WBA Bantamweight Champion

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Bantamweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Bantamweight Title Fights

Primary Championship Lineage

  • Every Super champion is the primary champion.
  • A Regular champion is a primary champion only if Super, Undisputed and Unified is vacant.
  • A Unified champion is a primary champion only if Super is vacant.
  • Not every Regular or Unified champion gets promoted to Super if it is vacant.
  • Not every Regular champion gets to fight for the vacant Super title.
  • A Regular or Unified champion that is considered the primary champion is relegated to secondary champion if Super gets occupied.
No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Eder Jofre 1962 Sep 11 1965 May 18 4 4
2 Fighting Harada 1965 May 18 1968 Feb 27 4 4
3 Lionel Rose 1968 Feb 27 1969 Aug 22 3 3
4 Ruben Olivares 1969 Aug 22 1970 Oct 16 2 2
5 Chucho Castillo 1970 Oct 16 1971 Apr 2 0 0
6 Ruben Olivares (2) 1971 Apr 2 1972 Mar 19 2 2
7 Rafael Herrera 1972 Mar 19 1972 Jul 29 0 0
8 Enrique Pinder 1972 Jul 29 1973 Jan 20 0 0
9 Romeo Anaya 1973 Jan 20 1973 Nov 3 2 2
10 Arnold Taylor 1973 Nov 3 1974 Jul 3 0 0
11 Soo Hwan Hong 1974 Jul 3 1975 Mar 14 1 1
12 Alfonso Zamora 1975 Mar 14 1977 Nov 19 5 5
13 Jorge Lujan 1977 Nov 19 1980 Aug 29 5 4
14 Julian Solis 1980 Aug 29 1980 Nov 14 0 0
15 Jeff Chandler 1980 Nov 14 1984 Apr 7 9 7
16 Richie Sandoval 1984 Apr 7 1986 Mar 10 2 2
17 Gaby Canizales 1986 Mar 10 1986 Jun 4 0 0
18 Bernardo Pinango 1986 Jun 4 1987 Mar 29 V 3 3
19 Takuya Muguruma 1987 Mar 29 1987 May 24 0 0
20 Chan Yong Park 1987 May 24 1987 Oct 4 0 0
21 Wilfredo Vazquez 1987 Oct 4 1988 May 9 1 1
22 Khaokor Galaxy 1988 May 9 1988 Aug 14 0 0
23 Sung-Kil Moon 1988 Aug 14 1989 Jul 9 2 2
24 Khaokor Galaxy (2) 1989 Jul 9 1989 Oct 18 0 0
25 Luisito Espinosa 1989 Oct 18 1991 Oct 19 2 2
26 Israel Contreras 1991 Oct 19 1992 Mar 15 0 0
27 Eddie Cook 1992 Mar 15 1992 Oct 9 0 0
28 Jorge Eliecer Julio 1992 Oct 9 1993 Oct 23 2 2
29 Junior Jones 1993 Oct 23 1994 Apr 22 1 1
30 John Michael Johnson 1994 Apr 22 1994 Jul 16 0 0
31 Daorung Chuvatana 1994 Jul 16 1995 Sep 17 2 2
32 Veeraphol Sahaprom 1995 Sep 17 1996 Jan 28 0 0
33 Nana Konadu 1996 Jan 28 1996 Oct 27 0 0
34 Daorung Chuvatana (2) 1996 Oct 27 1997 Jun 21 1 1
35 Nana Konadu (2) 1997 Jun 21 1998 Dec 5 1 1
36 Johnny Tapia 1998 Dec 5 1999 Jun 26 0 0
37 Paulie Ayala 1999 Jun 26 2001 Aug 7 S 3 3
38 Eidy Moya 2001 Oct 14 2002 Apr 19 0 0
39 Johnny Bredahl 2002 Apr 19 2004 Oct 11 R 3 3
40 Wladimir Sidorenko 2005 Feb 26 2008 May 31 6 5
41 Anselmo Moreno 2008 May 31 2014 Sep 26 12 11
42 Juan Carlos Payano 2014 Sep 26 2016 Jun 18 1 1
43 Rau'shee Warren 2016 Jun 18 2017 Feb 10 0 0
44 Zhanat Zhakiyanov 2017 Feb 10 2017 Oct 21 0 0
45 Ryan Burnett 2017 Oct 21 2018 Nov 3 1 1
46 Nonito Donaire 2018 Nov 3 2019 Nov 7 1 1
47 Naoya Inoue 2019 Nov 7 Present 4 4


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated
RG - Relegated to secondary champion