WBC Light Heavyweight Champion

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Light Heavyweight champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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[[Light heavyweight|Light Heavyweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
* The maximum weight for this division is 175 pounds.
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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.
  
 
'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fights]]
 
'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fights]]
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!<center>Defenses</center>
 
!<center>Defenses</center>
 
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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]]
 
|1963 Jun 1
 
|1963 Jun 1
 
|1965 Mar 30
 
|1965 Mar 30
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''2'''
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|3
 
|[[Jose Torres]]
 
|[[Jose Torres]]
 
|1965 Mar 30
 
|1965 Mar 30
 
|1966 Dec 16
 
|1966 Dec 16
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''3'''
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|4
 
|[[Dick Tiger]]
 
|[[Dick Tiger]]
 
|1966 Dec 16
 
|1966 Dec 16
 
|1968 May 24
 
|1968 May 24
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''4'''
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|5
 
|[[Bob Foster]]
 
|[[Bob Foster]]
 
|1968 May 24
 
|1968 May 24
 
|1974 Sep 16 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|1974 Sep 16 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|14
 
|14
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''5'''
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|6
 
|[[John Conteh]]
 
|[[John Conteh]]
 
|1974 Oct 1
 
|1974 Oct 1
 
|1977 May 21 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|1977 May 21 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''6'''
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|7
 
|[[Miguel Angel Cuello]]
 
|[[Miguel Angel Cuello]]
 
|1977 May 21
 
|1977 May 21
 
|1978 Jan 7
 
|1978 Jan 7
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''7'''
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|8
 
|[[Mate Parlov]]
 
|[[Mate Parlov]]
 
|1978 Jan 7
 
|1978 Jan 7
 
|1978 Dec 2
 
|1978 Dec 2
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''8'''
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|9
 
|[[Marvin Johnson]]
 
|[[Marvin Johnson]]
 
|1978 Dec 2
 
|1978 Dec 2
 
|1979 Apr 22
 
|1979 Apr 22
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''9'''
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|10
|[[Matthew Saad Muhammad]]
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|[[Matthew Saad Muhammad|Matthew Franklin]]
 
|1979 Apr 22
 
|1979 Apr 22
 
|1981 Dec 19
 
|1981 Dec 19
 
|8
 
|8
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''10'''
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|11
|[[Dwight Muhammad Qawi]]
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|[[Dwight Muhammad Qawi|Dwight Braxton]]
 
|1981 Dec 19
 
|1981 Dec 19
 
|1983 Mar 18
 
|1983 Mar 18
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''11'''
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|12
 
|[[Michael Spinks]]
 
|[[Michael Spinks]]
 
|1983 Mar 18
 
|1983 Mar 18
 
|1985 Sep 21 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1985 Sep 21 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''12'''
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|13
|[[J.B. Williamson]]
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|[[JB Williamson]]
 
|1985 Dec 10
 
|1985 Dec 10
 
|1986 Apr 30
 
|1986 Apr 30
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''13'''
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|14
 
|[[Dennis Andries]]
 
|[[Dennis Andries]]
 
|1986 Apr 30
 
|1986 Apr 30
 
|1987 Mar 7
 
|1987 Mar 7
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''14'''
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|15
 
|[[Thomas Hearns]]
 
|[[Thomas Hearns]]
 
|1987 Mar 7
 
|1987 Mar 7
 
|1987 Nov 27 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1987 Nov 27 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''15'''
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|16
 
|[[Donny Lalonde]]
 
|[[Donny Lalonde]]
 
|1987 Nov 27
 
|1987 Nov 27
 
|1988 Nov 7
 
|1988 Nov 7
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''16'''
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|17
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
|1988 Nov 7
 
|1988 Nov 7
|1989 Feb 21 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
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|1988 Nov 17 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''17'''
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|18
 
|[[Dennis Andries]] (2)
 
|[[Dennis Andries]] (2)
 
|1989 Feb 21
 
|1989 Feb 21
 
|1989 Jun 24
 
|1989 Jun 24
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''18'''
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|19
 
|[[Jeff Harding]]
 
|[[Jeff Harding]]
 
|1989 Jun 24
 
|1989 Jun 24
 
|1990 Jul 28
 
|1990 Jul 28
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''19'''
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|20
 
|[[Dennis Andries]] (3)
 
|[[Dennis Andries]] (3)
 
|1990 Jul 28
 
|1990 Jul 28
 
|1991 Sep 11
 
|1991 Sep 11
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''20'''
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|21
 
|[[Jeff Harding]] (2)
 
|[[Jeff Harding]] (2)
 
|1991 Sep 11
 
|1991 Sep 11
 
|1994 Jul 23
 
|1994 Jul 23
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''21'''
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|22
 
|[[Mike McCallum]]
 
|[[Mike McCallum]]
 
|1994 Jul 23
 
|1994 Jul 23
 
|1995 Jun 16
 
|1995 Jun 16
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''22'''
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|23
 
|[[Fabrice Tiozzo]]
 
|[[Fabrice Tiozzo]]
 
|1995 Jun 16
 
|1995 Jun 16
 
|1997 Mar <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1997 Mar <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''23'''
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|24
|[[Roy Jones]]
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|[[Roy Jones Jr.]]
 
|1997 Mar
 
|1997 Mar
 
|1997 Mar 21
 
|1997 Mar 21
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''24'''
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|25
 
|[[Montell Griffin]]
 
|[[Montell Griffin]]
 
|1997 Mar 21
 
|1997 Mar 21
 
|1997 Aug 7
 
|1997 Aug 7
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''25'''
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|26
|[[Roy Jones]] (2)
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|[[Roy Jones Jr.]] (2)
 
|1997 Aug 7
 
|1997 Aug 7
 
|2003 Mar 1 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|2003 Mar 1 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|11
 
|11
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|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''26'''
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|27
 
|[[Graciano Rocchigiani]]
 
|[[Graciano Rocchigiani]]
 
|1998 Mar 21<br>(Restored Champion)
 
|1998 Mar 21<br>(Restored Champion)
 
|2000 Apr 15
 
|2000 Apr 15
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''27'''
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|28
 
|[[Antonio Tarver]]
 
|[[Antonio Tarver]]
 
|2003 Apr 26
 
|2003 Apr 26
 
|2003 Nov 8
 
|2003 Nov 8
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''28'''
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|29
|[[Roy Jones]] (3)
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|[[Roy Jones Jr.]] (3)
 
|2003 Nov 8
 
|2003 Nov 8
 
|2004 May 15
 
|2004 May 15
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''29'''
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|30
 
|[[Antonio Tarver]] (2)
 
|[[Antonio Tarver]] (2)
 
|2004 May 15
 
|2004 May 15
 
|2004 Dec <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|2004 Dec <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''30'''
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|31
 
|[[Tomasz Adamek]]
 
|[[Tomasz Adamek]]
 
|2005 May 21
 
|2005 May 21
 
|2007 Feb 3
 
|2007 Feb 3
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''31'''
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|32
 
|[[Chad Dawson]]
 
|[[Chad Dawson]]
 
|2007 Feb 3
 
|2007 Feb 3
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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
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|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
 
|Present
 
|Present
|2
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|0
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|}
 
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Latest revision as of 08:17, 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

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