List of world light-middleweight boxing champions

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This is a chronological List of World Light Middleweight / List of World Super Welterweight / Junior Middleweight Boxing Champions, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:

Reign BeganReign EndedChampionRecognition
World
Title inaugurated
1962-10-201963-04-29 Flag of the United States.svg Denny Moyer Universal (WBA/WBC)
1963-04-291963-09-07 Flag of the United States.svg Ralph Dupas Universal (WBA/WBC)
1963-09-071965-06-18 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi Universal (WBA/WBC)
1965-06-181966-06-25 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti Universal (WBA/WBC)
1966-06-251968-05-26 Flag of South Korea.svg Ki-Soo Kim Universal (WBA/WBC)
1968-05-261968-10-25-Stripped Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi Universal (WBA/WBC)
1969-03-171970-07-09 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Little Universal (WBA/WBC)
1970-07-091971-10-31 Flag of Italy.svg Carmelo Bossi Universal (WBA/WBC)
1971-10-311974-06-04 Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima Universal (WBA/WBC)
1974-06-041975-01-21 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Albarado Universal (WBA/WBC)
1975-01-211975-03-22-Title Split Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima Universal (WBA/WBC)
WBC
Title Inaugurated
1963-02-191963-04-29 Flag of the United States.svg Denny Moyer WBC
1963-04-291963-09-07 Flag of the United States.svg Ralph Dupas WBC
1963-09-071965-06-18 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi WBC
1965-06-181966-06-25 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti WBC
1966-06-251968-05-26 Flag of South Korea.svg Ki Soo Kim WBC
1968-05-261968-11-Stripped Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi WBC
1969-03-171970-07-09 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Little WBC
1970-07-091971-10-31 Flag of Italy.svg Carmelo Bossi WBC
1971-10-311974-06-04 Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima WBC
1974-06-041975-01-21 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Albarado WBC
1975-01-211975-04-Stripped Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima WBC
1975-05-071975-11-13 Flag of Brazil.svg Miguel de Oliveira WBC
1975-11-131976-06-17 Flag of the Bahamas.svg Elisha Obed WBC
1976-06-171977-08-06 Flag of Germany.svg Eckhard Dagge WBC
1977-08-061979-03-04 Flag of Italy.svg Rocky Mattioli WBC
1979-03-041981-05-23 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Hope WBC
1981-05-231982-12-03 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfred Benítez WBC
1982-12-031986-06-23-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Hearns WBC
1986-12-051987-07-12 Flag of the United States.svg Duane Thomas WBC
1987-07-121987-10-02 Flag of Mexico.svg Lupe Aquino WBC
1987-10-021988-07-08 Flag of Italy.svg Gianfranco Rosi WBC
1988-07-081989-02-11 Flag of the United States.svg Donald Curry WBC
1989-02-111989-07-08 Flag of France.svg Rene Jacquot WBC
1989-07-081990-03-31 Flag of Uganda.svg John Mugabi WBC
1990-03-311993-12-18 Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris WBC
1993-12-181994-05-07 Flag of Jamaica.svg Simon Brown WBC
1994-05-071994-11-12 Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris WBC
1994-11-121995-08-19 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Luis Santana WBC
1995-08-191997-12-06 Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris WBC
1997-12-061999-01-29 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Mullings WBC
1999-01-292001-06-23 Flag of Spain.svg Javier Castillejo WBC
2001-06-232003-09-13 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya WBC
2003-09-132004-03-13 Flag of the United States.svg Shane Mosley WBC
2004-03-132004-11-20-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Winky Wright WBC
2004-11-202005-06-01-Stripped Flag of Spain.svg Javier Castillejo WBC
2005-08-132006-05-06 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Ricardo Mayorga WBC
2006-05-062007-05-05 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya WBC
2007-05-052007-06-28-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBC
2007-07-282008-06-07 Flag of the United States.svg Vernon Forrest WBC
2008-06-072008-09-13 Flag of the United States.svg Sergio Mora WBC
2008-09-132009-05-21-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Vernon Forrest WBC
2009-05-212010-06-17-Vacated Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Martinez WBC
2010-11-132011-02-08-Vacated Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao WBC
2011-03-052013-09-14 Flag of Mexico.svg Saul Alvarez WBC
2013-09-142015-11-01-Changed status to WBC Emeritus Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBC
2016-05-212018-12-22 Flag of the United States.svg Jermell Charlo WBC
2018-12-222019-12-21 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Harrison (boxer) WBC
2019-12-21Present Flag of the United States.svg Jermell Charlo WBC
WBA
Title Inaugurated
1962-10-201963-04-29 Flag of the United States.svg Denny Moyer WBA
1963-04-291963-09-07 Flag of the United States.svg Ralph Dupas WBA
1963-09-071965-06-18 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Mazzinghi WBA
1965-06-181966-06-25 Flag of Italy.svg Nino Benvenuti WBA
1966-06-251968-05-26 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Ki-soo WBA
1968-05-261968-11-Stripped Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Mazzinghi WBA
1969-03-171970-07-09 Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Little WBA
1970-07-091971-10-31 Flag of Italy.svg Carmelo Bossi WBA
1971-10-311974-06-04 Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima WBA
1974-06-041975-06-07 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Albarado WBA
1975-01-211975-06-07 Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima WBA
1975-06-071976-02-17 Flag of South Korea.svg Yuh Jae-doo WBA
1976-02-171976-05-18 Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Wajima WBA
1976-05-181976-10-08 Flag of Spain.svg Jose Manuel Duran WBA
1976-10-081977-03-05 Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Ángel Castellini WBA
1977-03-051978-08-09 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Eddie Gazo WBA
1978-08-091979-10-24 Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Kudo WBA
1979-10-241981-06-25 Flag of Uganda.svg Ayub Kalule WBA
1981-06-251981-06-25-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard WBA
1981-11-071982-02-02 Flag of Japan.svg Tadashi Mihara WBA
1982-02-021983-06-16 Flag of the United States.svg Davey Moore WBA
1983-06-161984-Stripped Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán WBA
1984-10-191987-07-18-Vacated Flag of Jamaica.svg Mike McCallum WBA
1987-11-221991-02-23-Vacated Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg Julian Jackson WBA
1991-02-231991-10-01 Flag of France.svg Gilbert Delé WBA
1991-10-011992-12-21 Flag of the United States.svg Vinny Paz WBA
1992-12-211995-03-04 Flag of Argentina.svg Julio César Vásquez WBA
1995-03-041995-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker WBA
1995-06-161995-12-16 Flag of the United States.svg Carl Daniels WBA
1995-12-161996-08-21 Flag of Argentina.svg Julio César Vásquez WBA
1996-08-211999-03-06 Flag of France.svg Laurent Boudouani WBA
1999-03-062000-03-03 Flag of the United States.svg David Reid WBA
2000-03-032000-12-02-Vacated Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Félix Trinidad WBA
2001-09-222002-09-14 Flag of the United States.svg Fernando Vargas WBA
2002-09-142003-09-13 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya WBA Super Champion
2002-09-142003-03-01 Flag of Panama.svg Santiago Samaniego WBA Regular Champion
2003-03-012003-12-13 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro Garcia WBA Regular Champion
2003-09-132004-03-13 Flag of the United States.svg Shane Mosley WBA Super Champion
2003-12-132004-10-02-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Travis Simms WBA Regular Champion
2004-03-132004-11-20-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Winky Wright WBA Super Champion
2005-05-212006-05-06 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro Garcia WBA
2006-05-062007-01-06 Flag of the United States.svg José Antonio Rivera WBA
2007-01-062007-07-07 Flag of the United States.svg Travis Simms WBA
2007-07-072008-07-11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Joachim Alcine WBA
2008-07-112009-11-14 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Daniel Santos WBA
2009-11-142010-06-06 Flag of Israel.svg Yuri Foreman WBA
2010-06-062012-05-05 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto WBA Super Champion
2011-02-052013-04-20 Flag of the United States.svg Austin Trout WBA Regular Champion
2012-05-052016-01-11-Stripped after retirement Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. WBA Super Champion
2013-04-202013-09-14-Lost to Super Champion Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez WBA Regular Champion
2016-06-082018-04-07 Flag of the United States.svg Erislandy Lara WBA Super Champion
2016-10-222019-06-25-stripped Flag of Argentina.svg Brian Castaño WBA Regular Champion
2018-04-07Present Flag of the United States.svg Jarrett Hurd WBA Super Champion
2019-05-112020-01-18 Flag of the United States.svg Julian Williams WBA Super Champion
2019-08-31Present Flag of the United States.svg Erislandy Lara WBA Regular Champion
2020-01-18Present Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Jeison Rosario WBA Super Champion
IBF
Title inaugurated
1984-03-111984-11-02 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Medal IBF
1984-11-021985-06-01-Vacated Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos Santos IBF
1986-06-041987-06-27 Flag of the United States.svg Buster Drayton IBF
1987-06-271988-11-04 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Matthew Hilton IBF
1988-11-041989-02-05 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Hines IBF
1989-02-051989-07-15 Flag of the United States.svg Darrin Van Horn IBF
1989-07-151994-09-17 Flag of Italy.svg Gianfranco Rosi IBF
1994-09-171995-08-12 Flag of the United States.svg Vincent Pettway IBF
1995-08-121995-12-16 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Vaden IBF
1995-12-161997-01-11-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Terry Norris IBF
1997-04-121997-12-06 Flag of the United States.svg Raúl Márquez IBF
1997-12-061998-12-12 Flag of Mexico.svg Yori Boy Campas IBF
1998-12-122000-12-02 Flag of the United States.svg Fernando Vargas IBF
2000-12-022001-05-12-Vacated Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Félix Trinidad IBF
2001-10-122004-03-13-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Winky Wright IBF
2004-06-052004-10-02 Flag of Belize.svg Verno Phillips IBF
2004-10-022005-07-14 Flag of Uganda.svg Kassim Ouma IBF
2005-07-142006-07-08 Flag of Russia.svg Roman Karmazin IBF
2006-07-082008-03-27 Flag of the United States.svg Cory Spinks IBF
2008-03-272008-11-Vacated Flag of Belize.svg Verno Phillips IBF
2009-04-242010-08-07 Flag of the United States.svg Cory Spinks IBF
2010-08-072013-02-23 Flag of the United States.svg Cornelius Bundrage IBF
2013-02-232013-09-14 Flag of the United States.svg Ishe Smith IBF
2013-09-142014-10-11 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Molina IBF
2014-10-112015-09-12 Flag of the United States.svg Cornelius Bundrage IBF
2015-09-122017-02-16-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Jermall Charlo IBF
2017-02-252019-05-11 Flag of the United States.svg Jarrett Hurd IBF
2019-05-112020-01-18 Flag of the United States.svg Julian Williams IBF
2020-01-18Present Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Jeison Rosario IBF
WBO
Title inaugurated
1988-12-081992-12-19-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg John David Jackson WBO
1993-10-301995-11-22 Flag of Belize.svg Verno Phillips WBO
1995-11-221996-02-Stripped Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul Jones WBO
1996-03-011996-05-17 Flag of the United States.svg Bronco McKart WBO
1996-05-171998-08-22 Flag of the United States.svg Winky Wright WBO
1998-08-222001-02-10-Vacated Flag of Namibia.svg Harry Simon WBO
2002-03-162005-12-03 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Daniel Santos WBO
2005-12-032011-10-05-Stripped Flag of Ukraine.svg Serhiy Dzyndzyruk WBO
2011-10-052013-07-22-Stripped Flag of Russia.svg Zaurbek Baysangurov WBO
2013-11-092015-07-31-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Demetrius Andrade WBO
2015-10-102016- 09-17 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Smith WBO
2016-09-172017-05-06-Vacated Flag of Mexico.svg Canelo Álvarez WBO
2017-08-262017-12-02 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto WBO
2017-12-022018-05-12 Flag of the United States.svg Sadam Ali WBO
2018-05-122019-11-23-Vacated Flag of Mexico.svg Jaime Munguía WBO
2019-11-30Present Flag of Brazil.svg Patrick Teixeira WBO

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