List of WBC world champions

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This is a list of WBC world champions, showing every world champion certificated by the World Boxing Council (WBC). The WBC is one of the four major governing bodies in professional boxing, and certifies world champions in 17 different weight classes. In 1963, the year of its foundation, the WBC inaugurated titles in all divisions with the exception of light flyweight, super flyweight, super bantamweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight, which were inaugurated in the subsequent decades. The most recent title inaugurated by the WBC is in the bridgerweight division in 2021.

Contents

Current champion
Most consecutive title defenses
rChampion relinquished title.
sChampion is stripped of title.

Heavyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Sonny Liston
(def. Floyd Patterson )
22 July 19630
2 Flag of the United States.svg Muhammad Ali 25 February 1964 11 March 1969s9
Ali was stripped of his titles because of his objection to military service
3 Flag of the United States.svg Joe Frazier
(def. Jimmy Ellis )
16 February 19704
4 Flag of the United States.svg George Foreman 22 January 19732
5 Flag of the United States.svg Muhammad Ali (2)30 October 197410
6 Flag of the United States.svg Leon Spinks 15 February 1978 18 March 1978s0
Spinks was stripped of the title for pursuing a rematch against Muhammad Ali instead of a bout against mandatory challenger Ken Norton. [1]
7 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Norton
(no. 1 contender promoted)
29 March 19780
8 Flag of the United States.svg Larry Holmes 9 June 1978 11 December 1983r16
Holmes vacated the title after a dispute with his promoter Don King over the proposed purse for a fight against mandatory challenger Greg Page. [2]
9 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Witherspoon
(def. Greg Page )
9 March 19840
10 Flag of the United States.svg Pinklon Thomas 31 August 19841
11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Trevor Berbick 22 March 19860
12 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Tyson 22 November 19869
13 Flag of the United States.svg Buster Douglas 11 February 19900
14 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield 25 October 19903
15 Flag of the United States.svg Riddick Bowe 13 November 1992 14 December 1992r0
Bowe vacated the title instead of fighting mandatory challenger Lennox Lewis, then dumped his WBC belt in a trash bin during a news conference in London. [3]
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lennox Lewis
(no. 1 contender promoted)
14 December 19923
17 Flag of the United States.svg Oliver McCall 24 September 19941
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Frank Bruno 2 September 19950
19 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Tyson (2)16 March 1996 24 September 1996r0
Tyson vacated the title to pursue a bout against Evander Holyfield instead of mandatory challenger Lennox Lewis. [4]
20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lennox Lewis (2)
(def. Oliver McCall )
7 February 19979
21 Flag of the United States.svg Hasim Rahman 22 April 20010
22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lennox Lewis (3)17 November 2001 6 February 2004r2
Lewis retired as champion and chose not to rematch Vitali Klitschko ahead of a WBC-mandated 1 March deadline to accept the bout. [5]
23 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vitali Klitschko
(def. Corrie Sanders )
24 April 2004 9 November 2005r1
Klitschko announced his retirement after withdrawing from a bout against Hasim Rahman due to injuries. [6]
24 Flag of the United States.svg Hasim Rahman (2)
(interim champ promoted)
9 November 20051
25 Flag of Russia.svg Oleg Maskaev 12 August 20061
26 Flag of Nigeria.svg Samuel Peter 8 March 20080
27 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vitali Klitschko (2)11 October 2008 16 December 2013r9
Klitschko vacated the title to focus on his career in politics in Ukraine. [7]
28 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bermane Stiverne
(def. Chris Arreola )
10 May 20140
29 Flag of the United States.svg Deontay Wilder 17 January 201510
30 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tyson Fury 22 February 2020 present0

Cruiserweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Camel
(def. Mate Parlov )
31 March 19800
2 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos de León 25 November 19801
3 Flag of the United States.svg S. T. Gordon 27 June 19821
4 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos de León (2)17 July 19833
5 Flag of the United States.svg Alfonso Ratliff 6 June 19850
6 Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Benton 21 September 19850
7 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos de León (3)22 March 19863
8 Flag of the United States.svg Evander Holyfield 9 April 1988 9 April 1989r0
Holyfield vacated to move up to heavyweight
9 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos de León (4)
(def. Sammy Reeson )
17 May 19891
10 Flag of Italy.svg Massimiliano Duran 27 July 19901
11 Flag of France.svg Anaclet Wamba 20 July 1991 30 December 1994r7
Wamba vacated the title
12 Flag of Argentina.svg Marcelo Domínguez
(def. Akim Tafer )
25 July 19955
13 Flag of Cuba.svg Juan Carlos Gómez 21 February 1998 19 February 2002r10
Gómez vacated the title to move up to heavyweight.
14 Flag of Guyana.svg Wayne Braithwaite
(def. Vincenzo Cantatore)
11 October 20023
15 Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Mormeck 2 April 20050
16 Flag of Jamaica.svg O'Neil Bell 7 January 20060
17 Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Mormeck (2)17 March 20070
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Haye 10 November 2007 12 May 2008r1
Haye vacated the title to move up to heavyweight. [8]
19 Flag of Italy.svg Giacobbe Fragomeni
(def. Rudolf Kraj )
24 October 20081
20 Flag of Hungary.svg Zsolt Erdei 21 November 2009 13 January 2010r0
Erdei vacates the title
21 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Włodarczyk
(def. Giacobbe Fragomeni)
15 May 20106
22 Flag of Russia.svg Grigory Drozd 27 September 2014 16 March 2016s1
Drozd is declared champion in recess due to injury. [9]
23 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Bellew
(def. Ilunga Makabu )
29 May 2016 28 March 20171
Bellew was stripped of the title and named Emeritus champion after moving up to heavyweight. [10]
24 Flag of Latvia.svg Mairis Briedis
(def. Marco Huck )
1 April 20171
25 Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Usyk 27 January 2018 4 June 2019s2
Usyk was stripped of the title and named champion in recess after moving up to heavyweight. [11]
26 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Ilunga Makabu
(def. Michał Cieślak )
31 January 2020 present1

Light heavyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Harold Johnson
(awarded the inaugural title)
14 February 19630
2 Flag of the United States.svg Willie Pastrano 1 June 19632
3 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg José Torres 30 March 19653
4 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dick Tiger 16 December 19662
5 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Foster 24 May 1968 9 August 1974s14
Foster was stripped of the title after failing to make a defense against number one contender John Conteh. [12]
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Conteh
(def. Jorge Ahumada )
1 October 1974 18 May 1977s3
Conteh was stripped of the title after refusing to fight Jesse Burnett, alleging he was forced to sign the contract at gunpoint. [13]
7 Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Ángel Cuello
(def. Jesse Burnett )
21 May 19770
8 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Mate Parlov 8 January 19781
9 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Johnson 2 December 19780
10 Flag of the United States.svg Matthew Saad Muhammad 22 April 19798
11 Flag of the United States.svg Dwight Muhammad Qawi 19 December 19813
12 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Spinks 18 March 1983 9 October 1995s4
Spinks, who had won the IBF heavyweight world championship the previous month against Larry Holmes, was stripped of the WBC light heavyweight title due to the WBC's policy against fighters holding world titles in multiple divisions at the same time. [14]
13 Flag of the United States.svg J. B. Williamson
(def. Prince Mama Mohammed)
10 December 19850
14 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dennis Andries 30 April 19861
15 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns 7 March 1987 6 August 1987r0
Hearns vacated the title to fight Juan Roldán for the vacant WBC middleweight world championship. [15]
16 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Donny Lalonde
(def. Eddie Davis )
27 November 19871
17 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard 7 November 1988 15 November 1988r0
Leonard vacated the title, noting he was unsure whether he would continue his career in boxing. [16]
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dennis Andries (2)
(def. Tony Willis )
21 February 19890
19 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jeff Harding 24 June 19892
20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dennis Andries (3)28 July 19902
21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jeff Harding (2)11 September 19912
22 Flag of Jamaica.svg Mike McCallum 23 July 19941
23 Flag of France.svg Fabrice Tiozzo 16 June 1995 March 1997r1
Tiozzo vacates the title
24 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr.
(interim champion promoted)
March 19970
25 Flag of the United States.svg Montell Griffin 21 March 19970
26 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. (2)7 August 1997 5 November 1997r0
Jones vacated the title after his mandatory challenger Michael Nunn's promoter won a purse bid with the intent to stage it as a pay-per-view fight on Request TV, a rival platform to HBO, which Jones was contractually tied to. [17]
27 Flag of Germany.svg Graciano Rocchigiani
(def. Michael Nunn )
21 March 1998 June 1998s0
Rocchigiani was demoted to interim champion upon Roy Jones Jr.'s request to be reinstated as champion.
28 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. (3)
(reinstated)
June 1998 1 March 2003r11
Jones Jr. vacates the title.
29 Flag of the United States.svg Antonio Tarver
(def. Montell Griffin)
26 April 20030
30 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones Jr. (4)8 November 20030
31 Flag of the United States.svg Antonio Tarver (2)15 May 2004 December 2004s0
Tarver is stripped of the title for not fighting his mandatory challenger
32 Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Adamek
(def. Paul Briggs )
21 May 20052
33 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Dawson 3 February 2007 11 July 2008r3
Dawson vacated the title to pursue a bout against Antonio Tarver instead of interim champion Adrian Diaconu. [18]
34 Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Diaconu
(interim champ promoted)
11 July 20080
35 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jean Pascal 19 June 20092
36 Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins 21 May 20110
37 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Dawson (2)28 April 20120
38 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adonis Stevenson 8 June 20139
39 Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Gvozdyk 1 December 20181
40 Flag of Russia.svg Artur Beterbiev 18 October 2019 present1

Super middleweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard
(def. Donny Lalonde )
7 November 1988 15 December 1990r2
Leonard vacates the title citing that he is unsure whether he would fight again.
2 Flag of Italy.svg Mauro Galvano
(def. Dario Matteoni)
15 December 19902
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nigel Benn 3 October 19929
4 Flag of South Africa.svg Thulani Malinga 2 March 19960
5 Flag of Italy.svg Vincenzo Nardiello 6 July 19960
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Robin Reid 12 October 19963
7 Flag of South Africa.svg Thulani Malinga (2)19 December 19970
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richie Woodhall 27 March 19982
9 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Beyer 23 October 19991
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Glenn Catley 6 May 20000
11 Flag of South Africa.svg Dingaan Thobela 1 September 20000
12 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dave Hilton, Jr. 15 December 2000 1 May 2001s0
Hilton was stripped of the title after being convicted of sexually assaulting two teenaged girls. [19]
13 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Éric Lucas
(def. Glenn Catley)
10 July 20013
14 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Beyer (2)5 April 20032
15 Flag of Italy.svg Cristian Sanavia 5 June 20040
16 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Beyer (3)9 October 20045
17 Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler 14 October 20061
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe Calzaghe 3 November 2007 28 June 2008r0
Calzaghe vacated the title to pursue a fight with Roy Jones Jr. instead of mandatory challenger Carl Froch. [20]
19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Froch
(def. Jean Pascal )
6 December 20082
20 Flag of Denmark.svg Mikkel Kessler (2)24 April 2010 6 September 2010s0
Kessler, who withdrew from the Super Six World Boxing Classic due to an eye injury, was stripped of the title and is designated by the WBC as Champion Emeritus. [21]
21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Froch (2)
(def. Arthur Abraham )
27 November 20101
22 Flag of the United States.svg Andre Ward 17 December 2011 20 May 2013s1
Ward is stripped of the title and is designated by the WBC as Champion Emeritus unbeknownst to him
23 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sakio Bika
(def. Marco Antonio Peribán )
22 June 20131
24 Flag of the United States.svg Anthony Dirrell 16 August 20140
25 Flag of Sweden.svg Badou Jack 24 April 2015 18 January 2017r3
Jack vacated the title to move up to light heavyweight. [22]
26 Flag of the United States.svg David Benavidez
(def. Ronald Gavril )
8 September 2017 3 October 2018s1
Benavidez was stripped of the title after testing positive for cocaine and was named champion in recess. [23]
27 Flag of the United States.svg Anthony Dirrell (2)
(def. Avni Yildirim )
23 February 20190
28 Flag of the United States.svg David Benavidez (2)28 September 2019 14 August 2020s0
Benavidez was stripped of the title after failing to make weight for his fight against Roamer Alexis Angulo. [24]
29 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez
(def. Callum Smith )
19 December 2020 present2

Middleweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dick Tiger
(def. Gene Fullmer )
10 August 19630
2 Flag of the United States.svg Joey Giardello 7 December 19631
3 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dick Tiger (2)21 October 19650
4 Flag of the United States.svg Emile Griffith 25 April 19662
5 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti 4 March 19684
6 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Monzón 7 November 1970 – 9 February 1974s9
Monzón is stripped of his title for not fighting his mandatory challenger Rodrigo Valdéz
7 Flag of Colombia.svg Rodrigo Valdéz
(def. Bennie Briscoe )
25 May 19744
8 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Monzón (2)26 June 1976 – August 1977r1
Monzón retires
9 Flag of Colombia.svg Rodrigo Valdéz (2)
(def. Bennie Briscoe )
5 November 19770
10 Flag of Argentina.svg Hugo Corro 22 April 19782
11 Flag of Italy.svg Vito Antuofermo 30 June 19791
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Minter 16 March 19801
13 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Hagler 27 September 198012
14 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard 6 April 1987 – 27 May 1987r0
Leonard retires
15 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns
(def. Juan Roldán )
29 October 19870
16 Flag of the United States.svg Iran Barkley 6 June 19880
17 Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán 24 February 1989 – December 1989r0
Durán vacates the title following his loss against Sugar Ray Leonard for his WBC super middleweight title
18 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Julian Jackson
(def. Herol Graham )
24 November 19904
19 Flag of the United States.svg Gerald McClellan 8 May 1993 – 7 May 1994r3
McClellan vacates his title to move up to super middleweight
20 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Julian Jackson (2)
(def. Agostino Cardamone )
17 March 19950
21 Flag of the United States.svg Quincy Taylor 19 August 19950
22 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Holmes 16 March 19962
23 Flag of France.svg Hacine Cherifi 2 May 19980
24 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Holmes (2)24 April 19992
25 Flag of the United States.svg Bernard Hopkins 14 April 20017
26 Flag of the United States.svg Jermain Taylor 16 July 20054
27 Flag of the United States.svg Kelly Pavlik 29 September 20073
28 Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Martínez 17 April 2010 – 18 January 2011s1
Martínez is stripped for not fighting his mandatory challenger Sebastian Zbik. [25]
29 Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Zbik
(interim champ promoted)
18 January 20110
30 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez Jr. 4 June 20113
31 Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Martínez (2)15 September 20121
32 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto 7 June 2014 – 17 November 2015s1
Cotto is stripped of his title for not abiding WBC's rules and regulations. [26]
33 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez
(def. Miguel Cotto )
21 November 2015 – 18 May 2016r1
Álvarez vacated his title to avoid WBC's deadline on the ongoing negotiation with Gennady Golovkin. [27]
34 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Gennady Golovkin
(interim champ promoted)
18 May 20164
35 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez (2)15 September 2018 – 26 June 2019r1
Álvarez is designated by the WBC as Franchise champion. [28]
36 Flag of the United States.svg Jermall Charlo
(interim champ promoted)
26 June 2019 – present2

Super welterweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Denny Moyer
(def. Stan Harrington)
19 February 19630
2 Flag of the United States.svg Ralph Dupas 29 April 19631
3 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi 7 September 19633
4 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti 18 June 19651
5 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Ki-soo 25 June 19662
6 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi (2)26 May 1968 – November 1968s1
Mazzinghi is stripped of his titles by the Italian Boxing Federation after an incorrect call made by the referee
7 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Little
(def. Stanley Hayward)
17 March 19692
8 Flag of Italy.svg Carmelo Bossi 9 July 19701
9 Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima 31 October 19716
10 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Albarado 4 June 19741
11 Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima (2)21 January 1975 – April 1975s0
Wajima is stripped of his title
12 Flag of Brazil.svg Miguel de Oliveira
(def. José Durán )
7 May 19750
13 Flag of the Bahamas.svg Elisha Obed 13 November 19752
14 Flag of Germany.svg Eckhard Dagge 18 June 19762
15 Flag of Italy.svg Rocky Mattioli 6 August 19772
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Hope 4 March 19793
17 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfred Benítez 23 May 19812
18 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns 3 December 1982 – 1986r4
Hearns vacates his title to move up
19 Flag of the United States.svg Duane Thomas
(def. John Mugabi )
5 December 19860
20 Flag of Mexico.svg Lupe Aquino 12 July 19870
21 Flag of Italy.svg Gianfranco Rosi 2 October 19871
22 Flag of the United States.svg Donald Curry 8 July 19880
23 Flag of France.svg René Jacquot 11 February 19890
24 Flag of Uganda.svg John Mugabi 8 July 19890
25 Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris 31 March 199010
26 Flag of Jamaica.svg Simon Brown 18 December 19931
27 Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris (2)7 May 19940
28 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Luis Santana 12 November 19941
29 Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris (3)19 August 19956
30 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Mullings 6 December 19971
31 Flag of Spain.svg Javier Castillejo 29 January 19995
32 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya 28 June 20012
33 Flag of the United States.svg Shane Mosley 13 September 20030
34 Flag of the United States.svg Winky Wright 13 March 2004 – May 2005r1
Wright vacates his title to move up to middleweight
35 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Ricardo Mayorga
(def. Michele Piccirillo )
13 August 20050
36 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya (2)6 May 20060
37 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. 5 May 2007 – 4 July 2007r0
Mayweather Jr. vacates the title.
38 Flag of the United States.svg Vernon Forrest
(def. Carlos Baldomir )
28 July 20071
39 Flag of the United States.svg Sergio Mora 7 June 20080
40 Flag of the United States.svg Vernon Forrest (2)13 September 2008 – 21 May 2009s0
Forrest is stripped of his title because of a rib injury that prevents him from defending his title. [29]
41 Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Martínez
(interim champ promoted)
21 May 2009 – 17 June 2010r0
Martínez vacates his title to stay at middleweight
42 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao
(def. Antonio Margarito )
14 November 2010 – 8 February 2011r0
Pacquiao vacates his title citing that the division is too big for him and moves back down to welterweight. [30]
43 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez
(def. Matthew Hatton )
5 March 20116
44 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2)14 September 2013 – 2 November 2015r1
Mayweather Jr. retires and is designated by the WBC as Champion Emeritus. [31]
45 Flag of the United States.svg Jermell Charlo
(def. John Jackson )
21 May 20163
46 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Harrison 22 December 20180
47 Flag of the United States.svg Jermell Charlo (2)21 December 2019 – present1

Welterweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Emile Griffith
(def. Jorge Fernandez)
8 December 19620
2 Flag of Cuba.svg Luis Manuel Rodríguez 21 March 19630
3 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Emile Griffith (2)8 June 1963 – 25 April 1966r4
Griffith vacates the title to move up to middleweight
4 Flag of the United States.svg Curtis Cokes
(def. Jean Josselin )
28 November 19664
5 Flag of Cuba.svg José Nápoles 18 April 19693
6 Flag of the United States.svg Billy Backus 3 December 19700
7 Flag of Cuba.svg José Nápoles (2)4 June 197110
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John H. Stracey 6 December 19751
8 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Palomino 22 June 19767
9 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfred Benítez 14 January 19791
10 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard 30 November 19791
12 Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán 20 June 19800
13 Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard (2)25 November 1980 – 9 November 1982r3
Leonard retires
14 Flag of the United States.svg Milton McCrory
(def. Colin Jones )
13 August 19834
15 Flag of the United States.svg Donald Curry 6 December 19850
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lloyd Honeyghan 27 September 19863
17 Flag of Mexico.svg Jorge Vaca 28 October 19870
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lloyd Honeyghan (2)29 March 19881
19 Flag of the United States.svg Marlon Starling 4 February 19891
20 Flag of the United States.svg Maurice Blocker 19 August 19900
21 Flag of Jamaica.svg Simon Brown 18 March 19910
22 Flag of the United States.svg Buddy McGirt 29 November 19912
23 Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker 6 March 19938
24 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya 12 April 19977
25 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Félix Trinidad 17 September 1999 – 3 March 2000r0
Trinidad vacates his title to move up to super welterweight
26 Flag of the United States.svg Shane Mosley
(def. Oscar De La Hoya )
17 June 20003
27 Flag of the United States.svg Vernon Forrest 26 January 20021
28 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Ricardo Mayorga 25 January 20031
29 Flag of the United States.svg Cory Spinks 13 December 20032
30 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah 5 February 20051
31 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Baldomir 7 January 20061
32 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. 4 November 2006 – 6 June 2008r1
Mayweather Jr. announces retirement. [32]
33 Flag of the United States.svg Andre Berto
(def. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez)
21 June 20085
34 Flag of the United States.svg Victor Ortiz 16 April 20110
35 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2)17 September 2011 – 2 November 2015r5
Mayweather Jr. retires and is designated by the WBC as Champion Emeritus. [33]
36 Flag of the United States.svg Danny García
(def. Robert Guerrero )
23 January 20160
37 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Thurman 4 March 2017 – 24 April 2018r0
Thurman vacates his title due to injuries. [34]
38 Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Porter
(def. Danny García )
8 September 20181
39 Flag of the United States.svg Errol Spence Jr. 28 September 2019 – present1

Super lightweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Perkins
(awarded the inaugural title)
15 June 19632
2 Flag of Venezuela.svg Carlos Morocho Hernández 18 January 19652
3 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Lopopolo 29 April 19661
4 Flag of Japan.svg Takeshi Fuji 30 April 1967 – 1968s1
Fuji was stripped of the title for not fighting his mandatory challenger
5 Flag of the Philippines.svg Pedro Adigue
(def. Adolph Pruitt)
14 December 19680
6 Flag of Italy.svg Bruno Arcari 31 January 1970 – February 1974r9
Arcari vacates the title to move up to welterweight
7 Flag of Spain.svg Perico Fernandez
(def. Lion Furuyama)
21 September 19741
8 Flag of Thailand.svg Saensak Muangsurin 15 July 19751
9 Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Velasquez 30 June 19760
10 Flag of Thailand.svg Saensak Muangsurin 29 October 19767
11 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Sang-hyun 30 December 19782
12 Flag of the United States.svg Saoul Mamby 23 February 19805
13 Flag of the United States.svg Leroy Haley 26 June 19822
14 Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Curry 18 May 19832
15 Flag of the United States.svg Billy Costello 29 January 19843
16 Flag of the United States.svg Lonnie Smith 21 August 19850
17 Flag of Mexico.svg René Arredondo 5 May 19860
18 Flag of Japan.svg Tsuyoshi Hamada 24 July 19861
19 Flag of Mexico.svg René Arredondo (2)22 July 19870
20 Flag of the United States.svg Roger Mayweather 12 November 19874
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez 13 May 198912
22 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Randall 29 January 19940
23 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez (2)7 May 19944
24 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya 7 June 1996 – 12 April 1997r1
De La Hoya vacates the title to move up to welterweight
25 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kostya Tszyu
(def. Miguel Ángel González )
21 August 1999 – January 2004s7
Tszyu is stripped of the title for refusing to fight mandatory challenger Gianluca Branco
26 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Arturo Gatti
(def. Gianluca Branco)
24 January 20042
27 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. 25 June 2005 – 23 March 2006r0
Mayweather Jr. vacates the title to stay at welterweight. [35]
28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Junior Witter
(def. DeMarcus Corley )
15 September 20062
29 Flag of the United States.svg Timothy Bradley 10 May 2008 – 29 April 2009s2
Bradley is stripped of his title for refusing to fight his mandatory challenger Devon Alexander. [36]
30 Flag of the United States.svg Devon Alexander
(def. Junior Witter )
1 August 20092
31 Flag of the United States.svg Timothy Bradley (2)29 January 2011 – 28 July 2011s0
Bradley is declared champion in recess for refusing to fight WBA champion Amir Khan. [37]
32 Flag of Mexico.svg Érik Morales
(def. Pablo César Cano )
17 September 2011 23 March 2012s0
Morales came in overweight and is stripped of the title before fighting Danny García. Only García can win the title
33 Flag of the United States.svg Danny García
(def. Érik Morales )
24 March 2012 – 11 June 2015s5
García is stripped of the title for refusing to fight his mandatory challenger Viktor Postol. [38]
34 Flag of Ukraine.svg Viktor Postol
(def. Lucas Matthysse )
3 October 20150
35 Flag of the United States.svg Terence Crawford 23 July 2016 – 26 October 2017r3
Crawford vacates the title to move up to welterweight
36 Flag of the United States.svg José Ramírez
(def. Amir Imam )
17 March 20184
37 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Josh Taylor 22 May 2021 – present0

Lightweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos Ortiz
(awarded inaugural title)
14 February 19633
2 Flag of Panama.svg Ismael Laguna 10 April 19650
3 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos Ortiz (2)13 November 19655
4 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Carlos Cruz 29 June 19681
5 Flag of the United States.svg Mando Ramos 18 February 19691
6 Flag of Panama.svg Ismael Laguna (2)3 March 1970 – 15 September 1970s1
Laguna is stripped of the title
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Buchanan
(def. Rubén Navarro)
12 February 1971 – 25 June 1971s0
Buchanan is stripped of the title for failing to defend his title against Pedro Carrasco
8 Flag of Spain.svg Pedro Carrasco
(def. Mando Ramos )
5 November 19710
9 Flag of the United States.svg Mando Ramos 18 February 19721
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Chango Carmona 15 September 19720
11 Flag of Mexico.svg Rodolfo González 10 November 19722
12 Flag of Japan.svg Guts Ishimatsu 11 April 19745
13 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Esteban de Jesús 8 May 19763
14 Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán 21 January 1978 – January 1979r0
Durán vacates the title to move up to welterweight
15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Watt
(def. Alfredo Pitalua)
17 April 19794
16 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Alexis Argüello 20 June 1981 – 1983r4
Argüello vacates the title to move up to super lightweight
17 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Edwin Rosario
(def. José Luis Ramírez )
1 May 19832
18 Flag of Mexico.svg José Luis Ramírez 3 November 19840
19 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Héctor Camacho 10 August 1985 – 1987r2
Camacho vacates the title to move up to super lightweight
20 Flag of Mexico.svg José Luis Ramírez (2)
(def. Terrence Alli)
19 July 19872
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez 29 October 1988 – 1989r0
Chávez vacates the title to move up to super lightweight
22 Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker
(def. José Luis Ramírez )
20 August 1989 – 1992r6
Whitaker vacates the title to move up to super lightweight
23 Flag of Mexico.svg Miguel Ángel González
(def. Wilfrido Rocha)
24 August 1992 – 19 August 1995r10
González vacates his title to move up to super lightweight
24 Flag of France.svg Jean Baptiste Mendy
(def. Lamar Murphy)
20 April 19960
25 Flag of the United States.svg Stevie Johnston 1 March 19973
26 Flag of Mexico.svg César Bazán 13 June 19982
27 Flag of the United States.svg Stevie Johnston (2)27 February 19994
28 Flag of Mexico.svg José Luis Castillo 17 June 20003
29 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. 20 April 2002 – 22 May 2004r3
Mayweather Jr. vacates the title to move up to super lightweight
30 Flag of Mexico.svg José Luis Castillo (2)
(def. Juan Lazcano )
5 June 20042
31 Flag of the United States.svg Diego Corrales 7 May 2005 – 6 October 2006s0
Corrales is stripped of the title for being overweight in his fight against Casamayor
32 Flag of Cuba.svg Joel Casamayor
(def. Diego Corrales )
7 October 2006 – 1 February 2007s0
Casamayor is stripped of the title for refusing to fight his mandatory challenger
33 Flag of the United States.svg David Díaz
(interim champ promoted)
1 February 20071
34 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao 28 June 2008 – 24 February 2009r0
Pacquiao vacates the title to move up to super lightweight. [39]
35 Flag of Venezuela.svg Edwin Valero
(def. Antonio Pitalúa )
4 April 2009 – 9 February 2010r2
Valero is declared champion in recess after receiving a deep cut in his fight against Antonio DeMarco. [40]
36 Flag of Mexico.svg Humberto Soto
(def. David Díaz )
13 March 2010 – 1 July 2011r4
Soto vacates the title to move up to super lightweight. [41]
37 Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio DeMarco
(def. Jorge Linares )
15 October 20112
38 Flag of the United States.svg Adrien Broner 17 November 2012 – 29 January 2014s1
Broner is stripped of his title for failing to defend his title for almost a year. [42]
39 Flag of the United States.svg Omar Figueroa Jr.
(interim champ promoted)
29 January 2014 – 10 November 2014s2
Figueroa Jr. is declared champion in recess because of injury. [43]
40 Flag of Venezuela.svg Jorge Linares
(def. Javier Prieto )
30 December 2014 – 22 February 2016s2
Linares is declared champion in recess because of fractured hand. [44]
41 Flag of Montenegro.svg Dejan Zlatičanin
(def. Franklin Mamani)
11 June 20160
42 Flag of the United States.svg Mikey Garcia 28 January 2017 – 25 April 2019r1
Garcia vacates the title to move up to welterweight. [45]
41 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vasyl Lomachenko
(def. Luke Campbell )
31 August 2019 – 23 October 2019r0
Lomachenko is designated by the WBC as Franchise champion. [46]
42 Flag of the United States.svg Devin Haney
(interim champ promoted)
23 October 2019 – present2

Super featherweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Gabriel Elorde
(def. Johnny Bizzaro)
16 February 19635
2 Flag of Japan.svg Yoshiaki Numata 15 June 19670
3 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Kobayashi 14 December 1967 – 18 January 1969s2
Kobayashi is stripped of the title for refusing to fight René Barrientos
4 Flag of the Philippines.svg René Barrientos
(def. Rubén Navarro)
15 February 19690
5 Flag of Japan.svg Yoshiaki Numata (2)5 April 19703
6 Flag of Mexico.svg Ricardo Arredondo 10 October 19715
7 Flag of Japan.svg Kuniaki Shibata 28 February 19743
8 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Alfredo Escalera 5 July 197510
9 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Alexis Argüello 28 January 1978 – 1980r8
Argüello vacates the title to move up to lightweight
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Rafael Limón
(def. Idelfonso Bethelmy)
11 December 19800
11 Flag of Uganda.svg Cornelius Boza-Edwards 8 March 19811
12 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rolando Navarrete 29 August 19811
13 Flag of Mexico.svg Rafael Limón 29 May 19821
14 Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Chacon 11 December 1982 – 1983s1
Chacon is stripped of the title for refusing to fight his mandatory challenger
15 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Héctor Camacho
(def. Rafael Limón )
7 August 1983 – May 1984r1
Camacho vacates the title to move up to lightweight
16 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez
(def. Mario Martínez )
13 September 1984 – 21 August 1987r9
Chávez vacates the title to move up to lightweight
17 Flag of Ghana.svg Azumah Nelson
(def. Mario Martínez )
29 February 198810
18 Flag of the United States.svg Jesse James Leija 7 May 19940
19 Flag of Mexico.svg Gabriel Ruelas 17 September 19942
20 Flag of Ghana.svg Azumah Nelson (2)1 December 19951
21 Flag of the United States.svg Genaro Hernández 22 March 19973
22 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. 3 October 1998 – 20 April 2002r8
Mayweather Jr. vacates the title to move up to lightweight
23 Flag of Thailand.svg Sirimongkol Singwangcha
(def. Kengo Nagashima)
24 August 20021
24 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesús Chávez 15 August 20030
25 Flag of Mexico.svg Érik Morales 28 February 20041
26 Flag of Mexico.svg Marco Antonio Barrera 27 November 20044
27 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Manuel Márquez 17 March 20071
28 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao 15 March 2008 – 16 July 2008r0
Pacquiao vacates the title in favor of his WBC lightweight title.
29 Flag of Mexico.svg Humberto Soto
(def. Francisco Lorenzo )
20 December 2008 – 18 March 2010r3
Soto vacates the title to move up to super lightweight. [47]
30 Flag of Germany.svg Vitali Tajbert
(interim champ promoted)
17 March 20102
31 Flag of Japan.svg Takahiro Ao 26 November 20103
32 Flag of Mexico.svg Gamaliel Díaz 27 October 20120
33 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Miura 8 April 20134
34 Flag of Mexico.svg Francisco Vargas 21 November 20151
35 Flag of Mexico.svg Miguel Berchelt 28 January 20176
36 Flag of Mexico.svg Oscar Valdez 20 February 2021 – present0

Featherweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Mexico.svg Sugar Ramos
(def. Davey Moore )
21 March 19633
2 Flag of Mexico.svg Vicente Saldivar 26 September 1964 – October 1967r7
Salvidar retires
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Howard Winstone
(def. Mitsunori Seki)
23 January 19680
4 Flag of Spain.svg José Legrá 24 July 19680
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Johnny Famechon 21 January 19692
6 Flag of Mexico.svg Vicente Saldivar 9 May 19700
7 Flag of Japan.svg Kuniaki Shibata 11 December 19702
8 Flag of Mexico.svg Clemente Sánchez 19 May 1972 – 16 December 1972s0
Sánchez is stripped of the title after failing to make weight against José Legrá
9 Flag of Spain.svg José Legrá (2)
(def. Clemente Sánchez )
16 December 19720
10 Flag of Brazil.svg Éder Jofre 5 May 1973 – 17 June 1974s1
Jofre is stripped of the title due to inactivity
11 Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Chacon
(def. Alfredo Marcano )
7 September 19741
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Rubén Olivares 20 June 19750
13 Flag of Ghana.svg David Kotei 20 September 19752
14 Flag of the United States.svg Danny López 13 November 19768
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Salvador Sánchez 2 February 1980 – 12 August 1982r9
Sánchez died thus making the title vacant. [48]
16 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Juan Laporte
(def. Mario Miranda)
15 September 19822
17 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfredo Gómez 31 March 19840
18 Flag of Ghana.svg Azumah Nelson 8 December 1984 – 1988r6
Nelson vacates the title to move up to super featherweight
19 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jeff Fenech
(def. Victor Callejas )
7 March 1988 – 1989r3
Fenech vacates the title to move up to super featherweight
20 Flag of Mexico.svg Marcos Villasana
(def. Paul Hodkinson )
2 June 19903
21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul Hodkinson 14 November 19913
22 Flag of Mexico.svg Gregorio Vargas 28 April 19930
23 Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Kelley 4 December 19932
24 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro González 7 January 19952
25 Flag of Mexico.svg Manuel Medina 23 September 19950
26 Flag of the Philippines.svg Luisito Espinosa 11 December 19957
27 Flag of Mexico.svg César Soto 15 May 19990
28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Naseem Hamed 15 May 1999 – 2000r0
Hamed vacates the title due to his commitment in his WBO title
29 Flag of Mexico.svg Guty Espadas Jr.
(def. Luisito Espinosa )
14 April 20001
30 Flag of Mexico.svg Érik Morales 17 February 20011
31 Flag of Mexico.svg Marco Antonio Barrera 22 June 2002 22 June 2002r0
Barrera declines the title after winning against Morales
32 Flag of Mexico.svg Érik Morales (2)
(def. Paulie Ayala )
16 November 2002 – October 2003r2
Morales vacates the title to move up to super featherweight
33 Flag of South Korea.svg Chi In-jin
(def. Michael Brodie )
4 October 20033
34 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Koshimoto 29 January 20060
35 Flag of Mexico.svg Rodolfo López 30 July 20060
36 Flag of South Korea.svg Chi In-jin (2)17 December 2006 – 31 July 2007r0
Chi retires. [49]
37 Flag of Venezuela.svg Jorge Linares
(def. Óscar Larios )
21 July 2007 – 13 August 2008r1
Linares vacates the title to move up to super featherweight
38 Flag of Mexico.svg Óscar Larios
(interim champ promoted)
13 August 20082
39 Flag of Japan.svg Takahiro Ao 12 March 20090
40 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Elio Rojas 14 July 2009 – 25 August 2010s1
Rojas is declared champion in recess after injuring his hand
41 Flag of Japan.svg Hozumi Hasegawa
(def. Juan Carlos Burgos )
26 November 20100
42 Flag of Mexico.svg Jhonny González 8 April 20114
43 Flag of Mexico.svg Daniel Ponce de León 14 September 2012 – 4 May 20130
44 Flag of Mexico.svg Abner Mares 4 May 20130
45 Flag of Mexico.svg Jhonny González (2)24 August 20132
46 Flag of the United States.svg Gary Russell Jr. 28 March 2015 – present5

Super bantamweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Panama.svg Rigoberto Riasco
(def. Philip Waruinge )
3 April 19762
2 Flag of Japan.svg Royal Kobayashi 9 October 19760
3 Flag of South Korea.svg Yum Dong-kyun 24 November 19761
4 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfredo Gómez 21 May 1977 – April 1983r17
Gómez vacates the title to move up to featherweight
5 Flag of the United States.svg Jaime Garza
(def. Bobby Berna)
15 June 19831
6 Flag of the United States.svg Juan Meza 3 November 19841
7 Flag of Mexico.svg Lupe Pintor 18 August 19850
8 Flag of Thailand.svg Samart Payakaroon 18 January 19861
9 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jeff Fenech 8 May 1987 – 1988r2
Fenech vacates the title to move up to featherweight
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Daniel Zaragoza
(def. Carlos Zárate )
29 February 19885
11 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Banke 23 April 19901
12 Flag of Argentina.svg Pedro Rubén Décima 5 November 19900
13 Flag of Japan.svg Kiyoshi Hatanaka 23 February 19910
14 Flag of Mexico.svg Daniel Zaragoza (2)24 June 19912
15 Flag of France.svg Thierry Jacob20 March 19920
16 Flag of the United States.svg Tracy Harris Patterson 23 June 19924
17 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Hector Acero Sánchez 26 August 19942
18 Flag of Mexico.svg Daniel Zaragoza (3)6 November 19954
19 Flag of Mexico.svg Érik Morales 6 September 1997 – 19 February 2000r9
Morales vacates the title to move up to featherweight
20 Flag of the United States.svg Willie Jorrín
(def. Michael Brodie )
9 September 20002
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Óscar Larios 1 November 20027
22 Flag of Mexico.svg Israel Vázquez 12 December 20052
23 Flag of Mexico.svg Rafael Márquez 3 March 20070
24 Flag of Mexico.svg Israel Vázquez (2)4 August 2007 – 18 December 2008s1
Vázquez is stripped of the title after failing to defend the title due to a detached retina. [50]
25 Flag of Japan.svg Toshiaki Nishioka
(interim champ promoted)
18 December 2008 – 15 March 2012r7
Nishioka is designated by the WBC as Champion Emeritus. [51]
26 Flag of Mexico.svg Abner Mares
(def. Eric Morel )
21 April 2012 – 31 January 2013r1
Mares vacates the title to move up to featherweight. [52]
27 Flag of Mexico.svg Victor Terrazas
(def. Cristian Mijares )
20 April 20130
28 Flag of Mexico.svg Léo Santa Cruz 24 August 2013 – 1 November 2015r4
Santa Cruz vacates the title to stay at featherweight. [53]
29 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio Ceja
(interim champ promoted)
1 November 20150
30 Flag of Mexico.svg Hugo Ruiz 27 February 20160
31 Flag of Japan.svg Hozumi Hasegawa 16 September 2016 – 9 December 2016r0
Hasegawa retires. [54]
32 Flag of Mexico.svg Rey Vargas
(def. Gavin McDonnell )
25 February 2017 – 14 August 2020s5
Vargas is declared champion in recess after breaking his leg. [55]
33 Flag of Mexico.svg Luis Nery
(def. Aarón Alameda )
26 September 20200
34 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Figueroa 15 May 2021 present0

Bantamweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Éder Jofre
(awarded the inaugural title)
14 February 19632
2 Flag of Japan.svg Fighting Harada 18 May 19654
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lionel Rose 27 February 19683
4 Flag of Mexico.svg Rubén Olivares 22 August 19692
5 Flag of Mexico.svg Chucho Castillo 16 October 19700
6 Flag of Mexico.svg Rubén Olivares (2)2 April 19712
7 Flag of Mexico.svg Rafael Herrera 19 March 19720
8 Flag of Panama.svg Enrique Pinder 29 July 1972 5 January 1973s0
Pinder was stripped of the title for failing to defend it against the number one contender within six months of winning it. [56]
9 Flag of Mexico.svg Rafael Herrera (2)
(def. Rodolfo Martínez)
14 April 19732
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Rodolfo Martínez 7 December 19743
11 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Zárate 8 May 19769
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Lupe Pintor 3 June 1979 9 July 1983s8
Pintor was stripped of the title after failing to defend it in over a year. [57]
13 Flag of the United States.svg Alberto Dávila
(interim champ promoted)
1 September 1983 1984r1
Dávila vacates the title for injuring his back resulting in failure to defend the title. [58]
14 Flag of Mexico.svg Daniel Zaragoza
(def. Fred Jackson)
4 May 19850
15 Flag of Colombia.svg Miguel Lora 9 August 19857
16 Flag of Mexico.svg Raúl Pérez 29 October 19887
17 Flag of the United States.svg Greg Richardson 25 February 19911
18 Flag of Japan.svg Joichiro Tatsuyoshi 19 September 19910
19 Flag of Mexico.svg Victor Rabanales 17 September 19921
20 Flag of South Korea.svg Byun Jung-il 28 March 19931
21 Flag of Japan.svg Yasuei Yakushiji 23 December 19934
22 Flag of Ireland.svg Wayne McCullough 30 July 1995 January 1997r2
McCullough vacates the title to move up to super bantamweight
23 Flag of Thailand.svg Sirimongkol Singwangcha
(interim champ promoted)
January 19973
24 Flag of Japan.svg Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (2)22 November 19972
25 Flag of Thailand.svg Veeraphol Sahaprom 29 December 199814
26 Flag of Japan.svg Hozumi Hasegawa 16 April 200510
27 Flag of Mexico.svg Fernando Montiel 30 April 20101
28 Flag of the Philippines.svg Nonito Donaire 19 February 2011 22 October 2011r1
Donaire vacates the title to move up to super bantamweight. [59]
29 Flag of Japan.svg Shinsuke Yamanaka
(def. Christian Esquivel )
6 November 201112
30 Flag of Mexico.svg Luis Nery 15 August 2017 28 February 2018s0
Nery was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his rematch against Shinsuke Yamanaka. [60]
31 Flag of France.svg Nordine Oubaali
(def. Rau'shee Warren )
19 January 2019 13 November 2020s2
Oubaali was declared champion in recess after testing positive for COVID-19. [61]
32 Flag of France.svg Nordine Oubaali (2)
(reinstated)
10 January 20210
33 Flag of the Philippines.svg Nonito Donaire (2)29 May 2021 present0

Super flyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Venezuela.svg Rafael Orono
(def. Lee Seung-hoon )
2 February 19803
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Chul-ho 24 January 19815
3 Flag of Venezuela.svg Rafael Orono (2)28 November 19823
4 Flag of Thailand.svg Payao Poontarat 27 November 19831
5 Flag of Japan.svg Jiro Watanabe 5 July 19844
6 Flag of Mexico.svg Gilberto Román 30 March 19866
7 Flag of Argentina.svg Santos Laciar 16 May 19870
8 Flag of Colombia.svg Sugar Baby Rojas 8 August 19871
9 Flag of Mexico.svg Gilberto Román (2)8 April 19885
10 Flag of Ghana.svg Nana Konadu 7 November 19890
11 Flag of South Korea.svg Moon Sung-kil 20 January 19909
12 Flag of Mexico.svg José Luis Bueno 13 November 19930
13 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Kawashima 4 May 19946
14 Flag of the Philippines.svg Gerry Peñalosa 20 February 19973
15 Flag of South Korea.svg Cho In-joo 29 August 19985
16 Flag of North Korea.svg Masamori Tokuyama 27 August 20008
17 Flag of Japan.svg Katsushige Kawashima 28 June 20042
18 Flag of North Korea.svg Masamori Tokuyama (2)18 July 2005 6 December 2006r1
Tokuyama vacated the title and announced his retirement. [62]
19 Flag of Mexico.svg Cristian Mijares
(interim champ promoted)
6 December 20067
20 Flag of Armenia.svg Vic Darchinyan 1 November 2008 3 August 2010r3
Darchinyan vacated the title to move up to bantamweight
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Tomás Rojas
(def. Kohei Kono )
20 September 20102
22 Flag of Thailand.svg Suriyan Sor Rungvisai 19 August 20111
23 Flag of Japan.svg Yota Sato 27 March 20122
24 Flag of Thailand.svg Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 3 May 20131
25 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Cuadras 31 May 20146
26 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Román González 10 September 20160
27 Flag of Thailand.svg Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (2)18 March 20173
28 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Francisco Estrada 26 April 2019 26 March 2021r3
Estrada is designated by the WBC as Franchise champion to avoid his mandatory Srisaket Sor Rungvisai infavor of having an immediate rematch with Román González. A four-man tournament is announced by the WBC with Román González vs Juan Francisco Estrada and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Carlos Cuadras. Rungvisai and Cuadras will fight for the vacant title. [63]

Flyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Thailand.svg Pone Kingpetch
(awarded the inaugural title)
14 February 19630
2 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Ebihara 18 September 19630
3 Flag of Thailand.svg Pone Kingpetch (2)23 January 19640
4 Flag of Italy.svg Salvatore Burruni 23 April 1965 19 November 1965s0
Burruni was stripped of the title for failing to defend it against Hiroyuki Ebihara. [64]
5 Flag of Argentina.svg Horacio Accavallo
(def. Katsuyoshi Takayama)
1 March 1966 2 October 1968r3
Accavallo retired after withdrawing from a title defense against Jose Severino. [65]
6 Flag of Thailand.svg Chartchai Chionoi
(def. Bernabe Villacampo )
10 November 19680
7 Flag of Mexico.svg Efren Torres 23 February 19691
8 Flag of Thailand.svg Chartchai Chionoi (2)20 March 19700
9 Flag of the Philippines.svg Erbito Salavarria 7 December 1970 29 December 1971s2
Salavarria was stripped of the title after a liquid he drank between rounds during his 20 November 1971 bout against Betulio González tested positive for amphetamine. [66]
10 Flag of Venezuela.svg Betulio González
(def. Socrates Batoto)
3 June 19720
11 Flag of Thailand.svg Venice Borkhorsor 29 September 1972 11 July 1973r1
Borkhorsor vacated the title to move up to bantamweight. [67]
12 Flag of Venezuela.svg Betulio González (2)
(def. Miguel Canto )
4 August 19732
13 Flag of Japan.svg Shoji Oguma 1 October 19740
14 Flag of Mexico.svg Miguel Canto 8 January 197514
15 Flag of South Korea.svg Park Chan-hee 18 March 19795
16 Flag of Japan.svg Shoji Oguma (2)18 May 19803
17 Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio Avelar 12 May 19811
18 Flag of Colombia.svg Prudencio Cardona 20 March 19820
19 Flag of Mexico.svg Freddy Castillo 24 July 19820
20 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Eleoncio Mercedes 6 November 19820
21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie Magri 15 March 19830
22 Flag of the Philippines.svg Frank Cedeno 27 September 19830
23 Flag of Japan.svg Kōji Kobayashi 18 January 19840
24 Flag of Mexico.svg Gabriel Bernal 9 April 19841
25 Flag of Thailand.svg Sot Chitalada 8 October 19846
26 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Yong-kang 24 July 19882
27 Flag of Thailand.svg Sot Chitalada (2)3 June 19894
28 Flag of Thailand.svg Muangchai Kittikasem 15 February 19913
29 Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Arbachakov 23 June 19929
30 Flag of Thailand.svg Chatchai Sasakul 12 November 19974
31 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao 4 December 1998 16 September 1999s1
Pacquiao was stripped of the title after failing to make weight the day before his bout against Medgoen 3K-Battery. [68]
32 Flag of Thailand.svg Medgoen 3K-Battery
(def. Manny Pacquiao )
17 September 19991
33 Flag of the Philippines.svg Malcolm Tuñacao 19 May 20001
34 Flag of Thailand.svg Pongsaklek Wonjongkam 2 March 200117
35 Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Naito 18 July 20075
36 Flag of Japan.svg Kōki Kameda 29 November 20090
37 Flag of Thailand.svg Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (2)27 March 20104
38 Flag of the Philippines.svg Sonny Boy Jaro 2 March 20120
39 Flag of Japan.svg Toshiyuki Igarashi 16 July 20121
40 Flag of Japan.svg Akira Yaegashi 8 April 20133
41 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Román González 5 September 2014 29 September 2016r4
González vacated the title after moving up in weight and winning the WBC super flyweight world championship against Carlos Cuadras on 10 September 2016. [69]
42 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Hernández Navarrete
(def. Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai)
4 March 20170
43 Flag of Japan.svg Daigo Higa 20 May 2017 14 April 2018s2
Higa was stripped of the title for failing to make weight the day before his bout against Cristofer Rosales. [70]
44 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Cristofer Rosales
(def. Daigo Higa )
15 April 20181
45 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie Edwards 22 December 2018 4 October 2019r2
Edwards vacated the title over concerns of not being able to make weight. [71]
46 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio Cesar Martinez
(def. Cristofer Rosales )
20 December 2019 present2

Light flyweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Italy.svg Franco Udella
(def. Valentin Martinez)
4 April 1975 August 1975s1
Udella was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a 12 September bout against Rafael Lovera due to a fever. [72]
2 Flag of Venezuela.svg Luis Estaba
(def. Rafael Lovera)
13 September 197511
3 Flag of Mexico.svg Freddy Castillo 19 February 19780
4 Flag of Thailand.svg Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh 6 May 19781
5 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Sung-jun 30 September 19783
6 Flag of Japan.svg Shigeo Nakajima 3 January 19800
7 Flag of Panama.svg Hilario Zapata 24 March 19808
8 Flag of Mexico.svg Amado Ursua 6 February 19820
9 Flag of Japan.svg Tadashi Tomori 13 April 19820
10 Flag of Panama.svg Hilario Zapata (2)20 July 19822
11 Flag of South Korea.svg Chang Jung-koo 26 March 1983 1988r15
Jung-koo retires
11 Flag of Mexico.svg Germán Torres
(def. Kang Soon-Jung)
11 December 19880
12 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Yul-woo 19 March 19890
13 Flag of Mexico.svg Humberto González 25 June 19895
14 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rolando Pascua 19 December 19900
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Melchor Cob Castro 25 March 19910
16 Flag of Mexico.svg Humberto González (2)3 June 19914
17 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Carbajal 13 March 19932
18 Flag of Mexico.svg Humberto González (3)19 February 19943
19 Flag of Thailand.svg Saman Sorjaturong 15 July 199510
20 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Yo-sam 17 October 19993
21 Flag of Mexico.svg Jorge Arce 6 July 2002 18 December 2004r7
Arce vacates the title to move up to flyweight
22 Flag of Mexico.svg Eric Ortiz
(def. José Antonio Aguirre )
11 March 20050
23 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Viloria 10 September 20051
24 Flag of Mexico.svg Omar Niño 10 August 2006 1 February 2007s1
Niño was stripped of his title after testing positive for methamphetamine following his 18 November 2006 bout against Brian Viloria. [73]
25 Flag of Mexico.svg Édgar Sosa
(def. Brian Viloria )
14 April 200710
26 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rodel Mayol 21 November 20091
27 Flag of Mexico.svg Omar Niño (2)19 June 20100
28 Flag of Mexico.svg Gilberto Keb Baas 6 November 20101
29 Flag of Mexico.svg Adrián Hernández 30 April 20111
30 Flag of Thailand.svg Kompayak Porpramook 23 December 20111
31 Flag of Mexico.svg Adrián Hernández (2)6 October 20124
32 Flag of Japan.svg Naoya Inoue 6 April 2014 3 November 2014r1
Inoue vacates the title to move up to super flyweight
33 Flag of Mexico.svg Pedro Guevara
(def. Akira Yaegashi )
30 December 20142
34 Flag of Japan.svg Yu Kimura 28 November 20150
35 Flag of Mexico.svg Ganigan López 4 March 20161
36 Flag of Japan.svg Ken Shiro 20 May 2017 present8

Strawweight

No.NameDateDefenses
1 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroki Ioka
(def. Mai Thomburifarm)
18 October 19872
2 Flag of Thailand.svg Napa Kiatwanchai 13 November 19882
3 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Jum-hwan 12 November 19890
4 Flag of Japan.svg Hideyuki Ohashi 7 February 19901
5 Flag of Mexico.svg Ricardo López 25 October 1990 September 1999r21
López vacates the title to move up to light flyweight
6 Flag of Thailand.svg Wandee Singwangcha
(interim champ promoted)
September 19990
7 Flag of Mexico.svg José Antonio Aguirre 11 February 20007
8 Flag of Thailand.svg Eagle Den Junlaphan 10 January 20041
9 Flag of Mexico.svg Isaac Bustos 18 December 20040
10 Flag of Japan.svg Katsunari Takayama 4 April 20050
11 Flag of Thailand.svg Eagle Den Junlaphan (2)6 August 20054
12 Flag of Thailand.svg Oleydong Sithsamerchai 29 November 20076
13 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuto Ioka 11 February 2011 1 July 2012r3
Ioka, the unified WBC/WBA minimumweight world champion, vacated the title because both sanctioning bodies were requiring him to make different mandatory defenses of his titles. [74]
14 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xiong Chaozhong
(def. Javier Martínez Resendiz )
24 November 20122
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Oswaldo Novoa 5 February 20141
16 Flag of Thailand.svg Wanheng Menayothin 6 November 201412
17 Flag of Thailand.svg Panya Pradabsri 27 November 2020 present0

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