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!class="unsortable"| Reign Ended
 
!<center>Defenses</center>
 
!<center>Defenses</center>
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|- align=center
|'''1'''
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|1
 
|[[Sonny Liston]]
 
|[[Sonny Liston]]
 
|1963 Feb 14
 
|1963 Feb 14
 
|1964 Feb 25
 
|1964 Feb 25
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''2'''
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|2
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
|1964 Feb 25
 
|1964 Feb 25
 
|1967 Apr 29 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|1967 Apr 29 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|7
 
|7
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''3'''
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|3
 
|[[Joe Frazier]]
 
|[[Joe Frazier]]
 
|1970 Feb 16
 
|1970 Feb 16
 
|1973 Jan 22
 
|1973 Jan 22
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''4'''
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|4
 
|[[George Foreman]]
 
|[[George Foreman]]
 
|1973 Jan 22
 
|1973 Jan 22
 
|1974 Oct 30
 
|1974 Oct 30
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''5'''
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|5
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
 
|1974 Oct 30
 
|1974 Oct 30
 
|1978 Feb 15
 
|1978 Feb 15
 
|10
 
|10
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''6'''
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|6
 
|[[Leon Spinks]]
 
|[[Leon Spinks]]
 
|1978 Feb 15
 
|1978 Feb 15
 
|1978 Mar 18 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1978 Mar 18 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''7'''
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|7
 
|[[Ken Norton]]
 
|[[Ken Norton]]
 
|1978 Mar 18
 
|1978 Mar 18
 
|1978 Jun 9
 
|1978 Jun 9
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''8'''
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|8
 
|[[Larry Holmes]]
 
|[[Larry Holmes]]
 
|1978 Jun 9
 
|1978 Jun 9
 
|1983 Dec 11 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|1983 Dec 11 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|16
 
|16
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''9'''
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|9
 
|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
 
|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
 
|1984 Mar 9
 
|1984 Mar 9
 
|1984 Aug 31
 
|1984 Aug 31
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''10'''
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|10
 
|[[Pinklon Thomas]]
 
|[[Pinklon Thomas]]
 
|1984 Aug 31
 
|1984 Aug 31
 
|1986 Mar 22
 
|1986 Mar 22
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''11'''
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|11
 
|[[Trevor Berbick]]
 
|[[Trevor Berbick]]
 
|1986 Mar 22
 
|1986 Mar 22
 
|1986 Nov 22
 
|1986 Nov 22
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''12'''
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|12
 
|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|1986 Nov 22
 
|1986 Nov 22
 
|1990 Feb 11
 
|1990 Feb 11
 
|9
 
|9
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''13'''
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|13
|[[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]]
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|[[James (Buster) Douglas]]
 
|1990 Feb 11
 
|1990 Feb 11
 
|1990 Oct 25
 
|1990 Oct 25
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''14'''
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|14
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]]
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]]
 
|1990 Oct 25
 
|1990 Oct 25
 
|1992 Nov 13
 
|1992 Nov 13
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''15'''
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|15
 
|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|1992 Nov 13
 
|1992 Nov 13
 
|1992 Dec 14 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1992 Dec 14 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''16'''
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|16
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|1992 Dec 14
 
|1992 Dec 14
 
|1994 Sep 24
 
|1994 Sep 24
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''17'''
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|17
 
|[[Oliver McCall]]
 
|[[Oliver McCall]]
 
|1994 Sep 24
 
|1994 Sep 24
 
|1995 Sep 2
 
|1995 Sep 2
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''18'''
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|18
 
|[[Frank Bruno]]
 
|[[Frank Bruno]]
 
|1995 Sep 2
 
|1995 Sep 2
 
|1996 Mar 16
 
|1996 Mar 16
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''19'''
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|19
 
|[[Mike Tyson]] (2)
 
|[[Mike Tyson]] (2)
 
|1996 Mar 16
 
|1996 Mar 16
 
|1996 Sep 24 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1996 Sep 24 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''20'''
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|20
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]] (2)
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]] (2)
 
|1997 Feb 7
 
|1997 Feb 7
 
|2001 Apr 22
 
|2001 Apr 22
 
|9
 
|9
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''21'''
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|21
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|2001 Apr 22
 
|2001 Apr 22
 
|2001 Nov 17
 
|2001 Nov 17
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''22'''
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|22
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]] (3)
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]] (3)
 
|2001 Nov 17
 
|2001 Nov 17
 
|2004 Feb 6 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|2004 Feb 6 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''23'''
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|23
 
|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
 
|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
 
|2004 Apr 24
 
|2004 Apr 24
 
|2005 Nov 9 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|2005 Nov 9 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''24'''
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|24
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]] (2)
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]] (2)
 
|2005 Nov 9
 
|2005 Nov 9
 
|2006 Aug 12
 
|2006 Aug 12
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''25'''
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|25
 
|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
 
|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
 
|2006 Aug 12
 
|2006 Aug 12
 
|2008 Mar 8
 
|2008 Mar 8
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''26'''
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|26
 
|[[Samuel Peter]]
 
|[[Samuel Peter]]
 
|2008 Mar 8
 
|2008 Mar 8
 
|present
 
|present
 
|0
 
|0
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Revision as of 22:16, 17 March 2008

Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

RELATED LINK: WBC Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Sonny Liston 1963 Feb 14 1964 Feb 25 1
2 Muhammad Ali 1964 Feb 25 1967 Apr 29 S 7
3 Joe Frazier 1970 Feb 16 1973 Jan 22 4
4 George Foreman 1973 Jan 22 1974 Oct 30 2
5 Muhammad Ali (2) 1974 Oct 30 1978 Feb 15 10
6 Leon Spinks 1978 Feb 15 1978 Mar 18 V 0
7 Ken Norton 1978 Mar 18 1978 Jun 9 0
8 Larry Holmes 1978 Jun 9 1983 Dec 11 S 16
9 Tim Witherspoon 1984 Mar 9 1984 Aug 31 0
10 Pinklon Thomas 1984 Aug 31 1986 Mar 22 1
11 Trevor Berbick 1986 Mar 22 1986 Nov 22 0
12 Mike Tyson 1986 Nov 22 1990 Feb 11 9
13 James (Buster) Douglas 1990 Feb 11 1990 Oct 25 0
14 Evander Holyfield 1990 Oct 25 1992 Nov 13 2
15 Riddick Bowe 1992 Nov 13 1992 Dec 14 V 0
16 Lennox Lewis 1992 Dec 14 1994 Sep 24 3
17 Oliver McCall 1994 Sep 24 1995 Sep 2 1
18 Frank Bruno 1995 Sep 2 1996 Mar 16 0
19 Mike Tyson (2) 1996 Mar 16 1996 Sep 24 V 0
20 Lennox Lewis (2) 1997 Feb 7 2001 Apr 22 9
21 Hasim Rahman 2001 Apr 22 2001 Nov 17 0
22 Lennox Lewis (3) 2001 Nov 17 2004 Feb 6 R 2
23 Vitali Klitschko 2004 Apr 24 2005 Nov 9 R 1
24 Hasim Rahman (2) 2005 Nov 9 2006 Aug 12 1
25 Oleg Maskaev 2006 Aug 12 2008 Mar 8 1
26 Samuel Peter 2008 Mar 8 present 0


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated