IBF Light Welterweight Champion

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Light Welterweight champion as recognized by the International Boxing Federation.

  • Also known as Junior Welterweight (IBF/WBO) and Super Lightweight (WBA/WBC).
  • The maximum weight for this division is 140 pounds (63.5 kg, 10 stone).

RELATED LINK: IBF Light Welterweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Aaron Pryor 1984 Jun 22 1985 S 1
2 Gary Hinton 1986 Apr 26 1986 Oct 30 0
3 Joe Manley 1986 Oct 30 1987 Mar 4 0
4 Terry Marsh 1987 Mar 4 1987 R 1
5 Buddy McGirt 1988 Feb 14 1988 Sep 3 1
6 Meldrick Taylor 1988 Sep 3 1990 Mar 17 2
7 Julio Cesar Chavez 1990 Mar 17 1991 V 2
8 Rafael Pineda 1991 Dec 7 1992 Jul 18 1
9 Pernell Whitaker 1992 Jul 18 1993 V 0
10 Charles Murray 1993 May 15 1994 Feb 13 2
11 Jake Rodriguez 1994 Feb 13 1995 Jan 28 2
12 Kostya Tszyu 1995 Jan 28 1997 May 31 5
13 Vince Phillips 1997 May 31 1999 Feb 20 3
14 Terron Millett 1999 Feb 20 2000 S 1
15 Zab Judah 2000 Feb 12 2001 Nov 3 5
16 Kostya Tszyu (2) 2001 Nov 3 2005 Jun 4 3
17 Ricky Hatton 2005 Jun 4 2006 Mar 29 V 1
18 Juan Urango 2006 Jun 30 2007 Jan 20 0
19 Ricky Hatton (2) 2007 Jan 20 2007 Feb 9 V 0
20 Lovemore N'dou 2007 Feb 4 2007 Jun 16 0
21 Paul Malignaggi 2007 Jun 16 Present 1


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated