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Revision as of 10:30, 21 September 2022

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Heavyweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

RELATED LINK: WBA Heavyweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
Opponents
1 Floyd Patterson 1960 Jun 20 1 1962 Sep 25 2 1
2 Sonny Liston 1962 Sep 25 1964 Feb 25 1 1
3 Cassius Clay 1964 Feb 25 1964 Sep 14 S-2 0 0
4 Ernie Terrell 1965 Mar 5 1967 Feb 6 2 2
5 Muhammad Ali (2) 1967 Feb 6 1967 May 9 S-3 1 1
6 Jimmy Ellis 1968 Apr 27 1970 Feb 16 1 1
7 Joe Frazier 1970 Feb 16 1973 Jan 22 4 4
8 George Foreman 1973 Jan 22 1974 Oct 30 2 2
9 Muhammad Ali (3) 1974 Oct 30 1978 Feb 15 10 10
10 Leon Spinks 1978 Feb 15 1978 Sep 15 0 0
11 Muhammad Ali (4) 1978 Sep 15 1979 Sep 6 R 0 0
12 John Tate 1979 Oct 20 1980 Mar 31 0 0
13 Mike Weaver 1980 Mar 31 1982 Dec 10 2 2
14 Michael Dokes 1982 Dec 10 1983 Sep 23 1 1
15 Gerrie Coetzee 1983 Sep 23 1984 Dec 1 0 0
16 Greg Page 1984 Dec 1 1985 Apr 29 0 0
17 Tony Tubbs 1985 Apr 29 1986 Jan 17 0 0
18 Tim Witherspoon 1986 Jan 17 1986 Dec 12 1 1
19 James (Bonecrusher) Smith 1986 Dec 12 1987 Mar 7 0 0
20 Mike Tyson 1987 Mar 7 1990 Feb 11 8 8
21 James (Buster) Douglas 1990 Feb 11 1990 Oct 25 0 0
22 Evander Holyfield 1990 Oct 25 1992 Nov 13 3 3
23 Riddick Bowe 1992 Nov 13 1993 Nov 6 2 2
24 Evander Holyfield (2) 1993 Nov 6 1994 Apr 22 0 0
25 Michael Moorer 1994 Apr 22 1994 Nov 5 0 0
26 George Foreman (2) 1994 Nov 5 1995 Mar 4 S-4 0 0
27 Bruce Seldon 1995 Apr 8 1996 Sep 7 1 1
28 Mike Tyson (2) 1996 Sep 7 1996 Nov 9 0 0
29 Evander Holyfield (3) 1996 Nov 9 1999 Nov 13 4 4
30 Lennox Lewis 1999 Nov 13 2000 Apr 29 S-5 0 0
31 Evander Holyfield (4) 2000 Aug 12 2001 Mar 3 0 0
32 John Ruiz 2001 Mar 3 2003 Mar 1 2 2
33 Roy Jones Jr. 2003 Mar 1 2004 Feb 20 V-6 0 0
34 John Ruiz (2) 2004 Feb 20 7 2005 Dec 17 2 2
35 Nikolay Valuev 2005 Dec 17 2007 Apr 14 3 3
36 Ruslan Chagaev 2007 Apr 14 2009 Jun 20 2 2
37 Nikolay Valuev (2) 2008 Aug 30 2009 Nov 7 1 1
38 David Haye 2009 Nov 7 2011 Jul 2 2 2
39 Wladimir Klitschko 2011 Jul 2 2015 Nov 28 8 8
40 Tyson Fury 2015 Nov 28 2016 Oct 12 V 0 0
41 Anthony Joshua 2017 Apr 29 2019 Jun 1 3 3
42 Andy Ruiz Jr. 2019 Jun 1 2019 Dec 7 0 0
43 Anthony Joshua (2) 2019 Dec 7 2021 Sep 25 1 1
44 Oleksandr Usyk 2021 Sep 25 Present 1 1



R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated
CIR - Champion In Recess
RC - Regular Champion
SC - Super Champion

Footnotes

1 - Patterson is the first WBA Heavyweight Champion, and the last NBA Heavyweight Champion.
2 - Ali stripped for signing a return bout with Liston
3 - Ali stripped for refusing to be inducted into the US Army
4 - Foreman stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender, Tony Tucker
5 - Lewis stripped for failing to defend against No. 1 contender, John Ruiz
6 - Jones vacates title to return to the light heavyweight division
7 - Ruiz elevated from interim champion (won on Dec 13, 2003 vs. Hasim Rahman) to full champion
8 - Chagaev declared "Champion in Recess" on July 5, 2008 after surgery to repair torn achilles tendon