List of undisputed boxing champions

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This is a list of current and past undisputed champions of boxing.

Contents

Heavyweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
June 19, 1964 April 29, 1967 Flag of the United StatesMuhammad Ali WBC, WBA
All sanctioning bodies withdrew recognition of Ali as champion for his refusal to be inducted into the United States Army subsequent to being drafted in early 1967.
February 16, 1970 January 22, 1973 Flag of the United StatesJoe Frazier WBC, WBA
After Ali's exile Joe Frazier successfully unifies the Heavyweight Division by defeating Jimmy Ellis for his WBA belt and the vacated WBC belt
January 22, 1973 October 30, 1974 Flag of the United StatesGeorge Foreman WBC, WBA
October 30, 1974 February 15, 1978 Flag of the United StatesMuhammad Ali WBC, WBA
February 15, 1978 March 18, 1978 Flag of the United StatesLeon Spinks WBC, WBA
Leon Spinks loses the WBA belt for challenging Muhammad Ali, who was not their #1 contender
August 1, 1987 February 10, 1990 Flag of the United StatesMike Tyson IBF, WBA & WBC
Mike Tyson becomes the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion by unifying his WBA, WBC, with Tony Tucker's IBF belt
February 10, 1990 October 25, 1990 Flag of the United StatesJames "Buster" Douglas IBF, WBA & WBC
October 25, 1990 November 13, 1992 Flag of the United StatesEvander Holyfield IBF, WBA & WBC
November 13, 1992 December 14, 1992 Flag of the United StatesRiddick Bowe IBF, WBA & WBC
Bowe was stripped of his WBC championship for refusing to fight Lennox Lewis.
November 13, 1999 April 29, 2000 Template:Country data ENGLennox Lewis IBF, WBA & WBC
Lennox Lewis becomes the next undisputed champion by defeating Evander Holyfield, successfully unifiying his WBC belt, with Holyfield's WBA and IBF belt. Lewis would later get stripped of his WBA belt for refusing to challenge John Ruiz

Cruiserweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
April 16, 1988 1988 Flag of the United StatesEvander Holyfield IBF, WBA & WBC
Evander Holyfield becomes the first undisputed Cruiserweight Champion by defeating Carlos De Leon, to unify his WBA and IBF belts with De Leon's WBA belt. He relinquished all the belts after moving up to the Heavyweight division.
January 7 2006 March 31 2006 Flag of the United StatesO'Neil Bell IBF, WBA & WBC
O'Neil Bell becomes the unifies the his IBF belt with Jean Marc Mormeck's WBA and WBC belt to become the second undisputed champion of the division's history. He is later stripped for not agreeing to fight the IBF's #1 challenger Steve Cunningham.

Light Heavyweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
June 1 1963 March 30 1965 Flag of the United StatesWillie Pastrano WBC WBA
March 30 1965 December 16 1966 Template:Country data EnglandJose Torres WBC WBA
December 16 1966 May 24 1968 Template:Country data NigeriaDick Tiger WBC WBA
May 24 1968 October 17 1974 Flag of the United StatesBob Foster WBC WBA
March 18 1983 September 21 1985 Flag of the United StatesMichael Spinks WBA, WBC, IBF
Michael Spinks unifies the title by defeating Dwight Muhammad Qawi. He later adds the IBF title to his undisputed recognition. He vacated all of the belts after moving to the heavyweight division.
June 5 1999 March 1 2003 Flag of the United StatesRoy Jones Jr. WBA, WBC, IBF
Roy Jones Jr. unifies the title after defeating Reggie Johnson for his IBF belt, successfully unifying his WBA and WBC belts. Jones relinquishes his titles after he moves to the heavyweight division.

Super Middleweight

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Middleweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
August 10 1963 December 12 1963 Template:Country data NigeriaDick Tiger WBA WBC
December 12 1963 October 21 1965 Flag of the United StatesJoey Giardello WBA WBC
October 21 1965 April 17 1967 Template:Country data United States Virgin IslandsEmile Griffith WBA WBC
April 17 1967 September 29 1967 Flag of ItalyNino Benvenuti WBA WBC
September 29 1967 March 4 1968 Template:Country data United States Virgin IslandsEmile Griffith WBA WBC
March 4 1968 November 7 1970 Flag of ItalyNino Benvenuti WBA WBC
November 7 1970 February 9 1974 Flag of ArgentinaCarlos Monzon WBA WBC
May 25 1974 June 26 1976 Flag of ColombiaRodrigo Valdez WBA WBC
June 26 1976 July 30 1977 Flag of ArgentinaCarlos Monzon WBA WBC
May 22 1978 June 30 1979 Flag of ArgentinaHugo Corro WBA WBC
June 30 1979 March 16 1980 Flag of ItalyVito Antuofermo WBA WBC
March 16 1980 September 27 1980 Template:Country data ENGAlan Minter WBA WBC
September 27 1980 June 6 1987 Flag of the United StatesMarvin Hagler WBA WBC IBF
Hagler is recognized as the inaugural IBF champion, adding the belt to his undisputed status. He loses the IBF and WBA belt recognitions after deciding to fight Sugar Ray Leonard. He loses the WBC belt after losing to Leonard.
September 29 2001 July 16 2005 Flag of the United StatesBernard Hopkins WBA WBC IBF WBO
Bernard Hopkins becomes the undisputed champion after defeating Felix Trinidad in a Middleweight tournament to successfully unify WBC WBA and IBF belts. He later add the WBO to his undisputed status after defeating Oscar de la Hoya.
July 16 2005 December 14 2006 Flag of the United StatesJermain Taylor WBA WBC IBF WBO
Taylor loses his IBF belt for taking a rematch against Hopkins instead of fighting the IBF #1 challenger Arthur Abraham. He officially lost his undisputed status after being stripped of his WBA belt on December 14, 2006

