Most Wins in World Heavyweight Title Fights – First International Expansion (1949–1962)

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Listing of World Heavyweight Champions by number of title fight wins in the Heavyweight division under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules between March 1, 1949 and September 25, 1962.

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Pos. Name Reign began-ended Title recognition Beaten opponents
1. Ezzard Charles June 22, 1949 – July 18, 1951 NBA, NYSAC 9
2. Floyd Patterson 1. November 30, 1956 – June 26, 1959
2. June 20, 1960 – September 25, 1962
NBA, NYSAC 8
3. Rocky Marciano September 23, 1952 – April 27, 1956 NBA, NYSAC 7
4. Jersey Joe Walcott July 18, 1951 – September 23, 1952 NBA, NYSAC 2
5. Ingemar Johansson June 26, 1959 — June 20, 1960 NBA, NYSAC 1
5. Sonny Liston September 25, 1962 – September 25, 1962 NBA, NYSAC 1