WBC Middleweight Champion

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Middleweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 160 pounds (72.6 kg or 11 stone 6 lbs).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Middleweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Dick Tiger 1963 Aug 10 1963 Dec 7 0
2 Joey Giardello 1963 Dec 7 1965 Oct 21 1
3 Dick Tiger (2) 1965 Oct 21 1966 Apr 25 0
4 Emile Griffith 1966 Apr 25 1967 Apr 17 2
5 Nino Benvenuti 1967 Apr 17 1967 Sep 29 0
6 Emile Griffith (2) 1967 Sep 29 1968 Mar 4 0
7 Nino Benvenuti (2) 1968 Mar 4 1970 Nov 7 4
8 Carlos Monzon 1970 Nov 7 1974 Feb 9 S 9
9 Rodrigo Valdez 1974 May 25 1976 Jun 26 4
10 Carlos Monzon (2) 1976 Jun 26 1977 Aug 29 R 1
11 Rodrigo Valdez (2) 1977 Nov 5 1978 Apr 22 0
12 Hugo Pastor Corro 1978 Apr 22 1979 Jun 30 2
13 Vito Antuofermo 1979 Jun 30 1980 Mar 16 1
14 Alan Minter 1980 Mar 16 1980 Sep 27 1
15 Marvin Hagler 1980 Sep 27 1987 Apr 6 12
16 Sugar Ray Leonard 1987 Apr 6 1987 May 27 R 0
17 Thomas Hearns 1987 Oct 29 1988 Jun 6 0
18 Iran Barkley 1988 Jun 6 1989 Feb 24 0
19 Roberto Duran 1989 Feb 24 1990 V 0
20 Julian Jackson 1990 Nov 24 1993 May 8 4
21 Gerald McClellan 1993 May 8 1994 V 3
22 Julian Jackson (2) 1995 Mar 17 1995 Aug 19 0
23 Quincy Taylor 1995 Aug 19 1996 Mar 16 0
24 Keith Holmes 1996 Mar 16 1998 May 2 2
25 Hacine Cherifi 1998 May 2 1999 Apr 24 0
26 Keith Holmes (2) 1999 Apr 24 2001 Apr 14 2
27 Bernard Hopkins 2001 Apr 14 2005 Jul 16 7
28 Jermain Taylor 2005 Jul 16 2007 Sep 29 4
29 Kelly Pavlik 2007 Sep 29 2010 Apr 17 3
30 Sergio Gabriel Martinez 2010 Apr 17 2011 Jan S 1
31 Sebastian Zbik 2011 Jan 2011 Jun 4 0
32 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 2011 Jun 4 2012 Sep 15 3
33 Sergio Gabriel Martinez (2) 2012 Sep 15 Present 0


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated