WBC Welterweight Champion

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Welterweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Council.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 147 pounds (66.7 kg or 10½ stone).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBC Welterweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Emile Griffith 1962 Dec 8 1963 Mar 21 0 0
2 Luis Manuel Rodriguez 1963 Mar 21 1963 Jun 8 0 0
3 Emile Griffith (2) 1963 Jun 8 1966 Apr 25 V 4 4
4 Curtis Cokes 1966 Aug 24 1969 Apr 18 4 4
5 Jose Napoles 1969 Apr 18 1970 Dec 3 3 3
6 Billy Backus 1970 Dec 3 1971 Jun 4 0 0
7 Jose Napoles (2) 1971 Jun 4 1975 Dec 6 10 8
8 John H. Stracey 1975 Dec 6 1976 Jun 22 1 1
9 Carlos Palomino 1976 Jun 22 1979 Jan 14 7 6
10 Wilfred Benitez 1979 Jan 14 1979 Nov 30 1 1
11 Sugar Ray Leonard 1979 Nov 30 1980 Jun 20 1 1
12 Roberto Duran 1980 Jun 20 1980 Nov 25 0 0
13 Sugar Ray Leonard (2) 1980 Nov 25 1982 Nov 9 R 3 3
14 Milton McCrory 1983 Aug 13 1985 Dec 6 4 4
15 Donald Curry 1985 Dec 6 1986 Sep 27 0 0
16 Lloyd Honeyghan 1986 Sep 27 1987 Oct 28 3 3
17 Jorge Vaca 1987 Oct 28 1988 Mar 29 0 0
18 Lloyd Honeyghan (2) 1988 Mar 29 1989 Feb 4 1 1
19 Marlon Starling 1989 Feb 4 1990 Aug 19 1 1
20 Maurice Blocker 1990 Aug 19 1991 Mar 18 0 0
21 Simon Brown 1991 Mar 18 1991 Nov 29 0 0
22 James (Buddy) McGirt 1991 Nov 29 1993 Mar 6 2 2
23 Pernell Whitaker 1993 Mar 6 1997 Apr 12 8 7
24 Oscar De La Hoya 1997 Apr 12 1999 Sep 18 7 7
25 Felix Trinidad 1999 Sep 18 2000 Mar 3 V 0 0
26 Oscar De La Hoya (2) 2000 Mar 4 2000 Jun 17 0 0
27 Shane Mosley 2000 Jun 17 2002 Jan 26 3 3
28 Vernon Forrest 2002 Jan 26 2003 Jan 25 1 1
29 Ricardo Mayorga 2003 Jan 25 2003 Dec 13 1 1
30 Cory Spinks 2003 Dec 13 2005 Feb 5 2 2
31 Zab Judah 2005 Feb 5 2006 Jan 7 1 1
32 Carlos Manuel Baldomir 2006 Jan 7 2006 Nov 4 1 1
33 Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2006 Nov 4 2008 Jun 6 R 1 1
34 Andre Berto 2008 Jun 21 2011 Apr 16 5 5
35 Victor Ortiz 2011 Apr 16 2011 Sep 17 0 0
36 Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2) 2011 Sep 17 2015 Sep 12 R 5 4
37 Danny Oscar Garcia 2016 Jan 23 2017 Mar 04 0 0
38 Keith Thurman 2017 Mar 04 2018 Apr 24 0 0
39 Shawn Porter 2018 Sep 8 2019 Sep 28 1 1
40 Errol Spence Jr 2019 Sep 28 Present 2 2


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated