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List of WBO world champions

The is a list of boxing world champions in the World Boxing Organization.

Mini-Flyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Rafael Torres
def. Yamil Caraballo
August 30, 1989 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1
Title vacated 1993 Torres' only defense was against Husni Ray on July 31, 1990 in Jakarta,Indonesia.
Paul Weir
def. Fernando Martínez
May 15, 1993 Glasgow, Scotland 1
Title vacated 1993 Weir vacated the title to move up to light flyweight. His only defense was against Lindi Memani on October 25, 1993 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Alex Sánchez
def. Orlando Malone
December 22, 1993 El Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico 6
Ricardo López August 23, 1997 New York City, New York, United States 0
Title vacated 1997 López vacated all his titles at minimumweight to move up to light flyweight.
Eric Jamili
def. Mickey Cantwell
December 19, 1997 London, England, United Kingdom 0
Kermin Guardia May 30, 1998 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
Title vacated 2001 Guardia vacated the title to move up to light flyweight. His last defense was against Juan Alfonso Keb Baas on April 6, 2001 in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.
Jorge Mata
def. Reynaldo Frutos
June 29, 2002 Palma, Majorca, Spain 1
Eduardo Ray Marquez March 28, 2003 Madrid, Spain 0
Iván Calderón May 3, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 11
Title vacated 2007 Calderón vacated the title to move up to light flyweight. His last defense of the title was on April 28, 2007 against Ronald Barrera in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Donnie Nietes
def. Pornsawan Porpramook
September 30, 2007 Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 4
Title vacated February 25, 2011 Nietes vacated the title to move up to light flyweight. His last defense of the title was on August 14, 2010 against Mario Rodriguez in Guasave, Mexico.
Raúl García
interim champ promoted
February 25, 2011 NA 1
Moisés Fuentes August 27, 2011 Guadalajara, Mexico 2
Title vacated April 19, 2013 Fuentes vacated the title to move up to light flyweight. His last defense of the title was on October 6, 2012 against Iván Calderón in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Merlito Sabillo
interim champ promoted
April 19, 2013 NA 2
Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. March 22, 2014 Monterey, Mexico 1
Title vacated Nov 2014 Rodríguez vacated the title to move up to flyweight. His only defense of the title was on August 9, 2014 against Katsunari Takayama in Monterrey, Mexico.
Katsunari Takayama
def. Go Odaira
December 31, 2014 Osaka, Japan 0
Title vacated March 2, 2015 Takayama vacated his WBO title to skip mandatory challenger in favor of a fight with former champion Fahlan Sakkreerin
Kosei Tanaka
def. Julián Yedras
current champion
May 30, 2015 Komaki, Japan 0

Junior Flyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Jose De Jesús
def. Fernando Martínez
May 19, 1989 San Juan, Puerto Rico 3
Title vacated March 1992 De Jesús was stripped of the title after failing to defend it in a specific time period. His last defense was against Abdi Pohan on November 10, 1990 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Josue Camacho
def. Eddie Vallejo
July 31, 1992 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1
Michael Carbajal July 15, 1994 Phoenix, Arizona, United States 0
Title vacated 1994 Carbajal failed to defend the title he had just won, looking forward instead to have another fight with Humberto González 4 months later.
Paul Weir
def. Paul Oulden
November 23, 1994 Irvine, Scotland 1
Jacob Matlala November 18, 1995 Glasgow, Scotland 2
Title vacated 1997 Matlala elected to take a shot against Michael Carbajal rather than defend his title. His last defense of the title was against Mickey Cantwell on February 8, 1997 in Millwall, London.
Jesús Chong
def. Eric Griffin
May 31, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Melchor Cob Castro August 25, 1997 Inglewood, California, United States 0
Juan Domingo Córdoba January 17, 1998 Santiago del Estero, Argentina 1
Jorge Arce December 5, 1998 Tijuana, Mexico 1
Michael Carbajal (2) July 31, 1999 Tijuana, Mexico 0
Title vacated August 1999 Carbajal automatically vacated the title after retiring that same year.
Masibulele Makepula
def. Jacob Matlala
February 19, 2000 Brakpan, South Africa 0
Title vacated 2000
Nelson Dieppa
def. Andy Tabanas
April 14, 2001 New York City, United States 5
Hugo Cázares April 30, 2005 San Juan, Puerto Rico 4
Iván Calderón August 25, 2007 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 6
Giovani Segura August 28, 2010 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 1
Title vacated April 2011 Segura vacated the title to move up to Flyweight. His last defense of the title was on April 2, 2011 against Iván Calderón in Baja California, Mexico.
Jesús Géles
interim champ promoted
April 2011 NA 0
Ramon Garcia Hirales April 30, 2011 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Donnie Nietes
current champion
October 8, 2011 Bacolod, Philippines 8

Flyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Elvis Álvarez
def. Miguel Mercedes
March 3, 1989 Medellín, Colombia 0
Title vacated March 1990 Alvarez vacated the title due to lack of interest in it.
Isidro Perez
def. Angel Rosario
August 18, 1990 Ponce, Puerto Rico 2
Pat Clinton March 18, 1992 Glasgow, Scotland 1
Jacob Matlala May 15, 1993 Glasgow, Scotland 3
Alberto Jiménez February 11, 1995 Hammanskraal, South Africa 5
Carlos Gabriel Salazar December 13, 1996 Buenos Aires, Argentina 5
Ruben Sánchez León August 14, 1998 Mexicali, Mexico 1
José López April 23, 1999 Zaragoza, Spain 1
Title vacated 1999
Isidro García
def. José López
December 18, 1999 Indio, California, United States 1
Fernando Montiel December 15, 2000 Ciudad Obregón, Mexico 3
Title vacated 2001–2002 Montiel vacated the title to move up to super flyweight. His las defense was September 9, 2001 against José López in Reno, Nevada, United States
Adonis Rivas
def. Jair Jimenez
May 4, 2002 Managua, Nicaragua 0
Omar Andrés Narváez July 13, 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina 16
Title vacated 2010 Narváez vacated the title to move up to super flyweight. His last defense was on June 26, 2009 against Omar Soto at the Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Julio Cesar Miranda
def. Richie Mepranum
June 12, 2010 Puebla, Mexico 3
Brian Viloria July 16, 2011 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States 3
Juan Francisco Estrada
current champion
April 6, 2013 Macao, China 5

Junior Bantamweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
José Ruiz
def. Bebis Rojas
April 29, 1989 San Juan, Puerto Rico 4
Jose Quirino February 22, 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Johnny Bredahl September 4, 1992 Copenhagen, Denmark 3
Title vacated 1994 Bredahl's last defense was against Eduardo Nazario on March 25, 1994 in Aakirkeby, Denmark.
Johnny Tapia
def. Henry Martínez
October 14, 1994 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 13
Title vacated 1998 Tapia's last defense was against Rodolfo Blanco on February 13, 1998 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Victor Godoi
def. Pedro Morquecho
November 7, 1998 Chubut, Argentina 0
Diego Morales June 7, 1999 Tijuana, Mexico 1
Adonis Rivas November 20, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Pedro Alcázar June 16, 2001 Panama City, Panama 1
Fernando Montiel June 22, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Mark Johnson August 16, 2003 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States 1
Ivan Hernández September 25, 2004 Memphis, Tennessee, United States 0
Fernando Montiel (2) April 9, 2005 El Paso, Texas, United States 6
Title vacated 2009 Montiel's's last defense was against Luis Maldonado on May 31, 2008 in Mexico.
José López
def. Pramuansak Posuwan
March 28, 2009 Bayamón, Puerto Rico 0
Marvin Sonsona September 4, 2009 Rama, Ontario, Canada 0
Title vacated 2009 Sonsona was stripped of the title after failing to make weight (2.6 lbs. over) in his first title defense against Alejandro Hernández (boxer), whom he fought with to a draw.
Jorge Arce
def. Angky Angkota
January 30, 2010 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Title vacated April 24, 2010 Arce had to vacate the title upon his move to bantamweight division.
Omar Andrés Narváez
def. Everth Briceño
May 15, 2010 Distrito Federal, Argentina 11
Naoya Inoue
current champion
Dec 30, 2014 Tokio, Japan 0

Bantamweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Israel Contreras
def. Maurizio Lupino
February 3, 1989 Caracas, Venezuela 1
Title vacated 1990 Contreras vacated the title in order to challenge Luisito Espinosa for the WBA title. His only defense was against Ray Minus on September 2, 1990 in Nassau, Bahamas.
Gaby Canizales
def. Miguel "Happy" Lora
March 12, 1991 Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States 0
Duke McKenzie March 12, 1991 London, England 2
Rafael del Valle May 13, 1992 London, England 2
Alfred Kotey July 30, 1994 London, England 2
Daniel Jiménez October 21, 1995 London, England 1
Robbie Regan April 26, 1996 Cardiff, Wales 0
Title vacated 1996 Title vacated when Regan retired.
Jorge Julio Rocha
def. Oscar Maldonado
July 28, 1997 Inglewood, California, United States 3
Johnny Tapia January 8, 2000 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 1
Title vacated 2000 Tapia vacated to fight Paulie Ayala at super bantamweight. His only defense was against Pedro Javier Torres on May 6, 2000 at Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mauricio Martinez
def. Lester Fuentes
September 4, 2000 Manchester, England 1
Cruz Carbajal March 15, 2002 Veracruz, Mexico 2
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin May 7, 2004 Bangkok, Thailand 1
Jhonny Gonzalez October 29, 2005 Tucson, Arizona, United States 1
Gerry Penalosa August 11, 2007 Sacramento, California, United States 1
Title vacated April 2009 Title Stripped due to Penalosa not defending the belt for a year. Last defense on Apr 6, 2008 at Quezon City, Philippines against Ratanachai Sor Vorapin
Fernando Montiel
def. Diego Oscar Silva
March 28, 2009 Baja California, Mexico 2
Nonito Donaire February 19, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Title vacated October 2011 Donaire vacated to move up to super bantamweight. Last defense was against Omar Narváez Oct 22, 2011 at the Madison Square Garden, New York
Jorge Arce
def. Angky Angkotta
November 26, 2011 Plaza de Toros Rea, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico 0
Title vacated August 2012 Arce vacated to fight at super bantamweight against Nonito Donaire.
Pungluang Sor Singyu
def. AJ Banal
October 20, 2012 Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines 0
Paulus Ambuda March 2, 2013 Windhoek, Namibia 0
Tomoki Kameda August 1, 2013 Cebu, Philippines 3
Title vacated April 23, 2015 Kameda's request to make his fight with Jamie McDonnell a unification bout was rejected by the WBO as McDonnell was only the "regular" champion which is considered a secondary title by the WBO. As a result, Kameda relinquished his title
Pungluang Sor Singyu
def. Ryo Akaho
August 8, 2015 Ratchaburi, Thailand 0

Junior Featherweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Kenny Mitchell
def. Julio Gervacio
April 29, 1989 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1
Valerio Nati December 9, 1989 Teramo, Italy 0
Orlando Fernandez May 12, 1990 Sassari, Italy 0
Jesse Benavides May 24, 1991 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States 1
Duke McKenzie October 15, 1992 London, England 0
Daniel Jiménez June 9, 1993 London, England 4
Marco Antonio Barrera March 31, 1995 Anaheim, California, United States 8
Junior Jones November 22, 1996 Tampa, Florida, United States 1
Kennedy McKinney April 18, 1997 New York City, New York, United States 0
Title vacated 1998 McKinney vacates to fight for featherweight title.
Marco Antonio Barrera (2)
def. Richie Wenton
October 31, 1998 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 2
Erik Morales February 19, 2000 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title vacated 2000 Morales vacates to fight at featherweight
Marco Antonio Barrera (3)
def. Luiz Freitas
June 17, 2000 Mexico City, Mexico 2
Title vacated April 7, 2001 Title vacated when Barrera wins the vacant IBO Featherweight title, defeating Naseem Hamed in Las Vegas, Nevada. His last defense was against Jesús Salud on December 1, 2000 also in Las Vegas.
Agapito Sanchez
def. Jorge Monsalvo
June 23, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title vacated 2002 Title stripped due to inactivity. Only defense was a draw against Manny Pacquiao on Nov 11, 2001 at San Francisco, California
Joan Guzmán
def. Jorge Monsalvo
August 17, 2002 Cardiff, Wales 2
Title vacated July 2005 The WBO stripped Guzman of the title due to his not making weight for a defense against Marcos Licona, scheduled for November 6. His last defense was against Fernando Beltran, Jr. on April 22, 2005 in Hidalgo, Texas, United States.
Daniel Ponce de León
def. Sod Looknongyangtoy
October 29, 2005 Tucson, Arizona, United States 6
Juan Manuel López June 7, 2008 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 5
Title vacated January 23, 2010 Juan Manuel López vacated the title to move up to Featherweight. Last defense was on Oct 10, 2009 against Rogers Mtagwa at the Madison Square Garden, New York
Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr.
def. Marvin Sonsona
February 27, 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico 2
Jorge Arce May 7, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas 1
Title vacated November, 2011 Arce vacates to go down to bantamweight. Only defense was against Simphiwe Nongqayi on Sep 24, 2011 at Mexicali, Mexico
Nonito Donaire
def. Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr.
February 4, 2012 San Antonio, Texas 3
Guillermo Rigondeaux
current champion
April 13, 2013 New York, New York 3

Featherweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Maurizio Stecca
def. Pedro Nolasco
January 28, 1989 Milan, Italy 1
Louie Espinoza November 11, 1989 Rimini, Italy 0
Jorge Páez April 7, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title vacated 1990 Paez's only defense was against Troy Dorsey on July 8, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Maurizio Stecca (2)
def. Armando Juan Reyes
January 26, 1991 Sassari, Italy 2
Colin McMillan February 16, 1992 London, England 0
Rubén Darío Palacios September 26, 1992 London, England, United Kingdom 0
Title vacated 1992 Title vacated when Palacios retired.
Steve Robinson
def. John Davison
April 17, 1993 Washington, England 7
Naseem Hamed September 30, 1995 Cardiff, Wales 15
Title vacated September 30, 2000 Hamed's last defense was against Augie Sanchez on August 19, 2000 in Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States.
Istvan Kovacs
def. Antonio Díaz
January 27, 2001 Munich, Germany 0
Pablo Chacón June 16, 2001 Budapest, Hungary 2
Title vacated 2002 Chacón's last defense was against Victor Polo on January 19, 2002 in London, England, United Kingdom
Scott Harrison
def. Victor Santiago
June 8, 2002 Glasgow, Scotland 2
Manuel Medina July 12, 2003 Glasgow, Scotland 0
Scott Harrison (2) November 29, 2003 Glasgow, Scotland 6
Title vacated June 2006 Harrison was stripped of the title after pulling out of a scheduled defense. His last defense was against Nedal Hussein on November 5, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Juan Manuel Márquez
def. Terdsak Jandaeng
August 5, 2006 Stateline, Nevada, United States 1
Title vacated February 2007 Márquez vacates to move up to super featherweight. Only defense against Jimrex Jaca in November 2006 at Hidalgo, Texas
Steven Luevano July 14, 2007 London, England 5
Juan Manuel López January 23, 2010 New York City, USA 1
Orlando Salido April 16, 2011 Bayamón, Puerto Rico 2
Mikey Garcia Jan 19, 2013 Madison Square Garden, New York 1
Title vacated August 2013 Garcia vacates to move up to super featherweight. Only defense against Juan Manuel López in June 2013 at Dallas, Texas
Orlando Salido (2)
def. Orlando Cruz
Oct 12, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Title vacated Mar 1, 2014 Title stripped after Salido couldn't make weight on his defense against Vasyl Lomachenko. Title was at stake for Lomachenko but Salido won via split decision.
Vasyl Lomachenko
def. Gary Russell, Jr.
current champion
Jun 21, 2014 Carson, California 2

Junior lightweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
John John Molina
def. Juan Laporte
April 29, 1989 San Juan, Puerto Rico 0
Title vacated 1989
Kamel Bou Ali
def. Antonio Rivera
December 9, 1989 Teramo, Italy 2
Daniel Londas March 21, 1992 San Rufo, Italy 0
Jimmi Bredahl September 4, 1992 Copenhagen, Denmark 1
Oscar De La Hoya March 5, 1994 Los Angeles, California, United States 1
Title vacated 1994 de la Hoya vacated the title in order to move up to the Lightweight division. Only defense against Las Vegas, Nevada
Regilio Tuur
def. Eugene Speed
September 24, 1994 Rotterdam, Netherlands 6
Title vacated 1996–1997 Titel vacated because of Tuur's retirement. Tuur's last defense was against Jose Vida Ramos on September 6, 1996 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.
Barry Jones
def. Wilson Palacio
December 19, 1997 London, England 0
Title vacated 1998 Jones lost his boxing license after a brain scan found an anomaly. The WBO vacated his title before Jones regained his license
Anatoly Alexandrov
def. Julien Lorcy
May 16, 1998 Paris, France 1
Acelino Freitas August 7, 1999 Le Cannet, France 11
Title vacated 2003 Freitas vacated the title to move up to the lightweight division. His last defense was against Jorge Rodrigo Barrios on August 9, 2003 in Miami, Florida.
Diego Corrales
def. Joel Casamayor
March 6, 2004 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 0
Title vacated 2004 Corrales vacated the title to move up to the lightweight division.
Mike Anchondo
def. Pablo Chacón
July 15, 2004 Dallas, Texas, United States 0
Jorge Rodrigo Barrios April 8, 2005 Miami, Florida, United States 2
Title vacated September 15, 2006 Barrios was stripped of the title after he was overweight for his scheduled September 16 defense against Joan Guzmán. His last defense was against Janos Nagy on May 20, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Joan Guzmán
def. Jorge Rodrigo Barrios
September 16, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Title vacated May 2008 Guzman vacated the title after deciding to move up to Lightweight. Last defense against Humberto Soto on November 2007 at Atlantic City, United States
Alex Arthur
interim champ promoted
May 2008 NA 0
Nicky Cook September 9, 2008 Manchester, England 0
Roman Martinez March 14, 2009 Manchester, England 2
Ricky Burns September 4, 2010 Glasgow, Scotland 3
Title vacated Aug 2011 Burns vacated the title after deciding to move up to Lightweight. Last defense against Nicky Cook on July 2011 at Liverpool, England
Adrien Broner
def. Vicente Martín Rodríguez
November 26, 2011 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 2
Title vacated Aug, 2012 Broner vacated the title after deciding to move up to Lightweight. Last defense against Vicente Escobedo on July 2012 at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Román Martínez
def. Miguel Beltrán, Jr.
September 15, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2
Mikey Garcia November 9, 2013 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA 1
Title vacated October, 2014 Garcia vacated the title to move up in weight. Only defense against Juan Carlos Burgos on January 2014 at Cincinnati, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Orlando Salido
interim champ promoted
October 14, 2014 NA 0
Román Martínez
current champion
April 11, 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1

Lightweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Mauricio Aceves
def. Amancio Castro
May 6, 1989 Santa Ana, California, United States 1
Dingaan Thobela September 22, 1990 Brownsville, Texas, United States 2
Title vacated 1991 Thobela's last defense was against Antonio Rivera on September 14, 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Giovanni Parisi
def. Javier Altamirano
September 25, 1992 Voghera, Italy 2
Title vacated 1993 Parisi's last defense was against Antonio Rivera on September 24, 1993 in Rome, Italy.
Oscar De La Hoya
def. Jorge Páez
July 29, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 6
Title vacated 1996 de la Hoya's last defense was against Jesse James Leija on December 15, 1995 in New York City, New York, United States.
Artur Grigorian
def. Antonio Rivera
April 13, 1996 Hamburg, Germany 17
Acelino Freitas January 3, 2004 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 0
Diego Corrales August 7, 2004 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 1
Title vacated 2006 Corrales' only defense was against José Luis Castillo on May 7, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Acelino Freitas (2)
def. Zahir Raheem
April 29, 2006 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 0
Juan Díaz April 28, 2007 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 1
Nate Campbell March 8, 2008 Cancún, Mexico 0
Title vacated February 14, 2009 Campbell was stripped of the title for being unable to make weight for his next fight against Ali Funeka on February 14, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida, United States
Juan Manuel Márquez
def. Juan Díaz
February 28, 2009 Houston, Texas, United States 2
Title vacated March, 2011 Marquez vacates to move up to welterweight. Last defense on November 27, 2010 at Las Vegas, Nevada against Michael Katsidis
Ricky Burns
def. Michael Katsidis
November 5, 2011 London, England 5
Terence Crawford March 1, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland 2
Title vacated March 24, 2015 Crawford vacates to fight for the super lightweight title. Last defense against Raymundo Beltrán on November 29, 2014 at Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Terry Flanagan
def. Jose Zepeda
July 11, 2015 Manchester, England 1

Junior welterweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Héctor Camacho
def. Ray Mancini
March 6, 1989 Reno, Nevada, United States 2
Greg Haugen February 23, 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Héctor Camacho (2) May 19, 1991 Reno, Nevada, United States 0
Title vacated 1992
Carlos González
def. Jimmy Paul
June 29, 1992 Inglewood, California, United States 3
Zack Padilla June 7, 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 4
Title vacated July 24, 1994 Title vacated when Padilla retired after his final defense against Juan Laporte in Los Angeles, California.
Sammy Fuentes
def. Fidel Avendano
February 20, 1995 Inglewood, California, United States 1
Giovanni Parisi March 9, 1996 Milan, Italy 5
Carlos González (2) May 29, 1998 Pesaro, Italy 0
Randall Bailey May 15, 1999 Miami, Florida, United States 2
Ener Julio July 22, 2000 Miami, Florida, United States 0
Title vacated June 2001 Title vacated when a routine eye exam reveals that Julio has cataracts.
DeMarcus Corley
def. Felix Flores
June 30, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Zab Judah July 12, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title vacated 2004 Judah vacated the title to move up to the Welterweight division.
Miguel Cotto
def. Kelson Pinto
September 11, 2004 San Juan, Puerto Rico 6
Title vacated 2006 Cotto vacated the title to move up to Welterweight and challenge for the WBA title His last defense was against Paul Malignaggi on June 10, 2006 in New York City, New York.
Ricardo Torres
def. Mike Arnaoutis
November 18, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
Kendall Holt
def. Ricardo Torres
July 5, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Timothy Bradley
this bout was a title unification match for both WBO and WBC titles
April 4, 2009 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1
Title vacated June 27, 2012 Bradley vacated the title to move up to Welterweight and challenge for the WBO title His last defense was against Joel Casamayor on November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas.
Juan Manuel Marquez
interim champ promoted
June 27, 2012 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Title vacated October 12, 2013 Marquez vacated the title to move up to Welterweight and challenge Timothy Bradley for the WBO belt
Mike Alvarado
interim champ promoted
October 12, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Ruslan Provodnikov October 19, 2013 Denver, Colorado, United States 0
Chris Algieri June 14, 2014 Brooklyn, New York, United States 0
Title stripped November 22, 2014 Algieri was stripped of title before challenging Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight belt.
Terence Crawford
def. Thomas Dulorme
current champion
April 18, 2015 Arlington, Texas 1

Welterweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Genaro Leon
def. Danny Garcia
May 6, 1989 Santa Ana, California, United States 0
Title vacated 1989
Manning Galloway
def. Al Hamza
December 15, 1989 Yabucoa, Puerto Rico 7
Gert Bo Jacobsen February 12, 1993 Randers, Denmark 0
Title vacated 1993
Eammon Loughran
def. Lorenzo Smith
October 16, 1993 Belfast, Northern Ireland 5
José Luis López April 13, 1996 Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 1
Title vacated 1996–1997 López's only defense was against Luis Ramón Campas on October 6, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Mihai Leu
def. Santiago Samaniego
February 22, 1997 Hamburg, Germany 1
Title vacated 1997 Title vacated when Leu retired. His only defense was against Michael Carruth on September 20, 1997 in Aachen, Germany.
Ahmed Kotiev
def. Leonard Townsend
February 22, 1997 Stuttgart, Germany 4
Daniel Santos May 6, 2000 Neuss, Germany 2
Title vacated July 21, 2001 Title vacated when a bout between Santos and Antonio Margarito in Bayamón, Puerto Rico ends in a no-contest in the first round.
Antonio Margarito
def. Antonio Díaz
March 16, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
Kermit CintrónInterim
def. Teddy Reid
July 17, 2004 Houston, Texas, United States 3
Antonio Margarito
def. Kermit Cintrón for undisputed title
April 23, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 4
Paul Williams July 14, 2007 Carson City, California, United States 0
Carlos Quintana February 9, 2008 Temecula, California, United States 0
Paul Williams (2) June 7, 2008 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States 0
Title vacated November 2008 Williams vacated the title to fight for the Jr. Middleweight Title.
Miguel Cotto February 21, 2009 Madison Square Garden, New York, United States 1
Manny Pacquiao November 12, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
Timothy Bradley June 9, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Manny Pacquiao (2) April 12, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. May 2, 2015 - July 3, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Title stripped July 6, 2015 Mayweather stripped of title for failing to pay a sanctioning fee for his victory over Manny Pacquiao
Timothy Bradley
interim champ promoted
July 6, 2015 NA 0

Junior middleweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
John David Jackson
def. Lupe Aquino
December 8, 1988 Detroit, Michigan, United States 6
Title vacated 1993 Jackson vacated the title to move up to Middleweight. His last defense was against Michele Mastrodonato on December 19, 1992 in San Severo, Italy.
Verno Phillips
def. Lupe Aquino
October 30, 1993 Phoenix, Arizona, United States 4
Paul Jones November 22, 1995 Sheffield, England 0
Title vacated February 1996 Jones was stripped of the title.
Bronco McKart
def. Santos Cardona
March 1, 1996 Indio, California, United States 0
Ronald "Winky" Wright May 17, 1996 Monroe, Michigan, United States 3
Harry Simon August 22, 1998 Temba, South Africa 4
Title vacated July 2001 Simon vacated the title to move up to Middleweight. His last defense was against Wayne Alexander on February 10, 2001 in Widnes, England, United Kingdom.
Daniel Santos
def. Luis "Yori Boy" Campas
March 16, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 4
Sergiy Dzindziruk December 3, 2005 Magdeburg, Germany 6
Title vacated October 5, 2011 Dzindziruk was stripped of the title due to inactivity caused by injuries. As a result, Zaurbek Baysangurov was promoted from interim champion.
Zaurbek Baysangurov
interim champ promoted
October 5, 2011 NA 2
Title stripped June 2013 Stripped due to inactivity. His last defense was against Lukas Konecny on October 6, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine
Demetrius Andrade
def. Vanes Martirosyan
November 9, 2013 Corpus Christi, Texas 1
Title stripped July 31, 2015 Andrade was stripped of the title due to inactivity.
Liam Smith
def. John Thompson
October 10, 2015 Manchester, England 0

Middleweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Doug DeWitt
def. Robbie Sims
April 18, 1989 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 1
Nigel Benn April 29, 1990 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 1
Chris Eubank November 18, 1990 Birmingham, England 3
Title vacated September 21, 1991 Eubank vacated the title to move up to Super Middleweight. His last defense was against Michael Watson on June 22, 1991 in London, England.
Gerald McClellan
def. John Mugabi
November 20, 1991 London, England 0
Title vacated February 24, 1992 McClellan vacated the title to move up to Super Middleweight.
Chris Pyatt
def. Sumbu Kalambay
May 19, 1993 Leicester, England 2
Steve Collins May 11, 1994 Sheffield, England 0
Title vacated March 18, 1995 Collins vacated the title to move up to Super Middleweight.
Lonnie Bradley
def. David Mendez
May 19, 1995 Primm, Nevada, United States 6
Title vacated 1997 Bradley vacated title to have eye surgery to repair a detached retina.
Otis Grant
def. Ryan Rhodes
December 13, 1997 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom 1
Title vacated November 14, 1998 Grant vacated the title to move up to Light Heavyweight. His only defense was against Ernesto Rafael Sena on May 12, 1998 in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.
Bert Schenk
def. Freeman Barr
January 30, 1999 Cottbus, Germany 1
Title vacated Mid-1999 Schenk vacated title due to achilles injury. He had one successful defense was against Juan Ramon Medina on May 22, 1999 in Budapest, Hungary.
Jason Matthews
def. Ryan Rhodes
July 17, 1999 Doncaster, England 0
Armand Krajnc November 27, 1999 Lübeck, Germany 3
Krajnc vacated the title on June 4, 2001, while in a dispute with Universum Box-Promotion; the WBO unanimously voted on September 17, 2001 that Krajnc never actually vacated and remained as WBO champion.
Harry Simon April 6, 2002 Copenhagen, Denmark 0
Harry Simon awarded interim title on July 21, 2001 after defeating Hacine Cherifi. At the time it was believed that Krajnc had vacated the title, however, the WBO later ruled that Krajnc remained as champion.
Title vacated November 2002 Title vacated after Simon sentenced to prison due to his role in fatal car crash.
Hector Javier Velazco
def. Andras Galfi
May 10, 2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina 0
Felix Sturm September 13, 2003 Berlin, Germany 1
Oscar De La Hoya June 5, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 0
Bernard Hopkins September 18, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Jermain Taylor July 16, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
Kelly Pavlik September 29, 2007 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 3
Sergio Gabriel Martínez April 17, 2010 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 0
Title stripped May 29, 2010 Title stripped because Martinez refused to vacate WBC Light Middleweight title.
Dmitry Pirog
def. Daniel Jacobs
July 31, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
Title stripped August 2012 Pirog stripped of title after being unable to defend due to back injury. Last defense was against Nobuhiro Ishida on January 5, 2012 at Moscow, Russia
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
interim champ promoted
August 25, 2012 NA 0
Peter Quillin October 20, 2012 Washington D.C., United States 3
Title vacated September 4, 2014 Quillin vacates over unwillingness to fight mandatory challenger Matt Korobov.
Andy Lee
def. Matt Korobov
current champion
December 13, 2014 Las Vegas, United States 1

Super middleweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Thomas Hearns
def. James Kinchen
November 4, 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2
Title vacated 1990 Hearns' last defense was against Michael Olajide on April 28, 1990 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.
Chris Eubank
def. Michael Watson
September 21, 1991 London, England 14
Steve Collins March 18, 1995 Millstreet, Ireland 7
Title vacated October 1997 Collins was stripped of the title when he was unable to defend due to injury. His last defense was against Craig Cummings on July 5, 1997 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Joe Calzaghe
def. Chris Eubank
October 11, 1997 Sheffield, England 21
Title vacated June 2008 Calazghe vacated all of his titles when he announced he would retire. His last defense was on November 3, 2007 against Mikkel Kessler at Cardiff, Wales
Denis Inkin
def. Fulgencio Zuniga
September 27, 2008 Hamburg, Germany 0
Károly Balzsay
January 10, 2009 Magdeburg, Germany 1
Robert Stieglitz
August 22, 2009 Budapest, Hungary 6
Arthur Abraham
August 25, 2012 Berlin, Germany 1
Robert Stieglitz
March 23, 2013 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt Germany 2
Arthur Abraham
current champion
March 1, 2014 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt Germany 4

Light heavyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Michael Moorer
def. Ramzi Hassan
December 3, 1988 Brook Park, Ohio, United States 9
Title vacated 1991 Moorer vacated the title in order to move up to Heavyweight. His last defense was against Danny Stonewalker on December 15, 1990 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Leeonzer Barber
def. Tom Collins
May 9, 1991 Leeds, England 4
Dariusz Michalczewski September 10, 1994 Hamburg, Germany 23
Julio César González October 10, 2003 Hamburg, Germany 0
Zsolt Erdei January 17, 2004 Karlsruhe, Germany 11
Title vacated November 13, 2009 Erdei vacated the title in order to move up to Cruiserweight. His last defense was against Yuriy Barashian on January 10, 2009 at Magdeburg, Germany
Juergen Braehmer
interim champ promoted
November 13, 2009 N/A 2
Title stripped May 19, 2011 Braehmer was stripped of the title after withdrawing from a bout for the title against Nathan Cleverly citing eye injury. His last defense was against Mariano Nicolas Plotinsky on April 24, 2010 at Alsterdorf, Germany
Nathan Cleverly
interim champ promoted
May 19, 2011 N/A 5
Sergey Kovalev
current champion
August 18, 2013 Cardiff, Wales 6

Junior heavyweight

This weight class is designated as Cruiserweight in the IBF, WBA and WBC.
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Boone Pultz
def. Magne Havnaa
December 3, 1989 Copenhagen, Denmark 0
Magne Havnaa May 17, 1990 Aars, Denmark 2
Title vacated 1991 Havnaa's last defense was against Tyrone Booze on February 15, 1991 in Randers, Denmark.
Tyrone Booze
def. Derek Angol
July 25, 1992 Manchester, England 1
Markus Bott February 13, 1993 Hamburg, Germany 0
Nestor Giovannini June 26, 1993 Hamburg, Germany 1
Dariusz Michalczewski December 17, 1994 Hamburg, Germany 0
Title vacated 1995 Michalczewski vacated the title in favor of the WBO Light Heavyweight title, which he already held.
Ralf Rocchigiani
def. Carl Thompson
June 10, 1995 Manchester, England, United Kingdom 6
Carl Thompson October 4, 1997 Hanover, Germany 2
Johnny Nelson March 27, 1999 Derby, England 13
Title vacated 2006 Title vacated when Nelson retired. Last defense on November 26, 2005 against Vincenzo Cantalore
Enzo Maccarinelli
Interim champ promoted
July 8, 2006 Cardiff, Wales 4
David Haye March 8, 2008 London, England 0
Title vacated 2008 Title vacated when Haye decided to move up to Heavyweight.
Victor Emilio Ramírez
Interim champ promoted
February, 2009 N/A 1
Marco Huck December 5, 2009 Ludwigsburg, Germany 13
Krzysztof Glowacki
current champion
August 14, 2015 Newark, United States 0

Heavyweight

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Francesco Damiani
def. Johnny DuPlooy
May 6, 1989 Syracuse, Italy 1
Ray Mercer January 11, 1991 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 1
Title vacated 1991 Mercer's only defense was against Tommy Morrison on October 18, 1991 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He gave up the title shortly after.
Michael Moorer
def. Bert Cooper
May 15, 1992 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 0
Title vacated February 2, 1993
Tommy Morrison
def. George Foreman
June 7, 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Michael Bentt October 29, 1993 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States 0
Herbie Hide March 19, 1994 London, England 0
Riddick Bowe March 11, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1
Title vacated 1995 Bowe vacated to pursue a rematch with Jorge Luis Gonzalez on June 17, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Henry Akinwande
def. Jeremy Williams
June 29, 1996 Indio, California, United States 2
Title vacated February 17, 1997 Akinwande vacated the title in order to challenge for the WBC title. His last defense was against Scott Welch on January 11, 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Herbie Hide (2)
def. Tony Tucker
June 28, 1997 Norwich, England 2
Vitali Klitschko June 26, 1999 London, England, United Kingdom 2
Chris Byrd April 1, 2000 Berlin, Germany 0
Wladimir Klitschko October 14, 2000 Cologne, Germany 5
Corrie Sanders March 8, 2003 Hanover, Germany 0
Title vacated 2003 Sanders vacated to concentrate on a challenge for the WBC belt against Vitali Klitschko.
Lamon Brewster
def. Wladimir Klitschko
April 10, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 3
Siarhei Liakhovich April 1, 2006 Cleveland, Ohio, United States 0
Shannon Briggs November 4, 2006 Phoenix, Arizona, United States 0
Sultan Ibragimov June 2, 2007 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 1
Wladimir Klitschko (2)
current champion
February 23, 2008 New York, United States 13

Fighter of the Decade

On December 8, 2012, Juan Manuel Márquez was named "Fighter of the Decade" by the WBO and was awarded a special belt after beating Manny Pacquiao by KO in six rounds.

See also

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