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Presidents

WBA Championship Belt

WBA Presidents

CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won Title Lineage Title Fights
Heavyweight Anthony Joshua 2017 April 29 Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Denis Lebedev 2013 Oct 03 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Dmitry Bivol 2014 Nov 8 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight George Groves 2016 Feb 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Gennady Golovkin 2014 Jun 3 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Welterweight Erislandy Lara 2013 Jun 8 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Keith Thurman 2013 Jan 27 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Lightweight Vacant 2016 May 28 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Jorge Linares 2015 Nov 21 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Featherweight Jezreel Corrales 2015 Nov 21 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Leo Santa Cruz 2016 Jul 30 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux 2010 Nov 13 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Zhanat Zhakiyanov 2016 Jun 18 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Flyweight Khalid Yafai 2016 Aug 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Kazuto Ioka 2013 Apr 6 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Flyweight Ryoichi Taguchi 2014 Dec 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Minimumweight Knockout CP Freshmart 2016 Jun 29 Title Lineage Title Fights

Super Champions

In 2001, the WBA created a new title: Super Champion. Their website states:

The SUPER WORLD CHAMPION CATEGORY OR UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION was created for those World Champions who hold the title of two or more organizations recognized by the WBA, like the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

However, the WBA also gives Super Champion status to fighters who aren't unified champions. Featherweight champion Chris John was named Super Champion even though he wasn't a unified champion. The WBA said it was an award for making ten successful title defenses. Welterweight champion Antonio Margarito was also named Super Champion even though he was not a unified champion and had not made a single title defense.

When a fighter is elevated to Super Champion, the regular title becomes vacant. Critics claim that the WBA created the Super Champion title just so they can collect more sanctioning fees. [1]

The first announced WBA ratings, on August 1962

Heavyweight
Light Heavyweight

Champion: Floyd Patterson
1. Sonny Liston
2. Ingemar Johansson
3. Eddie Machen
4. Zora Folley
5. Cleveland Williams
6. Archie Moore
7. Cassius Clay
8. Henry Cooper
9. Mike DeJohn
10. Roger Rischer

Champion: Harold Johnson
1. Eddie Cotton
2. Willie Pastrano
3. Doug Jones
4. Giulio Rinaldi
5. Mauro Mina
6. Erich Schoppner
7. Gustav Scholz
8. Chic Calderwood
9. Bobo Olson
10. Allen Thomas

Middleweight
Welterweight
Junior Welterweight

Champion: Gene Fullmer
1. Dick Tiger
2. Denny Moyer
3. Paul Pender
4. Terry Downes
5. Florentino Fernandez
6. George Benton
7. Joey Giambra
8. Ted Wright
9. Don Fullmer
10. Joey Archer

Champion: Emile Griffith
1. Luis Rodriguez
2. Ralph Dupas
3. Curtis Cokes
4. Jorge Fernandez
5. Brian Curvis
6. Dick Turner
7. Bob Fosmire
8. Bruno Visintin
9. Garland Randall
10. Samart Sorndaeng

Champion: Duilio Loi
1. Eddie Perkins
2. Bunny Grant
3. Louis Molina
4. Jose Stable
5. Johnny Gonsalves
6. Roberto Cruz
7. Ben Medina
8. Sid Prior
9. Shigemasa Kawakami
10. Jorge Sacoma

Lightweight
Junior Lightweight

Champion: Carlos Ortiz
1. Doug Vaillant
2. Kenny Lane
3. Paul Armstead
4. Carlos Hernandez
5. Joe Brown
6. Art Persley
7. Alfredo Urbina
8. Dave Charnley
9. Bert Somodio
10. Paolo Rosi

Champion: Flash Elorde
1. Auburn Copeland
2. Solomon Boysaw
3. Teruo Kosaka
4. Jose Luis Cruz
5. Rodolfo Marshall
6. Oscar Reyes
7. Mel Middleton
8. Johnny Bizzarro
9. David Floyd
10. Tommy Tibbs

Featherweight
Bantamweight
Flyweight

Champion: Davey Moore
1. Sugar Ramos
2. Rafiu King
3. Kazuo Takayama
4. Howard Winstone
5. Jet Bally
6. Harold Gomes
7. Danny Valdez
8. Veeranid Charoenmuang
9. Don Johnson
10. Floyd Robertson

Champion: Eder Jofre
1. Joe Medel
2. Herman Marques
3. Ismael Laguna
4. Mundo Esparza
5. Alphonse Halimi
6. Johnny Caldwell
7. Piero Rollo
8. Manny Elias
9. Jesus Pimentel
10. Katsutoshi Aoki

Champion: Pone Kingpetch
1. Sadao Yaoita
2. Pascual Perez
3. Ramon Arias
4. Salvatore Burruni
5. Bernardo Caraballo
6. Kyo Noguchi
7. Ray Perez
8. Marcel Juban
9. Mimoun Ben Ali
10. Fighting Harada

References