List of WBA world champions

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

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In December 2000, the WBA created an unprecedented situation of having a split championship in the same weight class by introducing a new title called Super world, commonly referred to simply as Super. The Super champion is highly regarded as the WBA's primary champion, while the World champion – commonly known as the Regular champion by boxing publications – is only considered the primary champion by the other three major sanctioning bodies (WBC, IBF, and WBO) if the Super title is vacant.

A Unified champion is a boxer that holds the Regular title and a world title from another major sanctioning body (WBC, IBF, WBO) simultaneously. An Undisputed champion as defined by the WBA, only needs to hold three of the four major titles but in some cases they may change a Super champion into an Undisputed champion after a failed title defense (e.g. Anselmo Moreno losing to Juan Payano and Chris John losing to Simpiwe Vetyeka). This is not to be confused by professional boxing's own definition of an undisputed champion, in which a boxer must hold all four major titles.

There are two tables per section. The primary champion lineage prioritizes the Super champions. If the Super title is vacant, then the Undisputed / Unified title is listed. If both are vacant, then the Regular title becomes the primary champion. The secondary champion lineage lists the Regular or Unified champions while the primary champion is occupied.

Current champion
Most consecutive title defenses
rChampion relinquished title.
sChampion is stripped of title.
pChampion is promoted to primary champion.
dChampion is demoted to secondary champion.

Heavyweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Dempsey
(def. Georges Carpentier )
July 2, 19212
Had won the world title from Jess Willard on July 4, 1919
2 Flag of the United States.svg Gene Tunney September 23, 1926 July 28, 1928r2
Gene Tunney announced his retirement on July 28, 1928
3 Flag of Germany.svg Max Schmeling
(def. Jack Sharkey )
June 12, 19301
4 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Sharkey June 21, 19320
5 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Primo Carnera June 29, 19331
6 Flag of the United States.svg Max Baer June 14, 19340
7 Flag of the United States.svg James J. Braddock June 13, 19350
8 Flag of the United States.svg Joe Louis June 22, 1937 March 1, 1949r25
Louis announced his retirement on Mar 01, 1949 although he would come back a year later to fight Ezzard Charles
9 Flag of the United States.svg Ezzard Charles
(def. Jersey Joe Walcott )
June 22, 19498
10 Flag of the United States.svg Jersey Joe Walcott July 18, 19511
11 Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Marciano September 23, 1952 April 27, 1956r6
Marciano announced his retirement on April 27, 1956
12 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Patterson
(def. Archie Moore )
November 30, 19564
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Ingemar Johansson June 26, 19590
14 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Patterson (2)June 20, 19602
The National Boxing Association changed its name to the World Boxing Association on August 23, 1962
15 Flag of the United States.svg Sonny Liston September 25, 19621
16 Flag of the United States.svg Muhammad Ali February 25, 1964 September 14, 1964s0
Ali was stripped for facing Liston in a rematch on May 25, 1965
17 Flag of the United States.svg Ernie Terrell
(def. Eddie Machen )
March 5, 19652
18 Flag of the United States.svg Muhammad Ali (2)February 6, 1967 May 9, 1967s1
Ali was stripped due to his refusal to be drafted to Army service
19 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Ellis
(def. Jerry Quarry )
April 27, 19681
20 Flag of the United States.svg Joe Frazier February 16, 19704
21 Flag of the United States.svg George Foreman January 22, 19732
22 Flag of the United States.svg Muhammad Ali (3)October 30, 197410
23 Flag of the United States.svg Leon Spinks February 15, 19780
24 Flag of the United States.svg Muhammad Ali (4)September 15, 1978 September 6, 1979r0
Ali vacated and announced retirement although he would come back a year later to fight Larry Holmes
25 Flag of the United States.svg John Tate
(def. Gerrie Coetzee )
October 20, 19790
26 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Weaver March 31, 19802
27 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Dokes December 10, 19821
28 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gerrie Coetzee September 23, 19830
29 Flag of the United States.svg Greg Page December 1, 19840
30 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Tubbs April 29, 19850
31 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Witherspoon January 17, 19861
32 Flag of the United States.svg James Smith December 12, 19860
33 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Tyson March 7, 19878
34 Flag of the United States.svg Buster Douglas February 11, 19900
35 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield October 25, 19903
36 Flag of the United States.svg Riddick Bowe November 13, 19922
37 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield (2)November 6, 19930
38 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Moorer April 22, 19940
39 Flag of the United States.svg George Foreman (2)November 5, 1994 March 4, 1995s0
Foreman was stripped after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Tony Tucker
40 Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Seldon
(def. Tony Tucker )
April 8, 19951
41 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Tyson (2)September 7, 19960
42 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield (3)November 9, 19964
43 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lennox Lewis November 13, 1999 April 29, 2000s0
Lewis was stripped after agreeing to fight WBC challenger Michael Grant instead of John Ruiz. Ruiz challenged this decision in court on the basis of a clause in the Lewis–Holyfield rematch contract which said Lewis's first bout as undisputed champion would be against the WBA's number one contender. For this reason, the WBA created the Super title.
44 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield (4)
(def. John Ruiz )
August 12, 20000
45 Flag of the United States.svg John Ruiz March 3, 20012
46 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. March 1, 2003 February 20, 2004r0
Jones vacated and moved back down to light heavyweight
47 Flag of the United States.svg John Ruiz (2)
(interim champ promoted)
February 20, 20042
48 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolai Valuev December 17, 20053
49 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Ruslan Chagaev April 14, 2007 July 5, 2008s2
Chagaev was injured and declared Champion in Recess. He was later stripped of that title for not being able participate in a rematch with Valuev.
50 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolai Valuev (2)
(def. John Ruiz )
August 30, 20081
51 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Haye November 7, 20092
Haye fought for the inaugural Super title against Wladimir Klitschko
52 Flag of Ukraine.svg Wladimir Klitschko Super champion
(def. David Haye )
July 2, 20118
53 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tyson Fury November 28, 20150
Fury's status is changed to Unified champion after he was stripped of his IBF title for agreeing a rematch with Klitschko instead of facing his IBF mandatory challenger.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tyson Fury Unified ChampionDecember 10, 2015 October 12, 2016r0
Fury vacated after cancelling a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for a second time, citing depression after a positive test for cocaine.
54 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Joshua Super champion
(def. Wladimir Klitschko )
April 29, 20173
55 Flag of the United States.svg Andy Ruiz Jr. June 1, 20190
56 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Joshua (2)December 7, 2019 present1

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Povetkin
(def. Ruslan Chagaev )
August 27, 2011 October 5, 20134
Povetkin fought Super champion Wladimir Klitschko and lost
2 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Ruslan Chagaev
(def. Fres Oquendo )
July 6, 2014 July 25, 2016s1
Chagaev lost title to Lucas Browne on March 5, 2016, although he was later reinstated as Browne failed the doping test. In July, Chagaev was stripped of title for failure to pay sanctioning fees.
3 Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Charr
(def. Alexander Ustinov )
November 25, 2017 January 29, 2021s0
Charr declared champion in recess on January 29, 2021
4 Flag of the United States.svg Trevor Bryan
(def. Bermane Stiverne )
January 29, 2021 present0

Cruiserweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Ossie Ocasio
(def. Robbie Williams)
February 13, 19823
2 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Piet Crous December 1, 19841
3 Flag of the United States.svg Dwight Muhammad Qawi July 27, 19851
4 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield July 12, 1986 July 1988r5
Holyfield vacated to move up to heavyweight
5 Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg Taoufik Belbouli
(def. Michael Greer)
March 25, 1989 September 1989r0
Belbouli never defended the title and vacated it 6 months after winning it
6 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Daniels
(def. Dwight Muhammad Qawi )
November 27, 19892
7 Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Czyz March 8, 1991 August 5, 1993r2
Czyz was involved in a car accident and he had to vacate the title for his inability to defend it
8 Flag of the United States.svg Orlin Norris
(def. Marcelo Figueroa)
November 6, 19934
9 Flag of the United States.svg Nate Miller July 22, 19954
10 Flag of France.svg Fabrice Tiozzo November 8, 19974
11 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Hill December 9, 20000
12 Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Mormeck February 23, 20023
Mormeck fought for the Unified title against WBC champion Wayne Braithwaite
Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Mormeck Unified champion
(def. Wayne Braithwaite )
April 2, 20050
(3)
13 Flag of Jamaica.svg O'Neil Bell January 7, 20060
14 Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Mormeck (2)March 17, 20070
15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Haye November 10, 2007 May 12, 2008r1
Haye vacated his title and moved up to heavyweight
16 Flag of Germany.svg Firat Arslan Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
May 12, 20080
17 Flag of Panama.svg Guillermo Jones September 27, 2008 October 30, 2012s2
Jones was declared Champion in recess
18 Flag of Russia.svg Denis Lebedev Regular champion
(interim champ promoted)
October 30, 20124
Lebedev fought for Super title against IBF champion Víctor Ramírez
Flag of Russia.svg Denis Lebedev Super champion
(def. Víctor Ramírez )
May 21, 2016 June 19, 20171
(5)
WBA changed Lebedev's status to Champion in recess in order to allow Yuniel Dorticos to unify his title with IBF champion Murat Gassiev. Lebedev had lost a bout against Gassiev where only the IBF title was on the line
19 Flag of Cuba.svg Yuniel Dorticos Regular champion
(interim champ promoted)
June 19, 20171
Dorticos fought for Unified title against IBF champion Murat Gassiev
20 Flag of Russia.svg Murat Gassiev Unified champion
(def. Yuniel Dorticos )
February 3, 20180
Gassiev fought WBC and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk for the Super title
21 Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Usyk Super champion
(def. Murat Gassiev )
July 21, 2018 March 27, 2019r1
Usyk vacated his title and moved up to heavyweight
22 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Beibut Shumenov Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
March 27, 2019 May 31, 2019s0
Shumenov stripped of title after failing to meet the terms of the purse bid between him and Arsen Goulamirian
23 Flag of France.svg Arsen Goulamirian Regular champion
(interim champ promoted); (Primary champ vacant)
May 31, 20190
Goulamirian promoted to Super champion
Flag of France.svg Arsen Goulamirian Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
August 31, 2019 present2

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Hill
(def. Valery Brudov )
January 27, 20060
2 Flag of Germany.svg Firat Arslan November 24, 2007 May 12, 2008p2
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
3 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Beibut Shumenov
(def. Junior Anthony Wright)
May 21, 2016 June 19, 2017r0
Shumenov vacated title after cancelling defense fight multiple times against Yuniel Dorticos, due to an eye injury. He announced retirement one week after vacating the title. He would come back of retirement later
4 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Beibut Shumenov (2)
(def. Hizni Altunkaya)
July 7, 2018 March 27, 2019p0
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
5 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Beibut Shumenov (3)
(reinstated)
August 31, 2019 January 29, 2021s0
Shumenov stripped of title due to inactivity on January 29, 2021. Ryad Merhy was promoted to Regular champion
6 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ryad Merhy
(interim champ promoted)
January 29, 2021 present0

Light heavyweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of France.svg Georges Carpentier
(awarded inaugural title)
January 1, 19211
Had won the world title from Battling Levinsky on October 12, 1920. Recognized as the inaugural NBA champion by recognition in January 1921 upon its inception
2 Flag of France.svg Battling Siki September 24, 19220
3 Flag of Ireland.svg Mike McTigue March 17, 19230
4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Paul Berlenbach May 30, 19253
5 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Jack Delaney July 16, 1925 July 26, 1927r1
Delaney vacated to move up to the heavyweight division
6 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jimmy Slattery
(def. Maxie Rosenbloom )
August 30, 19270
7 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tommy Loughran Dec 12, 1927 September 3, 1929r5
Loughran vacated to move up to the heavyweight division
8 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Maxie Rosenbloom
(awarded title)
September, 1930 June 6, 1932s1
Rosenbloom stripped for failing to defend title in a timely manner
9 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Nichols
(def. Dave Maier)
March 18, 1932 December 17, 1932s0
Nichols stripped for failure to defend the title within "eight month time limit"
10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Joe Knight
(awarded title)
February, 19330
11 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bob Godwin March 1, 19330
12 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Maxie Rosenbloom (2)March 24, 1933 September 17, 1934s2
Rosenbloom stripped for having "violated every law of boxing"
13 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bob Olin
(def. Maxie Rosenbloom)
November 16, 19340
14 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg John Henry Lewis October 31, 1935 June 19, 1939s5
Lewis stripped due to impaired eyesight
15 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Billy Conn
(def. Melio Bettina )
July 13, 1939 June 5, 1940r3
Conn vacated to move up to the heavyweight division
16 Flag of Greece.svg Anton Christoforidis
(def. Melio Bettina )
January 13, 19410
17 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gus Lesnevich May 22, 19415
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Freddie Mills July 26, 19480
19 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Joey Maxim January 24, 19502
20 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Archie Moore December 17, 1952 October 25, 1960s8
Moore was stripped on October 25, 1960
21 Flag of the United States.svg Harold Johnson
(def. Jesse Bowdry)
February 7, 19614
The National Boxing Association changed its name to the World Boxing Association on August 23, 1962
22 Flag of the United States.svg Willie Pastrano June 1, 19632
23 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg José Torres March 30, 19653
24 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dick Tiger December 16, 19662
25 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Foster May 24, 1968 December 9, 1970s4
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
26 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Vicente Rondón
(def. Jimmy Dupree)
February 27, 19714
27 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Foster (2)April 7, 1972 September 16, 1974r5
Foster vacated and announced retirement, although he came back a year later and fought until 1978
28 Flag of Argentina.svg Víctor Galíndez
(def. Len Hutchins)
December 7, 197410
29 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Rossman September 15, 19781
30 Flag of Argentina.svg Víctor Galíndez (2)April 14, 19790
31 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Johnson November 30, 19790
32 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Mustafa Muhammad March 31, 19802
33 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Spinks July 18, 1981 September 21, 1985r10
Spinks vacated to fight for the IBF and The Ring heavyweight titles against Larry Holmes
34 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Johnson (2)
(def. Leslie Stewart )
February 9, 19861
35 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Leslie Stewart May 23, 19870
36 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Hill September 5, 198710
37 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns June 3, 19910
38 Flag of the United States.svg Iran Barkley March 20, 1992 September 1992r0
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
39 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Hill (2)
(def. Frank Tate )
September 29, 199210
40 Flag of Poland.svg Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 July 1, 1997s0
The WBA stripped Michalczewski of the title 18 days later for displaying its belt along with that of the WBO and subsequently refusing to give up his WBO title
41 Flag of the United States.svg Lou Del Valle
(def. Eddie Smulders)
September 20, 19970
42 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. July 18, 19985
Jones promoted to inaugural Super champion
Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
December 20003
(8)
Status changes to Unified champion on WBA's official ranking
Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. Unified championAugust 5, 2002 2003r1
(9)
Jones Jr. vacates the title to fight for the WBA heavyweight title
43 Flag of France.svg Bruno Girard Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
20030
44 Flag of France.svg Mehdi Sahnoune March 8, 20030
45 Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg Silvio Branco October 10, 2003 November 8, 2003d0
Branco is relegated since Roy Jones Jr. won the vacant Unified title
46 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. (2) Unified champion
(def. Antonio Tarver )
November 8, 20030
47 Flag of the United States.svg Antonio Tarver May 15, 2004 July 1, 2004s0
Tarver was stripped of title when he decided to fight IBF champion, Glen Johnson instead of WBA's mandatory challenger
48 Flag of France.svg Fabrice Tiozzo Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
July 1, 2004 October 19, 2006r1
Tiozzo vacated and retired from professional boxing after defeating Dariusz Michalczewski
49 Flag of Italy.svg Silvio Branco (2) Regular champion
(interim champ promoted); (Primary champ vacant)
October 19, 20060
50 Flag of Croatia.svg Stipe Drviš April 28, 20070
51 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Green December 16, 2007 March 25, 2008r0
Green vacated and announced retirement. He came back in April 2009
52 Flag of Argentina.svg Hugo Garay Regular champion
(def. Yuriy Barashian ); (Primary champ vacant)
July 3, 20081
53 Flag of Spain.svg Gabriel Campillo June 20, 20091
54 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Beibut Shumenov January 29, 20105
Shumenov promoted to Super champion
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Beibut Shumenov Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
October 8, 20131
(6)
55 Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins April 19, 20140
Hopkins fought WBO champion Sergey Kovalev for the Undisputed title
56 Flag of Russia.svg Sergey Kovalev Undisputed champion
(def. Bernard Hopkins )
November 8, 20144
57 Flag of the United States.svg Andre Ward November 19, 2016 September 21, 2017r1
Ward announces retirement from boxing.
58 Flag of Sweden.svg Badou Jack Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
September 21, 2017 September 23, 2017r0
Jack vacated to avoid a purse bid with mandatory Dmitry Bivol and seek opportunities with bigger names
59 Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Bivol Regular champion
(interim champ promoted); (Primary champ vacant)
September 23, 20176
Bivol promoted to Super champion before fighting Lenin Castillo
Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Bivol Super champion (Regular champ promoted)October 10, 2019 present1
(7)

