Talk:World Welterweight Title Fights

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The main wiki's list of welterweight world champions, the welterweight world champions list on Hickoksports.com and BoxRec (e.g. the NYSAC World welterweight title fights list, the NBA World welterweight title fights list, and the IBU World welterweight title fights list) having been consulted, possible welterweight world title fights are listed in the following: (Fights held at weights for which BoxRec does not specify a weight division are not included.)

No.
Date
Boxer
Result
Boxer
Title in BoxRec
Location
1888 Oct 30 Paddy Duffy KO 17 Billy McMillan 1 Fort Foote, Virginia, USA
1889 Mar 29 Paddy Duffy DQ 45 Tom Meadows World San Francisco, California, USA
1891 Feb 17 Tommy Ryan RTD 76 Danny Needham Vacant World Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
1891 Aug 9 Tommy Ryan KO 3 Billy McMillan World Richardson, Illinois, USA
1891 Dec 13 Tommy Ryan KO 14 Frank Howson World near Chicago, Illinois, USA
1892 Jul 30 Tommy Ryan TKO 17 Jack Wilkes World South Omaha, Nebraska, USA
1892 Dec 14 Mysterious Billy Smith KO 14 Danny Needham 2 San Francisco, California, USA
1893 Apr 17 Mysterious Billy Smith KO 2 Tommy Williams 3 Brooklyn, New York, USA
1894 Jul 26 Tommy Ryan PTS 20 Mysterious Billy Smith World Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
1895 May 27 Tommy Ryan PTS 18 Mysterious Billy Smith World Coney Island, New York, USA
1897 Feb 24 Tommy Ryan TKO 9 Tom Tracey World Syracuse, New York, USA
1897 Mar 17 George Green TKO 12 Mysterious Billy Smith 4 Carson City, Nevada, USA
1897 May 26 George Green KO 15 Charles McKeever 5 San Francisco, California, USA
1898 Jun 13 Tommy Ryan TKO 14 Tommy West 6 New York, New York, USA
1898 Aug 25 Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 25 Matty Matthews World New York, New York, USA
1898 Oct 7 Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 25 Charles McKeever World New York, New York, USA
1898 Dec 6 Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 20 Joe Walcott 7 New York, New York, USA
1899 Mar 10 Mysterious Billy Smith TKO 14 Kid Lavigne World San Francisco, California, USA
1899 Jun 30 Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 20 Charles McKeever 8 New York, New York, USA
1899 Aug 31 Tommy Ryan PTS 20 Jack Moffat 9 Dubuque, Iowa, USA
1899 Nov 8 Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 20 Charles McKeever 10 Brooklyn, New York, USA
1900 Jan 15 James (Rube) Ferns DQ 21 Mysterious Billy Smith World Buffalo, New York, USA
1900 Jan 26 Mysterious Billy Smith KO 22 Frank McConnell World 11 New York, New York, USA
1900 Feb 22 James (Rube) Ferns PTS 20 Mike Donovan 12 Buffalo, New York, USA
1900 Mar 12 Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 25 Jack Mahoney 13 Brooklyn, New York, USA
1900 Apr 17 Matty Matthews KO 19 Mysterious Billy Smith World New York, New York, USA
1900 May 24 James (Rube) Ferns KO 1 Jack Bennett 14 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
1900 Jun 5 Eddie Connolly PTS 25 Matty Matthews World Brooklyn, New York, USA
1900 Aug 13 James (Rube) Ferns TKO 15 Eddie Connolly World Buffalo, New York, USA
1900 Sep 1 James (Rube) Ferns PTS 15 Matty Matthews World Detroit, Michigan, USA
1900 Oct 16 Matty Matthews PTS 15 James (Rube) Ferns World Detroit, Michigan, USA
1901 Apr 29 Matty Matthews PTS 20 Tom Couhig World Louisville, Kentucky, USA
1901 May 24 James (Rube) Ferns KO 10 Matty Matthews World 15 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
1901 Sep 23 James (Rube) Ferns KO 9 Frank Erne World Fort Erie, Ontario, CAN
1901 Nov 28 James (Rube) Ferns PTS 15 Charles Dutch Thurston World 16 Detroit, Michigan, USA
1901 Nov 28 Joe Walcott PTS 20 Young Peter Jackson World Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1901 Dec 18 Joe Walcott TKO 5 James (Rube) Ferns World Fort Erie, Ontario, CAN
1902 Jun 23 Joe Walcott PTS 15 Tommy West 17 Covent Garden, London, UK
1903 Apr 2 Joe Walcott PTS 20 Human:39953 World Los Angeles, California, USA
1903 Jun 18 Joe Walcott PTS 20 Young Peter Jackson World Portland, Oregon, USA
1903 Jul 3 Joe Walcott KO 3 Mose LaFontise World Butte, Montana, USA
1904 Apr 29 Dixie Kid DQ 20 Joe Walcott World 18 San Francisco, California, USA
1904 Sep 5 Joe Walcott PTS 15 Sam Langford 19 Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
1906 Jan 19 Joe Gans KO 15 Mike (Twin) Sullivan World San Francisco, California, USA
1906 Mar 17 Joe Gans TKO 10 Mike (Twin) Sullivan 20 Los Angeles, California, USA
1906 Jul 10 Joe Walcott KO 8 Jack Dougherty World Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
1906 Sep 29 Joe Walcott PTS 20 Billy Rhodes World Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1906 Oct 16 William (Honey) Mellody PTS 15 Joe Walcott World Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
1906 Nov 29 William (Honey) Mellody TKO 12 Joe Walcott World Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
1907 Jan 8 William (Honey) Mellody PTS 15 Terry Martin World Augusta, Maine, USA
1907 Apr 23 Mike (Twin) Sullivan PTS 20 William (Honey) Mellody World Los Angeles, California, USA
1907 Sep 2 Stanley Ketchel KO 32 Joe Thomas 21 Colma, California, USA
1907 Nov 1 Frank Mantell KO 15 William (Honey) Mellody 22 Dayton, Ohio, USA
1907 Nov 27 Mike (Twin) Sullivan KO 13 Human:17532 World Los Angeles, California, USA
1908 Jan 23 Harry Lewis TKO 3 Frank Mantell 23 New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1908 Mar 26 Harry Lewis PTS 15 Terry Martin 24 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1908 Apr 20 Harry Lewis KO 4 William (Honey) Mellody World 25 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1908 Apr 22 Mike (Twin) Sullivan PTS 25 Jimmy Gardner World Vernon, California, USA
1908 May 2 Willie Lewis KO 5 Walter Stanton 26 Paris, Paris, FRA
1908 Nov 7 Jimmy Gardner PTS 15 Jimmy Clabby World (LA) New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1908 Nov 26 Jimmy Gardner PTS 20 Jimmy Clabby World (LA) Gretna, Louisiana, USA
1909 May 26 Willie Lewis KO 3 Andrew Jeptha 27 Charing Cross, London, UK
1909 Jun 8 Jimmy Gardner PTS 12 Tommy Quill World (LA) Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1910 Feb 19 Harry Lewis PTS 25 Willie Lewis World Paris, Paris, FRA
1910 Apr 23 Harry Lewis PTS 25 Willie Lewis World Paris, Paris, FRA
1910 Jun 27 Harry Lewis TKO 7 Young Joseph World 28 Whitechapel, London, UK
1910 Nov 2 Jimmy Clabby KO 7 Bob Bryant World (AUS) Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
1910 Dec 26 Jimmy Clabby KO 1 George Gus Devitt World (AUS) Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
1911 Jan 25 Harry Lewis KO 4 Johnny Summers 29 Kensington, London, UK
1912 Feb 22 Ray Bronson NWS 10 Young Erne 30 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
1912 Apr 1 Ray Bronson PTS 15 Clarence English 31 Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
1912 May 23 Ray Bronson NWS 10 Harry Brewer 32 Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1912 May 29 Ray Bronson NWS 10 Packey McFarland 32 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
1912 Sep 9 Ray Bronson NWS 12 Hilliard Lang 32 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
1912 Oct 4 Marcel Thomas PTS 15 Dixie Kid 33 Paris, Paris, FRA
1913 Jan 13 Spike Kelly PTS 8 Ray Bronson 34 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1913 Feb 7 Spike Kelly PTS 10 Tommy Howell 35 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1913 Apr 11 Spike Kelly NWS 10 Billy Walters 36 Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
1913 May 12 Ray Bronson NWS 10 Young Denny 32 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1913 Jul 22 Mike Glover TKO 4 Marcel Thomas 37 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1913 Oct 9 Spike Kelly NWS 10 Mike Gibbons 35 Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
1913 Nov 24 Spike Kelly NWS 10 Lee Barrett 35 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
1913 Nov 27 Mike Glover NWS 10 Jack Britton 38 Brooklyn, New York, USA
1913 Dec 15 Spike Kelly PTS 15 Billy Walters 35 Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
1914 Jan 1 Waldemar Holberg PTS 20 Ray Bronson World (AUS) 39 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
1914 Jan 19 Mike Glover NWS 10 Jack Britton 38 New York, New York, USA
1914 Jan 24 Tom McCormick DQ 6 Waldemar Holberg World (AUS) 40 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
1914 Feb 14 Tom McCormick KO 1 Johnny Summers 41 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
1914 Mar 21 Matt Wells PTS 20 Tom McCormick World Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
1915 Jun 1 Mike Glover PTS 12 Matt Wells World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1915 Jun 9 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Kid Graves 42 New York, New York, USA
1915 Jun 22 Jack Britton PTS 12 Mike Glover World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1915 Aug 31 Ted (Kid) Lewis PTS 12 Jack Britton World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1915 Sep 28 Ted (Kid) Lewis PTS 12 Jack Britton World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1915 Oct 26 Ted (Kid) Lewis PTS 12 Joe Mandot World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1915 Nov 2 Ted (Kid) Lewis PTS 12 Milburn Saylor World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1915 Nov 23 Ted (Kid) Lewis KO 1 Lockport Jimmy Duffy 43 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1915 Dec 28 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Willie Ritchie World 44 New York, New York, USA
1916 Jan 17 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Kid Graves World Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
1916 Jan 20 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Jack Britton World Buffalo, New York, USA
1916 Feb 15 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Jack Britton World Brooklyn, New York, USA
1916 Feb 21 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Lockport Jimmy Duffy World Buffalo, New York, USA
1916 Mar 1 Ted (Kid) Lewis PTS 20 Harry Stone World New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1916 Apr 24 Jack Britton PTS 20 Ted (Kid) Lewis World New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1916 Sep 5 Jack Britton NWS 10 Joe Welling World Buffalo, New York, USA
1916 Oct 17 Jack Britton PTS 12 Ted (Kid) Lewis World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1916 Nov 14 Jack Britton PTS 12 Ted (Kid) Lewis World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1916 Nov 21 Jack Britton PTS 12 Charley White World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1917 Jan 1 Jack Britton NWS 10 Lockport Jimmy Duffy World Buffalo, New York, USA
1917 Jun 25 Ted (Kid) Lewis PTS 20 Jack Britton World Dayton, Ohio, USA
1917 Dec 17 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 12 Bryan Downey World Columbus, Ohio, USA
1918 Mar 6 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Jack Britton World Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1918 May 2 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 10 Jack Britton World Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
1918 May 17 Ted (Kid) Lewis PTS 20 Johnny Tillman World Denver, Colorado, USA
1918 Jul 4 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 20 Johnny Griffiths World Akron, Ohio, USA
1918 Sep 23 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 8 Benny Leonard World Newark, New Jersey, USA
1919 Mar 10 Ted (Kid) Lewis NWS 8 Johnny Griffiths World Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1919 Mar 17 Jack Britton KO 9 Ted (Kid) Lewis World Canton, Ohio, USA
1919 Mar 24 Jack Britton NWS 10 Jack Perry World Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
1919 May 19 Jack Britton NWS 10 Joe Welling World Syracuse, New York, USA
1919 Jul 4 Jack Britton NWS 15 Johnny Griffiths World Canton, Ohio, USA
1919 Jul 28 Jack Britton NWS 8 Ted (Kid) Lewis World Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
1919 Nov 5 Jack Britton NWS 10 Johnny Tillman World Detroit, Michigan, USA
1920 May 31 Jack Britton NWS 15 Johnny Griffiths World Akron, Ohio, USA
1920 Jun 2 Jack Britton NWS 8 Young Joe Borrell World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1920 Aug 23 Jack Britton PTS 12 Lou Bogash World Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
1920 Sep 3 Jack Britton NWS 10 Johnny Tillman World Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1920 Oct 8 Jack Britton NWS 12 Jack Perry 45 Toledo, Ohio, USA
1921 Feb 7 Jack Britton UD 15 Ted (Kid) Lewis World New York, New York, USA
1921 Jun 3 Jack Britton PTS 10 Dave Shade World Milwaukie, Oregon, USA
1921 Jun 8 Jack Britton PTS 10 Frank Barrieau 46 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
1922 Feb 17 Jack Britton MD 15 Dave Shade World New York, New York, USA
1922 May 5 Jack Britton PTS 10 Cowboy Padgett 47 Omaha, Nebraska, USA
1922 Jun 26 Jack Britton DQ 13 Benny Leonard World Bronx, New York, USA
1922 Oct 10 Jack Britton PTS 12 Jimmy Kelly 48 Havana, CUB
1922 Nov 1 Mickey Walker UD 15 Jack Britton World New York, New York, USA
1923 Mar 22 Mickey Walker NWS 12 Pete Latzo World Newark, New Jersey, USA
1923 Jul 27 Jimmy Jones PTS 10 Dave Shade World (MA)/NYSAC Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1923 Oct 8 Jimmy Jones NC 9 Mickey Walker NBA Newark, New Jersey, USA
1924 Jun 2 Mickey Walker UD 10 Lew Tendler NBA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1924 Oct 1 Mickey Walker KO 6 Bobby Barrett NBA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1925 Sep 21 Mickey Walker SD 15 Dave Shade World Bronx, New York, USA
1925 Nov 25 Mickey Walker NWS 12 Sailor Friedman World Newark, New Jersey, USA
1926 May 20 Pete Latzo UD 10 Mickey Walker World Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
1926 Jun 29 Pete Latzo KO 5 Willie Harmon 49 Newark, New Jersey, USA
1926 Jul 9 Pete Latzo DQ 4 George Levine World New York, New York, USA
1927 Jun 3 Joe Dundee PTS 15 Pete Latzo World/NYSAC New York, New York, USA
1927 Jul 13 Joe Dundee NWS 10 Billy Drako World 50 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1929 Mar 25 Jackie Fields PTS 10 Young Jack Thompson Vacant NBA Chicago, Illinois, USA
