WBC Bantamweight Champion

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Bantamweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 118 pounds (53.5 kg or 8 stone 6 lbs).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Bantamweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Eder Jofre 1963 Feb 14 1965 May 18 3 3
2 Fighting Harada 1965 May 18 1968 Feb 27 4 4
3 Lionel Rose 1968 Feb 27 1969 Aug 22 3 3
4 Ruben Olivares 1969 Aug 22 1970 Oct 16 2 2
5 Chucho Castillo 1970 Oct 16 1971 Apr 2 0 0
6 Ruben Olivares (2) 1971 Apr 2 1972 Mar 19 2 2
7 Rafael Herrera 1972 Mar 19 1972 Jul 29 0 0
8 Enrique Pinder 1972 Jul 29 1973 Jan 5 S 0 0
9 Rafael Herrera (2) 1973 Apr 14 1974 Dec 7 2 2
10 Rodolfo Martinez 1974 Dec 7 1976 May 8 3 3
11 Carlos Zarate 1976 May 8 1979 Jun 3 9 9
12 Lupe Pintor 1979 Jun 3 1983 Jul 9 S 8 8
13 Alberto Davila 1983 Sep 1 1985 Mar 23 S 1 1
14 Daniel Zaragoza 1985 May 4 1985 Aug 9 0 0
15 Miguel Lora 1985 Aug 9 1988 Oct 29 7 6
16 Raul Perez 1988 Oct 29 1991 Feb 25 7 7
17 Greg Richardson 1991 Feb 25 1991 Sep 19 1 1
18 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi 1991 Sep 19 1992 Sep 17 0 0
19 Victor Rabanales 1992 Sep 17 1993 Mar 28 1 1
20 Jung-Il Byun 1993 Mar 28 1993 Dec 23 1 1
21 Yasuei Yakushiji 1993 Dec 23 1995 Jul 30 4 4
22 Wayne McCullough 1995 Jul 30 1997 Jan 11 V 2 2
23 Sirimongkol Singwancha 1997 Jan 11 1997 Nov 22 3 3
24 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (2) 1997 Nov 22 1998 Dec 29 2 2
25 Veeraphol Sahaprom 1998 Dec 29 2005 Apr 16 14 11
26 Hozumi Hasegawa 2005 Apr 16 2010 Apr 30 10 10
27 Fernando Montiel 2010 Apr 30 2011 Feb 19 1 1
28 Nonito Donaire 2011 Feb 19 2011 Oct 22 V 1 1
29 Shinsuke Yamanaka 2011 Nov 6 2017 Aug 15 12 11
30 Luis Nery 2017 Aug 15 2018 Feb 28 V 0 0
31 Nordine Oubaali 2019 Jan 19 2020 Nov 13 S 2 2
32 Nordine Oubaali (2) 2021 Jan 10 RS 2021 May 29 0 0
33 Nonito Donaire (2) 2021 May 29 2022 Jun 7 1 1
34 Naoya Inoue 2022 Jun 7 Present 0 0


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated
RS - Reinstated