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The 135-pound (maximum weight) World Champion, as recognized by the [[World Boxing Association]].
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[[Lightweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Association]].
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* The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).
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* One of the traditional eight divisions.
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* For [[National Boxing Association]] champions, see [[NBA World Lightweight Champion]].
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! width="150" | Champion
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'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBA Lightweight Title Fights]]
! width="150" | Reign began
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! width="150" | Reign ended
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{|border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" align="left" class="wikitable sortable"
! width="100" | Title Defences
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|- bgcolor=#ffdead
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!<center>No.</center>
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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!<center>Champion</center>
|'''1'''
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Began
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Ended
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!<center>Defenses</center>
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|- align=center  
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|1
 
|[[Carlos Ortiz]]
 
|[[Carlos Ortiz]]
|21 Apr 1962
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|1962 Apr 21
|10 Apr 1965
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|1965 Apr 10
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|2
|'''2'''
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|[[Ismael Laguna]]
 
|[[Ismael Laguna]]
|10 Apr 1965
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|1965 Apr 10
|13 Nov 1965
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|1965 Nov 13
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|3
|'''1'''
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|[[Carlos Ortiz]] (2)
|[[Carlos Ortiz]]
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|1965 Nov 13
|13 Nov 1965
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|1968 Jun 29
|29 Jun 1968
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|5
 
|5
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|4
|'''3'''
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|[[Carlos Teo Cruz]]
 
|[[Carlos Teo Cruz]]
|29 Jun 1968
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|1968 Jun 29
|18 Feb 1969
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|1969 Feb 18
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|5
|'''4'''
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|[[Mando Ramos]]
 
|[[Mando Ramos]]
|18 Feb 1969
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|1969 Feb 18
|3 Mar 1970
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|1970 Mar 3
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|6
|'''2'''
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|[[Ismael Laguna]] (2)
|[[Ismael Laguna]]
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|1970 Mar 3
|3 Mar 1970
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|1970 Sep 26
|26 Sep 1970
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|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|7
|'''5'''
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|[[Ken Buchanan]]
 
|[[Ken Buchanan]]
|26 Sep 1970
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|1970 Sep 26
|26 Jun 1972
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|1972 Jun 26
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|8
|'''6'''
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|[[Roberto Duran]]
 
|[[Roberto Duran]]
|26 Jun 1972
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|1972 Jun 26
|Jan 1979 (Vacated)
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|1979 Jan <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|12
 
|12
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|9
|'''7'''
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|[[Ernesto Espana]]
 
|[[Ernesto Espana]]
|16 Jun 1979
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|1979 Jun 16
|2 Mar 1980
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|1980 Mar 2
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|10
|'''8'''
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|[[Hilmer Kenty]]
 
|[[Hilmer Kenty]]
|2 Mar 1980
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|1980 Mar 2
|12 Apr 1981
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|1981 Apr 12
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|11
|'''9'''
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|[[Sean O'Grady]]
 
|[[Sean O'Grady]]
|12 Apr 1981
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|1981 Apr 12
|1981 (Vacated)
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|1981 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|12
|'''10'''
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|[[Claude Noel]]
 
|[[Claude Noel]]
|12 Sep 1981
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|1981 Sep 12
|5 Dec 1981
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|1981 Dec 5
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|13
|'''11'''
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|[[Arturo Frias]]
 
|[[Arturo Frias]]
|5 Dec 1981
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|1981 Dec 5
|8 May 1982
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|1982 May 8
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|14
|'''12'''
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|[[Ray Mancini]]
 
|[[Ray Mancini]]
|8 May 1982
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|1982 May 8
|1 Jun 1984
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|1984 Jun 1
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|15
|'''13'''
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|[[Livingstone Bramble]]
 
|[[Livingstone Bramble]]
|1 Jun 1984
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|1984 Jun 1
|26 Sep 1986
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|1986 Sep 26
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|16
|'''14'''
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|[[Edwin Rosario]]
 
|[[Edwin Rosario]]
|26 Sep 1986
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|1986 Sep 26
|21 Nov 1987
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|1987 Nov 21
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|17
|'''15'''
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|[[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
 