1929 Jul 25 Jackie Fields DQ 2 Joe Dundee NBA Detroit, Michigan, USA
1930 May 9 Young Jack Thompson PTS 15 Jackie Fields World/NBA Detroit, Michigan, USA
1930 Sep 5 Tommy Freeman PTS 15 Young Jack Thompson World/NBA Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1931 Apr 14 Young Jack Thompson TKO 12 Tommy Freeman World/NBA Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1931 Oct 23 Lou Brouillard UD 15 Young Jack Thompson World/NBA Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1932 Jan 28 Jackie Fields UD 10 Lou Brouillard World/NBA Chicago, Illinois, USA
1933 Feb 22 Young Corbett III PTS 10 Jackie Fields World/NBA San Francisco, California, USA
1933 May 29 Jimmy McLarnin TKO 1 Young Corbett III World Los Angeles, California, USA
1934 May 28 Barney Ross SD 15 Jimmy McLarnin World Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
1934 Sep 17 Jimmy McLarnin SD 15 Barney Ross World Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
1935 May 28 Barney Ross UD 15 Jimmy McLarnin World New York, New York, USA
1936 Nov 27 Barney Ross UD 15 Izzy Jannazzo World New York, New York, USA
1937 Sep 23 Barney Ross UD 15 Ceferino Garcia World New York, New York, USA
1938 Feb 16 Felix Wouters PTS 15 Gustav Eder IBU Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, BEL
1938 May 31 Henry Armstrong UD 15 Barney Ross World Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
1938 Nov 25 Henry Armstrong UD 15 Ceferino Garcia World New York, New York, USA
1938 Dec 5 Henry Armstrong TKO 3 Al Manfredo World Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1939 Jan 10 Henry Armstrong PTS 10 Baby Arizmendi World Los Angeles, California, USA
1939 Mar 4 Henry Armstrong TKO 4 Bobby Pacho World Havana, CUB
1939 Mar 16 Henry Armstrong KO 1 Lew Feldman World Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1939 Mar 31 Henry Armstrong TKO 12 Davey Day World New York, New York, USA
1939 May 25 Henry Armstrong PTS 15 Ernie Roderick World Harringay, London, UK
1939 Oct 9 Henry Armstrong TKO 4 Al Manfredo World 51 Des Moines, Iowa, USA
1939 Oct 13 Henry Armstrong KO 2 Howard Scott World Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
1939 Oct 20 Henry Armstrong TKO 3 Ritchie Fontaine World Seattle, Washington, USA
1939 Oct 24 Henry Armstrong PTS 10 Jimmy Garrison World Los Angeles, California, USA
1939 Oct 30 Henry Armstrong TKO 4 Bobby Pacho World Denver, Colorado, USA
1939 Dec 11 Henry Armstrong KO 7 Jimmy Garrison World Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1940 Jan 4 Henry Armstrong KO 5 Joe Ghnouly World Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1940 Jan 24 Henry Armstrong TKO 9 Pedro Montanez World New York, New York, USA
1940 Apr 26 Henry Armstrong TKO 7 Paul Junior World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1940 May 24 Henry Armstrong TKO 5 Ralph Zannelli World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1940 Jun 21 Henry Armstrong TKO 3 Paul Junior World Portland, Maine, USA
1940 Sep 23 Henry Armstrong KO 4 Phil Furr World Washington, District of Columbia, USA
1940 Oct 4 Fritzie Zivic UD 15 Henry Armstrong World New York, New York, USA
1940 Oct 14 Izzy Jannazzo SD 15 Cocoa Kid World (MD) Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1941 Jan 17 Fritzie Zivic TKO 12 Henry Armstrong World New York, New York, USA
1941 Apr 14 Izzy Jannazzo SD 15 Jimmy Leto World (MD) Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1941 Jul 29 Freddie (Red) Cochrane PTS 15 Fritzie Zivic World Newark, New Jersey, USA
1946 Feb 1 Marty Servo KO 4 Freddie (Red) Cochrane World New York, New York, USA
1946 Dec 20 Sugar Ray Robinson UD 15 Tommy Bell World/NBA/Vacant NYSAC New York, New York, USA
1947 Jun 24 Sugar Ray Robinson TKO 8 Jimmy Doyle World Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1947 Dec 19 Sugar Ray Robinson TKO 6 Chuck Taylor World Detroit, Michigan, USA
1948 Jun 28 Sugar Ray Robinson UD 15 Bernard Docusen World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1949 Jul 11 Sugar Ray Robinson UD 15 Kid Gavilan World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1950 Aug 9 Sugar Ray Robinson PTS 15 Charley Fusari World Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
1951 Mar 14 Johnny Bratton SD 15 Charley Fusari Vacant NBA Chicago, Illinois, USA
1951 May 18 Kid Gavilan UD 15 Johnny Bratton NBA New York, New York, USA
1951 Aug 29 Kid Gavilan SD 15 Billy Graham NBA New York, New York, USA
1952 Feb 4 Kid Gavilan SD 15 Bobby Dykes World Miami, Florida, USA
1952 Jul 7 Kid Gavilan TKO 11 Gil Turner World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1952 Oct 5 Kid Gavilan UD 15 Billy Graham World Havana, CUB
1953 Feb 11 Kid Gavilan TKO 10 Chuck Davey World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1953 Sep 18 Kid Gavilan SD 15 Carmen Basilio World Syracuse, New York, USA
1953 Nov 13 Kid Gavilan UD 15 Johnny Bratton World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1954 Oct 20 Johnny Saxton UD 15 Kid Gavilan World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1955 Apr 1 Tony DeMarco TKO 14 Johnny Saxton World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1955 Jun 10 Carmen Basilio TKO 12 Tony DeMarco World Syracuse, New York, USA
1955 Nov 30 Carmen Basilio TKO 12 Tony DeMarco World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1956 Mar 14 Johnny Saxton UD 15 Carmen Basilio World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1956 Sep 12 Carmen Basilio TKO 9 Johnny Saxton World Syracuse, New York, USA
1957 Feb 22 Carmen Basilio TKO 2 Johnny Saxton World Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1957 Oct 29 Virgil Akins KO 14 Tony DeMarco Vacant World (MA) Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1958 Jan 21 Virgil Akins TKO 12 Tony DeMarco World (MA) Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1958 Jun 6 Virgil Akins TKO 4 Vince Martinez Vacant World Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1958 Dec 5 Don Jordan UD 15 Virgil Akins World Los Angeles, California, USA
1959 Apr 24 Don Jordan UD 15 Virgil Akins World Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1959 Jul 10 Don Jordan UD 15 Denny Moyer World Portland, Oregon, USA
1960 May 27 Benny Paret UD 15 Don Jordan World Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
1960 Dec 10 Benny Paret UD 15 Luis Federico Thompson World New York, New York, USA
1961 Apr 1 Emile Griffith KO 13 Benny Paret World Miami Beach, Florida, USA
1961 Jun 3 Emile Griffith TKO 12 Gaspar Ortega World Los Angeles, California, USA
1961 Sep 30 Benny Paret SD 15 Emile Griffith World New York, New York, USA
1962 Mar 24 Emile Griffith TKO 12 Benny Paret World New York, New York, USA
1962 Jul 13 Emile Griffith UD 15 Ralph Dupas World Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
1966 Dec 8 Charlie Shipes TKO 10 Percy Manning Vacant World (CA) Hayward, California, USA
1972 Jun 16 Hedgemon Lewis UD 15 Billy Backus Vacant NYSAC Syracuse, New York, USA
1972 Dec 8 Hedgemon Lewis UD 15 Billy Backus NYSAC Syracuse, New York, USA

1 Paddy Duffy vs. Billy McMillan on October 30, 1888: "After this fight Duffy claimed to be the first welterweight champion under Marquess of Queensbury Rules (skin-tight gloves)"

2 Mysterious Billy Smith vs. Danny Needham on December 14, 1892: "After this fight Smith first laid claim to World (142 lbs) Welter title."

3 Mysterious Billy Smith vs. Tommy Williams on April 17, 1893: "For Smith's claim of World Welterweight champion"

4 George Green vs. Mysterious Billy Smith on March 17, 1897: "With Tommy Ryan showing more interest as a middleweight Green claimed the World Welterweight title"

5 George Green vs. Charles McKeever on May 26, 1897: "Green defended his World Welterweight title claim"

6 Tommy Ryan vs. Tommy West on June 13, 1898: "Although listed in Ring Record Books as a title fight, the agreement was a catchweight contest with both men above the then welter limit (142lbs). In reality it was a defence by Ryan of his World Middleweight Title claim. New York Journal gave Ryan's weight as 142lb."

7 Mysterious Billy Smith vs. Joe Walcott on December 6, 1898: "Billed for the World Welterweight title. Both men weighed over the then welter limit of 142lbs."

8 Mysterious Billy Smith vs. Charles McKeever on June 30, 1899: "Sometimes recorded as a World Welterweight title fight but no mention of that appeared in the New York Herald while the New York Times reported it as a match made at catchweight."

9 Tommy Ryan vs. Jack Moffat on August 31, 1899: "Billed as a World Welterweight title fight but with both men above welter it was in fact for Ryan's middleweight title."

10 Mysterious Billy Smith vs. Charles McKeever on November 8, 1899: "Sometimes recorded as a World Welterweight title fight. Both men weighed over the then welter limit of 142lbs."

11 Mysterious Billy Smith vs. Frank McConnell on January 26, 1900: "Although listed in Ring Record Book as a title fight the New York Herald reports the match was made at 148lbs. Smith becomes the undisputed champion."

12 James Rube Ferns vs. Mike Donovan on February 22, 1900: "Advertised as a World Welterweight title fight at 145lbs (accepted weight limit was 142lbs)"

13 Billy Smith vs. Jack Mahoney on March 12, 1900: "Billed as a World Welterweight title fight. Both men weighed over the then welter limit of 142lbs."

14 James Rube Ferns vs. Jack Bennett on May 24, 1900: "Billed World & American 142 lbs Welterweight Title"

15 Matty Matthews vs. James Rube Ferns on May 24, 1901: "Billed World & American 142 lbs Title"

16 James Rube Ferns vs. Charles Dutch Thurston on November 28, 1901: "Differing reports on this fight with the Chicago Tribune saying Ferns made a successful defence while the Philadelphia Item makes no mention of the title being at stake. UPDATE: Title Fight at 145lbs according to Detroit newspaper. Both fighters easily made 145lbs, with Ferns a pound lighter."

17 Joe Walcott vs. Tommy West on June 23, 1902: "Billed Welterweight World Title Although listed as a title bout both men were almost certainly over 142lbs."

18 Joe Walcott vs. Dixie Kid on April 29, 1904: "Walcott was 2 1/4 pounds overweight, while Dixie Kid was below 140 pounds. Winning easily Walcott was disqualified for a kidney punch, although Walcott had been landing them throughout with no warning of foul. The contest was disregarded as a title bout and Walcott continued as champion when it was later discovered the referee had bet on the Dixie Kid."

19 Joe Walcott vs. Sam Langford on September 5, 1904: "Walcott signed to defend his claim as World Welterweight champion in this fight but as weights were never disclosed doubt remains as to whether this was a true title defence."

20 Joe Gans vs. Mike Twin Sullivan on March 17, 1906: "Bout for Welter Title claim at 142 lbs, but all bets off when Sullivan came in overweight;"

21 Stanley Ketchel vs. Joe Thomas on September 2, 1907: "Ketchel claimed the World Welterweight Title after this bout, although bout held at 150 pounds"

22 Honey Mellody vs. Frank Mantell on November 1, 1907: "Promoted as a Welterweight Championship bout."

23 Frank Mantell vs. Harry Lewis on January 23, 1908: "Lewis claimed the World Welterweight Title"

24 Harry Lewis vs. Terry Martin on March 26, 1908: "For Lewis's claim of World Welterweight championship. Fought at catchweights."

25 Harry Lewis vs. Honey Mellody on April 20, 1908: "Promoted as a Welterweight Championship bout."

26 Willie Lewis vs. Walter Stanton on May 2, 1908: "Billed World 150 lbs Welterweight Title"

27 Willie Lewis vs. Andrew Jeptha on May 26, 1909: "Sometimes reported as a Welterweight World Championship (147lbs)"

28 Harry Lewis vs. Young Joseph on June 27, 1910: "This is shown as a WORLD TITLE FIGHT per the 1988 British Boxing Year Book and the 1986/87 Ring Record Book."

29 Harry Lewis vs. Johnny Summers on January 25, 1911: "Sometimes listed as a welterweight title fight, but Harry Lewis weighed above the contracted 144lbs for the fight and paid a forfeit."

30 Ray Bronson vs. Young Erne on February 22, 1912: "Ray Bronson, welterweight championship claimant, last night succesfully defended the title he has assumed ..."

31 Ray Bronson vs. Clarence English on April 1, 1912: "Bronson claimed the American version of the World Welterweight title (147lbs)"

32 Ray Bronson vs. different opponents on different dates in 1912/13: "Bronson defended the American version of the World Welterweight title in a no-decision bout"

33 Marcel Thomas vs. Dixie Kid on October 4, 1912: "Thomas wins World Welterweight title recognition in Europe"

34 Ray Bronson vs. Spike Kelly on January 13, 1913: "Kelly claims American version of World Welterweight title"

35 Spike Kelly vs. different opponents on different dates in 1913: "Kelly defends claim for the American version of World Welterweight title"

36 Spike Kelly vs. Billy Walters on April 11, 1913: "Billed for the American version of World Welterweight title"

37 Marcel Thomas vs. Mike Glover on July 22, 1913: "Thomas loses his World Welterweight title recognition in Europe Glover claimed the title"

38 Mike Glover vs. Jack Britton on different dates in 1913/14: "Glover defends his claim as World Welterweight champion."

39 Ray Bronson vs. Waldemar Holberg on January 1, 1914: "Holberg takes over Bronson's World Welterweight title claim"

40 Waldemar Holberg vs. Tom McCormick on January 24, 1914: "McCormick takes over Holberg's World Welterweight title claim."

41 Tom McCormick vs. Johnny Summers on February 14, 1914: "McCormick defends his claim as World Welterweight champion."

42 Ted (Kid) Lewis vs. Kid Graves on June 9, 1915: "Lewis defends his claim as World Welterweight champion"

43 Ted (Kid) Lewis vs. Lockport Jimmy Duffy on November 23, 1915: "Sometimes recorded in the Ring Record Book as a World Welterweight Title bout but according to Lewis it was a fight at catchweight"

44 Ted (Kid) Lewis vs. Willie Ritchie on December 28, 1915: "Although a no-decision contest it was billed for the World 142lb Welterweight championship"

45 Jack Britton vs. Jack Perry on October 8, 1920: "Jack Britton, welterweight champion of the world (barely) missed losing his title here Friday night …"

46 Jack Britton vs. Frank Barrieau on June 8, 1921: "Billed as a title bout but both men scaled over the limit (147lbs)"

47 Jack Britton vs. Cowboy Padgett on May 5, 1922: "Mansfield News reported this as a title bout; Bridgeport Telegram had advertised it as such"

48 Jack Britton vs. Jimmy Kelly on October 10, 1922: "Advertised for World Welterweight Title, but should be disregarded due to weights."

49 Pete Latzo vs. Willie Harmon on June 29, 1926: "World welterweight title at risk, although Latzo was overweight."

50 Joe Dundee vs. Billy Drako on July 13, 1927: "According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, this fight was advertised as being for the welterweight title (held by Dundee) and both men were inside 147 lbs." (encyclopaedia entry)

51 Henry Armstrong vs. Al Manfredo on October 9, 1939: "Advertised as a Non-Title bout, but should be considered a world title fight. The promoter and the two fighters prepared for a world title fight, but Harvey Miller, secretary of the NBA, said the NBA would not sanction it because Manfredo was not one of the top three contenders for the crown. This doesn't make sense because Armstrong fought many fighters over the three years that he had a title and many also were probably not ranked in the top three and he previously fought Manfredo in a title fight 10 months ago."

Some boxers won possible world welterweight title fights (see above) but have not been included in the world welterweight champions category:

--Emaster 01:58, 29 January 2010 (UTC)