World Welterweight Champions Cumulative
Nat. Date Champion Defeated Result W Days Years Notes W Days Years Rank
USA 7/26/1894 Tommy Ryan Mysterious Billy Smith W-20 4 1491 4.08 7
CAN 8/25/1898 Mysterious Billy Smith Matty Matthews W-25 5 600 1.64
USA 4/17/1900 Matty Matthews Mysterious Billy Smith KO-19 1 19 0.05
CAN 5/6/1900 Eddie Connolly Matty Matthews W-25 1 99 0.27
USA 8/13/1900 Rube Ferns Eddie Connolly KO-15 2 64 0.18
CAN 10/16/1900 Matty Matthews Rube Ferns W-15 2 220 0.60 3 239 0.65
USA 5/24/1901 Rube Ferns Matty Matthews KO-10 3 208 0.57 5 272 0.75
BAR 12/18/1901 Barbados Joe Walcott Rube Ferns KO-5 7 1763 4.83 3
USA 10/16/1906 Honey Mellody Barbados Joe Walcott W-15 3 189 0.52
USA 4/23/1907 Mike 'Twin' Sullivan Honey Mellody W-20 4 583 1.60
IRE 11/26/1908 Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Clabby W-15 4 706 1.93 (1)
USA 11/2/1910 Jimmy Clabby Bob Bryant KO-7 2 76 0.21
1/17/1911 Vacant 1080 2.96
DEN 1/1/1914 Waldemar Holberg Ray Bronson W-20 1 23 0.06
IRE 1/24/1914 Tom McCormick Waldemar Holberg DQ-6 2 56 0.15
ENG 3/21/1914 Matt Wells Tom McCormick W-20 1 437 1.20
USA 6/1/1915 Mike Glover Matt Wells W-12 1 21 0.06
USA 6/22/1915 Jack Britton Mike Glover W-12 1 70 0.19
ENG 8/31/1915 Ted 'Kid' Lewis Jack Britton W-12 6 183 0.50
USA 3/1/1916 Jack Britton Ted 'Kid' Lewis W-20 5 481 1.32
ENG 6/25/1917 Ted 'Kid' Lewis Jack Britton W-20 3 630 1.73 9 813 2.23
USA 3/17/1919 Jack Britton Ted 'Kid' Lewis KO-9 11 1325 3.63 17 1876 5.14 2
USA 11/1/1922 Mickey Walker Jack Britton W-15 5 1296 3.55 9
USA 5/20/1926 Pete Latzo Mickey Walker W-10 2 379 1.04
ITA 6/3/1927 Joe Dundee (Lazzaro) Pete Latzo W-15 2 783 2.15
USA 7/25/1929 Jackie Fields Joe Dundee DQ-2 1 288 0.79
USA 5/9/1930 Young Jack Thompson Jackie Fields W-15 1 119 0.33
USA 9/5/1930 Tommy Freeman Young Jack Thompson W-15 1 221 0.61
USA 4/14/1931 Young Jack Thompson Tommy Freeman KO-12 1 192 0.53 2 311 0.85
CAN 10/23/1931 Lou Brouillard Young Jack Thompson W-15 1 97 0.27
USA 1/28/1932 Jackie Fields Lou Brouillard W-10 1 391 1.07 2 679 1.86
ITA 2/22/1933 Young Corbett III Jackie Fields W-10 1 96 0.26
IRE 5/29/1933 Jimmy McLarnin Young Corbett III KO-1 1 364 1.00
USA 5/28/1934 Barney Ross Jimmy McLarnin W-15 1 112 0.31
IRE 9/17/1934 Jimmy McLarnin Barney Ross W-15 1 253 0.69 2 617 1.69
USA 5/28/1935 Barney Ross Jimmy McLarnin W-15 3 1099 3.01 4 1211 3.32
USA 5/31/1938 Henry Armstrong Barney Ross W-15 20 857 2.35
USA 10/4/1940 Fritzie Zivic Henry Armstrong W-15 2 298 0.82
7/29/1941 Vacant 1648 4.52 (2)
USA 2/1/1946 Marty Servo Freddie Cochrane KO-4 1 226 0.62
9/15/1946 Vacant 96 0.26
USA 12/20/1946 Sugar Ray Robinson Tommy Bell W-15 6 1545 4.23 5
USA 3/14/1951 Johnny Bratton Charlie Fusari W-15 1 65 0.18
CUB 5/18/1951 Kid Gavilan Johnny Bratton W-15 8 1251 3.43 10
USA 10/20/1954 Johnny Saxton Kid Gavilan W-15 1 163 0.45
USA 4/1/1955 Tony DeMarco Johnny Saxton KO-14 1 70 0.19
USA 6/10/1955 Carmen Basilio Tony DeMarco KO-12 2 278 0.76
USA 3/14/1956 Johnny Saxton Carmen Basilio W-15 1 182 0.50 2 345 0.95
USA 9/12/1956 Carmen Basilio Johnny Saxton KO-9 2 376 1.03 4 654 1.79
9/23/1957 Vacant 255 0.70
USA 6/5/1958 Virgil Akins Vince Martinez KO-4 1 183 0.50
USA 12/5/1958 Don Jordan Virgil Akins W-15 3 539 1.48
CUB 5/27/1960 Benny 'Kid' Paret Don Jordan W-15 2 309 0.85
VI 4/1/1961 Emile Griffith Benny 'Kid' Paret KO-13 2 182 0.50
CUB 9/30/1961 Benny 'Kid' Paret Emile Griffith W-15 1 175 0.48 3 484 1.33
VI 3/24/1962 Emile Griffith Benny 'Kid' Paret KO-12 3 362 0.99
CUB 3/21/1963 Luis Rodriguez Emile Griffith W-15 1 79 0.22
VI 6/8/1963 Emile Griffith Luis Rodriguez W-15 5 1052 2.88 10 1596 4.37 4
4/25/1966 Vacant 121 0.33
USA 8/24/1966 Curtis Cokes Manuel Gonzalez W-15 6 968 2.65
CUB 4/18/1969 Jose Napoles Curtis Cokes KO-13 4 594 1.63
USA 12/3/1970 Billy Backus Jose Napoles KO-4 1 183 0.50
CUB 6/4/1971 Jose Napoles Billy Backus KO-8 11 1646 4.51 15 2240 6.14 1
ENG 12/6/1975 John H. Stracey Jose Napoles KO-6 2 199 0.55
MEX 6/22/1976 Carlos Palomino John H. Stracey KO-12 8 936 2.56
PUR 1/14/1979 Wilfredo Benitez Carlos Palomino W-15 2 320 0.88
USA 11/30/1979 Sugar Ray Leonard Wilfredo Benitez KO-15 2 203 0.56
PAN 6/20/1980 Roberto Duran Sugar Ray Leonard W-15 1 158 0.43
USA 11/25/1980 Sugar Ray Leonard Roberto Duran KO-8 4 844 2.31 6 1047 2.87
3/19/1983 Vacant 147 0.40
USA 8/13/1983 Milton McCrory Colin Jones W-12 6 846 2.32
USA 12/6/1985 Donald Curry Milton McCrory KO-2 1 295 0.81
JAM 9/27/1986 Lloyd Honeyghan Donald Curry KO-6 4 396 1.08
MEX 10/28/1987 Jorge Vaca Lloyd Honeyghan W-8 1 153 0.42
JAM 3/29/1988 Lloyd Honeyghan Jorge Vaca KO-3 2 312 0.85 6 708 1.94
USA 2/4/1989 Marlon Starling Lloyd Honeyghan KO-9 2 561 1.54
USA 8/19/1990 Maurice Blocker Marlon Starling W-12 1 211 0.58
JAM 3/18/1991 Simon Brown Maurice Blocker KO-10 1 256 0.70
USA 11/29/1991 Buddy McGirt Simon Brown W-12 3 463 1.27
USA 3/6/1993 Pernell Whitaker Buddy McGirt W-12 9 1498 4.10 6
USA 4/12/1997 Oscar De La Hoya Pernell Whitaker W-12 8 889 2.44
PUR 9/18/1999 Felix Trinidad Oscar De La Hoya W-12 1 273 0.75
USA 6/17/2000 Shane Mosley Oscar De La Hoya W-12 4 588 1.61
USA 1/26/2002 Vernon Forrest Shane Mosley W-12 2 364 1.00
NIC 1/25/2003 Ricardo Mayorga Vernon Forrest KO-3 2 322 0.88
USA 12/13/2003 Cory Spinks Ricardo Mayorga W-12 3 420 1.15
USA 2/5/2005 Zab Judah Cory Spinks KO-9 3 336 0.92
ARG 1/7/2006 Carlos Baldomir Zab Judah W-12 2 301 0.82
USA 11/4/2006 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Carlos Baldomir W-12 2 580 1.59
6/6/2008 Vacant 50 0.14
MEX 7/26/2008 Antonio Margarito Miguel Angel Cotto KO-11 1 182 0.50
USA 1/24/2009 Shane Mosley Antonio Margarito KO-9 1 462 1.27 5 1050 2.88
USA 5/1/2010 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Shane Mosley W-12 2 735 2.01
5/5/2012 Vacant 35 0.10
PHP 6/9/2012 Manny Pacquiao Timothy Bradley W-12 1 182 0.50 (3)
MEX 12/8/2012 Juan Manuel Marquez Manny Pacquiao KO-6 1 308 0.84
USA 10/12/2013 Timothy Bradley Juan Manuel Marquez W-12 1 182 0.50
PHP 4/12/2014 Manny Pacquiao Timothy Bradley W-12 2 385 1.05
USA 5/2/2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Manny Pacquiao W-12 2 134 0.37 6 1449 3.97 8
9/13/2015 Vacant
PHP 4/9/2016 Manny Pacquiao Timothy Bradley W-12 2 386 1.06 5 953 2.61
4/30/2017
Notes
(1) Sullivan relinquished the title in October 1908. Clabby was recognized champion when he defeated Australian champion Bryant, having drawn with Gardner.
(2) On 7/29/41, Freddie Cochrane "defeated" Zivic in a bout fixed by the mob. He lost all four of his non-title fights in 1942 and 1945, and his only "defense" in 1946.
(3) The ringside judges incredibly scored a victory for Bradley, leading to public outrage and an unprecedented video review by the WBO, where all five judges found Pacquiao the victor.