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|30 Oct 1974
 
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|5 Feb 1978
 
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|[[Leon Spinks]]
 
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|[[Ken Norton]]
 
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|18 Mar 1978
 
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|[[Larry Holmes]]
 
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|9 June 1978
 
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|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
 
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|9 Mar 1984
 
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|[[Pinklon Thomas]]
 
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|31 Aug 1984
 
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|[[Trevor Berbick]]
 
|[[Trevor Berbick]]
 
|22 Mar 1986
 
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|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
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|22 Nov 1986
 
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|[[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]]
 
|[[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]]
 
|11 Feb 1990
 
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|[[Evander Holyfield]]
 
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|25 Oct 1990
 
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|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|13 Nov 1992
 
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|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
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|[[Oliver McCall]]
 
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|24 Sep 1994
 
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|[[Frank Bruno]]
 
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|2 Sep 1995
 
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|[[Mike Tyson]]
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|Mike Tyson (2)
 
|16 Mar 1996
 
|16 Mar 1996
 
|24 Sep 1996 (Vacated)
 
|24 Sep 1996 (Vacated)
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|7 Feb 1997
 
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|22 Apr 2001
 
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|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|22 Apr 2001
 
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|17 Nov 2001
 
|17 Nov 2001
 
|6 Feb 2004 (Vacated)
 
|6 Feb 2004 (Vacated)
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|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
 
|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
 
|24 Apr 2004
 
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|[[Hasim Rahman]]
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|Hasim Rahman (2)
 
|9 Nov 2005
 
|9 Nov 2005
 
|12 Aug 2006
 
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|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
 
|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
 
|12 Aug 2006
 
|12 Aug 2006
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* See also, [[WBC Heavyweight Title Lineage]]
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[[Category: World Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBC]]
 
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[[Category: Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBC]]
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Revision as of 18:35, 7 April 2007

The world champion in the unlimited weight class, as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

No Champion Reign began Reign ended Title Defences
1 Sonny Liston 14 Feb 1963 25 Feb 1964 1
2 Muhammad Ali 25 Feb 1964 29 Apr 1967 (Stripped) 7
3 Joe Frazier 16 Feb 1970 22 Jan 1973 4
4 George Foreman 22 Jan 1973 30 Oct 1974 2
5 Muhammad Ali (2) 30 Oct 1974 5 Feb 1978 10
6 Leon Spinks 5 Feb 1978 18 Mar 1978 (Vacated) 0
7 Ken Norton 18 Mar 1978 9 June 1978 0
8 Larry Holmes 9 June 1978 11 Dec 1983 (Stripped) 16
9 Tim Witherspoon 9 Mar 1984 31 Aug 1984 0
10 Pinklon Thomas 31 Aug 1984 22 Mar 1986 1
11 Trevor Berbick 22 Mar 1986 22 Nov 1986 0
12 Mike Tyson 22 Nov 1986 11 Feb 1990 9
13 James Douglas 11 Feb 1990 25 Oct 1990 0
14 Evander Holyfield 25 Oct 1990 13 Nov 1992 2
15 Riddick Bowe 13 Nov 1992 14 Dec 1992 (Vacated) 0
16 Lennox Lewis 14 Dec 1992 24 Sep 1994 3
17 Oliver McCall 24 Sep 1994 2 Sep 1995 1
18 Frank Bruno 2 Sep 1995 16 Mar 1996 0
19 Mike Tyson (2) 16 Mar 1996 24 Sep 1996 (Vacated) 0
20 Lennox Lewis (2) 7 Feb 1997 22 Apr 2001 9
21 Hasim Rahman 22 Apr 2001 17 Nov 2001 0
22 Lennox Lewis (3) 17 Nov 2001 6 Feb 2004 (Vacated) 2
23 Vitali Klitschko 24 Apr 2004 9 Nov 2005 (Vacated) 1
24 Hasim Rahman (2) 9 Nov 2005 12 Aug 2006 1
25 Oleg Maskaev 12 Aug 2006 present 1