Championship Fights

Light Heavyweight

22-04-1903
Jack Root PTS10 Charles Kid McCoy

04-07-1903
George Gardner TKO12 Jack Root

25-01-1903
Bob Fitzsimmons PTS20 George Gardner

20-12-1905
Philadelphia Jack O’Brien TKO13 Bob Fitzsimmons

O’Brien never defended the light heavyweight championship and it became obselete. Jack Dillon claimed the championship with wins over Bob Moha, Hugo Kelly and Battling Levinsky.

14-04-1914
Jack Dillon PTS12 Battling Levinsky
15-06-1914
Jack Dillon PTS12 Bob Moha
28-09-1914
Jack Dillon PTS12 Frank Mantell
(Newspaper Decision)
25-04-1916
Jack Dillon PTS15 Battling Levinsky

24-10-1916
Battling Levinsky PTS12 Jack Dillon

12-10-1920
Georges Carpentier KO4 Battling Levinsky
11-05-1922
Georges Carpentier KO1 Ted Kid Lewis

24-09-1922
Battling Siki KO6 Georges Carpentier

17-03-1923
Mike McTigue PTS20 Battling Siki
02-08-1923
Mike McTigue PTS12 Tommy Loughran
(Newspaper Decision)
04-10-1923
Mike McTigue D10 Young Stribling

30-05-1925
Paul Berlenbach PTS15 Mike McTigue
11-09-1925
Paul Berlenbach TKO11 Jimmy Slattery
11-12-1925
Paul Berlenbach PTS15 Jack Delaney
10-06-1926
Paul Berlenbach PTS15 Young Stribling

16-04-1926
Jack Delaney PTS15 Paul Berlenbach

Delaney vacated the championship in July 1927 prior to a planned defence against former champion Mike McTigue. New York recognised McTigue as champion, while the National Boxing Association recognised Jimmy Slattery after he defeated Maxie Rosenbloom. Tommy Loughran defeated McTigue, then Slattery, to re-establish lineage.

12-12-1927
Tommy Loughran PTS15 Jimmy Slattery
06-01-1928
Tommy Lougran PTS15 Leo Lomski
01-06-1928
Tommy Loughran PTS15 Pete Latzo
06-07-1928
Tommy Loughran PTS10 Pete Latzo
28-03-1928
Tommy Loughran PTS10 Mickey Walker
18-07-1928
Tommy Loughran PTS15 Jim Braddock

Loughran vacated the championship in September 1929 to compete as a heavyweight. New York recognised former champion Jimmy Slattery, while the National Boxing Association recognised Maxie Rosenbloom. Rosenbloom defeated Slattery for universal recognition.

25-06-1930
Maxie Rosenbloom PTS15 Jimmy Slattery
22-10-1930
Maxie Rosenbloom TKO11 Abie Bain
05-08-1931
Maxie Rosenbloom PTS15 Jimmy Slattery
14-07-1932
Maxie Rosenbloom PTS15 Lou Scozza
10-03-1933
Maxie Rosenbloom PTS15 Adolf Heuser
24-03-1933
Maxie Rosenbloom TKO4 Bob Godwin
03-11-1933
Maxie Rosenbloom PTS15 Mickey Walker
05-02-1934
Maxie Rosenbloom D15 Joe Knight

16-11-1934
Bob Olin PTS15 Maxie Rosenbloom

31-10-1935
John Henry Lewis PTS15 Bob Olin
13-03-1936
John Henry Lewis PTS15 Jock McAvoy
09-11-1936
John Henry Lewis PTS125 Len Harvey
03-06-1937
John Henry Lewis TKO6 Bob Olin
25-04-1938
John Henry Lewis KO4 Emilio Martinez
28-10-1938
John Henry Lewis PTS15 Al Gainer

Lewis was forced to retire in June 1939 after two title defences were cancelled due to Lewis failing a medical for eye troubles. New York recognised Tiger Jack Fox as their champion, who lost to Melio Bettina. The National Boxing Association agreed to recognise the winner of a bout between Bettina and Billy Conn as the champion.

13-07-1939
Billy Conn PTS15 Melio Bettina
13-07-1939
Billy Conn PTS15 Melio Bettina
17-11-1939
Billy Conn PTS15 Gus Lesnevich
05-06-1940
Billy Conn PTS15 Gus Lesnevich

Conn vacated the title in May 1941 to compete as a heavyweight. The National Boxing Association recognised Gus Lesnevich as their champion in May 1941. New York recognised the winner of the Lesnevich-Mauriello fight as their champion, re-establishing lineage.

26-08-1941
Gus Lesnevich PTS15 Tami Mauriello
14-11-1941
Gus Lesnevich PTS15 Tami Mauriello
15-04-1946
Gus Lesnevich TKO10 Freddie Mills
28-02-1947
Gus Lesnevich TKO10 Billy Fox
05-03-1948
Gus Lesnevich KO1 Billy Fox

26-07-1948
Freddie Mills PTS15 Gus Lesnevich

24-01-1950
Joey Maxim KO10 Freddie Mills
22-08-1951
Joey Maxim PTS15 Billy Murphy
25-06-1952
Joey Maxim TKO13 Sugar Ray Robinson

17-12-1952
Archie Moore PTS15 Joey Maxim
24-06-1953
Archie Moore PTS15 Joey Maxim
27-01-1954
Archie Moore PTS15 Joey Maxim
11-08-1954
Archie Moore TKO14 Harold Johnson
22-06-1955
Archie Moore KO3 Bobo Olson
05-06-1956
Archie Moore TKO10 Yolande Pompey
20-09-1957
Archie Moore KO7 Tony Anthony
10-12-1958
Archie Moore KO11 Yvon Durelle
12-08-1959
Archie Moore KO3 Yvon Durelle
10-06-1961
Archie Moore PTS15 Giulio Rinaldi

Archie Moore relinquished the title in May 1962 after being stripped by the various governing bodies between 1960-1962 for failure to defend. Harold Johnson won the vacant National Boxing Association title in 1960, and was recognised by New York as champion after defeating Doug Jones in 1962.

12-05-1962
Harold Johnson PTS15 Doug Jones
23-06-1962
Harold Johnson PTS15 Gustav Scholz

01-06-1963
Willie Pastrano PTS15 Harold Johnson
10-04-1964
Willie Pastrano TKO5 Gregorio Peralta
30-11-1964
Willie Pastrano TKO11 Terry Downes

30-03-1965
Jose Torres TKO9 Willie Pastrano
21-05-1966
Jose Torres PTS15 Wayne Thornton
15-08-1966
Jose Torres PTS15 Eddie Cotton
15-10-1966
Jose Torres KO2 Chic Calderwood

16-12-1966
Dick Tiger PTS15 Jose Torres
16-05-1967
Dick Tiger PTS15 Jose Torres
17-11-1967
Dick Tiger TKO12 Roger Rouse

24-05-1968
Bob Foster KO4 Dick Tiger
22-01-1969
Bob Foster TKO1 Frank DePaula
24-05-1969
Bob Foster TKO4 Andy Kendall
04-04-1970
Bob Foster TKO3 Roger Rouse
27-06-1970
Bob Foster KO10 Mark Tessman
02-03-1971
Bob Foster KO4 Hal Carroll
24-04-1971
Bob Fister PTS15 Ray Anderson
30-10-1971
Bob Foster TKO8 Tommy Hicks
16-12-1971
Bob Foster TKO3 Brian Kelly
07-04-1972
Bob Foster TKO2 Vicente Rondon
27-06-1972
Bob Foster KO4 Mike Quarry
26-9-1972
Bob Foster KO14 Chris Finnegan
21-08-1973
Bob Foster PTS15 Pierre Fourie
01-12-1973
Bob Foster PTS15 Pierre Fourie
17-06-1974
Bob Foster D15 Jorge Victor Ahumada

Foster announced his retirement in September 1974. The WBC recognised John Conteh after he defeated Ahumada in 1974. Conteh was stripped in 1977, and subsequently lost a challenge to new champion Mate Parlov, who lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad, who lost to Dwight Muhammad Qawi. The WBA recognised Victor Gallindez as their new champion. Gallindez lost to Mike Rossman, who lost to Marvin Johnson, who losty to Eddie Mustafa Muhammad. Michael Spinks defeated Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in 1981, then Dwight Muhammad Qawi in 1983 to re-establish lineage.

18-03-1983
Michael Spinks PTS15 Dwight Muhammad Qawi
25-11-1983
Michael Spinks TKO10 Oscar Rivadeneyra
25-02-1984
Michael Spinks PTS12 Eddie Davis
23-02-1985
Michael Spinks TKO3 David Sears
06-06-1985
Michael Spinks TKO8 Jim MacDonald

Michael Spinks vacated the light heavyweight championship after winning the heavyweight championship in September 1985.

Dennis Andries won the WBC title from JB Williamson, before losing to Hearns (in 1987), who subsequently vacated. Donny Lalonde won the vacant title, losing to Ray Leonard, who also vacated. Andries regained the title, losing, regaining, then losing again to Jeff Harding. Harding lost to Mike McCallum, who lost to Fabrice Tiozzo, who vacated in March 1997 after not defending the title for 12 months.

Marvin Johnson regained the WBA title, losing to Leslie Stewart, who lost to Virgil Hill, who lost to Thomas Hearns (in 1991), who lost to Iran Barkley. Barkley vacated, with Virgil Hill winning the vacant title.

The IBF title was won by Slobodan Kacar, who lost to Bobby Czyz, who lost to Charles Williams, who lost to Henry Maske. Maske and Hill had established themselves as the top two light heavyweights in the world before their November 1996 meeting, and Hill re-established lineage by defeating Maske.

23-11-1996
Virgil Hill PTS12 Henry Maske

13-06-1997
Dariusz Michalczewski PTS12 Virgil Hill
04-10-1997
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO7 Nicky Piper
13-12-1997
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO6 Darren Zenner
20-03-1998
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO4 Andrea Magi
19-09-1998
Dariusz Michalczewski KO8 Mark Prince
12-12-1998
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO9 Drake Thadzi
03-04-1999
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO7 Muslim Biarslanov
28-08-1999
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO4 Montell Griffin
15-04-2000
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO9 Graciano Rocchigiani
16-12-2000
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO7 Ka-Dy King
05-05-2001
Dariusz Michalczewski KO9 Alejandro Lakatos
15-12-2001
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO11 Richard Hall
20-04-2002
Dariusz Michalczewski KO2 Joey DeGrandis
14-09-2002
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO10 Richard Hall
29-03-2003
Dariusz Michalczewski KO9 Derrick Harmon

18-10-2003
Julio Cesar Gonzalez PTS12 Dariusz Michalczewski

17-01-2004
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 Julio Cesar Gonzalez
08-05-2004
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 Hugo Hernan Garay
11-09-2004
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 Alejandro Lakatos
26-02-2005
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 Hugo Hernan Garay
22-10-2005
Zsolt Erdei TKO12 Mehdi Sahnoune
06-05-2006
Zsolt Erdei TKO10 Paul Murdoch
29-07-2006
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 Thomas Ulrich
27-01-2007
Zsolt Erdei TKO8 Danny Santiago
16-06-2007
Zsolt Erdei TKO11 George Blades
24-11-2007
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 Tito Mendoza
26-04-2008
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 DeAndrey Abron
10-01-2009
Zsolt Erdei PTS12 Yuriy Barashian

Zsolt Erdei vacates the title after winning a cruiserweight title, then retiring in January 2010. The August 2010 bout between Chad Dawson and Jean Pascal, the top two contenders, re-establishes the lineage.

14-08-2010
Jean Pascal TD11 Chad Dawson
18-12-2010
Jean Pascal D12 Bernard Hopkins

21-05-2011
Bernard Hopkins PTS12 Jean Pascal

28-04-2012
Chad Dawson PTS12 Bernard Hopkins

08-06-2013
Adonis Stevenson KO1 Chad Dawson
28-09-2013
Adonis Stevenson TKO7 Tavoris Cloud
30-11-2013
Adonis Stevenson TKO6 Tony Bellew
24-05-2014
Adonis Stevenson PTS12 Andrzej Fonfara
19-12-2014
Adonis Stevenson KO5 Dmitry Sukhotskiy
04-04-2015
Adonis Stevenson PTS12 Sakio Bika
11-09-2015
Adonis Stevenson TKO3 Tommy Karpency
29-07-2016
Adonis Stevenson KO4 Thomas Williams Jr
03-06-2017
Adonis Stevenson TKO2 Andrzej Fonfara
19-05-2018
Adonis Stevenson D12 Badou Jack

01-12-2018
Oleksandr Gvozdyk KO11 Adonis Stevenson
30-03-2018
Oleksandr Gvozdyk TKO5 Doudou Ngumbu

 

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