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

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Contents

World

21 March 1914 1 June 1915 Matt Wells World
1 June 1915 22 June 1915 Mike Glover World
22 June 1915 31 August 1915 Jack Britton World
31 August 1915 24 April 1916 Ted "Kid" Lewis World
24 April 1916 25 June 1917 Jack Britton World
25 June 1917 17 March 1919 Ted "Kid" Lewis World
17 March 1919 1 November 1922 Jack Britton World
1 November 1922 20 May 1926 Mickey Walker World
20 May 1926 3 June 1927 Pete Latzo World
3 June 1927 25 July 1929 Joe Dundee World
25 July 1929 9 May 1930 Jackie Fields World
9 May 1930 5 September 1930 Jack Thompson World
5 September 1930 14 April 1931 Tommy Freeman World
14 April 1931 23 October 1931 Jack Thompson World
23 October 1931 28 January 1932 Lou Brouillard World
28 January 1932 22 February 1933 Jackie Fields World
22 February 1933 29 May 1933 Young Corbett III World
29 May 1933 28 May 1934 Jimmy McLarnin World
28 May 1934 17 September 1934 Barney Ross World
17 September 1934 28 May 1935 Jimmy McLarnin World
28 May 1935 31 May 1938 Barney Ross World
31 May 1938 4 October 1940 United StatesHenry Armstrong World
4 October 1940 29 July 1941 Fritzie Zivic World
29 July 1941 1 February 1946 Freddie 'Red' Cochrane World
1 February 1946 1 February 1946-Vacated Marty Servo World
20 December 1946 9 August 1950-Vacated United StatesSugar Ray Robinson World
14 March 1951 18 May 1951 Johnny Bratton World
18 May 1951 29 August 1951 CubaKid Gavilán World
4 February 1952 20 October 1954 CubaKid Gavilán World
20 October 1954 1 April 1955 Johnny Saxton World
1 April 1955 10 June 1955 Tony DeMarco World
10 June 1955 14 March 1956 Carmen Basilio World
14 March 1956 12 September 1956 Johnny Saxton World
12 September 1956 22 February 1957-Vacated Carmen Basilio World
6 June 1958 5 December 1958 Virgil Akins World
5 December 1958 27 May 1960 Don Jordan World
27 May 1960 1 April 1961 CubaBenny 'Kid' Paret World
1 April 1961 30 September 1961 Emile Griffith World
30 September 1961 24 March 1962 CubaBenny 'Kid' Paret World
24 March 1962 21 March 1963 Emile Griffith World
21 March 1963 8 June 1963 CubaLuis Manuel Rodríguez World
8 June 1963 10 December 1965-Vacated Emile Griffith World
28 November 1966 18 April 1969 Curtis Cokes World
18 April 1969 3 December 1970 MexicoJosé Nápoles World
Title Split into WBA and WBC Belts
3 December 1970 4 June 1971 Billy Backus WBA/WBC
4 June 1971 6 December 1975 MexicoJosé Nápoles WBA/WBC
16 September 1981 9 November 1982-Retires United StatesSugar Ray Leonard WBA/WBC
Title Split into WBA, WBC, and IBF Belts
6 December 1985 27 September 1986 Donald Curry WBA/WBC/IBF
27 September 1986 22 August 1987 Lloyd Honeyghan WBA/WBC/IBF

WBC

Separate WBA and WBC champions began when José Nápoles gives up WBA title[1]
1975 6 December 1975 MexicoJosé Nápoles WBC
6 December 1975 22 June 1976 United KingdomJohn H Stracey WBC
22 June 1976 14 January 1979 MexicoCarlos Palomino WBC
14 January 1979 30 November 1979 Puerto RicoWilfred Benítez WBC
30 November 1979 20 June 1980 United StatesSugar Ray Leonard WBC
20 June 1980 25 November 1980 PanamaRoberto Durán WBC
25 November 1980 9 November 1982-Retired United StatesSugar Ray Leonard WBC
13 August 1983 6 December 1985 Milton McCrory WBC
6 December 1985 27 September 1986 Donald Curry WBC
27 September 1986 28 October 1987 Lloyd Honeyghan WBC
28 October 1987 29 March 1988 Jorge Vaca WBC
29 March 1988 4 February 1989 Lloyd Honeyghan WBC
4 February 1989 19 August 1990 United StatesMarlon Starling WBC
19 August 1990 29 November 1991 United StatesMaurice Blocker WBC
18 March 1991 29 November 1991 Simon Brown WBC
29 November 1991 6 March 1993 United StatesBuddy McGirt WBC
6 March 1993 12 April 1997 United StatesPernell Whitaker WBC
12 April 1997 18 September 1999 United StatesOscar De La Hoya WBC
18 September 1999 Vacated Puerto RicoFélix Trinidad WBC
17 June 2000 26 January 2002 United StatesShane Mosley WBC
26 January 2002 25 January 2003 United StatesVernon Forrest WBC
25 January 2003 13 December 2003 NicaraguaRicardo Mayorga WBC
13 December 2003 5 February 2005 United StatesCory Spinks WBC
5 February 2005 7 January 2006 United StatesZab Judah WBC
7 January 2006 4 November 2006 ArgentinaCarlos Manuel Baldomir WBC
4 November 2006 6 June 2008- Retired United StatesFloyd Mayweather Jr. WBC
21 June 2008 current United StatesAndre Berto WBC

