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|[[Sonny Liston]]
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|14 Feb 1963
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|25 Feb 1964
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|[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
|25 Feb 1964
 
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|[[Joe Frazier]]
 
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|16 Feb 1970
 
|16 Feb 1970
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|[[George Foreman]]
 
|[[George Foreman]]
 
|22 Jan 1973
 
|22 Jan 1973
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|[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
|[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
|30 Oct 1974
 
|30 Oct 1974
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|[[Leon Spinks]]
 
|[[Leon Spinks]]
 
|5 Feb 1978
 
|5 Feb 1978
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|[[Ken Norton]]
 
|[[Ken Norton]]
 
|18 Mar 1978
 
|18 Mar 1978
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|[[Larry Holmes]]
 
|[[Larry Holmes]]
 
|9 June 1978
 
|9 June 1978
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|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
 
|[[Tim Witherspoon]]
 
|9 Mar 1984
 
|9 Mar 1984
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|[[Pinklon Thomas]]
 
|[[Pinklon Thomas]]
 
|31 Aug 1984
 
|31 Aug 1984
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|[[Trevor Berbick]]
 
|[[Trevor Berbick]]
 
|22 Mar 1986
 
|22 Mar 1986
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|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|22 Nov 1986
 
|22 Nov 1986
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|'''12'''
 
|[[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]]
 
|[[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]]
 
|11 Feb 1990
 
|11 Feb 1990
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|[[Evander Holyfield]]
 
|[[Evander Holyfield]]
 
|25 Oct 1990
 
|25 Oct 1990
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|'''14'''
 
|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|[[Riddick Bowe]]
 
|13 Nov 1992
 
|13 Nov 1992
|6 Nov 1992 (Vacated)
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|14 Dec 1992 (Vacated)
 
|0
 
|0
 
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|'''15'''
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|14 Dec 1992
 
|14 Dec 1992
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|'''16'''
 
|[[Oliver McCall]]
 
|[[Oliver McCall]]
 
|24 Sep 1994
 
|24 Sep 1994
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|'''17'''
 
|[[Frank Bruno]]
 
|[[Frank Bruno]]
 
|2 Sep 1995
 
|2 Sep 1995
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|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|[[Mike Tyson]]
 
|16 Mar 1996
 
|16 Mar 1996
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|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|7 Feb 1997
 
|7 Feb 1997
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|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|22 Apr 2001
 
|22 Apr 2001
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|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|[[Lennox Lewis]]
 
|17 Nov 2001
 
|17 Nov 2001
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|'''19'''
 
|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
 
|[[Vitali Klitschko]]
 
|24 Apr 2004
 
|24 Apr 2004
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|'''18'''
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|[[Hasim Rahman]]
 
|9 Nov 2005
 
|9 Nov 2005
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|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
 
|[[Oleg Maskaev]]
 
|12 Aug 2006
 
|12 Aug 2006

Revision as of 15:31, 10 January 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
2 Muhammad Ali 30 Oct 1974 5 Feb 1978 10
5 Leon Spinks 5 Feb 1978 18 Mar 1978 (Vacated) 0
6 Ken Norton 18 Mar 1978 9 June 1978 0
7 Larry Holmes 9 June 1978 11 Dec 1983 (Stripped) 16
8 Tim Witherspoon 9 Mar 1984 31 Aug 1984 0
9 Pinklon Thomas 31 Aug 1984 22 Mar 1986 1
10 Trevor Berbick 22 Mar 1986 22 Nov 1986 0
11 Mike Tyson 22 Nov 1986 11 Feb 1990 9
12 James Douglas 11 Feb 1990 25 Oct 1990 0
13 Evander Holyfield 25 Oct 1990 13 Nov 1992 2
14 Riddick Bowe 13 Nov 1992 14 Dec 1992 (Vacated) 0
15 Lennox Lewis 14 Dec 1992 24 Sep 1994 3
16 Oliver McCall 24 Sep 1994 2 Sep 1995 1
17 Frank Bruno 2 Sep 1995 16 Mar 1996 0
11 Mike Tyson 16 Mar 1996 24 Sep 1996 (Vacated) 0
15 Lennox Lewis 7 Feb 1997 22 Apr 2001 9
18 Hasim Rahman 22 Apr 2001 17 Nov 2001 0
15 Lennox Lewis 17 Nov 2001 6 Feb 2004 (Vacated) 2
19 Vitali Klitschko 24 Apr 2004 9 Nov 2005 (Vacated) 1
18 Hasim Rahman 9 Nov 2005 12 Aug 2006 1
20 Oleg Maskaev 12 Aug 2006 present 1