World Light Welterweight Champion
From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
- The 140-pound (maximum weight) World Champion, when the exact recognition source is unknown at times, or as generally recognized by the public and the boxing press .
- Originally known as the World Junior Welterweight Champion. The title bouts had a large share of notoriety thru Barney Ross, even gaining recognition in the brief resurgence with Tippy Larkin.
- Recognition has always been of debate in this era in this division depending on the basis of recognition. It has been said prior to the formation of the NYSAC, NBA, BBBoC, IBU and State controls all championships were based on individual and newspaper claims with 1919 being the ending year for this type of recognition. It also has been said that in the United States the recognition for championships were based on individual and newspaper claims for a longer period, even having newspaper decisions into at least the late 1920s. It also has been said that in this era the NBA at times announced recognition and withdrew recognition of championships at their convention and in newspapers.
For more history, see weight divisions
|Reign Began||Reign Ended|
|1||Pinky Mitchell||15 Nov 1922||27 Mar 1925
21 Sept 1926 by Wisconsin
|2||James (Red) Herring||
31 Mar 1925
|at least Oct 1925 C||1|
|3||Mushy Callahan||21 Sept 1926||18 Feb 1930||3|
|4||Jackie (Kid) Berg||18 Feb 1930||24 April 1931||6|
|5||Tony Canzoneri (1)||24 April 1931||18 Jan 1932||3|
|6||Johnny Jadick||18 Mar 1932||20 Feb 1933||1|
|7||Battling Shaw||20 Feb 1933||21 May 1933||-|
|8||Tony Canzoneri (2)||21 May 1933||23 Jun 1933||-|
|9||Barney Ross||23 Jun 1933||9 Apr 1935 V||10|
|10||Tippy Larkin||29 April 1946||1946 RD||1|
C - Recognition ceases
V - Vacates division lapse
RD - Recognition of division ceases