List of Lineal Boxing World Champions
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List of Lineal Boxing World Champions

This is a list of lineal boxing world champions. A list of lineal champions in professional boxing is maintained by the historical research boxing website Cyber Boxing Zone (CBZ), with input from boxing historian Tracy Callis of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) which was founded in 1982 for the purposes of establishing an accurate history of boxing and compiling complete and accurate boxing records.[1] The historical list of lineal champions were first published in 1994, and are retrospective to the introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules in 1885.[2][3] Since 2012, lineal champions are predetermined by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, which promotes the concept of a singular world champion per weight class.[4][5] TBRB provides the lineal championship rankings and is recognized by CBZ for maintaining the list of lineal boxing world champions.[6]

Heavyweight

John L. Sullivan was the first lineal heavyweight boxing champion
Joe Louis held the lineal heavyweight title for more than 11 years
Muhammad Ali was the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion in boxing
Number Champion Reign
1 United States John L. Sullivan (def. Dominick McCaffrey) August 29, 1885 - September 7, 1892
2 United States James J. Corbett September 7, 1892 - March 17, 1897
3 United Kingdom Bob Fitzsimmons March 17, 1897 - June 9, 1899
4 United States James J. Jeffries June 9, 1899 - May 15, 1905 (retired)
5 United States Marvin Hart (def. Jack Root) July 3, 1905 - February 23, 1906
6 Canada Tommy Burns February 23, 1906 - December 26, 1908
7 United States Jack Johnson December 26, 1908 - April 5, 1915
8 United States Jess Willard April 5, 1915 - July 4, 1919
9 United States Jack Dempsey July 4, 1919 - September 23, 1926
10 United States Gene Tunney September 23, 1926 - July 31, 1928 (retired)
11 Germany Max Schmeling (def. Jack Sharkey) June 12, 1930 - June 21, 1932
12 United States Jack Sharkey June 21, 1932 - June 29, 1933
13 Italy Primo Carnera June 29, 1933 - June 14, 1934
14 United States Max Baer June 14, 1934 - June 13, 1935
15 United States James J. Braddock June 13, 1935 - June 22, 1937
16 United States Joe Louis June 22, 1937 - February 28, 1949 (retired)
17 United States Ezzard Charles (def. Jersey Joe Walcott) June 22, 1949 - July 18, 1951
18 United States Jersey Joe Walcott July 18, 1951 - September 23, 1952
19 United States Rocky Marciano September 23, 1952 - April 27, 1956 (retired)
20 United States Floyd Patterson (def. Archie Moore) November 30, 1956 - June 26, 1959
21 Sweden Ingemar Johansson June 26, 1959 - June 20, 1960
22 United States Floyd Patterson June 20, 1960 - September 25, 1962
23 United States Sonny Liston September 25, 1962 - February 25, 1964
24 United States Cassius Clay February 25, 1964 - April 28, 1967 (boxing license suspended)
25 United States Joe Frazier (def. Jimmy Ellis) February 16, 1970 - January 22, 1973
26 United States George Foreman January 22, 1973 - October 30, 1974
27 United States Muhammad Ali October 30, 1974 - February 15, 1978
28 United States Leon Spinks February 15, 1978 - September 15, 1978
29 United States Muhammad Ali September 15, 1978 - June 27, 1979 (retired)
30 United States Larry Holmes (def. Muhammad Ali) October 2, 1980 - September 21, 1985
31 United States Michael Spinks September 21, 1985 - June 27, 1988
32 United States Mike Tyson June 27, 1988 - February 11, 1990
33 United States James "Buster" Douglas February 11, 1990 - October 25, 1990
34 United States Evander Holyfield October 25, 1990 - November 13, 1992
35 United States Riddick Bowe November 13, 1992 - November 6, 1993
36 United States Evander Holyfield November 6, 1993 - April 22, 1994
37 United States Michael Moorer April 22, 1994 - November 5, 1994
38 United States George Foreman November 5, 1994 - November 22, 1997
39 United States Shannon Briggs November 22, 1997 - March 28, 1998
40 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis March 28, 1998 - April 22, 2001
41 United States Hasim Rahman April 22, 2001 - November 17, 2001
42 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis November 17, 2001 - February 6, 2004 (retired)
43 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko (def. Ruslan Chagaev) June 20, 2009 - November 28, 2015
44 United Kingdom Tyson Fury November 28, 2015 - October 18, 2016 (vacated/retired)[7]

Cruiserweight

Evander Holyfield vs. Lou Savarese, El Paso, Texas, June 30, 2007
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Marvin Camel (def. Mate Parlov) March 31, 1980 - November 25, 1980
2 Puerto Rico Carlos de León November 25, 1980 - June 27, 1982
3 United States S. T. Gordon June 27, 1982 - July 17, 1983
4 Puerto Rico Carlos de León July 17, 1983 - June 6, 1985
5 United States Alfonso Ratliff June 6, 1985 - September 21, 1985
6 United States Bernard Benton September 21, 1985 - March 22, 1986
7 Puerto Rico Carlos de León March 22, 1986 - April 9, 1988
8 United States Evander Holyfield April 9, 1988 - December 9, 1988 (vacated)
9 Jamaica O'Neil Bell (def. Jean-Marc Mormeck) January 7, 2006 - March 17, 2007
10 France Jean-Marc Mormeck March 17, 2007 - November 10, 2007
11 United Kingdom David Haye November 10, 2007 - July 22, 2008 (vacated)
12 Poland Tomasz Adamek (def. Steve Cunningham) December 11, 2008 - October 18, 2009 (vacated)
13 Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk (def. Murat Gassiev) July 21, 2018 - October 15, 2019 (vacated)

Light heavyweight

Jack Root was the first light heavyweight champion of the world
Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier boxed in the first million-dollar gate
Billy Conn
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Jack Root (def. Kid McCoy) April 22, 1903 - July 4, 1903
2 United Kingdom George Gardner July 4, 1903 - November 25, 1903
3 United Kingdom Bob Fitzsimmons November 25, 1903 - December 20, 1905
4 United States Philadelphia Jack O'Brien December 20, 1905 - December 31, 1905 (vacated)
5 United States Jack Dillon (def. Battling Levinsky) April 14, 1914 - October 24, 1916
6 United States Battling Levinsky October 24, 1916 - October 12, 1920
7 France Georges Carpentier October 12, 1920 - September 24, 1922
8 France Battling Siki September 24, 1922 - March 17, 1923
9 Republic of Ireland Mike McTigue March 17, 1923 - May 30, 1925
10 United States Paul Berlenbach May 30, 1925 - July 16, 1926
11 Canada Jack Delaney July 16, 1926 - August 10, 1927 (vacated)
12 United States Tommy Loughran (def. Mike McTigue) October 7, 1927 - September 3, 1929 (vacated)
13 United States Maxie Rosenbloom (def. Lou Scozza) July 14, 1932 - November 16, 1934
14 United States Bob Olin November 16, 1934 - October 31, 1935
15 United States John Henry Lewis October 31, 1935 - June 19, 1939 (retired)
16 United States Billy Conn (def. Melio Bettina) July 13, 1939 - June 3, 1941 (vacated)
17 United States Gus Lesnevich (def. Tami Mauriello) August 26, 1941 - July 26, 1948
18 United Kingdom Freddie Mills July 26, 1948 - January 24, 1950
19 United States Joey Maxim January 24, 1950 - December 17, 1952
20 United States Archie Moore December 17, 1952 - February 9, 1962 (vacated)
21 United States Harold Johnson (def. Doug Jones) May 12, 1962 - June 1, 1963
22 United States Willie Pastrano June 1, 1963 - March 30, 1965
23 Puerto Rico José Torres March 30, 1965 - December 16, 1966
24 Nigeria Dick Tiger December 16, 1966 - May 24, 1968
25 United States Bob Foster May 24, 1968 - September 16, 1974 (retired)
26 United States Michael Spinks (def. Dwight Muhammad Qawi) March 18, 1983 - November 3, 1985 (vacated)
27 United States Virgil Hill (def. Henry Maske) November 23, 1996 - June 13, 1997
28 Poland Dariusz Michalczewski June 13, 1997 - October 18, 2003
29 Mexico Julio César González October 18, 2003 - January 17, 2004
30 Hungary Zsolt Erdei January 17, 2004 - November 13, 2009 (vacated)
31 Canada Jean Pascal (def. Chad Dawson) August 14, 2010 - May 21, 2011
32 United States Bernard Hopkins May 21, 2011 - April 28, 2012
33 United States Chad Dawson April 28, 2012 - June 8, 2013
34 Canada Adonis Stevenson June 8, 2013 - December 1, 2018
35 Ukraine Oleksandr Gvozdyk December 1, 2018 - October 18, 2019
36 Russia Artur Beterbiev October 18, 2019 - present

Super middleweight

Joe Calzaghe in 2007
Number Champion Reign
1 South Korea Chong-Pal Park (def. Murray Sutherland) July 22, 1984 - March 11, 1988
2 Venezuela Fulgencio Obelmejias May 23, 1988 - May 28, 1989
3 South Korea In-Chul Baek May 28, 1989 - March 30, 1990
4 France Christophe Tiozzo March 30, 1990 - April 5, 1991
5 Panama Víctor Córdoba April 5, 1991 - September 12, 1992
6 United States Michael Nunn September 12, 1992 - February 26, 1994
7 United States Steve Little February 26, 1994 - August 12, 1994
8 United States Frankie Liles August 12, 1994 - June 12, 1999
9 United States Byron Mitchell June 12, 1999 - April 8, 2000
10 France Bruno Girard April 8, 2000 - March 3, 2001 (vacated)
11 United Kingdom Joe Calzaghe (def. Jeff Lacy) March 4, 2006 - September 26, 2008 (vacated)
12 United States Andre Ward (def. Carl Froch) December 17, 2011 - March 16, 2016 (vacated)

Middleweight

"Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey
Bob Fitzsimmons was the first three-division world champion
Harry Greb
Sugar Ray Robinson in the ring at Madison Square Garden
Number Champion Reign
1 United Kingdom "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey (def. George Fulljames) July 30, 1884 - January 14, 1891
2 United Kingdom Bob Fitzsimmons January 14, 1891 - October 31, 1895 (vacated)
3 United States Tommy Ryan (def. George Green) February 25, 1898 - December 5, 1906 (vacated)
4 United States Stanley Ketchel (def. Joe Thomas) September 2, 1907 - September 7, 1908
5 United States Billy Papke September 7, 1908 - November 26, 1908
6 United States Stanley Ketchel November 26, 1908 - October 15, 1910 (died)
7 United States Frank Klaus (def. Billy Papke) March 5, 1913 - October 11, 1913
8 United States George Chip October 11, 1913 - April 7, 1914
9 United States Al McCoy April 7, 1914 - November 14, 1917
10 United States Mike O'Dowd November 14, 1917 - May 6, 1920
11 United States Johnny Wilson May 6, 1920 - August 31, 1923
12 United States Harry Greb August 31, 1923 - February 26, 1926
13 United States Tiger Flowers February 26, 1926 - December 3, 1926
14 United States Mickey Walker December 3, 1926 - June 19, 1931 (vacated)
15 United States Tony Zale (def. Georgie Abrams) November 28, 1941 - July 16, 1947
16 United States Rocky Graziano July 16, 1947 - June 10, 1948
17 United States Tony Zale June 10, 1948 - September 21, 1948
18 France Marcel Cerdan September 21, 1948 - June 16, 1949
19 United States Jake LaMotta June 16, 1949 - February 14, 1951
20 United States Sugar Ray Robinson February 14, 1951 - July 10, 1951
21 United Kingdom Randy Turpin July 10, 1951 - September 12, 1951
22 United States Sugar Ray Robinson September 12, 1951 - December 19, 1952 (retired)
23 United States Carl "Bobo" Olson (def. Randy Turpin) October 21, 1953 - December 9, 1955
24 United States Sugar Ray Robinson December 9, 1955 - January 2, 1957
25 United States Gene Fullmer January 2, 1957 - May 1, 1957
26 United States Sugar Ray Robinson May 1, 1957 - September 23, 1957
27 United States Carmen Basilio September 23, 1957 - March 25, 1958
28 United States Sugar Ray Robinson March 25, 1958 - January 2, 1960
29 United States Paul Pender January 2, 1960 - July 11, 1961
30 United Kingdom Terry Downes July 11, 1961 - April 7, 1962
31 United States Paul Pender April 7, 1962 - May 7, 1963 (retired)
32 Nigeria Dick Tiger (def. Gene Fullmer) August 10, 1963 - December 7, 1963
33 United States Joey Giardello December 7, 1963 - October 21, 1965
34 Nigeria Dick Tiger October 21, 1965 - April 25, 1966
35 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith April 25, 1966 - April 17, 1967
36 Italy Nino Benvenuti April 17, 1967 - September 29, 1967
37 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith September 29, 1967 - March 4, 1968
38 Italy Nino Benvenuti March 4, 1968 - November 7, 1970
39 Argentina Carlos Monzón November 7, 1970 - August 29, 1977 (retired)
40 Colombia Rodrigo Valdéz (def. Bennie Briscoe) November 5, 1977 - April 22, 1978
41 Argentina Hugo Corro April 22, 1978 - June 30, 1979
42 Italy Vito Antuofermo June 30, 1979 - March 16, 1980
43 United Kingdom Alan Minter March 16, 1980 - September 27, 1980
44 United States Marvin Hagler September 27, 1980 - April 6, 1987
45 United States Sugar Ray Leonard April 6, 1987 - June 27, 1987 (vacated)
46 United States Michael Nunn (def. Sumbu Kalambay) March 25, 1989 - May 10, 1991
47 United States James Toney May 10, 1991 - February 13, 1993 (vacated)
48 United States Bernard Hopkins (def. Félix Trinidad) September 29, 2001 - July 16, 2005
49 United States Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 - September 29, 2007
50 United States Kelly Pavlik September 29, 2007 - April 17, 2010
51 Argentina Sergio Martínez April 17, 2010 - June 7, 2014
52 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto June 7, 2014 - November 21, 2015
53 Mexico Canelo Álvarez November 21, 2015 - April 18, 2017 (vacated)
54 Mexico Canelo Álvarez (def. Gennady Golovkin) September 15, 2018 - present

Light middleweight

Kim Ki-soo was South Korea's first world boxing champion
Sugar Ray Leonard in 1984
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith (def. Ted Wright) October 17, 1962 - February 3, 1963 (vacated)
2 United States Denny Moyer (def. Stan Harrington) February 19, 1963 - April 29, 1963
3 United States Ralph Dupas April 29, 1963 - September 7, 1963
4 Italy Alessandro Mazzinghi September 7, 1963 - June 18, 1965
5 Italy Nino Benvenuti June 18, 1965 - June 25, 1966
6 South Korea Ki-Soo Kim June 25, 1966 - May 26, 1968
7 Italy Alessandro Mazzinghi May 26, 1968 - November 30, 1968 (vacated)
8 Italy Freddie Little (def. Stanley Hayward) March 17, 1969 - July 9, 1970
9 Italy Carmelo Bossi July 9, 1970 - October 31, 1971
10 Japan Koichi Wajima October 31, 1971 - June 4, 1974
11 United States Oscar Albarado June 4, 1974 - January 21, 1975
12 Japan Koichi Wajima January 21, 1975 - June 7, 1975
13 South Korea Jae-Do Yuh June 7, 1975 - February 17, 1976
14 Japan Koichi Wajima February 17, 1976 - May 18, 1976
15 Spain José Durán May 18, 1976 - October 8, 1976
16 Argentina Miguel Ángel Castellini October 8, 1976 - March 5, 1977
17 Nicaragua Eddie Gazo March 5, 1977 - August 9, 1978
18 Japan Masashi Kudo August 9, 1978 - October 24, 1979
19 Uganda Ayub Kalule October 24, 1979 - June 25, 1981
20 United States Sugar Ray Leonard June 25, 1981 - September 22, 1981 (vacated)
21 United States Thomas Hearns (def. Roberto Durán) June 15, 1984 - September 28, 1986 (vacated)
22 United States Terry Norris (def. Paul Vaden) December 16, 1995 - December 6, 1997
23 Jamaica Keith Mullings December 6, 1997 - January 29, 1999
24 Spain Javier Castillejo January 29, 1999 - June 23, 2001
25 United States Oscar De La Hoya June 23, 2001 - September 13, 2003
26 United States Shane Mosley September 13, 2003 - March 13, 2004
27 United States Winky Wright March 13, 2004 - March 25, 2005 (vacated)
28 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. (def. Canelo Álvarez) September 14, 2013 - September 21, 2015 (retired)

Welterweight

Mysterious Billy Smith
Tommy Ryan
William "Matty" Matthews
Joe Walcott
Young Jack Thompson
Sugar Ray Robinson in 1947
Henry Armstrong in 1937
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Paddy Duffy (def. William McMillan) October 30, 1888 - July 10, 1890 (died)
2 Canada Mysterious Billy Smith (def. Danny Needham) December 14, 1892 - July 26, 1894
3 United States Tommy Ryan July 26, 1894 - February 25, 1898 (vacated)
4 Canada Mysterious Billy Smith (def. William "Matty" Matthews) August 25, 1898 - April 17, 1900
5 United States William "Matty" Matthews April 17, 1900 - June 5, 1900
6 Canada Eddie Connolly June 5, 1900 - August 13, 1900
7 United States James "Rube" Ferns August 13, 1900 - October 16, 1900
8 United States William "Matty" Matthews October 16, 1900 - May 24, 1901
9 United States James "Rube" Ferns May 24, 1901 - December 18, 1901
10 Barbados Joe Walcott December 18, 1901 - April 29, 1904
11 United States Dixie Kid April 29, 1904 - September 21, 1904 (vacated)
12 United States Billy "Honey" Mellody (def. Joe Walcott) October 16, 1906 - April 23, 1907
13 United States Mike "Twin" Sullivan April 23, 1907 - October 31, 1908 (vacated)
14 Denmark Waldemar Holberg (def. Ray Bronson) January 1, 1914 - January 24, 1914
15 United States Tom McCormick January 24, 1914 - March 21, 1914
16 United Kingdom Matt Wells March 21, 1914 - June 1, 1915
17 United States Mike Glover June 1, 1915 - June 22, 1915
18 United States Jack Britton June 22, 1915 - August 31, 1915
19 United Kingdom Ted "Kid" Lewis August 31, 1915 - April 24, 1916
20 United States Jack Britton April 24, 1916 - June 25, 1917
21 United Kingdom Ted "Kid" Lewis June 25, 1917 - March 17, 1919
22 United States Jack Britton March 17, 1919 - November 1, 1922
23 United States Mickey Walker November 1, 1922 - May 20, 1926
24 United States Pete Latzo May 20, 1926 - June 3, 1927
25 United States Joe Dundee June 3, 1927 - June 25, 1929
26 United States Jackie Fields July 25, 1929 - May 9, 1930
27 United States Jack Thompson May 9, 1930 - September 5, 1930
28 United States Tommy Freeman September 5, 1930 - April 14, 1931
29 United States Jack Thompson April 14, 1931 - October 23, 1931
30 Canada Lou Brouillard October 23, 1931 - January 28, 1932
31 United States Jackie Fields January 28, 1932 - February 22, 1933
32 United States Young Corbett III February 22, 1933 - May 29, 1933
33 Canada Jimmy McLarnin May 29, 1933 - May 28, 1934
34 United States Barney Ross May 28, 1934 - September 17, 1934
35 Canada Jimmy McLarnin September 17, 1934 - May 28, 1935
36 United States Barney Ross May 28, 1935 - May 31, 1938
37 United States Henry Armstrong May 31, 1938 - October 4, 1940
38 United States Fritzie Zivic October 4, 1940 - July 29, 1941
39 United States Freddie "Red" Cochrane July 29, 1941 - February 1, 1946
40 United States Marty Servo February 1, 1946 - September 25, 1946 (vacated)
41 United States Sugar Ray Robinson (def. Tommy Bell) December 20, 1946 - March 14, 1951 (vacated)
42 Cuba Kid Gavilán (def. Johnny Bratton) May 18, 1951 - October 20, 1954
43 United States Johnny Saxton October 20, 1954 - April 1, 1955
44 United States Tony DeMarco April 1, 1955 - June 10, 1955
45 United States Carmen Basilio June 10, 1955 - March 14, 1956
46 United States Johnny Saxton March 14, 1956 - September 12, 1956
47 United States Carmen Basilio September 12, 1956 - September 23, 1957 (vacated)
48 United States Virgil Akins (def. Vince Martinez) June 6, 1958 - December 5, 1958
49 United States Don Jordan December 5, 1958 - May 27, 1960
50 Cuba Benny Paret May 27, 1960 - April 1, 1961
51 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith April 1, 1961 - September 30, 1961
52 Cuba Benny Paret September 30, 1961 - March 24, 1962
53 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith March 24, 1962 - March 21, 1963
54 Cuba Luis Manuel Rodríguez March 21, 1963 - June 8, 1963
55 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith June 8, 1963 - August 2, 1966 (vacated)
56 United States Curtis Cokes (def. Manuel Gonzalez) August 24, 1966 - April 18, 1969
57 Cuba José Nápoles April 18, 1969 - December 3, 1970
58 United States Billy Backus December 3, 1970 - June 4, 1971
59 Cuba José Nápoles June 4, 1971 - December 6, 1975
60 United Kingdom John H. Stracey December 6, 1975 - June 22, 1976
61 Mexico Carlos Palomino June 22, 1976 - January 14, 1979
62 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez January 14, 1979 - November 30, 1979
63 United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 30, 1979 - June 20, 1980
64 Panama Roberto Durán June 20, 1980 - November 25, 1980
65 United States Sugar Ray Leonard November 25, 1980 - November 9, 1982 (vacated)
66 United States Donald Curry (def. Milton McCrory) December 6, 1985 - September 27, 1986
67 United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan September 27, 1986 - October 28, 1987
68 Mexico Jorge Vaca October 28, 1987 - March 29, 1988
69 United Kingdom Lloyd Honeyghan March 29, 1988 - February 4, 1989
70 United States Marlon Starling February 4, 1989 - August 19, 1990
71 United States Maurice Blocker August 19, 1990 - March 18, 1991
72 Jamaica Simon Brown March 18, 1991 - November 29, 1991
73 United States James "Buddy" McGirt November 29, 1991 - March 6, 1993
74 United States Pernell Whitaker March 6, 1993 - April 12, 1997
75 United States Oscar De La Hoya April 12, 1997 - September 18, 1999
76 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad September 18, 1999 - March 3, 2000 (vacated)
77 United States Shane Mosley (def. Oscar De La Hoya) June 17, 2000 - January 26, 2002
78 United States Vernon Forrest January 26, 2002 - January 25, 2003
79 Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga January 25, 2003 - December 13, 2003
80 United States Cory Spinks December 13, 2003 - February 5, 2005
81 United States Zab Judah February 5, 2005 - January 7, 2006
82 Argentina Carlos Baldomir January 7, 2006 - November 4, 2006
83 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. November 4, 2006 - June 6, 2008 (retired)
84 United States Shane Mosley (def. Antonio Margarito) January 24, 2009 - May 1, 2010
85 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. May 1, 2010 - September 21, 2015 (retired)
86 Philippines Manny Pacquiao (def. Timothy Bradley) April 12, 2016 - April 19, 2016 (retired)

Light welterweight

Pinky Mitchell was the first champion in the light welterweight division
Carlos Ortiz is considered among the best Puerto Rican boxers of all time
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Myron "Pinky" Mitchell (via recognition) November 22, 1922 - September 21, 1926
2 United States Mushy Callahan September 21, 1926 - February 18, 1930
3 United Kingdom Jack Kid Berg February 18, 1930 - April 24, 1931
4 United States Tony Canzoneri April 24, 1931 - January 18, 1932
5 United States Johnny Jadick January 18, 1932 - February 20, 1933
6 Mexico Battling Shaw February 20, 1933 - May 21, 1933
7 United States Tony Canzoneri May 21, 1933 - June 23, 1933
8 United States Barney Ross June 23, 1933 - April 15, 1935 (vacated)
9 United States Tippy Larkin (def. Willie Joyce) April 29, 1946 - November 5, 1946 (vacated)
10 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz (def. Kenny Lane) June 12, 1959 - September 1, 1960
11 Italy Duilio Loi September 1, 1960 - September 14, 1962
12 United States Eddie Perkins September 14, 1962 - December 15, 1962
13 Italy Duilio Loi December 15, 1962 - January 24, 1963 (retired)
14 United States Eddie Perkins (def. Roberto Cruz) June 15, 1963 - January 18, 1965
15 Venezuela Carlos Hernández January 18, 1965 - April 29, 1966
16 Italy Sandro Lopopolo April 29, 1966 - April 30, 1967
17 Japan Takeshi Fuji April 30, 1967 - December 12, 1968
18 Argentina Nicolino Locche December 12, 1968 - March 10, 1972
19 Panama Alfonso "Peppermint" Frazer March 10, 1972 - October 28, 1972
20 Colombia Antonio Cervantes October 28, 1972 - March 6, 1976
21 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez March 6, 1976 - January 14, 1979 (vacated)
22 United States Aaron Pryor (def. Alexis Argüello) September 9, 1983 - December 31, 1985 (vacated)
23 Mexico Julio César Chávez (def. Meldrick Taylor) March 17, 1990 - January 29, 1994
24 United States Frankie Randall January 29, 1994 - May 7, 1994
25 Mexico Julio César Chávez May 7, 1994 - June 7, 1996
26 United States Oscar De La Hoya June 7, 1996 - April 12, 1997 (vacated)
27 Australia Kostya Tszyu (def. Sharmba Mitchell) February 3, 2001 - June 4, 2005
28 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton June 4, 2005 - May 2, 2009
29 Philippines Manny Pacquiao May 2, 2009 - July 26, 2010 (vacated)
30 United States Danny García (def. Lucas Matthysse) September 14, 2013 - August 10, 2015 (vacated)
31 United States Terence Crawford (def. Viktor Postol) July 23, 2016 - March 6, 2018 (vacated)
32 United States Mikey Garcia (def. Sergey Lipinets) March 10, 2018 - present

Lightweight

Kid Lavigne was boxing's first widely recognized World Lightweight Champion
Battling Nelson
Welsh vs Rivers, St Patricks Day 1914 in Vernon, California
Joe Walcott vs. Joe Gans
Number Champion Reign
1 United Kingdom Jack McAuliffe (def. Billy Frazier) October 29, 1886 - November 1, 1893 (retired)
2 United States George "Kid" Lavigne (def. Dick Burge) June 1, 1896 - July 3, 1899
3 United States Frank Erne July 3, 1899 - May 12, 1902
4 United States Joe Gans May 12, 1902 - October 31, 1904 (vacated)
5 United States Jimmy Britt (def. Battling Nelson) December 20, 1904 - September 8, 1905
6 Denmark Battling Nelson September 8, 1905 - September 3, 1906
7 United States Joe Gans September 3, 1906 - August 4, 1908
8 Denmark Battling Nelson August 4, 1908 - February 22, 1910
9 United States Ad Wolgast February 22, 1910 - November 28, 1912
10 United States Willie Ritchie November 28, 1912 - July 7, 1914
11 United Kingdom Freddie Welsh July 7, 1914 - May 28, 1917
12 United States Benny Leonard May 28, 1917 - January 15, 1925 (retired)
13 United States Jimmy Goodrich (def. Stanislaus Loayza) July 13, 1925 - December 7, 1925
14 United States Rocky Kansas December 7, 1925 - June 3, 1926
15 United States Sammy Mandell July 3, 1926 - July 17, 1930
16 United States Al Singer July 17, 1930 - November 14, 1930
17 United States Tony Canzoneri November 14, 1930 - June 23, 1933
18 United States Barney Ross June 23, 1933 - April 15, 1935 (vacated)
19 United States Tony Canzoneri (def. Lou Ambers) May 10, 1935 - September 3, 1936
20 United States Lou Ambers September 3, 1936 - August 17, 1938
21 United States Henry Armstrong August 17, 1938 - August 22, 1939
22 United States Lou Ambers August 22, 1939 - May 10, 1940
23 United States Lew Jenkins May 10, 1940 - December 19, 1941
24 United States Sammy Angott December 19, 1941 - November 14, 1942 (vacated)
25 United States Ike Williams (def. Bob Montgomery) August 4, 1947 - May 25, 1951
26 United States Jimmy Carter May 25, 1951 - May 14, 1952
27 Mexico Lauro Salas May 14, 1952 - October 15, 1952
28 United States Jimmy Carter October 15, 1952 - March 5, 1954
29 United States Paddy DeMarco March 5, 1954 - November 17, 1954
30 United States Jimmy Carter November 17, 1954 - June 29, 1955
31 United States Wallace "Bud" Smith June 29, 1955 - August 24, 1956
32 United States Joe Brown August 24, 1956 - April 21, 1962
33 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz April 21, 1962 - April 10, 1965
34 Panama Ismael Laguna April 10, 1965 - November 13, 1965
35 Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz November 13, 1965 - June 29, 1968
36 Dominican Republic Carlos Teo Cruz June 29, 1968 - February 18, 1969
37 United States Mando Ramos February 18, 1969 - March 3, 1970
38 Panama Ismael Laguna March 3, 1970 - September 26, 1970
39 United Kingdom Ken Buchanan September 26, 1970 - June 26, 1972
40 Panama Roberto Durán June 26, 1972 - February 3, 1979 (vacated)
41 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello (def. Jim Watt) June 20, 1981 - February 15, 1983 (vacated)
42 Mexico Julio César Chávez (def. José Luis Ramírez) October 29, 1988 - May 13, 1989 (vacated)
43 United States Pernell Whitaker (def. Juan Nazario) August 11, 1990 - May 22, 1992 (vacated)
44 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. (def. José Luis Castillo) April 20, 2002 - May 22, 2004 (vacated)
45 Mexico José Luis Castillo (def. Juan Lazcano) June 5, 2004 - May 7, 2005
46 United States Diego Corrales May 7, 2005 - October 8, 2006
47 Cuba Joel Casamayor October 7, 2006 - September 13, 2008
48 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez September 13, 2008 - April 14, 2012 (vacated)
49 United States Terence Crawford (def. Ray Beltrán) November 29, 2014 - April 18, 2015 (vacated)

Super featherweight

Jack Bernstein
Torpedo Billy Murphy, c. 1890
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Johnny Dundee (def. George Chaney) November 18, 1921 - May 30, 1923
2 United States Jack Bernstein May 30, 1923 - December 17, 1923
3 United States Johnny Dundee December 17, 1923 - June 20, 1924
4 United States Steve "Kid" Sullivan June 20, 1924 - April 1, 1925
5 United States Mike Ballerino April 1, 1925 - December 2, 1925
6 United States Tod Morgan December 2, 1925 - December 19, 1929
7 United States Benny Bass December 19, 1929 - July 15, 1931
8 Cuba Kid Chocolate July 15, 1931 - December 25, 1933
9 United States Frankie Klick December 25, 1933 - March 5, 1934 (vacated)
10 United States Sandy Saddler (def. Orlando Zulueta) December 6, 1949 - January 21, 1957 (retired)
11 United States Harold Gomes (def. Paul Jorgensen) July 20, 1959 - March 16, 1960
12 Philippines Gabriel "Flash" Elorde March 16, 1960 - June 15, 1967
13 Japan Yoshiaki Numata June 15, 1967 - December 14, 1967
14 Japan Hiroshi Kobayashi December 14, 1967 - July 29, 1971
15 Venezuela Alfredo Marcano July 29, 1971 - April 25, 1972
16 Philippines Ben Villaflor April 25, 1972 - March 12, 1973
17 Japan Kuniaki Shibata March 12, 1973 - October 17, 1973
18 Philippines Ben Villaflor October 17, 1973 - October 16, 1976
19 Puerto Rico Samuel Serrano October 16, 1976 - August 2, 1980
20 Japan Yasutsune Uehara August 2, 1980 - April 9, 1981
21 Puerto Rico Samuel Serrano April 9, 1981 - January 19, 1983
22 United States Roger Mayweather January 19, 1983 - February 26, 1984
23 United States Rocky Lockridge February 26, 1984 - May 19, 1985
24 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez May 19, 1985 - May 24, 1986
25 Panama Alfredo Layne May 24, 1986 - September 27, 1986
26 South Africa Brian Mitchell September 27, 1986 - January 25, 1992 (retired)
27 Ghana Azumah Nelson (def. Jesse James Leija) June 1, 1996 - March 22, 1997
28 United States Genaro Hernández March 22, 1997 - October 3, 1998
29 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. October 3, 1998 - April 20, 2002 (vacated)
30 Philippines Manny Pacquiao (def. Juan Manuel Márquez) March 15, 2008 - July 16, 2008 (vacated)

Featherweight

George Dixon (c. 1894) was the first black world boxing champion in any weight class
Terry McGovern
Henry Armstrong
Number Champion Reign
1 New Zealand Torpedo Billy Murphy (def. Ike Weir) January 13, 1890 - September 2, 1890
2 Australia Young Griffo September 2, 1890 - March 14, 1891 (vacated)
3 Canada George Dixon (def. Cal McCarthy) March 31, 1891 - October 4, 1897
4 United States Solly Smith October 4, 1897 - September 26, 1898
5 United States Dave Sullivan September 26, 1898 - November 11, 1898
6 Canada George Dixon November 11, 1898 - January 9, 1900
7 United States Terry McGovern January 9, 1900 - November 28, 1901
8 United States Young Corbett II November 28, 1901 - November 17, 1902 (vacated)
9 United States Abe Attell (def. Johnny Reagan) September 3, 1903 - February 22, 1912
10 United States Johnny Kilbane February 22, 1912 - June 2, 1923
11 France Eugène Criqui June 2, 1923 - July 26, 1923
12 United States Johnny Dundee July 26, 1923 - August 20, 1924 (vacated)
13 United States Louis "Kid" Kaplan (def. Danny Kramer) January 2, 1925 - July 7, 1926 (vacated)
14 United States Tony Canzoneri (def. Benny Bass) February 10, 1928 - September 28, 1928
15 France André Routis September 28, 1928 - September 23, 1929
16 United States Battling Battalino September 23, 1929 - January 27, 1932 (vacated)
17 United States Henry Armstrong (def. Petey Sarron) October 29, 1937 - September 13, 1938 (vacated)
18 United States Joey Archibald (def. Leo Rodak) April 18, 1939 - May 20, 1940
19 United States Harry Jeffra May 20, 1940 - May 12, 1941
20 United States Joey Archibald May 12, 1941 - September 11, 1941
21 United States Chalky Wright September 11, 1941 - November 20, 1942
22 United States Willie Pep November 20, 1942 - October 29, 1948
23 United States Sandy Saddler October 29, 1948 - February 11, 1949
24 United States Willie Pep February 11, 1949 - September 8, 1950
25 United States Sandy Saddler September 8, 1950 - January 21, 1957 (retired)
26 Nigeria Hogan Bassey (def. Cherif Hamia) June 24, 1957 - March 18, 1959
27 United States Davey Moore March 18, 1959 - March 21, 1961
28 Cuba Sugar Ramos March 21, 1963 - September 26, 1964
29 Mexico Vicente Saldivar September 26, 1964 - October 14, 1967 (retired)
30 Australia Johnny Famechon (def. José Legrá) January 21, 1969 - May 9, 1970
31 Mexico Vicente Saldivar May 9, 1970 - December 11, 1970
32 Japan Kuniaki Shibata December 11, 1970 - May 19, 1972
33 Mexico Clemente Sánchez May 19, 1972 - December 16, 1972
34 Cuba José Legrá December 16, 1972 - May 5, 1973
35 Brazil Éder Jofre May 5, 1973 - June 17, 1974 (vacated)
36 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello (def. Rigoberto Riasco) May 31, 1975 - June 20, 1977 (vacated)
37 United States Danny Lopez (def. Roberto Castañón) March 10, 1979 - February 2, 1980
38 Mexico Salvador Sánchez February 2, 1980 - August 12, 1982 (died)
39 Panama Eusebio Pedroza (def. Rocky Lockridge) April 24, 1983 - June 8, 1985
40 Republic of Ireland Barry McGuigan June 8, 1985 - June 23, 1986
41 United States Stevie Cruz June 23, 1986 - March 6, 1987
42 Venezuela Antonio Esparragoza March 6, 1987 - March 30, 1991
43 South Korea Yong-Kyun Park March 30, 1991 - December 4, 1993
44 Venezuela Eloy Rojas December 4, 1993 - May 18, 1996
45 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez May 18, 1996 - April 18, 1998
46 United Kingdom Naseem Hamed April 18, 1998 - April 7, 2001
47 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera April 7, 2001 - November 16, 2003
48 Philippines Manny Pacquiao November 15, 2003 - March 19, 2005 (vacated)

Super bantamweight

Dong-Kyun Yum was crowned the lineal super bantamweight champion in 1976.
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Jack "Kid" Wolfe (def. Joe Lynch) September 21, 1922 - August 29, 1923
2 United States Carl Duane August 29, 1923 - September 12, 1923 (vacated)
3 Panama Rigoberto Riasco (def. Waruinge Nakayama) April 3, 1976 - October 9, 1976
4 Japan Kazuo "Royal" Kobayashi October 9, 1976 - November 24, 1976
5 South Korea Dong-Kyun Yum November 24, 1976 - May 21, 1977
6 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez May 21, 1977 - August 21, 1981 (vacated)
7 Mexico Israel Vázquez (def. Óscar Larios) December 3, 2005 - March 3, 2007
8 Mexico Rafael Márquez March 3, 2007 - August 4, 2007
9 Mexico Israel Vázquez August 4, 2007 - June 1, 2009 (vacated)
10 Philippines Nonito Donaire (def. Toshiaki Nishioka) October 13, 2012 - April 13, 2013
11 Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux April 13, 2013 - present