|[[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
|21 Nov 1987
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|1987 Nov 21
|1989 (Vacated)
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|1989 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|18
|'''14'''
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|[[Edwin Rosario]] (2)
|[[Edwin Rosario]]
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|1989 Jul 9
|9 Jul 1989
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|1990 Apr 4
|4 Apr 1990
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|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|19
|'''16'''
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|[[Juan Nazario]]
 
|[[Juan Nazario]]
|4 Apr 1990
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|1990 Apr 4
|11 Aug 1990
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|1990 Aug 11
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|20
|'''17'''
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|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
 
|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
|11 Aug 1990
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|1990 Aug 11
|1992 (Vacated)
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|1992 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|21
|'''18'''
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|[[Joey Gamache]]
 
|[[Joey Gamache]]
|13 Jun 1992
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|1992 Jun 13
|24 Oct 1992
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|1992 Oct 24
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|22
|'''19'''
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|[[Tony Lopez]]
 
|[[Tony Lopez]]
|24 Oct 1992
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|1992 Oct 24
|26 Jun 1993
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|1993 Jun 26
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|23
|'''20'''
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|[[Dingaan Thobela]]
 
|[[Dingaan Thobela]]
|26 Jun 1993
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|1993 Jun 26
|30 Oct 1993
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|1993 Oct 30
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|24
|'''21'''
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|[[Orzubek Nazarov]]
 
|[[Orzubek Nazarov]]
|30 Oct 1993
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|1993 Oct 30
|16 May 1998
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|1998 May 16
 
|6
 
|6
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|25
|'''22'''
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|[[Jean-Baptiste Mendy]]
 
|[[Jean-Baptiste Mendy]]
|16 May 1998
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|1998 May 16
|10 Apr 1999
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|1999 Apr 10
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|26
|'''23'''
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|[[Julien Lorcy]]
 
|[[Julien Lorcy]]
|10 Apr 1999
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|1999 Apr 10
|7 Aug 1999
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|1999 Aug 7
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|27
|'''24'''
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|[[Stefano Zoff]]
 
|[[Stefano Zoff]]
|7 Aug 1999
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|1999 Aug 7
|13 Nov 1999
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|1999 Nov 13
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|28
|'''25'''
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|[[Gilberto Serrano]]
 
|[[Gilberto Serrano]]
|13 Nov 1999
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|1999 Nov 13
|11 Jun 2000
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|2000 Jun 11
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|29
|'''26'''
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|[[Takanori Hatakeyama]]
 
|[[Takanori Hatakeyama]]
|11 Jun 2000
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|2000 Jun 11
|1 Jul 2001
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|2001 Jul 1
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|30
|'''23'''
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|[[Julien Lorcy]] (2)
|[[Julien Lorcy]]
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|2001 Jul 1
|1 Jul 2001
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|2001 Oct 8
|8 Oct 2001
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|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|31
|'''27'''
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|[[Raul Horacio Balbi]]
 
|[[Raul Horacio Balbi]]
|8 Oct 2001
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|2001 Oct 8
|5 Jan 2002
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|2002 Jan 5
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|32
|'''28'''
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|[[Leonard Dorin]]
 
|[[Leonard Dorin]]
|5 Jan 2002
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|2002 Jan 5
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|2003 Oct 24 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|33
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|[[Lakva Sim]]
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|2004 Apr 10
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|2004 Jul 17
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|0
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|- align=center
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|34
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|[[Juan Diaz]]
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|2004 Jul 17 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2008 Mar 8
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|7
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|- align=center
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|35
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|[[Jose Alfaro]]
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|2007 Dec 29 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2008 May 19
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|0
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|- align=center
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|36
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|[[Nate Campbell]]
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|2008 Mar 8 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2009 Feb 13 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|0
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|- align=center
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|37
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|[[Yusuke Kobori]]
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|2008 May 19 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2009 Jan 3
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|38
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|[[Paulus Moses]]
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|2009 Jan 3 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2010 May 29
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|1
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|- align=center
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|39
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|[[Juan Manuel Marquez]]
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|2009 Feb 28 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2012 Jan <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|2
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|- align=center
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|40
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|[[Miguel Acosta]]
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|2010 May 29 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2011 Feb 26
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|0
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|- align=center
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|41
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|[[Brandon Rios]]
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|2011 Feb 26 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2011 Dec 2 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|1
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|- align=center
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|42
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|[[Richard Abril]]
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|2013 Feb <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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| - <sup><font color="red"></font></sup>
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|0
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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>
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<sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup> - Regular Champion<br>
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<sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup> - Super Champion<br>
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[[Category: World Lightweight Title Lineages|WBA]]

Revision as of 21:39, 2 March 2013

Lightweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Lightweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Carlos Ortiz 1962 Apr 21 1965 Apr 10 4
2 Ismael Laguna 1965 Apr 10 1965 Nov 13 0
3 Carlos Ortiz (2) 1965 Nov 13 1968 Jun 29 5
4 Carlos Teo Cruz 1968 Jun 29 1969 Feb 18 1
5 Mando Ramos 1969 Feb 18 1970 Mar 3 1
6 Ismael Laguna (2) 1970 Mar 3 1970 Sep 26 1
7 Ken Buchanan 1970 Sep 26 1972 Jun 26 2
8 Roberto Duran 1972 Jun 26 1979 Jan V 12
9 Ernesto Espana 1979 Jun 16 1980 Mar 2 1
10 Hilmer Kenty 1980 Mar 2 1981 Apr 12 3
11 Sean O'Grady 1981 Apr 12 1981 V 0
12 Claude Noel 1981 Sep 12 1981 Dec 5 0
13 Arturo Frias 1981 Dec 5 1982 May 8 1
14 Ray Mancini 1982 May 8 1984 Jun 1 4
15 Livingstone Bramble 1984 Jun 1 1986 Sep 26 2
16 Edwin Rosario 1986 Sep 26 1987 Nov 21 1
17 Julio Cesar Chavez 1987 Nov 21 1989 V 2
18 Edwin Rosario (2) 1989 Jul 9 1990 Apr 4 0
19 Juan Nazario 1990 Apr 4 1990 Aug 11 0
20 Pernell Whitaker 1990 Aug 11 1992 V 3
21 Joey Gamache 1992 Jun 13 1992 Oct 24 0
22 Tony Lopez 1992 Oct 24 1993 Jun 26 1
23 Dingaan Thobela 1993 Jun 26 1993 Oct 30 0
24 Orzubek Nazarov 1993 Oct 30 1998 May 16 6
25 Jean-Baptiste Mendy 1998 May 16 1999 Apr 10 1
26 Julien Lorcy 1999 Apr 10 1999 Aug 7 0
27 Stefano Zoff 1999 Aug 7 1999 Nov 13 0
28 Gilberto Serrano 1999 Nov 13 2000 Jun 11 1
29 Takanori Hatakeyama 2000 Jun 11 2001 Jul 1 2
30 Julien Lorcy (2) 2001 Jul 1 2001 Oct 8 0
31 Raul Horacio Balbi 2001 Oct 8 2002 Jan 5 0
32 Leonard Dorin 2002 Jan 5 2003 Oct 24 S 2
33 Lakva Sim 2004 Apr 10 2004 Jul 17 0
34 Juan Diaz 2004 Jul 17 SC 2008 Mar 8 7
35 Jose Alfaro 2007 Dec 29 RC 2008 May 19 0
36 Nate Campbell 2008 Mar 8 SC 2009 Feb 13 S 0
37 Yusuke Kobori 2008 May 19 RC 2009 Jan 3 0
38 Paulus Moses 2009 Jan 3 RC 2010 May 29 1
39 Juan Manuel Marquez 2009 Feb 28 SC 2012 Jan S 2
40 Miguel Acosta 2010 May 29 RC 2011 Feb 26 0
41 Brandon Rios 2011 Feb 26 RC 2011 Dec 2 S 1
42 Richard Abril 2013 Feb RC - 0


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