WBA Cruiserweight Champion

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Cruiserweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

  • Also known as Junior Heavyweight and Lighter-heavyweight
  • The maximum weight for this division is 200 pounds (90.9 kg or 14 stone 4 lbs).

RELATED LINK: WBA Cruiserweight 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 Ossie Ocasio 1982 Feb 13 1984 Dec 1 3 3
2 Piet Crous 1984 Dec 1 1985 Jul 27 1 1
3 Dwight Muhammad Qawi 1985 Jul 27 1986 Jul 12 1 1
4 Evander Holyfield 1986 Jul 12 1988 Apr 9 V 5 5
5 Taoufik Belbouli 1989 Mar 25 1989 Nov 27 V 0 0
6 Robert Daniels 1989 Nov 27 1991 Mar 8 2 2
7 Bobby Czyz 1991 Mar 8 1992 May 8 V 2 2
8 Orlin Norris 1993 Nov 6 1995 Jul 22 4 3
9 Nate Miller 1995 Jul 22 1997 Nov 8 4 4
10 Fabrice Tiozzo 1997 Nov 8 2000 Dec 9 4 4
11 Virgil Hill 2000 Dec 9 2002 Feb 23 0 0
12 Jean-Marc Mormeck 2002 Feb 23 2006 Jan 7 4 4
13 O'Neil Bell 2006 Jan 7 2007 Mar 17 0 0
14 Jean-Marc Mormeck (2) 2007 Mar 17 2007 Nov 10 0 0
15 David Haye 2007 Nov 10 2008 May 12 V 1 1
16 Firat Arslan 2008 Jun 19 2008 Sep 27 0 0
17 Guillermo Jones 2008 Sep 27 2012 Oct 30 2 2
18 Denis Lebedev 2012 Oct 30 2018 Feb 1 S 6 6
19 Yuniel Dorticos 2018 Feb 1 2018 Feb 3 0 0
20 Murat Gassiev 2018 Feb 3 2018 Jul 21 0 0
21 Oleksandr Usyk 2018 Jul 21 2019 Mar 27 1 1
22 Arsen Goulamirian 2019 May 31 Present 2 2


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