WBO Minimumweight Champion

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Minimumweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Organization.

  • Known as Minimumweight (WBA).
  • Also known as Strawweight (WBC) and Mini Flyweight (IBF/WBO).
  • The maximum weight for this division is 105 pounds (47.6 kg or 7½ stone).

RELATED LINK: WBO Minimumweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Rafael Torres 1989 Aug 30 1993 V 1 1
2 Paul Weir 1993 May 15 1993 V 1 1
3 Alex Sanchez 1993 Dec 22 1997 Aug 23 6 6
4 Ricardo Lopez 1997 Aug 23 1998 Mar 6 V 0 0
5 Eric Jamili 1997 Dec 19 1998 May 30 0 0
6 Kermin Guardia 1998 May 30 2001 V 3 3
7 Jorge Mata 2002 Jun 29 2003 Mar 28 1 1
8 Eduardo Ray Marquez 2003 Mar 28 2003 May 3 0 0
9 Ivan Calderon 2003 May 3 2007 Aug 25 V 11 11
10 Donnie Nietes 2007 Sep 30 2011 Feb 28 V 4 4
11 Raul Garcia 2011 Feb 28 2011 Aug 27 1 1
12 Moises Fuentes 2011 Aug 27 2013 Apr 19 V 2 2
13 Merlito Sabillo 2013 Apr 19 2014 Mar 22 2 2
14 Francisco Rodriguez Jr 2014 Mar 22 2014 Dec 15 V 1 1
15 Katsunari Takayama 2014 Dec 31 2015 Mar 3 V 0 0
16 Kosei Tanaka 2015 May 30 2016 Apr 7 V 1 1
17 Katsunari Takayama (2) 2016 Aug 20 2017 Apr 3 R 0 0
18 Tatsuya Fukuhara 2017 Apr 14 2017 Aug 27 0 0
19 Ryuya Yamanaka 2017 Aug 27 2018 Jul 13 1 1
20 Vic Saludar 2018 Jul 13 2019 Aug 24 1 1
21 Wilfredo Mendez 2019 Aug 24 2021 Dec 14 2 2
22 Masataka Taniguchi 2021 Dec 14 Present 1 1


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated