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Revision as of 16:08, 10 December 2007

The 147-pound (maximum weight) world champion, as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

No Champion Reign began Reign ended Title Defences
1 Luis Manuel Rodriguez 21 Mar 1963 8 Jun 1963 0
2 Emile Griffith 8 Jun 1963 25 Apr 1966 (Vacated) 4
3 Curtis Cokes 24 Aug 1966 18 Apr 1969 5
4 Jose Angel Napoles 18 Apr 1969 3 Dec 1970 3
5 Billy Backus 3 Dec 1970 4 Jun 1971 0
4 Jose Angel Napoles 4 Jun 1971 1975 (Stripped) 9
6 Angel Espada 28 Jun 1975 17 Jul 1976 1
7 Pipino Cuevas 17 Jul 1976 2 Aug 1980 11
8 Thomas Hearns 2 Aug 1980 16 Sep 1981 3
9 Sugar Ray Leonard 16 Sep 1981 9 Nov 1982 (Retired) 1
10 Donald Curry 13 Feb 1983 27 Sep 1986 7
11 Lloyd Honeyghan 27 Sep 1986 1987 (Vacated) 0
12 Mark Breland 6 Feb 1987 22 Aug 1987 0
13 Marlon Starling 22 Aug 1987 29 Jul 1988 (Vacated) 3
12 Mark Breland 4 Feb 1989 8 Jul 1990 4
14 Aaron Davis 8 Jul 1990 19 Jan 1991 0
15 Meldrick Taylor 19 Jan 1991 31 Oct 1992 2
16 Crisanto Espana 31 Oct 1992 4 Jun 1994 2
17 Ike Quartey 4 Jun 1994 Oct 1998 (Stripped) 7
18 James Page 10 Oct 1998 2000 (Stripped) 3
19 Andrew Lewis 17 Feb 2001 30 Mar 2002 2
20 Ricardo Mayorga 30 Mar 2002 (Super Champion) 13 Dec 2003 2
21 Jose Antonio Rivera 13 Sep 2003 (Regular Champion) 2 Apr 2005 0
22 Cory Spinks 13 Dec 2003 (Super Champion) 5 Feb 2005 2
23 Zab Judah 5 Feb 2005 (Super Champion) 7 Jan 2006 (Stripped) 1
24 Luis Collazo 2 Apr 2005 (Regular Champion) 13 May 2006 1
25 Ricky Hatton 13 May 2006 31 Aug 2006 (Vacated) 0
26 Miguel Angel Cotto 2 Dec 2006 Present 3