WBA Featherweight Champion

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The 126-pound (maximum weight) World Champion, as recognized by the [[World Boxing Association]].
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[[Featherweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Association]].
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* The maximum weight for this division is 126 pounds (57.2 kg or 9 stone).
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* One of the traditional eight divisions.
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* For [[National Boxing Association]] champions, see [[NBA World Featherweight Champion]].
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! width="150" | Champion
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'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBA Featherweight Title Fights]]
! width="150" | Reign began
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! width="150" | Reign ended
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! width="100" | Title Defences
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!<center>No.</center>
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!<center>Champion</center>
|'''1'''
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Began
|[[Ultiminio Ramos]]
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Ended
|21 Mar 1963
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!<center>Defenses</center>
|26 Sep 1964
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|1
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|[[Sugar Ramos]]
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|1963 Mar 21
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|1964 Sep 26
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|2
|'''2'''
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|[[Vicente Saldivar]]
 
|[[Vicente Saldivar]]
|26 Sep 1964
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|1964 Sep 26
|Oct 1967 (Retired)
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|1967 Oct <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|7
 
|7
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|3
|'''3'''
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|[[Raul Rojas]]
 
|[[Raul Rojas]]
|28 Mar 1968
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|1968 Mar 28
|27 Sep 1968
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|1968 Sep 27
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|4
|'''4'''
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|[[Shozo Saijo]]
 
|[[Shozo Saijo]]
|27 Sep 1968
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|1968 Sep 27
|2 Sep 1971
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|1971 Sep 2
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|5
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|- align=center
 
|5
 
|5
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|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
 
|'''5'''
 
 
|[[Antonio Gomez]]
 
|[[Antonio Gomez]]
|2 Sep 1971
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|1971 Sep 2
|19 Aug 1972
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|1972 Aug 19
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|6
|'''6'''
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|[[Ernesto Marcel]]
 
|[[Ernesto Marcel]]
|19 Aug 1972
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|1972 Aug 19
|1974 (Retired)
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|1974 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|7
|'''7'''
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|[[Ruben Olivares]]
 
|[[Ruben Olivares]]
|9 Jul 1974
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|1974 Jul 9
|23 Nov 1974
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|1974 Nov 23
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|8
|'''8'''
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|[[Alexis Arguello]]
 
|[[Alexis Arguello]]
|23 Nov 1974
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|1974 Nov 23
|1977 (Vacated)
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|1977 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|9
|'''9'''
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|[[Rafael Ortega]]
 
|[[Rafael Ortega]]
|15 Jan 1977
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|1977 Jan 15
|17 Dec 1977
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|1977 Dec 17
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|10
|'''10'''
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|[[Cecilio Lastra]]
 
|[[Cecilio Lastra]]
|17 Dec 1977
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|1977 Dec 17
|15 Apr 1978
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|1978 Apr 15
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|11
|'''11'''
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|[[Eusebio Pedroza]]
 
|[[Eusebio Pedroza]]
|15 Apr 1978
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|1978 Apr 15
|8 Jun 1985
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|1985 Jun 8
 
|19
 
|19
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|12
|'''12'''
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|[[Barry McGuigan]]
 
|[[Barry McGuigan]]
|8 Jun 1985
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|1985 Jun 8
|23 Jun 1986
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|1986 Jun 23
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|13
|'''13'''
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|[[Steve Cruz]]
 
|[[Steve Cruz]]
|23 Jun 1986
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|1986 Jun 23
|6 Mar 1987
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|1987 Mar 6
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|14
|'''14'''
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|[[Antonio Esparragoza]]
 
|[[Antonio Esparragoza]]
|6 Mar 1987
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|1987 Mar 6
|30 Mar 1991
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|1991 Mar 30
 
|7
 
|7
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|15
|'''15'''
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|[[Yong-Kyun Park]]
 
|[[Yong-Kyun Park]]
|30 Mar 1991
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|1991 Mar 30
|4 Dec 1993
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|1993 Dec 4
 
|8
 
|8
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|16
|'''16'''
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|[[Eloy Rojas]]
 
|[[Eloy Rojas]]
|4 Dec 1993
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|1993 Dec 4
|18 May 1996
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|1996 May 18
 
|6
 
|6
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|17
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|[[Wilfredo Vazquez]]
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|1996 May 18
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|1998 Apr 3 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|4
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|- align=center
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|18
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|[[Freddie Norwood]]
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|1998 Apr 3
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|1998 Sep 22 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|2
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|- align=center
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|19
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|[[Antonio Cermeno]]
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|1998 Oct 3
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|1999 May 29
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|1
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|- align=center
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|20
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|[[Freddie Norwood]] (2)
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|1999 May 29
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|2000 Sep 9
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|3
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|- align=center
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|21
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|[[Derrick Gainer]]
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|2000 Sep 9
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|2003 Nov 1
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|3
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|- align=center  
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|22
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|[[Juan Manuel Marquez]]
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|2003 Nov 1 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2005 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|3
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|- align=center
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|23
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|[[Chris John]]
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|2003 Nov 1 <sup><font color="red">RC</font>/<font color="red">SC</font>/<font color="red">SCIR</font>/<font color="red">SC</font> ^</sup>
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|Present
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|16
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|24
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|[[Yuriorkis Gamboa]]
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|2009 <sup><font color="red">RC</font>/<font color="red">SC</font>
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|2011 Jun 11 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|5
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|- align=center
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|25
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|[[Jonathan Victor Barros]]
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|2010 Dec 4 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2011 Oct 14
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|2
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|- align=center
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|26
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|[[Celestino Caballero]]
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|2011 Oct 14 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2012 Oct <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
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<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired<br>
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<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped<br>
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<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated<br>
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<sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup> - Regular Champion<br>
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<sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup> - Super Champion<br>
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<sup><font color="red">SCIR</font></sup> - Super Champion In Recess<br>
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^ - Chris John's interim title won on September 26, 2003 upgraded to full status when Juan Manuel Marquez unified titles.
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[[Category: World Featherweight Title Lineages|WBA]]

Revision as of 05:41, 8 October 2012

Featherweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Featherweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Sugar Ramos 1963 Mar 21 1964 Sep 26 3
2 Vicente Saldivar 1964 Sep 26 1967 Oct R 7
3 Raul Rojas 1968 Mar 28 1968 Sep 27 0
4 Shozo Saijo 1968 Sep 27 1971 Sep 2 5
5 Antonio Gomez 1971 Sep 2 1972 Aug 19 1
6 Ernesto Marcel 1972 Aug 19 1974 R 4
7 Ruben Olivares 1974 Jul 9 1974 Nov 23 0
8 Alexis Arguello 1974 Nov 23 1977 V 4
9 Rafael Ortega 1977 Jan 15 1977 Dec 17 1
10 Cecilio Lastra 1977 Dec 17 1978 Apr 15 0
11 Eusebio Pedroza 1978 Apr 15 1985 Jun 8 19
12 Barry McGuigan 1985 Jun 8 1986 Jun 23 2
13 Steve Cruz 1986 Jun 23 1987 Mar 6 0
14 Antonio Esparragoza 1987 Mar 6 1991 Mar 30 7
15 Yong-Kyun Park 1991 Mar 30 1993 Dec 4 8
16 Eloy Rojas 1993 Dec 4 1996 May 18 6
17 Wilfredo Vazquez 1996 May 18 1998 Apr 3 S 4
18 Freddie Norwood 1998 Apr 3 1998 Sep 22 S 2
19 Antonio Cermeno 1998 Oct 3 1999 May 29 1
20 Freddie Norwood (2) 1999 May 29 2000 Sep 9 3
21 Derrick Gainer 2000 Sep 9 2003 Nov 1 3
22 Juan Manuel Marquez 2003 Nov 1 SC 2005 S 3
23 Chris John 2003 Nov 1 RC/SC/SCIR/SC ^ Present 16
24 Yuriorkis Gamboa 2009 RC/SC 2011 Jun 11 S 5
25 Jonathan Victor Barros 2010 Dec 4 RC 2011 Oct 14 2
26 Celestino Caballero 2011 Oct 14 RC 2012 Oct V 1


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated
RC - Regular Champion
SC - Super Champion
SCIR - Super Champion In Recess

^ - Chris John's interim title won on September 26, 2003 upgraded to full status when Juan Manuel Marquez unified titles.

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