Junior Middleweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
March 13 2004 November 20 2004 Flag of the United StatesWinky Wright WBA,WBC,IBF
Winky Wright becomes the first undisputed champion of the light middleweight division after unifying his IBF belt with Sugar Shane Mosley's WBA and WBC belts. Wright loses the IBF belt for taking a rematch against Mosley.

Welterweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
March 21 1963 June 8 1963 Template:Country data CubaLuis Manuel Rodriguez WBA WBC
June 8 1963 December 10 1965 Template:Country data United States Virgin IslandsEmile Griffith WBA WBC
Emile Griffith relinquishes the title after moving to the middleweight division.
November 28 1966 April 18 1969 Flag of the United StatesCurtis Cokes WBA WBC
Cokes reunites the titles after defeating Jean Josselin.
April 18 1969 December 3 1970 Flag of MexicoJose Napoles WBA WBC
December 3 1970 June 4 1971 Flag of the United StatesBilly Backus WBA WBC
June 4 1971 May 1975 Flag of MexicoJose Napoles WBA WBC
Napoles gives up the WBA belt after rematching Armando Muniz.
September 16 1981 February 15 1982 Flag of the United StatesSugar Ray Leonard WBA WBC
Sugar Ray Leonard unifies his WBA with Thomas Hearns's WBC in a legendary showdown to become the first undisputed champ in seven years. Leonard later relinquishes the title after retiring from boxing because of a detached retina in his eyes.
December 6 1985 September 27 1986 Flag of the United StatesDonald Curry WBA WBC IBF
Donald Curry unifies his WBA and IBF titles with Milton McCrory's WBC title to become the next undisputed champ.
September 27 1986 1987 Template:Country data ENGLloyd Honeyghan WBA WBC IBF
Honeyghan later relinquishes the WBA title
December 13 2003 February 5 2005 Flag of the United StatesCory Spinks WBA WBC IBF
Spinks wins the undisputed title by unifying his IBF belt with Ricardo Mayorga's WBC and WBA belts.
February 5 2005 January 7 2006 Flag of the United StatesZab Judah WBA WBC IBF
Judah defeats Spinks to become the next undisputed champion. He loses the undisputed status after losing to Carlos Baldomir. Despite being recognized as the "true" welterweight champion, Baldomir wins only the WBC belt because of not paying sanctioning fees for the IBF and WBA . The WBA relinquished Judah as its champion, while the IBF still recognized Judah. Judah later loses the IBF title after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr..

Junior Welterweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
November 3 2001 January 19 2003 Flag of AustraliaKostya Tszyu WBA,WBC,IBF
Kostya Tszyu becomes the undisputed junior welterweight champ after defeating Zab Judah successfully unifies his WBA and WBC belt with Judah's IBF belt. Tszyu later relinquishes the WBA and WBC titles.

Lightweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
April 7 1963 April 10 1965 Template:Country data Puerto RicoCarlos Ortiz WBA WBC
April 10 1965 November 13 1965 Flag of PanamaIsmael Laguna WBA WBC
November 13 1965 June 29 1968 Template:Country data Puerto RicoCarlos Ortiz WBA WBC
June 29 1968 February 18 1969 Flag of the Dominican RepublicCarlos Cruz WBA WBC
February 18 1969 March 3 1970 Flag of the United StatesMando Ramos WBA WBC
March 3 1971 1971 Template:Country data ScotlandKen Buchanan WBA WBC
Buchanan gives up the WBC title after a contractual dispute, although he is still recognized as the true champion.
January 21 1978 January 1979 Flag of PanamaRoberto Duran WBA WBC
Duran, the WBA champion, wins the undisputed title after defeating WBC Champion Estaban De Jesus. Duran gives up the titles after moving up to the welterweight division.
August 11 1990 January 18 1992 Flag of the United StatesPernell Whitaker WBA WBC IBF
Whitaker, the unified IBF and WBC champion, wins Juan Nazario's WBA belt becoming the undisputed champ . Whitaker relinquishes all of the belts after moving to the junior welterweight division.

Super Featherweight

Featherweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
March 21 1963 September 26 1964 Template:Country data CubaSugar Ramos WBA WBC
September 26 1964 October 14 1967 Flag of MexicoVicente Saldivar WBA WBC
Saldivar retired after his title defense against Howard Winstone.

Super Bantamweight

none

Bantamweight

Super Flyweight

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
July 5 1984 March 30 1986 Flag of JapanJiro Watanabe WBA WBC
Watanabe had his WBA title stripped for unifying the Super Flyweight championship with the WBC champion Payao Poontarat. He was regarded as the undisputed champion until his loss to Gilberto Roman.

Flyweight

none

Junior Flyweight

none

Minimumweight

none

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