Commonwealth Middleweight Champion

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Middleweight champion as recognized by the Commonwealth Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 160 pounds (72.6 kg or 11 stone 6 lbs).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: Commonwealth Middleweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Ted (Kid) Lewis 1922 Jun 19 1923 Feb 15 1
2 Roland Todd 1923 Feb 15 1925 May 25S 0
3 Len Johnson 1926 Feb 20 1926 Jul 1V 2
4 Tommy Milligan 1926 Jul 12 1927 Feb 1V 2
5 Len Johnson (2)1 1926 Jul 20 1926 Jul 20 0
6 Frank Moody 1927 Feb 16 1927 Nov 27V 0
7 Alex Ireland 1928 Mar 14 1929 May 16 1
8 Len Harvey 1929 May 16 1933 Apr 10 6
9 Jock McAvoy 1933 Apr 10 1939 Jul 10S 4
10 Ron Richards 1940 Feb 26 1943 Sept 11V 2
11 Bos Murphy 1948 Jan 26 1948 May 18 0
12 Dick Turpin 1948 May 18 1949 Sept 6 2
13 Dave Sands 1949 Sept 6 1952 Jul 9R 1
14 Randy Turpin 1952 Oct 21 1952 Dec 9V 0
15 Al Bourke 1952 Dec 12 1954 Jul 3S 0
16 Johnny Sullivan 1954 Sept 14 1955 Jun 16 0
17 Pat McAteer 1955 Jun 16 1958 Mar 27 4
18 Dick Tiger 1958 Mar 27 1959 Jul 17V 0
19 John (Cowboy) McCormack 1959 Sept 15 1959 Nov 3 0
20 Terry Downes 1959 Nov 3 1960 Jun 1R 0
21 Wilf Greaves 1960 Jun 22 1960 Nov 30 0
22 Dick Tiger (2) 1960 Nov 30 1962 Oct 23V 0
23 Gomeo Brennan 1963 Oct 22 1964 Mar 14 0
24 Tuna Scanlan 1964 Mar 14 1964 Nov 1 0
25 Gomeo Brennan (2) 1964 Nov 12 1966 Mar 26 2
26 Blair Richardson 1966 Mar 26 1966 Jul 17R 0
27 Milo Calhoun 1967 Jul 30 1967 Oct 9 0
28 Johnny Pritchett 1967 Oct 9 1969 Feb 20R 1
29 Les McAteer 1969 Jul 14 1970 May 12 0
30 Mark Rowe 1970 May 12 1970 Sept 8 0
31 Bunny Sterling 1970 Sept 8 1972 Apr 14 3
32 Tony Mundine 1972 Apr 14 1974 Oct 5V 4
33 Monty Betham 1975 Jul 24 1978 Mar 17 5
34 Al Korovou 1978 Mar 17 1978 May 25 0
35 Ayub Kalule 1978 May 25 1979 Oct 24V 1
36 Tony Sibson 1980 Mar 4 1981 May 14S 0
37 Roy Gumbs 1983 Feb 8 1983 Sept 19 1
38 Mark Kaylor 1983 Sept 19 1984 Nov 27 0
39 Tony Sibson (2) 1984 Nov 27 1988 Feb 7R 2
40 Nigel Benn 1988 Apr 20 1989 May 21 3
41 Michael Watson 1989 May 21 1991 Sept 21R 1
42 Richie Woodhall 1992 Mar 26 1995 Oct 25V 4
43 Robert McCracken 1995 Nov 3 1997 Oct 1S 2
44 Johnson Tshuma 1997 Oct 31 1998 Mar 24 0
45 Paul Jones 1998 Mar 24 1999 Feb 27 0
46 Jason Matthews 1999 Feb 27 1999 Jul 17R 0
47 Alain Bonnamie 1999 Oct 5 2000 Jan 25R 0
48 Sam Soliman 2000 Jun 19 2000 Sept 16 0
49 Howard Eastman 2000 Sept 16 2004 Jan 30S 2
50 James Obede Toney 2004 Jul 3 2005 Sept 3S 0
51 Scott Dann 2006 Feb 10 2007 Jan 8R 0
52 Howard Eastman (2) 2007 Apr 20 2007 Sept 28S 0
53 Darren Barker 2007 Nov 14 2010 Jun 27V 4
54 Martin Murray 2010 Jul 16 Present 1


R - Retired S - Stripped V - Vacated

Notes

1: fight was recognized as a Commonwealth title fight in Australia, but not by any other authority, such that Johnson's second reign is said to have lasted the time of the fight and overlapped with that of Tommy Milligan.