WBC Heavyweight Champion

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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