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The 147-pound (maximum weight) World Champion, as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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[[Welterweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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* The maximum weight for this division is 147 pounds (66.7 kg or 10½ stone).
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* One of the traditional eight divisions.
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! width="30" | No
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'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Welterweight Title Fights]]
! width="150" | Champion
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! width="150" | Reign began
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{|border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" align="left" class="wikitable sortable"
! width="150" | Reign ended
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|- bgcolor=#ffdead
! width="100" | Title Defences
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!<center>No.</center>
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!<center>Champion</center>
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Began
|'''1'''
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!class="unsortable"| Reign Ended
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!<center>Defenses</center>
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|- align=center
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|1
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|[[Emile Griffith]]
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|1962 Dec 8
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|1963 Mar 21
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|2
 
|[[Luis Manuel Rodriguez]]
 
|[[Luis Manuel Rodriguez]]
|21 Mar 1963
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|1963 Mar 21
|8 Jun 1963
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|1963 Jun 8
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|3
|'''2'''
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|[[Emile Griffith]] (2)
|[[Emile Griffith]]
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|1963 Jun 8
|8 Jun 1963
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|1966 Apr 25 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
|25 Apr 1966 (Vacated)
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|4
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|- align=center
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
 
|'''3'''
 
 
|[[Curtis Cokes]]
 
|[[Curtis Cokes]]
|28 Nov 1966  
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|1966 Aug 24
|18 Apr 1969
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|1969 Apr 18
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|5
|'''4'''
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|[[Jose Napoles]]
|[[Jose Angel Napoles]]
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|1969 Apr 18
|18 Apr 1969
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|1970 Dec 3
|3 Dec 1970
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|3
 
|3
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|6
|'''5'''
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|[[Billy Backus]]
 
|[[Billy Backus]]
|3 Dec 1970
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|1970 Dec 3
|4 Jun 1971
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|1971 Jun 4
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|7
|'''4'''
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|[[Jose Napoles]] (2)
|[[Jose Angel Napoles]]
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|1971 Jun 4
|4 Jun 1971
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|1975 Dec 6
|6 Dec 1975
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|10
 
|10
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|8
|'''6'''
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|[[John H. Stracey]]
 
|[[John H. Stracey]]
|6 Dec 1975
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|1975 Dec 6
|22 Jun 1976
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|1976 Jun 22
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|9
|'''7'''
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|[[Carlos Palomino]]
 
|[[Carlos Palomino]]
|22 Jun 1976
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|1976 Jun 22
|14 Jan 1979
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|1979 Jan 14
 
|7
 
|7
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|10
|'''8'''
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|[[Wilfred Benitez]]
 
|[[Wilfred Benitez]]
|14 Jan 1979
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|1979 Jan 14
|30 Nov 1979
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|1979 Nov 30
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|11
|'''9'''
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
|30 Nov 1979
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|1979 Nov 30
|20 Jun 1980
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|1980 Jun 20
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|12
|'''10'''
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|[[Roberto Duran]]
 
|[[Roberto Duran]]
|20 Jun 1980
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|1980 Jun 20
|25 Nov 1980
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|1980 Nov 25
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|13
|'''9'''
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]] (2)
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
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|1980 Nov 25
|25 Nov 1980
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|1982 Nov 9 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
|9 Nov 1982 (Retired)
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|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|14
|'''11'''
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|[[Milton McCrory]]
 
|[[Milton McCrory]]
|13 Aug 1983
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|1983 Aug 13
|6 Dec 1985
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|1985 Dec 6
 
|4
 
|4
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|15
|'''12'''
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|[[Donald Curry]]
 
|[[Donald Curry]]
|6 Dec 1985
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|1985 Dec 6
|27 Sep 1986
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|1986 Sep 27
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|16
|'''13'''
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|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]]
 
|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]]
|27 Sep 1986
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|1986 Sep 27
|28 Oct 1987
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|1987 Oct 28
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|17
|'''14'''
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|[[Jorge Vaca]]
 
|[[Jorge Vaca]]
|28 Oct 1987
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|1987 Oct 28
|29 Mar 1988
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|1988 Mar 29
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|18
|'''13'''
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|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]] (2)
|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]]
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|1988 Mar 29
|29 Mar 1988
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|1989 Feb 4
|4 Feb 1989
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|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|19
|'''15'''
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|[[Marlon Starling]]
 
|[[Marlon Starling]]
|4 Feb 1989
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|1989 Feb 4
|19 Aug 1990
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|1990 Aug 19
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|20
|'''16'''
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|[[Maurice Blocker]]
 
|[[Maurice Blocker]]
|19 Aug 1990
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|1990 Aug 19
|18 Mar 1991
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|1991 Mar 18
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|21
|'''17'''
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|[[Simon Brown]]
 
|[[Simon Brown]]
|18 Mar 1991
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|1991 Mar 18
|29 Nov 1991
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|1991 Nov 29
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|22
|'''18'''
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|[[James (Buddy) McGirt]]
|[[Buddy McGirt]]
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|1991 Nov 29
|29 Nov 1991
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|1993 Mar 6
|6 Mar 1993
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|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|23
|'''19'''
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|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
 
|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
|6 Mar 1993
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|1993 Mar 6
|12 Apr 1997
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|1997 Apr 12
 
|8
 
|8
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|24
|'''20'''
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|[[Oscar De La Hoya]]
 
|[[Oscar De La Hoya]]
|12 Apr 1997
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|1997 Apr 12
|18 Sep 1999
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|1999 Sep 18
 
|7
 
|7
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|25
|'''21'''
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|[[Felix Trinidad]]
 
|[[Felix Trinidad]]
|18 Sep 1999
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|1999 Sep 18
|3 Mar 2000 (Vacated)
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|2000 Mar 3 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|26
|'''22'''
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|[[Oscar De La Hoya]] (2)
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|2000 Mar 4
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|2000 Jun 17
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|27
 
|[[Shane Mosley]]
 
|[[Shane Mosley]]
|17 Jun 2000
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|2000 Jun 17
|26 Jan 2002
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|2002 Jan 26
 
|3
 
|3
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|28
|'''23'''
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|[[Vernon Forrest]]
 
|[[Vernon Forrest]]
|26 Jan 2002
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|2002 Jan 26
|25 Jan 2003
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|2003 Jan 25
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|29
|'''24'''
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|[[Ricardo Mayorga]]
 
|[[Ricardo Mayorga]]
|25 Jan 2003
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|2003 Jan 25
|13 Dec 2003
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|2003 Dec 13
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|30
|'''25'''
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|[[Cory Spinks]]
 
|[[Cory Spinks]]
|13 Dec 2003
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|2003 Dec 13
|5 Feb 2005
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|2005 Feb 5
 
|2
 
|2
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|31
|'''26'''
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|[[Zab Judah]]
 
|[[Zab Judah]]
|5 Feb 2005
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|2005 Feb 5
|7 Jan 2006
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|2006 Jan 7
 
|1
 
|1
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|- align=center  
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|32
|'''27'''
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|[[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]]
|[[Carlos Baldomir]]
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|2006 Jan 7
|7 Jan 2006
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|2006 Nov 4
|4 Nov 2006
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|1
 
|1
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|- align=center
|- align=center bgcolor=#F5F5F5
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|33
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|[[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]]
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|2006 Nov 4
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|2008 Jun 6 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
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|1
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|- align=center
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|34
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|[[Andre Berto]]
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|2008 Jun 21
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|2011 Apr 16
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|5
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|- align=center
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|35
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|[[Victor Ortiz (of California)|Victor Ortiz]]
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|2011 Apr 16
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|2011 Sep 17
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|0
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|- align=center  
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|36
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|[[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] (2)
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|2011 Sep 17
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|Present
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|0
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<sup><font color="red">R</font></sup> - Retired<br>
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<sup><font color="red">S</font></sup> - Stripped<br>
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<sup><font color="red">V</font></sup> - Vacated<br>
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[[Category: World Welterweight Title Lineages|WBC]]

Latest revision as of 14:24, 22 September 2012

Welterweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 147 pounds (66.7 kg or 10½ stone).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Welterweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Emile Griffith 1962 Dec 8 1963 Mar 21 0
2 Luis Manuel Rodriguez 1963 Mar 21 1963 Jun 8 0
3 Emile Griffith (2) 1963 Jun 8 1966 Apr 25 V 4
4 Curtis Cokes 1966 Aug 24 1969 Apr 18 4
5 Jose Napoles 1969 Apr 18 1970 Dec 3 3
6 Billy Backus 1970 Dec 3 1971 Jun 4 0
7 Jose Napoles (2) 1971 Jun 4 1975 Dec 6 10
8 John H. Stracey 1975 Dec 6 1976 Jun 22 1
9 Carlos Palomino 1976 Jun 22 1979 Jan 14 7
10 Wilfred Benitez 1979 Jan 14 1979 Nov 30 1
11 Sugar Ray Leonard 1979 Nov 30 1980 Jun 20 1
12 Roberto Duran 1980 Jun 20 1980 Nov 25 0
13 Sugar Ray Leonard (2) 1980 Nov 25 1982 Nov 9 R 3
14 Milton McCrory 1983 Aug 13 1985 Dec 6 4
15 Donald Curry 1985 Dec 6 1986 Sep 27 0
16 Lloyd Honeyghan 1986 Sep 27 1987 Oct 28 3
17 Jorge Vaca 1987 Oct 28 1988 Mar 29 0
18 Lloyd Honeyghan (2) 1988 Mar 29 1989 Feb 4 1
19 Marlon Starling 1989 Feb 4 1990 Aug 19 1
20 Maurice Blocker 1990 Aug 19 1991 Mar 18 0
21 Simon Brown 1991 Mar 18 1991 Nov 29 0
22 James (Buddy) McGirt 1991 Nov 29 1993 Mar 6 2
23 Pernell Whitaker 1993 Mar 6 1997 Apr 12 8
24 Oscar De La Hoya 1997 Apr 12 1999 Sep 18 7
25 Felix Trinidad 1999 Sep 18 2000 Mar 3 V 0
26 Oscar De La Hoya (2) 2000 Mar 4 2000 Jun 17 0
27 Shane Mosley 2000 Jun 17 2002 Jan 26 3
28 Vernon Forrest 2002 Jan 26 2003 Jan 25 1
29 Ricardo Mayorga 2003 Jan 25 2003 Dec 13 1
30 Cory Spinks 2003 Dec 13 2005 Feb 5 2
31 Zab Judah 2005 Feb 5 2006 Jan 7 1
32 Carlos Manuel Baldomir 2006 Jan 7 2006 Nov 4 1
33 Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2006 Nov 4 2008 Jun 6 R 1
34 Andre Berto 2008 Jun 21 2011 Apr 16 5
35 Victor Ortiz 2011 Apr 16 2011 Sep 17 0
36 Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2) 2011 Sep 17 Present 0


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated