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WBA, WBC and IBF Titleholders 1997-98 Season

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 Limit WBA Champion WBC Champion IBF Champion
Heavyweight --- Evander Holyfield Lennox Lewis Evander Holyfield
  36-3-0, 25 KOs 34-1-0, 27 KOs 36-3-0, 25 KOs
       
Cruiserweight 190 lbs Fabrice Tiozzo Juan Carlos Gomez Imamu Mayfield
  39-1-0, 25 KOs 24-0-0, 20 KOs 18-1-0, 14 KOs
       
Light Heavyweight 175 lbs Roy Jones Jr. Roy Jones Jr.* Reggie Johnson
  37-1-0, 31 KOs 37-1-0, 31 KOs 38-5-1, 24 KOs
       
Super Middleweight 168 lbs Frank Liles Richie Woodhall Charles Brewer
  32-1-0, 19 KOs 24-1-0, 15 KOs 32-5-0, 21 KOs
       
Middleweight 160 lbs William Joppy Hassine Cherifi Bernard Hopkins*
  26-1-1, 20 KOs 25-2-1, 17 KOs 34-2-1, 26 KOs
       
Jr. Middleweight 154 lbs Laurent Boudouani Keith Mullings Yory Boy Campas
  37-2-1, 31 KOs 16-4-1, 11 KOs 72-2-0, 62 KOs
       
Welterweight 147 lbs Vacant Oscar De La Hoya Felix Trinidad
    29-0-0, 24 KOs 33-0-0, 29 KOs
       
Jr. Welterweight 140 lbs Sharmba Mitchell Vacant Vince Phillips
  43-2-0, 29 KOs   39-3-1, 28 KOs
       
Lightweight 135 lbs Jean-Baptiste Mendy Cesar Bazan Shane Mosley
  51-7-2, 31 KOs 33-2-1, 23 KOs 29-0-0, 27 KOs
       
Jr. Lightweight 130 lbs Takanori Hatakeyama Floyd Mayweather Roberto Garcia
  22-0-1, 17 KOs 18-0-0, 14 KOs 30-0-0, 23 KOs
       
Featherweight 126 lbs Antonio Cermeno Luisito Espinoza Manuel Medina
  30-2-0, 18 KOs 43-7-0, 22 KOs 55-10-1, 25 KOs
       
Jr. Featherweight 122 lbs Enrique Sanchez* Erik Morales Vuyani Bungu
  24-0-1, 17 KOs 31-0-1, 25 KOs 35-2-0, 18 KOs
       
Bantamweight 118 lbs Nana Yaw Konadu Joichiro Tatsuyoshi Tim Austin
  39-3-1, 31 KOs 17-4-1, 12 KOs 18-0-1, 17 KOs
       
Jr. Bantamweight 115 lbs Satoshi Iida Cho In-joo Johnny Tapia
  25-1-1, 11 KOs 13-0-0, 7 KOs 44-0-2, 25 KOs
       
Flyweight 112 lbs Hugo Soto* Chatchai Sasakul Mark Johnson
  50-5-2, 33 KOs 33-1-0, 24 KOs 36-1-0, 26 KOs
       
Jr. Flyweight 108 lbs Phichitnoi C. Siriwat Saman Sor Jaturong Vacant
  19-1-0, 11 KOs 38-2-1, 31 KOs  
       
Minimumweight 105 lbs Rosendo Alvarez Ricardo Lopez* Zolani Petelo
  24-0-1, 16 KOs 46-0-1, 35 KOs 13-2-2, 7 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.
*Graciano Rocchigiani (40-4-1, 19 KOs) is currently the interim WBC light heavyweight champion. Robert Allen (23-2-0, 17 KOs) is currently the interim IBF Middleweight champion. Carlos Barreto (13-0-1, 9 KOs) is currently the interim WBA Flyweight champion. Wande Chareon (22-3-0, 6 KOs) is currently the interim WBC Minimumweight champion.

 

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