World Heavyweight Championship Records and Statistics

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Listing of records and statistics of world title in the Heavyweight division under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules. The maximum weight for this division is unlimited (200+ lbs, 90.9+ kg, 14 stone 4 lbs+).

Note 1: Only the primary championship of a major organization is included
Note 2: WBO Heavyweight Title bouts before August 23, 1997 are not included. Several International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees' professional boxing records printed in the organization's official record books indicate that IBHOF started recognizing WBO as a major organization no later than August 23, 1997:
  • IBHOF official record book, 1997 edition
    • Sugar Ray Leonard's opponent Thomas Hearns, who was defending the WBO Super Middleweight Title against him on 12 June 1989, is not marked as World Champion
  • IBHOF official record book, 1999 edition
    • Sugar Ray Leonard's opponent Thomas Hearns, who was defending the WBO Super Middleweight Title against him on 12 June 1989, is not marked as World Champion
  • IBHOF official record book, 2002 edition
    • Sugar Ray Leonard's opponent Thomas Hearns, who was defending the WBO Super Middleweight Title against him on 12 June 1989, is not marked as World Champion
  • IBHOF official record book, 2006 edition
    • Sugar Ray Leonard's opponent Thomas Hearns, who was defending the WBO Super Middleweight Title against him on 12 June 1989, is not marked as World Champion
    • Michael Carbajal's opponent Josue Camacho, who was defending the WBO Junior Flyweight Title against him on 15 July 1994, is not marked as World Champion
    • Michael Carbajal’s opponent Jorge Arce, who was defending the WBO Junior Flyweight Title against him on 31 July 1999, is marked as World Champion
  • IBHOF official record book, 2011 edition
    • Sugar Ray Leonard's opponent Thomas Hearns, who was defending the WBO Super Middleweight Title against him on 12 June 1989, is not marked as World Champion
    • Michael Carbajal's opponent Josue Camacho, who was defending the WBO Junior Flyweight Title against him on 15 July 1994, is not marked as World Champion
    • Ricardo Lopez's opponent Alex Sanchez, who was defending the WBO Minimumweight Title against him on 23 August 1997, is marked as World Champion
    • Michael Carbajal’s opponent Jorge Arce, who was defending the WBO Junior Flyweight Title against him on 31 July 1999, is marked as World Champion

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1 Most Opponents Beaten for World Heavyweight Title
2 Most Wins in World Heavyweight Title Fights
3 Most Opponents Title Was Successfully Defended Against During One Reign
4 Most Consecutive World Heavyweight Title Defenses
5 Longest Combined World Heavyweight Title Reigns
6 Longest Individual World Heavyweight Title Reigns
7 Fastest Stoppages in World Heavyweight Title Fights
8 Most World Heavyweight Title Bout Wins & Beaten Opponents By Stoppage
9 Knockout-To-Win & Knockout-To-Beat-Opponent Percentage in World Heavyweight Title Fights
10 Oldest World Heavyweight Champions
11 Youngest World Heavyweight Champions
12 Fastest World Heavyweight Title Wins