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The 175-pound (maximum weight) world champion, as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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[[Light heavyweight|Light Heavyweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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* The maximum weight for this division is 175 pounds (79.4 kg or 12½ stone).
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* One of the traditional eight divisions.
  
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'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fights]]
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{|border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" align="left" class="wikitable sortable"
! width="30" | No
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|- bgcolor=#ffdead
! width="150" | Champion
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!<center>No.</center>
! width="150" | Reign began
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!<center>Champion</center>
! width="150" | Reign ended
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Began
! width="100" | Title Defences
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Ended
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!<center>Defenses</center>
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|- align=center
|'''1'''
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|1
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|[[Harold Johnson]]
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|1963 Feb 14
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|1963 Jun 1
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|2
 
|[[Willie Pastrano]]
 
|[[Willie Pastrano]]
|1 Jun 1963
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|1963 Jun 1
|30 Mar 1965
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|1965 Mar 30
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|3
|'''2'''
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|[[Jose Torres]]
 
|[[Jose Torres]]
|30 Mar 1965
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|1965 Mar 30
|16 Dec 1966
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|1966 Dec 16
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|4
|'''3'''
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|[[Dick Tiger]]
 
|[[Dick Tiger]]
|16 Dec 1966
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|1966 Dec 16
|24 May 1968
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|1968 May 24
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|5
|'''4'''
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|[[Bob Foster]]
 
|[[Bob Foster]]
|24 May 1968
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|1968 May 24
|16 Sep 1974 (Retired)
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|1974 Sep 16 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|14
 
|14
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|6
|'''5'''
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|[[John Conteh]]
 
|[[John Conteh]]
|1 Oct 1974
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|1974 Oct 1
|21 May 1977 (Stripped)
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|1977 May 21 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|7
|'''5'''
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|[[Miguel Angel Cuello]]
 
|[[Miguel Angel Cuello]]
|21 May 1977  
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|1977 May 21
|7 Jan 1978
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|1978 Jan 7
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|8
|'''6'''
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|[[Mate Parlov]]
 
|[[Mate Parlov]]
|7 Jan 1978
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|1978 Jan 7
|2 Dec 1978
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|1978 Dec 2
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|9
|'''7'''
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|[[Marvin Johnson]]
 
|[[Marvin Johnson]]
|2 Dec 1978
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|1978 Dec 2
|22 Apr 1979
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|1979 Apr 22
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|10
|'''8'''
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|[[Matthew Saad Muhammad|Matthew Franklin]]
|[[Matthew Saad Muhammad]]
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|1979 Apr 22
|22 Apr 1979
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|1981 Dec 19
|19 Dec 1981
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|8
 
|8
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|11
|'''9'''
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|[[Dwight Muhammad Qawi|Dwight Braxton]]
|[[Dwight Muhammad Qawi]]
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|1981 Dec 19
|19 Dec 1981
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|1983 Mar 18
|18 Mar 1983
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|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|12
|'''10'''
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|[[Michael Spinks]]
 
|[[Michael Spinks]]
|18 Mar 1983
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|1983 Mar 18
|21 Sep 1985 (Vacated)
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|1985 Sep 21 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|13
|'''11'''
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|[[JB Williamson]]
|[[J.B. Williamson]]
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|1985 Dec 10
|10 Dec 1985
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|1986 Apr 30
|30 Apr 1986
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|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|14
|'''12'''
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|[[Dennis Andries]]
 
|[[Dennis Andries]]
|30 Apr 1986
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|1986 Apr 30
|7 Mar 1987
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|1987 Mar 7
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|15
|'''13'''
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|[[Thomas Hearns]]
 
|[[Thomas Hearns]]
|7 Mar 1987
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|1987 Mar 7
|27 Nov 1987 (Vacated)
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|1987 Nov 27 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|16
|'''14'''
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|[[Donny Lalonde]]
 
|[[Donny Lalonde]]
|27 Nov 1987
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|1987 Nov 27
|7 Nov 1988
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|1988 Nov 7
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|17
|'''14'''
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
|7 Nov 1988
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|1988 Nov 7
|21 Feb 1989 (Vacated)
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|1988 Nov 17 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|18
|'''12'''
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|[[Dennis Andries]] (2)
|[[Dennis Andries]]
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|1989 Feb 21
|21 Feb 1989
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|1989 Jun 24
|24 Jun 1989
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|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|19
|'''15'''
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|[[Jeff Harding]]
 
|[[Jeff Harding]]
|24 Jun 1989
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|1989 Jun 24
|28 Jul 1990
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|1990 Jul 28
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|20
|'''12'''
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|[[Dennis Andries]] (3)
|[[Dennis Andries]]
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|1990 Jul 28
|28 Jul 1990
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|1991 Sep 11
|11 Sep 1991
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|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|21
|'''15'''
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|[[Jeff Harding]] (2)
|[[Jeff Harding]]
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|1991 Sep 11
|11 Sep 1991
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|1994 Jul 23
|23 Jul 1994
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|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|22
|'''16'''
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|[[Mike McCallum]]
 
|[[Mike McCallum]]
|23 Jul 1994
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|1994 Jul 23
|16 Jun 1995
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|1995 Jun 16
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|23
|'''17'''
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|[[Fabrice Tiozzo]]
 
|[[Fabrice Tiozzo]]
|16 Jun 1995
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|1995 Jun 16
|Mar 1996 (Vacated)
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|1997 Mar <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|24
|'''18'''
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|[[Roy Jones Jr.]]
|[[Roy Jones]]
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|1997 Mar
|22 Nov 1996
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|1997 Mar 21
|21 Mar 1997
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|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|25
|'''19'''
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|[[Montell Griffin]]
 
