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The world champion in the unlimited weight class, as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].  
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[[Heavyweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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* The maximum weight for this division is unlimited (200+ lbs, 90.9+ kg, 14 stone 4 lbs+).
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* One of the traditional eight divisions.
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! width="30" | No
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'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Heavyweight Title Fights]]
! width="150" | Champion
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! width="150" | Reign began
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{|border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" align="left" class="wikitable sortable"
! width="150" | Reign ended
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|- bgcolor=#ffdead
! width="100" | Title Defences
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!<center>No.</center>
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!<center>Champion</center>
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Began
|'''1'''
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Ended
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!<center>Defenses</center>
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|- align=center
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|1
 
|[[Sonny Liston]]
 
|[[Sonny Liston]]
|14 Feb 1963
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|1963 Feb 14
|25 Feb 1964
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|1964 Feb 25
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|2
|'''2'''
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|[[Muhammad Ali|Cassius Clay]]
|[[Muhammad Ali]]
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|1964 Feb 25
|25 Feb 1964
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|1970 Feb 3 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">1</font></sup>
|29 Apr 1967 (Stripped)
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|9
|7
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|- align=center  
|-----
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|3
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|'''3'''
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|[[Joe Frazier]]
 
|[[Joe Frazier]]
|16 Feb 1970
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|1970 Feb 16
|22 Jan 1973
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|1973 Jan 22
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|4
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|- align=center
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
 
|'''4'''
 
 
|[[George Foreman]]
 
|[[George Foreman]]
|22 Jan 1973
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|1973 Jan 22
|30 Oct 1974
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|1974 Oct 30
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|5
|'''5'''
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]] (2)
|30 Oct 1974
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|1974 Oct 30
|5 Feb 1978
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|1978 Feb 15
 
|10
 
|10
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|6
|'''6'''
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|[[Leon Spinks]]
 
|[[Leon Spinks]]
|5 Feb 1978
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|1978 Feb 15
|18 Mar 1978 (Vacated)
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|1978 Mar 18 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">2</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|7
|'''7'''
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|[[Ken Norton]]
 
|[[Ken Norton]]
|18 Mar 1978
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|1978 Mar 29 <sup><font color="red">3</font></sup>
|9 June 1978
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|1978 Jun 9
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|8
|'''8'''
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|[[Larry Holmes]]
 
|[[Larry Holmes]]
|9 June 1978
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|1978 Jun 9
|11 Dec 1983 (Stripped)
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|1983 Dec 11 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">4</font></sup>
 
|16
 
|16
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|9
|'''9'''
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|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
 
|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
|9 Mar 1984
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|1984 Mar 9
|31 Aug 1984
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|1984 Aug 31
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|10
|'''10'''
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|[[Pinklon Thomas]]
 
|[[Pinklon Thomas]]
|31 Aug 1984
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|1984 Aug 31
|22 Mar 1986
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|1986 Mar 22
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|11
|'''11'''
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|[[Trevor Berbick]]
 
|[[Trevor Berbick]]
|22 Mar 1986
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|1986 Mar 22
|22 Nov 1986
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|1986 Nov 22
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|12
|'''12'''
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|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|[[Mike Tyson]]
|22 Nov 1986
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|1986 Nov 22
|11 Feb 1990
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|1990 Feb 11
 
|9
 
|9
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|13
|'''13'''
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|[[James (Buster) Douglas]]
|[[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]]
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|1990 Feb 11
|11 Feb 1990
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|1990 Oct 25
|25 Oct 1990
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|0
 
|0
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|14
|'''14'''
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|[[Evander Holyfield]]
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]]
|25 Oct 1990
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|1990 Oct 25
|13 Nov 1992
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|1992 Nov 13
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|15
|'''15'''
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|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|[[Riddick Bowe]]
|13 Nov 1992
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|1992 Nov 13
|14 Dec 1992 (Vacated)
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|1992 Dec 14 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">5</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|16
|'''16'''
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|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
|14 Dec 1992
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|1992 Dec 14 <sup><font color="red">6</font></sup>
|24 Sep 1994
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|1994 Sep 24
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|17
|'''17'''
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|[[Oliver McCall]]
 
|[[Oliver McCall]]
|24 Sep 1994
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|1994 Sep 24
|2 Sep 1995
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|1995 Sep 2
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|18
|'''18'''
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|[[Frank Bruno]]
 
|[[Frank Bruno]]
|2 Sep 1995
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|1995 Sep 2
|16 Mar 1996
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|1996 Mar 16
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|19
|'''19'''
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|[[Mike Tyson]] (2)
 
|[[Mike Tyson]] (2)
|16 Mar 1996
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|1996 Mar 16
|24 Sep 1996 (Vacated)
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|1996 Sep 24 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup><sup>-<font color="red">7</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|20
|'''20'''
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|[[Lennox Lewis]] (2)
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]] (2)
|7 Feb 1997
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|1997 Feb 7
|22 Apr 2001
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|2001 Apr 22
 
|9
 
|9
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|21
|'''21'''
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|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]]
|22 Apr 2001
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|2001 Apr 22
|17 Nov 2001
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|2001 Nov 17
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|22
|'''22'''
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|[[Lennox Lewis]] (3)
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]] (3)
|17 Nov 2001
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|2001 Nov 17
|6 Feb 2004 (Vacated)
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|2004 Feb 6 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|23
|'''23'''
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|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
 
|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
|24 Apr 2004
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|2004 Apr 24
|9 Nov 2005 (Vacated)
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|2005 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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|24
|'''24'''
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|[[Hasim Rahman]] (2)
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]] (2)
|9 Nov 2005
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|2005 Nov 9 <sup><font color="red">8</font></sup>
|12 Aug 2006
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|2006 Aug 12
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|25
|'''25'''
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|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
 
|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
|12 Aug 2006
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|2006 Aug 12
|present
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|2008 Mar 8
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
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|26
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|[[Samuel Peter]]
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|2008 Mar 8
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|2008 Oct 11
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|0
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|- align=center
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|27
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|[[Vitali Klitschko]] (2)
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|2008 Oct 11
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|Present
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|9
 
|}
 
|}
  
[[Category: World Heavyweight Champions]]
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<br clear=all>
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<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired
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<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped
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<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated<br>
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== Footnotes ==
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<sup><font color="red">1</font></sup> - Ali officially retires to assure that the winner of the Frazier-Ellis bout is undisputed champion<br>
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<sup><font color="red">2</font></sup> - Spinks stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender [[Ken Norton]]<br>
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<sup><font color="red">3</font></sup> - Norton proclaimed champion on basis of Nov 5, 1977 title eliminator win over [[Jimmy Young]]<br>
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<sup><font color="red">4</font></sup> - Holmes vacates title and accepts recognition from the newly formed IBF<br>
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<sup><font color="red">5</font></sup> - Bowe vacates title rather than face No. 1 contender [[Lennox Lewis]]<br>
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<sup><font color="red">6</font></sup> - Lewis proclaimed champion on basis of Oct 31, 1992 title eliminator win over [[Razor Ruddock]]<br>
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<sup><font color="red">7</font></sup> - Tyson vacates title rather than face No. 1 contender [[Lennox Lewis]]<br>
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<sup><font color="red">8</font></sup> - Rahman elevated from interim champion (won on Aug 13, 2005 vs. [[Monte Barrett]]) to full champion
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[[Category: World Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBC]]
 
[[Category: World Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBC]]

Revision as of 04:48, 9 September 2012

Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is unlimited (200+ lbs, 90.9+ kg, 14 stone 4 lbs+).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Sonny Liston 1963 Feb 14 1964 Feb 25 1
2 Cassius Clay 1964 Feb 25 1970 Feb 3 R-1 9
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 S-2 0
7 Ken Norton 1978 Mar 29 3 1978 Jun 9 0
8 Larry Holmes 1978 Jun 9 1983 Dec 11 V-4 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-5 0
16 Lennox Lewis 1992 Dec 14 6 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-7 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 8 2006 Aug 12 1
25 Oleg Maskaev 2006 Aug 12 2008 Mar 8 1
26 Samuel Peter 2008 Mar 8 2008 Oct 11 0
27 Vitali Klitschko (2) 2008 Oct 11 Present 9


R - Retired S - Stripped V - Vacated

Footnotes

1 - Ali officially retires to assure that the winner of the Frazier-Ellis bout is undisputed champion
2 - Spinks stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender Ken Norton
3 - Norton proclaimed champion on basis of Nov 5, 1977 title eliminator win over Jimmy Young
4 - Holmes vacates title and accepts recognition from the newly formed IBF
5 - Bowe vacates title rather than face No. 1 contender Lennox Lewis
6 - Lewis proclaimed champion on basis of Oct 31, 1992 title eliminator win over Razor Ruddock
7 - Tyson vacates title rather than face No. 1 contender Lennox Lewis
8 - Rahman elevated from interim champion (won on Aug 13, 2005 vs. Monte Barrett) to full champion