WBC Lightweight Champion

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Lightweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds.

RELATED LINK: WBC Lightweight Title Fights

No Champion Reign began Reign ended Title Defences
1 Carlos Ortiz 7 Apr 1963 10 Apr 1965 2
2 Ismael Laguna 10 Apr 1965 13 Nov 1965 0
1 Carlos Ortiz 13 Nov 1965 29 Jun 1968 4
3 Carlos Teo Cruz 29 Jun 1968 18 Feb 1969 1
4 Mando Ramos 18 Feb 1969 3 Mar 1970 1
2 Ismael Laguna 3 Mar 1970 26 Sep 1970 (Vacated) 1
5 Ken Buchanan 12 Feb 1971 Jun 1971 (Stripped) 0
6 Pedro Carrasco 5 Nov 1971 18 Feb 1972 0
4 Mando Ramos 18 Feb 1972 15 Sep 1972 1
7 Chango Carmona 15 Sep 1972 10 Nov 1972 0
8 Rodolfo Gonzalez 10 Nov 1972 11 Apr 1974 2
9 Guts Ishimatsu 11 Apr 1974 8 May 1976 5
10 Esteban De Jesus 8 May 1976 21 Jan 1978 3
11 Roberto Duran 21 Jan 1978 Jan 1979 (Vacated) 0
12 Jim Watt 17 Apr 1979 20 Jun 1981 4
13 Alexis Arguello 20 Jun 1981 1983 (Vacated) 4
14 Edwin Rosario 1 May 1983 3 Nov 1984 2
15 Jose Luis Ramirez 3 Nov 1984 10 Aug 1985 0
16 Hector Camacho 10 Aug 1985 1987 (Vacated) 2
15 Jose Luis Ramirez 19 Jul 1987 29 Oct 1988 2
17 Julio Cesar Chavez 29 Oct 1988 1989 (Vacated) 0
18 Pernell Whitaker 20 Aug 1989 1992 (Vacated) 6
19 Miguel Angel Gonzalez 24 Aug 1992 1995 (Vacated) 10
20 Jean-Baptiste Mendy 20 Apr 1996 1 Mar 1997 0
21 Stevie Johnston 1 Mar 1997 13 Jun 1998 3
22 Cesar Bazan 13 Jun 1998 27 Feb 1999 2
21 Stevie Johnston 27 Feb 1999 17 Jun 2000 4
23 Jose Luis Castillo 17 Jun 2000 20 Apr 2002 3
24 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 20 Apr 2002 2004 (Vacated) 3
23 Jose Luis Castillo 5 Jun 2004 7 May 2005 2
25 Diego Corrales 7 May 2005 6 Oct 2006 (Stripped) 0
26 Joel Casamayor 7 Oct 2006 Feb 2007 (Stripped) 0
27 David Diaz 1 Feb 2007 Present 1