List of boxing quintuple champions

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A quintuple champion in boxing refers to a boxer who has won world titles in five different categories of weight.

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Recognition

Major sanctioning bodies

These "Big 4" sanctioning bodies are considered "major" enough to award championships. They are arranged in order of foundation:

The Ring

The Ring , boxing's most respected magazine, has awarded world championships in professional boxing within each weight class from its foundation in 1922 until the 1990s, and again since 2001. The Ring champions were at one point held the linear reign to the throne, the man who beat the man. The lineal champion is also known as the true champion of the division. The Ring stopped giving belts to world champions in the 1990s but began again in 2002.

In 2002, The Ring attempted to clear up the confusion regarding world champions by creating a championship policy. It echoed many critics' arguments that the sanctioning bodies in charge of boxing championships had undermined the sport by pitting undeserving contenders against undeserving "champions", and forcing the boxing public to see mismatches for so-called "world championships". The Ring attempted to clear up the confusion regarding world champions by creating a championship policy that is "intended to reward fighters who, by satisfying rigid criteria, can justify a claim as the true and only world champion in a given weight class." The Ring claims to be more authoritative and open than the sanctioning bodies' rankings, with a page devoted to full explanations for ranking changes. A fighter pays no sanctioning fees to defend or fight for the title at stake, contrary to practices of the sanctioning bodies. Furthermore, a fighter cannot be stripped of the title unless he loses, decides to move to a different weight division, or retires.

There are currently only two ways that a boxer can win The Ring's title: defeat the reigning champion; or win a box-off between the magazine's number-one and number-two rated contenders (or, sometimes, number-one and number-three rated). A vacant Ring championship is filled when the number-one contender in a weight-division battles the number-two contender or the number-three contender (in cases where The Ring determines that the number-two and number-three contenders are close in abilities and records).

In May 2012, citing the number of vacancies in various weight classes as primary motivation, The Ring unveiled a new championship policy. Under the new policy, The Ring title can be awarded when the No. 1 and No. 2 fighters face one another or when the Nos. 1 and 2 contenders choose not to fight one another and either of them fights No. 3, No. 4 or No. 5, the winner may be awarded The Ring belt. In addition, there are now six ways for a fighter to lose his title: lose a fight in his championship weight class; move to another weight class; not schedule a fight in any weight class for 18 months; not schedule a fight in his championship weight class for 18 months, even if fighting at another weight class; not scheduling a fight with a top 5 contender in any weight class for two years; or retiring.

Many media outlets and members are extremely critical of the new championship policy and state that if this new policy is followed The Ring title will lose the credibility it once held.

Lineal

The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) hands out the official version of the lineal championship. TBRB awards vacant championships when the two top-ranked fighters in any division meet and currently recognizes legitimate world champions or "true champions" each weight classes. The Board was formed to continue where The Ring "left off" in the aftermath of its purchase by Golden Boy Promotions in 2007 and the following dismissal of Nigel Collins. After the new editors announced a controversial new championship policy in May 2012, three prominent members of the Ring Advisory Panel resigned. This three members (Springs Toledo, Cliff Rold and Tim Starks) became the founding members of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, which was formed over the summer of 2012 with the assistance of Stewart Howe of England.

Since 2012, lineal champions are predetermined by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, which promotes the concept of a singular world champion per weight class. [1] Lineal champions are listed on Cyber Boxing Zone website which list lineal champions of the Queensberry Era to date. [2]

Minor sanctioning bodies

The International Boxing Organization (IBO) is sometimes included in the list of major boxing organizations. Besides the IBO, there are other sanctioning bodies. They are: World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF), International Boxing Association (IBA), National Boxing Association (NBA).

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List of men's quintuple champions

The following is a list of quintuple champions who have held titles from one or more of the "Big Four" organizations (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) and The Ring.

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame
World Titles from The Ring
No.NameTitlesDateOpponentResultDefenses
1 Thomas Hearns 2.jpg
Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns [3]
WBA Welterweight (147)1980-08-02 Flag of Mexico.svg Pipino Cuevas TKO 2/153
WBC Light middleweight (154)1982-12-03 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfred Benítez TKO 2/153
The Ring Light middleweight (154)3
WBC Light heavyweight (175)1987-03-07 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dennis Andries TKO 10/120
WBC Middleweight (160)1987-10-29 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Domingo Roldán KO 4/120
WBO Super middleweight (168)1988-11-04 Flag of the United States.svg James Kinchen MD 12/122
WBA Light heavyweight (175)1991-03-06 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Hill UD 12/120
2 Sugar Ray Leonard.jpg
Flag of the United States.svg Ray Charles Leonard [4]
WBC Welterweight (147) 1979-11-30 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfred Benítez TKO 15/151
The Ring Welterweight (147)1
WBC Welterweight (147) (2) 1980-11-25 Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán TKO 8/153
The Ring Welterweight (147) (2)3
WBA Light middleweight (154)1981-06-25 Flag of Uganda.svg Ayub Kalule TKO 9/150
The Ring Light middleweight (154)0
WBA Welterweight (147) 1981-09-16 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns TKO 14/151
WBC Middleweight (160) 1987-04-06 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Hagler SD 12/120
The Ring Middleweight (160)0
WBC Super middleweight (168) 1988-11-07 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Don Lalonde TKO 9/122
WBC Light heavyweight (175)0
3 Oscar De La Hoya at Morongo Casino.jpg
Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya [5]
WBO Super featherweight (130)1994-03-05 Flag of Denmark.svg Jimmy Bredahl TKO 10/121
WBO Lightweight (135)1995-02-18 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg John-John Molina UD 12/126
IBF Lightweight (135) 1995-05-06 Flag of the United States.svg Rafael Ruelas TKO 2/120
WBC Light welterweight (140) 1996-06-07 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez TKO 4/121
WBC Welterweight (147) 1997-04-12 Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker UD 12/127
WBC Light middleweight (154)2001-06-23 Flag of Spain.svg Javier Castillejo UD 12/122
WBA (Unified) Light middleweight (154) 2002-09-14 Flag of the United States.svg Fernando Vargas TKO 11/121
The Ring Light middleweight (154)1
WBC Light middleweight (154) (2) 2006-05-06 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Ricardo Mayorga TKO 6/120
4 Floyd Mayweather jr weigh-in.jpg
Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. [6]
WBC Super featherweight (130)1998-10-03 Flag of the United States.svg Genaro Hernández RTD 8/128
WBC Lightweight (135)2002-04-20 Flag of Mexico.svg José Luis Castillo UD 12/123
The Ring Lightweight (135)3
WBC Light welterweight (140) 2005-06-25 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Arturo Gatti TKO 6/120
IBF Welterweight (147) 2006-04-08 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah UD 12/120
WBC Welterweight (147) 2006-11-04 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Baldomir UD 12/121
The Ring Welterweight (147)1
WBC Light middleweight (154) 2007-05-05 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya SD 12/120
WBC Welterweight (147) (2) 2011-12-17 Flag of the United States.svg Victor Ortiz UD 12/125
WBA (Super) Light middleweight (154) 2012-05-05 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto UD 12/121
The Ring Welterweight (147) (2) 2013-05-04 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Guerrero UD 12/124
WBC Light middleweight (154) (2) 2013-09-14 Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez UD 12/121
The Ring Light middleweight (154)0
WBA (Unified) Welterweight (147) 2014-05-03 Flag of Argentina.svg Marcos Maidana MD 12/123
WBO Welterweight (147) 2015-05-02 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao UD 12/120
5 Manny Pacquiao weigh-in.jpg
Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao [7]
WBC Flyweight (112)1998-12-04 Flag of Thailand.svg Chatchai Sasakul KO 8/121
IBF Super bantamweight (122)2001-06-23 Flag of South Africa.svg Lehlohonolo Ledwaba TKO 6/124
The Ring Featherweight (126)2003-11-15 Flag of Mexico.svg Marco Antonio Barrera TKO 11/122
WBC Super featherweight (130) 2008-03-15 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Manuel Márquez SD 12/120
The Ring Super featherweight (130)0
WBC Lightweight (135) 2008-06-28 Flag of the United States.svg David Díaz TKO 9/120

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List of women's quintuple champion

The following is a list of women’s quintuple champions who have held titles from one or more of the "Big Four" organizations (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) and The Ring.

World Titles from The Ring
No.NameTitlesDateOpponentResultDefenses
1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Amanda Serrano [8] IBF Super featherweight (130)2011-09-10 Flag of the United States.svg Kimberly Connor TKO 2/100
WBO Lightweight (135)2014-08-15 Flag of Argentina.svg Maria Elena Maderna KO 6/100
WBO Featherweight (126)2016-02-16 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Olivia GerulaTKO 1/101
WBO Super bantamweight (122)2016-10-18 Flag of Hungary.svg Alexandra LazarTKO 5/102
WBO Bantamweight (118)2017-04-22 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dahiana SantanaTKO 8/100
WBO Featherweight (126) (2)2019-09-13 Flag of the United States.svg Heather Hardy UD 10/101
WBCinterim Featherweight (126), later promoted to official champion.2021-02-04Promoted1
2 Flag of Japan.svg Naoko Fujioka [9] WBC Mini flyweight (105)2011-05-08 Flag of Mexico.svg Anabel Ortiz RTD 8/102
WBA Super flyweight (115)2013-11-13 Flag of Japan.svg Naoko Yamaguchi UD 10/101
WBO Bantamweight (118)2015-10-19 Flag of South Korea.svg Hee Jung YuhUD 10/101
WBA Flyweight (112)2017-03-13 Flag of Mexico.svg Isabel MillanTKO 10/103
WBO Light flyweight (108)2017-12-01 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Yokasta Valle UD 10/100

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Quintuple champions that won titles in other multiple divisions

Some fighters of this group or club were not sastified to win just the incredible milestone of championships in five different weight divisions but to reach immortality in six and/or seven other different divisions or categories. The multiple champions who won titles in:

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References

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  2. DeLisa, Mike (August 2004). "What the CBZ Means When it Refers to "Lineal Championships"". The CBZ Journal. cyberboxingzone. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  3. "Thomas Hearns". Boxrec.com.
  4. "Sugar Ray Leonard". Boxrec.com.
  5. "Oscar De La Hoya". Boxrec.com.
  6. "Floyd Mayweather Jr". Boxrec.com.
  7. "Manny Pacquiao". Boxrec.com.
  8. "Amanda Serrano". Boxrec.com.
  9. "Naoko Fujioka". Boxrec.com.