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The world champion in the 147-pound (66,678 kg) weight class, as recognized by the [[World Boxing Association]].
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[[Welterweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Association]].
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* The maximum weight for this division is 147 pounds (66.7 kg or 10½ stone).
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* One of the traditional eight divisions.
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* For [[National Boxing Association]] champions, see [[NBA World Welterweight Champion]].
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! width="150" | Champion
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'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBA Welterweight 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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!<center>No.</center>
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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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|1
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|[[Emile Griffith]]
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|1962 Dec 8
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|1963 Mar 21
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|2
 
|[[Luis Manuel Rodriguez]]
 
|[[Luis Manuel Rodriguez]]
|21 Mar 1963
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|1963 Mar 21
|8 Jun 1963
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|1963 Jun 8
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|3
|'''2'''
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|[[Emile Griffith]] (2)
|[[Emile Griffith]]
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|1963 Jun 8
|8 Jun 1963
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|1966 Apr 25 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
|25 Apr 1966 (Vacated)
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|4
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|- align=center
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
 
|'''3'''
 
 
|[[Curtis Cokes]]
 
|[[Curtis Cokes]]
|24 Aug 1966
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|1966 Aug 24
|18 Apr 1969
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|1969 Apr 18
 
|5
 
|5
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|5
|'''4'''
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|[[Jose Napoles]]
|[[Jose Angel Napoles]]
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|1969 Apr 18
|18 Apr 1969
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|1970 Dec 3
|3 Dec 1970
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|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|6
|'''5'''
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|[[Billy Backus]]
 
|[[Billy Backus]]
|3 Dec 1970
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|1970 Dec 3
|4 Jun 1971
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|1971 Jun 4
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|7
|'''4'''
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|[[Jose Napoles]] (2)
|[[Jose Angel Napoles]]
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|1971 Jun 4
|4 Jun 1971
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|1975 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
|1975 (Stripped)
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|9
 
|9
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|8
|'''6'''
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|[[Angel Espada]]
 
|[[Angel Espada]]
|28 Jun 1975
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|1975 Jun 28
|17 Jul 1976
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|1976 Jul 17
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|9
|'''7'''
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|[[Pipino Cuevas]]
 
|[[Pipino Cuevas]]
|17 Jul 1976
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|1976 Jul 17
|2 Aug 1980
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|1980 Aug 2
 
|11
 
|11
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|10
|'''8'''
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|[[Thomas Hearns]]
 
|[[Thomas Hearns]]
|2 Aug 1980
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|1980 Aug 2
|16 Sep 1981
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|1981 Sep 16
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|11
|'''9'''
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
|16 Sep 1981
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|1981 Sep 16
|9 Nov 1982 (Retired)
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|1982 Nov 9 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|12
|'''10'''
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|[[Donald Curry]]
 
|[[Donald Curry]]
|13 Feb 1983
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|1983 Feb 13
|27 Sep 1986
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|1986 Sep 27
 
|7
 
|7
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|13
|'''11'''
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|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]]
 
|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]]
|27 Sep 1986
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|1986 Sep 27
|1987 (Vacated)
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|1987 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|14
|'''12'''
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|[[Mark Breland]]
 
|[[Mark Breland]]
|6 Feb 1987
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|1987 Feb 6
|22 Aug 1987
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|1987 Aug 22
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|15
|'''13'''
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|[[Marlon Starling]]
 
|[[Marlon Starling]]
|22 Aug 1987
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|1987 Aug 22
|29 Jul 1988 (Vacated)
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|1988 Jul 29
|3
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|2
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|16
|'''12'''
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|[[Tomas Molinares]]
|[[Mark Breland]]
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|1988 Jul 29
|4 Feb 1989
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|1988 Dec 12 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
|8 Jul 1990
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|17
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|[[Mark Breland]] (2)
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|1989 Feb 4
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|1990 Jul 8
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|18
|'''14'''
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|[[Aaron Davis]]
 
|[[Aaron Davis]]
|8 Jul 1990
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|1990 Jul 8
|19 Jan 1991
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|1991 Jan 19
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|19
|'''15'''
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|[[Meldrick Taylor]]
 
|[[Meldrick Taylor]]
|19 Jan 1991
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|1991 Jan 19
|31 Oct 1992
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|1992 Oct 31
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|20
|'''16'''
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|[[Crisanto Espana]]
 
|[[Crisanto Espana]]
|31 Oct 1992
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|1992 Oct 31
|4 Jun 1994
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|1994 Jun 4
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|21
|'''17'''
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|[[Ike Quartey]]
 
|[[Ike Quartey]]
|4 Jun 1994
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|1994 Jun 4
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|1998 Oct <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|7
 
|7
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|22
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|[[James Page]]
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|1998 Oct 10
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|2000 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|3
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|- align=center
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|23
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|[[Andrew Lewis]]
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|2001 Feb 17
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|2002 Mar 30
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|2
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|- align=center
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|24
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|[[Ricardo Mayorga]]
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|2002 Mar 30 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2003 Dec 13
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|2
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|- align=center
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|25
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|[[Jose Antonio Rivera]]
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|2003 Sep 13 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2005 Apr 2
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|0
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|- align=center
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|26
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|[[Cory Spinks]]
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|2003 Dec 13 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2005 Feb 5
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|2
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|- align=center  
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|27
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|[[Zab Judah]]
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|2005 Feb 5 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2006 Jan 7 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|1
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|- align=center
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|28
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|[[Luis Collazo]]
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|2005 Apr 2 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2006 May 13
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|1
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|- align=center
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|29
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|[[Ricky Hatton]]
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|2006 May 13
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|2006 Aug 31 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
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|0
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|- align=center
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|30
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|[[Miguel Angel Cotto]]
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|2006 Dec 2
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|2008 Jul 26
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|4
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|- align=center
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|31
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|[[Antonio Margarito]]
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|2008 Jul 26 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2009 Jan 24
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|0
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|- align=center
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|32
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|[[Yuriy Nuzhnenko]]
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|2008 Oct 3 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2009 Apr 10
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|0
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|- align=center
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|33
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|[[Shane Mosley]]
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|2009 Jan 24 <sup><font color="red">SC</font></sup>
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|2010 May <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|0
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|- align=center
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|34
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|[[Vyacheslav Senchenko]]
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|2009 Apr 10 <sup><font color="red">RC</font></sup>
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|2012 Apr 29
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|3
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|- align=center
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|35
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|[[Paul Malignaggi]]
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|2012 Apr 29
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|Present
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|1
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|}
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<br clear=all>
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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 Welterweight Title Lineages|WBA]]

Latest revision as of 11:56, 23 October 2012

Welterweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Welterweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Emile Griffith 1962 Dec 8 1963 Mar 21 0
2 Luis Manuel Rodriguez 1963 Mar 21 1963 Jun 8 0
3 Emile Griffith (2) 1963 Jun 8 1966 Apr 25 V 4
4 Curtis Cokes 1966 Aug 24 1969 Apr 18 5
5 Jose Napoles 1969 Apr 18 1970 Dec 3 3
6 Billy Backus 1970 Dec 3 1971 Jun 4 0
7 Jose Napoles (2) 1971 Jun 4 1975 S 9
8 Angel Espada 1975 Jun 28 1976 Jul 17 1
9 Pipino Cuevas 1976 Jul 17 1980 Aug 2 11
10 Thomas Hearns 1980 Aug 2 1981 Sep 16 3
11 Sugar Ray Leonard 1981 Sep 16 1982 Nov 9 R 1
12 Donald Curry 1983 Feb 13 1986 Sep 27 7
13 Lloyd Honeyghan 1986 Sep 27 1987 V 0
14 Mark Breland 1987 Feb 6 1987 Aug 22 0
15 Marlon Starling 1987 Aug 22 1988 Jul 29 2
16 Tomas Molinares 1988 Jul 29 1988 Dec 12 V 0
17 Mark Breland (2) 1989 Feb 4 1990 Jul 8 4
18 Aaron Davis 1990 Jul 8 1991 Jan 19 0
19 Meldrick Taylor 1991 Jan 19 1992 Oct 31 2
20 Crisanto Espana 1992 Oct 31 1994 Jun 4 2
21 Ike Quartey 1994 Jun 4 1998 Oct S 7
22 James Page 1998 Oct 10 2000 S 3
23 Andrew Lewis 2001 Feb 17 2002 Mar 30 2
24 Ricardo Mayorga 2002 Mar 30 SC 2003 Dec 13 2
25 Jose Antonio Rivera 2003 Sep 13 RC 2005 Apr 2 0
26 Cory Spinks 2003 Dec 13 SC 2005 Feb 5 2
27 Zab Judah 2005 Feb 5 SC 2006 Jan 7 S 1
28 Luis Collazo 2005 Apr 2 RC 2006 May 13 1
29 Ricky Hatton 2006 May 13 2006 Aug 31 V 0
30 Miguel Angel Cotto 2006 Dec 2 2008 Jul 26 4
31 Antonio Margarito 2008 Jul 26 SC 2009 Jan 24 0
32 Yuriy Nuzhnenko 2008 Oct 3 RC 2009 Apr 10 0
33 Shane Mosley 2009 Jan 24 SC 2010 May S 0
34 Vyacheslav Senchenko 2009 Apr 10 RC 2012 Apr 29 3
35 Paul Malignaggi 2012 Apr 29 Present 1


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