List of IBF world champions

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

Contents

Current champion
Most consecutive title defenses

Heavyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Larry Holmes
(awarded inaugural title)
11 December 19833
2 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Spinks 21 September 1985 26 February 19872
Spinks was stripped of the title for refusing to fight mandatory challenger Tony Tucker. [1]
3 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Tucker
(def. Buster Douglas )
30 May 19870
4 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Tyson 1 August 19876
5 Flag of the United States.svg Buster Douglas 11 February 19900
5 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield 25 October 19903
6 Flag of the United States.svg Riddick Bowe 13 November 19921
7 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield (2)6 November 19930
8 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Moorer 22 April 19940
9 Flag of the United States.svg George Foreman 5 November 1994 29 June 19951
Foreman vacated the title after refusing to participate in an IBF-mandated rematch with Axel Schulz. [2]
10 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Moorer (2)
(def. Axel Schulz )
22 June 19962
11 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield (3)8 November 19972
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lennox Lewis 13 November 19993
13 Flag of the United States.svg Hasim Rahman 22 April 20010
14 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lennox Lewis (2)17 November 2001 5 September 20021
Lewis vacated the IBF title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Chris Byrd and by being given US$1 million and a Range Rover by promoter Don King to do so, because King wished to promote a fight between Byrd and Evander Holyfield for the vacant title. [3]
15 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Byrd
(def. Evander Holyfield )
14 December 20024
16 Flag of Ukraine.svg Wladimir Klitschko 22 April 200618
17 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tyson Fury 28 November 2015 8 December 20150
Fury was stripped of the title for being unable to fight mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov, due to agreeing to a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko. [4]
18 Flag of the United States.svg Charles Martin
(def. Vyacheslav Glazkov )
16 January 20160
19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Joshua 9 April 20166
20 Flag of the United States.svg Andy Ruiz Jr. 1 June 20190
21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Joshua (2)7 December 2019 present1


Cruiserweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Camel
(def. Roddy MacDonald)
13 December 19830
2 Flag of the United States.svg Lee Roy Murphy 6 October 19843
3 Flag of the United States.svg Rickey Parkey 25 October 19861
4 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield 15 May 1987 July 19883
Holyfield vacated the title to move up to heavyweight.
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Glenn McCrory
(def. Patrick Lumumba)
3 June 19891
6 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Lampkin 22 March 1990 July 19911
Lampkin vacated his title due to IBF ordering a mandatory fight on a 3 week notice.
7 Flag of the United States.svg James Warring
(def. James Pritchard )
7 September 19912
8 Flag of the United States.svg Al Cole 30 July 1992 19955
Al Cole vacated his title to move up to heavyweight.
9 Flag of the United States.svg Adolpho Washington
(def. Torsten May )
31 August 19960
10 Flag of Jamaica.svg Uriah Grant 21 June 19970
11 Flag of the United States.svg Imamu Mayfield 8 November 19971
12 Flag of the United States.svg Arthur Williams 30 October 19980
13 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Vassiliy Jirov 5 June 19996
14 Flag of the United States.svg James Toney 26 April 2003 September 20030
Toney vacated to move up to heavyweight and fight Evander Holyfield.
15 Flag of the United States.svg Kelvin Davis
(def. Ezra Sellers )
1 May 2004 9 February 20050
Davis was stripped of the title after a fight with O'Neil Bell scheduled for 5 February 2005 was cancelled. [5]
16 Flag of Jamaica.svg O'Neil Bell
(def. Dale Brown )
20 May 2005 6 April 20062
Bell was stripped of the title after undergoing dental surgery and subsequently withdrawing from a fight with mandatory challenger Steve Cunningham scheduled for 6 May. [6]
17 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Włodarczyk
(def. Steve Cunningham )
25 November 20060
18 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Cunningham 26 May 20070
19 Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Adamek 11 December 2008 18 October 20092
Adamek vacated the title to move up to heavyweight. [7]
20 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Cunningham (2)
(def. Troy Ross )
5 June 20101
21 Flag of Cuba.svg Yoan Pablo Hernandez 1 October 2011 21 September 20154
Hernández was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a scheduled mandatory defense against Víctor Emilio Ramírez due to injury. [8]
22 Flag of Argentina.svg Victor Emilio Ramírez
(interim champion promoted)
21 September 20151
23 Flag of Russia.svg Denis Lebedev 21 May 20160
24 Flag of Russia.svg Murat Gassiev 3 December 20162
25 Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Usyk 21 July 2018 15 June 20191
Usyk vacated the title to move up to heavyweight. [9]
26 Flag of Cuba.svg Yuniel Dorticos
(def. Andrew Tabiti )
15 June 20190
27 Flag of Latvia.svg Mairis Briedis 26 September 2020 present0

Light heavyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Spinks
(def. Eddie Davis )
25 February 1984 5 November 19852
Spinks vacated his titles and moved up to heavyweight. [10]
2 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Slobodan Kačar
(def. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad )
21 December 19850
3 Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Czyz 6 September 19863
4 Flag of the United States.svg Charles Williams 29 October 19878
5 Flag of Germany.svg Henry Maske 20 March 199310
6 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Hill 23 November 19960
7 Flag of Poland.svg Dariusz Michalczewski 13 June 1997 16 June 19970
Michalczewski vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger William Guthrie. [11]
8 Flag of the United States.svg William Guthrie
(def. Darrin Allen)
19 July 19970
9 Flag of the United States.svg Reggie Johnson 6 February 19982
10 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. 5 June 1999 1 March 20037
Jones vacated the title to move up to heavyweight and challenge John Ruiz for his WBA title. [12]
11 Flag of the United States.svg Antonio Tarver
(def. Montell Griffin )
26 April 2003 8 November 20030
Tarver vacated the title due to agreeing to a fight with Roy Jones Jr. which included a rematch clause that would have made him unavailable for a mandatory defense had he won. [13]
12 Flag of Jamaica.svg Glen Johnson
(def. Clinton Woods)
6 February 2004 5 November 20041
Johnson vacated the title after agreeing to fight Antonio Tarver instead of participating in a mandatory defense. [14]
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Clinton Woods
(def. Rico Hoye )
4 March 20054
14 Flag of the United States.svg Antonio Tarver (2)12 April 20080
15 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Dawson 11 October 2008 27 May 20091
Dawson vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Tavoris Cloud and instead pursued a rematch with Glen Johnson. [15]
16 Flag of the United States.svg Tavoris Cloud
(def. Clinton Woods )
28 August 20094
17 Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins 9 March 20132
18 Flag of Russia.svg Sergey Kovalev 8 November 20144
19 Flag of the United States.svg Andre Ward 19 November 2016 21 September 20171
Ward retires. [16]
20 Flag of Russia.svg Artur Beterbiev
(def. Enrico Kölling )
11 November 2017 present4

Super middleweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Murray Sutherland
(def. Ernie Singletary)
28 March 19840
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Chong-Pal Park 22 July 1984 4 February 19888
Park was stripped of the title after failing to make a mandatory defense within the IBF's prescribed time limit. [17]
3 Flag of Germany.svg Graciano Rocchigiani
(def. Vincent Boulware)
11 March 1988 September 19893
Rocchigiani, citing difficulties making weight, vacated the title and withdrew from a scheduled October fight with Frank Tate to move up to light heavyweight. [18]
4 Flag of the United States.svg Lindell Holmes
(def. Frank Tate )
27 January 19903
5 Flag of the United States.svg Darrin Van Horn 18 May 19911
6 Flag of the United States.svg Iran Barkley 10 January 19920
7 Flag of the United States.svg James Toney 13 February. 19933
8 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. 18 November 1994 February 19975
Jones, having previously moved up to light heavyweight in November 1996 when he defeated Mike McCallum for the interim WBC title, vacated the IBF super middleweight title, citing the sanctioning bodies' policies of not liking titles to be held in different weight classes simultaneously. [19]
9 Flag of the United States.svg Charles Brewer
(def. Gary Ballard)
21 June 19973
10 Flag of Germany.svg Sven Ottke 24 October 1998 27 March 200421
Ottke retired as the unified WBA/IBF world champion immediately after his defense against Armand Krajnc in Magdeburg, Germany. [20]
11 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Lacy
(def. Syd Vanderpool )
2 October 20044
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe Calzaghe 4 March 2006 27 November 20061
Calzaghe vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz and instead accepted a fight with Peter Manfredo Jr. [21]
13 Flag of Colombia.svg Alejandro Berrio
(def. Robert Stieglitz)
3 March 20070
14 Flag of Romania.svg Lucian Bute 19 October 20079
15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Froch 26 May 2012 3 February 20154
Froch vacated the title due to his inability to defend it following an elbow injury. [22]
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James DeGale
(def. Andre Dirrell )
23 May 20153
17 Flag of the United States.svg Caleb Truax 9 December 20170
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James DeGale (2)7 April 2018 4 July 20180
DeGale vacated the title one day before a scheduled purse bid for a fight with José Uzcátegui was supposed to take place. [23]
19 Flag of Venezuela.svg José Uzcátegui
(interim champion promoted)
4 July 20180
20 Flag of the United States.svg Caleb Plant 13 January 2019 present3

Middleweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Hagler
(def. Wilford Scypion )
27 May 1983 6 April 19875
The IBF refused to sanction Hagler's defense against Sugar Ray Leonard and stripped him of the title after losing the bout. [24]
2 Flag of the United States.svg Frank Tate
(def. Michael Olajide)
10 October 19871
3 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Nunn 28 July 19885
4 Flag of the United States.svg James Toney 10 May 1991 13 February 19936
Toney vacated the title upon defeating Iran Barkley for the IBF super middleweight title.
5 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr.
(def. Bernard Hopkins )
22 May 1993 18 October 19941
Jones vacated the title a month before moving up in weight to challenge James Toney for the IBF super middleweight title.
6 Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins
(def. Segundo Mercado )
29 April 199519
7 Flag of the United States.svg Jermain Taylor 16 July 2005 11 October 20050
Taylor vacated the title after refusing to participate in an immediate mandatory defense and instead agreed to a rematch with Bernard Hopkins. [25]
8 Flag of Armenia.svg Arthur Abraham
(def. Kingsley Ikeke )
20 December 2005 11 July 200910
Abraham vacated the title to move up to super middleweight and participate in the Super Six World Boxing Classic. [26]
9 Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Sylvester
(def. Giovanni Lorenzo)
19 September 20093
10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Daniel Geale 7 May 20114
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Darren Barker 17 August 20130
12 Flag of Germany.svg Felix Sturm 7 December 20130
13 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sam Soliman 31 May 20140
14 Flag of the United States.svg Jermain Taylor (2)8 October 2014 5 February 20150
Taylor was stripped of the title due to his inability to defend it during his ongoing legal and mental health issues. [27]
15 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg David Lemieux
(def. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam )
20 June 20150
16 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Gennady Golovkin 17 October 2015 6 June 20184
After Golovkin's fight with Canelo Alvarez on 5 May was cancelled, the IBF granted an exemption to him to face Vanes Martirosyan in a non-IBF sanctioned bout on the same date with the stipulation that he must face mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko by 3 August. After Golovkin failed to agree in writing to a fight with Derevyanchenko, he was stripped of the title. [28]
17 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Jacobs
(def. Sergiy Derevyanchenko )
27 October 20180
18 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez 4 May 2019 1 August 20190
Álvarez was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms for a bout against mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko. [29]
19 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Gennady Golovkin (2)
(def. Sergiy Derevyanchenko )
5 October 2019 present1

Junior middleweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Medal
(def. Earl Hargrove)
11 March 19840
2 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos Santos 2 November 19841
3 Flag of the United States.svg Buster Drayton 4 June 19862
4 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Matthew Hilton 27 June 19871
5 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Hines 4 November 19880
6 Flag of the United States.svg Darrin Van Horn 5 February 19890
7 Flag of Italy.svg Gianfranco Rosi 15 July 198911
8 Flag of the United States.svg Vincent Pettway 1September 17, 19941
9 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Vaden 12 August 19950
10 Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris 16 December 1995 March 19974
Norris was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Raúl Márquez and instead agreeing to a fight with Félix Trinidad in June, [30] which was ultimately cancelled.
11 Flag of the United States.svg Raúl Márquez
(def. Anthony Stephens)
12 April 19972
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Luis Ramón Campas 6 December 19973
13 Flag of the United States.svg Fernando Vargas 12 December 19985
14 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Félix Trinidad 2 December 2000 12 May 20010
Trinidad vacated the title after defeating William Joppy for the WBA middleweight title.
15 Flag of the United States.svg Ronald Wright
(def. Robert Frazier)
12 October 2001 19 April 20045
Wright was stripped of the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Kassim Ouma and instead accepted a rematch with Shane Mosley. [31]
16 Flag of Belize.svg Verno Phillips
(def. Carlos Bojorquez )
5 June 20040
17 Flag of Uganda.svg Kassim Ouma 2 October 20041
18 Flag of Russia.svg Roman Karmazin 14 July 20050
19 Flag of the United States.svg Cory Spinks 8 July 20061
20 Flag of Belize.svg Verno Phillips (2)27 March 2008 November 20080
Phillips vacated the title to fight Paul Williams.
21 Flag of the United States.svg Cory Spinks (2)
(def. Deandre Latimore )
24 April 20090
23 Flag of the United States.svg Cornelius Bundrage 7 August 20102
24 Flag of the United States.svg Ishe Smith 23 February 20130
25 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Amado Molina 14 September 20130
26 Flag of the United States.svg Cornelius Bundrage (2)11 October 20140
27 Flag of the United States.svg Jermall Charlo 12 September 2015 16 February 20173
Charlo vacated the title to move up to middleweight. [32]
28 Flag of the United States.svg Jarrett Hurd
(def. Tony Harrison )
25 February 20173
29 Flag of the United States.svg Julian Williams 11 May 20190
30 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Jeison Rosario 18 January 20200
31 Flag of the United States.svg Jermell Charlo 26 September 2020 present1

Welterweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Donald Curry
(def. Marlon Starling )
4 February 19844
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lloyd Honeyghan 27 September 1986 28 October 19873
The IBF refused to sanction Honeyghan's defense against Jorge Vaca because he was not ranked among its top 12 contenders and stripped him of the title after he lost the bout. [33]
3 Flag of Jamaica.svg Simon Brown
(def. Tyrone Trice )
23 April 1988 7 May 19918
Brown vacated the title due to the IBF's decision to sanction bouts in apartheid South Africa and for its handling of his March title unification bout with former WBC champion Maurice Blocker. [34]
4 Flag of the United States.svg Maurice Blocker
(def. Glenwood Brown )
4 October 19911
5 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Félix Trinidad 19 June 1993 10 March 200015
Trinidad vacated the title a week after moving up to junior middleweight and winning the WBA title against David Reid. [35]
6 Flag of the United States.svg Vernon Forrest
(def. Raul Frank)
12 May 2001 11 December 20010
Forrest was stripped of the title after announcing he would fight WBC champion Shane Mosley instead of mandatory challenger Michele Piccirillo. [36]
7 Flag of Italy.svg Michele Piccirillo
(def. Cory Spinks)
13 April 20020
8 Flag of the United States.svg Cory Spinks 22 March 20033
9 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah 5 February 20051
10 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. 8 April 2006 20 June 20060
Mayweather vacated the title to fight Carlos Baldomir for the WBC welterweight Title.
11 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Kermit Cintrón
(def. Mark Suárez )
28 October 20062
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio Margarito 12 April 2008 23 May 20080
Margarito vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Joshua Clottey and instead agreed to a fight with Miguel Cotto for his WBA title on 26 July 2008. [37]
13 Flag of Ghana.svg Joshua Clottey
(def. Zab Judah )
2 August 2008 16 April 20090
Clottey vacated the title after Miguel Cotto, the WBO welterweight champion, failed to sign his contract in time for the IBF to approve their 13 June fight as a unification bout and grant Clottey an exemption from facing mandatory challenger Isaac Hlatshwayo. [38]
14 Flag of South Africa.svg Isaac Hlatshwayo
(def. Delvin Rodríguez )
1 August 20091
15 Flag of Slovenia.svg Jan Zaveck 11 December 20093
16 Flag of the United States.svg Andre Berto 3 September 2011 8 November 20110
Berto vacated the title after HBO indicated a lack of interest in him facing mandatory challenger Randall Bailey on their network and instead pursued a rematch against Victor Ortiz. [39]
17 Flag of the United States.svg Randall Bailey
(def. Mike Jones )
9 June 20120
18 Flag of the United States.svg Devon Alexander 20 October 20120
19 Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Porter 7 December 20131
20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kell Brook 16 August 20143
21 Flag of the United States.svg Errol Spence Jr. 27 May 2017 present5

Junior welterweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Aaron Pryor
(def. Nick Furlano)
22 June 1984 9 December 19851
Pryor was stripped of the title due to inactivity. [40]
2 Flag of the United States.svg Gary Hinton
(def. Reyes Antonio Cruz)
26 April 19861
3 Flag of the United States.svg Joe Manley 30 October 19860
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Terry Marsh 4 March 1987 15 September 19871
Marsh vacated the title upon his retirement due to epilepsy. [41]
5 Flag of the United States.svg James McGirt
(def. Frankie Warren)
14 February 19881
6 Flag of the United States.svg Meldrick Taylor 3 September 19882
7 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez 17 May 1990 22 April 19912
Chávez vacated the title, citing a dispute with IBF president Bob Lee and promoter Bob Arum. [42]
8 Flag of Colombia.svg Rafael Pineda
(def. Roger Mayweather )
7 December 19911
9 Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker 18 July 1992 6 March 19930
Whitaker vacated the title when he moved up to welterweight to challenge WBC champion James McGirt. [43]
10 Flag of the United States.svg Charles Murray
(def. Rodney Moore )
15 May 19932
11 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Jake Rodríguez 13 February 19942
12 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kostya Tszyu 28 January 19955
13 Flag of the United States.svg Vince Phillips 31 May 19973
14 Flag of the United States.svg Terron Millett 20 February 1999 December 19991
Millett was stripped of the title after failing to make a mandatory defense due to hand injuries. [44]
15 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah
(def. Jan Piet Bergman)
12 February 20005
16 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kostya Tszyu (2)3 November 20014
17 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Hatton 4 June 2005 14 April 20061
Hatton vacated the title to move up to welterweight and fight WBA champion Luis Collazo rather than fight mandatory challenger Naoufel Ben Rabah. [45]
18 Flag of Colombia.svg Juan Urango
(def. Naoufel Ben Rabah )
30 June 20060
19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Hatton (2)20 January 2007 3 February 20070
Hatton vacated the title after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Lovemore N'dou and instead agreed to a fight with José Luis Castillo. [46]
20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lovemore N'dou
(def. Naoufel Ben Rabah )
4 February 20071
21 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Malignaggi 16 June 2007 2 October 20081
Malignaggi vacated the title after refusing to participate in a rematch with mandatory challenger Herman Ngoudjo and instead agreed to a fight with Ricky Hatton. [47]
22 Flag of Colombia.svg Juan Urango (2)
(def. Herman Ngoudjo )
30 January 20091
23 Flag of the United States.svg Devon Alexander 6 March 2010 22 October 20101
Alexander was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Kaizer Mabuza and instead agreed to a unification fight with WBO champion Timothy Bradley. [48]
24 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah (2)
(def. Kaizer Mabuza )
5 March 20110
25 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Amir Khan 23 July 20110
26 Flag of the United States.svg Lamont Peterson 10 December 2011 11 April 20153
Peterson was stripped of the title after he lost a non-title fight against unified WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia at a catchweight of 143 pounds. [49]
27 Flag of Argentina.svg César Cuenca
(def. Ik Yang)
18 July 20150
28 Flag of Russia.svg Eduard Troyanovsky 4 November 20152
29 Flag of Namibia.svg Julius Indongo 3 December 20161
30 Flag of the United States.svg Terence Crawford 19 August 2017 30 August 20170
Crawford vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Sergey Lipinets, citing an inability to make the fight under the IBF's time frame. [50]
31 Flag of Russia.svg Sergey Lipinets
(def. Akihiro Kondo)
4 November 20170
32 Flag of the United States.svg Mikey Garcia 10 March 2018 15 April 20180
Garcia vacated the title after deciding to move back down in weight and defend his WBC lightweight world title rather than face IBF mandatory challenger Ivan Baranchyk. [51]
33 Flag of Belarus.svg Ivan Baranchyk
(def. Anthony Yigit )
27 October 20180
34 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Josh Taylor 18 May 2019 present3

Lightweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Charlie Brown
(def. Melvin Paul)
30 January 19840
2 Flag of the United States.svg Harry Arroyo 15 April 19842
3 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Paul 6 April 19853
4 Flag of the United States.svg Greg Haugen 5 December 19860
5 Flag of the United States.svg Vinny Pazienza 7 June 19870
6 Flag of the United States.svg Greg Haugen (2)6 February 19882
7 Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker 18 February 1989 19928
Whitaker vacated his title to move up.
8 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Pendleton
(def. Tracy Spann)
10 January 19931
9 Flag of Mexico.svg Rafael Ruelas 19 February 19942
10 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya 6 May 1995 12 July 19950
De La Hoya vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Miguel Julio and instead accepted a fight with Genaro Hernández. [52]
11 Flag of South Africa.svg Philip Holiday
(def. Miguel Julio)
19 August 19956
12 Flag of the United States.svg Shane Mosley 2 August 1997 May 19998
Mosley vacated the title to move up to welterweight. [53]
13 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Spadafora
(def. Israel Cardona)
20 August 1999 26 June 20038
Spadafora vacated the title to move up to junior welterweight. [54]
14 Flag of Mexico.svg Javier Jáuregui
(def. Leavander Johnson)
22 November 20030
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio Díaz 13 May 2004 2 February 20050
Díaz vacated the title after withdrawing from a fight with mandatory challenger Leavander Johnson scheduled for 11 February and instead agreed to a fight with WBC champion José Luis Castillo. [55]
16 Flag of the United States.svg Leavander Johnson
(def. Stefano Zoff )
17 June 20050
17 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesús Chávez 17 September 20051
18 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio Díaz (2)3 February 20071
19 Flag of the United States.svg Juan Díaz 13 October 20070
20 Flag of the United States.svg Nate Campbell 8 March 2008 13 February 20080
Campbell was stripped of his unified IBF/WBO world titles after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Ali Funeka. [56]
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Miguel Vázquez
(def. Kim Ji-Hoon )
14 August 20106
22 Flag of the United States.svg Mickey Bey 13 September 2014 25 June 20150
Bey vacated the title after withdrawing from a scheduled defense against Denis Shafikov. [57]
23 Flag of Cuba.svg Rances Barthelemy
(def. Denis Shafikov )
18 December 2015 6 June 20161
Barthelemy vacated the title to move up to junior welterweight. [58]
24 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Easter Jr.
(def. Richard Commey )
9 September 20163
25 Flag of the United States.svg Mikey Garcia 28 July 2018 30 October 20180
Garcia vacated the title to move up to welterweight to pursue a fight with Errol Spence Jr. [59]
26 Flag of Ghana.svg Richard Commey
(def. Isa Chaniev )
2 February 20190
27 Flag of the United States.svg Teofimo Lopez 14 December 2019 present1

Junior lightweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of South Korea.svg Hwan-Kil Yuh
(def. Rod Sequenan)
22 April 19841
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lester Ellis 15 February 19851
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Barry Michael 12 July 19853
4 Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Lockridge 9 September 19872
5 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Lopez 23 July 19883
6 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg John John Molina 7 October 19892
7 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Lopez (2)20 May 19904
8 Flag of South Africa.svg Brian Mitchell 13 September 1991 19910
Mitchell retired.
9 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg John John Molina (2)
(def. Jackie Gunguluza)
22 February 1992 19957
Molina vacates the title to move up to lightweight.
10 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Hopson
(def. Moises Pedroza)
22 April 19950
11 Flag of the United States.svg Tracy Harris Patterson 9 July 19950
12 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Arturo Gatti 15 December 1995 January 19983
Gatti vacated the title to move up.
13 Flag of the United States.svg Roberto Garcia
(def. Harold Warren )
13 March 19982
14 Flag of the United States.svg Diego Corrales 23 October 1999 20003
Corrales ostensibly vacated the title to move up to lightweight, but later claimed that it was relinquished without his consent by his manager Cameron Dunkin so that one of Dunkin's other clients, Steve Forbes, could fight for it. [60]
15 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Forbes
(def. John Brown)
3 December 2000 17 August 20031
Forbes was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight with David Santos. [61]
16 Flag of El Salvador.svg Carlos Hernández
(def. David Santos)
1 February 20031
17 Flag of Mexico.svg Erik Morales 31 July 2004 20040
Erik Morales vacates the title.
18 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Robbie Peden
(def. Nate Campbell )
23 February 20050
19 Flag of Mexico.svg Marco Antonio Barrera 17 September 2005 19 April 20060
Barrera is stripped of the title.
20 Flag of South Africa.svg Cassius Baloyi
(def. Manuel Medina )
31 May 20060
21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gairy St Clair 29 July 20060
22 Flag of South Africa.svg Malcolm Klassen 4 November 20060
23 Flag of South Africa.svg Mzonke Fana 20 April 20071
24 Flag of South Africa.svg Cassius Baloyi (2)12 April 20081
25 Flag of South Africa.svg Malcolm Klassen (2)18 April 20091
26 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Guerrero 22 August 2009 16 February 20100
Guerrero vacated the title to spend time with his wife during her struggle with leukemia. [62]
27 Flag of South Africa.svg Mzonke Fana (2)
(def. Cassius Baloyi )
1 September 2010 19 May 20110
Fana was stripped of belt for failure to comply with his mandatory title defense versus Argenis Méndez
28 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Carlos Salgado
(def. Argenis Méndez )
10 September 20112
29 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Argenis Méndez 9 March 20131
30 Flag of Cuba.svg Rances Barthelemy 3 January 2014 30 January 20140
Rances Barthelemy was credited with a 2nd round knockout of Méndez on 3 January 2014, but the result was changed to a no decision by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry after it was determined that referee Pete Podgorski did not call a foul on Barthelemy when he hit Méndez after the bell, which resulted in the knockout. The IBF, recognizing the decision to overturn the result, reinstated Méndez as champion. [63]
31 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Argenis Méndez (2)
(reinstated)
30 January 20140
32 Flag of Cuba.svg Rances Barthelemy (2)10 July 2014 10 February 20151
Barthelemy, citing he could no longer make the 130-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to lightweight. [64]
33 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg José Pedraza
(def. Andrey Klimov )
13 June 20152
34 Flag of the United States.svg Gervonta Davis 13 January 2017 25 August 20171
Davis was stripped of the title for failing to make weight before his fight against Francisco Fonseca. [65]
35 Flag of the United States.svg Tevin Farmer
(def. Billy Dib )
3 August 20184
36 Flag of the United States.svg Joseph Diaz 30 January 2020 12 February 20210
Diaz stripped after he failed to make weight for his fight against Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov [66]

Featherweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of South Korea.svg Min-Keun Oh
(def. Joko Arter)
4 March 19842
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Ki-Young Chung 29 November 19852
3 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Antonio Rivera 30 October 19860
4 Flag of the United States.svg Calvin Grove 23 January 19881
5 Flag of Mexico.svg Jorge Páez 4 August 1988 14 March 19918
Paez, who had previously challenged Tony Lopez for the IBF junior lightweight title in September 1990, vacated the title citing his inability to make the featherweight limit. [67]
6 Flag of the United States.svg Troy Dorsey
(def. Alfred Rangel)
3 June 19910
7 Flag of Mexico.svg Manuel Medina 12 August 19914
8 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Johnson 26 February 199311
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Naseem Hamed 8 February 1997 August 19972
Hamed vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Héctor Lizárraga. [68]
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Héctor Lizárraga
(def. Welcome Ncita )
13 December 19970
11 Flag of Mexico.svg Manuel Medina (2)24 April 19981
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul Ingle 13 November 19991
13 Flag of South Africa.svg Mbulelo Botile 16 December 20000
14 Flag of the United States.svg Frank Toledo 6 April 20010
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Manuel Medina (3)16 November 20010
16 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Tapia 27 April 2002 1 October 20020
Tapia was stripped of the title for agreeing to a fight with Marco Antonio Barrera instead of mandatory challenger Juan Manuel Márquez. [69] [70]
17 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Manuel Márquez
(def. Manuel Medina)
1 February 2003 15 August 20054
Marquez was stripped of the title because no promoter was willing to bid at least US$50,000 to stage a mandatory defense against Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym. [71]
18 Flag of Brazil.svg Valdemir Pereira
(def. Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym )
20 January 20060
19 Flag of the United States.svg Eric Aiken 13 May 20060
20 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Guerrero 2 September 2006 4 November 20060
Guerrero lost to Orlando Salido but the result was overturned to NC after Salido tested positive of the banned substance Nandrolone. The title is vacated. [72]
21 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Guerrero (2)
(def. Spend Abazi)
23 February 2007 23 June 20082
Guerrero, citing an inability to make weight, vacated the title one day before a scheduled purse bid for a fight with mandatory challenger Orlando Salido. [73]
22 Flag of Mexico.svg Cristobal Cruz
(def. Orlando Salido )
23 October 20083
23 Flag of Mexico.svg Orlando Salido 15 May 20100
24 Flag of Cuba.svg Yuriorkis Gamboa 11 September 2010 26 March 20110
Gamboa was stripped of the title after skipping an IBF-mandated second weigh-in on the day of his fight with Jorge Solís. [74]
25 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy Dib
(def. Jorge Lacierva )
29 July 20112
26 Flag of Russia.svg Evgeny Gradovich 1 March 20134
27 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lee Selby 30 May 20154
28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Josh Warrington 19 May 2018 21 January 20213
Warrington vacated the title after the IBF refused to sanction a proposed unification bout against WBA Regular champion Xu Can. [75]

Junior featherweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Bobby Berna
(def. Sung-In Suh)
4 December 19830
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Suh Sung-in 15 April 19841
3 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Ji-won 3 January 1985 19864
Title vacated when Kim retired.
4 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Seung-hoon
(def. Prayurasak Muangsurin)
18 January 1987 19883
Lee is forced to vacate the title when the IBF stops promoting fights in South Korea.
5 Flag of Venezuela.svg José Sanabria
(def. Moises Fuentes Rocha)
21 May 19883
6 Flag of France.svg Fabrice Benichou 10 March 19893
7 Flag of South Africa.svg Welcome Ncita 10 March 19906
8 Flag of the United States.svg Kennedy McKinney 2 December 19925
9 Flag of South Africa.svg Vuyani Bungu 20 August 1994 March 199913
Bungu vacated the title to move up in weight. [76]
10 Flag of South Africa.svg Lehlo Ledwaba
(def. John Michael Johnson )
25 May 19995
11 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao 23 June 2001 20034
Pacquiao vacates the title to move up to featherweight.
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Israel Vázquez
(def. Jose Luis Valbuena )
25 March 2004 20052
Vazquez vacated the title to face WBC champion Óscar Larios.
13 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Molitor
(def. Michael Hunter )
10 November 20064
14 Flag of Panama.svg Celestino Caballero 21 November 2008 5 February 20102
Caballero was stripped of the title because no promoter made an offer for the rights to a defense against mandatory challenger Takalani Ndlovu. [77]
15 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Molitor (2)
(def. Takalani Ndlovu )
27 March 20101
16 Flag of South Africa.svg Takalani Ndlovu 26 March 20111
17 Flag of South Africa.svg Jeffrey Mathebula 24 March 20120
18 Flag of the Philippines.svg Nonito Donaire 17 July 2012 13 October 20120
Donaire vacated the title shortly before his fight with Toshiaki Nishioka in order to avoid paying the IBF's sanctioning fee, citing HBO's lack of interest in purchasing rights for an upcoming mandatory defense against the winner of an 27 October title eliminator between Takalani Ndlovu and Alejandro López. [78]
19 Flag of Colombia.svg Jonatan Romero
(def. Alejandro López)
16 February 20130
20 Flag of Spain.svg Kiko Martínez 17 August 20132
21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Frampton 6 September 2014 28 April 20163
Frampton vacated the title to move up to featherweight to fight Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA title rather than face mandatory challenger Shingo Wake. [79]
22 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Jonathan Guzmán
(def. Shingo Wake )
20 July 20160
23 Flag of Japan.svg Yukinori Oguni 31 December 20160
24 Flag of Japan.svg Ryosuke Iwasa 13 September 20171
25 Flag of Ireland.svg T.J. Doheny 16 August 20181
26 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Roman 26 April 20190
27 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Murodjon Akhmadaliev 30 January 2020 present1

Bantamweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Shingaki
(def. Elmer Magallano)
15 April 19841
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jeff Fenech 26 April 1985 10 February 19873
Fenech vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight and fight Samart Payakaroon for the WBC title. [80]
3 Flag of the United States.svg Kelvin Seabrooks
(def. Miguel Maturana)
15 May 19873
4 Flag of the United States.svg Orlando Canizales 9 July 1988 199415
Canizales vacates the title to move up to junior featherweight.
5 Flag of Colombia.svg Harold Mestre
(def. Juvenal Berrio)
21 January 19950
6 Flag of South Africa.svg Mbulelo Botile 29 April 19955
7 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Austin 19 July 19979
8 Flag of Mexico.svg Rafael Márquez 15 February 2003 16 March 20077
Márquez vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight.
9 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Luís Alberto Pérez
(def. Genaro García)
7 July 20070
10 Flag of Ghana.svg Joseph Agbeko 19 September 20072
11 Flag of Colombia.svg Yonnhy Pérez 31 October 20092
12 Flag of Ghana.svg Joseph Agbeko (2)11 December 20101
13 Flag of Mexico.svg Abner Mares 13 August 2011 8 February 20121
Mares vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight rather than face mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga. [81]
14 Flag of Mexico.svg Léo Santa Cruz
(def. Vusi Malinga )
2 June 2012 11 February 20133
Santa Cruz, citing his difficulty making the 118-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight one day before a scheduled purse bid for a fight with mandatory challenger Jamie McDonnell. [82]
15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie McDonnell
(def. Julio Ceja )
11 May 2013 16 October 20130
McDonnell was stripped of the title after failing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga. [83]
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stuart Hall
(def. Vusi Malinga )
21 December 20131
17 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul Butler 7 June 2014 2 July 20140
Butler vacated the title to move down to junior bantamweight. [84]
18 Flag of the United States.svg Randy Caballero
(def. Stuart Hall )
25 October 2014 20 November 20150
Caballero was stripped of the title after failing to make weight before his bout with interim IBF champion Lee Haskins. The IBF promoted Haskins to full champion status and the fight was cancelled. [85]
19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lee Haskins
(interim champion promoted)
20 November 20152
20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ryan Burnett 10 June 2017 12 February 20181
WBA/IBF champion Burnett vacated the title after agreeing to fight WBA mandatory challenger Yonfrez Parejo rather than IBF mandatory Emmanuel Rodríguez. [86]
21 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Emmanuel Rodríguez
(def. Paul Butler)
5 May 20181
22 Flag of Japan.svg Naoya Inoue 18 May 2019 present3

Junior bantamweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of South Korea.svg Chun Ju-do
(def. Ken Kasugai)
10 December 19835
2 Flag of Indonesia.svg Ellyas Pical 3 May 19852
3 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Cesar Polanco 15 February 19860
4 Flag of Indonesia.svg Ellyas Pical (2)5 July 1986 28 February 19871
Pical, who also held the WBA title, was stripped of the IBF title after a loss of the WBA title by TKO to Khaosai Galaxy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
5 Flag of South Korea.svg Chang Tae-il
(def. Soon Chun Kwon)
17 May 19870
6 Flag of Indonesia.svg Ellyas Pical (3)17 October 19873
7 Flag of Colombia.svg Juan Polo Perez 14 October 19890
8 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Quiroga 21 April 19905
9 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Borboa 16 January 19935
10 Flag of Colombia.svg Harold Grey 29 August 19943
11 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Gabriel Salazar 7 October 19951
12 Flag of Colombia.svg Harold Grey (2)27 April 19960
13 Flag of the United States.svg Danny Romero 24 August 19962
14 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Tapia 18 July 1997 5 December 19982
Tapia vacates the title to move up to bantamweight.
15 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Johnson
(def. Ratanachai Sor Vorapin )
24 April 1999 May 20002
Johnson was stripped of the title after being incarcerated for 1 year.
16 Flag of Venezuela.svg Félix Machado
(def. Julio Gamboa )
22 July 20003
17 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Luis Alberto Pérez 4 January 2003 3 November 20063
Pérez was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his scheduled defense against Ricardo Vargas. Arizona Boxing Commission chief John Montano cancelled the fight, citing safety and contractual reasons. [87]
18 Flag of Russia.svg Dimitri Kirilov
(def. José Navarro )
13 October 20071
19 Flag of Armenia.svg Vic Darchinyan 2 August 2008 28 July 20092
Darchinyan vacated the title after refusing to negotiate terms with mandatory challenger Simphiwe Nongqayi. [88]
20 Flag of South Africa.svg Simphiwe Nongqayi
(def. Jorge Arce )
15 September 20091
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Alberto Rosas 31 July 20100
22 Flag of Mexico.svg Cristian Mijares 11 December 2010 17 August 20112
Mijares vacated the title to move up to junior featherweight.
23 Flag of Mexico.svg Rodrigo Guerrero
(def. Raúl Martínez)
8 October 20110
24 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Carlos Sánchez Jr. 11 February 2012 8 June 20132
Sánchez was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Roberto Domingo Sosa. [89]
25 Flag of Japan.svg Daiki Kameda
(def. Rodrigo Guerrero )
3 September 2013 19 March 20140
Kameda vacated the title citing difficulties making weight. [90] He was defeated by Liborio Solís in his only defense on 3 December 2013 but retained the title as Solis failed to make weight for the bout.
26 Flag of South Africa.svg Zolani Tete
(def. Teiru Kinoshita )
18 July 2014 2 June 20151
Tete vacated the title after refusing to accept the results of a purse bid for a fight with mandatory challenger McJoe Arroyo. [91]
27 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg McJoe Arroyo
(def. Arthur Villanueva )
18 July 20150
28 Flag of the Philippines.svg Jerwin Ancajas 3 September 2016 present9

Flyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of South Korea.svg Kwon Soon-chun
(def. Rene Busayong)
24 December 19837
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Chung Jong-kwan 20 December 19850
3 Flag of South Korea.svg Jung Bi-won 27 April 19860
4 Flag of South Korea.svg Shin Hi-sup 2 August 19861
5 Flag of the Philippines.svg Dodie Boy Peñalosa 22 February 19870
6 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Chang-ho 5 September 19870
7 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rolando Bohol 16 January 19881
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Duke McKenzie 5 October 19881
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dave McAuley 7 June 19895
10 Flag of Colombia.svg Rodolfo Blanco 11 June 19920
11 Flag of Thailand.svg Pichit Sitbangprachan 29 November 1992 – 25 November 19945
Sitbangprachan retires.
12 Flag of Colombia.svg Francisco Tejedor
(def. Jose Luis Zepeda)
18 February 19950
13 Flag of the United States.svg Danny Romero 22 April 1995 – 1 January 19961
Romero, citing he could no longer make the 112-pound limit, vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight. [92]
14 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Johnson
(def. Francisco Tejedor)
4 May 1996 – September 19987
Johnson, citing weight problems, vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight and pursue a fight with Johnny Tapia, [93] which never materialized.
15 Flag of Colombia.svg Irene Pacheco
(def. Luis Cox Coronado)
10 April 19996
16 Flag of Armenia.svg Vic Darchinyan 16 December 20045
17 Flag of the Philippines.svg Nonito Donaire 7 July 2007 – 1 July 20093
Donaire vacated the title due to wanting to move up in weight.
18 Flag of South Africa.svg Moruti Mthalane
(def. Julio César Miranda )
20 November 2009 – 13 January 20144
Mthalane vacated the title and withdrew from a fight with mandatory challenger Amnat Ruenroeng citing the low purse offered. [94]
19 Flag of Thailand.svg Amnat Ruenroeng
(def. Rocky Fuentes)
22 January 20145
20 Flag of the Philippines.svg John Riel Casimero 28 May 2016 – 20 December 20161
Casimero vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight. [95]
21 Flag of the Philippines.svg Donnie Nietes
(def. Komgrich Nantapech)
29 April 2017 – 11 April 20181
Nietes vacated the title to move up to junior bantamweight. [96]
22 Flag of South Africa.svg Moruti Mthalane (2)
(def. Muhammad Waseem )
15 July 20183
23 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sunny Edwards 30 April 2021 – present0

Junior flyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Dodie Boy Peñalosa
(def. Satoshi Shingaki )
10 December 1983 18 July 19863
Peñalosa was stripped of the title for failing to make a mandatory defense by a 15 July deadline. [97]
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Jum-hwan
(def. Cho-Woon Park)
7 December 19863
3 Flag of the Philippines.svg Tacy Macalos4 November 19880
4 Flag of Thailand.svg Muangchai Kittikasem 2 May 19893
5 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Carbajal 29 July 19909
6 Flag of Mexico.svg Humberto González 19 February 19943
7 Flag of Thailand.svg Saman Sorjaturong 15 July 1995 19961
Sorjaturong was stripped of the title.
8 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Carbajal (2)
(def. Melchor Cob Castro )
16 March 19962
9 Flag of Colombia.svg Mauricio Pastrana 18 January 1997 9 May 19970
Pastrana was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a fight with Manuel Herrera due to epididymitis. [98]
10 Flag of Colombia.svg Mauricio Pastrana (2)
(def. Manuel Herrera)
13 December 1997 28 August 19981
Pastrana was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his bout with Carlos Murillo. [99]
11 Flag of the United States.svg Will Grigsby
(def. Ratanapol Sor Vorapin )
18 December 19981
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Ricardo López 2 October 1999 28 November 20023
López retires.
13 Flag of Mexico.svg Víctor Burgos
(def. Alex Sánchez )
15 February 20032
14 Flag of the United States.svg Will Grigsby (2)14 May 20050
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Ulises Solís 7 January 20069
16 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Viloria 19 April 20091
17 Flag of Colombia.svg Carlos Tamara 23 January 20100
18 Flag of Argentina.svg Luis Alberto Lazarte 29 May 20102
19 Flag of Mexico.svg Ulises Solís (2)30 April 2011 19 July 20121
Solís was stripped of the title due to inactivity stemming from injuries suffered during a street fight against Canelo Álvarez in October 2011. [100]
20 Flag of the Philippines.svg Johnriel Casimero
(interim champion promoted)
19 July 2012 2 May 20144
Casimero was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight against Mauricio Fuentes. [101]
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Javier Mendoza
(def. Ramón García Hirales )
20 September 20141
22 Flag of Japan.svg Akira Yaegashi 29 December 20152
23 Flag of the Philippines.svg Milan Melindo 21 May 20171
24 Flag of Japan.svg Ryoichi Taguchi 31 December 20170
25 Flag of South Africa.svg Hekkie Budler 20 May 2018 24 July 20180
Budler vacated the title, citing the low purse to defend it against his mandatory challenger Felix Alvarado. [102]
26 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Felix Alvarado
(def. Randy Petalcorin )
29 October 2018 present2

Mini flyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of South Korea.svg Kyung-Yung Lee
(def. Masaharu Kawakami)
14 June 1987 December 19870
Lee vacated the title to focus on winning the WBC mini flyweight title.
2 Flag of Thailand.svg Samuth Sithnaruepol
(def. Domingo Lucas)
24 March 19882
3 Flag of Indonesia.svg Nico Thomas 17 June 19890
4 Flag of the Philippines.svg Algerico Chávez21 September 19890
5 Flag of Thailand.svg Fahlan Sakkreerin 22 February 19907
6 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Melchor6 September 19920
7 Flag of Thailand.svg Ratanapol Sor Vorapin 10 December 1992 15 March 199612
Sor Vorapin was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his fight with Lee Sandoval.
8 Flag of Thailand.svg Ratanapol Sor Vorapin (2)
(def. Jun Arlos)
18 May 19967
9 Flag of South Africa.svg Zolani Petelo 27 December 1997 20015
Petelo vacated the title to move up to the junior flyweight.
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Roberto Carlos Leyva
(def. Daniel Reyes)
29 April 20011
11 Flag of Colombia.svg Miguel Barrera 9 August 20021
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Edgar Cardenas 31 May 20030
13 Flag of Colombia.svg Daniel Reyes 4 October 20031
14 Flag of Indonesia.svg Muhammad Rachman 14 September 20043
15 Flag of the Philippines.svg Florante Condes 7 July 20070
16 Flag of Mexico.svg Raúl García 14 June 20084
17 Flag of South Africa.svg Nkosinathi Joyi 26 March 20104
18 Flag of Mexico.svg Mario Rodríguez 1 September 20120
19 Flag of Japan.svg Katsunari Takayama 30 March 20132
20 Flag of Mexico.svg Francisco Rodríguez Jr. 9 August 2014 1 October 20140
Rodríguez vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight. [103]
21 Flag of Japan.svg Katsunari Takayama (2)
(def. Go Odaira)
31 December 20142
22 Flag of Mexico.svg Jose Argumedo 31 December 20153
23 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroto Kyoguchi 23 July 2017 27 July 20182
Kyoguchi vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight.
24 Flag of the United States.svg Carlos Licona
(def. Mark Anthony Barriga )
1 December 20180
25 Flag of South Africa.svg Deejay Kriel 16 February 2019 4 July 20190
Kriel vacated the title to move up to junior flyweight. [104]
26 Flag of the Philippines.svg Pedro Taduran
(def. Samuel Salva )
7 September 20191
27 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rene Mark Cuarto 27 February 2021 present0

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