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of France.svg Bruno Girard
(def. Robert Koon)
December 22, 2001 2003p2
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
2 Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg Silvio Branco
(relegated from primary champion)
November 8, 20030
3 Flag of France.svg Fabrice Tiozzo February 20, 2004 July 1, 2004p0
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
4 Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen Brähmer
(def. Marcus Oliveira )
December 14, 20136
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nathan Cleverly October 1, 20160
6 Flag of Sweden.svg Badou Jack August 26, 2017 September 21, 2017p0
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
7 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jean Pascal
(interim champ promoted)
October 10, 2019 present1

Super middleweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Park Chong-pal
(def. Jesús Gallardo)
December 6, 19871
2 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Fulgencio Obelmejias May 23, 19880
3 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Baek In-chul May 28, 19892
4 Flag of France.svg Christophe Tiozzo March 30, 19902
5 Flag of Panama.svg Víctor Córdoba April 5, 19911
6 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Nunn September 12, 19924
7 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Little February 26, 19940
8 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Liles August 12, 19947
9 Flag of the United States.svg Byron Mitchell June 12, 19991
10 Flag of France.svg Bruno Girard April 8, 2000 2001r1
Girard vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
11 Flag of the United States.svg Byron Mitchell (2)
(def. Manny Siaca )
March 3, 20012
Mitchell fought for the inaugural Unified title against Sven Ottke
12 Flag of Germany.svg Sven Ottke Unified champion
(def. Byron Mitchell )
March 15, 2003 March 27, 2004r4
Ottke vacated and retired undefeated from professional boxing
13 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anthony Mundine Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
March 27, 20040
14 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Manny Siaca May 5, 20040
15 Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler November 12, 20043
Kessler fought for Unified title against WBC champion Markus Beyer
Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler Unified champion
(def. Markus Beyer )
October 14, 20061
(4)
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe Calzaghe November 4, 2007 October 3, 2008r0
Calzaghe vacated and moved up to light heavyweight
17 Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler (2) Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
October 3, 20082
Kessler promoted to Super champion before fighting Andre Ward
Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler (2) Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
October 21, 20090
(2)
18 Flag of the United States.svg Andre Ward November 21, 2009 November 12, 2015r6
Ward vacated to move up to light heavyweight
19 Flag of Russia.svg Fedor Chudinov Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
November 12, 20150
Chudinov promoted to Super champion following Ward's vacating his title.
Flag of Russia.svg Fedor Chudinov Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
January 6, 20160
20 Flag of Germany.svg Felix Sturm February 20, 2016 October 5, 2016r0
Sturm vacated citing impossibility to defend title after requiring surgery in both elbows
21 Flag of Italy.svg Giovanni De CarolisRegular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
October 5, 20160
22 Flag of Germany.svg Tyron Zeuge November 5, 2016May 27, 2017d1
Zeuge relegated to secondary champion after George Groves and Fedor Chudinov fought for the vacant Super title
23 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Groves Super champion
(def. Fedor Chudinov )
May 27, 20172
24 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Callum Smith September 28, 20182
25 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez December 19, 2020 present2

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anthony Mundine
(def. Antwun Echols )
September 3, 2003 March 27, 2004p1
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anthony Mundine (2)
(def. Sam Soliman )
March 7, 2007 May 27, 2008r4
Mundine vacated and moved down to middleweight
3 Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler
(def. Dimitri Sartison )
June 21, 2008 October 3, 2008p0
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
4 Flag of Germany.svg Dimitri Sartison
(def. Stjepan Bozic )
November 21, 2009 July 15, 2011s1
Sartison was stripped of title after failing to fight in defense fights against Brian Magee and later Robert Stieglitz
5 Flag of Hungary.svg Károly Balzsay
(def. Stanislav Kashtanov )
August 26, 2011 October 3, 2012s1
Balzsay was declared Champion in recess and then retired from professional boxing
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Magee
(interim champ promoted)
November 9, 20120
7 Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler (2)December 8, 20120
Kessler lost against IBF champion Carl Froch. Froch is declared as Unified champion.
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Froch Unified champion
(def. Mikkel Kessler )
May 25, 2013 May 8, 2015s2
Froch was stripped of title for not defending it, he then retired
9 Flag of Russia.svg Fedor Chudinov
(def. Felix Sturm )
May 9, 2015 November 12, 2015p1
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
10 Flag of Italy.svg Giovanni De Carolis
(def. Vincent Feigenbutz)
January 9, 2016 October 5, 2016p1
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
11 Flag of Germany.svg Tyron Zeuge (relegated from primary champion)May 27, 20172
(3)
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rocky Fielding July 14, 20180
13 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez December 15, 2018 December 19, 2020p0
Álvarez won against Super champion Callum Smith
14 Flag of Cuba.svg David MorrellRegular champion
(interim champ promoted)
January 19, 2021 present0

Middleweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Wilson
(awarded the inaugural title)
January, 19213
Had won the world title from Mike O'Dowd on May 6, 1920. Recognized as the inaugural NBA champion by recognition in January 1921 upon its inception
2 Flag of the United States.svg Harry Greb August 31, 19234
3 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Flowers February 25, 19261
4 Flag of the United States.svg Mickey Walker December 3, 1926 – June 19, 1931r3
Walker vacated to move up to heavyweight
5 Flag of the United States.svg Gorilla Jones
(def. Oddone Piazza)
January 25, 19321
6 Flag of France.svg Marcel Thil June 11, 1932 – September 18, 1933s1
Thil was stripped during the annual NBA convention because he would not defend the title in the United States
7 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Lou Brouillard
(awarded title)
September 18, 19330
8 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Vince Dundee October 30, 19332
9 Flag of the United States.svg Teddy Yarosz September 11, 19340
10 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Babe Risko September 19, 19351
11 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Steele July 11, 19365
12 Flag of the United States.svg Al Hostak July 26, 19380
13 Flag of the United States.svg Solly Krieger November 1, 19380
14 Flag of the United States.svg Al Hostak (2)June 27, 19391
15 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Zale July 19, 19404
16 Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Graziano July 16, 19474
17 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Zale (2)June 10, 19480
18 Flag of France.svg Marcel Cerdan September 21, 19480
19 Flag of the United States.svg Jake LaMotta June 16, 19492
20 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Robinson February 14, 19510
21 Flag of the United States.svg Randy Turpin July 10, 19510
22 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Robinson (2)September 12, 1951 – December 19, 1952r2
Robinson vacated and announced retirement, although he came back 3 years later and fought until 1965
23 Flag of Hawaii.svg Bobo Olson
(def. Randy Turpin)
October 21, 19533
24 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Robinson (3)December 9, 19551
25 Flag of the United States.svg Gene Fullmer January 2, 19570
26 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Robinson (4)May 1, 19570
27 Flag of the United States.svg Carmen Basilio September 23, 19570
28 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Robinson (5)March 25, 1958 – May 4, 1959s0
Robinson was stripped for failing to fight Carmen Basilio in a trilogy bout
29 Flag of the United States.svg Gene Fullmer (2)
(def. Carmen Basilio)
August 28, 19597
The National Boxing Association changed its name to the World Boxing Association on August 23, 1962
30 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dick Tiger October 23, 19622
31 Flag of the United States.svg Joey Giardello December 7, 19631
32 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dick Tiger (2)October 21, 19650
33 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Emile Griffith April 25, 19662
34 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti April 17, 19670
35 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Emile Griffith (2)September 29, 19670
36 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti (2)March 4, 19684
37 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 July 30, 1977r14
Monzón retired after his second fight with Rodrigo Valdez, without losing the title for almost 7 years
38 Flag of Colombia.svg Rodrigo Valdez
(def. Bennie Briscoe )
November 5, 19770
39 Flag of Argentina.svg Hugo Pastor Corro April 22, 19782
40 Flag of Italy.svg Vito Antuofermo June 30, 19791
41 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Minter March 16, 19801
42 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 March 10, 1987s11
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
43 Flag of Italy.svg Sumbu Kalambay
(def. Iran Barkley )
October 23, 1987 1989s3
Kalambay was stripped of title for choosing to fight IBF Middleweight Champion Michael Nunn, instead of mandatory challenger Herol Graham
44 Flag of Jamaica.svg Mike McCallum
(def. Herol Graham )
May 10, 1989 December 1991s3
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
45 Flag of the United States.svg Reggie Johnson
(def. Steve Collins )
April 22, 19923
46 Flag of the United States.svg John David Jackson October 1, 1993 August 1994s0
Jackson was stripped of title for participating in a non-title bout without the permission of the WBA.
47 Flag of Argentina.svg Jorge Castro
(def. Reggie Johnson )
August 12, 19944
48 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shinji Takehara December 19, 19950
49 Flag of the United States.svg William Joppy June 24, 19962
50 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Julio César Green August 23, 19970
51 Flag of the United States.svg William Joppy (2)January 31, 19985
52 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Felix Trinidad May 12, 20010
Trinidad fought for the inaugural Super title against Bernard Hopkins
53 Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins Super champion
(def. Félix Trinidad )
September 29, 20011
Status changed to Unified champion on WBA's official ranking
Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins Unified championAugust 5, 20021
(2)
Status changed to Undisputed champion on WBA's official ranking
Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins Undisputed championJuly 20034
(6)
54 Flag of the United States.svg Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 December 14, 2006s1
Taylor was stripped of title after not paying sanctioning fees to the WBA and thus not exposing the title in 2 of his previous fights against Ronald Wright and Kassim Ouma
55 Flag of Spain.svg Javier Castillejo Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
December 14, 20060
56 Flag of Germany.svg Felix Sturm April 28, 20077
Sturm promoted to Super champion
Flag of Germany.svg Felix Sturm Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
March 23, 20105
(12)
57 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Daniel Geale September 1, 2012 November 2, 2012s0
Geale was stripped of title as he chose to fight Anthony Mundine instead of mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin
58 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Gennady Golovkin Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
November 2, 20125
Golovkin promoted to Super champion
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Gennady Golovkin Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
June 3, 20149
(14)
59 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez September 15, 2018 January 1, 2021r1
Álvarez vacates the title after winning multiple super middleweight titles against Callum Smith
60 Flag of Japan.svg Ryōta Murata Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
January 1, 20210
Murata promoted to Super champion
Flag of Japan.svg Ryōta Murata Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
January 6, 2021 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg William Joppy
(def. Howard Eastman )
November 17, 2001 December 13, 20031
Joppy fought for Super title against Bernard Hopkins and lost
2 Flag of American Samoa.svg Maselino Masoe
(def. Evans Ashira )
May 1, 20040
3 Flag of Germany.svg Felix Sturm March 11, 20060
4 Flag of Spain.svg Javier Castillejo July 15, 2006 December 14, 2006p1
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.
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
5 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Gennady Golovkin
(interim champ promoted)
October 14, 2010 November 2, 2012p5
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
6 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Jacobs
(def. Jarrod Fletcher )
August 9, 2014 March 18, 20174
Jacobs lost a fight for the Super title against Gennady Golovkin.
7 Flag of France.svg Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
(def. Ryōta Murata )
May 20, 20170
8 Flag of Japan.svg Ryōta Murata October 22, 20171
9 Flag of the United States.svg Rob Brant October 20, 20181
10 Flag of Japan.svg Ryōta Murata (2)July 12, 2019 January 1, 2021p1
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
11 Flag of the United States.svg Erislandy Lara
(def. Thomas LaManna)
May 1, 2021 present0

Super welterweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Denny Moyer
(def. Joey Giambra )
October 20, 19621
2 Flag of the United States.svg Ralph Dupas April 29, 19631
3 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi September 7, 19633
4 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti June 18, 19651
5 Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg Kim Ki-soo June 25, 19662
6 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi (2)May 25, 1968 November 1968s1
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 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Little
(def. Stanley Hayward)
March 17, 19692
8 Flag of Italy.svg Carmelo Bossi July 9, 19701
9 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Wajima October 31, 19716
10 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Albarado June 4, 19741
11 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Wajima (2)January 21, 19750
12 Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg Yuh Jae-doo June 7, 19751
13 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Wajima (3)February 17, 19760
14 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg José Duran May 18, 19760
15 Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Angel Castellini October 8, 19760
16 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Eddie Gazo March 5, 19773
17 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Kudo August 9, 19783
18 Flag of Uganda.svg Ayub Kalule August 24, 19794
19 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard June 25, 1981 September 1981r0
Leonard vacated and move down to welterweight to fight in a unification bout against Thomas Hearns
20 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tadashi Mihara
(def. Rocky Fratto)
November 7, 19810
21 Flag of the United States.svg Davey Moore February 2, 19823
22 Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán June 16, 1983 June 15, 1984s0
Durán was stripped of WBA for fighting Thomas Hearns instead of the mandatory WBA challenger, Mike McCallum
23 Flag of Jamaica.svg Mike McCallum
(def. Sean Mannion )
October 19, 1984 November 1987r6
McCallum vacated to move up to middleweight
24 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Julian Jackson
(def. In-Chul Baek )
November 21, 1987 November 1990r3
Jackson vacated to move up to middleweight
25 Flag of France.svg Gilbert Dele (def. Carlos Elliott)February 23, 19911
26 Flag of the United States.svg Vinny Pazienza October 1, 1991 1992r0
Pazienza vacated after a car crash which kept him 3 months in hospital
27 Flag of Argentina.svg Julio César Vásquez
(def. Hitoshi Kamiyama)
December 21, 199210
28 Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker March 4, 1995 June 1995r0
Whitaker decided to vacate and move back to welterweight
29 Flag of the United States.svg Carl Daniels
(def. Julio César Green )
June 16, 19950
30 Flag of Argentina.svg Julio César Vásquez (2)December 16, 19950
31 Flag of France.svg Laurent Boudouani August 21, 19964
32 Flag of the United States.svg David Reid March 6, 19992
33 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Félix Trinidad March 3, 2000 May 12, 2001r2
Trinidad vacated to move up to middleweight
34 Flag of the United States.svg Fernando Vargas
(def. José Flores)
September 22, 20010
Vargas fought for the inaugural Unified title against WBC champion Oscar De La Hoya
35 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya Unified champion
(def. Fernando Vargas )
September 14, 20021
36 Flag of the United States.svg Shane Mosley September 13, 20030
37 Flag of the United States.svg Ronald Wright March 13, 2004 March 25, 2005r1
Wright vacated to challenge Félix Trinidad at middleweight
38 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro García Regular champion
(interim champ promoted); (Primary champ vacant)
May 21, 20051
39 Flag of the United States.svg José Antonio Rivera May 6, 20060
40 Flag of the United States.svg Travis Simms January 6, 20070
41 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Joachim Alcine July 7, 20071
42 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Daniel Santos July 11, 20080
43 Flag of Israel.svg Yuri Foreman November 14, 20090
44 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto June 5, 20100
Cotto promoted to Super champion
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
September 10, 20102
45 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. May 5, 2012 January 19, 2016s1
Mayweather retires following his fight with Andre Berto in October 2015. He was officially stripped on January 19, 2016. He only defended the title once in almost 4 years
46 Flag of the United States.svg Erislandy Lara Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
January 19, 20161
Lara promoted to Super champion
Flag of the United States.svg Erislandy Lara Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
June 8, 20162
(3)
47 Flag of the United States.svg Jarrett Hurd April 7, 20181
48 Flag of the United States.svg Julian Williams May 11, 20190
49 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Jeison Rosario January 18, 20200
50 Flag of the United States.svg Jermell Charlo September 26, 2020 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Panama.svg Santiago Samaniego
(interim champ promoted)
September 14, 20020
2 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro García March 1, 20031
3 Flag of the United States.svg Travis Simms December 13, 2003 May 2005s1
Simms was stripped of the belt in May 2005 because he filed a lawsuit against the WBA (in November 2004) for not enforcing his mandatory contract that he received from the organization when he won the regular world title
4 Flag of the United States.svg Austin Trout
(def. Rigoberto Álvarez )
February 5, 20114
Trout fought WBC champion Canelo Álvarez. Álvarez declared the Unified champion after winning the bout
5 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez Unified champion
(def. Austin Trout )
April 20, 2013 September 14, 20130
Álvarez lost against Super champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
6 Flag of the United States.svg Erislandy Lara
(interim champ promoted)
March 13, 2014 January 16, 2016p3
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
7 Flag of Germany.svg Jack Culcay
(interim champ promoted)
June 8, 20160
8 Flag of the United States.svg Demetrius Andrade March 11, 2017 October 22, 2017r0
Andrade vacates the belt to move up to middleweight
9 Flag of Argentina.svg Brian Castaño
(interim champ promoted)
October 22, 2017 June 20, 2019r2
Castaño vacated title after not agreeing on terms to fight mandatory fighter Michel Soro
10 Flag of the United States.svg Erislandy Lara (2)
(def. Ramón Álvarez )
August 21, 2019 present1

Welterweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Britton
(awarded title)
January, 19214
Had won the world title from Ted "Kid" Lewis on March 17, 1919. Recognized as the inaugural NBA champion in January 1921 upon its inception
2 Flag of the United States.svg Mickey Walker November 1, 19223
3 Flag of the United States.svg Pete Latzo May 20, 19262
4 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Joe Dundee June 3, 1927 – March 21, 1929s2
Dundee stripped when he refused to defend it.
5 Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Fields
(def. Jack Thompson )
March 25, 19291
6 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Thompson May 9, 19300
7 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Freeman September 5, 19300
8 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Thompson (2)April 14, 19310
9 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Lou Brouillard Oct 23, 19310
10 Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Fields (2)January 28, 19320
11 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Young Corbett III February 22, 19330
12 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Jimmy McLarnin May 29, 19330
13 Flag of the United States.svg Barney Ross May 28, 19340
14 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Jimmy McLarnin (2)September 17, 19340
15 Flag of the United States.svg Barney Ross (2)May 28, 19352
16 Flag of the United States.svg Henry Armstrong May 31, 193819
17 Flag of the United States.svg Fritzie Zivic October 4, 19401
18 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Cochrane July 29, 19410
19 Flag of the United States.svg Marty Servo February 1, 1946 – September 25, 1946r0
Servo announced his retirement
20 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Robinson
(def. Tommy Bell )
December 20, 1946 – February 14, 1951r4
Robinson vacated the title to move up to the middleweight division
21 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Bratton
(def. Charley Fusari )
March 13, 19510
22 Flag of Cuba.svg Kid Gavilán May 18, 19517
23 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Saxton October 20, 19540
24 Flag of the United States.svg Tony DeMarco April 1, 19550
25 Flag of the United States.svg Carmen Basilio June 10, 19550
26 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Saxton (2)March 14, 19560
27 Flag of the United States.svg Carmen Basilio (2)September 12, 1956 – September 23, 1957r1
Basilio vacated after winning the middleweight title
28 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Akins
(def. Vince Martinez)
June 6, 19580
29 Flag of the United States.svg Don Jordan December 5, 19582
30 Flag of Cuba.svg Benny Paret May 27, 19601
31 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Emile Griffith April 1, 19611
32 Flag of Cuba.svg Benny Paret (2)September 30, 19610
33 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Emile Griffith (2)March 24, 19622
The National Boxing Association changed its name to the World Boxing Association on August 23, 1962
34 Flag of Cuba.svg Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 19630
35 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Emile Griffith (3)June 8, 1963 April 25, 1966r4
Griffith vacated to move up to middleweight. He lost three fights during his reign as WBA welterweight champion
36 Flag of the United States.svg Curtis Cokes
(def. Manuel González)
August 24, 19665
37 Flag of Cuba.svg José Nápoles April 18, 19693
38 Flag of the United States.svg Billy Backus December 3, 19700
39 Flag of Cuba.svg José Nápoles (2)June 4, 1971 1975s9
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
40 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Ángel Espada
(def. Clyde Gray )
June 28, 19751
41 Flag of Mexico.svg José Cuevas July 17, 197611
42 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns August 2, 19803
43 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard September 16, 1981 – November 9, 1982r1
Leonard vacated title after being diagnosed with a detached retina and announced his retirement. He would come back in 1984
44 Flag of the United States.svg Donald Curry
(def. Jun-Suk Hwang)
February 13, 19837
45 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 – December 1986r0
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
46 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Breland
(def. Harold Volbrecht)
February 6, 19870
47 Flag of the United States.svg Marlon Starling August 22, 19872
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
48 Flag of Colombia.svg Tomás Molinares July 29, 1988 – 1989s0
Molinares withdrew from his defense fight with Mark Breland citing severe depression. He was stripped of the title
49 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Breland (2)
(def. Seung-Soon Lee)
February 4, 19894
50 Flag of the United States.svg Aaron Davis July 8, 19900
51 Flag of the United States.svg Meldrick Taylor January 19, 19912
52 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Crisanto España October 31, 19922
53 Flag of Ghana.svg Ike Quartey June 4, 1994 – October 1998s7
Quartey was stripped of title due to inactivity
54 Flag of the United States.svg James Page
(def. Andrey Pestryaev)
October 10, 1998 – 2000s3
Page was stripped of title for failing to turn up for a mandatory title defense in November 2000 although he was given the chance to fight for the vacant title in February 2001
55 Flag of Guyana.svg Andrew Lewis
(def. James Page )
February 17, 20011
56 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Ricardo Mayorga March 30, 20020
Mayorga fought for the inaugural Unified title against WBC and The Ring champion Vernon Forrest
Flag of Nicaragua.svg Ricardo Mayorga Unified champion
(def. Vernon Forrest )
January 25, 20031
Mayorga fought for the Undisputed title against IBF champion Cory Spinks
57 Flag of the United States.svg Cory Spinks Undisputed champion
(def. Ricardo Mayorga )
December 13, 20032
58 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah February 5, 2005 January 7, 2006s1
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
59 Flag of the United States.svg Luis Collazo Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
January 7, 20060
60 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Hatton May 13, 2006 August 31, 2006r0
Hatton vacated to move back to super lightweight
61 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto Regular champion
(def. Carlos Quintana ); (Primary champ vacant)
December 2, 20064
62 Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio Margarito July 26, 20080
Margarito promoted to Super champion
Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio Margarito Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
October 3, 20080
63 Flag of the United States.svg Shane Mosley January 24, 2009 May 1, 2010s0
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
64 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vyacheslav Senchenko Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
May 1, 20102
65 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Malignaggi April 30, 20121
66 Flag of the United States.svg Adrien Broner June 22, 20130
67 Flag of Argentina.svg Marcos Maidana December 14, 20130
Maidana fought for Unified title against WBC and The Ring champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
68 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr.Unified champion
(def. Marcos Maidana )
May 3, 2014 January 19, 2016s3
Mayweather retires following his fight with Andre Berto in October 2015. He was officially stripped on January 19, 2016.
69 Flag of the United States.svg Keith ThurmanRegular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
January 19, 20161
Keith Thurman promoted to Super champion before fighting WBC champion Danny Garcia
Flag of the United States.svg Keith Thurman – Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
February 7, 20172
(3)
70 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao July 20, 2019 January 29, 2021s0
Pacquiao was stripped of his title and declared champion in recess due to inactivity
71 Flag of Cuba.svg Yordenis Ugas Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
January 29, 2021 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Jose Antonio Rivera
(def. Michel Trabant)
September 13, 20030
2 Flag of the United States.svg Luis Collazo April 2, 2005 January 7, 2006p1
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
3 Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuriy Nuzhnenko
(interim champ promoted)
October 3, 20080
4 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vyacheslav Senchenko April 10, 2009 May 1, 2010p1
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
5 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Thurman
(interim champ promoted)
January 28, 2015 January 19, 2016p2
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
6 Flag of Russia.svg David Avanesyan
(interim champ promoted)
February 7, 20170
7 Flag of the United States.svg Lamont Peterson February 18, 2017 October 3, 2017r0
Peterson vacated to leave space for other contenders in the ranking
8 Flag of Argentina.svg Lucas Matthysse
(def. Tewa Kiram )
January 27, 20180
9 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao July 15, 2018 July 20, 2019p1
Pacquiao won against Super champion Keith Thurman
10 Flag of Cuba.svg Yordenis Ugas
(def. Abel Ramos)
September 6, 2020 January 29, 2021p0
Ugas promoted to Super champion after Pacquiao was stripped due to inactivity
11 Flag of the United States.svg Jamal James
(interim champ promoted)
February 4, 2021 present0

Super lightweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Pinky Mitchell
(awarded title)
November 22, 19220
2 Flag of the United States.svg Mushy Callahan September 21, 19263
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Kid Berg February 18, 19306
4 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Canzoneri April 24, 19313
5 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Johnny Jadick January 18, 1932 – July 26, 1927s1
September 1932 the NBA decided not to recognize junior divisions
6 Flag of the United States.svg Tippy Larkin
(def. Willie Joyce )
April 29, 1946 – November 5, 1946r1
Larkin vacated to move up to the welterweight division
7 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos Ortiz
(def. Kenny Lane )
June 12, 19592
8 Flag of Italy.svg Duilio Loi September 1, 19602
The National Boxing Association changed its name to the World Boxing Association on August 23, 1962
9 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Perkins September 14, 19620
10 Flag of Italy.svg Duilio Loi December 15, 1962 1962r0
Loi vacated and retired from boxing
11 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Roberto Cruz
(def. Battling Torres )
March 21, 19630
12 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Perkins (2)June 15, 19632
13 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Carlos Morocho Hernández January 18, 19652
14 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 19661
15 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takeshi Fuji April 30, 19671
16 Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolino Locche December 12, 19685
17 Flag of Panama.svg Alfonso Frazer March 10, 19720
18 Flag of Colombia.svg Antonio Cervantes October 28, 197210
19 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Wilfred Benítez March 6, 1976 1977r2
Benitez vacated to move up to welterweight
20 Flag of Colombia.svg Antonio Cervantes (2)
(def. Carlos María Giménez)
June 25, 19776
21 Flag of the United States.svg Aaron Pryor August 2, 1980 January 1984s8
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
22 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Bumphus
(def. Lorenzo Luis García)
January 22, 19840
23 Flag of the United States.svg Gene Hatcher June 1, 19841
24 Flag of Argentina.svg Ubaldo Nestor Sacco July 21, 19850
25 Flag of Italy.svg Patrizio Oliva March 15, 19862
26 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martin Coggi July 4, 19874
27 Flag of the United States.svg Loreto Garza August 17, 19901
28 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Edwin Rosario June 14, 19910
29 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Akinobu Hiranaka April 10, 19920
30 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Morris East September 9, 19920
31 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martin Coggi (2)January 12, 19936
32 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Randall September 17, 19942
33 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martin Coggi (3)January 13, 19960
34 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Randall (2)August 16, 19960
35 Flag of France.svg Khalid Rahilou January 11, 19972
36 Flag of the United States.svg Sharmba Mitchell October 10, 19984
Mitchell fought for inaugural Super title against Kostya Tszyu
37 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kostya Tszyu Super champion
(def. Sharmba Mitchell )
February 3, 20013
Status changed to Unified champion on WBA's official ranking
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kostya Tszyu Unified championAugust 5, 20021
(4)
Status changed to Undisputed champion on WBA's official ranking
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kostya Tszyu Undisputed championJuly 2003 June 15, 2004s0
(4)
Tszyu was stripped of title due to inactivity
38 Flag of Guyana.svg Vivian Harris Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
June 15, 20041
39 Flag of Colombia.svg Carlos Maussa June 25, 20050
Fought for Unified title against Ricky Hatton
40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Hatton Unified champion
(def. Carlos Maussa )
November 26, 2005 May 4, 2006r0
Hatton vacated to move up to welterweight
41 Flag of France.svg Souleymane M'baye Regular champion
(def. Raúl Horacio Balbi); (Primary champ vacant)
September 2, 20061
42 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gavin Rees July 21, 20070
43 Flag of Ukraine.svg Andreas Kotelnik March 22, 20082
44 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Amir Khan July 18, 20094
Khan fought for Super title against Zab Judah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Amir Khan Super champion
(def. Zab Judah )
July 23, 20110
(4)
45 Flag of the United States.svg Lamont Peterson December 10, 2011 July 11, 2012s0
WBA and IBF champion Peterson tested positive for testosterone on a random test in March 2012. He was only stripped of his WBA title.
46 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Amir Khan (2) Super champion
(reinstated)
July 11, 20120
47 Flag of the United States.svg Danny García July 14, 2012 September 11, 2015r4
Garcia vacates after moving up to welterweight
48 Flag of the United States.svg Adrien Broner Regular champion
(def. Khabib Allakhverdiev ); (Primary champ vacant)
October 3, 20150
Broner is promoted to Super champion
Flag of the United States.svg Adrien Broner Super champion
(regular champ promoted)
November 6, 2015 April 1, 2016s0
Broner stripped of title before his defense fight with Ashley Theophane for being overweight. Title was at stakes only for Theophane who lost by a TKO in round 9
49 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Burns Regular champion
(def. Michele Di Rocco ); (Primary champ vacant)
May 28, 20161
Burns fought for Unified title against IBF champion Julius Indongo
50 Flag of Namibia.svg Julius Indongo Unified champion
(def. Ricky Burns )
April 15, 20170
Indongo fought for Super title against WBO and WBC champion Terence Crawford
51 Flag of the United States.svg Terence Crawford Super champion
(def. Julius Indongo )
August 19, 2017 October 26, 2017r0
Crawford vacated all his titles to move up to welterweight
52 Flag of Belarus.svg Kiryl Relikh Regular champion
(def. Rances Barthelemy ); (Primary champ vacant)
March 10, 20181
53 Flag of the United States.svg Regis Prograis April 27, 20190
Prograis fought for Super title against IBF champion Josh Taylor
54 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Josh Taylor Super champion
(def. Regis Prograis )
October 26, 2019 present2

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Cuba.svg Diosbelys Hurtado May 11, 20020
2 Flag of Guyana.svg Vivian Harris October 19, 2002 June 15, 2004p2
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
3 Flag of Argentina.svg Marcos René Maidana
(interim champ promoted)
July 23, 2011 – July 16, 2012r1
Maidana vacated to move up to welterweight and fight Devon Alexander
4 Flag of Russia.svg Khabib Allakhverdiev
(def. Joan Guzmán )
November 30, 20121
5 Flag of the United States.svg Jessie Vargas April 12, 2014 June 27, 2015r2
Vargas vacated title before fighting Timothy Bradley for the WBO welterweight title to avoid paying a sanctioning fee to the WBA
6 Flag of the United States.svg Mario Barrios
(def. Batyr Akhmedov )
September 28, 2019 present1

Lightweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Benny Leonard
(awarded title)
January, 1921 – January 15, 1925r3
Had won the world title from Freddie Welsh on May 28, 1917. Recognized as the inaugural NBA champion by recognition in January 1921 upon its inception
Leonard announced his retirement
2 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Goodrich
(def. Stanislaus Loayza)
July 13, 19250
3 Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Kansas December 7, 19250
4 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy Mandell July 3, 19263
5 Flag of the United States.svg Al Singer July 17, 19300
6 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Canzoneri November 14, 19305
7 Flag of the United States.svg Barney Ross June 23, 1933 – April 15, 1935r1
Ross vacated to move up to junior welterweight
8 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Canzoneri (2)
(def. Lou Ambers )
May 10, 19351
8 Flag of the United States.svg Lou AmbersSeptember 3, 19362
9 Flag of the United States.svg Henry Armstrong August 17, 19381
10 Flag of the United States.svg Lou Ambers (2)August 22, 1939 – March 25, 1940s0
Ambers was stripped after failing to defend the title within 6 months and refusing to fight the top contender Davey Day
11 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy Angott
(def. Davey Day)
May 3, 1940 – November 13, 1942r1
Angott announced his (temporary) retirement due to having broken his hand
12 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy Angott (2)
(def. Slugger White)
October 27, 19430
13 Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Juan Zurita March 8, 19440
14 Flag of the United States.svg Ike Williams April 18, 19458
15 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Carter May 25, 19512
16 Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Lauro Salas May 14, 19520
17 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Carter (2)October 15, 19523
18 Flag of the United States.svg Paddy DeMarco March 5, 19540
19 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Carter (3)November 17, 19540
20 Flag of the United States.svg Wallace Bud Smith June 29, 19551
21 Flag of the United States.svg Joe Brown August 24, 195611
22 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Carlos Ortiz April 21, 19624
The National Boxing Association changed its name to the World Boxing Association on August 23, 1962
23 Flag of Panama.svg Ismael Laguna April 10, 19650
24 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Carlos Ortiz (2)November 13, 19655
25 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Carlos Teo Cruz June 29, 19681
26 Flag of the United States.svg Mando Ramos February 18, 19691
27 Flag of Panama.svg Ismael Laguna (2)March 3, 19701
28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Buchanan September 26, 19702
29 Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 January 1979r12
Durán vacated to move up to welterweight
30 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Ernesto España
(def. Claude Noel )
June 16, 19791
31 Flag of the United States.svg Hilmer Kenty March 2, 19803
32 Flag of the United States.svg Sean O'Grady April 12, 1981 1981s0
O'Grady was stripped of title for not defending it
33 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Claude Noel
(def. Rodolfo González )
September 12, 19810
34 Flag of the United States.svg Arturo Frias December 5, 19811
35 Flag of the United States.svg Ray Mancini May 8, 19824
36 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Livingstone Bramble June 1, 19842
37 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Edwin Rosario September 26, 19861
38 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez November 21, 1987 October 29, 1988r2
Chávez vacated to move up to super lightweight
39 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Edwin Rosario (2)
(def. Anthony Jones)
July 9, 19890
40 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Juan Nazario May 4, 19900
41 Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker August 11, 1990 January 1992r3
Whitaker vacated to move up to super lightweight
42 Flag of the United States.svg Joey Gamache
(def. Chil-Sung Jun)
June 13, 19920
43 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Lopez October 24, 19921
44 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Dingaan Thobela June 26, 19930
45 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Orzubek Nazarov October 30, 19936
46 Flag of France.svg Jean Baptiste Mendy May 16, 19981
47 Flag of France.svg Julien Lorcy April 10, 19990
48 Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Zoff August 7, 19990
49 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Gilberto Serrano November 13, 19991
50 Flag of Japan.svg Takanori Hatakeyama June 11, 20002
51 Flag of France.svg Julien Lorcy (2)July 1, 20010
52 Flag of Argentina.svg Raul Horacio Balbi October 18, 20010
53 Flag of Romania.svg Leonard Doroftei January 5, 2002 October 24, 2003s2
Doroffei was stripped of title when he came 2kg overweight to his bout with Miguel Callist. The fight was cancelled
54 Flag of Mongolia.svg Lakva Sim
(def. Miguel Callist)
April 10, 20040
55 Flag of the United States.svg Juan Díaz July 17, 20045
Diaz became Unified champion after beating WBO champion Acelino Freitas
Flag of the United States.svg Juan Díaz Unified champion
(def. Acelino Freitas )
February 23, 20071
(6)
Diaz became Undisputed champion after beating IBF champion Julio Díaz
Flag of the United States.svg Juan Díaz Undisputed champion
(def. Julio Díaz )
October 13, 20071
(7)
56 Flag of the United States.svg Nate Campbell March 8, 2008 January 10, 2009r0
Campbell vacated because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses
57 Flag of Namibia.svg Paulus Moses Regular Champion
(Primary champ vacant)
January 10, 2009 February 28, 2009d0
Moses is relegated to secondary champion due to Juan Manuel Márquez winning the vacant Super title.
58 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Manuel Márquez Super champion
(def. Juan Diaz )
February 28, 2009 January 4, 2012r2
Marquez vacated to move up to welterweight and fight Manny Pacquiao
59 Flag of Cuba.svg Richar Abril Regular champion
(interim champ promoted); (Primary champ vacant)
February 28, 2013 April 10, 2015s2
Abril was declared Champion in Recess after he cancelled his fight with Derry Matthews
60 Flag of Colombia.svg Darleys Perez Regular champion
(interim champ promoted); (Primary champ vacant)
April 10, 20151
61 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Crolla November 21, 20151
62 Flag of Venezuela.svg Jorge Linares September 24, 20163
Linares fought for Super title against Vasyl Lomachenko
63 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vasyl Lomachenko Super champion
(def. Jorge Linares )
May 13, 20183
64 Flag of the United States.svg Teófimo López October 17, 2020 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Nicaragua.svg José Alfaro
(def. Prawet Singwancha)
December 29, 20070
2 Flag of Japan.svg Yusuke Kobori May 19, 20080
3 Flag of Namibia.svg Paulus Moses January 3, 2009 January 10, 2009p0
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
4 Flag of Namibia.svg Paulus Moses (2)
(relegated from primary champion)
February 28, 20091
5 Flag of Venezuela.svg Miguel Acosta May 29, 20100
6 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Rios February 26, 2011 December 3, 2011r1
Rios was stripped of title before his second defense against John Murray for being overweight
7 Flag of the United States.svg Gervonta Davis
(def. Yuriorkis Gamboa )
December 28, 2019 present1

Super featherweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Gabriel Elorde
(def. Johnny Bizarro)
February 16, 19635
2 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 19670
3 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 19676
4 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Alfredo Marcano July 29, 19711
5 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Ben Villaflor April 25, 19721
6 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kuniaki Shibata March 12, 19731
7 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Ben Villaflor (2)October 17, 19735
8 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Samuel Serrano October 16, 197610
9 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yasutsune Uehara August 2, 19801
10 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Samuel Serrano (2)April 9, 19813
11 Flag of the United States.svg Roger Mayweather January 19, 19832
12 Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Lockridge February 26, 19842
13 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Wilfredo Gómez May 19, 19850
14 Flag of Panama.svg Alfredo Layne May 24, 19860
15 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Brian Mitchell September 27, 1986 – 1991s12
Mitchell was stripped of title after facing Tony Lopez for the IBF belt
16 Flag of the United States.svg Joey Gamache
(def. Jerry Ngobeni)
June 28, 1991 – 1991r0
Gamache vacates to move up to lightweight division
17 Flag of the United States.svg Genaro Hernandez
(def. Daniel Londas )
November 22, 1991 – April 1995r8
Hernandez vacated to face Oscar De La Hoya at lightweight
18 Flag of South Korea.svg Yong-Soo Choi
(def. Víctor Hugo Paz)
October 21, 19957
19 Flag of Japan.svg Takanori Hatakeyama September 5, 19981
20 Flag of Mongolia.svg Lakva Sim June 27, 19990
21 Flag of South Korea.svg Jong-Kwon Baek October 31, 19991
22 Flag of Cuba.svg Joel Casamayor May 21, 20004
Casamayor fought for the inaugural Super title against WBO champion Acelino Freitas
23 Flag of Brazil.svg Acelino Freitas Super champion
(def. Joel Casamayor )
January 12, 20021
Status changed to Unified champion in WBA's official rankings
Flag of Brazil.svg Acelino Freitas Unified championAugust 5, 2002 January 15, 2004r2
(3)
Freitas vacated and moved up to lightweight
24 Flag of Thailand.svg Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
January 15, 20042
25 Flag of Panama.svg Vicente Mosquera April 30, 20051
26 Flag of Venezuela.svg Edwin Valero August 5, 2006 September 3, 2008r4
Valero vacated and moved up to lightweight
27 Flag of Venezuela.svg Jorge Linares
(def. Whyber Garcia)
November 28, 20081
28 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Carlos Salgado October 10, 20090
29 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Uchiyama January 11, 20109
Uchiyama promoted to Super champion
Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Uchiyama Super champion
(Regular champ promoted)
February 21, 20152
(11)
32 Flag of Panama.svg Jezreel Corrales April 27, 2016 October 21, 2017s2
Corrales came in overweight was stripped of his Super title. Machado fought for the vacant Regular title
33 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Alberto Machado Regular champion
(def. Jezreel Corrales ); (Primary champ vacant)
October 21, 2017 April 21, 2018d0
Machado is relegated to secondary champion due to Gervonta Davis winning the vacant Super title
34 Flag of the United States.svg Gervonta Davis Super champion
(def. Jesús Cuellar )
April 21, 2018 September 1, 2019r2
Davis vacated and moved up to lightweight
35 Flag of the United States.svg Andrew Cancio Regular champion
(Primary champ vacant)
September 1, 2019 November 23, 20190
Cancio lost against Rene Alvarado on the same day as Léo Santa Cruz winning the vacant Super title. Alvarado is relegated to secondary champion.
36 Flag of Mexico.svg Léo Santa Cruz Super champion
(def. Miguel Flores )
November 23, 20190
37 Flag of the United States.svg Gervonta Davis (2)October 31, 2020 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Thailand.svg Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
(def. Lakva Sim )
April 13, 2002 – January 15, 2004p1
Moved to primary champion due to Primary champ's vacancy
2 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Javier Fortuna
(def. Bryan Vásquez )
May 29, 20151
3 Flag of the United States.svg Jason Sosa June 24, 2016 February 15, 2017r1
Sosa vacates title to fight WBO champion Vasyl Lomachenko
4 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Alberto Machado
(relegated from primary champion)
April 21, 20182
5 Flag of the United States.svg Andrew Cancio February 9, 2019 September 1, 2019p1