamez vacated after a broken arm didn't allow him to defend the title
2 South Korea Bong-Jun Kim (v. Agustín García) April 16, 1989 — February 2, 1991 5 657
3 South Korea Hi-Yong Choi February 2, 1991 — October 14, 1992 4 620
4 Japan Hideyuki Ohashi October 14, 1992 — February 10, 1993 0 247
5 Thailand Chana Porpaoin February 10, 1993 — December 2, 1995 8 1205
6 Nicaragua Rosendo Álvarez (stripped) December 2, 1995 — November 13, 1998 5 1077
Àlvarez stripped of title before his fight with Ricardo López for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for López who managed to beat the heavier Álvarez
7 Mexico Ricardo López (v. Rosendo Alvarez) November 13, 1998 — July 1999r 0 260
Lopez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
8 Venezuela Noel Arambulet (v. Joma Gamboa) October 9, 1999 — August 20, 2000 (stripped) 1 377
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Joma Gamboa for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Gamboa who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet
9 Philippines Joma Gamboa (v. Noel Arambulet) August 20, 2000 — December 6, 2000 0 106
10 Japan Keitaro Hoshino December 6, 2000 — April 16, 2001 0 131
11 Thailand Chana Porpaoin April 16, 2001 — August 25, 2001 0 131
12 Japan Yutaka Niida August 25, 2001 — October 19, 2001r (vacated) 0 55
Niida vacated and retired citing back problems and lack of interest in boxing
13 Japan Keitaro Hoshino (2) (v. Joma Gamboa) January 29, 2002 — July 29, 2002 0 182
14 Venezuela Noel Arambulet (2) July 29, 2002 — July 2, 2004s (stripped) 2 704
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Yutaka Niida for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Niida who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet
15 Japan Yutaka Niida (2) (v. Noel Arambulet) July 3, 2004 — September 15, 2008 7 1535
16 Nicaragua Roman Gonzalez September 15, 2008 – October 8, 2010r (vacated) 3 753
Gonzalez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
17 Thailand Kwanthai Sithmorseng (v. Pigmy Kokietgym) November 5, 2010 — April 19, 2011 0 165
18 Indonesia Muhammad Rachman April 19, 2011 — July 31, 2011 0 103
19 Thailand Pornsawan Porpramook July 30, 2011 — October 24, 2011 0 86
20 Japan Akira Yaegashi October 24, 2011 — June 24, 2012 0 244
21 Japan Kazuto Ioka June 24, 2012 — October 10, 2012r (vacated) 0 108
Ioka vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
22 Japan Ryo Miyazaki (v. Pornsawan Porpramook) December 31, 2012 – December 27, 2013r 2 361
Miyazaki vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
23 South Africa Hekkie Budler (v. Karluis Díaz) March 1, 2014 – January 22, 2016 4 692
Budler was elevated to Super champion on January 2016
24 South Africa Hekkie BudlerSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) January 22, 2016 – March 19, 2016 0 57
25 Nicaragua Byron Rojas March 19, 2016 – June 29, 2016 0 102
Rojas was only awarded regular title although he beat the Super champion, Hekkie Budler
26 Thailand Knockout CP Freshmart June 29, 2016 – Current 0 93

Notes[edit]

1 Date listed is when the World title was won (WBA was formed in 1921).
  • Top 10
Weight class: Champion: Reign began: Days
Super flyweight Thailand Khaosai Galaxy November 21, 1984 — 1992r 2962(4°)
Welterweight  Cecilia Brækhus (NOR) 14 March 2009 - Present 2757(6°)
Featherweight Panama Eusebio Pedroza April 15, 1978 — June 8, 1985 2611(7°)
Light flyweight  Yesica Bopp (ARG) 20 June 2009- Present 2659(8°)
Middleweight Argentina Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 — August 1977r 2489(9°)
Lightweight Panama Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 — January 1979r 2410
Middleweight United States Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 — April 6, 1987s 2382
Light flyweight South Korea Myung-Woo Yuh December 8, 1985 — December 17, 1991 2200
Super middleweight United States Andre Ward November 21, 2009 — November 12, 2015 2182
Featherweight Indonesia Chris John November 1, 2003 — June 27, 2009 2065

(*)from all federations

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