WBO Welterweight Champion

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Welterweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Organization.

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

RELATED LINK: WBO Welterweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Genaro Leon 1989 May 6 1989 Dec 15 V 0
2 Manning Galloway 1989 Dec 15 1993 Feb 12 7
3 Gert Bo Jacobsen 1993 Feb 12 1993 Oct 16 V 0
4 Eamonn Loughran 1993 Oct 16 1996 Apr 13 5
5 Jose Luis Lopez 1996 Apr 13 1996 Oct 6 V 1
6 Michael Loewe 1997 Feb 22 1997 V 1
7 Ahmed Kotiev 1998 Feb 14 2000 May 6 4
8 Daniel Santos 2000 May 6 2002 Mar V 3
9 Antonio Margarito 2002 Mar 16 2007 Jul 14 7
10 Paul Williams 2007 Jul 14 2008 Feb 9 0
11 Carlos Quintana 2008 Feb 9 2008 Jun 7 0
12 Paul Williams (2) 2008 Jun 7 2008 Nov 12 V 0
13 Miguel Angel Cotto 2009 Feb 21 2009 Nov 14 1
14 Manny Pacquiao 2009 Nov 14 2012 June 9 3
15 Timothy Bradley 2012 June 9 Present 0


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated