List of WBA world champions

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

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Boxers who won the title but were stripped due to the title bout being overturned to a no contest are not listed.

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.

Starting from August 2021, any new champions in the primary champion lineage will not be marked as Regular, Unified, Undisputed or Super because of the WBA's title reduction plan.

Current champion
Most consecutive title defenses

Heavyweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Jack Dempsey
(awarded inaugural title)
January 19213
2 Gene Tunney 23 September 1926 31 July 19282
Tunney retires. [1]
3 Max Schmeling
(def. Jack Sharkey )
12 June 19301
4 Jack Sharkey 21 June 19320
5 Primo Carnera 29 June 19331
6 Max Baer 14 June 19340
7 James J. Braddock 13 June 19350
8 Joe Louis 22 June 1937 1 March 194925
Louis vacated the title and retired, but would come back a year later to fight Ezzard Charles. [2]
9 Ezzard Charles
(def. Jersey Joe Walcott )
22 June 19498
10 Jersey Joe Walcott 18 July 19511
11 Rocky Marciano 23 September 1952 27 April 19566
Marciano retires. [3]
12 Floyd Patterson
(def. Archie Moore )
30 November 19563
13 Ingemar Johansson 26 June 19590
14Floyd Patterson (2)20 June 19602
The NBA changes its name to WBA on 23 August 1962, [4] making Patterson the first WBA heavyweight champion and last NBA heavyweight champion.
15 Sonny Liston 25 September 19621
16 Muhammad Ali 25 February 1964 14 September 19640
Ali was stripped of the title for signing to a rematch with Liston. [5]
17 Ernie Terrell
(def. Eddie Machen )
5 March 19652
18Muhammad Ali (2)6 February 1967 28 April 19671
Ali was stripped of the title due to his refusal to be drafted to Army service. [6]
19 Jimmy Ellis
(def. Jerry Quarry )
27 April 19681
20 Joe Frazier 16 February 19704
21 George Foreman 22 January 19732
22Muhammad Ali (3)30 October 197410
23 Leon Spinks 15 February 19780
24Muhammad Ali (4)15 September 1978 4 July 19790
Ali vacated the title and retired, but would come back a year later to fight Larry Holmes. [7]
25 John Tate
(def. Gerrie Coetzee )
20 October 19790
26 Mike Weaver 31 March 19802
27 Michael Dokes 10 December 19821
28 Gerrie Coetzee 23 September 19830
29 Greg Page 1 December 19840
30 Tony Tubbs 29 April 19850
31 Tim Witherspoon 17 January 19861
32 James Smith 12 December 19860
33 Mike Tyson 7 March 19878
34 Buster Douglas 11 February 19900
35 Evander Holyfield 25 October 19903
36 Riddick Bowe 13 November 19922
37Evander Holyfield (2)6 November 19930
38 Michael Moorer 22 April 19940
39George Foreman (2)5 November 1994 4 March 19950
Foreman was stripped after refusing to fight mandatory challenger Tony Tucker. [8]
40 Bruce Seldon
(def. Tony Tucker )
8 April 19951
41Mike Tyson (2)7 September 19960
42Evander Holyfield (3)9 November 19964
43 Lennox Lewis 13 November 1999 13 April 20000
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. [9]
44Evander Holyfield (4)
(def. John Ruiz )
12 August 20000
45 John Ruiz 3 March 20012
46 Roy Jones Jr. 1 March 2003 24 February 20040
Jones Jr. vacated the title to stay at light heavyweight. [10]
47John Ruiz (2)
(interim champion promoted)
24 February 20042
48 Nikolai Valuev 17 December 20053
49 Ruslan Chagaev 14 April 2007 3 July 20082
Chagaev tore his achilles tendon and was declared champion in recess. [11]
50Nikolai Valuev (2)
(def. John Ruiz )
30 August 20081
51 David Haye 7 November 20092
Haye fought for the inaugural Unified title against Wladimir Klitschko.
52 Wladimir Klitschko Unified champion
(def. David Haye )
2 July 20110
Promoted to Super champion on WBA's July 2011 official ratings posted on August. [12]
Wladimir Klitschko Super champion
(Unified champion promoted)
August 20118
Klitschko lost against Tyson Fury but Fury was recognized as Unified champion on WBA's November rankings posted on 10 December. [13]
53 Tyson Fury Unified champion
(def. Wladimir Klitschko )
28 November 2015 12 October 20160
Fury vacated the title after cancelling a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for a second time, citing depression after a positive test for cocaine. [14]
54 Anthony Joshua Super champion
(def. Wladimir Klitschko )
29 April 20173
55 Andy Ruiz Jr. 1 June 20190
56Anthony Joshua (2)7 December 20191
57 Oleksandr Usyk 25 September 2021 present1

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Alexander Povetkin
(def. Ruslan Chagaev )
27 August 2011 5 October 20134
Povetkin lost against Super champion Wladimir Klitschko.
2 Ruslan Chagaev
(def. Fres Oquendo )
6 July 20141
3 Lucas Browne 5 March 2016 13 May 20160
Browne failed the drug test and was stripped of his title however, his win against Chagaev was not overturned to an NC. [15]
3Ruslan Chagaev (2)
(reinstated)
21 May 2016 25 July 20160
Chagaev was stripped of the title for failing to pay the sanctioning fees. [16]
4 Manuel Charr
(def. Alexander Ustinov )
25 November 2017 29 January 20210
Charr was declared champion in recess. [17]
5 Trevor Bryan
(def. Bermane Stiverne )
29 January 20211
6 Daniel Dubois 11 June 2022 present0

Cruiserweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Ossie Ocasio
(def. Robbie Williams)
13 February 19823
2 Piet Crous 1 December 19841
3 Dwight Muhammad Qawi 27 July 19851
4 Evander Holyfield 12 July 1986 July 19885
Holyfield vacated the title to move up to heavyweight.
5 Taoufik Belbouli
(def. Michael Greer)
25 March 1989 11 August 19890
Belbouli got injured and was expected to get stripped on 11 August. [18]
6 Robert Daniels
(def. Dwight Muhammad Qawi )
27 November 19892
7 Bobby Czyz 8 March 1991 October 19932
Czyz was involved in a car accident and he had to vacate the title for his inability to defend it.
8 Orlin Norris
(def. Marcelo Figueroa)
6 November 19934
9 Nate Miller 22 July 19954
10 Fabrice Tiozzo 8 November 19974
11 Virgil Hill 9 December 20000
12 Jean-Marc Mormeck 23 February 20023
Mormeck fought for the Unified title against WBC champion Wayne Braithwaite.
Jean-Marc Mormeck Unified champion
(def. Wayne Braithwaite )
2 April 20050
(3)
13 O'Neil Bell 7 January 20060
14Jean-Marc Mormeck (2)17 March 20070
15 David Haye 10 November 2007 12 May 20081
Status changes to Undisputed champion after winning against WBO champion Enzo Maccarinelli.
David Haye Undisputed champion
(def. Enzo Maccarinelli )
8 March 20080
(1)
Status changes to Unified champion on WBA's April 2008 ratings posted on 14 May, [19] just days after vacating his WBC title.
David Haye Unified champion14 May 2008 19 June 20080
(1)
Haye intends to move up to heavyweight. The title is vacated on WBA's May 2008 official ratings posted on 19 June. [20]
16 Firat Arslan Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
19 June 20080
17 Guillermo Jones 27 September 2008 30 October 20122
Jones was declared champion in recess. [21]
18 Denis Lebedev Regular champion
(interim champion promoted)
30 October 20124
Lebedev fought for Super title against IBF champion Víctor Ramírez.
Denis Lebedev Super champion
(def. Víctor Ramírez )
21 May 2016 1 February 20181
(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. [22]
19 Yuniel Dorticos Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
1 February 20180
Dorticos fought for Unified title against IBF champion Murat Gassiev.
20 Murat Gassiev Unified champion
(def. Yuniel Dorticos )
3 February 20180
Gassiev fought WBC and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk for the Super title.
21 Oleksandr Usyk Super champion
(def. Murat Gassiev )
21 July 2018 27 March 20191
Usyk vacated the title and moved up to heavyweight. [23]
22 Beibut Shumenov Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
27 March 2019 31 May 20190
Shumenov stripped of title after failing to meet the terms of the purse bid between him and Arsen Goulamirian. [24]
23 Arsen Goulamirian Regular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
31 May 20190
Goulamirian promoted to Super champion on WBA's August 2019 official ratings posted on 1 September. [25]
Arsen Goulamirian Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
1 September 2019 present2

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Virgil Hill
(def. Valery Brudov )
27 January 20060
2 Firat Arslan 24 November 2007 12 May 20082
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
3 Beibut Shumenov
(def. Junior Anthony Wright)
21 May 2016 20 June 20170
Shumenov vacated the title after cancelling a defense fight multiple times against Yuniel Dorticos, due to an eye injury. [26]
4 Yuniel Dorticos
(interim champion promoted)
20 June 2017 1 February 20181
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
5Beibut Shumenov (2)
(def. Hizni Altunkaya)
7 July 2018 27 March 20190
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
6Beibut Shumenov (3)
(reinstated)
1 September 2019 29 January 20210
Shumenov stripped of title due to inactivity. [27]
7 Ryad Merhy
(interim champion promoted)
29 January 2021 12 August 20221
Merhy vacated the title. [28]

