WBA Welterweight Champion

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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 Present 3
35 Paul Malignaggi 2012 Apr 29 Present 0


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