WBA Light Heavyweight Champion

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Light Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Light Heavyweight 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 Willie Pastrano 1963 Jun 1 1965 Mar 30 2 2
2 Jose Torres 1965 Mar 30 1966 Dec 16 3 3
3 Dick Tiger 1966 Dec 16 1968 May 24 2 2
4 Bob Foster 1968 May 24 1970 Dec 9 S 4 4
5 Vicente Rondon 1971 Feb 27 1972 Apr 7 4 4
6 Bob Foster (2) 1972 Apr 7 1974 Sep 16 R 5 4
7 Victor Emilio Galindez 1974 Dec 7 1978 Sep 15 10 7
8 Mike Rossman 1978 Sep 15 1979 Apr 14 1 1
9 Victor Emilio Galindez (2) 1979 Apr 14 1979 Nov 30 0 0
10 Marvin Johnson 1979 Nov 30 1980 Mar 31 0 0
11 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad 1980 Mar 31 1981 Jul 18 2 2
12 Michael Spinks 1981 Jul 18 1985 Sep 21 V 10 10
13 Marvin Johnson (2) 1986 Feb 9 1987 May 23 1 1
14 Leslie Stewart 1987 May 23 1987 Sep 5 0 0
15 Virgil Hill 1987 Sep 5 1991 Jun 3 10 10
16 Thomas Hearns 1991 Jun 3 1992 Mar 20 0 0
17 Iran Barkley 1992 Mar 20 1992 Sep 29 V 0 0
18 Virgil Hill (2) 1992 Sep 29 1997 Jun 13 10 10
19 Dariusz Michalczewski 1997 Jun 13 1997 Jul 1 V 0 0
20 Lou Del Valle 1997 Sep 20 1998 Jul 18 0 0
21 Roy Jones Jr. 1998 Jul 18 2003 Apr 15 V 10 10
22 Mehdi Sahnoune 2003 Apr 15 2003 Oct 13 0 0
23 Silvio Branco 2003 Oct 13 2003 Nov 8RG 0 0
24 Roy Jones Jr. (2) 2003 Nov 8 2004 May 15 0 0
25 Antonio Tarver 2004 May 15 2004 Jul 3 S 0 0
26 Fabrice Tiozzo 2004 Jul 3 2006 Oct 19 1 1
27 Silvio Branco (2) 2006 Oct 19 2007 Apr 28 0 0
28 Stipe Drews 2007 Apr 28 2007 Dec 16 0 0
29 Danny Green 2007 Dec 16 2008 Mar 25 R 0 0
30 Hugo Hernan Garay 2008 Jul 3 2009 Jun 20 1 1
31 Gabriel Campillo 2009 Jun 20 2010 Jan 29 1 1
32 Beibut Shumenov 2010 Jan 29 2014 Apr 19 5 5
33 Bernard Hopkins 2014 Apr 19 2014 Nov 8 0 0
34 Sergey Kovalev 2014 Nov 8 2016 Nov 19 4 3
35 Andre Ward 2016 Nov 19 2017 Sep 21 R 0 0
36 Badou Jack 2017 Sep 21 2017 Sep 23 0 0
37 Dmitry Bivol 2017 Sep 23 Present 10 10


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