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WBA, WBC and IBF Titleholders (through Oct. 1, 1997)

The champions of professional boxing's 17 principal weight divisions, as recognized by the Word Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Weight LimitWBA ChampionWBC ChampionIBF Champion
Heavyweight ---Evander HolyfieldLennox LewisMichael Moorer
34-3-0, 24 KOs31-1-0, 25 KOs39-1-0, 31 KOs
Cruiserweight190 lbsNate MillerMarcelo DominguezUriah Grant
30-4-0, 26 KOs22-1-1, 12 KOs26-12-0, 24 KOs
Light Heavyweight175 lbsLou Del ValleRoy Jones Jr.William Guthrie
27-1-0, 19 KOs35-1-0, 30 KOs24-0-0, 21 KOs
Super Middleweight168 lbsFrank LilesRobin ReidCharles Brewer
31-1-0, 19 KOs25-0-1 18 KOs29-5-0, 20 KOs
Middleweight160 lbsJulio Cesar GreenKeith HolmesBernard Hopkins
22-2-0, 16 KOs29-1-0, 19 KOs32-2-1, 25 KOs
Jr. Middleweight154 lbsLaurent BoudouaniTerry NorrisRaul Marquez
35-2-0, 31 KOs47-6-0, 31 KOs28-0-0, 20 KOs
Welterweight147 lbsIke QuarteyOscar De La HoyaFelix Trinidad
34-0-0, 29 KOs26-0-0, 21 KOs32-0-0, 28 KOs
Jr. Welterweight140 lbsKhalid RahilouVacantVince Phillips
30-2-0, 16 KOs 37-3-1, 26 KOs
Lightweight135 lbsOrzubek NazarovSteve JohnstonShane Mosley
24-0-0, 18 KOs23-0-0, 13 KOs24-0-0, 22 KOs
Jr. Lightweight130 lbsChoi Yong-SooGenaro HernandezArturo Gatti
23-2-0, 13 KOs36-1-1, 17 KOs28-1-0, 23 KOs
Featherweight126 lbsWilfredo VasquezLuisito EspinozaVacant
49-7-3, 37 KOs41-7-0, 21 KOs
Jr. Featherweight122 lbsAntonio CermenoErik MoralesVuyani Bungu
28-1-0, 17 KOs27-0-0, 21 KOs32-2-0, 18 KOs
Bantamweight118 lbsNana Yaw KonaduSirimongkol SingmanassakTim Austin
37-3-1, 29 KOs16-0-0, 6 KOs16-0-1, 15 KOs
Jr. Bantamweight115 lbsYokthai Sith OarGerry PenalosaJohnny Tapia
14-0-1, 8 KOs38-1-1, 23 KOs41-0-2, 24 KOs
Flyweight112 lbsJose BonillaCatchai Sasakul*Marc Johnson
23-3-0, 11 KOs30-1-0, 23 KOs33-1-0, 24 KOs
Jr. Flyweight108 lbsPhichitnoi C. SiriwatSaman Sor JaturongVacant
17-1-0, 11 KOs35-2-1, 28 KOs
Minimumweight105 lbsRosendo AlvarezRicardo LopezRatan Voraphin
24-0-0, 16 KOs46-0-0, 36 KOs33-2-1, 26 KOs
Note: the following weight divisions are also known by these names—Cruiserweight as Jr. Heavyweight; Jr. Middleweight as Super Welterweight; Jr. Welterweight as Super Lightweight; Jr. Lightweight as Super Featherweight; Jr. Featherweight as Super Bantamweight; Jr. Bantamweight as Super Flyweight; Jr. Flyweight as Light Flyweight; and Minimum as Strawweight.
*Sasakul is the “interim” champion. The WBC sanctioned a bout for the interim championship because their regular flyweight champion, Yuri Arbachakov, had been sidelined with a broken wrist since August of 1996. The two will fight for the WBC flyweight belt when Arbachakov is back in action.

Bite Night1996–97 SeasonMajor Bouts, 1996-97