WBA

28 June 1975 17 July 1976 Puerto RicoÁngel Espada WBA
17 July 1976 2 August 1980 MexicoPipino Cuevas WBA
2 August 1980 16 September 1981 United StatesTommy Hearns WBA
16 September 1981 9 November 1982-Retired United StatesSugar Ray Leonard WBA
13 February 1983 27 September 1986 United StatesDonald Curry WBA
27 September 1986 27 September 1986-Vacated United KingdomLloyd Honeyghan WBA
6 February 1987 22 August 1987 United StatesMark Breland WBA
22 August 1987 4 February 1989 Marlon Starling WBA
4 February 1989 8 July 1990 United StatesMark Breland WBA
8 July 1990 19 January 1991 Aaron Davis WBA
19 January 1991 31 October 1992 United StatesMeldrick Taylor WBA
31 October 1992 4 June 1994 Crisanto España WBA
4 June 1994 17 October 1997-Vacated GhanaIke Quartey WBA
10 October 1998 17 February 2001-Stripped James Page WBA
17 February 2001 30 March 2002 GuyanaAndrew Lewis WBA
30 March 2002 13 December 2003 NicaraguaRicardo Mayorga WBA Super Champion
13 December 2003 5 February 2005 United StatesCory Spinks WBA Super Champion
5 February 2005 14 May 2005 United StatesZab Judah WBA Super Champion
13 September 2003 2 April 2005 Jose Antonio Rivera WBA
2 April 2005 13 May 2006 United StatesLuis Collazo WBA
13 May 2006 Vacated United KingdomRicky Hatton WBA
2 December 2006 26 July 2008 Puerto RicoMiguel Cotto WBA
3 October 2008 10 April 2009 UkraineYuriy Nuzhnenko WBA Regular Champion
26 July 2008 24 January 2009 MexicoAntonio Margarito WBA Super Champion
24 January 2009 current United StatesShane Mosley WBA Super Champion
10 April 2009 current UkraineVyacheslav Senchenko WBA Regular Champion

IBF

Title inaugurated
4 February 1984 27 September 1986 United StatesDonald Curry IBF
27 September 1986 23 April 1988 United KingdomLloyd Honeyghan IBF
23 April 1988 4 October 1991-Vacated United StatesSimon Brown IBF
4 October 1991 19 June 1993 United StatesMaurice Blocker IBF
19 June 1993 12 May 2001-Vacated Puerto RicoFélix Trinidad IBF
12 May 2001 13 April 2002-Vacated United StatesVernon Forrest IBF
13 April 2002 22 March 2003 ItalyMichele Piccirillo IBF
22 March 2003 5 February 2005 United StatesCory Spinks IBF
5 February 2005 8 April 2006 United StatesZab Judah IBF
8 April 2006 28 October 2006-Vacated United StatesFloyd Mayweather IBF
28 October 2006 12 April 2008 Puerto RicoKermit Cintron IBF
12 April 2008 23 July 2008-Vacated MexicoAntonio Margarito IBF
23 July 2008 16 April 2009-Vacated GhanaJoshua Clottey IBF
1 August 2009 11 December 2009 South AfricaIsaac Hlatshwayo IBF
11 December 2009 Present SloveniaDejan Zavec IBF

WBO

Title inaugurated
6 May 1989 6 May 1989-Vacated Genaro Leon WBO
15 December 1989 12 February 1993 Manning Galloway WBO
12 February 1993 12 February 1993-Vacated Gert Bo Jacobsen WBO
16 October 1993 13 April 1996 Eammon Loughran WBO
13 April 1996 6 October 1996-Vacated MexicoJosé Luis López WBO
22 February 1997 14 February 1998-Vacated Michael Loewe WBO
14 February 1998 6 May 2000 Ahmed Kotiev WBO
6 May 2000 16 March 2002-Vacated Puerto RicoDaniel Santos WBO
16 March 2002 14 July 2007 MexicoAntonio Margarito WBO
14 July 2007 9 February 2008 United StatesPaul Williams WBO
9 February 2008 7 June 2008 Puerto RicoCarlos Quintana WBO
7 June 2008 12 November 2008-Vacated United StatesPaul Williams WBO
21 February 2009 14 November 2009 Puerto RicoMiguel Cotto WBO
14 November 2009 Present PhilippinesManny Pacquiao WBO

References

  1. ^ Mullan, Harry (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. London, England: Carlton Books. p. 159. ISBN 0785806415. 
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