WBC Light Heavyweight Champion

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The 175-pound (maximum weight) World Champion, as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

No Champion Reign began Reign ended Title Defences
1 Willie Pastrano 1 Jun 1963 30 Mar 1965 2
2 Jose Torres 30 Mar 1965 16 Dec 1966 3
3 Dick Tiger 16 Dec 1966 24 May 1968 2
4 Bob Foster 24 May 1968 16 Sep 1974 (Retired) 14
5 John Conteh 1 Oct 1974 21 May 1977 (Stripped) 3
5 Miguel Angel Cuello 21 May 1977 7 Jan 1978 0
6 Mate Parlov 7 Jan 1978 2 Dec 1978 1
7 Marvin Johnson 2 Dec 1978 22 Apr 1979 0
8 Matthew Saad Muhammad 22 Apr 1979 19 Dec 1981 8
9 Dwight Muhammad Qawi 19 Dec 1981 18 Mar 1983 3
10 Michael Spinks 18 Mar 1983 21 Sep 1985 (Vacated) 4
11 J.B. Williamson 10 Dec 1985 30 Apr 1986 0
12 Dennis Andries 30 Apr 1986 7 Mar 1987 1
13 Thomas Hearns 7 Mar 1987 27 Nov 1987 (Vacated) 0
14 Donny Lalonde 27 Nov 1987 7 Nov 1988 1
14 Sugar Ray Leonard 7 Nov 1988 21 Feb 1989 (Vacated) 0
12 Dennis Andries 21 Feb 1989 24 Jun 1989 0
15 Jeff Harding 24 Jun 1989 28 Jul 1990 2
12 Dennis Andries 28 Jul 1990 11 Sep 1991 2
15 Jeff Harding 11 Sep 1991 23 Jul 1994 2
16 Mike McCallum 23 Jul 1994 16 Jun 1995 1
17 Fabrice Tiozzo 16 Jun 1995 Mar 1996 (Vacated) 1
18 Roy Jones 22 Nov 1996 21 Mar 1997 0
19 Montell Griffin 21 Mar 1997 7 Aug 1997 0
18 Roy Jones 7 Aug 1997 1 Mar 2003 (Vacated) 11
19 Antonio Tarver 26 Apr 2003 8 Nov 2003 0