WBC Welterweight Champion

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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 1963 Jun 8 1966 Apr 25 V 4
4 Curtis Cokes 1966 Nov 28 1969 Apr 18 4
5 Jose Angel Napoles 1969 Apr 18 1970 Dec 3 3
6 Billy Backus 1970 Dec 3 1971 Jun 4 0
7 Jose Angel 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 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 1


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated