WBA Heavyweight Champion

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|[[Muhammad Ali|Cassius Clay]]
 
|[[Muhammad Ali|Cassius Clay]]
 
|1964 Feb 25
 
|1964 Feb 25
|1964 Sep 14 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|1964 Sep 14 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">1</font></sup>
 
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
 
|1967 Feb 6
 
|1967 Feb 6
|1967 May 9 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|1967 May 9 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">2</font></sup>
 
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|1
 
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|[[George Foreman]] (2)
 
|[[George Foreman]] (2)
 
|1994 Nov 5
 
|1994 Nov 5
|1995 Mar 4 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|1995 Mar 4 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">3</font></sup>
 
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|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|1999 Nov 13
 
|1999 Nov 13
|2000 Apr 29 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|2000 Apr 29 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">4</font></sup>
 
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|[[Roy Jones Jr.]]
 
|[[Roy Jones Jr.]]
 
|2003 Mar 1
 
|2003 Mar 1
|2004 Feb 20 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
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|2004 Feb 20 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">5</font></sup>
 
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<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired<br>
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<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired
<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped<br>
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<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped
<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated<br>
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<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated
 
<sup><font color="red">CIR</font></sup> - Champion In Recess<br>
 
<sup><font color="red">CIR</font></sup> - Champion In Recess<br>
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<sup><font color="red">1</font></sup> - Ali stripped for signing a return bout with Liston<br>
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<sup><font color="red">2</font></sup> - Ali stripped for refusing to be inducted into the US Army<br>
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<sup><font color="red">3</font></sup> - Foreman stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender, [[Tony Tucker]]<br>
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<sup><font color="red">4</font></sup> - Lewis stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender<br>
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<sup><font color="red">5</font></sup> - Jones vacates title and Ruiz elevated from interim champion to full champion
  
 
[[Category: World Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBA]]
 
[[Category: World Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBA]]

Revision as of 23:07, 3 March 2009

Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Sonny Liston 1962 Sep 25 1964 Feb 25 1
2 Cassius Clay 1964 Feb 25 1964 Sep 14 S-1 0
3 Ernie Terrell 1965 Mar 5 1967 Feb 6 2
4 Muhammad Ali (2) 1967 Feb 6 1967 May 9 S-2 1
5 Jimmy Ellis 1968 Apr 27 1970 Feb 16 1
6 Joe Frazier 1970 Feb 16 1973 Jan 22 4
7 George Foreman 1973 Jan 22 1974 Oct 30 2
8 Muhammad Ali (3) 1974 Oct 30 1978 Feb 15 10
9 Leon Spinks 1978 Feb 15 1978 Sep 15 0
10 Muhammad Ali (4) 1978 Sep 15 1979 Sep 6 R 0
11 John Tate 1979 Oct 20 1980 Mar 31 0
12 Mike Weaver 1980 Mar 31 1982 Dec 10 2
13 Michael Dokes 1982 Dec 10 1983 Sep 23 1
14 Gerrie Coetzee 1983 Sep 23 1984 Dec 1 0
15 Greg Page 1984 Dec 1 1985 Apr 29 0
16 Tony Tubbs 1985 Apr 29 1986 Jan 17 0
17 Tim Witherspoon 1986 Jan 17 1986 Dec 12 1
18 James (Bonecrusher) Smith 1986 Dec 12 1987 Mar 7 0
19 Mike Tyson 1987 Mar 7 1990 Feb 11 8
20 James (Buster) Douglas 1990 Feb 11 1990 Oct 25 0
21 Evander Holyfield 1990 Oct 25 1992 Nov 13 3
22 Riddick Bowe 1992 Nov 13 1993 Nov 6 2
23 Evander Holyfield (2) 1993 Nov 6 1994 Apr 22 0
24 Michael Moorer 1994 Apr 22 1994 Nov 5 0
25 George Foreman (2) 1994 Nov 5 1995 Mar 4 S-3 0
26 Bruce Seldon 1995 Apr 8 1996 Sep 7 1
27 Mike Tyson (2) 1996 Sep 7 1996 Nov 9 0
28 Evander Holyfield (3) 1996 Nov 9 1999 Nov 13 4
29 Lennox Lewis 1999 Nov 13 2000 Apr 29 S-4 0
30 Evander Holyfield (4) 2000 Aug 12 2001 Mar 3 0
31 John Ruiz 2001 Mar 3 2003 Mar 1 2
32 Roy Jones Jr. 2003 Mar 1 2004 Feb 20 V-5 0
33 John Ruiz (2) 2004 Feb 20 2005 Dec 17 3
34 Nikolay Valuev 2005 Dec 17 2007 Apr 14 3
35 Ruslan Chagaev 2007 Apr 14 Present CIR 2
36 Nikolay Valuev (2) 2008 Aug 30 Present 1


R - Retired S - Stripped V - Vacated CIR - Champion In Recess
1 - Ali stripped for signing a return bout with Liston
2 - Ali stripped for refusing to be inducted into the US Army
3 - Foreman stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender, Tony Tucker
4 - Lewis stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender
5 - Jones vacates title and Ruiz elevated from interim champion to full champion

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