WBO Bantamweight Champion

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Bantamweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Organization.

  • 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: WBO Bantamweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Israel Contreras 1989 Feb 3 1991 Mar 12 V 1 1
2 Gaby Canizales 1991 Mar 12 1991 Jun 30 0 0
3 Duke McKenzie 1991 Jun 30 1992 May 13 2 2
4 Rafael Del Valle 1992 May 13 1994 Jul 30 2 2
5 Alfred Kotey 1994 Jul 30 1995 Oct 21 2 2
6 Daniel Jimenez 1995 Oct 21 1996 Apr 26 1 1
7 Robbie Regan 1996 Apr 26 1997 Jul 17V 0 0
8 Jorge Eliecer Julio 1997 Jul 28 2000 Jan 8 3 3
9 Johnny Tapia 2000 Jan 8 2000 Sep V 1 1
10 Mauricio Martinez 2000 Sep 4 2002 Mar 15 1 1
11 Cruz Carbajal 2002 Mar 15 2004 May 7 2 2
12 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin 2004 May 7 2005 Oct 29 1 1
13 Jhonny Gonzalez 2005 Oct 29 2007 Aug 11 2 2
14 Gerry Penalosa 2007 Aug 11 2009 Apr 25 V 1 1
15 Fernando Montiel 2009 Apr 25 2011 Feb 19 2 2
16 Nonito Donaire 2011 Feb 19 2011 Oct 22V 1 1
17 Jorge Arce 2011 Nov 26 2012 Aug 15V 0 0
18 Pungluang Sor Singyu 2012 Oct 20 2013 Mar 2 0 0
19 Paulus Ambunda 2013 Mar 2 2013 Aug 1 0 0
20 Tomoki Kameda 2013 Aug 1 2015 Apr 25 V 3 3
21 Pungluang Sor Singyu 2015 Aug 8 2016 July 27 1 1
22 Marlon Tapales 2016 July 27 2017 Apr 22S 0 0
23 Zolani Tete 2017 Apr 23 2019 Nov 30 3 3
24 John Riel Casimero 2019 Nov 30 Present 2 2


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated