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 LimitWBA ChampionWBC ChampionIBF Champion
Heavyweight---Evander HolyfieldLennox LewisEvander Holyfield
36-3-0, 25 KOs34-1-0, 27 KOs36-3-0, 25 KOs
Cruiserweight190 lbsFabrice TiozzoJuan Carlos GomezImamu Mayfield
39-1-0, 25 KOs24-0-0, 20 KOs18-1-0, 14 KOs
Light Heavyweight175 lbsRoy Jones Jr.Roy Jones Jr.*Reggie Johnson
37-1-0, 31 KOs37-1-0, 31 KOs38-5-1, 24 KOs
Super Middleweight168 lbsFrank LilesRichie WoodhallCharles Brewer
32-1-0, 19 KOs24-1-0, 15 KOs32-5-0, 21 KOs
Middleweight160 lbsWilliam JoppyHassine CherifiBernard Hopkins*
26-1-1, 20 KOs25-2-1, 17 KOs34-2-1, 26 KOs
Jr. Middleweight154 lbsLaurent BoudouaniKeith MullingsYory Boy Campas
37-2-1, 31 KOs16-4-1, 11 KOs72-2-0, 62 KOs
Welterweight147 lbsVacantOscar De La HoyaFelix Trinidad
29-0-0, 24 KOs33-0-0, 29 KOs
Jr. Welterweight140 lbsSharmba MitchellVacantVince Phillips
43-2-0, 29 KOs39-3-1, 28 KOs
Lightweight135 lbsJean-Baptiste MendyCesar BazanShane Mosley
51-7-2, 31 KOs33-2-1, 23 KOs29-0-0, 27 KOs
Jr. Lightweight130 lbsTakanori HatakeyamaFloyd MayweatherRoberto Garcia
22-0-1, 17 KOs18-0-0, 14 KOs30-0-0, 23 KOs
Featherweight126 lbsAntonio CermenoLuisito EspinozaManuel Medina
30-2-0, 18 KOs43-7-0, 22 KOs55-10-1, 25 KOs
Jr. Featherweight122 lbsEnrique Sanchez*Erik MoralesVuyani Bungu
24-0-1, 17 KOs31-0-1, 25 KOs35-2-0, 18 KOs
Bantamweight118 lbsNana Yaw KonaduJoichiro TatsuyoshiTim Austin
39-3-1, 31 KOs17-4-1, 12 KOs18-0-1, 17 KOs
Jr. Bantamweight115 lbsSatoshi IidaCho In-jooJohnny Tapia
25-1-1, 11 KOs13-0-0, 7 KOs44-0-2, 25 KOs
Flyweight112 lbsHugo Soto*Chatchai SasakulMark Johnson
50-5-2, 33 KOs33-1-0, 24 KOs36-1-0, 26 KOs
Jr. Flyweight108 lbsPhichitnoi C. SiriwatSaman Sor JaturongVacant
19-1-0, 11 KOs38-2-1, 31 KOs
Minimumweight105 lbsRosendo AlvarezRicardo Lopez*Zolani Petelo
24-0-1, 16 KOs46-0-1, 35 KOs13-2-2, 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.

Who's the Man?1997?98 SeasonMajor Bouts, 1997-98

1997-98 Boxing Season
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