WBC Light Heavyweight Champion

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Light Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 175 pounds (79.4 kg, 12½ stone).

RELATED LINK: WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fights

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


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated