WBA Heavyweight Champion

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The world champion in the unlimited weight class, as recognized by the World Boxing Association. For pre-1963 titles, see NBA World Heavyweight Champion.

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