WBA Lightweight Champion

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Lightweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Lightweight 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 Carlos Ortiz 1962 Apr 21 1965 Apr 10 4 4
2 Ismael Laguna 1965 Apr 10 1965 Nov 13 0 0
3 Carlos Ortiz (2) 1965 Nov 13 1968 Jun 29 5 4
4 Carlos Teo Cruz 1968 Jun 29 1969 Feb 18 1 1
5 Mando Ramos 1969 Feb 18 1970 Mar 3 1 1
6 Ismael Laguna (2) 1970 Mar 3 1970 Sep 26 1 1
7 Ken Buchanan 1970 Sep 26 1972 Jun 26 2 2
8 Roberto Duran 1972 Jun 26 1979 Feb 2 V 12 12
9 Ernesto Espana 1979 Jun 16 1980 Mar 2 1 1
10 Hilmer Kenty 1980 Mar 2 1981 Apr 12 3 3
11 Sean O'Grady 1981 Apr 12 1981 Aug 14 V 0 0
12 Claude Noel 1981 Sep 12 1981 Dec 5 0 0
13 Arturo Frias 1981 Dec 5 1982 May 8 1 1
14 Ray Mancini 1982 May 8 1984 Jun 1 4 4
15 Livingstone Bramble 1984 Jun 1 1986 Sep 26 2 2
16 Edwin Rosario 1986 Sep 26 1987 Nov 21 1 1
17 Julio Cesar Chavez 1987 Nov 21 1989 Jun 1 V 2 2
18 Edwin Rosario (2) 1989 Jul 9 1990 Apr 4 0 0
19 Juan Nazario 1990 Apr 4 1990 Aug 11 0 0
20 Pernell Whitaker 1990 Aug 11 1992 Apr 20 V 3 3
21 Joey Gamache 1992 Jun 13 1992 Oct 24 0 0
22 Tony Lopez 1992 Oct 24 1993 Jun 26 1 1
23 Dingaan Thobela 1993 Jun 26 1993 Oct 30 0 0
24 Orzubek Nazarov 1993 Oct 30 1998 May 16 6 6
25 Jean-Baptiste Mendy 1998 May 16 1999 Apr 10 1 1
26 Julien Lorcy 1999 Apr 10 1999 Aug 7 0 0
27 Stefano Zoff 1999 Aug 7 1999 Nov 13 0 0
28 Gilberto Serrano 1999 Nov 13 2000 Jun 11 1 1
29 Takanori Hatakeyama 2000 Jun 11 2001 Jul 1 2 2
30 Julien Lorcy (2) 2001 Jul 1 2001 Oct 8 0 0
31 Raul Horacio Balbi 2001 Oct 8 2002 Jan 5 0 0
32 Leonard Dorin 2002 Jan 5 2003 Oct 24 S 2 2
33 Lakva Sim 2004 Apr 10 2004 Jul 17 0 0
34 Juan Diaz 2004 Jul 17 2008 Mar 8 7 7
35 Nate Campbell 2008 Mar 8 2009 Feb 13 S 0 0
36 Paulus Moses 2009 Jan 10 2009 Feb 28 RG 0 0
37 Juan Manuel Marquez 2009 Feb 28 2012 Jan 4 S 2 2
38 Richar Abril 2013 Feb 28 2015 Apr 10 S 2 2
39 Darleys Perez 2015 Apr 10 2015 Nov 21 1 1
40 Anthony Crolla 2015 Nov 21 2016 Sep 24 1 1
40 Jorge Linares 2016 Sep 24 2018 May 13 3 3
41 Vasyl Lomachenko 2018 May 13 2020 Oct 17 3 3
42 Teofimo Lopez 2020 Oct 17 2021 Nov 27 0 0
43 George Kambosos Jr 2021 Nov 27 2022 Jun 5 0 0
44 Devin Haney 2022 Jun 5 Present 1 1


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