|[[Montell Griffin]]
|21 Mar 1997
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|1997 Mar 21
|7 Aug 1997
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|1997 Aug 7
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|26
|'''18'''
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|[[Roy Jones Jr.]] (2)
|[[Roy Jones]]
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|1997 Aug 7
|7 Aug 1997
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|2003 Mar 1 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
|1 Mar 2003 (Vacated)
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|11
 
|11
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|27
|'''20'''
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|[[Graciano Rocchigiani]]
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|1998 Mar 21<br>(Restored Champion)
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|2000 Apr 15
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|28
 
|[[Antonio Tarver]]
 
|[[Antonio Tarver]]
|26 Apr 2003
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|2003 Apr 26
|8 Nov 2003
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|2003 Nov 8
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|29
|'''18'''
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|[[Roy Jones Jr.]] (3)
|[[Roy Jones]]
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|2003 Nov 8
|8 Nov 2003
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|2004 May 15
|15 May 2004
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|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|30
|'''20'''
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|[[Antonio Tarver]] (2)
|[[Antonio Tarver]]
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|2004 May 15
|15 May 2004
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|2004 Dec <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
|Dec 2004 (Stripped)
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|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|31
|'''21'''
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|[[Tomasz Adamek]]
 
|[[Tomasz Adamek]]
|21 May 2005
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|2005 May 21
|3 Feb 2007
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|2007 Feb 3
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|32
|'''22'''
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|[[Chad Dawson]]
 
|[[Chad Dawson]]
|3 Feb 2007
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|2007 Feb 3
|Present
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|2008 Jul 11 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|3
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|- align=center
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|33
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|[[Adrian Diaconu]]
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|2008 Jul 11
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|2009 Jun 19
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|0
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|- align=center
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|34
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|[[Jean Pascal]]
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|2009 Jun 19
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|2011 May 21
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|4
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|- align=center
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|35
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|[[Bernard Hopkins]]
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|2011 May 21
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|2012 Apr 28
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
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|36
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|[[Chad Dawson]] (2)
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|2012 Apr 28
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|2013 Jun 8
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|0
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|- align=center
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|37
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|[[Adonis Stevenson]]
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|2013 Jun 8
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|Present
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|0
 
|}
 
|}
  
[[Category: World Light Heavyweight Champions]]
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<br clear=all>
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<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired<br>
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<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped<br>
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<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated<br>
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[[Category: World Light Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBC]]
 
[[Category: World Light Heavyweight Title Lineages|WBC]]

Latest revision as of 13:17, 9 June 2013

Light Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 175 pounds (79.4 kg or 12½ stone).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Harold Johnson 1963 Feb 14 1963 Jun 1 0
2 Willie Pastrano 1963 Jun 1 1965 Mar 30 2
3 Jose Torres 1965 Mar 30 1966 Dec 16 3
4 Dick Tiger 1966 Dec 16 1968 May 24 2
5 Bob Foster 1968 May 24 1974 Sep 16 R 14
6 John Conteh 1974 Oct 1 1977 May 21 S 3
7 Miguel Angel Cuello 1977 May 21 1978 Jan 7 0
8 Mate Parlov 1978 Jan 7 1978 Dec 2 1
9 Marvin Johnson 1978 Dec 2 1979 Apr 22 0
10 Matthew Franklin 1979 Apr 22 1981 Dec 19 8
11 Dwight Braxton 1981 Dec 19 1983 Mar 18 3
12 Michael Spinks 1983 Mar 18 1985 Sep 21 V 4
13 JB Williamson 1985 Dec 10 1986 Apr 30 0
14 Dennis Andries 1986 Apr 30 1987 Mar 7 1
15 Thomas Hearns 1987 Mar 7 1987 Nov 27 V 0
16 Donny Lalonde 1987 Nov 27 1988 Nov 7 1
17 Sugar Ray Leonard 1988 Nov 7 1988 Nov 17 V 0
18 Dennis Andries (2) 1989 Feb 21 1989 Jun 24 0
19 Jeff Harding 1989 Jun 24 1990 Jul 28 2
20 Dennis Andries (3) 1990 Jul 28 1991 Sep 11 2
21 Jeff Harding (2) 1991 Sep 11 1994 Jul 23 2
22 Mike McCallum 1994 Jul 23 1995 Jun 16 1
23 Fabrice Tiozzo 1995 Jun 16 1997 Mar V 1
24 Roy Jones Jr. 1997 Mar 1997 Mar 21 0
25 Montell Griffin 1997 Mar 21 1997 Aug 7 0
26 Roy Jones Jr. (2) 1997 Aug 7 2003 Mar 1 V 11
27 Graciano Rocchigiani 1998 Mar 21
(Restored Champion)
2000 Apr 15 0
28 Antonio Tarver 2003 Apr 26 2003 Nov 8 0
29 Roy Jones Jr. (3) 2003 Nov 8 2004 May 15 0
30 Antonio Tarver (2) 2004 May 15 2004 Dec S 0
31 Tomasz Adamek 2005 May 21 2007 Feb 3 2
32 Chad Dawson 2007 Feb 3 2008 Jul 11 S 3
33 Adrian Diaconu 2008 Jul 11 2009 Jun 19 0
34 Jean Pascal 2009 Jun 19 2011 May 21 4
35 Bernard Hopkins 2011 May 21 2012 Apr 28 1
36 Chad Dawson (2) 2012 Apr 28 2013 Jun 8 0
37 Adonis Stevenson 2013 Jun 8 Present 0


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated