WBA Minimumweight Champion

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Minimumweight champion fights as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

  • Known as Minimumweight (WBA).
  • Also known as Strawweight (WBC) and Mini Flyweight (IBF/WBO).
  • The maximum weight for this division is 105 pounds (47.6 kg or 7½ stone).

RELATED LINK: WBA Minimumweight 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 Leo Gamez 1988 Jan 10 1989 Apr 1 V 1 1
2 Bong Jun Kim 1989 Apr 16 1991 Feb 2 5 4
3 Hi Yong Choi 1991 Feb 2 1992 Oct 14 4 4
4 Hideyuki Ohashi 1992 Oct 14 1993 Feb 10 0 0
5 Chana Porpaoin 1993 Feb 10 1995 Dec 2 8 7
6 Rosendo Alvarez 1995 Dec 2 1998 Nov 13 S 5 5
7 Ricardo Lopez 1998 Nov 13 1999 Jul S 0 0
8 Noel Arambulet 1999 Oct 9 2000 Aug 20 S 1 1
9 Joma Gamboa 2000 Aug 20 2000 Dec 6 0 0
10 Keitaro Hoshino 2000 Dec 6 2001 Apr 16 0 0
11 Chana Porpaoin (2) 2001 Apr 16 2001 Aug 25 0 0
12 Yutaka Niida 2001 Aug 25 2001 Oct 19 R 0 0
13 Keitaro Hoshino (2) 2002 Jan 29 2002 Jul 29 0 0
14 Noel Arambulet (2) 2002 Jul 29 2004 Jul 2 S 2 2
15 Yutaka Niida (2) 2004 Jul 3 2008 Sep 15 7 6
16 Roman Gonzalez 2008 Sep 15 2010 Oct 8 V 3 3
17 Kwanthai Sithmorseng 2010 Nov 5 2011 Apr 19 0 0
18 Muhammad Rachman 2011 Apr 19 2011 Jul 30 0 0
19 Pornsawan Kratingdaenggym 2011 Jul 30 2011 Oct 24 0 0
20 Akira Yaegashi 2011 Oct 24 2012 Jun 20 0 0
21 Kazuto Ioka 2012 Jun 20 2012 Oct 3 V 0 0
22 Ryo Miyazaki 2012 Dec 31 2013 Dec 27 V 2 2
23 Hekkie Budler 2014 Mar 1 2016 Mar 19 4 4
24 Byron Rojas 2016 Mar 19 2016 Jun 29 0 0
25 Thammanoon Niyomtrong 2016 Jun 29 Present 11 11


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