List of world light-welterweight boxing champions

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

Reign BeganReign EndedChampionRecognition
World Claim
1923-01-301925-03-27 Flag of the United States.svg Pinky Mitchell NBA/Undisputed
1925-03-271925-03-31-Abandoned Flag of the United States.svg James Red Herring World claim
1926-09-211930-02-18 Flag of the United States.svg Mushy Callahan NBA/Undisputed
1930-02-181932-05-20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Kid Berg Undisputed/World claim
1932-05-201933-11-17 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy FullerWorld claim
1933-11-171935-04-09-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Barney Ross World/Undisputed
NBA/World
1923-01-301925-03-27 Flag of the United States.svg Pinky Mitchell NBA/Undisputed
1926-09-211930-02-18 Flag of the United States.svg Mushy Callahan NBA
1930-02-181931-04-24 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Kid Berg NBA
1931-04-241932-01-18 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Canzoneri NBA
1932-01-181933-02-20 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Jadick NBA
1933-02-201933-05-21 Flag of the United Mexican States (1916-1934).svg Battling Shaw World
1933-05-211933-06-23 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Canzoneri World
1933-06-231935-04-09-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Barney Ross World
1946-04-291946-09-13-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Tippy Larkin NBA/NYSAC
1959-06-121960-09-01 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Carlos Ortiz NBA/NYSAC
1960-09-011962-09-14 Flag of Italy.svg Duilio Loi NBA/NYSAC
1962-09-141962-12-15 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Perkins NBA/NYSAC
1962-12-151963-1-24-Retired Flag of Italy.svg Duilio Loi WBA/NYSAC

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

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
WBC
Title inaugurated
1963-06-15 1965-01-18 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Perkins WBC
1965-01-18 1966-04-29 Flag of Venezuela.svg Carlos Morocho Hernández WBC
1966-04-29 1967-04-30 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Lopopolo WBC
1967-04-30 1968-Stripped Flag of Japan.svg Takeshi Fuji WBC
1968-12-14 1970-01-31 Flag of the Philippines.svg Pedro Adigue WBC
1970-01-31 1974-02-Vacated Flag of Italy.svg Bruno Arcari WBC
1974-09-21 1975-07-15 Flag of Spain.svg Perico Fernandez WBC
1975-07-15 1976-06-30 Flag of Thailand.svg Saensak Muangsurin WBC
1976-06-30 1976-10-29 Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Velasquez WBC
1976-10-29 1978-12-30 Flag of Thailand.svg Saensak Muangsurin WBC
1978-12-30 1980-02-23 Flag of South Korea.svg Sang Hyun Kim WBC
1980-02-23 1982-06-26 Flag of the United States.svg Saoul Mamby WBC
1982-06-26 1983-05-18 Flag of the United States.svg Leroy Haley WBC
1983-05-18 1984-01-29 Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Curry WBC
1984-01-29 1985-08-21 Flag of the United States.svg Billy Costello WBC
1985-08-21 1986-05-05 Flag of the United States.svg Lonnie Smith WBC
1986-05-05 1986-07-24 Flag of Mexico.svg Rene Arredondo WBC
1986-07-24 1987-07-22 Flag of Japan.svg Tsuyoshi Hamada WBC
1987-07-22 1987-11-12 Flag of Mexico.svg Rene Arredondo WBC
1987-11-12 1989-05-13 Flag of the United States.svg Roger Mayweather WBC
1989-05-13 1994-01-29 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez WBC
1994-01-29 1994-05-07 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Randall WBC
1994-05-07 1996-06-07 Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez WBC
1996-06-07 1997-04-12-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya WBC
1999-08-21 2004-01-Stripped Flag of Russia.svg Kostya Tszyu WBC
2004-01-24 2005-06-25 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Arturo Gatti WBC
2005-06-25 2005-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBC
2006-09-15 2008-05-10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Junior Witter WBC
2008-05-10 2009-04-28-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Timothy Bradley WBC
2009-08-01 2011-01-29 Flag of the United States.svg Devon Alexander WBC
2011-01-29 2011-07-29-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Timothy Bradley WBC
2011-09-17 2012-03-23-Stripped Flag of Mexico.svg Erik Morales WBC
2012-03-24 2015-06-11-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Danny Garcia WBC
2015-10-03 2016-07-23 Flag of Ukraine.svg Viktor Postol WBC
2016-07-23 2017-10-26-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Terence Crawford WBC
2018-03-17 2021-05-22 Flag of the United States.svg Jose Ramirez WBC
2021-05-22 Present Flag of Scotland.svg Josh Taylor WBC
WBA
Title inaugurated
1962-09-14 1962-12-15 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Perkins WBA
1962-12-15 1962-Retired Flag of Italy.svg Duilio Loi WBA
1963-03-21 1963-06-15 Flag of the Philippines.svg Roberto Cruz WBA
1963-06-15 1965-01-18 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Perkins WBA
1965-01-18 1966-04-29 Flag of Venezuela.svg Carlos Morocho Hernández WBA
1966-04-29 1967-04-30 Flag of Italy.svg Sandro Lopopolo WBA
1967-04-30 1968-12-12 Flag of Japan.svg Takeshi Fuji WBA
1968-12-12 1972-03-10 Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolino Locche WBA
1972-03-10 1972-10-28 Flag of Panama.svg Alfonso Frazer WBA
1972-10-28 1976-03-06 Flag of Colombia.svg Antonio Cervantes WBA
1976-03-06 1977-Stripped Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wilfred Benítez WBA
1977-06-25 1980-08-02 Flag of Colombia.svg Antonio Cervantes WBA
1980-08-02 1983-09-09-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Aaron Pryor WBA
1984-01-22 1984-06-01 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Bumphus WBA
1984-06-01 1985-07-21 Flag of the United States.svg Gene Hatcher WBA
1985-07-21 1986-03-15 Flag of Argentina.svg Ubaldo Nestor Sacco WBA
1986-03-15 1987-07-04 Flag of Italy.svg Patrizio Oliva WBA
1987-07-04 1990-08-17 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martin Coggi WBA
1990-08-17 1991-06-14 Flag of the United States.svg Loreto Garza WBA
1991-06-14 1992-04-10 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Edwin Rosario WBA
1992-04-10 1992-09-09 Flag of Japan.svg Akinobu Hiranaka WBA
1992-09-09 1993-01-12 Flag of the Philippines.svg Morris East WBA
1993-01-12 1994-09-17 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martin Coggi WBA
1994-09-17 1996-01-13 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Randall WBA
1996-01-13 1996-08-16 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martin Coggi WBA
1996-08-16 1997-01-11 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Randall WBA
1997-01-11 1998-10-10 Flag of Morocco.svg Khalid Rahilou WBA
1998-10-10 2001-02-03 Flag of the United States.svg Sharmba Mitchell WBA
2001-02-03 2004-Stripped Flag of Russia.svg Kostya Tszyu WBA Super Champion
2002-05-11 2002-10-19 Flag of Cuba.svg Diosbelys Hurtado WBA Regular Champion
2002-10-19 2005-06-25 Flag of Guyana.svg Vivian Harris WBA Regular Champion
2005-06-25 2005-11-26 Flag of Colombia.svg Carlos Maussa WBA
2005-11-26 2006-05-06-Vacated Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Hatton WBA
2006-09-02 2007-07-21 Flag of France.svg Souleymane M'Baye WBA
2007-07-21 2008-03-22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gavin Rees WBA
2008-03-22 2009-07-18 Flag of Ukraine.svg Andreas Kotelnik WBA
2009-07-18 2012-07-14 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Amir Khan WBA Super Champion
2011-07-23 2012-07-31-Vacated Flag of Argentina.svg Marcos Maidana WBA Regular Champion
2011-12-10 2012-06-27-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Lamont Peterson WBA Super Champion
2012-07-14 2015-09-11-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Danny García WBA Super Champion
2012-11-30 2014-04-12 Flag of Russia.svg Khabib Allakhverdiev WBA Regular Champion
2014-04-12 2015-08-09-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Jessie Vargas WBA Regular Champion
2015-10-03 2016-03-31-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Adrien Broner WBA Super Champion
2016-05-28 2017-04-15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Burns WBA
2017-04-15 2017-08-19 Flag of Namibia.svg Julius Indongo WBA
2017-08-19 2017-10-26-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Terence Crawford WBA
2018-03-10 2019-04-27 Flag of Belarus.svg Kiryl Relikh WBA
2019-04-27 2019-10-26 Flag of the United States.svg Regis Prograis WBA
2019-10-26 Present Flag of Scotland.svg Josh Taylor WBA Super Champion
IBF
Title inaugurated
1984-06-22 1985-03-02-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Aaron Pryor IBF
1986-04-26 1986-10-30 Flag of the United States.svg Gary Hinton IBF
1986-10-30 1987-03-04 Flag of the United States.svg Joe Manley IBF
1987-03-04 1987-07-01-Retired Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Terry Marsh IBF
1988-02-14 1988-09-03 Flag of the United States.svg James McGirt IBF
1988-09-03 1990-03-17 Flag of the United States.svg Meldrick Taylor IBF
1990-03-17 1991-03-18-Vacated Flag of Mexico.svg Julio César Chávez IBF
1991-12-07 1992-07-18 Flag of Colombia.svg Rafael Pineda IBF
1992-07-18 1993-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Pernell Whitaker IBF
1993-05-15 1994-02-13 Flag of the United States.svg Charles Murray IBF
1994-02-13 1995-01-28 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Jake Rodriguez IBF
1995-01-28 1997-05-31 Flag of Russia.svg Kostya Tszyu IBF
1997-05-31 1999-02-20 Flag of the United States.svg Vince Phillips IBF
1999-02-20 2000-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Terron Millett IBF
2000-02-12 2001-11-03 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah IBF
2001-11-03 2005-06-04 Flag of Russia.svg Kostya Tszyu IBF
2005-06-04 2006-03-29-Vacated Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Hatton IBF
2006-06-30 2007-01-20 Flag of Colombia.svg Juan Urango IBF
2007-01-20 2007-02-09-Vacated Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ricky Hatton IBF
2007-02-04 2007-06-16 Flag of South Africa.svg Lovemore N'dou IBF
2007-06-16 2008-09-19-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Paul Malignaggi IBF
2009-01-30 2010-03-06 Flag of Colombia.svg Juan Urango IBF
2010-03-06 2010-10-22-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Devon Alexander IBF
2011-03-05 2011-07-23 Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah IBF
2011-07-23 2011-12-10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Amir Khan IBF
2011-12-10 2015-04-11-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Lamont Peterson IBF
2015-07-18 2015-11-04 Flag of Argentina.svg Cesar Cuenca IBF
2015-11-04 2016-12-03 Flag of Russia.svg Eduard Troyanovsky IBF
2016-12-03 2017-08-19 Flag of Namibia.svg Julius Indongo IBF
2017-08-19 2017–08–30 (vacated) Flag of the United States.svg Terence Crawford IBF
2018-10-27 2019-05-18 Flag of Belarus.svg Ivan Baranchyk IBF
2019-05-18 Present Flag of Scotland.svg Josh Taylor IBF
WBO
Title inaugurated
1989-03-06 1991-02-23 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Héctor Camacho WBO
1991-02-23 1991-05-18 Flag of the United States.svg Greg Haugen WBO
1991-05-18 1992-Vacated Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Héctor Camacho WBO
1992-06-29 1993-06-07 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Gonzalez WBO
1993-06-07 1994-07-24-Retired Flag of the United States.svg Zack Padilla WBO
1995-02-20 1996-03-09 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Sammy Fuentes WBO
1996-03-09 1998-05-29 Flag of Italy.svg Giovanni Parisi WBO
1998-05-29 1999-05-15 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Gonzalez WBO
1999-05-15 2000-07-22 Flag of the United States.svg Randall Bailey WBO
2000-07-22 2001-06-30-Stripped Flag of Colombia.svg Ener Julio WBO
2001-06-30 2003-07-12 Flag of the United States.svg DeMarcus Corley WBO
2003-07-12 2004-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Zab Judah WBO
2004-09-11 2006-10-27-Vacated Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Miguel Cotto WBO
2006-11-18 2008-07-05 Flag of Colombia.svg Ricardo Torres WBO
2008-07-05 2009-04-04 Flag of the United States.svg Kendall Holt WBO
2009-04-04 2012-06-09-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Timothy Bradley WBO
2012-06-09 2013-10-Stripped Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Manuel Marquez WBO
2013-10 2013-10-19 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Alvarado WBO
2013-10-19 2014-06-14 Flag of Russia.svg Ruslan Provodnikov WBO
2014-06-14 2014-11-22-Stripped Flag of the United States.svg Chris Algieri WBO
2015-04-18 2017-10-26-Vacated Flag of the United States.svg Terence Crawford WBO
2018-06-09 2019-07-27 Flag of the United States.svg Maurice Hooker WBO
2019-07-27 2021-05-22 Flag of the United States.svg Jose Ramirez WBO
2021-05-22 Present Flag of Scotland.svg Josh Taylor WBO

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