WBC Lightweight Champion

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Lightweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Lightweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Carlos Ortiz 1963 Feb 14 1965 Apr 10 2 2
2 Ismael Laguna 1965 Apr 10 1965 Nov 13 0 0
3 Carlos Ortiz (2) 1965 Nov 13 1966 Oct 25 2 2
4 Carlos Ortiz (3) 1967 Jul 1 1968 Jun 29 1 1
5 Carlos Teo Cruz 1968 Jun 29 1969 Feb 18 1 1
6 Mando Ramos 1969 Feb 18 1970 Mar 3 1 1
7 Ismael Laguna (2) 1970 Mar 3 1970 Sep 15 S 1 1
8 Ken Buchanan 1971 Feb 12 1971 Jun 25 S 0 0
9 Pedro Carrasco 1971 Nov 5 1972 Feb 18 0 0
10 Mando Ramos (2) 1972 Feb 18 1972 Sep 15 1 1
11 Chango Carmona 1972 Sep 15 1972 Nov 10 0 0
12 Rodolfo Gonzalez 1972 Nov 10 1974 Apr 11 2 2
13 Guts Ishimatsu 1974 Apr 11 1976 May 8 5 4
14 Esteban De Jesus 1976 May 8 1978 Jan 21 3 3
15 Roberto Duran 1978 Jan 21 1979 Feb 9 V 0 0
16 Jim Watt 1979 Apr 17 1981 Jun 20 4 4
17 Alexis Arguello 1981 Jun 20 1983 Feb 15 V 4 4
18 Edwin Rosario 1983 May 1 1984 Nov 3 2 2
19 Jose Luis Ramirez 1984 Nov 3 1985 Aug 10 0 0
20 Hector Camacho 1985 Aug 10 1987 Apr 29 V 2 2
21 Jose Luis Ramirez (2) 1987 Jul 19 1988 Oct 29 2 2
22 Julio Cesar Chavez 1988 Oct 29 1989 Jun 25 V 0 0
23 Pernell Whitaker 1989 Aug 20 1992 Apr 13 V 6 6
24 Miguel Angel Gonzalez 1992 Aug 24 1996 Feb 29 V 10 10
25 Jean-Baptiste Mendy 1996 Apr 20 1997 Mar 1 0 0
26 Stevie Johnston 1997 Mar 1 1998 Jun 13 3 3
27 Cesar Bazan 1998 Jun 13 1999 Feb 27 2 2
28 Stevie Johnston (2) 1999 Feb 27 2000 Jun 17 4 4
29 Jose Luis Castillo 2000 Jun 17 2002 Apr 20 3 3
30 Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2002 Apr 20 2004 May 30 V 3 3
31 Jose Luis Castillo (2) 2004 Jun 5 2005 May 7 2 2
32 Diego Corrales 2005 May 7 2006 Oct 6 S 0 0
33 Joel Casamayor 2006 Oct 7 2007 Feb 1 S 0 0
34 David Diaz 2007 Feb 1 2008 Jun 28 1 1
35 Manny Pacquiao 2008 Jun 28 2009 Feb 24 V 0 0
36 Edwin Valero 2009 Apr 4 2010 Feb 9 2 2
37 Humberto Soto 2010 Mar 13 2011 Jul 1 V 4 4
38 Antonio DeMarco 2011 Oct 15 2012 Nov 17 2 2
39 Adrien Broner 2012 Nov 17 2014 Jan 29 S 1 1
40 Omar Figueroa Jr 2014 Jan 29 2014 Nov 10 S 2 2
41 Jorge Linares 2014 Dec 30 2016 Feb 22 S 2 2
42 Dejan Zlaticanin 2016 Jun 11 2017 Jan 28 0 0
43 Miguel Angel Garcia 2017 Jan 28 2019 Apr 25 V 1 1
44 Vasyl Lomachenko 2019 Aug 31 2019 Oct 23 V 0 0
45 Devin Haney 2019 Oct 23 2019 Dec 12 S 1 1
46 Devin Haney (2) 2020 Apr 22 Present 5 5


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated