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List of WBA world champions

List of WBA world champions is a table showing the world champions certificated by World Boxing Association (WBA). This list includes champions certificated by the National Boxing Association (NBA).

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

Contents

  • Minimumweight (Super belt: Leo Gamez) 1
  • Light flyweight (Super belt: Myung-Woo Yuh) 2
  • Flyweight (Super belt: Pascual Perez) 3
  • Super flyweight (Super belt: Khaosai Galaxy) 4
  • Bantamweight (Super belt: Eder Jofre) 5
  • Super bantamweight (Super belt: Wilfredo Gomez) 6
  • Featherweight (Super belt: Eusebio Pedroza) 7
  • Super featherweight (Super belt: Gabriel Elorde) 8
  • Lightweight (Super belt: Roberto Duran) 9
  • Super lightweight (Super belt: Antonio Cervantes) 10
  • Welterweight (Super belt: Sugar Ray Robinson) 11
  • Super welterweight (Super belt: Thomas Hearns) 12
  • Middleweight (Super belt: Carlos Monzon) 13
  • Super middleweight (Super belt: Sugar Ray Leonard) 14
  • Light heavyweight (Super belt: Virgil Hill) 15
  • Cruiserweight (Super belt: Evander Holyfield) 16
  • Heavyweight (Super belt: Muhammad Ali) 17
  • Notes 18
  • See also 19
  • External links 20

Minimumweight (Super belt: Leo Gamez)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Leo Gamez (v. Kim Bong-Jun) January 10, 1988 — 1989r (vacated) 1
Gamez vacated after a broken arm didn't allow him to defend the title
2 Bong-Jun Kim (v. Agustín García) April 16, 1989 — February 2, 1991 5
3 Hi-Yong Choi February 2, 1991 — October 14, 1992 4
4 Hideyuki Ohashi October 14, 1992 — February 10, 1993 0
5 Chana Porpaoin February 10, 1993 — December 2, 1995 8
6 Rosendo Álvarez (stripped) December 2, 1995 — November 13, 1998 5
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 Ricardo López (v. Rosendo Alvarez) November 13, 1998 — July 1999r 0
Lopez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
8 Noel Arambulet (v. Joma Gamboa) October 9, 1999 — August 20, 2000 (stripped) 1
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 Joma Gamboa (v. Noel Arambulet) August 20, 2000 — December 6, 2000 0
10 Keitaro Hoshino December 6, 2000 — April 16, 2001 0
11 Chana Porpaoin April 16, 2001 — August 25, 2001 0
12 Yutaka Niida August 25, 2001 — October 19, 2001r (vacated) 0
Niida vacated and retired citing back problems and lack of interest in boxing
13 Keitaro Hoshino (2) (v. Joma Gamboa) January 29, 2002 — July 29, 2002 0
14 Noel Arambulet (2) July 29, 2002 — July 2, 2004s (stripped) 2
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 Yutaka Niida (2) (v. Noel Arambulet) July 3, 2004 — September 15, 2008 7
16 Roman Gonzalez September 15, 2008 – October 8, 2010r (vacated) 3
Gonzalez vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
17 Kwanthai Sithmorseng (v. Pigmy Kokietgym) November 5, 2010 — April 19, 2011 0
18 Muhammad Rachman April 19, 2011 — July 31, 2011 0
19 Pornsawan Porpramook July 30, 2011 — October 24, 2011 0
20 Akira Yaegashi October 24, 2011 — June 24, 2012 0
21 Kazuto Ioka June 24, 2012 — October 10, 2012r (vacated) 0
Ioka vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
22 Ryo Miyazaki (v. Pornsawan Porpramook) December 31, 2012 – December 27, 2013r 2
Miyazaki vacated in order to move up to light flyweight
23 Hekkie Budler (v. Karluis Díaz) March 1, 2014 – Present 4

Light flyweight (Super belt: Myung-Woo Yuh)

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

Flyweight (Super belt: Pascual Perez)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Fighting Harada (v. Pone Kingpetch) October 10, 1962 — January 12, 1963 0
2 Pone Kingpetch January 12, 1963 — September 18, 1963 0
3 Hiroyuki Ebihara September 18, 1963 — January 23, 1964 0
4 Pone Kingpetch (2) January 23, 1964 — April 23, 1965 0
5 Salvatore Burruni April 23, 1965 — November 1965s 0
Burruni was stripped of title for failing to meet the organization's number one contender, Hiroyuki Ebihara
6 Horacio Accavallo (v. Katsuyoshi Takayama) March 1, 1966 — October 1, 1968r 3
Accavallo retired after his third defense fight, against Hiroyuki Ebihara
7 Hiroyuki Ebihara (2) (v. José Severino) March 30, 1969 — October 19, 1969 0
8 Bernabe Villacampo October 19, 1969 — April 5, 1970 0
9 Berkrerk Chartvanchai April 5, 1970 — October 22, 1970 0
10 Masao Ohba October 22, 1970 — 1973r 5
Three weeks after his fifth defense, Ohba died in a car accident in Tokyo
11 Chartchai Chionoi (v. Fritz Chervet) May 17, 1973 — October 18, 1974 2
12 Susumu Hanagata October 18, 1974 — April 1, 1975 0
13 Erbito Salavarria April 1, 1975 — February 27, 1976 1
14 Alfonso Lopez February 27, 1976 — October 2, 1976 1
15 Guty Espadas October 2, 1976 — August 12, 1978 4
16 Betulio González August 12, 1978 — November 17, 1979 3
17 Luis Ibarra November 17, 1979 — February 17, 1980 0
18 Tae-Shik Kim February 17, 1980 — December 13, 1980 1
19 Peter Mathebula December 13, 1980 — March 28, 1981 0
20 Santos Benigno Laciar March 28, 1981 — June 6, 1981 0
21 Luis Ibarra (2) June 6, 1981 — September 26, 1981 0
22 Juan Herrera September 26, 1981 — May 1, 1982 1
23 Santos Benigno Laciar (2) May 1, 1982 — July 19, 1985r 9
Laciar vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
24 Hilario Zapata (v. Alonzo González) October 5, 1985 — February 13, 1987 5
25 Fidel Bassa February 13, 1987 — September 30, 1989 6
26 Jesús Kiki Rojas September 30, 1989 — March 10, 1990 0
27 Yul-Woo Lee March 10, 1990 — July 29, 1990 0
28 Leopard Tamakuma July 29, 1990 — March 14, 1991 1
29 Elvis Álvarez March 14, 1991 — June 1, 1991 0
30 Yong-Kang Kim June 1, 1991 — September 26, 1992 2
31 Aquiles Guzman September 26, 1992 — December 15, 1992 0
32 David Griman December 15, 1992 — February 13, 1994 2
33 Saen Sor Ploenchit February 13, 1994 — November 24, 1996 9
34 Jose Bonilla November 24, 1996 — May 29, 1998 3
35 Hugo Rafael Soto May 29, 1998 — March 13, 1999 0
36 Leo Gamez March 13, 1999 — September 3, 1999 0
37 Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym September 3, 1999 — August 5, 2000 1
38 Eric Morel August 5, 2000 — December 6, 2003 5
39 Lorenzo Parra December 6, 2003 — March 19, 2007 5
40 Takefumi Sakata March 19, 2007 — December 31, 2008 4
41 Denkaosan Kaovichit December 31, 2008 — February 7, 2010 2
42 Daiki Kameda February 7, 2010 — January 4, 2011 2
Kameda vacated in order to move up to super flyweight
43 Luis Concepcion (interim champ promoted) January 4, 2011 — April 2, 2011 0
44 Hernán Márquez April 2, 2011 — November 17, 2012 2
Marquez fights for Super title against Brian Viloria
45 Brian ViloriaSuper Champion (v. Hernán Márquez) November 17, 2012 — April 6, 2013 0
46 Juan Carlos Reveco (interim champ promoted) November 17, 2012 – April 22, 2015 6
47 Juan Francisco EstradaSuper Champion April 6, 2013 — Present 5
48 Kazuto IokaRegular Champion April 22, 2015 – Present 1

Super flyweight (Super belt: Khaosai Galaxy)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Gustavo Ballas (v. Bae Sok-Chul) September 12, 1981 — December 5, 1981 0
2 Rafael Pedroza December 5, 1981 — April 8, 1982 0
3 Jiro Watanabe April 8, 1982 — July 5, 1984s 6
Watanabe was stripped of title for not fighting mandatory challenger Khaosai Galaxy
4 Khaosai Galaxy November 21, 1984 — 1992r 19
Galaxy retired vacated and retired from professional boxing
5 Katsuya Onizuka (v. Thanomsak Sithbaobay) April 10, 1992 — September 18, 1994 5
6 Hyung-Chul Lee September 18, 1994 — July 22, 1995 1
7 Alimi Goitia July 22, 1995 — August 24, 1996 3
8 Yokthai Sithoar August 24, 1996 — December 23, 1997 4
9 Satoshi Iida December 23, 1997 — December 23, 1998 2
10 Jesús Kiki Rojas December 23, 1998 — July 31, 1999 1
11 Hideki Todaka July 31, 1999 — October 9, 2000 2
12 Leo Gamez October 9, 2000 — March 11, 2001 0
13 Celes Kobayashi March 11, 2001 — March 9, 2002 1
14 Alexander Muñoz March 9, 2002 — December 3, 2004 3
15 Martín Castillo December 3, 2004 — July 22, 2006 3
16 Nobuo Nashiro July 22, 2006 — May 3, 2007 1
17 Alexander Munoz (2) May 3, 2007 — May 17, 2008 2
Muñoz then fought for Super title against Cristian Mijares
18 Cristian MijaresSuper Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) May 17, 2008 — November 1, 2008 1
19 Nobuo Nashiro (2) – Regular Champion (v. Kohei Kono) September 15, 2008 — May 8, 2010 2
20 Vic DarchinyanSuper Champion November 1, 2008— May 8, 2010 3
Darchinyan vacated to move up to bantamweight
21 Hugo CázaresRegular Champion May 8, 2010 — August 31, 2011 4
22 Tomonobu Shimizu August 31, 2011 — November 10, 2011 0
Shimizu declared Champion in recess
23 Tepparith Kokietgym (interim champ promoted) November 10, 2011 – December 31, 2012 3
24 Kohei Kono December 31, 2012 – May 6, 2013 0
25 Liborio Solís May 6, 2013 – December 2, 2013s 0
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 Kohei Kono (2) (v. Denkaosan Kaovichit) March 26, 2014 – Present 2

Bantamweight (Super belt: Eder Jofre)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Eder Jofre (v. Bae Sok-Chul) September 11, 1962 — May 18, 1965 3
2 Fighting Harada May 18, 1965 — February 27, 1968 4
3 Lionel Rose February 27, 1968 — August 22, 1969 3
4 Rubén Olivares August 22, 1969 — October 16, 1970 2
5 Chucho Castillo October 16, 1970 — April 2, 1971 0
6 Rubén Olivares (2) April 2, 1971 — March 19, 1972 2
7 Rafael Herrera March 19, 1972 — July 29, 1972 0
8 Enrique Pinder July 29, 1972 — January 20, 1973 0
9 Romeo Anaya January 20, 1973 — November 3, 1973 2
10 Arnold Taylor November 3, 1973 — July 3, 1974 0
11 Soo-Hwan Hong July 3, 1974 — March 14, 1975 1
12 Alfonso Zamora March 14, 1975 — November 19, 1977 5
13 Jorge Luján November 19, 1977 — August 29, 1980 5
14 Julian Solís August 29, 1980 — November 14, 1980 0
15 Jeff Chandler November 14, 1980 — April 7, 1984 9
16 Richie Sandoval April 7, 1984 — March 10, 1986 2
17 Gaby Canizales March 10, 1986 — June 4, 1986 0
18 Bernardo Pinango June 4, 1986 — 1987r 3
Pinango vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
19 Takuya Muguruma (v. Azael Moran) March 29, 1987 — May 24, 1987 0
20 Chan-Young Park May 24, 1987 — October 4, 1987 0
21 Wilfredo Vazquez October 4, 1987 — May 9, 1988 1
22 Kaokor Galaxy May 9, 1988 — August 14, 1988 0
23 Sung-Kil Moon August 14, 1988 — July 9, 1989 2
24 Kaokor Galaxy (2) July 9, 1989 — October 18, 1989 0
25 Luisito Espinosa October 18, 1989 — October 19, 1991 2
26 Israel Contreras October 19, 1991 — March 15, 1992 0
27 Eddie Cook March 15, 1992 — October 9, 1992 0
28 Jorge Julio Rocha October 9, 1992 — October 23, 1993 2
29 Junior Jones October 23, 1993 — April 22, 1994 1
30 John Michael Johnson April 22, 1994 — July 16, 1994 0
31 Daorung Chuvatana July 16, 1994 — September 17, 1995 2
32 Veeraphol Sahaprom September 17, 1995 — January 28, 1996 0
33 Nana Konadu January 28, 1996 — October 27, 1996 0
34 Daorung Chuvatana (2) October 27, 1996 — June 21, 1997 1
35 Nana Konadu (2) June 21, 1997 — December 5, 1998 1
36 Johnny Tapia December 5, 1998 — June 26, 1999 0
37 Paulie Ayala June 26, 1999 — August 7, 2001s 3
Ayala vacated in order to move up to super bantamweight
38 Eidy Moya (v. Adán Vargas) October 14, 2001 — April 19, 2002 0
39 Johnny Bredahl April 19, 2002 — October 11, 2004r 3
Bredahl vacated and retired from boxing
40 Wladimir Sidorenko (v. Julio Zamora) February 26, 2005 — May 31, 2008 6
41 Anselmo Moreno May 31, 2008 — November 19, 2010 7
Moreno got promoted so Super champion
42 Anselmo MorenoSuper Champion November 19, 2010 — September 26, 2014 5
43 Koki KamedaRegular Champion (v. Alexander Muñoz) December 26, 2010 — December 6, 2013r 8
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 Jamie McDonnellRegular Champion (v. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat) May 31, 2014 — Present 3
45 Juan Carlos PayanoSuper Champion September 26, 2014 — Present 1

Super bantamweight (Super belt: Wilfredo Gomez)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Soo-Hwan Hong (v. Ricardo Cardona) January 26, 1977 — May 7, 1978 1
2 Ricardo Cardona May 7, 1978 — May 4, 1980 5
3 Leo Randolph May 4, 1980 — August 9, 1980 0
4 Sergio Victor Palma August 9, 1980 — June 12, 1982 5
5 Leo Cruz June 12, 1982 — February 22, 1984 3
6 Loris Stecca February 22, 1984 — May 26, 1984 0
7 Victor Callejas May 26, 1984 — 1986r 2
Callejas started a period of inactivity and vacated the title
8 Louie Espinoza (v. Tommy Valoy) January 11, 1987 — November 28, 1987 2
9 Julio Gervacio November 28, 1987 — February 27, 1988 0
10 Bernardo Pinango February 27, 1988 — May 28, 1988 0
11 Juan Jose Estrada May 28, 1988 — November 11, 1989 3
12 Jesús Salud November 11, 1989 — April 1990r 0
Salud stripped of title for failing to defend it in Colombia against the No. 1 contender, Luis Mendoza
13 Luis Enrique Mendoza (v. Rubén Darío Palacios) September 11, 1990 — October 7, 1991 4
14 Raúl Pérez October 7, 1991 — March 27, 1992 0
15 Wilfredo Vázquez March 27, 1992 — May 13, 1995 9
16 Antonio Cermeño May 13, 1995 — 1998r 7
Cermeño vacated to move up to featherweight
17 Enrique Sánchez (v. Rafael del Valle) February 8, 1998 — December 12, 1998 0
18 Néstor Garza December 12, 1998 — March 4, 2000 2
19 Clarence Adams March 4, 2000 — 2001s 2
Adams vacated in order to fight Paulie Ayala for the IBO super bantamweight title
20 Yober Ortega (v. José Rojas) November 17, 2001 — February 21, 2002 0
21 Yoddamrong Sithyodthong February 21, 2002 — May 18, 2002 0
22 Osamu Sato May 18, 2002 — October 9, 2002 0
23 Salim Medjkoune October 9, 2002 — July 4, 2003 1
24 Mahyar Monshipour July 4, 2003 — March 18, 2006 5
25 Somsak Sithchatchawal March 18, 2006 — October 4, 2006 0
26 Celestino Caballero October 4, 2006 — November 21, 2008 5
Caballero fought for Super title against Steve Molitor
27 Celestino CaballeroSuper Champion (v. Steve Molitor) November 21, 2008 — December 10, 2010 2
Caballero vacated to fight at featherweight
28 Ricardo CordobaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) November 21, 2008 — March 21, 2009 0
29 Bernard Dunne March 21, 2009 — September 26, 2009 0
30 Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym September 26, 2009 — October 2, 2010 2
31 Ryol Li Lee October 2, 2010 — January 31, 2010 0
32 Akifumi Shimoda January 31, 2010 — July 9, 2011 0
33 Rico Ramos July 9, 2011 – January 20, 2012 0
34 Guillermo Rigondeaux January 20, 2012 – April 13, 2013 2
Rigondeaux fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
35 Guillermo RigondeauxSuper Champion (v. Nonito Donaire) April 13, 2013 – Present 3
36 Scott QuiggRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 5, 2013 – Present 6

Featherweight (Super belt: Eusebio Pedroza)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Sugar Ramos (v. Davey Moore) March 21, 1963 — September 26, 1964 3
2 Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 — 1967r 7
Saldívar announced retiremente after his 7th defense
3 Raul Rojas (v. Enrique Higgins) March 28, 1968 — September 27, 1968 0
4 Shozo Saijo September 27, 1968 — September 2, 1971 5
5 Antonio Gomez September 2, 1971 — August 19, 1972 1
6 Ernesto Marcel August 19, 1972 — February 16, 1974r 4
Marcel announced retirement after his 4th defense, against Alexis Argüello
7 Rubén Olivares (v. Zensuke Otagawa) July 9, 1974 — November 23, 1974 0
8 Alexis Argüello November 23, 1974 — 1976r 4
Argüello vacated his title to move up to super featherweight
9 Rafael Ortega (v. Francisco Coronado) January 15, 1977 — December 17, 1977 1
10 Cecilio Lastra December 17, 1977 — April 15, 1978 0
11 Eusebio Pedroza April 15, 1978 — June 8, 1985 19
12 Barry McGuigan June 8, 1985 — June 23, 1986 2
13 Steve Cruz June 23, 1986 — March 6, 1987 0
14 Antonio Esparragoza March 6, 1987 — March 30, 1991 7
15 Yong-Kyun Park March 30, 1991 — December 4, 1993 8
16 Eloy Rojas December 4, 1993 — May 18, 1996 6
17 Wilfredo Vázquez May 18, 1996 — 1997s 4
Vázquez was stripped of title for failing to set up a fight with mandatory challenger Antonio Cermeño
18 Freddie Norwood (v. Antonio Cermeño) April 3, 1998 — September 22, 1998s 2
Norwood was stripped of his title for coming overweight to his 3rd defense fight, against Koji Matsumoto
19 Antonio Cermeño (v. Genaro Rios) October 3, 1998 — May 29, 1999 1
20 Freddie Norwood (2) May 29, 1999 — September 9, 2000 3
21 Derrick Gainer September 9, 2000 — November 1, 2003 3
Gainer fought for Super title against Juan Manuel Márquez
22 Juan Manuel MarquezSuper Champion (v. Derrick Gainer) November 1, 2003 — August 22, 2005s 3
Márquez was stripped for his inability to defend against various boxers after potential bouts failed to draw a bid
23 Chris JohnRegular champion (interim champ promoted) November 1, 2003 — June 27, 2009 11
John was promoted to Super champion
24 Chris JohnSuper champion (regular champ promoted) June 27, 2009 — July 14, 2010 1
John was declared Champion in Recess
25 Yuriorkis GamboaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) June 27, 2009 — September 11, 2010 3
Gamboa fought for WBA Unified title against Orlando Salido
26 Yuriorkis GamboaUnified Champion (v. Orlando Salido) September 11, 2010 — June 11, 2011 1
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 Jonathan Victor BarrosRegular Champion (v. Irving Berry) December 4, 2010 — October 14, 2011 2
28 Chris JohnSuper champion (reinstated) December 5, 2010 — December 6, 2013 6
29 Celestino CaballeroRegular Champion October 14, 2011 – October 7, 2012r 1
Caballero vacated for not accepting a low budget on a mandatory fight with Nicholas Walters.
30 Nicholas WaltersRegular Champion (v. Daulis Prescott) December 9, 2012 – October 18, 2014 2
Walters fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire
31 Simpiwe VetyekaSuper Champion December 6, 2013 – May 31, 2014 0
32 Nonito DonaireSuper Champion May 31, 2014 – October 18, 2014 0
33 Nicholas WaltersSuper Champion October 18, 2014 – June 13, 2015s 0
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 Jesús CuéllarRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) February 21, 2015 – Present 1
35 Leo Santa CruzSuper Champion (v. Abner Mares) August 29, 2015 – Present 0

Super featherweight (Super belt: Gabriel Elorde)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Gabriel Elorde (v. Johnny Bizarro) February 16, 1963 — June 15, 1967 5
2 Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 — December 14, 1967 0
3 Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967 — July 29, 1971 6
4 Alfredo Marcano July 29, 1971 — April 25, 1972 1
5 Ben Villaflor April 25, 1972 — March 12, 1973 1
6 Kuniaki Shibata March 12, 1973 — October 17, 1973 1
7 Ben Villaflor (2) October 17, 1973 — October 16, 1976 5
8 Samuel Serrano October 16, 1976 — August 2, 1980 10
9 Yasutsune Uehara August 2, 1980 — April 9, 1981 1
10 Samuel Serrano (2) April 9, 1981 — January 19, 1983 3
11 Roger Mayweather January 19, 1983 — February 26, 1984 2
12 Rocky Lockridge February 26, 1984 — May 19, 1985 2
13 Wilfredo Gómez May 19, 1985 — May 24, 1986 0
14 Alfredo Layne May 24, 1986 — September 27, 1986 0
15 Brian Mitchell September 27, 1986 — 1991s 12
Mitchell was stripped of title after facing Tony Lopez for the IBF belt
16 Joey Gamache (v. Jerry Ngobeni) June 28, 1991 — 1991r 0
Gamache vacates to move up to lightweight division
17 Genaro Hernandez (v. Daniel Londas) June 28, 1991 — April 1995r 8
Hernandez vacated to face Oscar de la Hoya at lightweight
18 Yong-Soo Choi (v. Víctor Hugo Paz) October 21, 1995 — September 5, 1998 7
19 Takanori Hatakeyama September 5, 1998 — October 31, 1999 1
20 Lakva Sim June 27, 1999 — October 31, 1999 0
21 Jong-Kwon Baek October 31, 1999 — May 21, 2000 1
22 Joel Casamayor May 21, 2000 — January 12, 2002 4
Casamayor fought for Super title against Acelino Freitas
23 Acelino FreitasSuper Champion (v. Joel Casamayor) January 12, 2002 — August 9, 2003r 3
Freitas vacated and moved up to lightweight
24 Yodsanan Sor NanthachaiRegular Champion (v. Lakva Sim) April 13, 2002 — April 30, 2005 3
25 Vicente Mosquera April 30, 2005 — August 5, 2006 1
26 Edwin Valero August 5, 2006 — September 3, 2008r 4
Valero vacated and moved up to lightweight
27 ) Whyber Garciav. November 28, 2008 — October 10, 2009 1
28 Juan Carlos Salgado October 10, 2009 — January 11, 2010 0
29 Takashi Uchiyama January 11, 2010 — February 21, 2015 9
Uchiyama was promoted to Super champion
30 Takashi UchiyamaSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 21, 2015 — Present 1
31 Javier Fortuna (v. Bryan Vásquez) May 29, 2015 — Present 1

Lightweight (Super belt: Roberto Duran)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Carlos Ortiz (v. Joe Brown) April 21, 1962 — April 10, 1965 4
2 Ismael Laguna April 10, 1965 — November 13, 1965 0
3 Carlos Ortiz (2) November 13, 1965 — June 29, 1968 5
4 Carlos Teo Cruz June 29, 1968 — February 18, 1969 1
5 Mando Ramos February 18, 1969 — March 3, 1970 1
6 Ismael Laguna (2) March 3, 1970 — September 26, 1970 1
7 Ken Buchanan September 26, 1970 — June 26, 1972 2
8 Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 — January 1979r 12
Durán vacated to move up to welterweight
9 Ernesto España (v. Claude Noel) June 16, 1979 — March 2, 1980 1
10 Hilmer Kenty March 2, 1980 — April 12, 1981 3
11 Sean O'Grady April 12, 1981 — 1981r 0
O'Grady was stripped of title for not defending it
12 Claude Noel (v. Rodolfo González) September 12, 1981 — December 5, 1981 0
13 Arturo Frias December 5, 1981 — May 8, 1982 1
14 Ray Mancini May 8, 1982 — June 1, 1984 4
15 Livingstone Bramble June 1, 1984 — September 26, 1986 2
16 Edwin Rosario September 26, 1986 — November 21, 1987 1
17 Julio César Chávez November 21, 1987 — October 29, 1988r 2
Chávez vacated to move up to super lightweight
18 Edwin Rosario (2) (v. Anthony Jones) July 9, 1989 — May 4, 1990 0
19 Juan Nazario May 4, 1990 — August 11, 1990 0
20 Pernell Whitaker August 11, 1990 — 1992r 3
Whitaker vacated to move up to super lightweight
21 Joey Gamache (v. Chil-Sung Jun) June 13, 1992 — October 24, 1992 0
22 Tony Lopez October 24, 1992 — June 26, 1993 1
23 Dingaan Thobela June 26, 1993 — October 30, 1993 0
24 Orzubek Nazarov October 30, 1993 — May 16, 1998 6
25 Jean Baptiste Mendy May 16, 1998 — April 10, 1999 1
26 Julien Lorcy April 10, 1999 — August 7, 1999 0
27 Stefano Zoff August 7, 1999 — November 13, 1999 0
28 Gilberto Serrano November 13, 1999 — June 11, 2000 1
29 Takanori Hatakeyama June 11, 2000 — July 1, 2001 2
30 Julien Lorcy (2) July 1, 2001 — October 18, 2001 0
31 Raul Horacio Balbi October 18, 2001 — January 5, 2002 0
32 Leonard Doroftei January 5, 2002 — October 24, 2003s 2
Doroffei was stripped of title when he came 2kg overweight to his bout with Miguel Callist. The fight was cancelled
33 Lakva Sim (v. Miguel Callist) April 10, 2004 — July 17, 2004 0
34 Juan Díaz July 17, 2004 — February 23, 2007 5
Diaz was promoted to Super champion
35 Juan DíazSuper Champion (regular champ promoted) February 23, 2007 — March 8, 2008 2
36 Jose AlfaroRegular Champion (v. Prawet Singwancha) December 29, 2007 — May 19, 2008 0
37 Nate CampbellSuper Champion March 8, 2008 — January 10, 2009r 0
Campbell vacated because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses
38 Yusuke KoboriRegular Champion May 19, 2008 — January 3, 2009 0
39 Paulus MosesRegular Champion January 3, 2009 — May 29, 2010 1
40 Juan Manuel MárquezSuper Champion (v. Juan Diaz) February 28, 2009 — January 8, 2012s 2
Marquez vacated to move up to welterweight and fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
41 Miguel AcostaRegular Champion May 29, 2010 — February 26, 2011 1
42 Brandon Rios February 26, 2011 — December 2, 2011s 1
Rios was stripped of title before his second defense against John Murray for being overweight
43 Richard Abril (interim champ promoted) February 28, 2013 — April 10, 2015 2
Abril was declared Champion in Recess after he cancelled his fight with Derry Matthews
44 Darleys Perez (interim champ promoted) April 10, 2015 — Present 1

Super lightweight (Super belt: Antonio Cervantes)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Eddie Perkins (v. Duilio Loi) September 14, 1962 — December 15, 1962 0
2 Duilio Loi December 15, 1962 — January 1963r 0
Loi vacated and retired from boxing
3 Roberto Cruz (v. Battling Torres) March 21, 1963 — June 15, 1963 0
4 Eddie Perkins (2) June 15, 1963 — January 18, 1965 2
5 Carlos Hernández January 18, 1965 — April 29, 1966 2
6 Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 — April 30, 1967 1
13 Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 — December 12, 1968 1
14 Nicolino Locche December 12, 1968 — March 10, 1972 5
15 Alfonso Frazer March 10, 1972 — October 28, 1972 0
16 Antonio Cervantes October 28, 1972 — March 6, 1976 10
17 Wilfred Benítez March 6, 1976 — July 1977s 2
Benitez vacated to move up to welterweight
18 Antonio Cervantes (2) (v. Carlos María Giménez) June 25, 1977 — August 2, 1980 6
19 Aaron Pryor August 2, 1980 — September 9, 1983r 8
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 Johnny Bumphus (v. Lorenzo Luis García) January 22, 1984 — June 1, 1984 0
21 Gene Hatcher June 1, 1984 — July 21, 1985 1
22 Ubaldo Nestor Sacco July 21, 1985 — March 15, 1986 0
23 Patrizio Oliva March 15, 1986 — July 4, 1987 2
24 Juan Martin Coggi July 4, 1987 — August 17, 1990 4
25 Loreto Garza August 17, 1990 — June 14, 1991 1
26 Edwin Rosario June 14, 1991 — April 10, 1992 0
27 Akinobu Hiranaka April 10, 1992 — September 9, 1992 0
28 Morris East September 9, 1992 — January 12, 1993 0
29 Juan Martin Coggi (2) January 12, 1993 — September 17, 1994 6
30 Frankie Randall September 17, 1994 — January 13, 1996 2
31 Juan Martin Coggi (3) January 13, 1996 — August 16, 1996 0
32 Frankie Randall (2) August 16, 1996 — January 11, 1997 0
33 Khalid Rahilou January 11, 1997 — October 10, 1998 2
34 Sharmba Mitchell October 10, 1998 — September 16, 2000 4
Mitchell fought for Super title against Kostya Tszyu
35 Kostya TszyuSuper Champion (v. Sharmba Mitchell) September 16, 2000 — March 16, 2004r 4
Tszyu was stripped of title due to inactivity
36 Diosbelys HurtadoRegular Champion May 11, 2002 — October 19, 2002 0
37 Vivian Harris October 19, 2002 — June 25, 2005 3
38 Carlos Maussa June 25, 2005 — November 26, 2005 0
Fought for Super title against Ricky Hatton
39 Ricky HattonSuper Champion (v. Carlos Maussa) November 26, 2005 — May 4, 2006r 1
Hatton vacated to move up to welterweight
40 Souleymane M'bayeRegular Champion (v. Raúl Horacio Balbi) September 2, 2006 — July 21, 2007 1
41 Gavin Rees July 21, 2007 — March 22, 2008 0
42 Andreas Kotelnik March 22, 2008 — July 18, 2009 2
43 Amir Khan July 18, 2009 — July 23, 2011 5
Khan fought for Super title against Zab Judah
44 Amir KhanSuper Champion (v. Zab Judah) July 23, 2011 — December 10, 2011 5
45 Marcos René MaidanaRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) July 23, 2011 — July 16, 2012r 1
Maidana vacted to move up to welterweight and fight Devon Alexander
45 Lamont PetersonSuper Champion December 10, 2011 — June 27, 2012 0
Peterson was stripped of title after testing positive for testosterone on a random test in March 2012.
46 Amir KhanSuper Champion (reinstated) July 11, 2012 — July 14, 2012 0
47 Danny GarcíaSuper Champion July 14, 2012 — September 11, 2015 4
Garcia vacates after moving up to welterweight
48 Khabib AllakhverdievRegular Champion (v. Joan Guzmán) November 30, 2012 — April 12, 2014 1
49 Jessie VargasRegular Champion April 12, 2014 — June 27, 2015 2
Vargas vacated title before fighting Timothy Bradley for the World Boxing Organization weltereweight title to avoid paying a sanctioning fee to the WBA
50 Adrien BronerRegular Champion (v. Khabib Allakhverdiev) October 3, 2015 — Current 0

Welterweight (Super belt: Sugar Ray Robinson)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Jorge José Fernández) December 8, 1962 — March 21, 1963 0
2 Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 1963 — June 8, 1963 0
3 Emile Griffith (2) June 8, 1963 — April 25, 1966r 4
Griffith vacated to move up to middleweight. He lost three fights during his reign as WBA welterweight champion
6 Curtis Cokes (v. Manuel González) August 24, 1966 — April 18, 1969 5
7 José Nápoles April 18, 1969 — December 3, 1970 3
8 Billy Backus December 3, 1970 — June 4, 1971 0
9 José Nápoles (2) June 4, 1971 — May 1975r 9
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 Ángel Espada (v. Clyde Gray) June 28, 1975 — July 17, 1976 1
11 José Cuevas July 17, 1976 — August 2, 1980 11
12 Thomas Hearns August 2, 1980 — September 16, 1981 3
13 Sugar Ray Leonard September 16, 1981 — November 9, 1982r 1
Leonard vacated title after being diagnosed with a detached retina and announced his retirement. He would come back in 1984
14 Donald Curry (v. Jun-Suk Hwang) February 13, 1983 — September 27, 1986 7
15 Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 — December 1986r 0
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 Mark Breland (v. Harold Volbrecht) February 6, 1987 — August 22, 1987 0
17 Marlon Starling August 22, 1987 — July 29, 1988 2
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 Tomas Molinares July 29, 1988 — December 12, 1988r 0
Molinares withdrew from his defense fight with Mark Breland citing severe depression. He was stripped of the title
19 Mark Breland (2) (v. Seung-Soon Lee) February 4, 1989 — July 8, 1990 4
20 Aaron Davis July 8, 1990 — January 19, 1991 0
21 Meldrick Taylor January 19, 1991 — October 31, 1992 2
22 Crisanto España October 31, 1992 — June 4, 1994 2
23 Ike Quartey June 4, 1994 — October 1998s 7
Quartey was stripped of title due to inactivity
24 James Page (v. Andrey Pestryaev) October 10, 1998 — 2000s 3
25 Andrew Lewis February 17, 2001 — March 30, 2002 1
26 Ricardo Mayorga March 30, 2002 — January 25, 2003 0
Mayorga fought for Super title against Vernon Forrest
26 ) v. Vernon Forrest (Super Champion January 25, 2003 — December 13, 2003 1
27 Jose Antonio RiveraRegular Champion (v. Michel Trabant) September 13, 2003 — April 2, 2005 0
28 Cory SpinksSuper Champion December 13, 2003 — February 5, 2005 2
29 Zab JudahSuper Champion February 5, 2005 — January 7, 2006 1
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 Luis CollazoRegular Champion April 2, 2005 — May 13, 2006 1
31 Ricky Hatton May 13, 2006 — August 31, 2006r 0
Hatton vacated to move back to super lightweight
32 Miguel Cotto (v. Carlos Quintana) December 2, 2006 — July 26, 2008 4
33 Antonio Margarito July 26, 2008 — October 3, 2008 0
Margarito was promoted to Super champion
33 Antonio MargaritoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) October 3, 2008 — January 24, 2009 0
34 Yuriy NuzhnenkoRegular Champion (Interim champ promoted) October 3, 2008 — April 10, 2009 0
35 Shane MosleySuper champion January 24, 2009 — May 22, 2010s 0
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 Vyacheslav SenchenkoRegular Champion April 10, 2009 — April 30, 2012 3
37 Paul Malignaggi April 30, 2012 — June 22, 2013 1
38 Adrien Broner June 22, 2013 — December 14, 2013 0
39 Marcos René Maidana December 14, 2013 — May 3, 2014 0
Maidana fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
40 Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion (v. Marcos Maidana) May 3, 2014 — present 3
40 Keith ThurmanRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) January 28, 2015 — present 2

Super welterweight (Super belt: Thomas Hearns)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Denny Moyer (v. Joey Giambra) October 20, 1962 — April 29, 1963 1
2 Ralph Dupas April 29, 1963 — September 7, 1963 1
3 Sandro Mazzinghi September 7, 1963 — June 18, 1965 3
4 Nino Benvenuti June 18, 1965 — June 25, 1966 1
5 Ki-Soo Kim June 25, 1966 — May 25, 1968 2
6 Sandro Mazzinghi (2) May 25, 1968 — October 1968s 1
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 Freddie Little (v. Stanley Hayward) March 17, 1969 — July 9, 1970 2
8 Carmelo Bossi July 9, 1970 — October 31, 1971 1
9 Koichi Wajima October 31, 1971 — June 4, 1974 6
10 Oscar Albarado June 4, 1974 — January 21, 1975 1
11 Koichi Wajima (2) January 21, 1975 — June 7, 1975 0
12 Jae-Doo Yuh June 7, 1975 — February 17, 1976 1
13 Koichi Wajima (3) February 17, 1976 — May 18, 1976 0
14 José Duran May 18, 1976 — October 8, 1976 0
15 Miguel Angel Castellini October 8, 1976 — March 5, 1977 0
16 Eddie Gazo March 5, 1977 — August 9, 1978 3
17 Masashi Kudo August 9, 1978 — August 24, 1979 3
18 Ayub Kalule August 24, 1979 — June 25, 1981 4
19 Sugar Ray Leonard June 25, 1981 — 1981r 0
Leonard vacated and move down to welterweight to fight in a unification bout against Thomas Hearns
20 Tadashi Mihara (v. Rocky Fratto) November 7, 1981 — February 2, 1982 0
21 Davey Moore February 2, 1982 — June 16, 1983 3
22 Roberto Durán June 16, 1983 — November 1983r 0
Durán was stripped of WBA for fighting Thomas Hearns instead of the mandatory WBA challenger, Mike McCallum
23 Mike McCallum (v. Sean Mannion) November 19, 1984 — November 1987r 6
McCallum vacated to move up to middleweight
24 Julian Jackson (v. In-Chul Baek) November 21, 1987 — 1990r 3
Jackson vacated to move up to middleweight
25 Gilbert Dele (v. Carlos Elliott) February 23, 1991 — October 1, 1991 1
26 Vinny Pazienza October 1, 1991 — 1992r 0
Pazienza vacated after a car crash which kept him 3 months in hospital
27 Julio César Vásquez (v. Hitoshi Kamiyama) December 21, 1991 — March 4, 1995 10
28 Pernell Whitaker March 4, 1995 — June 1995r 0
Whitaker decided to vacate and move back to welterweight
29 Carl Daniels (v. Julio César Green) June 16, 1995 — December 16, 1995 0
30 Julio César Vásquez (2) December 16, 1995 — August 21, 1996 0
31 Laurent Boudouani August 21, 1996 — March 6, 1999 4
32 David Reid March 6, 1999 — March 3, 2000 2
33 Félix Trinidad March 3, 2000 — May 12, 2001r 2
Trinidad vacated to move up to middleweight
34 Fernando Vargas (v. José Flores) September 22, 2001 — September 14, 2002 0
Vargas fought for Super title against Oscar de la Hoya
35 Oscar De La HoyaSuper Champion (v. Fernando Vargas) September 14, 2002 — September 13, 2003 1
36 Santiago SamaniegoRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) September 14, 2002 — March 1, 2003 0
37 Alejandro GarciaRegular Champion March 1, 2003 — December 13, 2003 1
38 Shane MosleySuper champion September 13, 2003 — March 13, 2004 0
39 Travis SimmsRegular champion December 13, 2003 — May 21, 2005s 1
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 Ronald WrightSuper champion March 13, 2004 — March 20, 2005r 1
Wright vacated to challenge Félix Trinidad at middleweight
41 Alejandro Garcia (2) – Regular champion (interim champ promoted) May 21, 2005 — May 6, 2006 1
42 José Antonio Rivera May 6, 2006 — January 6, 2007 0
43 Travis Simms (2) January 6, 2007 — July 7, 2007 0
44 Joachim Alcine July 7, 2007 — July 11, 2008 1
45 Daniel Santos July 11, 2008 — November 14, 2009 0
46 Yuri Foreman November 14, 2009 — June 5, 2010 0
47 Miguel Cotto June 5, 2010 — September 10, 2010 2
Cotto got promoted to Super champion
48 Miguel CottoSuper Champion (Regular champ promoted) September 10, 2010 — May 5, 2012 2
49 Austin TroutRegular Champion (v. Rigoberto Álvarez) February 5, 2011 — April 20, 2013 4
Trout fought for Unified title against Saúl Álvarez
50 Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Super Champion May 5, 2012 — present 1
51 Saúl ÁlvarezUnified Champion April 20, 2013 — September 14, 2013 0
Álvarez fought for Super title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and lost
52 Erislandy LaraRegular Champion (interim champ promoted) March 13, 2014 — present 2

