Championship Fights

Super Middleweight

The super middleweight division was established by the IBF in 1984, then by the WBA in 1987 with the WBC recognising the division in 1988. Murray Sutherland won the first-ever IBF super middleweight title fight. Chong Pal Park won the IBF title from Sutherland, then the newly created WBA title in 1987.

28-03-1984
Murray Sutherland PTS15 Ernie Singletary

22-07-1984
Chong Pal Park KO11 Murray Sutherland
02-01-1985
Chong Pal Park KO2 Roy Gumbs
30-06-1985
Chong Pal Park PTS15 Vinnie Curto
11-04-1986
Chong Pal Park KO15 Vinnie Curto
14-09-1986
Chong Pal Park PTS15 Marvin Mack
25-01-1987
Chong Pal Park TKO15 Doug Sam
03-05-1987
Chong Pal Park PTS15 Lindell Holmes
26-07-1987
Chong Pal Park TKO4 Emmanuel Otti
06-12-1987
Chong Pal Park TKO2 Jesus Gallardo
01-03-1988
Chong Pal Park KO5 Polly Pasireron

23-05-1988
Fulgencio Obelmejias PTS12 Chong Pal Park

28-05-1988
In Chul Baek TKO11 Fulgencio Obelmejias
08-10-1988
In Chul Baek TKO11 Ron Essett
13-01-1990
In Chul Baek TKO7 Yoshiaki Tajima

30-03-1990
Christophe Tiozzo TKO6 In Chul Baek
20-07-1990
Christophe Tiozzo TKO8 Paul Whittaker
23-11-1990
Christophe Tiozzo TKO2 Dan Morgan

05-04-1991
Victor Cordoba TKO9 Christophe Tiozzo
13-12-1991
Victor Cordoba TKO11 Vincenzo Nardiello

12-09-1992
Michael Nunn PTS12 Victor Cordoba
30-01-1993
Michael Nunn PTS12 Victor Cordoba
20-02-1993
Michael Nunn KO1 Dan Morgan
23-04-1993
Michael Nunn TKO6 Crawford Ashley
18-12-1993
Michael Nunn PTS12 Merqui Sosa

26-02-1994
Steve Little PTS12 Michael Nunn

12-08-1994
Frankie Liles PTS12 Steve Little
17-12-1994
Frankie Liles PTS12 Michael Nunn
27-05-1995
Frankie Liles PTS12 Frederic Seillier
09-12-1995
Frankie Liles PTS12 Mauricio Amaral
08-06-1996
Frankie Liles TKO3 Tim Littles
19-04-1997
Frankie Liles TKO5 Segundo Mercado
19-07-1997
Frankie Liles PTS12 Jaffa Ballogou
03-04-1998
Frankie Liles PTS12 Andrey Shkalikov

12-06-1999
Byron Mitchell TKO11 Frankie Liles
11-12-1999
Byron Mitchell D12 Bruno Girard

08-04-2000
Bruno Girard PTS12 Byron Mitchell
16-09-2000
Bruno Girard PTS12 Manny Siaca

Girard was stripped of the WBA title for refusing a rematch with Siaca, and he never fought at super middleweight again. Mitchell reclaimed the WBA title with a win over Manny Siaca, eventually losing to long-time IBF titlist Sven Ottke. Ottke retired in 2004 and Joe Calzaghe, the long-time WBO titlist, unified with the new titlist Jeff Lacy in 2006. Mikkel Kessler took the WBA regular title from Manny Siaca, before unifying with WBC titleholder Markus Beyer. Calzaghe beat Kessler for the lineal championship.

03-11-2007
Joe Calzaghe PTS12 Mikkel Kessler

Calzaghe vacated in 2008 after a pair of wins at light heavyweight over Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jnr, before retiring. Andre Ward and Carl Froch established themselves as the top two contenders in the division between 2009-2011. Ward re-establishes lineage with his win over Froch.

17-12-2011
Andre Ward PTS12 Carl Froch
08-09-2012
Andre Ward TKO10 Chad Dawson
16-11-2013
Andre Ward PTS12 Edwin Rodriguez

Ward vacates the championship after moving to light heavyweight in June 2015.

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