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Welterweight champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
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[[Welterweight]] champion as recognized by the [[World Boxing Council]].
* The maximum weight for this division is 147 pounds.
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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.
  
 
'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Welterweight Title Fights]]
 
'''RELATED LINK:''' [[WBC Welterweight Title Fights]]
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!<center>Defenses</center>
 
!<center>Defenses</center>
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''1'''
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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]]
 
|1963 Mar 21
 
|1963 Mar 21
 
|1963 Jun 8
 
|1963 Jun 8
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''2'''
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|3
|[[Emile Griffith]]
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|[[Emile Griffith]] (2)
 
|1963 Jun 8
 
|1963 Jun 8
 
|1966 Apr 25 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|1966 Apr 25 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''3'''
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|4
 
|[[Curtis Cokes]]
 
|[[Curtis Cokes]]
|1966 Nov 28
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|1966 Aug 24
 
|1969 Apr 18
 
|1969 Apr 18
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''4'''
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|5
|[[Jose Angel Napoles]]
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|[[Jose Napoles]]
 
|1969 Apr 18
 
|1969 Apr 18
 
|1970 Dec 3
 
|1970 Dec 3
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''5'''
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|6
 
|[[Billy Backus]]
 
|[[Billy Backus]]
 
|1970 Dec 3
 
|1970 Dec 3
 
|1971 Jun 4
 
|1971 Jun 4
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''6'''
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|7
|[[Jose Angel Napoles]] (2)
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|[[Jose Napoles]] (2)
 
|1971 Jun 4
 
|1971 Jun 4
 
|1975 Dec 6
 
|1975 Dec 6
 
|10
 
|10
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''7'''
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|8
 
|[[John H. Stracey]]
 
|[[John H. Stracey]]
 
|1975 Dec 6
 
|1975 Dec 6
 
|1976 Jun 22
 
|1976 Jun 22
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''8'''
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|9
 
|[[Carlos Palomino]]
 
|[[Carlos Palomino]]
 
|1976 Jun 22
 
|1976 Jun 22
 
|1979 Jan 14
 
|1979 Jan 14
 
|7
 
|7
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''9'''
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|10
 
|[[Wilfred Benitez]]
 
|[[Wilfred Benitez]]
 
|1979 Jan 14
 
|1979 Jan 14
 
|1979 Nov 30
 
|1979 Nov 30
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''10'''
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|11
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
|1979 Nov 30
 
|1979 Nov 30
 
|1980 Jun 20
 
|1980 Jun 20
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''11'''
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|12
 
|[[Roberto Duran]]
 
|[[Roberto Duran]]
 
|1980 Jun 20
 
|1980 Jun 20
 
|1980 Nov 25
 
|1980 Nov 25
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''12'''
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|13
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]] (2)
 
|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]] (2)
 
|1980 Nov 25
 
|1980 Nov 25
 
|1982 Nov 9 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|1982 Nov 9 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''13'''
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|14
 
|[[Milton McCrory]]
 
|[[Milton McCrory]]
 
|1983 Aug 13
 
|1983 Aug 13
 
|1985 Dec 6
 
|1985 Dec 6
 
|4
 
|4
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''14'''
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|15
 
|[[Donald Curry]]
 
|[[Donald Curry]]
 
|1985 Dec 6
 
|1985 Dec 6
 
|1986 Sep 27
 
|1986 Sep 27
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''15'''
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|16
 
|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]]
 
|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]]
 
|1986 Sep 27
 
|1986 Sep 27
 
|1987 Oct 28
 
|1987 Oct 28
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''16'''
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|17
 
|[[Jorge Vaca]]
 
|[[Jorge Vaca]]
 
|1987 Oct 28
 
|1987 Oct 28
 
|1988 Mar 29
 
|1988 Mar 29
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''17'''
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|18
 
|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]] (2)
 
|[[Lloyd Honeyghan]] (2)
 
|1988 Mar 29
 
|1988 Mar 29
 
|1989 Feb 4
 
|1989 Feb 4
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''18'''
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|19
 
|[[Marlon Starling]]
 
|[[Marlon Starling]]
 
|1989 Feb 4
 
|1989 Feb 4
 
|1990 Aug 19
 
|1990 Aug 19
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''19'''
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|20
 
|[[Maurice Blocker]]
 
|[[Maurice Blocker]]
 
|1990 Aug 19
 
|1990 Aug 19
 
|1991 Mar 18
 
|1991 Mar 18
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''20'''
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|21
 
|[[Simon Brown]]
 
|[[Simon Brown]]
 
|1991 Mar 18
 
|1991 Mar 18
 
|1991 Nov 29
 
|1991 Nov 29
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''21'''
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|22
|[[Buddy McGirt]]
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|[[James (Buddy) McGirt]]
 
|1991 Nov 29
 
|1991 Nov 29
 
|1993 Mar 6
 
|1993 Mar 6
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''22'''
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|23
 
|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
 
|[[Pernell Whitaker]]
 
|1993 Mar 6
 
|1993 Mar 6
 
|1997 Apr 12
 
|1997 Apr 12
 
|8
 
|8
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''23'''
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|24
 
|[[Oscar De La Hoya]]
 
|[[Oscar De La Hoya]]
 
|1997 Apr 12
 
|1997 Apr 12
 
|1999 Sep 18
 
|1999 Sep 18
 
|7
 
|7
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''24'''
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|25
 
|[[Felix Trinidad]]
 
|[[Felix Trinidad]]
 
|1999 Sep 18
 
|1999 Sep 18
 
|2000 Mar 3 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|2000 Mar 3 <sup><font color="red">V</font></sup>
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''25'''
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|26
 
|[[Oscar De La Hoya]] (2)
 
|[[Oscar De La Hoya]] (2)
|2000 Mar
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|2000 Mar 4
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|0
 
|0
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''26'''
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|27
 
|[[Shane Mosley]]
 
|[[Shane Mosley]]
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|2000 Jun 17
 
|2002 Jan 26
 
|2002 Jan 26
 
|3
 
|3
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''27'''
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|28
 
|[[Vernon Forrest]]
 
|[[Vernon Forrest]]
 
|2002 Jan 26
 
|2002 Jan 26
 
|2003 Jan 25
 
|2003 Jan 25
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''28'''
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|29
 
|[[Ricardo Mayorga]]
 
|[[Ricardo Mayorga]]
 
|2003 Jan 25
 
|2003 Jan 25
 
|2003 Dec 13
 
|2003 Dec 13
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center
 
|- align=center
|'''29'''
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|30
 
|[[Cory Spinks]]
 
|[[Cory Spinks]]
 
|2003 Dec 13
 
|2003 Dec 13
 
|2005 Feb 5
 
|2005 Feb 5
 
|2
 
|2
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''30'''
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|31
 
|[[Zab Judah]]
 
|[[Zab Judah]]
 
|2005 Feb 5
 
|2005 Feb 5
 
|2006 Jan 7
 
|2006 Jan 7
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''31'''
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|32
 
|[[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]]
 
|[[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]]
 
|2006 Jan 7
 
|2006 Jan 7
 
|2006 Nov 4
 
|2006 Nov 4
 
|1
 
|1
|-----
 
 
|- align=center  
 
|- align=center  
|'''32'''
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|33
|[[Floyd Mayweather, Jr.]]
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|[[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]]
 
|2006 Nov 4
 
|2006 Nov 4
|present
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|2008 Jun 6 <sup><font color="red">R</font></sup>
 
|1
 
|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
 
|}
 
|}
  

Latest revision as of 06:24, 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