Middleweight (Super belt: Carlos Monzon)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Dick Tiger (v. Gene Fullmer) October 23, 1962 — December 7, 1963 2
2 Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 — October 21, 1965 1
3 Dick Tiger (2) October 21, 1965 — April 25, 1966 0
4 Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 — April 17, 1967 2
5 Nino Benvenuti April 17, 1967 — September 29, 1967 0
6 Emile Griffith (2) September 29, 1967 — March 4, 1968 0
7 Nino Benvenuti (2) March 4, 1968 — November 7, 1970 4
8 Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 — August 1977r 14
Monzón retired after his second fight with Rodrigo Valdez, without losing the title for almost 7 years
9 Rodrigo Valdez (v. Bennie Briscoe) November 5, 1977 — April 22, 1978 0
10 Hugo Pastor Corro April 22, 1978 — June 30, 1979 2
11 Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 — March 16, 1980 1
12 Alan Minter March 16, 1980 — September 27, 1980 1
13 Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 — April 6, 1987s 11
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 Sumbu Kalambay (v. Iran Barkley) October 23, 1987 — March 1989s 3
Kalambay was stripped of title for choosing to fight IBF Middleweight Champion Michael Nunn, instead of mandatory challenger Herol Graham
15 Mike McCallum (v. Herol Graham) May 10, 1989 — December, 1991r 3
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 Reggie Johnson (v. Steve Collins) April 22, 1992 — October 1, 1993 3
17 John David Jackson October 1, 1993 — May, 1994r 0
Jackson was stripped of title for participating in a non-title bout without the permission of the WBA.
18 ) Reggie Johnsonv. August 12, 1994 — December 19, 1995 4
19 Shinji Takehara December 19, 1995 — June 24, 1996 0
20 William Joppy June 24, 1996 — August 23, 1997 2
21 Julio César Green August 23, 1997 — January 31, 1998 0
22 William Joppy (2) January 31, 1998 — May 12, 2001 5
23 Felix Trinidad May 12, 2001 — September 29, 2001 0
Trinidad fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
24 Bernard HopkinsSuper champion (v. Félix Trinidad) September 29, 2001 — July 16, 2005 6
25 William Joppy (3) – Regular champion (v. Howard Eastman) November 17, 2001 — December 13, 2003 (lost to super champion) 1
Joppy fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins
26 Maselino MasoeRegular champion (v. Evans Ashira) May 1, 2004 — March 11, 2006 0
27 Jermain TaylorSuper champion July 16, 2005 — December 14, 2006s 1
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 Felix SturmRegular champion March 11, 2006 — July 15, 2006 0
29 Javier Castillejo July 15, 2006 — April 28, 2007 1
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 Felix Sturm (2) April 28, 2007 — March 23, 2010 7
Sturm got promoted to Super champion
31 Felix Sturm – Super champion (Regular champ promoted) March 23, 2010 — September 1, 2012 5
32 Gennady GolovkinRegular champion (Interim champ promoted) August 14, 2010 — June 3, 2014 10
33 Daniel GealeSuper champion September 1, 2012 — November 1, 2012s 0
Geale was stripped of title as he chose to fight Anthony Mundine instead of mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin
34 Gennady GolovkinSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) June 3, 2014 — Present 5
35 Daniel JacobsRegular champion (v. Jarrod Fletcher) August 9, 2014 — Present 2

Super middleweight (Super belt: Sugar Ray Leonard)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Chong-Pal Park (v. Jesús Gallardo) December 6, 1987 — May 23, 1988 1
2 Fulgencio Obelmejias May 23, 1988 — May 28, 1989 0
3 In-Chul Baek May 28, 1989 — March 30, 1990 2
4 Christophe Tiozzo March 30, 1990 — April 5, 1991 2
5 Víctor Córdoba April 5, 1991 — September 12, 1992 1
6 Michael Nunn September 12, 1992 — February 26, 1994 4
7 Steve Little February 26, 1994 — August 12, 1994 0
8 Frankie Liles August 12, 1994 — June 12, 1999 7
9 Byron Mitchell June 12, 1999 — April 8, 2000 1
10 Bruno Girard April 8, 2000 — 2000s 1
Girard vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
11 Byron Mitchell (2) (v. Manny Siaca) March 3, 2001 — March 15, 2003 2
Mitchell fought for Super title against Sven Ottke
12 Sven OttkeSuper champion (v. Byron Mitchell) March 15, 2003 — March 27, 2004r 4
Ottke vacated and retired undefeated from professional boxing
13 Anthony Mundine (v. Antwun Echols) September 3, 2003 — May 5, 2004 1
14 Manny Siaca May 5, 2004 — November 12, 2004 0
15 Mikkel Kessler November 12, 2004 — October 14, 2006 2
Kessler fought for Super title against Markus Beyer
16 Mikkel KesslerSuper champion (v. Markus Beyer) October 14, 2006 — November 4, 2007 1
16 Anthony Mundine (2) (v. Sam Soliman) March 7, 2007 — May 27, 2008r 4
Mundine vacated and moved down to middleweight
17 Joe CalzagheSuper champion November 4, 2007 — September 2008r 0
Calzaghe vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
18 Mikkel Kessler (2) (v. Dimitri Sartison) June 21, 2008 — November 21, 2009 2
Kesller fought for Super title against Andre Ward
19 Dimitri Sartison (v. Stjepan Bozic) November 21, 2009 — July 15, 2011s 1
Sartison was stripped of title after failing to fight in defense fights against Brian Magee and later Robert Stieglitz
20 Andre WardSuper champion (v. Mikkel Kessler) November 21, 2009 — Present 6
21 Károly Balzsay (v. Stanislav Kashtanov) August 26, 2011 — September 7, 2012r 1
Balzsay was declared Champion in recess and then retired from professional boxing
22 Brian Magee (Interim champ promoted) November 9, 2012 — December 8, 2012 0
23 Mikkel Kessler (3) December 8, 2012 — May 27, 2013 0
24 Carl Froch May 25, 2013 — May 8, 2015 2
Froch was stripped of title for not defending it, he then retired
25 Fedor Chudinov (v. Felix Sturm) May 9, 2015 — Current 0

Light heavyweight (Super belt: Virgil Hill)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Willie Pastrano (v. Harold Johnson) June 1, 1963 — March 30, 1965 2
2 José Torres March 30, 1965 — December 16, 1966 3
3 Dick Tiger December 16, 1966 — May 24, 1968 2
4 Bob Foster May 24, 1968 — September 9, 1970s 4
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 Vicente Rondón (v. Jimmy Dupree) February 27, 1971 — April 7, 1972 4
6 Bob Foster (2) April 7, 1972 — September 16, 1974r 5
Foster vacated and announced retirement, although he came back a year later and fought until 1978
7 Víctor Galíndez (v. Len Hutchins) December 7, 1974 — September 15, 1978 10
8 Mike Rossman September 15, 1978 — April 14, 1979 1
9 Víctor Galíndez (2) April 14, 1979 — November 30, 1979 0
10 Marvin Johnson November 30, 1979 — March 31, 1980 0
11 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad March 31, 1980 — July 18, 1981 2
12 Michael Spinks July 18, 1981 — September 21, 1985r 10
Spinks vacated to fight for the Lineal heavyweight title against Larry Holmes
13 Marvin Johnson (2) (v. Leslie Stewart) February 9, 1986 — May 23, 1987 1
14 Leslie Stewart May 23, 1987 — September 5, 1987 0
15 Virgil Hill September 5, 1987 — June 3, 1991 10
16 Thomas Hearns June 3, 1991 — March 20, 1992 0
17 Iran Barkley March 20, 1992 — 1992r 0
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 Virgil Hill (2) (v. Frank Tate) September 29, 1992 — June 13, 1997 10
19 Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 — July 1, 1997r 0
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 Lou Del Valle (v. Eddie Smulders) September 20, 1997 — July 18, 1998 0
21 Roy Jones Jr. July 18, 1998 — February, 2001 6
Jones was promoted to Super champion
22 Roy Jones Jr.Super champion (Regular champ promoted) February, 2001 — 2002 4
Jones was stripped of title somewhere between 2002 and 2003, possibly due to inactivity.
23 Bruno Girard (v. Robert Koon) December 22, 2001 — March 8, 2003 2
24 Mehdi Sahnoune March 8, 2003 — October 10, 2003 0
25 Silvio Branco October 10, 2003 — February 20, 2004 0
26 Roy Jones Jr.Super champion (v. Antonio Tarver) November 8, 2003 — May 15, 2004 0
27 Fabrice Tiozzo February 20, 2004 — October 19, 2006r 1
Tiozzo vacated and retired from professional boxing after defeating Dariusz Michalczewski
28 Antonio TarverSuper champion May 15, 2004 — December 2004s 0
Tarver was stripped of title when he decided to fight IBF champion, Glen Johnson instead of WBA's mandatory challenger
29 Silvio Branco (2) (Interim champ promoted) October 19, 2006 — April 28, 2007 0
30 Stipe Drviš April 28, 2007 — December 16, 2007 0
31 Danny Green December 16, 2007 — March 25, 2008r 0
Green vacated and announced retirement. He came back in April 2009
32 Hugo Garay (v. Yuriy Barashian) July 3, 2008 — June 20, 2009 1
33 Gabriel Campillo June 20, 2009 — January 29, 2010 1
34 Beibut Shumenov January 29, 2010 — October 8, 2013 4
Shumenov got promoted to Super champion
35 Beibut ShumenovSuper champion (Regular champ promoted) October 8, 2013 — April 19, 2014 1
36 Jürgen Brähmer (v. Marcus Oliveira) December 14, 2013 — Present 5
37 Bernard HopkinsSuper champion April 19, 2014 — November 8, 2014 1
38 Sergey KovalevSuper champion November 8, 2014 — Present 2

