WBA Middleweight Champion

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Middleweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Middleweight 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 Dick Tiger 1962 Oct 23 1963 Dec 7 2 1
2 Joey Giardello 1963 Dec 7 1965 Oct 21 1 1
3 Dick Tiger (2) 1965 Oct 21 1966 Apr 25 0 0
4 Emile Griffith 1966 Apr 25 1967 Apr 17 2 1
5 Nino Benvenuti 1967 Apr 17 1967 Sep 29 0 0
6 Emile Griffith (2) 1967 Sep 29 1968 Mar 4 0 0
7 Nino Benvenuti (2) 1968 Mar 4 1970 Nov 7 4 4
8 Carlos Monzon 1970 Nov 7 1977 Aug 29 R 14 11
9 Rodrigo Valdez 1977 Nov 5 1978 Apr 22 0 0
10 Hugo Pastor Corro 1978 Apr 22 1979 Jun 30 2 2
11 Vito Antuofermo 1979 Jun 30 1980 Mar 16 1 1
12 Alan Minter 1980 Mar 16 1980 Sep 27 1 1
13 Marvin Hagler 1980 Sep 27 1987 Feb 25 S 12 10
14 Sumbu Kalambay 1987 Oct 23 1989 Mar 2 S 3 3
15 Mike McCallum 1989 May 10 1991 Dec 4 V 3 3
16 Reggie Johnson 1992 Apr 22 1993 Oct 1 3 3
17 John David Jackson 1993 Oct 1 1994 Aug V 0 0
18 Jorge Fernando Castro 1994 Aug 12 1995 Dec 19 4 4
19 Shinji Takehara 1995 Dec 19 1996 Jun 24 0 0
20 William Joppy 1996 Jun 24 1997 Aug 23 2 2
21 Julio Cesar Green 1997 Aug 23 1998 Jan 31 0 0
22 William Joppy (2) 1998 Jan 31 2001 May 12 5 5
23 Felix Trinidad 2001 May 12 2001 Sep 29 0 0
24 Bernard Hopkins 2001 Sep 29 2005 Jul 16 6 6
25 Jermain Taylor 2005 Jul 16 2006 Dec 14 S 1 1
26 Javier Castillejo 2006 Dec 14 2007 Apr 28 1 1
27 Felix Sturm 2007 Apr 28 2012 Sep 1 12 11
28 Daniel Geale 2012 Sep 1 2012 Nov 2 S 0 0
29 Gennady Golovkin 2012 Nov 2 2018 Sep 15 14 14
30 Saul Alvarez 2018 Sep 15 2021 Jan 1 V 0 0
31 Ryota Murata 2021 Jan 1 2022 Apr 9 0 0
32 Gennady Golovkin (2) 2022 Apr 9 Present 0 0


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