Light heavyweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Georges Carpentier
(awarded inaugural title)
January 19211
2 Battling Siki 24 September 19220
3 Mike McTigue 17 March 19231
4 Paul Berlenbach 30 May 19253
5 Jack Delaney 16 July 1926 26 July 19271
Delaney vacated the title to move up to the heavyweight division. [29]
6 Jimmy Slattery
(def. Maxie Rosenbloom )
30 August 19270
7 Tommy Loughran 12 December 1927 3 September 19295
Loughran vacated the title to move up to the heavyweight division. [30]
8 Maxie Rosenbloom
(awarded title)
September 1930 6 June 19311
Rosenbloom is stripped of the title for failing to defend the title in a timely manner. [31]
9 George Nichols
(def. Dave Maier)
18 March 1932 17 December 19320
Nichols stripped for failing to defend the title within the eight month time limit. [32]
10 Joe Knight
(awarded title)
February 19330
11 Bob Godwin 1 March 19330
12Maxie Rosenbloom (2)24 March 1933 17 September 19342
Rosenbloom is stripped of the title because the NBA disliked his "clowning tactics and criticizing opponents in the ring". [33]
13 Bob Olin
(def. Maxie Rosenbloom )
16 November 19340
14 John Henry Lewis 31 October 1935 19 June 19395
Lewis is stripped of the title for failing to defend it within the required six month limit and was virtually blind in his left eye. [34]
15 Billy Conn
(def. Melio Bettina )
13 July 1939 20 December 19403
Conn vacated the title to move up to the heavyweight division. [35]
16 Anton Christoforidis
(def. Melio Bettina )
13 January 19410
17 Gus Lesnevich 24 May 19415
18 Freddie Mills 26 July 19480
19 Joey Maxim 24 January 19502
20 Archie Moore 17 December 1952 25 October 19608
Moore was stripped of the title for failing to fight Eric Schoeppner. [36]
21 Harold Johnson
(def. Jesse Bowdry)
7 February 19614
22 Willie Pastrano 1 June 19632
23 José Torres 30 March 19653
24 Dick Tiger 16 December 19662
25 Bob Foster 24 May 1968 9 December 19704
Foster was stripped of the title for failing to post a $5,000 forfeit bond for the fight with Jimmy Dupree within 10 days after losing to Joe Frazier. [37]
26 Vicente Rondón
(def. Jimmy Dupree)
27 February 19714
27Bob Foster (2)7 April 1972 16 September 19745
Foster retires. [38]
28 Víctor Galíndez
(def. Len Hutchins)
7 December 197410
29 Mike Rossman 15 September 19781
30Víctor Galíndez (2)14 April 19790
31 Marvin Johnson 30 November 19790
32 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad 31 March 19802
33 Michael Spinks 18 July 1981 5 November 198510
Spinks vacated the title to stay at heavyweight. [39]
34Marvin Johnson (2)
(def. Leslie Stewart )
9 February 19861
35 Leslie Stewart 23 May 19870
36 Virgil Hill 5 September 198710
37 Thomas Hearns 3 June 19910
38 Iran Barkley 20 March 1992 27 May 19920
Barkley vacated the title to stay at light heavyweight. [40]
39Virgil Hill (2)
(def. Frank Tate )
29 September 199210
40 Dariusz Michalczewski 13 June 1997 1 July 19970
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 Lou Del Valle
(def. Eddy Smulders)
20 September 19970
42 Roy Jones Jr. 18 July 19985
Jones promoted to inaugural Super champion on WBA's December 2000 official ratings. [41]
Roy Jones Jr. Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
December 20003
(8)
Status changes to Unified champion on WBA's July 2002 official ratings posted on 5 August. [42]
Roy Jones Jr. Unified champion5 August 2002 15 April 20031
(9)
Jones Jr. vacates the title to stay at heavyweight. [43]
43 Mehdi Sahnoune Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
15 April 20030
44 Silvio Branco 10 October 2003 8 November 20030
Branco is relegated since Roy Jones Jr. won the vacant Unified title.
45Roy Jones Jr. (2) Unified champion
(def. Antonio Tarver )
8 November 20030
46 Antonio Tarver 15 May 2004 3 July 20040
Tarver was stripped of the title and removed from WBA's June 2004 official ratings posted on 3 July 2004. [44]
47 Fabrice Tiozzo Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
3 July 2004 19 October 20061
Tiozzo vacated the title and retired from professional boxing after defeating Dariusz Michalczewski. [45]
48Silvio Branco (2) Regular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
19 October 20060
49 Stipe Drviš 28 April 20070
50 Danny Green 16 December 2007 25 March 20080
Green vacated the title and retired. [46]
51 Hugo Garay Regular champion
(def. Yuriy Barashian );
(Primary champion vacant)
3 July 20081
52 Gabriel Campillo 20 June 20091
53 Beibut Shumenov 29 January 20105
Shumenov promoted to Super champion. [47]
Beibut Shumenov Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
8 October 20131
(6)
54 Bernard Hopkins 19 April 20140
Hopkins fought WBO champion Sergey Kovalev for the Undisputed title.
55 Sergey Kovalev Undisputed champion
(def. Bernard Hopkins )
8 November 20144
56 Andre Ward 19 November 2016 21 September 20171
Ward retires from boxing. [48]
57 Badou Jack Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
21 September 2017 23 September 20170
Jack vacated the title to avoid a purse bid with mandatory Dmitry Bivol and seek opportunities with bigger names. [49]
58 Dmitry Bivol Regular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
23 September 20175
Bivol promoted to Super champion before fighting Lenin Castillo. [50]
Dmitry Bivol Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
10 October 2019 present4
(9)

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Bruno Girard
(def. Robert Koon)
22 December 20012
2 Mehdi Sahnoune 8 March 2003 15 April 20030
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
3 Silvio Branco
(relegated from primary champion)
8 November 20030
4 Fabrice Tiozzo 20 February 2004 3 July 20040
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
5 Jürgen Brähmer
(def. Marcus Oliveira )
14 December 20136
6 Nathan Cleverly 1 October 20160
7 Badou Jack 26 August 2017 21 September 20170
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
8 Jean Pascal
(interim champion promoted)
10 October 2019 9 July 20211
Pascal is stripped of his title for testing positive for banned substances and is also suspended for six months. [51]

Super middleweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Park Chong-Pal
(def. Jesús Gallardo)
6 December 19871
2 Fulgencio Obelmejias 23 May 19880
3 Baek In-Chul 28 May 19892
4 Christophe Tiozzo 30 March 19902
5 Víctor Córdoba 5 April 19911
6 Michael Nunn 12 September 19924
7 Steve Little 26 February 19940
8 Frankie Liles 12 August 19947
9 Byron Mitchell 12 June 19991
10 Bruno Girard 8 April 2000 March 20011
Girard vacated the title just days before his scheduled bout due to purse bid problems. [52]
11Byron Mitchell (2)
(def. Manny Siaca )
3 March 20012
Mitchell fought for the inaugural Unified title against Sven Ottke.
12 Sven Ottke Unified champion
(def. Byron Mitchell )
15 March 2003 27 March 20044
Ottke vacated the title and retired undefeated from professional boxing. [53]
13 Anthony Mundine Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
27 March 20040
14 Manny Siaca 5 May 20040
15 Mikkel Kessler 12 November 20043
Kessler fought for the Unified title against WBC champion Markus Beyer.
Mikkel Kessler Unified champion
(def. Markus Beyer )
14 October 20061
(4)
Kessler fought for the Undisputed title against WBO and The Ring champion Joe Calzaghe.
16 Joe Calzaghe Undisputed champion
(def. Mikkel Kessler )
4 November 2007 26 September 20080
Calzaghe vacated the title and moved up to light heavyweight. [54]
17Mikkel Kessler (2) Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
3 October 20082
Kessler promoted to Super champion on WBA's August–September 2009 Official ratings posted on 21 October, [55] 1 month before fighting Andre Ward.
Mikkel Kessler (2) Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
21 October 20090
(2)
18 Andre Ward 21 November 2009 12 November 20155
Ward vacated the title to move up to light heavyweight. [56]
19 Fedor Chudinov Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
12 November 20150
Chudinov promoted to Super champion. [57]
Fedor Chudinov Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
4 January 20160
20 Felix Sturm 20 February 2016 5 October 20160
Sturm vacated the title citing impossibility to defend title after requiring surgery in both elbows. [58]
21 Giovanni De CarolisRegular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
5 October 20160
22 Tyron Zeuge 5 November 2016 27 May 20171
Zeuge relegated to secondary champion after George Groves and Fedor Chudinov fought for the vacant Super title.
23 George Groves Super champion
(def. Fedor Chudinov )
27 May 20172
24 Callum Smith 28 September 20182
25 Canelo Álvarez 19 December 2020 present3

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Anthony Mundine
(def. Antwun Echols )
3 September 2003 27 March 20041
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
2Anthony Mundine (2)
(def. Sam Soliman )
7 March 2007 27 May 20084
Title is vacated immediately after his final defense. [59]
3 Mikkel Kessler
(def. Dimitri Sartison )
21 June 2008 3 October 20080
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
4 Dimitri Sartison
(def. Stjepan Bozic )
21 November 2009 15 July 20111
Sartison was stripped of title after failing to fight in defense fights against Brian Magee and later Robert Stieglitz. [60]
5 Károly Balzsay
(def. Stanislav Kashtanov )
26 August 2011 3 August 20121
Balzsay was declared champion in recess in the July 2012 ratings posted on August 3. [61] [62]
6 Brian Magee
(interim champion promoted)
9 November 20120
7Mikkel Kessler (2)8 December 20120
Kessler lost against IBF champion Carl Froch. Froch is declared as Unified champion.
8 Carl Froch Unified champion
(def. Mikkel Kessler )
25 May 2013 8 May 20152
Froch was stripped of title for inactivity. [63]
9 Fedor Chudinov
(def. Felix Sturm )
9 May 2015 12 November 20151
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
10 Giovanni De Carolis

(def. Vincent Feigenbutz)

9 January 2016 5 October 20161
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
11 Tyron Zeuge
(relegated from primary champion)
27 May 20172
(3)
12 Rocky Fielding 14 July 20180
13 Canelo Álvarez 15 December 2018 19 December 20200
Álvarez won against Super champion Callum Smith.
14 David Morrell
(interim champion promoted)
19 January 2021 present3

Middleweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Johnny Wilson
(awarded inaugural title)
January 19213
2 Harry Greb 31 August 19234
3 Tiger Flowers 25 February 19261
4 Mickey Walker 3 December 1926 – 19 June 19313
Walker vacated the title to move up to heavyweight. [64]
5 Gorilla Jones
(def. Oddone Piazza)
25 January 19321
6 Marcel Thil 11 June 1932 – 19 September 19331
Thil was stripped during the annual NBA convention because he would not defend the title in the United States. [65]
7 Lou Brouillard
(awarded title)
19 September 19330
8 Vince Dundee 30 October 19332
9 Teddy Yarosz 11 September 19340
10 Eddie Babe Risko 19 September 19351
11 Freddie Steele 11 July 19365
12 Al Hostak 26 July 19380
13 Solly Krieger 1 November 19380
14Al Hostak (2)27 June 19391
15 Tony Zale 19 July 19404
16 Rocky Graziano 16 July 19474
17Tony Zale (2)10 June 19480
18 Marcel Cerdan 21 September 19480
19 Jake LaMotta 16 June 19492
20 Sugar Ray Robinson 14 February 19510
21 Randy Turpin 10 July 19510
22Sugar Ray Robinson (2)12 September 1951 – 19 December 19522
Robinson vacated the title and retired. [66]
23 Bobo Olson
(def. Randy Turpin )
21 October 19533
24Sugar Ray Robinson (3)9 December 19551
25 Gene Fullmer 2 January 19570
26Sugar Ray Robinson (4)1 May 19570
27 Carmen Basilio 23 September 19570
28Sugar Ray Robinson (5)25 March 1958 – 4 May 19590
Robinson was stripped for failing to fight Carmen Basilio in a trilogy bout. [67]
29Gene Fullmer (2)
(def. Carmen Basilio )
28 August 19597
30 Dick Tiger 23 October 19622
31 Joey Giardello 7 December 19631
32Dick Tiger (2)21 October 19650
33 Emile Griffith 25 April 19662
34 Nino Benvenuti 17 April 19670
35Emile Griffith (2)29 September 19670
36Nino Benvenuti (2)4 March 19684
37 Carlos Monzón 7 November 1970 29 August 197714
Monzón retires. [68]
38 Rodrigo Valdez
(def. Bennie Briscoe )
5 November 19770
39 Hugo Pastor Corro 22 April 19782
40 Vito Antuofermo 30 June 19791
41 Alan Minter 16 March 19801
42 Marvin Hagler 27 September 1980 25 February 198711
Hagler was stripped of title for signing a fight with Sugar Ray Leonard instead of mandatory challenger, Herol Graham. [69]
43 Sumbu Kalambay
(def. Iran Barkley )
23 October 1987 2 March 19893
Kalambay was stripped of title for failing to defend his title against other top-ranked boxers. [70]
44 Mike McCallum
(def. Herol Graham )
10 May 1989 4 December 19913
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. [71]
45 Reggie Johnson
(def. Steve Collins )
22 April 19923
46 John David Jackson 1 October 1993 6 May 19940
Jackson was stripped of title for participating in a non-title bout without the permission of the WBA. [72]
47 Jorge Castro
(def. Reggie Johnson )
12 August 19944
48 Shinji Takehara 19 December 19950
49 William Joppy 24 June 19962
50 Julio César Green 23 August 19970
51William Joppy (2)31 January 19985
52 Félix Trinidad 12 May 20010
Trinidad fought for the inaugural Super title against Bernard Hopkins.
53 Bernard Hopkins Super champion
(def. Félix Trinidad )
29 September 20011
Status changed to Unified champion on WBA's July 2002 official ratings posted on 5 August. [42]
Bernard Hopkins Unified champion5 August 20021
(2)
Status changed to Undisputed champion on WBA's June–July 2003 official ratings posted in September. [73]
Bernard Hopkins Undisputed champion26 September 20034
(6)
54 Jermain Taylor 16 July 2005 14 December 20061
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. [74]
55 Javier Castillejo Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
14 December 20060
56 Felix Sturm 28 April 20077
Sturm is promoted to Super champion on WBA's February 2010 ratings posted on 24 March. [75] [76]
Felix Sturm Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
24 March 20105
(12)
57 Daniel Geale 1 September 2012 2 November 20120
Geale was stripped of title as he chose to fight Anthony Mundine instead of mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin. [77]
58 Gennady Golovkin Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
2 November 20125
Golovkin promoted to Super champion. [78]
Gennady Golovkin Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
3 June 20149
(14)
59 Canelo Álvarez 15 September 2018 1 January 20211
Álvarez vacates the title to stay at super middleweight. [79]
60 Ryōta Murata Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
1 January 20210
Murata promoted to Super champion. [80]
Ryōta Murata Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
6 January 20210
61Gennady Golovkin (2)9 April 2022 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 William Joppy
(def. Howard Eastman )
17 November 2001 13 December 20031
Joppy lost against Super champion Bernard Hopkins.
2 Maselino Masoe
(def. Evans Ashira )
1 May 20040
3 Felix Sturm 11 March 20060
4 Javier Castillejo 15 July 2006 14 December 20061
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 its vacancy.
5 Gennady Golovkin
(interim champion promoted)
14 October 2010 2 November 20125
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
6 Daniel Jacobs
(def. Jarrod Fletcher )
9 August 2014 18 March 20174
Jacobs lost against Super champion Gennady Golovkin.
7 Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
(def. Ryōta Murata )
20 May 20170
8 Ryōta Murata 22 October 20171
9 Rob Brant 20 October 20181
10Ryōta Murata (2)12 July 2019 1 January 20211
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
11 Erislandy Lara
(def. Thomas LaManna)
1 May 2021 present1

Super welterweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Denny Moyer
(def. Joey Giambra )
20 October 19621
2 Ralph Dupas 29 April 19631
3 Sandro Mazzinghi 7 September 19633
4 Nino Benvenuti 18 June 19651
5 Kim Ki-Soo 25 June 19662
6Sandro Mazzinghi (2)25 May 1968 28 October 19681
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. Mazzinghi was stripped of his world title shortly thereafter, because of the controversial result. [81]
7 Freddie Little
(def. Stanley Hayward)
17 March 19692
8 Carmelo Bossi 9 July 19701
9 Koichi Wajima 31 October 19716
10 Oscar Albarado 4 June 19741
11Koichi Wajima (2)21 January 19750
12 Yuh Jae-Doo 7 June 19751
13Koichi Wajima (3)17 February 19760
14 José Duran 18 May 19760
15 Miguel Angel Castellini 8 October 19760
16 Eddie Gazo 5 March 19773
17 Masashi Kudo 9 August 19783
18 Ayub Kalule 24 August 19794
19 Sugar Ray Leonard 25 June 1981 23 September 19810
Leonard vacated the title and moved down to welterweight to fight in a unification bout against Thomas Hearns. [82]
20 Tadashi Mihara
(def. Rocky Fratto)
7 November 19810
21 Davey Moore 2 February 19823
22 Roberto Durán 16 June 1983 15 June 19840
Durán intends to vacate the WBA title before fighting Thomas Hearns. [83] The title was officially vacated when he stepped on the ring against Hearns. [84]
23 Mike McCallum
(def. Sean Mannion )
19 October 1984 August 19876
McCallum vacated the title to move up to middleweight. [85]
24 Julian Jackson
(def. Baek In-Chul )
21 November 1987 10 January 19913
Jackson's title was vacated the title on WBA's December 1990 ratings posted on 10 January. [86]
25 Gilbert Dele
(def. Carlos Elliott)
23 February 19911
26 Vinny Pazienza 1 October 1991 14 October 19920
Pazienza vacated the title because of excessive purse demands by no 1. contender Julio César Vásquez. [87]
27 Julio César Vásquez
(def. Hitoshi Kamiyama)
21 December 199210
28 Pernell Whitaker 4 March 1995 8 March 19950
Whitaker vacated the title and moved back to welterweight. [88]
29 Carl Daniels
(def. Julio César Green )
16 June 19950
30Julio César Vásquez (2)16 December 19950
31 Laurent Boudouani 21 August 19964
32 David Reid 6 March 19992
33 Félix Trinidad 3 March 2000 29 May 20012
Trinidad vacated the title to stay at middleweight. [89]
34 Fernando Vargas
(def. José Flores)
22 September 20010
Vargas fought for the inaugural Unified title against WBC champion Oscar De La Hoya.
35 Oscar De La Hoya Unified champion
(def. Fernando Vargas )
14 September 20021
36 Shane Mosley 13 September 20030
37 Winky Wright 13 March 2004 20 March 20051
Wright Wright challenged Félix Trinidad at middleweight. Title is vacated on WBA's February 2005 ratings posted on 20 March. [90]
38 Travis Simms Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
20 March 2005 5 June 20050
Simms' title was vacated on WBA's May 2005 ratings posted on 5 June. [91]
39 Alejandro García Regular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
18 July 20051
40 José Antonio Rivera 6 May 20060
41Travis Simms (2)6 January 20070
42 Joachim Alcine 7 July 20071
43 Daniel Santos 11 July 20080
44 Yuri Foreman 14 November 20090
45 Miguel Cotto 5 June 20100
Cotto is promoted to Super champion on WBA's September 2010 official ratings posted on 15 October. [92]
Miguel Cotto Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
15 October 20102
46 Floyd Mayweather Jr. 5 May 2012 19 January 20161
Mayweather retires following his fight with Andre Berto on 14 September 2015. However, he was officially stripped on the December 2015 rankings posted on 19 January 2016. [93] The reason for the delay was because "it's a matter of formality". [94]
47 Erislandy Lara Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
19 January 20161
Lara is promoted to Super champion on WBA's May 2016 ratings posted on 8 June. [95]
Erislandy Lara Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
8 June 20162
(3)
48 Jarrett Hurd 7 April 20181
49 Julian Williams 11 May 20190
50 Jeison Rosario 18 January 20200
51 Jermell Charlo 26 September 2020 present2

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Santiago Samaniego
(interim champion promoted)
14 September 20020
2 Alejandro García 1 March 20031
3 Travis Simms 13 December 2003 20 March 20051
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
4 Austin Trout
(def. Rigoberto Álvarez )
5 February 20114
Trout fought WBC champion Canelo Álvarez for the Unified title.
5 Canelo Álvarez Unified champion
(def. Austin Trout )
20 April 2013 14 September 20130
Álvarez lost against Super champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
6 Erislandy Lara
(interim champion promoted)
13 March 2014 19 January 20163
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
7 Jack Culcay
(interim champion promoted)
8 June 20160
8 Demetrius Andrade 11 March 2017 22 October 20170
Andrade vacates the title to move up to middleweight. [96]
9 Brian Castaño
(interim champion promoted)
22 October 2017 20 June 20192
Castaño vacates the title after not agreeing on terms to fight mandatory fighter Michel Soro. [97]
10Erislandy Lara (2)
(def. Ramón Álvarez )
31 August 2019 31 August 20211
Lara vacates the title to stay at middleweight. [98]

Welterweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Jack Britton
(awarded inaugural title)
January 19214
2 Mickey Walker 1 November 19223
3 Pete Latzo 20 May 19262
4 Joe Dundee 3 June 1927 – 22 March 19292
Dundee is stripped of the title when he failed to sign for a title bout contender. [99]
5 Jackie Fields
(def. Jack Thompson )
25 March 19291
6 Jack Thompson 9 May 19300
7 Tommy Freeman 5 September 19300
8Jack Thompson (2)14 April 19310
9 Lou Brouillard 23 October 19310
10Jackie Fields (2)28 January 19320
11 Young Corbett III 22 February 19330
12 Jimmy McLarnin 29 May 19330
13 Barney Ross 28 May 19340
14Jimmy McLarnin (2)17 September 19340
15Barney Ross (2)28 May 19352
16 Henry Armstrong 31 May 193819
17 Fritzie Zivic 4 October 19401
18 Freddie Cochrane 29 July 19410
19 Marty Servo 1 February 1946 – 25 September 19460
Servo retires. [100]
20 Sugar Ray Robinson
(def. Tommy Bell )
20 December 1946 – 15 February 19514
Robinson's title is automatically vacated after winning the middleweight title. [101]
21 Johnny Bratton
(def. Charley Fusari )
13 March 19510
22 Kid Gavilán 18 May 19517
23 Johnny Saxton 20 October 19540
24 Tony DeMarco 1 April 19550
25 Carmen Basilio 10 June 19550
26Johnny Saxton (2)14 March 19560
27Carmen Basilio (2)12 September 1956 – 23 September 19571
Basilio vacated the title after winning the middleweight title. [102]
28 Virgil Akins
(def. Vince Martinez)
6 June 19580
29 Don Jordan 5 December 19582
30 Benny Paret 27 May 19601
31 Emile Griffith 1 April 19611
32Benny Paret (2)30 September 19610
33Emile Griffith (2)24 March 19622
34 Luis Manuel Rodríguez 21 March 19630
35Emile Griffith (3)8 June 1963 10 June 19665
Griffith was stripped of the title for failing to defend it within the required 6 months. [103]
36 Curtis Cokes
(def. Manuel González)
24 August 19665
37 José Nápoles 18 April 19693
38 Billy Backus 3 December 19700
39José Nápoles (2)4 June 1971 16 May 19759
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. [104]
40 Ángel Espada
(def. Clyde Gray )
28 June 19751
41 José Cuevas 17 July 197611
42 Thomas Hearns 2 August 19803
43 Sugar Ray Leonard 16 September 1981 – 9 November 19821
Leonard vacated the title adue to a detached retina and retired. [105]
44 Donald Curry
(def. Hwang Jun-Suk)
13 February 19837
45 Lloyd Honeyghan 27 September 1986 – 5 January 19870
Honeyghan vacated the title 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. [106]
46 Mark Breland
(def. Harold Volbrecht)
6 February 19870
47 Marlon Starling 22 August 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 knockout however, the decision was later changed to a no contest but the Colombian kept the title.
48 Tomás Molinares 29 July 1988 – 12 December 19880
Molinares withdrew from his defense fight with Mark Breland and vacated the title due to troubles on keeping his weight down. [107]
49Mark Breland (2)
(def. Lee Seung-Soon)
4 February 19894
50 Aaron Davis 8 July 19900
51 Meldrick Taylor 19 January 19912
52 Crisanto España 31 October 19922
53 Ike Quartey 4 June 1994 – 19 August 19987
Quartey was stripped of the title for pulling out on his defense against Andrey Pestryaev. [108]
54 James Page
(def. Andrey Pestryaev)
10 October 1998 – 27 September 20003
Page was stripped of title for failing to fight his mandatory challenger Andrew Lewis. [109]
55 Andrew Lewis
(def. James Page )
17 February 20011
56 Ricardo Mayorga 30 March 20020
Mayorga fought for the inaugural Unified title against WBC and The Ring champion Vernon Forrest.
Ricardo Mayorga Unified champion
(def. Vernon Forrest )
25 January 20032
Mayorga fought for the Undisputed title against IBF champion Cory Spinks.
57 Cory Spinks Undisputed champion
(def. Ricardo Mayorga )
13 December 20032
58 Zab Judah 5 February 2005 7 January 20061
Judah fought with Carlos Baldomir for the WBC belt as the latter did not pay the sanctioning fee for the WBA and IBF belt. [110] Judah lost the bout and the WBA subsequently stripped him of the title.
59 Luis Collazo Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
7 January 20060
60 Ricky Hatton 13 May 2006 31 August 20060
Hatton vacated the title to move back to super lightweight. [111]
61 Miguel Cotto Regular champion
(def. Carlos Quintana );
(Primary champion vacant)
2 December 20064
62 Antonio Margarito 26 July 20080
Margarito promoted to Super champion. [112]
Antonio Margarito Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
3 October 20080
63 Shane Mosley 24 January 2009 21 May 20100
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. [113]
64 Vyacheslav Senchenko Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
21 May 20102
65 Paulie Malignaggi 30 April 20121
66 Adrien Broner 22 June 20130
67 Marcos Maidana 14 December 20130
Maidana fought for Unified title against WBC and The Ring champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
68 Floyd Mayweather Jr.Unified champion
(def. Marcos Maidana )
3 May 2014 19 January 20163
Mayweather retires following his fight with Andre Berto on 14 September 2015. However, he was officially stripped on the December 2015 rankings posted on 19 January 2016. [93] The reason for the delay was because "it's a matter of formality". [94]
69 Keith ThurmanRegular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
19 January 20161
Keith Thurman promoted to Super champion on WBA's January 2017 ratings posted on 7 February, 1 month before fighting WBC champion Danny Garcia. [114]
Keith Thurman – Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
7 February 20172
(3)
70 Manny Pacquiao 20 July 2019 29 January 20210
Pacquiao was stripped of his title and declared champion in recess due to inactivity. [115]
71 Yordenis Ugás Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
29 January 20211
72 Errol Spence Jr. 16 April 2022 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Jose Antonio Rivera
(def. Michel Trabant)
13 September 20030
2 Luis Collazo 2 April 2005 7 January 20061
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
3 Yuriy Nuzhnenko
(interim champion promoted)
3 October 20080
4 Vyacheslav Senchenko 10 April 2009 21 May 20101
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
5 Keith Thurman
(interim champion promoted)
28 January 2015 19 January 20162
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
6 David Avanesyan
(interim champion promoted)
7 February 20170
7 Lamont Peterson 18 February 2017 3 October 20170
Peterson vacated the title to leave space for other contenders in the ranking. [116]
8 Lucas Matthysse
(def. Tewa Kiram )
27 January 20180
9 Manny Pacquiao 15 July 2018 20 July 20191
Pacquiao won against Super champion Keith Thurman.
10 Yordenis Ugas
(def. Abel Ramos)
6 September 2020 29 January 20210
Ugas promoted to Super champion after Pacquiao was stripped due to inactivity. [115]
11 Jamal James
(interim champion promoted)
4 February 20210
12 Radzhab Butaev 30 October 20210
13 Eimantas Stanionis 16 April 2022 present0

Super lightweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Pinky Mitchell
(awarded inaugural title)
22 November 19220
2 Mushy Callahan 21 September 19263
3 Jack Kid Berg 18 February 19306
4 Tony Canzoneri 24 April 19313
5 Johnny Jadick 18 January 1932 – 20 September 19321
On 20 September 1932, the NBA decided not to recognize the division. [117]
6 Carlos Ortiz
(def. Kenny Lane )
12 June 19592
7 Duilio Loi 1 September 19602
8 Eddie Perkins 14 September 19620
9Duilio Loi (2)15 December 1962 24 January 19630
Loi vacated the title and retired from boxing. [118]
10 Roberto Cruz
(def. Battling Torres )
21 March 19630
11Eddie Perkins (2)15 June 19632
12 Carlos Morocho Hernández 18 January 19652
13 Sandro Lopopolo 29 April 19661
14 Takeshi Fuji 30 April 19671
15 Nicolino Locche 12 December 19685
16 Alfonso Frazer 10 March 19720
17 Antonio Cervantes 28 October 197210
18 Wilfred Benítez 6 March 1976 28 November 19762
Benítez was stripped of the title for cancelling many scheduled title defenses following an automobile accident. [119]
19Antonio Cervantes (2)
(def. Carlos María Giménez)
25 June 19776
20 Aaron Pryor 2 August 1980 26 October 19838
Pryor vacated the title after retiring. [120]
21 Johnny Bumphus
(def. Lorenzo Luis García)
22 January 19840
22 Gene Hatcher 1 June 19841
23 Ubaldo Nestor Sacco 21 July 19850
24 Patrizio Oliva 15 March 19862
25 Juan Martin Coggi 4 July 19874
26 Loreto Garza 17 August 19901
27 Edwin Rosario 14 June 19910
28 Akinobu Hiranaka 10 April 19920
29 Morris East 9 September 19920
30Juan Martin Coggi (2)12 January 19936
31 Frankie Randall 17 September 19942
32Juan Martin Coggi (3)13 January 19960
33Frankie Randall (2)16 August 19960
34 Khalid Rahilou 11 January 19972
35 Sharmba Mitchell 10 October 19984
Mitchell fought for inaugural Super title against Kostya Tszyu.
36 Kostya Tszyu Super champion
(def. Sharmba Mitchell )
3 February 20013
Status changes to Unified champion on WBA's July 2002 ratings posted on 5 August. [42]
Kostya Tszyu Unified champion5 August 20021
(4)
Status changed to Undisputed champion on WBA's May–June 2003 ranking. [121]
Kostya Tszyu Undisputed championJuly 2003 16 June 20040
(4)
Tszyu was stripped of title due to inactivity. [122]
37 Vivian Harris Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
16 June 20041
38 Carlos Maussa 25 June 20050
Fought for Unified title against IBF and The Ring champion Ricky Hatton.
39 Ricky Hatton Unified champion
(def. Carlos Maussa )
26 November 2005 4 May 20060
Hatton vacated the title to move up to welterweight. [123]
40 Souleymane M'baye Regular champion
(def. Raúl Horacio Balbi);
(Primary champion vacant)
2 September 20061
41 Gavin Rees 21 July 20070
42 Andreas Kotelnik 22 March 20082
43 Amir Khan 18 July 20094
Khan fought for Super title against Zab Judah.
Amir Khan Super champion
(def. Zab Judah )
23 July 20111
(5)
44 Lamont Peterson 10 December 2011 11 July 20120
WBA and IBF champion Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone on a random test in March 2012. He was only stripped of his WBA title. [124]
45Amir Khan (2) Super champion
(reinstated)
11 July 20120
46 Danny Garcia 14 July 2012 11 September 20154
Garcia moves up to welterweight and the title is vacated on WBA's August 2015 official ratings posted on 11 September. [125]
47 Adrien Broner Regular champion
(def. Khabib Allakhverdiev );
(Primary champion vacant)
3 October 20150
Broner is promoted to Super champion. [126]
Adrien Broner Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
6 November 2015 1 April 20160
Broner stripped of title before his defense against Ashley Theophane for being overweight. [127]
48 Ricky Burns Regular champion
(def. Michele Di Rocco );
(Primary champion vacant)
28 May 20161
Burns fought for Unified title against IBF champion Julius Indongo.
49 Julius Indongo Unified champion
(def. Ricky Burns )
15 April 20170
Indongo fought for Super title against WBC, WBO, and The Ring champion Terence Crawford.
50 Terence Crawford Super champion
(def. Julius Indongo )
19 August 2017 28 October 20170
The title is vacated on WBA's October rankings after Crawford expressed his intentions of moving up to welterweight. [128] [129]
51 Kiryl Relikh Regular champion
(def. Rances Barthelemy );
(Primary champion vacant)
10 March 20181
52 Regis Prograis 27 April 20190
Prograis fought for Super title against IBF champion Josh Taylor.
53 Josh Taylor Super champion
(def. Regis Prograis )
26 October 2019 14 May 20223
Taylor was stripped of the title after he failed to sign the contract in an ordered bout against his mandatory challenger, Alberto Puello. [130] Any new champions below this will not be marked as Regular, Unified, Undisputed, or Super because of the title reduction plan.
54 Alberto Puello
(def. Batyr Akhmedov )
20 August 2022 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Diosbelys Hurtado
(def. Randall Bailey )
11 May 20020
2 Vivian Harris 19 October 2002 16 June 20042
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
3 Marcos Maidana
(interim champion promoted)
23 July 2011 – 16 July 20121
Maidana vacated the title to move up to welterweight and fight Devon Alexander. [131]
4 Khabib Allakhverdiev
(def. Joan Guzmán )
30 November 20121
5 Jessie Vargas 12 April 2014 27 June 20152
Vargas vacated the title before challenging WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley to avoid paying WBA's sanctioning fees. [132]
6 Mario Barrios
(def. Batyr Akhmedov )
28 September 20191
7 Gervonta Davis 26 June 2021 7 December 20210
Davis vacated the title to stay at lightweight. [133]

Lightweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Benny Leonard
(awarded inaugural title)
28 May 1917 – 15 January 19257
Leonard retires. [134]
2 Jimmy Goodrich
(def. Stanislaus Loayza)
13 July 19250
3 Rocky Kansas 7 December 19250
4 Sammy Mandell 3 July 19263
5 Al Singer 17 July 19300
6 Tony Canzoneri 14 November 19305
7 Barney Ross 23 June 1933 – 15 April 19351
Ross vacated the title to move up to super lightweight. [135]
8Tony Canzoneri (2)
(def. Lou Ambers )
10 May 19351
9Lou Ambers3 September 19362
10 Henry Armstrong 17 August 19381
11Lou Ambers (2)22 August 1939 – 25 March 19400
Ambers was stripped after failing to defend the title within 6 months and refusing to fight the top contender Davey Day. [136]
12 Sammy Angott
(def. Davey Day)
3 May 1940 – 14 November 19421
Angott temporarily retires. [137]
13Sammy Angott (2)
(def. Slugger White)
27 October 19430
14 Juan Zurita 8 March 19440
15 Ike Williams 18 April 19458
16 Jimmy Carter 25 May 19512
17 Lauro Salas 14 May 19520
18Jimmy Carter (2)15 October 19523
19 Paddy DeMarco 5 March 19540
20Jimmy Carter (3)17 November 19540
21 Wallace Bud Smith 29 June 19551
22 Joe Brown 24 August 195611
23 Carlos Ortiz 21 April 19624
24 Ismael Laguna 10 April 19650
25Carlos Ortiz (2)13 November 19655
26 Carlos Teo Cruz 29 June 19681
27 Mando Ramos 18 February 19691
28Ismael Laguna (2)3 March 19701
29 Ken Buchanan 26 September 19702
30 Roberto Durán 26 June 1972 2 February 197912
Durán vacated the title to move up to welterweight. [138]
31 Ernesto España
(def. Claude Noel )
16 June 19791
32 Hilmer Kenty 2 March 19803
33 Sean O'Grady 12 April 1981 14 August 19810
O'Grady was stripped of title for not defending it. [139]
34 Claude Noel
(def. Rodolfo González )
12 September 19810
35 Arturo Frias 5 December 19811
36 Ray Mancini 8 May 19824
37 Livingstone Bramble 1 June 19842
38 Edwin Rosario 26 September 19861
39 Julio César Chávez 21 November 1987 1 June 19892
Chávez vacated the title to move up to super lightweight. The title was declared vacant when a bout between Edwin Rosario and Anthony Jones was scheduled. [140]
40Edwin Rosario (2)
(def. Anthony Jones)
9 July 19890
41 Juan Nazario 4 May 19900
42 Pernell Whitaker 11 August 1990 20 April 19923
Whitaker vacated the title to move up to super lightweight. [141]
43 Joey Gamache
(def. Chil-Sung Jun)
13 June 19920
44 Tony Lopez 24 October 19921
45 Dingaan Thobela 26 June 19930
46 Orzubek Nazarov 30 October 19936
47 Jean Baptiste Mendy 16 May 19981
48 Julien Lorcy 10 April 19990
49 Stefano Zoff 7 August 19990
50 Gilberto Serrano 13 November 19991
51 Takanori Hatakeyama 11 June 20002
52Julien Lorcy (2)1 July 20010
53 Raul Horacio Balbi 18 October 20010
54 Leonard Doroftei 5 January 2002 24 October 20032
Doroftei was stripped of title when he came 4.4 lbs overweight to his bout with Miguel Callist. The fight was cancelled. [142]
55 Lakva Sim
(def. Miguel Callist)
10 April 20040
56 Juan Díaz 17 July 20045
Diaz became Unified champion after beating WBO champion Acelino Freitas.
Juan Díaz Unified champion
(def. Acelino Freitas )
23 February 20071
(6)
Diaz became Undisputed champion after beating IBF champion Julio Díaz.
Juan Díaz Undisputed champion
(def. Julio Díaz )
13 October 20071
(7)
57 Nate Campbell 8 March 2008 10 January 20090
Campbell vacated the title because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses. [143]
58 Paulus Moses Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
10 January 2009 28 February 20090
Moses is relegated to secondary champion due to Juan Manuel Márquez winning the vacant Super title.
59 Juan Manuel Márquez Super champion
(def. Juan Diaz )
28 February 2009 4 January 20122
Marquez stripped due to inactivity. [144]
60 Richar Abril Regular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
28 February 2013 10 April 20152
Abril was declared champion in recess after he cancelled his fight with Derry Matthews. [145]
61 Darleys Perez Regular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
10 April 20151
62 Anthony Crolla 21 November 20151
63 Jorge Linares 24 September 20163
Linares fought for Super title against Vasyl Lomachenko.
64 Vasyl Lomachenko Super champion
(def. Jorge Linares )
13 May 20183
65 Teófimo López 17 October 20200
66 George Kambosos Jr. 27 November 20210
67 Devin Haney 5 June 2022 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 José Alfaro
(def. Prawet Singwancha)
29 December 20070
2 Yusuke Kobori 19 May 20080
3 Paulus Moses 3 January 2009 10 January 20090
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
4Paulus Moses (2)
(relegated from primary champion)
28 February 20091
5 Miguel Acosta 29 May 20100
6 Brandon Rios 26 February 2011 3 December 20111
Rios was stripped of title before his second defense against John Murray for being overweight. [146]
7 Gervonta Davis
(def. Yuriorkis Gamboa )
28 December 2019 present3

Super featherweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Tod Morgan
(awarded inaugural title)
16 December 19275
2 Benny Bass 19 December 19290
3 Kid Chocolate 15 July 1931 20 September 19323
On 20 September 1932, the NBA decided not to recognize the division. [117]
4Kid Chocolate (2)
(reinstated as champion [147] )
28 March 1933 25 December 19333
5 Frankie Klick 25 December 1933 5 March 19340
Klick vacated the title to move up to the light welterweight division [147]
6 Sandy Saddler 6 December 1949 21 January 19572
Saddler vacated the title to stay at featherweight [147]
7 Harold Gomes
(def. Paul Jorgensan)
20 July 19590
8 Gabriel Elorde 16 March 19609
9 Yoshiaki Numata 15 June 19670
10 Hiroshi Kobayashi 14 December 19676
11 Alfredo Marcano 29 July 19711
12 Ben Villaflor 25 April 19721
13 Kuniaki Shibata 12 March 19731
14Ben Villaflor (2)17 October 19735
15 Samuel Serrano 16 October 197610
16 Yasutsune Uehara 2 August 19801
17Samuel Serrano (2)9 April 19813
18 Roger Mayweather 19 January 19832
19 Rocky Lockridge 26 February 19842
20 Wilfredo Gómez 19 May 19850
21 Alfredo Layne 24 May 19860
22 Brian Mitchell 27 September 1986 – 25 April 199112
Mitchell vacated the title to spend time with his family and business. [148]
23 Joey Gamache
(def. Jerry Ngobeni)
28 June 1991 – 20 October 19910
Gamache vacates the title to move up to lightweight. [149]
24 Genaro Hernandez
(def. Daniel Londas )
22 November 1991 – 13 July 19958
Hernandez was stripped of the title when he chose to challenge WBO lightweight champion Oscar De La Hoya instead of fighting his mandatory challenger. [150]
25 Choi Yong-Soo
(def. Víctor Hugo Paz)
21 October 19957
26 Takanori Hatakeyama 5 September 19981
27 Lakva Sim 27 June 19990
28 Baek Jong-Kwon 31 October 19991
29 Joel Casamayor 21 May 20004
Casamayor fought for the inaugural Super title against WBO champion Acelino Freitas.
30 Acelino Freitas Super champion
(def. Joel Casamayor )
12 January 20021
Status changes to Unified champion on WBA's July 2002 ratings posted on 5 August. [42]
Acelino Freitas Unified champion5 August 2002 10 February 20042
(3)
Freitas' title is declared vacant on WBA's January 2004 ratings posted on 10 February. [151]
31 Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
10 February 20041
32 Vicente Mosquera 30 April 20051
33 Edwin Valero 5 August 2006 3 September 20084
Valero vacated the title and moved up to lightweight. [152]
34 Jorge Linares
(def. Whyber Garcia)
28 November 20081
35 Juan Carlos Salgado 10 October 20090
36 Takashi Uchiyama 11 January 20109
Uchiyama promoted to Super champion. [153]
Takashi Uchiyama Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
21 February 20152
(11)
37 Jezreel Corrales 27 April 2016 20 October 20172
Corrales came in overweight and was stripped of his Super title. Machado fought for the vacant Regular title. [154]
38 Alberto Machado Regular champion
(def. Jezreel Corrales ); (Primary champion vacant)
21 October 2017 21 April 20180
Machado is relegated to secondary champion due to Gervonta Davis winning the vacant Super title.
39 Gervonta Davis Super champion
(def. Jesús Cuellar )
21 April 2018 2 September 20192
Davis vacated the title and moved up to lightweight. [155]
40 Andrew Cancio Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
2 September 2019 23 November 20190
Léo Santa Cruz won the vacant Super title an hour before Cancio finished his fight against René Alvarado. [156] [157] Cancio is relegated to secondary champion.
41 Léo Santa Cruz Super champion
(def. Miguel Flores )
23 November 20190
42Gervonta Davis (2)31 October 2020 28 August 20210
Davis vacates the title to stay at a higher weight class. [158] Any new champions below this will not be marked as Regular, Unified, Undisputed, or Super because of the title reduction plan.
43 Roger Gutiérrez
(Primary champion vacant)
28 August 20210
44 Héctor García 20 August 2022 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
(def. Lakva Sim )
13 April 2002 – 10 February 20042
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
2 Javier Fortuna
(def. Bryan Vásquez )
29 May 20151
3 Jason Sosa 24 June 2016 15 February 20171
Sosa vacates title to fight WBO champion Vasyl Lomachenko. [159]
4 Alberto Machado
(relegated from primary champion)
21 April 20182
5 Andrew Cancio 9 February 2019 2 September 20191
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
6Andrew Cancio (2)
(relegated from primary champion)
23 November 20190
(1)
7 René Alvarado 23 November 20190
8 Roger Gutiérrez 2 January 2021 28 August 20211
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.

Featherweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Benny Bass
(def. Red Chapman)
12 September 19270
2 Tony Canzoneri 10 February 19280
3 André Routis 28 September 19281
4 Christopher Battalino 23 September 1929 – 27 January 19325
Battalino is stripped of the title for missing weight in a title fight against Freddie Miller which ended in a controversial no contest. [160]
5 Tommy Paul
(def. Johnny Pena)
26 May 19320
6 Freddie Miller 13 January 193311
7 Petey Sarron 11 May 19362
8 Henry Armstrong 29 October 1937 – 12 September 19380
Armstrong vacated the title to stay at the higher weight divisions. [161]
9 Joey Archibald
(def. Leo Rodak )
29 October 1939 – 29 March 19401
Archibald was stripped of the title for not fighting Petey Scalzo. [162] Scalzo and Frankie Perrin was slated to fight for the vacant title however, Perrin refused to fight in Washington and preferred to fight in his home city of New Orleans. Scalzo was later awarded of the title by the NBA. [163]
10 Petey Scalzo
(awarded title)
1 May 19403
11 Richie Lemos 1 July 19410
12 Jackie Wilson 18 November 19411
13 Jackie Callura 18 January 19431
14 Phil Terranova 16 August 19430
15 Sal Bartolo 10 March 19443
16 Willie Pep 7 June 19462
17 Sandy Saddler 29 October 19480
18Willie Pep (2)11 February 19493
19Sandy Saddler (2)8 September 1950 – 16 January 19572
Saddler was stripped of the title for failing to sign for a title defense. [164] A few days later, he retired. [165]
20 Hogan Bassey
(def. Cherif Hamia )
24 June 19571
21 Davey Moore 18 March 19595
22 Sugar Ramos
(def. Davey Moore )
21 March 19633
23 Vicente Saldívar 26 September 1964 – 14 October 19677
Saldívar retired after his 7th defense. [166]
24 Raul Rojas
(def. Enrique Higgins)
28 March 19680
25 Shozo Saijo 27 September 19685
26 Antonio Gomez 2 September 19711
27 Ernesto Marcel 19 August 1972 – 31 May 19744
Marcel retires. [167]
28 Rubén Olivares
(def. Zensuke Otagawa)
9 July 19740
29 Alexis Argüello 23 November 1974 – 9 October 19764
Argüello vacated the title because the WBA wanted to set a fight date that's imposed by the mandatory challenger and not him, the champion. [168]
30 Rafael Ortega
(def. Francisco Coronado )
15 January 19771
31 Cecilio Lastra 17 December 19770
32 Eusebio Pedroza 15 April 197819
33 Barry McGuigan 8 June 19852
34 Steve Cruz 23 June 19860
35 Antonio Esparragoza 6 March 19877
36 Park Yong-Kyun 30 March 19918
37 Eloy Rojas 4 December 19936
38 Wilfredo Vázquez 18 May 1996 – 25 March 19984
Vázquez vacated the title infavor of fighting WBO champion Naseem Hamed. [169]
39 Freddie Norwood
(def. Antonio Cermeño )
3 April 1998 – 21 September 19982
Norwood was stripped of his title for coming overweight to his 3rd defense fight against Koji Matsumoto. [170]
40 Antonio Cermeño
(def. Genaro Rios)
3 October 19981
41Freddie Norwood (2)29 May 19993
42 Derrick Gainer 9 September 20003
Gainer fought for the inaugural Unified title against IBF champion Juan Manuel Márquez.
43 Juan Manuel Marquez Unified champion
(def. Derrick Gainer )
1 November 2003 – 22 August 20053
Márquez was stripped of the IBF title because no promoter was willing to bid at least US$50,000 to stage a mandatory defense against Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym. [171] As a result, he was stripped of his WBA Unified title on WBA's July 2005 official ratings posted on 22 August. [172]
44 Chris John Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
22 August 20057
John is promoted to Super champion. [173]
Chris John Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
27 June 2009 – 14 July 20101
(8)
John was declared champion in recess after suffering a rib injury. [174]
45 Yuriorkis Gamboa Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
14 July 2010 – 11 September 20100
Gamboa was declared the Unified champion after winning the vacant IBF title against Orlando Salido.
Yuriorkis Gamboa Unified champion
(def. Orlando Salido )
11 September 2010 – 5 December 20101
Gamboa is relegated to secondary champion when John was reinstated as Super champion after winning against Fernando Saucedo.
46Chris John (2) Super champion
(reinstated)
5 December 20106
John fought for the Undisputed title against Simpiwe Vetyeka.
47 Simpiwe Vetyeka Undisputed champion
(def. Chris John )
6 December 20130
48 Nonito Donaire 31 May 2014 18 October 20140
Donaire lost to Regular champion Nicholas Walters however, Walters was not given the Undisputed title.
49 Nicholas Walters Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
18 October 20141
Walters promoted to Super champion. [175]
Nicholas Walters Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
21 February 2015 12 June 20150
(1)
Walters was stripped of the title for failing to make weight on his first defense fight against Miguel Marriaga. The title was at stake for Marriaga but Walters won by unanimous decision. [176]
50 Jesús Cuéllar Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
12 June 2015 29 August 20150
Cuéllar is relegated to secondary champion because Léo Santa Cruz won the vacant Super title.
51 Léo Santa Cruz Super champion
(def. Abner Mares )
29 August 20151
52 Carl Frampton 30 July 20160
53Léo Santa Cruz (2)28 January 2017 present3

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Chris John
(interim champion promoted)
1 November 2003 – 22 August 20054
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
2 Yuriorkis Gamboa
(interim champion promoted)
27 June 2009 – 14 July 20103
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
3aYuriorkis Gamboa (2) Unified champion
(relegated from primary champion)
5 December 2010 – 11 June 20111
(5)
Gamboa was stripped of his Unified title for not complying with the IBF rules of a second weigh-in in his last fight with Jorge Solís. He was stripped of the IBF title and thus was no longer a unified champion.
3b Jonathan Victor Barros
(def. Irving Berry )
4 December 20102
4 Celestino Caballero 14 October 2011 – 7 October 20121
Caballero vacated the title for not accepting a low budget on a mandatory fight with Nicholas Walters.
5 Nicholas Walters
(def. Daulis Prescott )
9 December 2012 – 18 October 20142
Walters won against Undisputed champion Nonito Donaire however, he was not given the Undisputed title. He is moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
6 Jesús Cuéllar
(interim champion promoted)
21 February 2015 12 June 20151
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
7Jesús Cuéllar (2)
(relegated from primary champion)
29 August 20151
(2)
8 Abner Mares 10 December 2016 9 June 20181
Mares lost against Super champion Léo Santa Cruz.
9 Jesús Rojas
(interim champion promoted)
4 July 20180
10 Xu Can 26 January 20192
11 Leigh Wood 31 July 2021 present1

Super bantamweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Hong Soo-Hwan
(def. Ricardo Cardona )
26 January 19771
2 Ricardo Cardona 7 May 19785
3 Leo Randolph 4 May 19800
4 Sergio Victor Palma 9 August 19805
5 Leo Cruz 12 June 19823
6 Loris Stecca 22 February 19840
7 Victor Callejas 26 May 1984 – 21 November 19862
Callejas was stripped of the title for refusing to fight his mandatory challenger. [177]
8 Louie Espinoza
(def. Tommy Valoy)
11 January 19872
9 Julio Gervacio 28 November 19870
10 Bernardo Piñango 27 February 19880
11 Juan José Estrada 28 May 19883
12 Jesus Salud 11 November 1989 – 5 April 19900
Salud was stripped of the title for failing to defend it in Colombia against the No. 1 contender, Luis Mendoza. [178]
13Luis Mendoza
(def. Rubén Darío Palacios )
11 September 19904
14 Raúl Pérez 7 October 19910
15 Wilfredo Vázquez 27 March 19929
16 Antonio Cermeño 13 May 1995 – 4 October 19977
Cermeño vacated the title to move up to featherweight. [179]
17 Enrique Sánchez
(def. Rafael del Valle )
8 February 19980
18 Néstor Garza 12 December 19982
19 Clarence Adams 4 March 2000 – 3 July 20012
Adams was stripped of the title for refusing to fight his mandatory challenger. [180]
20 Yober Ortega
(def. José Rojas)
17 November 20010
21Yoddamrong Sithyodthong21 February 20020
22 Osamu Sato 18 May 20020
23Salim Medjkoune9 October 20021
24 Mahyar Monshipour 4 July 20035
25 Somsak Sithchatchawal 18 March 20060
26 Celestino Caballero 4 October 20065
Caballero fought for the Unified title against IBF champion Steve Molitor.
Celestino Caballero Unified champion
(def. Steve Molitor )
21 November 20083
(8)
Caballero promoted to inaugural Super champion on WBA's February 2010 official ratings posted on March. [181]
Celestino Caballero Super champion
(Unified champion promoted)
March 2010 – 10 December 20100
(8)
Caballero vacated the title to fight at featherweight. [182]
27 Lee Ryol-li Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
10 December 20100
28 Akifumi Shimoda 31 January 20110
29 Rico Ramos 9 July 20110
30 Guillermo Rigondeaux 20 January 20122
Rigondeaux fought for Super title against Nonito Donaire.
Guillermo Rigondeaux Super champion
(def. Nonito Donaire )
13 April 2013 – 30 October 20154
(6)
Rigondeaux was declared champion in recess due to inactivity. [183]
31 Scott Quigg Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
30 October 20150
Quigg fought for Unified title against IBF champion Carl Frampton.
32 Carl Frampton Unified champion
(def. Scott Quigg )
27 February 2016 – 8 April 20160
Frampton was stripped of the title after choosing to fight Léo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title instead of mandatory challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux. [184]
33Guillermo Rigondeaux (2) Super champion
(reinstated)
14 May 2016 – 9 December 20171
Rigondeaux was stripped of the title after losing to a super featherweight bout against Vasyl Lomachenko. [185]
34 Daniel Roman Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
9 December 20173
Roman becomes Unified champion after beating IBF champion T. J. Doheny.
Daniel Roman Unified champion
(def. T. J. Doheny )
26 April 20191
(4)
Roman fought Murodjon Akhmadaliev for the Super title.
35 Murodjon Akhmadaliev Super champion
(def. Daniel Roman )
30 January 2020 present3

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Ricardo Cordoba
(interim champion promoted)
21 November 20080
2 Bernard Dunne 21 March 20090
3 Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym 26 September 20092
4 Lee Ryol-li 2 October 2010 – 10 December 20100
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
5 Scott Quigg
(interim champion promoted)
5 September 2013 – 30 October 20156
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
6 Nehomar Cermeño
(def. Qiu Xiaojun )
24 June 20162
7 Shun Kubo 9 April 20170
8 Daniel Roman 3 September 2017 9 December 20170
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
9 Brandon Figueroa
(interim champion promoted)
31 October 2019 27 November 20212
WBA decided on 17 August 2021, that Figueroa's title would be stripped the moment he steps in the ring against WBO champion Stephen Fulton due to WBO's restriction against WBA Regular titles. [186] The bout was supposedly scheduled on 18 September however, it was moved to 27 November. On the 1st of September, WBA released their August 2021 ratings which didn't feature Figueroa as a champion [187] however, he was listed again on the September 2021 ratings. [188] He was officially stripped of the title after fighting Fulton as originally stated by the WBA. [189]

Bantamweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Joe Lynch
(awarded inaugural title)
January 19210
2 Pete Herman 25 July 19210
3 Johnny Buff 23 September 19211
4Joe Lynch (2)10 July 19223
5 Abe Goldstein 21 March 19243
6 Eddie Martin 19 December 19240
7 Charley Phil Rosenberg 20 March 1925 – 18 October 19260
Rosenberg was stripped by the NBA during its annual convention after failing to sign a fight with Bud Taylor. [190]
8 Bud Taylor
(awarded title)
18 October 1926 – 19 May 19292
Taylor was stripped when he failed to fight for the title for two years. [191]
9 Bushy Graham
(def. Isadore Schwartz )
23 May 1929 – 8 October 19290
Graham was stripped of the title after Panama Al Brown was given the title. [192]
10 Panamá Al Brown
(awarded title)
8 October 1929 – 3 February 19301
Brown was stripped of the title after an NBA special meeting.
11Panamá Al Brown (2)
(def. Eugène Huat )
4 October 1930 – 18 September 19347
Brown was stripped of the title in the rankings released after the annual NBA convention. [193]
12 Sixto Escobar
(def. Pete Sanstol )
7 August 19350
13 Lou Salica 26 August 19350
14Sixto Escobar (2)15 November 19353
15 Harry Jeffra 23 September 19370
16Sixto Escobar (3)20 February 1938 – 26 October 19391
Escobar vacated the title to move up to featherweight. [194]
17Georgie Pace
(awarded title)
26 October 19391
18Lou Salica (2)24 September 19404
19 Manuel Ortiz 7 August 194215
20 Harold Dade 6 January 19470
21Manuel Ortiz (2)11 March 19474
22 Vic Toweel 31 May 19503
23 Jimmy Carruthers 15 November 1952 – 16 May 19543
Carruthers retires from boxing. [195]
24 Robert Cohen
(def. Chamroen Songkitrat )
19 September 1954 – 23 December 19541
Cohen was stripped for failing to sign a fight against Raúl Macías within 90 days. [196]
25 Raúl Macías
(def. Chamroen Songkitrat )
9 March 19552
26 Alphonse Halimi 6 November 19570
27 José Becerra 8 July 1959 – 30 August 19602
Becerra retires due to an eye injury. [197]
28 Eder Jofre
(def. Eloy Sanchez)
18 November 19608
29 Fighting Harada 18 May 19654
30 Lionel Rose 27 February 19683
31 Rubén Olivares 22 August 19692
32 Chucho Castillo 16 October 19700
33Rubén Olivares (2)2 April 19712
34 Rafael Herrera 19 March 19720
35 Enrique Pinder 29 July 19720
36 Romeo Anaya 20 January 19732
37 Arnold Taylor 3 November 19730
38 Hong Soo-Hwan 3 July 19741
39 Alfonso Zamora 14 March 19755
40 Jorge Luján 19 November 19775
41 Julian Solís 29 August 19800
42 Jeff Chandler 14 November 19809
43 Richie Sandoval 7 April 19842
44 Gaby Canizales 10 March 19860
45 Bernardo Piñango 4 June 1986 – 13 March 19873
Piñango vacated the title in order to move up to super bantamweight. [198]
46 Takuya Muguruma
(def. Azael Moran)
29 March 19870
47 Park Chan-Yong 24 May 19870
48 Wilfredo Vazquez 4 October 19871
49 Kaokor Galaxy 9 May 19880
50 Moon Sung-Kil 14 August 19882
51Kaokor Galaxy (2)9 July 19890
52 Luisito Espinosa 18 October 19892
53 Israel Contreras 19 October 19910
54 Eddie Cook 15 March 19920
55 Jorge Julio Rocha 9 October 19922
56 Junior Jones 23 October 19931
57 John Michael Johnson 22 April 19940
58 Daorung Chuvatana 16 July 19942
59 Veeraphol Sahaprom 17 September 19950
60 Nana Konadu 28 January 19960
61Daorung Chuvatana (2)27 October 19961
62Nana Konadu (2)21 June 19971
63 Johnny Tapia 5 December 19980
64 Paulie Ayala 26 June 1999 – 6 August 20013
Ayala was stripped of the title for choosing to move up to super bantamweight instead of fighting his mandatory challenger. [199]
65 Eidy Moya
(def. Adán Vargas)
14 October 20010
66 Johnny Bredahl 19 April 2002 – 13 October 20043
Bredahl retires. [200]
67 Wladimir Sidorenko
(def. Julio Zarate)
26 February 20056
68 Anselmo Moreno 31 May 20088
Moreno is promoted to inaugural Super champion on WBA's October 2010 ratings posted on November. [201]
Anselmo Moreno Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
November 20104
(12)
Moreno fought for the Undisputed title against Juan Carlos Payano.
69 Juan Carlos Payano Undisputed champion
(def. Anselmo Moreno )
26 September 20141
70 Rau'shee Warren 18 June 20160
71 Zhanat Zhakiyanov 10 February 20170
Zhakiyanov fought IBF champion Ryan Burnett for the Unified title.
72 Ryan Burnett Unified champion
(def. Zhanat Zhakiyanov )
21 October 20171
Burnett is promoted to Super champion on WBA's October 2018 ratings posted on 31st October; just days before his scheduled bout against Nonito Donaire. [202]
Ryan Burnett Super champion
(Unified champion promoted)
31 October 20180
(1)
73 Nonito Donaire 3 November 20181
74 Naoya Inoue 7 November 2019 – present4

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Koki Kameda
(def. Alexander Muñoz )
26 December 2010 – 6 December 20138
Kameda vacated the title after being ordered to fight Super champion Anselmo Moreno and moved down to super flyweight. [203]
2 Jamie McDonnell
(def. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat)
31 May 20145
3 Naoya Inoue 25 May 20181
Inoue becomes Unified champion after beating IBF champion Emmanuel Rodríguez.
Naoya Inoue Unified champion
(def. Emmanuel Rodríguez )
18 May 2019 7 November 20190
(1)
Inoue won against Super champion Nonito Donaire.
4 Guillermo Rigondeaux
(def. Liborio Solís )
8 February 2020 – 14 August 20210
Rigondeaux is stripped of his title for fighting WBO champion John Riel Casimero; a bout not sanctioned by the WBA. [204]

Super flyweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Gustavo Ballas
(def. Bae Sok-Chul)
12 September 19810
2 Rafael Pedroza 5 December 19810
3 Jiro Watanabe 8 April 1982 – 5 July 19846
Watanabe was stripped of title for not fighting mandatory challenger Khaosai Galaxy. [205]
4 Khaosai Galaxy
(def. Eusebio Espinal)
21 November 1984 – 22 December 199119
Galaxy retired from professional boxing. [206]
5 Katsuya Onizuka
(def. Thanomsak Sithbaobay)
10 April 19925
6Lee Hyung-Chul18 September 19941
7Alimi Goitia22 July 19953
8 Yokthai Sithoar 24 August 19964
9 Satoshi Iida 23 December 19972
10 Jesús Kiki Rojas 23 December 19981
11 Hideki Todaka 31 July 19992
12 Leo Gámez 9 October 20000
13 Celes Kobayashi 11 March 20011
14 Alexander Muñoz 9 March 20023
15 Martín Castillo 3 December 20043
16 Nobuo Nashiro 22 July 20061
17Alexander Munoz (2)3 May 20072
Muñoz fought for the inaugural Unified title against WBC champion Cristian Mijares.
18 Cristian Mijares Unified champion
(def. Alexander Muñoz )
17 May 20081
Mijares fought for the Undisputed title against IBF champion Vic Darchinyan.
19 Vic Darchinyan Undisputed champion
(def. Cristian Mijares )
1 November 20081
Status changed to Unified champion when Darchinyan vacated the IBF title.
Vic Darchinyan Unified champion28 July 2009 15 October 20102
(3)
Darchinyan's title is vacated on WBA's September 2010 ratings posted on 15 October. [92]
20 Hugo Cázares Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
15 October 20102
21 Tomonobu Shimizu 31 August 2011 11 November 20110
Shimizu was declared champion in recess due to an injury. [207]
22 Tepparith KokietgymRegular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
14 November 20113
23 Kohei Kono 31 December 20120
24 Liborio Solís 6 May 2013 – 2 December 20130
Solís was stripped of his title before the fight with Daiki Kameda for being overweight. [208] Solís won the fight in split decision but title was at stake for Kameda only.
25Kohei Kono (2) – Regular Champion
(def. Denkaosan Kaovichit );
(Primary champion vacant)
26 March 20143
26 Luis Concepción 31 August 2016 – 9 December 20160
Concepción was stripped of his title before the fight with Khalid Yafai for being overweight. Only Yafai can win the title. [209]
27 Khalid Yafai Regular champion
(def. Luis Concepción );
(Primary champion vacant)
10 December 20165
Yafai fought for the Super title against Román González. [210] [211]
28 Román GonzálezSuper champion
(def. Khalid Yafai )
29 February 20201
29 Juan Francisco Estrada 13 March 2021 11 August 20220
Estrada was stripped of the title after refusing to fight his mandatory challenger Joshua Franco. [212] Any new champions below this will not be marked as Regular, Unified, Undisputed, or Super because of the title reduction plan.
30 Joshua Franco
(Primary champion vacant)
11 August 2022 present0

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Nobuo Nashiro
(def. Kohei Kono )
15 September 20082
2 Hugo Cázares 8 May 2010 15 October 20102
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
3 Andrew Moloney
(interim champion promoted)
3 March 20200
4 Joshua Franco 23 June 2020 – 11 August 20222
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.

Flyweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Jimmy Wilde
(awarded inaugural title)
January 19210
2 Pancho Villa 18 June 1923 – 14 July 19253
Title vacated because Villa died from Ludwig's angina resulting from an infection that spread to his throat. [213]
3 Fidel LaBarba
(def. Frankie Genaro )
22 August 1925 – 29 August 19272
LaBarba retires. [214]
4 Pinky Silverberg
(def. Ruby Bradley)
22 October 1927 – 6 December 19270
Silverberg was stripped of the title after a match was sanctioned for the vacant title. [215]
5Frenchy Belanger
(def. Ernie Jarvis)
19 December 19270
6 Frankie Genaro 6 February 19283
7 Émile Pladner 2 March 19290
8Frankie Genaro (2)18 April 19297
9 Victor Perez 26 October 19310
10 Jackie Brown 31 October 1932 – 17 September 19343
Brown was sentenced to a 4 month conviction to prison for biting a piece of a man's ear during a street fight. [216] The title was declared vacant after an NBA meeting. [217]
11 Benny Lynch
(def. Jackie Brown )
9 September 1935 – 29 June 19383
Lynch was stripped when he failed to make weight for a title defense against Jackie Jurich. [218]
12 Peter Kane
(def. Jackie Jurich )
22 September 1938 – 11 December 19390
Kane's title was stripped when the NBA awarded Little Dado the flyweight title. [219]
13 Little Dado
(awarded title)
11 December 1939 – 14 October 19431
Dado was stripped of the title as he has not fought in the flyweight division for 2 years. Paterson was awarded the title. [220]
14 Jackie Paterson
(awarded title)
14 October 1943 – 30 July 19471
Paterson was stripped of the title for failing to defend against Dado Marino. [221]
15 Rinty Monaghan
(def. Dado Marino )
20 October 1947 – 30 March 19503
Monaghan retired after his third defense. [222]
16 Terry Allen
(def. Honore Pratesi)
25 April 19500
17 Dado Marino 1 August 19501
18 Yoshio Shirai 19 May 19524
19 Pascual Perez 26 November 19549
20 Pone Kingpetch 16 April 19603
21 Fighting Harada 10 October 19620
22Pone Kingpetch (2)12 January 19630
23 Hiroyuki Ebihara 18 September 19630
24Pone Kingpetch (3)23 January 19640
25 Salvatore Burruni 23 April 1965 – 1 November 19650
Burruni was stripped of title for failing to meet the organization's number one contender, Hiroyuki Ebihara. [223]
26 Horacio Accavallo
(def. Katsuyoshi Takayama)
1 March 1966 – 2 October 19683
Accavallo retires. [224]
27Hiroyuki Ebihara (2)
(def. José Severino)
30 March 19690
28 Bernabe Villacampo 19 October 19690
29 Berkrerk Chartvanchai 5 April 19700
30 Masao Ohba 22 October 1970 – 25 January 19735
Ohba died in a car accident in Tokyo. [225]
31 Chartchai Chionoi
(def. Fritz Chervet)
17 May 19732
32 Susumu Hanagata 18 October 19740
33 Erbito Salavarria 1 April 19751
34Alfonso Lopez27 February 19761
35 Guty Espadas 2 October 19764
36 Betulio González 12 August 19783
37 Luis Ibarra 17 November 19790
38 Kim Tae-Shik 17 February 19801
39 Peter Mathebula 13 December 19800
40 Santos Laciar 28 March 19810
41Luis Ibarra (2)6 June 19810
42 Juan Herrera 26 September 19811
43Santos Laciar (2)1 May 1982 – 19 July 19859
Laciar vacated the title in order to move up to super flyweight. [226]
44 Hilario Zapata
(def. Alonzo González)
5 October 19855
45 Fidel Bassa 13 February 19876
46 Jesús Rojas 30 September 19890
47 Lee Yul-Woo 10 March 19900
48 Leopard Tamakuma 29 July 19901
49 Elvis Álvarez 14 March 19910
50 Kim Yong-Kang 1 June 19912
51 Aquiles Guzman 26 September 19920
52 David Griman 15 December 19922
53 Saen Sor Ploenchit 13 February 19949
54 Jose Bonilla 24 November 19963
55 Hugo Rafael Soto 29 May 19980
56 Leo Gámez 13 March 19990
57 Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym 3 September 19991
58 Eric Morel 5 August 20005
59 Lorenzo Parra 6 December 20035
60 Takefumi Sakata 19 March 20074
61 Denkaosan Kaovichit 31 December 20082
62 Daiki Kameda 7 February 2010 4 January 20112
Kameda vacated the title in order to move up to super flyweight. [227]
63 Luis Concepcion
(interim champion promoted)
4 January 20110
64 Hernán Márquez 2 April 20112
Marquez fought for Unified title against WBO champion Brian Viloria.
65 Brian Viloria Unified champion
(def. Hernán Márquez )
17 November 20120
66 Juan Francisco Estrada 6 April 2013 – 14 September 20165
Estrada vacated the title and moved to super flyweight. [228]
67 Kazuto Ioka Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
14 September 2016 9 November 20172
Ioka vacated the title and retired later on. [229]
68 Artem Dalakian Regular champion
(def. Brian Viloria );
(Primary champion vacant)
24 February 2018 – present5

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Juan Carlos Reveco
(interim champion promoted)
17 November 20126
2 Kazuto Ioka 22 April 2015 – 14 September 20163
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.

Light flyweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Jaime Rios
(def. Rigoberto Marcano)
23 August 19751
2 Juan Antonio Guzman 2 July 19760
3 Yoko Gushiken 10 October 197613
4 Pedro Flores 8 March 19810
5Kim Hwan-Jin19 July 19811
6 Katsuo Tokashiki 16 December 19815
7 Lupe Madera 10 July 19831
8 Francisco Quiróz 19 May 19841
9 Joey Olivo 29 March 19851
10 Yuh Myung-Woo 8 December 198517
11 Hiroki Ioka 17 December 19912
12Yuh Myung-Woo (2)18 November 1992 – 8 September 19931
Yuh vacated the title and retired from professional boxing. [230]
13 Leo Gámez
(def. Shiro Yahiro)
21 October 19933
14 Choi Hi-Yong 4 February 19951
15Carlos Murillo13 January 19961
16 Keiji Yamaguchi 21 May 19961
17 Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan 3 December 1996 – July 20005
Sitbangprachan was stripped of title.
18 Beibis Mendoza
(def. Rosendo Alvarez )
12 August 20000
19 Rosendo Alvarez 3 March 2001 – 2 October 20043
Alvarez was stripped of title before his fourth fight with Beibis Mendoza for being overweight. [231]
20 Roberto Vásquez
(def. Beibis Mendoza )
29 April 2005 – 24 May 20063
Vásquez vacated the title to move up to flyweight. [232]
21 Kōki Kameda
(def. Juan José Landaeta )
2 August 2006 – 18 January 20071
Kameda vacated the title to move up to flyweight. [233]
22 Juan Carlos Reveco
(def. Nethra Sasiprapa)
22 June 20071
23 Brahim Asloum 8 December 2007 – 18 July 20081
Asloum was declared champion in recess on WBA's June 2008 ratings posted on 18 July. [234]
24 Giovani Segura
(interim champion promoted)
5 June 20093
Segura becomes the inaugural Unified champion after unifying with WBO and The Ring champion Iván Calderón.
Giovani Segura – Unified champion
(def. Iván Calderón )
28 August 2010 – 26 November 20101
(4)
Segura vacated the title to fight as flyweight. [235]
25Juan Carlos Reveco (2) Regular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
26 November 2010 – 4 February 20110
Reveco vacated the title to move up to flyweight. [236]
26 Román GonzálezRegular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
4 February 20115
González promoted to inaugural Super champion. [237]
Román González Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
30 November 2012 – 14 January 20140
(5)
González vacated the title to move up to flyweight. [238]
27 Kazuto IokaRegular champion
(Primary champion vacant)
14 January 2014 28 February 20140
Ioka vacated the title to move up to flyweight. [239]
28 Alberto RosselRegular champion
(interim champion promoted);
(Primary champion vacant)
10 July 20140
29 Ryoichi Taguchi 31 December 20146
Taguchi declared Unified champion after unifying titles with IBF champion Milan Melindo.
Ryoichi Taguchi Unified champion
(def. Milan Melindo )
31 December 20171
(7)
Taguchi fought Budler for the Super title.
30 Hekkie Budler Super champion
(def. Ryoichi Taguchi )
20 May 20180
31 Hiroto Kyoguchi 31 December 2018 present4

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Juan Carlos Reveco
(interim champion promoted)
28 August 2010 – 26 November 20100
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
2 Kazuto Ioka
(def. José Alfredo Rodríguez )
31 December 2012 – 14 January 20143
Moved to primary champion due to its vacancy.
3 Carlos Cañizales
(def. Reiya Konishi)
18 March 20182
4 Esteban Bermudez 28 May 2021 – 10 June 20220
Bermudez lost against Super champion Hiroto Kyoguchi.

Minimumweight

Primary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Leo Gámez
(def. Kim Bong-Jun)
10 January 1988 – 1 April 19891
Gámez vacated the title citing weight problems and moved up to light flyweight. [240]
2Kim Bong-Jun
(def. Agustín García)
16 April 19895
3 Choi Hi-Yong 2 February 19914
4 Hideyuki Ohashi 14 October 19920
5 Chana Porpaoin 10 February 19938
6 Rosendo Álvarez 2 December 1995 – 12 November 19985
Álvarez stripped of title before his fight with Ricardo López for being overweight. [241] Title was at stake only for López who managed to beat the heavier Álvarez.
7 Ricardo López
(def. Rosendo Álvarez )
13 November 1998 – July 19990
Lopez vacated the title in order to move up to light flyweight.
8 Noel Arambulet
(def. Joma Gamboa )
9 October 1999 – 19 August 20001
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Joma Gamboa for being overweight. [242] Title was at stake only for Gamboa who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet.
9 Joma Gamboa
(def. Noel Arambulet )
20 August 20000
10 Keitaro Hoshino 6 December 20000
11Chana Porpaoin (2)16 April 20010
12 Yutaka Niida 25 August 2001 – 22 October 20010
Niida vacated the title and retired citing back problems and lack of interest in boxing. [243]
13Keitaro Hoshino (2)
(def. Joma Gamboa )
29 January 20020
14Noel Arambulet (2)29 July 2002 – 2 July 20042
Arambulet stripped of title before his rematch fight with Yutaka Niida for being overweight. [244] Title was at stake only for Niida who managed to beat the heavier Arambulet.
15Yutaka Niida (2)
(def. Noel Arambulet )
3 July 20047
16 Román González 15 September 2008 – 8 October 20103
González vacated in order to move up to light flyweight. [245]
17 Kwanthai Sithmorseng
(def. Pigmy Kokietgym)
5 November 20100
18 Muhammad Rachman 19 April 20110
19 Pornsawan Porpramook 30 July 20110
20 Akira Yaegashi 24 October 20110
21 Kazuto Ioka 24 June 2012 – 2 October 20120
Ioka vacated the title in order to move up to light flyweight. [246]
22 Ryo Miyazaki
(def. Pornsawan Porpramook )
31 December 2012 – 27 December 20132
Miyazaki vacated the title in order to move up to light flyweight. [247]
23 Hekkie Budler
(def. Karluis Díaz)
1 March 20144
24 Byron Rojas 19 March 20160
25 Knockout CP Freshmart 29 June 20167
CP Freshmart is promoted to inaugural Super champion on WBA's February 2020 official ratings posted on 1 March. [248]
Knockout CP Freshmart – Super champion
(Regular champion promoted)
1 March 2020 – present4
(11)

Secondary champion lineage

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Vic Saludar
(def. Robert Paradero)
20 February 20210
2 Erick Rosa 21 December 2021 – present0

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