World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

List of lightweight boxing champions

Article Id: WHEBN0002340110
Reproduction Date:

Title: List of lightweight boxing champions  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Benny Leonard, Juan Díaz (boxer), Amir Khan (boxer), Tan Teng Kee (boxer), Ik Yang (boxer)
Collection: Lists of Boxers, World Boxing Champions by Weight Class, World Lightweight Boxing Champions
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

List of lightweight boxing champions

This is a list of world lightweight boxing champions by organization, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:

For a chronological list, see Chronological lightweight boxing champions.

Contents

  • World 1
  • WBC 2
  • WBA 3
  • IBF 4
  • WBO 5
  • Notes 6
  • External links 7

World

Reign began Reign ended Champion Recognition
29 October 1886 9 June 1893[1] Jack McAuliffe Universal
After McAuliffe's retirement the title remained inactive until 1896 when the title was won by George "Kid" Lavigne in a 17 Round KO against Dick Burge. Lavigne's victory, the first fought under the Marquess of Queensberry rules, was considered by boxing promoters of the time as the first officially recognized world Lightweight Champion.
1 June 1896 3 July 1899 Universal
3 July 1899 12 May 1902 Frank Erne Universal
12 May 1902 9 June 1908[1] Joe Gans Universal
9 June 1908 22 February 1910 Oscar "Battling" Nelson Universal
22 February 1910 28 November 1912 Adolph "Ad" Wolgast Universal
28 November 1912 7 July 1914 Willie Ritchie Universal
7 July 1914 28 May 1917 Freddie Welsh Universal
28 May 1917 15 January 1925[1] Benny Leonard Universal
13 July 1925 7 December 1925 Jimmy Goodrich Universal
7 December 1925 3 July 1926 Rocky Kansas Universal
3 July 1926 17 July 1930 Sammy Mandel NBA
17 July 1930 14 November 1930 Al Singer Universal
14 November 1930 23 June 1933 Tony Canzoneri Universal
23 June 1933 ?? Apr 1935 Barney Ross Universal
10 May 1935 3 September 1936 Tony Canzoneri Universal
3 September 1936 17 July? 1938 Lou Ambers Universal
17 August? 1938 22 August 1939 Henry Armstrong Universal
22 August 1939 10 May 1940 Lou Ambers NBA
10 May 1940 19 December 1941 Lew Jenkins Universal
19 December 1941 13 November 1942[1] Sammy Angott Universal
Following Angott's retirement the title was disputed between Beau Jack, Bob Montgomery, and Juan Zurita as well as Agnott, who later came out of retirement. Ike Williams defeats over Zurita and Montgomery, in 1945 and 1947 respectively, would become recognized as the universal Lightweight Champion.
23 September 1943 21 May 1943 Beau Jack New York
21 May 1943 19 November 1943 Bob Montgomery New York
19 November 1943 3 March 1944 Beau Jack NBA
With Jack and Montgomery enlisting in the United States Army to fight in World War II, Juan Zurita defeated Sammy Angott, after 15 rounds, for the NBA lightweight championship.
8 March 1944 18 April 1945 Juan Zurita NBA
18 April 1945 25 May 1951 Ike Williams Universal
25 May 1951 1 April 1952 Jimmy Carter Universal
1 April 1952 15 October 1952 Lauro Salas Universal
15 October 1952 6 February 1954 Jimmy Carter Universal
5 March 1954 17 November 1954 Paddy DeMarco Universal
17 November 1954 29 June 1955 Jimmy Carter Universal
29 June 1955 24 August 1956 Wallace "Bud" Smith Universal
24 August 1956 21 April 1962 Joe Brown Universal
1963-04-07 1965-04-10 Carlos Ortiz WBA/WBC
1965-04-10 1965-11-13 Ismael Laguna WBA/WBC
1965-11-13 1968-06-29 Carlos Ortiz WBA/WBC
1968-06-29 1969-02-18 Carlos 'Teo' Cruz WBA/WBC
1969-02-18 1970-03-03 Mando Ramos[2] WBA/WBC
1970-03-03 1970-09-15[1] Ismael Laguna WBA/WBC
1971-02-12 1971-06-25 Ken Buchanan WBA/WBC

WBC

Reign began Reign ended Champion Recognition
1963-04-07 1965-05-10 Carlos Ortiz WBC
1965-05-10 1965-11-13 Ismael Laguna WBC
1965-11-13 1968-06-25 Carlos Ortiz WBC
1968-06-25 1969-02-08 Carlos Teo Cruz WBC
1969-02-08 1970-03-03 Mando Ramos WBC
1970-03-03 1970-09-15-Stripped Ismael Laguna WBC
1971-02-12 1971-06-25-Stripped Ken Buchanan WBC
1971-11-05 1972-02-18 Pedro Carrasco WBC
1972-02-18 1972-09-15 Mando Ramos WBC
1972-09-15 1972-11-10 Chango Carmona WBC
1972-11-10 1974-04-11 Rodolfo Gato González WBC
1974-04-11 1976-05-08 Guts Ishimatsu WBC
1976-05-08 1978-01-21 Esteban De Jesús WBC
1978-01-21 1979-01-31[1] Roberto Durán WBC
Durán became WBA champion in 1972 by defeating Ken Buchanan. He unified the titles on January 21, 1978, by defeating Esteban De Jesús.
1979-04-17 1981-06-20 Jim Watt WBC
1981-06-20 1983-Vacated Alexis Argüello WBC
1983-05-01 1984-11-03 Edwin Rosario WBC
1984-11-03 1985-08-10 José Luis Ramírez WBC
1985-08-10 1987-Vacated Héctor Camacho WBC
1987-07-19 1988-10-29 José Luis Ramírez WBC
1988-10-29 1989[1] Julio César Chávez WBC
1989-08-20 1991-10-05[3] Pernell Whitaker WBC
1992-08-24 1995-08-19[1] Miguel Ángel González WBC
1996-04-20 1997-03-01 Jean Baptiste Mendy WBC
1997-03-01 1998-06-13 Stevie Johnston WBC
1998-06-13 1999-02-27 Cesar Bazan WBC
1999-02-27 2000-06-17 Stevie Johnston WBC
2000-06-17 2002-04-20 José Luis Castillo WBC
2002-04-20 2003-11-01[1] Floyd Mayweather, Jr. WBC
2004-06-05 2005-05-07 José Luis Castillo WBC
2005-05-07 2006-10-06-Stripped Diego Corrales WBC
2006-10-07 2007-02-01[4] Joel Casamayor WBC
2007-02-01 2008-06-28 David Díaz WBC
2008-06-28 2009-02-24-Vacated Manny Pacquiao WBC
2009-04-04 2010-02-09-Vacated Edwin Valero WBC
2010-03-17 2011-07-01-Vacated Humberto Soto WBC
2011-10-15 2012-11-17 Antonio DeMarco WBC
2012-11-17 2014-01-27-Stripped Adrien Broner WBC
2014-01-27 2014-11-10-Stripped Omar Figueroa WBC
2014-12-30 Present Jorge Linares WBC

WBA

Reign began Reign ended Champion Recognition
1962-04-21 1965-04-10 Carlos Ortiz WBA
1965-05-10 1965-11-13 Ismael Laguna WBA
1965-11-13 1968-06-25 Carlos Ortiz WBA
1968-06-25 1969-02-18 Carlos Teo Cruz WBA
1969-02-18 1970-03-03 Mando Ramos WBA
1970-03-03 1970-09-26 Ismael Laguna WBA
1970-09-26 1972-06-26 Ken Buchanan WBA
1972-06-26 1979-01-31[1] Roberto Durán WBA
1979-06-16 1980-03-02 Ernesto España WBA
1980-03-02 1981-04-12 Hilmer Kenty WBA
1981-04-12 1981-04-12[1] Sean O'Grady WBA
1981-09-12 1981-12-05 Claude Noel WBA
1981-12-05 1982-05-08 Arturo Frias WBA
1982-05-08 1984-06-01 Ray Mancini WBA
1984-06-01 1986-09-26 Livingstone Bramble WBA
1986-09-26 1987-11-21 Edwin Rosario WBA
1987-11-21 1988-10-29[1] Julio César Chávez WBA
1989-07-09 1990-04-04 Edwin Rosario WBA
1990-04-04 1990-08-11 Juan Nazario WBA
1990-08-11 1991-10-05 Pernell Whitaker[1] WBA
1992-06-13 1992-10-24 Joey Gamache WBA
1992-10-24 1993-06-26 Tony Lopez WBA
1993-06-26 1993-10-30 Dingaan Thobela WBA
1993-10-30 1998-05-16 Orzubek Nazarov WBA
1998-05-16 1999-04-10 Jean Baptiste Mendy WBA
1999-04-10 1999-08-07 Julien Lorcy WBA
1999-08-07 1999-11-13 Stefano Zoff WBA
1999-11-13 2000-06-11 Gilberto Serrano WBA
2000-06-11 2001-07-01 Takanori Hatakeyama WBA
2001-07-01 2001-10-08 Julien Lorcy WBA
2001-10-08 2002-01-05 Raul Horacio Balbi WBA
2002-01-05 2003-05-17[1] Leonard Doroftei WBA
2004-04-10 2004-07-17 Lakva Sim WBA
2004-07-17 2008-03-08 Juan Díaz WBA Super Champion
2007-12-29 2008-05-19 Jose Alfaro WBA Regular Champion
2008-03-08 2009-01-10-Vacated Nate Campbell WBA Super Champion
2008-05-19 2009-01-03 Yusuke Kobori WBA Regular Champion
2009-01-03 2010-05-29 Paulus Moses WBA Regular Champion
2009-02-28 2012-01-05-Stripped Juan Manuel Márquez WBA Super Champion
2010-05-29 2011-02-26 Miguel Acosta WBA Regular Champion
2011-02-26 2011-12-02-Stripped Brandon Rios WBA Regular Champion
2013-02-28 2015-04-09-Stripped Richar Abril WBA
2015-04-09 Present Darleys Perez WBA

IBF

Reign began Reign ended Champion Recognition
1984-01-30 1984-04-15 Charlie Brown IBF
1984-04-15 1985-04-06 Harry Arroyo IBF
1985-04-06 1986-12-05 Jimmy Paul IBF
1986-12-05 1987-06-07 Greg Haugen IBF
1987-06-07 1988-02-06 Vinny Pazienza IBF
1988-02-06 1989-02-18 Greg Haugen IBF
1989-02-18 1992-Vacated Pernell Whitaker IBF
Pernell Whitaker becomes the undisputed champion of the lightweight division by winning the IBF title in February, 1989, and then defeating José Luis Ramírez for the vacant WBC title on August 20, 1989, and Juan Nazario for the WBA title on August 11, 1990.
1993-01-10 1994-02-19 Freddie Pendleton IBF
1994-02-19 1995-05-06 Rafael Ruelas IBF
1995-05-06 1995-07[1] Oscar De La Hoya IBF
1995-08-19 1997-08-02 Philip Holiday IBF
1997-08-02 1999-04-17[1] Shane Mosley IBF
1999-08-20 2003-06-Vacated Paul Spadafora[4] IBF
2003-11-22 2004-05-13 Javier Jauregui IBF
2004-05-13 2005-03-01[1] Julio Díaz IBF
2005-06-17 2005-09-17 Leavander Johnson IBF
2005-09-17 2007-02-03 Jesús Chávez IBF
2008-02-03 2007-10-19 Julio Díaz IBF
2007-10-19 2008-03-08 Juan Díaz IBF
2008-03-08 2009-02-13-Stripped Nate Campbell[4] IBF
2010-08-14 2014-09-13 Miguel Vazquez IBF
2014-09-13 2015-06-26-Vacated Mickey Bey IBF

WBO

Reign began Reign ended Champion Recognition
1989-05-06 1990-09-22 Mauricio Aceves WBO
1990-09-22 1991-09-14[1] Dingaan Thobela WBO
1992-09-25 1994[1] Giovanni Parisi WBO
1994-07-29 1996[1] Oscar De La Hoya WBO
1996-04-13 2004-01-03 Artur Grigorian WBO
2004-01-03 2004-08-07 Acelino Freitas WBO
2004-08-07 2005[1] Diego Corrales WBO
2006-04-29 2007-04-28 Acelino Freitas WBO
2007-04-28 2008-03-08 Juan Díaz WBO
2008-03-08 2009-02-13-Stripped Nate Campbell[4] WBO
2010-02-28 2012-01-06-Stripped Juan Manuel Márquez WBO
2012-01-06 2014-03-01 Ricky Burns WBO
2014-03-01 2015-02-Vacated Terence Crawford WBO
2015-07-11 Present Terry Flanagan WBO

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Relinquished championship title.
  2. ^ Disputed; see Pedro Carrasco
  3. ^ Championship title withdrawn by sanctioning organization due to champion's failure or refusal to defend title against organization's top-ranked contender.
  4. ^ a b c d Stripped of championship title.

External links

  • Ken Buchanan - Lightweight Champion of the World - Ken Buchanan site with detailed bio, statistics, full fights and more
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.