Bantamweight

Jimmy Barry held the World Bantamweight Championship from 1894 to 1899 and retired undefeated
Panama Al Brown, was a bantamweight boxer from Panama who made history by becoming boxing's first Hispanic world champion
Mario D'Agata was the first, and so far only, deaf world champion in boxing
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Jimmy Barry (def. Casper Leon) September 15, 1894 - September 1, 1899 (retired)
2 United States Terry McGovern (def. Pedlar Palmer) September 12, 1899 - December 22, 1899 (vacated)
3 United States Harry Harris (def. Pedlar Palmer) March 18, 1901 - March 31, 1901 (vacated)
4 United States Harry Forbes (def. Danny Dougherty) November 11, 1901 - August 13, 1903
5 United States Frankie Neil August 13, 1903 - October 17, 1904
6 United Kingdom Joe Bowker October 17, 1904 - March 20, 1905 (vacated)
7 United States Jimmy Walsh (def. Monte Attell) March 29, 1905 - January 29, 1909
8 United States "Fighting" Jimmy Reagan January 29, 1909 - February 22, 1909
9 United States Monte Attell February 22, 1909 - February 22, 1911 (vacated)
10 Canada Johnny Coulon (def. Frankie Conley) February 26, 1911 - June 9, 1914
11 Denmark Kid Williams June 9, 1914 - January 9, 1917
12 United States Pete "Kid" Herman January 9, 1917 - December 22, 1920
13 United States Joe Lynch December 22, 1920 - July 25, 1921
14 United States Pete "Kid" Herman July 25, 1921 - September 23, 1921
15 United States Johnny Buff September 23, 1921 - July 10, 1922
16 United States Joe Lynch July 10, 1922 - March 21, 1924
17 United States Abe Goldstein March 21, 1924 - December 19, 1924
18 United States Eddie "Cannonball" Martin December 19, 1924 - March 20, 1925
19 United States Charlie Phil Rosenberg March 20, 1925 - February 4, 1927 (vacated)
20 Panama Panama Al Brown (def. Gregorio Vidal) June 18, 1929 - June 1, 1935
21 Spain Baltasar Sangchili June 1, 1935 - June 29, 1936
22 United States Tony Marino June 29, 1936 - August 31, 1936
23 Puerto Rico Sixto Escobar August 31, 1936 - September 23, 1937
24 United States Harry Jeffra September 23, 1937 - February 20, 1938
25 Puerto Rico Sixto Escobar February 20, 1938 - October 27, 1939 (vacated)
26 United States Louis Salica (def. Georgie Pace) September 24, 1940 - August 7, 1942
27 United States Manuel Ortiz August 7, 1942 - January 6, 1947
28 United States Harold Dade January 6, 1947 - March 11, 1947
29 United States Manuel Ortiz March 11, 1947 - May 31, 1950
30 South Africa Vic Toweel May 31, 1950 - November 15, 1952
31 Australia Jimmy Carruthers November 15, 1952 - May 3, 1954 (retired)
32 France Robert Cohen (def. Chamroen Songkitrat) September 19, 1954 - June 29, 1956
33 Italy Mario D'Agata June 29, 1956 - April 1, 1957
34 France Alphonse Halimi April 1, 1957 - July 8, 1959
35 Mexico José Becerra July 8, 1959 - August 30, 1960 (retired)
36 Brazil Éder Jofre (def. Johnny Caldwell) January 18, 1962 - May 18, 1965
37 Japan Masahiko "Fighting" Harada May 18, 1965 - February 27, 1968
38 Australia Lionel Rose February 27, 1968 - August 22, 1969
39 Mexico Rubén Olivares August 22, 1969 - October 16, 1970
40 Mexico Jesus "Chucho" Castillo October 16, 1970 - April 2, 1971
41 Mexico Rubén Olivares April 2, 1971 - March 19, 1972
42 Mexico Rafael Herrera March 19, 1972 - July 29, 1972
43 Panama Enrique Pinder July 29, 1972 - January 20, 1973
44 Mexico Romeo Anaya January 20, 1973 - November 3, 1973
45 South Africa Arnold Taylor November 3, 1973 - July 3, 1974
46 South Korea Soo-Hwan Hong July 3, 1974 - March 14, 1975
47 Mexico Alfonso Zamora March 14, 1975 - November 19, 1977
48 Panama Jorge Luján November 19, 1977 - August 29, 1980
49 Puerto Rico Julian Solís August 29, 1980 - November 14, 1980
50 United States Jeff Chandler November 14, 1980 - April 7, 1984
51 United States Richie Sandoval April 7, 1984 - March 10, 1986
52 United States Jose "Gaby" Canizales March 10, 1986 - June 4, 1986
53 Venezuela Bernardo Piñango June 4, 1986 - March 29, 1987 (vacated)

Super flyweight

Jimmy Wilde
Number Champion Reign
1 Japan Jiro Watanabe (def. Payao Poontarat) July 5, 1984 - March 30, 1986
2 Mexico Gilberto Román March 30, 1986 - May 16, 1987
3 Argentina Santos Laciar May 16, 1987 - August 8, 1987
4 Colombia Sugar Baby Rojas August 8, 1987 - April 8, 1988
5 Mexico Gilberto Román April 8, 1988 - November 7, 1989
6 Ghana Nana Konadu November 7, 1989 - January 20, 1990
7 South Korea Sung-Kil Moon January 20, 1990 - November 13, 1993
8 Mexico José Luis Bueno November 13, 1993 - May 4, 1994
9 Japan Hiroshi Kawashima May 4, 1994 - February 20, 1997
10 Philippines Gerry Peñalosa February 20, 1997 - August 29, 1998
11 South Korea In-Joo Cho August 29, 1998 - August 27, 2000
12 Japan Masamori Tokuyama August 27, 2000 - June 28, 2004
13 Japan Katsushige Kawashima June 28, 2004 - July 18, 2005
14 Japan Masamori Tokuyama July 18, 2005 - December 10, 2006 (retired)
15 Armenia Vic Darchinyan (def. Jorge Arce) February 7, 2009 - April 23, 2011 (vacated)
16 Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (def. Juan Francisco Estrada) February 24, 2018 - April 26, 2019
17 Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada April 26, 2019 - present

Flyweight

Pancho Villa was the first Filipino/Asian world champion
Jimmy Wilde And Pancho Villa in the ring before their match, on June 18, 1923
Pascual Perez was Argentina's first world boxing champion
Manny Pacquiao is the only five-division lineal champion in boxing.
Number Champion Reign
1 United Kingdom Jimmy Wilde (def. Young Zulu Kid) December 18, 1916 - June 18, 1923
2 Philippines Pancho Villa June 18, 1923 - July 4, 1925 (died)
3 United States Fidel LaBarba (def. Elky Clark) January 21, 1927 - August 25, 1927 (vacated)
4 United Kingdom Benny Lynch (def. Small Montana) January 19, 1937 - June 29, 1938 (vacated)
5 United Kingdom Peter Kane (def. Jackie Jurich) September 22, 1938 - May 8, 1939 (vacated)
6 United Kingdom Jackie Paterson (def. Peter Kane) June 19, 1943 - March 23, 1948
7 United Kingdom Rinty Monaghan March 23, 1948 - March 23, 1950 (vacated)
8 United Kingdom Terry Allen (def. Honore Pratesi) April 25, 1950 - August 1, 1950
9 United States Dado Marino August 1, 1950 - May 19, 1952
10 Japan Yoshio Shirai May 19, 1952 - November 26, 1954
11 Argentina Pascual Pérez November 26, 1954 - April 16, 1960
12 Thailand Pone Kingpetch April 16, 1960 - October 10, 1962
13 Japan Masahiko "Fighting" Harada October 10, 1962 - January 12, 1963
14 Thailand Pone Kingpetch January 12, 1963 - September 18, 1963
15 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara September 18, 1963 - January 23, 1964
16 Thailand Pone Kingpetch January 23, 1964 - April 23, 1965
17 Italy Salvatore Burruni April 23, 1965 - June 14, 1966
18 United Kingdom Walter McGowan June 14, 1966 - December 30, 1966
19 Thailand Chartchai Chionoi December 30, 1966 - February 23, 1969
20 Mexico Efren Torres February 23, 1969 - March 20, 1970
21 Thailand Chartchai Chionoi March 20, 1970 - December 7, 1970
22 Philippines Erbito Salavarria December 7, 1970 - February 9, 1973
23 Thailand Venice Borkhorsor February 9, 1973 - July 10, 1973 (vacated)
24 Mexico Miguel Canto (def. Shoji Oguma) January 8, 1975 - March 18, 1979
25 South Korea Chan-Hee Park March 18, 1979 - May 18, 1980
26 Japan Shoji Oguma May 18, 1980 - May 12, 1981
27 Mexico Antonio Avelar May 12, 1981 - March 20, 1982
28 Colombia Prudencio Cardona March 20, 1982 - July 24, 1982
29 Mexico Freddy Castillo July 24, 1982 - November 6, 1982
30 Dominican Republic Eleoncio Mercedes November 6, 1982 - March 15, 1983
31 United Kingdom Charlie Magri March 15, 1983 - September 27, 1983
32 Philippines Frank Cedeno September 27, 1983 - January 18, 1984
33 Japan K?ji Kobayashi January 18, 1984 - April 9, 1984
34 Mexico Gabriel Bernal April 9, 1984 - October 8, 1984
35 Thailand Sot Chitalada October 8, 1984 - July 24, 1988
36 South Korea Yong-Kang Kim July 24, 1988 - June 3, 1989
37 Thailand Sot Chitalada June 3, 1989 - February 15, 1991
38 Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem February 15, 1991 - June 23, 1992
39 Russia Yuri Arbachakov June 23, 1992 - November 12, 1997
40 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul November 12, 1997 - December 4, 1998
41 Philippines Manny Pacquiao December 4, 1998 - September 17, 1999
42 Thailand Medgoen Singsurat September 17, 1999 - May 19, 2000
43 Philippines Malcolm Tuñacao May 19, 2000 - March 2, 2001
44 Thailand Pongsaklek Wonjongkam March 2, 2001 - July 18, 2007
45 Japan Daisuke Naito July 18, 2007 - November 29, 2009
46 Japan K?ki Kameda November 29, 2009 - March 27, 2010
47 Thailand Pongsaklek Wonjongkam March 27, 2010 - March 2, 2012
48 Philippines Sonny Boy Jaro March 2, 2012 - July 16, 2012
49 Japan Toshiyuki Igarashi July 16, 2012 - April 8, 2013
50 Japan Akira Yaegashi April 8, 2013 - September 5, 2014
51 Nicaragua Román González September 5, 2014 - October 4, 2016 (vacated)

Light flyweight

Yoshio Shirai was crowned Japan's first world champion, 1952.
Number Champion Reign
1 United States Michael Carbajal (def. Humberto González) March 13, 1993 - February 19, 1994
2 Mexico Humberto González February 19, 1994 - July 15, 1995
3 Thailand Saman Sorjaturong July 15, 1995 - October 17, 1999
4 South Korea Yo-Sam Choi October 17, 1999 - July 6, 2002
5 Mexico Jorge Arce July 6, 2002 - March 19, 2005 (vacated)
6 Mexico Hugo Cázares (def. Nelson Dieppa) September 30, 2006 - August 25, 2007
7 Puerto Rico Iván Calderón August 25, 2007 - August 28, 2010
8 Mexico Giovani Segura August 28, 2010 - September 19, 2011 (vacated)

Minimumweight

Number Champion Reign
1 South Korea Kyung-Yung Lee (def. Masaharu Kawakami) June 14, 1987 - January 31, 1988
2 Japan Hiroki Ioka January 31, 1988 - November 13, 1988
3 Thailand Napa Kiatwanchai November 13, 1988 - November 12, 1989
4 South Korea Jum-Hwan Choi November 12, 1989 - February 7, 1990
5 Japan Hideyuki Ohashi February 7, 1990 - October 25, 1990
6 Mexico Ricardo López October 25, 1990 - September 1, 1999 (vacated)

See also

References

  1. ^ "IBRO Members List". IBRO.
  2. ^ DeLisa, Mike (August 2004). "What the CBZ Means When it Refers to "Lineal Championships"". The CBZ Journal. cyberboxingzone. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Rold, Cliff (July 2007). "Boxing's Lineal Mathematics: Champion Versus Champion II". Wail!. CBZ. Retrieved 2016.
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