Heavyweight Boxing Champions of the World

Listed below, in chronological order, are the Heavyweight Boxing Champions of the World with pictures of those with links

Title HolderReignWon by

Sullivan, John L.

1882-92

James J. Corbett

Corbett, James J.

1892-97

Bob Fitzsimmons

Fitzsimmons, Bob

1897-99

James J. Jeffries

Jeffries, James J.

1899-1905

Resigned title

Hart, Marvin

1905-06

Tommy Burns

Burns, Tommy

1906-08

Jack Johnson

Johnson, Jack

1908-15

Jess Willard

Willard, Jess

1915-19

Jack Dempsey

Dempsey, Jack

1919-26

Gene Tunney

Tunney, Gene

1926-28

Retired undefeated

Schmeling, Max

1930-32

Jack Sharkey

Sharkey, Jack

1932-33

Primo Carnera

Carnera, Primo

1933-34

Max Baer

Baer, Max

1934-35

James J. Braddock

Braddock, James J.

1935-37

Joe Louis

Louis, Joe

1937-49

Resigned title

Charles, Ezzard

1949-51

Joe Walcott

Walcott, Joe

1951-52

Rocky Marciano

Marciano, Rocky

1952-56

Retired undefeated

Patterson, Floyd

1956-59

Ingemar Johansson

Johansson, Ingemar

1959-60

Floyd Patterson

Patterson, Floyd

1960-62

Sonny Liston

Liston, Sonny

1962-64

Cassius Clay

Clay, Cassius

1964-67

Title withdrawn by WBA

Terrell, Ernie (WBA)

1965-67

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)

Ellis, Jimmy (WBA)

1968-70

Joe Frazier

Frazier, Joe

1970-73

George Foreman

Foreman, George

1973-74

Muhammad Ali

Ali, Muhammad

1974-78

Leon Spinks

Spinks, Leon

1978

Muhammad Ali

Norton, Ken (WBC)

1978

Larry Holmes

Holmes, Larry (WBC)

1978-83

Resigned title

Ali, Muhammad

1978-79

Resigned title

Tate, John (WBA)

1979-80

Mike Weaver

Weaver, Mike (WBA)

1980-82

Michael Dokes

Dokes, Michael (WBA)

1982-83

Gerrie Coetzee

Coetzee, Gerrie (WBA)

1983-84

Greg Page

Holmes, Larry

1983-85

Michael Spinks

Witherspoon, Tim (WBC)

1984

Pinklon Thomas

Page, Greg (WBA)

1984-85

Tony Tubbs

Thomas, Pinklon (WBC)

1984-86

Trevor Berbick

Tubbs, Tony

1985-86

Tim Witherspoon

Witherspoon, Tim (WBA)

1986

James Smith

Smith, James (WBA)

1986

Mike Tyson

Spinks, Michael

1985-87

Title withdrawn by IBF

Tucker, Tony (IBF)

1987

Mike Tyson

Berbick, Trevor (WBC)

1986

Mike Tyson

Tyson, Mike (WBA, WBC, IBF)

1987-90

James (Buster) Douglas

Douglas, James (Buster) (WBA, WBC, IBF)

1990

Evander Holyfield

Holyfield, Evander (WBA, WBC, IBF)

1990-92

Riddick Bowe

Bowe, Riddick (WBA, IBF)

1992-93

Evander Holyfield

Lewis, Lennox (WBC)

1992-94

Oliver McCall

Holyfield, Evander

1993-94

Michael Moorer

Michael Moorer (WBA, IBF)

1994

George Forman

McCall, Oliver (WBC)

1994-95

Frank Bruno

Tucker, Tony

1995

Bruce Seldon

George Forman

1994-

 

Bruno, Frank (WBC)

1995-

 

Seldon, Bruce (WBA)

1995-