WBC Featherweight Champion

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Featherweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 126 pounds (57.2 kg or 9 stone).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Featherweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Davey Moore 1963 Feb 14 1963 Mar 21 0 0
2 Sugar Ramos 1963 Mar 21 1964 Sep 26 3 3
3 Vicente Saldivar 1964 Sep 26 1967 Oct 14 R 7 4
4 Howard Winstone 1968 Jan 23 1968 Jul 24 0 0
5 Jose Legra 1968 Jul 24 1969 Jan 21 0 0
6 Johnny Famechon 1969 Jan 21 1970 May 9 2 1
7 Vicente Saldivar (2) 1970 May 9 1970 Dec 11 0 0
8 Kuniaki Shibata 1970 Dec 11 1972 May 19 2 2
9 Clemente Sanchez 1972 May 19 1972 Dec 16 S 0 0
10 Jose Legra (2) 1972 Dec 16 1973 May 5 0 0
11 Eder Jofre 1973 May 5 1974 Jun 17 S 1 1
12 Bobby Chacon 1974 Sep 7 1975 Jun 20 1 1
13 Ruben Olivares 1975 Jun 20 1975 Sep 20 0 0
14 David Kotey 1975 Sep 20 1976 Nov 6 2 2
15 Danny Lopez 1976 Nov 6 1980 Feb 2 8 8
16 Salvador Sanchez 1980 Feb 2 1982 Aug 12 D 9 9
17 Juan La Porte 1982 Sep 15 1984 Mar 31 2 2
18 Wilfredo Gomez 1984 Mar 31 1984 Dec 8 0 0
19 Azumah Nelson 1984 Dec 8 1988 Jan 27 V 6 5
20 Jeff Fenech 1988 Mar 7 1990 Apr 18 V 3 3
21 Marcos Villasana 1990 Jun 2 1991 Nov 13 3 3
22 Paul Hodkinson 1991 Nov 13 1993 Apr 28 3 3
23 Gregorio Vargas 1993 Apr 28 1993 Dec 4 0 0
24 Kevin Kelley 1993 Dec 4 1995 Jan 7 2 2
25 Alejandro Gonzalez 1995 Jan 7 1995 Sep 23 2 2
26 Manuel Medina 1995 Sep 23 1995 Dec 11 0 0
27 Luisito Espinosa 1995 Dec 11 1999 May 15 7 7
28 Cesar Soto 1999 May 15 1999 Oct 22 0 0
29 Naseem Hamed 1999 Oct 22 2000 Jan 9 V 0 0
30 Guty Espadas Jr. 2000 Apr 14 2001 Feb 17 1 1
31 Erik Morales 2001 Feb 17 2002 Jun 22 1 1
32 Marco Antonio Barrera 2002 Jun 22 2002 Jun 22 V 0 0
33 Erik Morales (2) 2002 Nov 16 2003 Oct 5 V 2 2
34 In-Jin Chi 2004 Apr 10 2006 Jan 29 2 2
35 Takashi Koshimoto 2006 Jan 29 2006 Jul 30 0 0
36 Rodolfo Lopez 2006 Jul 30 2006 Dec 17 0 0
37 In-Jin Chi (2) 2006 Dec 17 2007 Jul 31 V 0 0
38 Jorge Linares 2007 Jul 21 2008 Aug 13 V 1 1
39 Oscar Larios 2008 Aug 2009 Mar 12 1 1
40 Takahiro Aoh 2009 Mar 12 2009 Jul 14 0 0
41 Elio Rojas 2009 Jul 14 2010 Sep 27 V 1 1
42 Hozumi Hasegawa 2010 Nov 26 2011 Apr 8 0 0
43 Jhonny Gonzalez 2011 Apr 8 2012 Sep 15 4 4
44 Daniel Ponce de Leon 2012 Sep 15 2013 May 4 0 0
45 Abner Mares 2013 May 4 2013 Aug 24 0 0
46 Jhonny Gonzalez (2) 2013 Aug 24 2015 Mar 28 2 2
47 Gary Russell Jr 2015 Mar 28 2022 Jan 22 5 5
48 Mark Magsayo 2022 Jan 22 2022 Jul 9 0 0
49 Rey Vargas 2022 Jul 9 Present 0 0


D - Died
R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated