WBA Heavyweight Champion

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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