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Lightweight champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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[[Lightweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
* The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds.
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*The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).
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*One of the traditional eight divisions.
  
 
'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Lightweight Title Fights]]
 
'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Lightweight Title Fights]]
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!<center>Defenses</center>
 
!<center>Defenses</center>
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''1'''
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|1
 
|[[Carlos Ortiz]]
 
|[[Carlos Ortiz]]
|1963 Apr 7
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|1963 Feb 14
 
|1965 Apr 10
 
|1965 Apr 10
|2
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|3
|-----
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|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''2'''
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|2
 
|[[Ismael Laguna]]
 
|[[Ismael Laguna]]
 
|1965 Apr 10
 
|1965 Apr 10
 
|1965 Nov 13
 
|1965 Nov 13
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''3'''
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|3
 
|[[Carlos Ortiz]] (2)
 
|[[Carlos Ortiz]] (2)
 
|1965 Nov 13
 
|1965 Nov 13
 
|1968 Jun 29
 
|1968 Jun 29
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''4'''
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|4
 
|[[Carlos Teo Cruz]]
 
|[[Carlos Teo Cruz]]
 
|1968 Jun 29
 
|1968 Jun 29
 
|1969 Feb 18
 
|1969 Feb 18
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''5'''
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|5
 
|[[Mando Ramos]]
 
|[[Mando Ramos]]
 
|1969 Feb 18
 
|1969 Feb 18
 
|1970 Mar 3
 
|1970 Mar 3
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''6'''
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|6
 
|[[Ismael Laguna]] (2)
 
|[[Ismael Laguna]] (2)
 
|1970 Mar 3
 
|1970 Mar 3
|1970 Sep 26 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
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|1970 Sep 15 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
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|- align=center
|- align=center  
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|7
|'''7'''
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|[[Ken Buchanan]]
 
|[[Ken Buchanan]]
 
|1971 Feb 12
 
|1971 Feb 12
|1971 Jun <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|1971 Jun 25 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''8'''
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|8
 
|[[Pedro Carrasco]]
 
|[[Pedro Carrasco]]
 
|1971 Nov 5
 
|1971 Nov 5
 
|1972 Feb 18
 
|1972 Feb 18
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''9'''
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|9
 
|[[Mando Ramos]] (2)
 
|[[Mando Ramos]] (2)
 
|1972 Feb 18
 
|1972 Feb 18
 
|1972 Sep 15
 
|1972 Sep 15
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''10'''
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|10
 
|[[Chango Carmona]]
 
|[[Chango Carmona]]
 
|1972 Sep 15
 
|1972 Sep 15
 
|1972 Nov 10
 
|1972 Nov 10
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''11'''
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|11
 
|[[Rodolfo Gonzalez]]
 
|[[Rodolfo Gonzalez]]
 
|1972 Nov 10
 
|1972 Nov 10
 
|1974 Apr 11
 
|1974 Apr 11
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''12'''
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|12
 
|[[Guts Ishimatsu]]
 
|[[Guts Ishimatsu]]
 
|1974 Apr 11
 
|1974 Apr 11
 
|1976 May 8
 
|1976 May 8
 
|5
 
|5
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''13'''
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|13
 
|[[Esteban De Jesus]]
 
|[[Esteban De Jesus]]
 
|1976 May 8
 
|1976 May 8
 
|1978 Jan 21
 
|1978 Jan 21
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''14'''
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|14
 
|[[Roberto Duran]]
 
|[[Roberto Duran]]
 
|1978 Jan 21
 
|1978 Jan 21
 
|1979 Jan <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1979 Jan <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''15'''
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|15
 
|[[Jim Watt]]
 
|[[Jim Watt]]
 
|1979 Apr 17
 
|1979 Apr 17
 
|1981 Jun 20
 
|1981 Jun 20
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''16'''
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|16
 
|[[Alexis Arguello]]
 
|[[Alexis Arguello]]
 
|1981 Jun 20
 
|1981 Jun 20
 
|1983 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1983 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''17'''
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|17
 
|[[Edwin Rosario]]
 
|[[Edwin Rosario]]
 
|1983 May 1
 
|1983 May 1
 
|1984 Nov 3
 
|1984 Nov 3
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''18'''
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|18
 
|[[Jose Luis Ramirez]]
 
|[[Jose Luis Ramirez]]
 
|1984 Nov 3
 
|1984 Nov 3
 
|1985 Aug 10
 
|1985 Aug 10
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''19'''
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|19
 
|[[Hector Camacho]]
 
|[[Hector Camacho]]
 
|1985 Aug 10
 
|1985 Aug 10
 
|1987 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1987 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''20'''
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|20
 
|[[Jose Luis Ramirez]] (2)
 
|[[Jose Luis Ramirez]] (2)
 
|1987 Jul 19
 
|1987 Jul 19
 
|1988 Oct 29
 
|1988 Oct 29
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''21'''
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|21
 
|[[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
 
|[[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
 
|1988 Oct 29
 
|1988 Oct 29
 
|1989 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1989 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''22'''
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|22
 
|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
 
|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
 
|1989 Aug 20
 
|1989 Aug 20
 
|1992 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1992 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|6
 
|6
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''23'''
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|23
 
|[[Miguel Angel Gonzalez]]
 
|[[Miguel Angel Gonzalez]]
 
|1992 Aug 24
 
|1992 Aug 24
 
|1995 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1995 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|10
 
|10
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''24'''
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|24
 
|[[Jean-Baptiste Mendy]]
 
|[[Jean-Baptiste Mendy]]
 
|1996 Apr 20
 
|1996 Apr 20
 
|1997 Mar 1
 
|1997 Mar 1
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''25'''
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|25
 
|[[Stevie Johnston]]
 
|[[Stevie Johnston]]
 
|1997 Mar 1
 
|1997 Mar 1
 
|1998 Jun 13
 
|1998 Jun 13
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''26'''
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|26
 
|[[Cesar Bazan]]
 
|[[Cesar Bazan]]
 
|1998 Jun 13
 
|1998 Jun 13
 
|1999 Feb 27
 
|1999 Feb 27
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''27'''
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|27
 
|[[Stevie Johnston]] (2)
 
|[[Stevie Johnston]] (2)
 
|1999 Feb 27
 
|1999 Feb 27
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''28'''
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|28
 
|[[Jose Luis Castillo]]
 
|[[Jose Luis Castillo]]
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|2002 Apr 20
 
|2002 Apr 20
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''29'''
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|29
|[[Floyd Mayweather, Jr.]]
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|[[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]]
 
|2002 Apr 20
 
|2002 Apr 20
 
|2004 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|2004 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''30'''
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|30
 
|[[Jose Luis Castillo]] (2)
 
|[[Jose Luis Castillo]] (2)
 
|2004 Jun 5
 
|2004 Jun 5
 
|2005 May 7
 
|2005 May 7
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''31'''
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|31
 
|[[Diego Corrales]]
 
|[[Diego Corrales]]
 
|2005 May 7
 
|2005 May 7
 
|2006 Oct 6 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|2006 Oct 6 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''32'''
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|32
 
|[[Joel Casamayor]]
 
|[[Joel Casamayor]]
|7 Oct 2006 Oct 7
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|2006 Oct 7
|Feb 2007 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
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|2007 Feb 1 <sup><font color="red">S</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''33'''
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|33
 
|[[David Diaz]]
 
|[[David Diaz]]
|1 Feb 2007 Feb 1
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|2007 Feb 1
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|2008 Jun 28
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|1
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|- align=center
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|34
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|[[Manny Pacquiao]]
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|2008 Jun 28
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|2009 Feb 24 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
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|0
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|- align=center
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|35
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|[[Edwin Valero]]
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|2009 Apr 4
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|2010 Feb
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|2
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|- align=center
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|35
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|[[Edwin Valero]]
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|2010 Feb <sup><font color="red">CIR</font></sup>
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|2010 Apr 19 <sup><font color="red">D</font></sup>
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|0
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|- align=center
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|36
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|[[Humberto Soto]]
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|2010 Mar 13
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|2011 Jul <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
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|4
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|- align=center
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|37
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|[[Antonio DeMarco]]
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|2011 Oct 15
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|2012 Nov 17
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|2
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|- align=center
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|38
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|[[Adrien Broner]]
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|2012 Nov 17
 
|Present
 
|Present
 
|1
 
|1
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|}
 
|}
  
 
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<sup><font color="red">D</font></sup> - Died<br>
 
<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired<br>
 
<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired<br>
 
<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped<br>
 
<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped<br>
 
<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated<br>
 
<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated<br>
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<sup><font color="red">CIR</font></sup> - Champion In Recess<br>
  
 
[[Category: World Lightweight Title Lineages|WBC]]
 
[[Category: World Lightweight Title Lineages|WBC]]

Latest revision as of 20:27, 1 March 2013

Lightweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Lightweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Carlos Ortiz 1963 Feb 14 1965 Apr 10 3
2 Ismael Laguna 1965 Apr 10 1965 Nov 13 0
3 Carlos Ortiz (2) 1965 Nov 13 1968 Jun 29 4
4 Carlos Teo Cruz 1968 Jun 29 1969 Feb 18 1
5 Mando Ramos 1969 Feb 18 1970 Mar 3 1
6 Ismael Laguna (2) 1970 Mar 3 1970 Sep 15 S 1
7 Ken Buchanan 1971 Feb 12 1971 Jun 25 S 0
8 Pedro Carrasco 1971 Nov 5 1972 Feb 18 0
9 Mando Ramos (2) 1972 Feb 18 1972 Sep 15 1
10 Chango Carmona 1972 Sep 15 1972 Nov 10 0
11 Rodolfo Gonzalez 1972 Nov 10 1974 Apr 11 2
12 Guts Ishimatsu 1974 Apr 11 1976 May 8 5
13 Esteban De Jesus 1976 May 8 1978 Jan 21 3
14 Roberto Duran 1978 Jan 21 1979 Jan V 0
15 Jim Watt 1979 Apr 17 1981 Jun 20 4
16 Alexis Arguello 1981 Jun 20 1983 V 4
17 Edwin Rosario 1983 May 1 1984 Nov 3 2
18 Jose Luis Ramirez 1984 Nov 3 1985 Aug 10 0
19 Hector Camacho 1985 Aug 10 1987 V 2
20 Jose Luis Ramirez (2) 1987 Jul 19 1988 Oct 29 2
21 Julio Cesar Chavez 1988 Oct 29 1989 V 0
22 Pernell Whitaker 1989 Aug 20 1992 V 6
23 Miguel Angel Gonzalez 1992 Aug 24 1995 V 10
24 Jean-Baptiste Mendy 1996 Apr 20 1997 Mar 1 0
25 Stevie Johnston 1997 Mar 1 1998 Jun 13 3
26 Cesar Bazan 1998 Jun 13 1999 Feb 27 2
27 Stevie Johnston (2) 1999 Feb 27 2000 Jun 17 4
28 Jose Luis Castillo 2000 Jun 17 2002 Apr 20 3
29 Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2002 Apr 20 2004 V 3
30 Jose Luis Castillo (2) 2004 Jun 5 2005 May 7 2
31 Diego Corrales 2005 May 7 2006 Oct 6 S 0
32 Joel Casamayor 2006 Oct 7 2007 Feb 1 S 0
33 David Diaz 2007 Feb 1 2008 Jun 28 1
34 Manny Pacquiao 2008 Jun 28 2009 Feb 24 V 0
35 Edwin Valero 2009 Apr 4 2010 Feb 2
35 Edwin Valero 2010 Feb CIR 2010 Apr 19 D 0
36 Humberto Soto 2010 Mar 13 2011 Jul V 4
37 Antonio DeMarco 2011 Oct 15 2012 Nov 17 2
38 Adrien Broner 2012 Nov 17 Present 1


D - Died
R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated
CIR - Champion In Recess