List of Super-middleweight Boxing Champions

This is a chronological List of World Super Middleweight Boxing Champions, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations:

  • The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA),
  • The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963,
  • The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983,
  • The World Boxing Organization (WBO), founded in 1988,
Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
IBF
Title inaugurated
1984-03-28 1984-07-22 Murray Sutherland IBF
1984-07-22 1988-03-11-Vacated Chong-Pal Park IBF
1988-03-11 1990-01-27-Vacated Graciano Rocchigiani IBF
1990-01-27 1991-05-18 Lindell Holmes IBF
1991-05-18 1992-01-10 Darrin Van Horn IBF
1992-01-10 1993-02-13 Iran Barkley IBF
1993-02-13 1994-11-18 James Toney IBF
1994-11-18 1996-11-22-Vacated Roy Jones Jr IBF
1997-06-21 1998-10-24 Charles Brewer IBF
1998-10-24 2004-03-27 - Retired Sven Ottke IBF
2004-10-02 2006-03-04 Jeff Lacy IBF
2006-03-04 2006-11-27 - Vacated Joe Calzaghe IBF
2007-03-03 2007-10-19 Alejandro Berrio IBF
2007-10-19 2012-05-26 Lucian Bute IBF
2012-05-26 Present Carl Froch IBF
WBC
Title inaugurated
1988-11-07 1990-12-15-Retired Sugar Ray Leonard WBC
1990-12-15 1992-10-03 Mauro Galvano WBC
1992-10-03 1996-03-02 Nigel Benn WBC
1996-03-02 1996-07-06 Thulani Malinga WBC
1996-07-06 1996-10-12 Vincenzo Nardiello WBC
1996-10-12 1997-12-19 Robin Reid WBC
1997-12-19 1998-03-27 Thulani Malinga WBC
1998-03-27 1999-10-23 Richie Woodhall WBC
1999-10-23 2000-05-06 Markus Beyer WBC
2000-05-06 2000-09-01 Glenn Catley WBC
2000-09-01 2000-12-15 Dingaan Thobela WBC
2000-12-15 2001-05-Stripped Dave Hilton WBC
2001-07-10 2003-04-05 Eric Lucas WBC
2003-04-05 2004-06-05 Markus Beyer WBC
2004-06-05 2004-10-09 Cristian Sanavia WBC
2004-10-09 2006-10-14 Markus Beyer WBC
2006-10-14 2007-11-04 Mikkel Kessler WBC
2007-11-04 2008-06-27- Vacated Joe Calzaghe WBC
2008-12-06 2010-04-24 Carl Froch WBC
2010-04-24 2010-09-06- Stripped Mikkel Kessler WBC
2010-11-27 2011-12-17 Carl Froch WBC
2011-12-17 Present Andre Ward WBC
WBA
Title inaugurated
1987-12-06 1988-05-23 Chong-Pal Park WBA
1988-05-23 1989-05-28 Fulgencio Obelmejias WBA
1989-05-28 1990-03-30 In-Chul Baek WBA
1990-03-30 1991-04-05 Christophe Tiozzo WBA
1991-04-05 1992-09-12 Victor Cordoba WBA
1992-09-12 1994-02-26 Michael Nunn WBA
1994-02-26 1994-08-12 Steve Little WBA
1994-08-12 1999-06-12 Frankie Liles WBA
1999-06-12 2000-04-08 Byron Mitchell WBA
2000-04-08 2000-09-16-Vacated Bruno Girard WBA
2001-03-03 2003-03-15 Byron Mitchell WBA
2003-03-15 2004-03-27 - Retired Sven Ottke WBA Super Champion
2003-09-03 2004-05-05 Anthony Mundine WBA Regular Champion
2004-05-05 2004-11-12 Manny Siaca WBA
2004-11-12 2007-11-04 Mikkel Kessler WBA Super Champion
2007-03-07 2008-05-28- Vacated Anthony Mundine WBA Regular Champion
2007-11-04 2008-09 - Vacated Joe Calzaghe WBA Super Champion
2008-06-21 2009-11-21 Mikkel Kessler WBA Super Champion
2009-11-21 Present Andre Ward WBA Super Champion
2009-11-21 2011-07-Vacated Dimitri Sartison WBA Regular Champion
2011-08-26 2012-08-Stripped Karoly Balzsay WBA Regular Champion
2012-11-03 2012-12-08 Brian Magee WBA Regular Champion
2012-12-08 Present Mikkel Kessler WBA Regular Champion
WBO
Title inaugurated
1988-11-04 1990-04-28-Vacated Thomas Hearns WBO
1990-11-18 1995-03-18 Chris Eubank WBO
1995-03-18 1997-07-05 - Retired Steve Collins WBO
1997-10-11 2008-09-26 - Vacated Joe Calzaghe WBO
2008-09-26 2009-01-10 Denis Inkin WBO
2009-01-10 2009-08-22 Károly Balzsay WBO
2009-08-22 2012-08-25 Robert Stieglitz WBO
2012-08-25 Present Arthur Abraham WBO
World boxing champions
Champions by sanctioning body
Major titles
  • WBA (List)
  • WBC (List)
  • IBF (List)
  • WBO (List)
  • The Ring (List)
Minor titles
  • IBO (List)
  • WPBF
  • IBA
  • IBC
  • WBU (List)
  • IBU
  • WBF
Champions by weight class
  • Heavyweight (200+ lbs)
  • Cruiserweight (200 lbs)
  • Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)
  • Super Middleweight (168 lbs)
  • Middleweight (160 lbs)
  • Light Middleweight (154 lbs)
  • Welterweight (147 lbs)
  • Light Welterweight (140 lbs)
  • Lightweight (135 lbs)
  • Super Featherweight (130 lbs)
  • Featherweight (126 lbs)
  • Super Bantamweight (122 lbs)
  • Bantamweight (118 lbs)
  • Super Flyweight (115 lbs)
  • Flyweight (112 lbs)
  • Light Flyweight (108 lbs)
  • Minimumweight (105 lbs)
Champions by different weight class
  • Triple Champions (List)
  • Quadruple Champions (List)
  • Quintuple Champions (List)
  • Sextuple Champions (List)
  • Septuple Champions (List)
  • Octuple Champions (List)
Terms
  • Pound for pound (The Ring List)
  • Lineal championship
  • Undisputed championship (List)
  • Interim championship

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