WBO Light Heavyweight Champion

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Light Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Organization.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 175 pounds (79.4 kg or 12½ stone).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.

RELATED LINK: WBO Light Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Michael Moorer 1988 Dec 3 1991 May 9 V 9 9
2 Leeonzer Barber 1991 May 9 1994 Sep 10 4 4
3 Dariusz Michalczewski 1994 Sep 10 2003 Oct 18 23 20
4 Julio Cesar Gonzalez 2003 Oct 18 2004 Jan 17 0 0
5 Zsolt Erdei 2004 Jan 17 2009 Nov V 11 10
6 Jürgen Brähmer 2009 Nov 2011 May 19 S 2 2
7 Nathan Cleverly 2011 May 19 2013 Aug 17 5 5
8 Sergey Kovalev 2013 Aug 17 2016 Nov 19 8 7
9 Andre Ward 2016 Nov 19 2017 Oct 11 R 1 1
10 Sergey Kovalev (2) 2017 Nov 25 2018 Aug 4 1 1
11 Eleider Alvarez 2018 Aug 4 2019 Feb 2 0 0
12 Sergey Kovalev (3) 2019 Feb 2 2019 Nov 2 1 1
13 Canelo Alvarez 2019 Nov 2 2019 Dec 17V 0 0
14 Joe Smith Jr 2021 Apr 10 2022 Jun 18 1 1
15 Artur Beterbiev 2022 Jun 18 Present 0 0


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated