This is a chronological list of world cruiserweight boxing champions, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:
|No.||Reign began||Reign ended||Champion||Recognition|
|1||31 March 1980||25 November 1980||Marvin Camel||Universal|
|2||25 November 1980||13 February 1982||Carlos De León||Universal|
|3||13 February 1982||27 June 1982||Carlos De Leon||WBC|
|4||13 February 1982||1 December 1984||Ossie Ocasio||WBA|
|5||27 June 1982||17 July 1983||S. T. Gordon||WBC|
|6||17 July 1983||6 June 1985||Carlos De León||WBC|
|7||13 February 1983||6 October 1984||Marvin Camel||IBF|
|8||6 October 1984||25 October 1986||Lee Roy Murphy||IBF|
|9||1 December 1984||27 July 1985||Piet Crous||WBA|
|10||6 June 1985||21 September 1985||Alfonso Ratliff||WBC|
|11||27 July 1985||12 July 1986||Dwight Muhammad Qawi (Dwight Braxton)||WBA|
|12||21 September 1985||22 March 1986||Bernard Benton||WBC|
|13||22 March 1986||9 April 1988||Carlos De León||WBC|
|14||12 July 1986||15 May 1987||Evander Holyfield||WBA|
|15||25 October 1986||15 May 1987||Rickey Parkey||IBF|
|16||15 May 1987||9 April 1988||Evander Holyfield||WBA & IBF|
|17||9 April 1988||4 December 1988 2||Evander Holyfield||Universal|
|18||25 March 1989||25 September 1989 2||Taoufik Belbouli||WBA|
|19||17 May 1989||27 July 1990||Carlos De León||WBC|
|20||3 June 1989||22 March 1990||Glenn McCrory||IBF|
|21||27 November 1989||8 March 1991||Robert Daniels||WBA|
|22||3 December 1989||17 May 1990||Boone Pultz||WBO|
|23||22 March 1990||27 July 1991 1||Jeff Lampkin||IBF|
|24||17 May 1990||1 May 1992||Magne Havnå 2||WBO|
|25||27 July 1990||20 July 1991||Massimiliano Duran||WBC|
|26||8 March 1991||5 August 1993 2||Bobby Czyz||WBA|
|27||20 July 1991||7 July 1995 2||Anaclet Wamba||WBC|
|28||7 September 1991||30 July 1992||James Warring||IBF|
|29||25 July 1992||13 February 1993||Tyrone Booze||WBO|
|30||30 July 1992||30 April 1996 2||Alfred Cole||IBF|
|31||13 February 1993||26 June 1993||Markus Bott||WBO|
|32||26 June 1993||17 December 1994||Nestor Hipolito Giovannini||WBO|
|33||6 November 1993||22 July 1995||Orlin Norris||WBA|
|34||17 December 1994||1 January 1995 2||Dariusz Michalczewski||WBO|
|35||10 June 1995||4 October 1997||Ralf Rocchigiani||WBO|
|36||22 July 1995||8 November 1997||Nate Miller||WBA|
|37||25 July 1995||21 February 1998||Marcelo Dominguez||WBC|
|38||31 August 1996||21 June 1997||Adolpho Washington||IBF|
|39||21 June 1997||8 November 1997||Uriah Grant||IBF|
|40||4 October 1997||27 March 1999||Carl Thompson||WBO|
|41||8 November 1997||30 October 1998||Imamu Mayfield||IBF|
|42||8 November 1997||9 December 2000||Fabrice Tiozzo||WBA|
|43||21 February 1998||19 February 2002 2||Juan Carlos Gómez||WBC|
|44||30 October 1998||5 June 1999||Arthur Williams||IBF|
|45||27 March 1999||22 September 2006 2||Johnny Nelson||WBO|
|46||5 June 1999||26 April 2003||Vassiliy Jirov||IBF|
|47||9 December 2000||23 February 2002||Virgil Hill||WBA|
|48||23 February 2002||2 April 2005||Jean-Marc Mormeck||WBA|
|49||11 October 2002||2 April 2005||Wayne Braithwaite||WBC|
|50||2 April 2005||7 January 2006||Jean-Marc Mormeck||WBA & WBC|
|51||26 April 2003||9 December 2003 2||James Toney||IBF|
|52||1 May 2004||20 May 2005 2||Kelvin Davis||IBF|
|53||20 May 2005||7 January 2006||O'Neil Bell||IBF|
|54||7 January 2006||31 March 2006 1||O'Neil Bell||WBA (super Champion), WBC, & IBF|
|55||27 January 2006||24 November 2007||Virgil Hill||WBA (regular champion)|
|56||31 March 2006||17 March 2007||O'Neil Bell||WBA (super champion) & WBC|
|57||22 September 2006||8 March 2008||Enzo Maccarinelli||WBO|
|58||26 November 2006||26 May 2007||Krzysztof Włodarczyk||IBF|
|59||17 March 2007||10 November 2007||Jean-Marc Mormeck||WBA (super champion), WBC|
|60||26 May 2007||11 December 2008||Steve Cunningham||IBF|
|61||10 November 2007||8 March 2008||David Haye||WBA (super champion), WBC|
|62||24 November 2007||28 September 2008||Firat Arslan||WBA (regular champion)|
|63||8 March 2008||12 May 2008 2||David Haye||WBA (super champion), WBC, WBO|
|64||28 September 2008||30 October 2012 1||Guillermo Jones||WBA|
|65||28 October 2008||22 November 2009||Giacobbe Fragomeni||WBC|
|66||11 December 2008||18 October 2009 2||Tomasz Adamek||IBF|
|67||17 January 2009||29 August 2009||Victor Emilio Ramírez||WBO|
|68||29 August 2009||14 August 2015||Marco Huck||WBO|
|69||22 November 2009||22 January 2010 2||Zsolt Erdei||WBC|
|70||15 May 2010||27 September 2014||Krzysztof Włodarczyk||WBC|
|71||5 June 2010||1 October 2011||Steve Cunningham||IBF|
|72||1 October 2011||21 September 2015 1||Yoan Pablo Hernández||IBF|
|73||30 October 2012||1 February 2018||Denis Lebedev||WBA|
|74||29 May 2016||Vacated||Tony Bellew||WBC|
|75||27 September 2014||17 September 2016||Krzysztof Głowacki||WBO|
|76||21 September 2015||21 May 2016||Victor Emilio Ramirez||IBF|
|77||21 May 2016||3 December 2016||Denis Lebedev||WBA, IBF|
|78||17 September 2016||Present||Oleksandr Usyk||WBO|
|79||3 December 2016||21 July 2018||Murat Gassiev||IBF|
|80||1 April 2017||27 January 2018||Mairis Briedis||WBC|
|81||27 January 2018||27 March 2019||Oleksandr Usyk||WBO, WBC|
|82||3 February 2018||21 July 2018||Murat Gassiev||WBA, IBF|
|83||21 July 2018||27 March 2019||Oleksandr Usyk||WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF|
|84||31 May 2019||Present||Arsen Goulamirian||WBA|
|85||20 March 2021||Present||Lawrence Okolie||WBO|
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