WBA Featherweight Champion

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The 126-pound (maximum weight) world champion, as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

No Champion Reign began Reign ended Title Defences
1 Ultiminio Ramos 21 Mar 1963 26 Sep 1964 3
2 Vicente Saldivar 26 Sep 1964 Oct 1967 (Retired) 7
3 Raul Rojas 28 Mar 1968 27 Sep 1968 0
4 Shozo Saijo 27 Sep 1968 2 Sep 1971 5
5 Antonio Gomez 2 Sep 1971 19 Aug 1972 1
6 Ernesto Marcel 19 Aug 1972 1974 (Retired) 4
7 Ruben Olivares 9 Jul 1974 23 Nov 1974 0
8 Alexis Arguello 23 Nov 1974 1977 (Vacated) 4
9 Rafael Ortega 15 Jan 1977 17 Dec 1977 1
10 Cecilio Lastra 17 Dec 1977 15 Apr 1978 0
11 Eusebio Pedroza 15 Apr 1978 8 Jun 1985 19
12 Barry McGuigan 8 Jun 1985 23 Jun 1986 2
13 Steve Cruz 23 Jun 1986 6 Mar 1987 0
14 Antonio Esparragoza 6 Mar 1987 30 Mar 1991 7
15 Yong-Kyun Park 30 Mar 1991 4 Dec 1993 8
16 Eloy Rojas 4 Dec 1993 18 May 1996 6
17 Wilfredo Vazquez 18 May 1996 3 Apr 1998 (Stripped) 4
18 Freddie Norwood 3 Apr 1998 22 Sep 1998 (Stripped) 2
19 Antonio Cermeno 3 Oct 1998 29 May 1999 1
18 Freddie Norwood 29 May 1999 9 Sep 2000 3
20 Derrick Gainer 9 Sep 2000 1 Nov 2003 3
21 Juan Manuel Marquez 1 Nov 2003 (Super Champion) 2005 (Stripped) 3
22 Chris John 1 Nov 2003 (Regular Champion) Present 8