Cruiserweight (Super belt: Evander Holyfield)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Ossie Ocasio (v. Robbie Williams) February 13, 1982 — December 1, 1984 3
2 Piet Crous December 1, 1984 — July 27, 1985 1
3 Dwight Muhammad Qawi July 27, 1985 — July 12, 1986 1
4 Evander Holyfield July 12, 1986 — 1988r 5
Holyfield vacated to move up to heavyweight
5 Taoufik Belbouli (v. Michael Greer) March 25, 1989 — 1989r 0
Belbouli never defended the title and vacated it 6 months after winning it
6 Robert Daniels (v. Dwight Muhammad Qawi) November 27, 1989 — March 8, 1991 2
7 Bobby Czyz March 8, 1991 — 1992r 2
Czyz was involved in a car accident and he had to vacate the title for his inability to defend it
8 Orlin Norris (v. Marcelo Figueroa) November 6, 1993 — July 22, 1995 4
9 Nate Miller July 22, 1995 — November 8, 1997 4
10 Fabrice Tiozzo November 8, 1997 — December 9, 2000 4
11 Virgil Hill December 9, 2000 — February 23, 2002 0
12 Jean-Marc Mormeck February 23, 2002 — April 2, 2005 3
Mormeck fought for the Super title against Wayne Braithwaite
13 Jean-Marc MormeckSuper champion (v. Wayne Braithwaite) April 2, 2005 — January 7, 2006 0
14 O'Neil BellSuper champion January 7, 2006 — March 17, 2007 0
15 Virgil Hill (2) (v. Valery Brudov) January 27, 2006 — November 24, 2007 0
16 Jean-Marc Mormeck (2) – Super champion March 17, 2007 — November 10, 2007 0
17 David HayeSuper champion November 10, 2007 — May 12, 2008r 1
Haye vacated his title and moved up to heavyweight
18 Firat Arslan November 24, 2007 — September 27, 2008 1
19 Guillermo Jones September 27, 2008 — October 30, 2012 3
Jones was declared Champion in recess
20 Denis Lebedev (Interim champ promoted) October 30, 2012 — May 17, 2013 1
21 Guillermo Jones (2) May 17, 2013 — October 18, 2013 0
Jones was stripped of title after failing a drug test from his fight with Denis Lebedev. Lebedev was reinstated as champion
22 Denis Lebedev (2) (Reinstated) October 18, 2013 — Present 2

Heavyweight (Super belt: Muhammad Ali)

No. Name Duration of reign Defenses
1 Ernie Terrell (v. Eddie Machen) March 5, 1965 — February 6, 1967 2
2 Muhammad Ali February 6, 1967 — April 27, 1968s 1
Ali's title was stripped due to his refusal to be drafted to Army service
3 Jimmy Ellis (v. Jimmy Quarry) April 27, 1968 — February 16, 1970 1
4 Joe Frazier February 16, 1970 — January 22, 1973 4
5 George Foreman January 22, 1973 — October 30, 1974 2
6 Muhammad Ali (2) October 30, 1974 — February 15, 1978 10
7 Leon Spinks February 15, 1978 — September 15, 1978 0
8 Muhammad Ali (3) September 15, 1978 — October 18, 1979 0
Ali vacated and announced retirement although he would come back a year later to fight Larry Holmes
9 John Tate (v. Gerrie Coetzee) October 20, 1979 — March 31, 1980 0
10 Mike Weaver March 31, 1980 — December 10, 1982 2
11 Michael Dokes December 10, 1982 — September 23, 1983 1
12 Gerrie Coetzee September 23, 1983 — December 1, 1984 0
13 Greg Page December 1, 1984 — April 29, 1985 0
14 Tony Tubbs April 29, 1985 — January 17, 1986 0
15 Tim Witherspoon January 17, 1986 — December 12, 1986 1
16 James Smith December 12, 1986 — March 7, 1987 0
17 Mike Tyson March 7, 1987 — February 11, 1990 8
18 James Douglas February 11, 1990 — October 25, 1990 0
19 Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 — November 13, 1992 3
20 Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 — November 6, 1993 2
21 Evander Holyfield (2) November 6, 1993 — April 22, 1994 0
22 Michael Moorer April 22, 1994 — November 5, 1994 0
23 George Foreman (2) November 5, 1994 — March 5, 1995s 0
Foreman was stripped of title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger, Tony Tucker
24 Bruce Seldon (v. Tony Tucker) April 8, 1995 — September 7, 1996 1
25 Mike Tyson (2) September 7, 1996 — November 9, 1996 0
26 Evander Holyfield (3) November 9, 1996 — November 13, 1999 4
27 Lennox Lewis November 13, 1999 — April 29, 2000s 0
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 Evander Holyfield (4) (v. John Ruiz) August 12, 2000 — March 3, 2001 0
29 John Ruiz March 3, 2001 — March 1, 2003 2
30 Roy Jones Jr. March 1, 2003 — February 20, 2004r 0
Jones Jr. vacated and moved back to light heavyweight
31 John Ruiz (2) (Interim champ promoted) February 20, 2004 — December 17, 2005 2
32 Nikolai Valuev December 17, 2005 — April 14, 2007 3
33 Ruslan Chagaev April 14, 2007 — July 18, 2008 – (Was declared "Champion in Recess", then stripped) 2
Chagaev got injured and was declared Champion in Recess. Then he was stripped of title for not agreeing on a rematch with Valuev
34 Nikolai Valuev (2) (v. John Ruiz) August 30, 2008 — November 7, 2009 1
35 David Haye November 7, 2009 — July 2, 2011 2
Haye fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
36 Wladimir KlitschkoSuper champion (v. David Haye) July 2, 2011 — Present 7
37 Aleksander Povetkin (v. Ruslan Chagaev) August 27, 2011 — October 5, 2013 4
Povetkin fought for the Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
38 Ruslan Chagaev Regular champion (v. Fres Oquendo) July 6, 2014 — Present 1
39 Luis Ortiz Interim champion (v. Matias Ariel Vidondo) October 17, 2015 — Present 0

Notes

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

See also

External links

  • All-time WBA World champions - Reference book
  • Ken Buchanan - Lightweight Champion of the World - Ken Buchanan site with detailed bio, statistics, full fights and more
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