World Light Heavyweight Champions Cumulative
Nat. Date Champion Defeated Result W Days Years Notes W Days Years Rank
USA 4/22/1903 Jack Root Kid McCoy W-10 1 973 2.67
IRE 7/4/1903 George Gardner Jack Root KO-12 1 144 0.39
NZL 11/25/1903 Bob Fitzsimmons George Gardner W-20 1 756 2.07
USA 12/20/1905 Phil. Jack O'Brien Bob Fitzsimmons KO-13 2 343 0.94
11/28/1906 Vacant 5067 13.88
FRA 10/12/1920 Georges Carpentier Battling Levinsky KO-4 2 712 1.95
SEN 9/24/1922 Battling Siki Georges Carpentier KO-6 2 174 0.48
USA 3/17/1923 Mike McTigue Battling Siki W-20 2 805 2.21
USA 5/30/1925 Paul Berlenbach Mike McTigue W-15 4 412 1.13
CAN 7/16/1926 Jack Delaney Paul Berlenbach W-15 1 448 1.23
USA 10/7/1927 Tommy Loughran Mike McTigue W-15 7 857 2.35
USA 2/10/1930 Jimmy Slattery Lou Scozza W-15 1 135 0.37
USA 6/25/1930 Maxie Rosenbloom Jimmy Slattery W-15 9 1595 4.37 6
USA 11/6/1934 Bob Olin Maxie Rosenbloom W-15 1 359 0.98
USA 10/31/1935 John Henry Lewis Bob Olin W-15 6 1125 3.08 9
USA 11/29/1938 Tiger Jack Fox Al Gainer W-15 1 66 0.18
USA 2/3/1939 Melio Bettina Tiger Jack Fox KO-9 1 160 0.44
USA 7/13/1939 Billy Conn Melio Bettina W-15 4 550 1.51
GRE 1/13/1941 Anton Christophoridis Melio Bettina W-15 1 129 0.35
USA 5/22/1941 Gus Lesnevich Anton Christophoridis W-15 6 2622 7.18 2
ENG 7/26/1948 Freddie Mills Gus Lesnevich W-15 1 547 1.50
USA 1/24/1950 Joey Maxim Freddie Mills KO-10 3 1058 2.90
USA 12/17/1952 Archie Moore Joey Maxim W-15 10 3177 8.70 1
USA 8/29/1961 Harold Johnson Eddie Cotton W-15 3 641 1.76
USA 6/1/1963 Willie Pastrano Harold Johnson W-15 3 668 1.83
PUR 3/30/1965 Jose Torres Willie Pastrano KO-9 4 626 1.72
NIG 12/16/1966 Dick Tiger Jose Torres W-15 3 525 1.44
USA 5/24/1968 Bob Foster Dick Tiger KO-12 15 2320 6.36 3
9/30/1974 Vacant 68 0.19
ARG 12/7/1974 Victor Galindez Len Hutchins KO-12 11 1378 3.78
USA 9/15/1978 Mike Rossman Victor Galindez KO-13 2 211 0.58
ARG 4/14/1979 Victor Galindez Mike Rossman KO-9 1 230 0.63 12 1608 4.41 5
USA 11/30/1979 Marvin Johnson Victor Galindez KO-11 1 122 0.33
USA 3/31/1980 Eddie M. Muhammad Marvin Johnson KO-11 3 474 1.30
USA 7/18/1981 Michael Spinks Eddie M. Muhammad W-15 11 1526 4.18 8
9/21/1985 Vacant 141 0.39
USA 2/9/1986 Marvin Johnson Leslie Stewart KO-7 2 468 1.28 3 590 1.62
T&T 5/23/1987 Leslie Stewart Marvin Johnson KO-8 1 105 0.29
USA 9/5/1987 Virgil Hill Leslie Stewart KO-4 11 1367 3.75
USA 6/3/1991 Thomas Hearns Virgil Hill W-12 1 291 0.80
USA 3/20/1992 Iran Barkley Thomas Hearns W-12 1 330 0.90
2/13/1993 Vacant 1379 3.78
USA 11/23/1996 Virgil Hill Henry Maske W-12 1 202 0.55 12 1569 4.30 7
POL 6/13/1997 Darius Michalczewski Virgil Hill W-12 7 722 1.98
USA 6/5/1999 Roy Jones Jr. Reggie Johnson W-12 7 1421 3.89 (1)
USA 4/26/2003 Antonio Tarver Montell Griffin W-12 1 196 0.54
USA 11/8/2003 Roy Jones Jr. Antonio Tarver W-12 1 189 0.52 8 1610 4.41 4
USA 5/15/2004 Antonio Tarver Roy Jones Jr. KO-2 1 217 0.59
JAM 12/18/2004 Glengoffe Johnson Antonio Tarver W-12 1 182 0.50
USA 6/18/2005 Antonio Tarver Glengoffe Johnson W-12 2 357 0.98 (2)
USA 6/10/2006 Bernard Hopkins Antonio Tarver W-12 1 84 0.23
ENG 9/2/2006 Clinton Woods Glengoffe Johnson W-12 2 588 1.61
USA 4/12/2008 Antonio Tarver Clinton Woods W-12 1 182 0.50 5 952 2.61
USA 10/11/2008 Chad Dawson Antonio Tarver W-12 3 672 1.84
CAN 8/14/2010 Jean Pascal Chad Dawson W-11 2 280 0.77
USA 5/21/2011 Bernard Hopkins Jean Pascal W-12 1 323 0.88 2 407 1.12
USA 4/8/2012 Chad Dawson Bernard Hopkins W-12 1 426 1.17 4 1098 3.01 10
CAN 6/8/2013 Adonis Stevenson Chad Dawson KO-1 7 1067 2.92
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Notes
(1) Roy Jones unified the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, making him the undisputed champion. Michalczewski had been stripped of some of these.
(2) No major sanctioning body recognized this as a title fight, as the belts had been stripped  from these fighters, but it was regarded as the undisputed championship bout by Ring Magazine and most boxing critics.