Difference between revisions of "WBO Heavyweight Champion"

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Revision as of 15:35, 16 October 2007

The world champion in the unlimited weight class, as recognized by the World Boxing Organization. The WBO formed in 1988 and started to get recognition as a major heavyweight title in the early to mid 2000s.

Number
Champion
Reign Began
Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Francesco Damiani 6 May 1989 11 Jan 1991 1
2 Ray Mercer 11 Jan 1991 24 Dec 1991 (Vacated) 1
3 Michael Moorer 15 May 1992 2 Feb 1993 (Vacated) 0
4 Tommy Morrison 7 Jun 1993 29 Oct 1993 1
5 Michael Bentt 29 Oct 1993 19 Mar 1994 0
6 Herbie Hide 19 Mar 1994 11 Mar 1995 0
7 Riddick Bowe 11 Mar 1995 1 Mar 1996 (Vacated) 1
8 Henry Akinwande 29 Jun 1996 17 Feb 1997 (Vacated) 2
9 Herbie Hide (2) 28 Jun 1997 26 Jun 1999 2
10 Vitali Klitschko 26 Jun 1999 1 Apr 2000 2
11 Chris Byrd 1 Apr 2000 14 Oct 2000 0
12 Wladimir Klitschko 14 Oct 2000 8 Mar 2003 5
13 Corrie Sanders 8 Mar 2003 9 Oct 2003 (Vacated) 0
14 Lamon Brewster 10 Apr 2004 1 Apr 2006 3
15 Serguei Lyakhovich 1 Apr 2006 4 Nov 2006 0
16 Shannon Briggs 4 Nov 2006 2 Jun 2007 0
17 Sultan Ibragimov 2 Jun 2007 present 1