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'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBA Heavyweight Title Fights]]
 
'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBA Heavyweight Title Fights]]
  
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|- bgcolor=#ffdead
|- bgcolor=#DCDCDC
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!<center>No.</center>
! width="30" | No
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!<center>Champion</center>
! width="150" | Champion
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Began
! width="150" | Reign began
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Ended
! width="150" | Reign ended
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!<center>Defenses</center>
! width="100" | Title Defences
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|- align=center  
|-----
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|1
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|'''1'''
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|[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]]
|25 Feb 1964
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|1964 Feb 25
|19 Jun 1964 (Stripped)
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|1964 Jun 19 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|2
|'''2'''
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|[[Ernie Terrell]]
 
|[[Ernie Terrell]]
|5 Mar 1965
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|1965 Mar 5
|6 Feb 1967
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|1967 Feb 6
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|3
|'''3'''
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
|6 Feb 1967
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|1967 Feb 6
|29 Apr 1967 (Stripped)
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|1967 Apr 29 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|4
|'''4'''
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|[[Jimmy Ellis]]
 
|[[Jimmy Ellis]]
|27 Apr 1968
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|1968 Apr 27
|16 Feb 1970
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|1970 Feb 16
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|5
|'''5'''
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|[[Joe Frazier]]
 
|[[Joe Frazier]]
|16 Feb 1970
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|1970 Feb 16
|22 Jan 1973
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|1973 Jan 22
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|6
|'''6'''
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|[[George Foreman]]
 
|[[George Foreman]]
|22 Jan 1973
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|1973 Jan 22
|30 Oct 1974
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|1974 Oct 30
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|7
|'''7'''
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (3)
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]] (3)
|30 Oct 1974
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|1974 Oct 30
|15 Feb 1978
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|1978 Feb 15
 
|10
 
|10
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|8
|'''8'''
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|[[Leon Spinks]]
 
|[[Leon Spinks]]
|15 Feb 1978
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|1978 Feb 15
|15 Sep 1978
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|1978 Sep 15
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|9
|'''9'''
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (4)
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]] (4)
|15 Sep 1978
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|1978 Sep 15
|27 Apr 1979 (Retired)
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|1979 Apr 27 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|10
|'''10'''
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|[[John Tate]]
 
|[[John Tate]]
|20 Oct 1979
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|1979 Oct 20
|31 Mar 1980
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|1980 Mar 31
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|11
|'''11'''
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|[[Mike Weaver]]
 
|[[Mike Weaver]]
|31 Mar 1980
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|1980 Mar 31
|10 Dec 1982
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|1982 Dec 10
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|12
|'''12'''
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|[[Michael Dokes]]
 
|[[Michael Dokes]]
|10 Dec 1982
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|1982 Dec 10
|23 Sep 1983
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|1983 Sep 23
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|13
|'''13'''
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|[[Gerrie Coetzee]]
 
|[[Gerrie Coetzee]]
|23 Sep 1983
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|1983 Sep 23
|1 Dec 1984
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|1984 Dec 1
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|14
|'''14'''
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|[[Greg Page]]
 
|[[Greg Page]]
|1 Dec 1984
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|1984 Dec 1
|29 Apr 1985
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|1985 Apr 29
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|15
|'''15'''
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|[[Tony Tubbs]]
 
|[[Tony Tubbs]]
|29 Apr 1985
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|1985 Apr 29
|17 Jan 1986
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|1986 Jan 17
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|16
|'''16'''
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|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
 
|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
|17 Jan 1986
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|1986 Jan 17
|12 Dec 1986
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|1986 Dec 12
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|17
|'''17'''
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|[[James (Bonecrusher) Smith|James Smith]]
|[[James (Bonecrusher) Smith]]
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|1986 Dec 12
|12 Dec 1986
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|1987 Mar 7
|7 Mar 1987
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|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|18
|'''18'''
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|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|[[Mike Tyson]]
|7 Mar 1987
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|1987 Mar 7
|11 Feb 1990
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|1990 Feb 11
 
|8
 
|8
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|19
|'''19'''
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|[[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]]
|[[James (Buster) Douglas]]
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|1990 Feb 11
|11 Feb 1990
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|1990 Oct 25
|25 Oct 1990
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|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|20
|'''20'''
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|[[Evander Holyfield]]
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]]
|25 Oct 1990
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|1990 Oct 25
|13 Nov 1992
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|1992 Nov 13
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|21
|'''21'''
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|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|[[Riddick Bowe]]
|13 Nov 1992
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|1992 Nov 13
|6 Nov 1993
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|1993 Nov 6
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|22
|'''22'''
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|[[Evander Holyfield]] (2)
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]] (2)
|6 Nov 1993
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|1993 Nov 6
|22 Apr 1994
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|1994 Apr 22
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|23
|'''23'''
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|[[Michael Moorer]]
 
|[[Michael Moorer]]
|22 Apr 1994
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|1994 Apr 22
|5 Nov 1994
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|1994 Nov 5
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|24
|'''24'''
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|[[George Foreman]] (2)
 
|[[George Foreman]] (2)
|5 Nov 1994
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|1994 Nov 5
|4 Mar 1995 (Stripped)
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|1995 Mar 4 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|25
|'''25'''
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|[[Bruce Seldon]]
 
|[[Bruce Seldon]]
|8 Apr 1995
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|1995 Apr 8
|7 Sep 1996
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|1996 Sep 7
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|26
|'''26'''
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|[[Mike Tyson]] (2)
 
|[[Mike Tyson]] (2)
|7 Sep 1996
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|1996 Sep 7
|9 Nov 1996
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|1996 Nov 9
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|27
|'''27'''
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|[[Evander Holyfield]] (3)
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]] (3)
|9 Nov 1996
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|1996 Nov 9
|13 Nov 1999
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|1999 Nov 13
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|28
|'''28'''
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|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
|13 Nov 1999
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|1999 Nov 13
|29 Apr 2000 (Stripped)
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|2000 Apr 29 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|29
|'''29'''
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|[[Evander Holyfield]] (4)
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]] (4)
|12 Aug 2000
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|2000 Aug 12
|3 Mar 2001
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|2001 Mar 3
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|30
|'''30'''
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|[[John Ruiz]]
 
|[[John Ruiz]]
|3 Mar 2001
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|2001 Mar 3
|1 Mar 2003
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|2003 Mar 1
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|31
|'''31'''
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|[[Roy Jones, Jr.]]
 
|[[Roy Jones, Jr.]]
|1 Mar 2003
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|2003 Mar 1
|20 Feb 2004 (Vacated)
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|2004 Feb 20 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|32
|'''32'''
+
 
|[[John Ruiz]] (2)
 
|[[John Ruiz]] (2)
|20 Feb 2004
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|2004 Feb 20
|17 Dec 2005
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|2005 Dec 17
 
|3
 
|3
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|- align=center
|'''33'''
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|33
 
|[[Nikolay Valuev]]
 
|[[Nikolay Valuev]]
|17 Dec 2005
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|2005 Dec 17
|14 Apr 2007
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|2007 Apr 14
 
|3
 
|3
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|- align=center  
|'''34'''
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|34
 
|[[Ruslan Chagaev]]
 
|[[Ruslan Chagaev]]
|14 Apr 2007
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|2007 Apr 14
 
|present
 
|present
 
|1
 
|1
 
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<br clear=all>
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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>
  
 
[[Category: World Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBA]]
 
[[Category: World Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBA]]

Revision as of 15:41, 17 March 2008

Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Muhammad Ali 1964 Feb 25 1964 Jun 19 S 0
2 Ernie Terrell 1965 Mar 5 1967 Feb 6 2
3 Muhammad Ali (2) 1967 Feb 6 1967 Apr 29 S 1
4 Jimmy Ellis 1968 Apr 27 1970 Feb 16 1
5 Joe Frazier 1970 Feb 16 1973 Jan 22 4
6 George Foreman 1973 Jan 22 1974 Oct 30 2
7 Muhammad Ali (3) 1974 Oct 30 1978 Feb 15 10
8 Leon Spinks 1978 Feb 15 1978 Sep 15 0
9 Muhammad Ali (4) 1978 Sep 15 1979 Apr 27 R 0
10 John Tate 1979 Oct 20 1980 Mar 31 0
11 Mike Weaver 1980 Mar 31 1982 Dec 10 2
12 Michael Dokes 1982 Dec 10 1983 Sep 23 1
13 Gerrie Coetzee 1983 Sep 23 1984 Dec 1 0
14 Greg Page 1984 Dec 1 1985 Apr 29 0
15 Tony Tubbs 1985 Apr 29 1986 Jan 17 0
16 Tim Witherspoon 1986 Jan 17 1986 Dec 12 1
17 James Smith 1986 Dec 12 1987 Mar 7 0
18 Mike Tyson 1987 Mar 7 1990 Feb 11 8
19 James Douglas 1990 Feb 11 1990 Oct 25 0
20 Evander Holyfield 1990 Oct 25 1992 Nov 13 3
21 Riddick Bowe 1992 Nov 13 1993 Nov 6 2
22 Evander Holyfield (2) 1993 Nov 6 1994 Apr 22 0
23 Michael Moorer 1994 Apr 22 1994 Nov 5 0
24 George Foreman (2) 1994 Nov 5 1995 Mar 4 S 0
25 Bruce Seldon 1995 Apr 8 1996 Sep 7 1
26 Mike Tyson (2) 1996 Sep 7 1996 Nov 9 0
27 Evander Holyfield (3) 1996 Nov 9 1999 Nov 13 4
28 Lennox Lewis 1999 Nov 13 2000 Apr 29 S 0
29 Evander Holyfield (4) 2000 Aug 12 2001 Mar 3 0
30 John Ruiz 2001 Mar 3 2003 Mar 1 2
31 Roy Jones, Jr. 2003 Mar 1 2004 Feb 20 V 0
32 John Ruiz (2) 2004 Feb 20 2005 Dec 17 3
33 Nikolay Valuev 2005 Dec 17 2007 Apr 14 3
34 Ruslan Chagaev 2007 Apr 14 present 1


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated