WBC Light Middleweight Champion

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Light Middleweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • Also known as Junior Middleweight (IBF/WBO) and Super Welterweight (WBA/WBC).
  • The maximum weight for this division is 154 pounds (69.9 kg, 11 stone).

RELATED LINK: WBC Light Middleweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Denny Moyer 1963 Feb 19 1963 Apr 29 0
2 Ralph Dupas 1963 Apr 29 1963 Sep 7 1
3 Sandro Mazzinghi 1963 Sep 7 1965 Jun 18 3
4 Nino Benvenuti 1965 Jun 18 1966 Jun 25 1
5 Ki Soo Kim 1966 Jun 25 1968 May 26 2
6 Sandro Mazzinghi (2) 1968 May 26 1968 Nov S 1
7 Freddie Little 1969 Mar 17 1970 Jul 9 2
8 Carmelo Bossi 1970 Jul 9 1971 Oct 31 1
9 Koichi Wajima 1971 Oct 31 1974 Jun 4 6
10 Oscar Albarado 1974 Jun 4 1975 Jan 21 1
11 Koichi Wajima (2) 1975 Jan 21 1975 Apr S 0
12 Miguel de Oliveira 1975 May 7 1975 Nov 13 0
13 Elisha Obed 1975 Nov 13 1976 Jun 18 2
14 Eckhard Dagge 1976 Jun 18 1977 Aug 6 2
15 Rocky Mattioli 1977 Aug 6 1979 Mar 4 2
16 Maurice Hope 1979 Mar 4 1981 May 23 3
17 Wilfred Benitez 1981 May 23 1982 Dec 3 2
18 Thomas Hearns 1982 Dec 3 1986 V 4
19 Duane Thomas 1986 Dec 5 1987 Jul 12 0
20 Lupe Aquino 1987 Jul 12 1987 Oct 2 0
21 Gianfranco Rosi 1987 Oct 2 1988 Jul 8 1
22 Donald Curry 1988 Jul 8 1989 Feb 11 0
23 Rene Jacquot 1989 Feb 11 1989 Jul 8 0
24 John Mugabi 1989 Jul 8 1990 Mar 31 0
25 Terry Norris 1990 Mar 31 1993 Dec 18 10
26 Simon Brown 1993 Dec 18 1994 May 7 1
27 Terry Norris (2) 1994 May 7 1994 Nov 12 0
28 Luis Santana 1994 Nov 12 1995 Aug 19 1
29 Terry Norris (3) 1995 Aug 19 1997 Dec 6 6
30 Keith Mullings 1997 Dec 6 1999 Jan 29 1
31 Javier Castillejo 1999 Jan 29 2001 Jun 23 5
32 Oscar De La Hoya 2001 Jun 23 2003 Sep 13 2
33 Shane Mosley 2003 Sep 13 2004 Mar 13 0
34 Ronald (Winky) Wright 2004 Mar 13 2005 May V 1
35 Javier Castillejo (2) 2005 May 2005 Jun 1 S 0
36 Ricardo Mayorga 2005 Aug 13 2006 May 6 0
37 Oscar De La Hoya (2) 2006 May 6 2007 May 5 0
38 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 2007 May 5 2007 Jul 4 V 0
39 Vernon Forrest 2007 Jul 28 Present 1


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated