WBA Featherweight Champion

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Featherweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

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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 ^ Present 11


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

^ - Chris John's interim title won on September 26, 2003 upgraded to full status when Juan Manuel Marquez unifies titles. John's regular status upgraded to super champion on March 27, 2009.