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Dec
2018

GGG v Canelo: A full list of WBC middleweight champions

WBC 11/09/2017

We’re just a few nail biting days away from celebrating a mega fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, between WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

These two have a lot to live up to, because the history of the WBC middleweight division has produced some spellbinding fights and an incredible array of truly great world champions, who have set exceptionally high standards for the next generations.

Today we remember all the WBC middleweight monarchs, during the great green and gold bannered history of the World Boxing Council.

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The Star line up is :

1 DICK TIGER (NIGERIA) 1963
2 JOEY GIARDELLO (US) 1963 – 1965
3 DICK TIGER (NIGERIA) * 1965 – 1966
4 EMILE GRIFFITH (VIRG. ISLAND) 1966 – 1967
5 NINO BENVENUTI (ITALY) 1967
6 EMILE GRIFFITH (VIRG. ISLANDS) * 1967 – 1968
7 NINO BENVENUTI (ITALY) * 1968 – 1970
8 CARLOS MONZON (ARGENTINA) 1970 – 1974
9 RODRIGO VALDEZ (COLOMBIA) 1974 – 1976
10 CARLOS MONZON (ARGENTINA) * 1976 – 1977
11 RODRIGO VALDEZ (COLOMBIA) * 1977 – 1978
12 HUGO CORRO (ARGENTINA) 1978 – 1979
13 VITO ANTUOFERMO (ITALY) 1979 – 1980
14 ALAN MINTER (GB) 1980
15 MARVIN HAGLER (US) 1980 – 1987
16 RAY LEONARD (US) 1987
17 THOMAS HEARNS (US) 1987 – 1988
18 IRAN BARKLEY (US) 1988 – 1989
19 ROBERTO DURAN (PANAMA) 1989
20 JULIAN JACKSON (VIRG. ISLAND) 1990 – 1993
21 GERALD MCCLELLAN (US) 1993 – 1995
22 JULIAN JACKSON (VIRG. ISLANDS) * 1995
23 QUINCY TAYLOR (US) 1995 – 1996
24 KEITH HOLMES (US) 1996 – 1998
25 HASSINE CHERIFI (FRANCE) 1998 – 1999
26 KEITH HOLMES (US) * 1999 – 2001
27 BERNARD HOPKINS (US) 2001 – 2005
28 JERMAIN TAYLOR (US) 2005 -2007
29 KELLY PAVLIK (US) 2007 – 2010
30 SEBASTIAN ZBIK (GERMANY) INTERIM 2009 – 2011
31 SERGIO GABRIEL MARTINEZ (ARGENTINA) 2010
32 JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. (MEXICO) 2011 – 2012
33 SERGIO GABRIEL MARTINEZ (ARGENTINA) * 2012 – 2014
34 MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO (MEXICO) INTERIM 2014
35 GENNADY GOLOVKIN (KAZAKHSTAN) INTERIM 2014 – 2016
36 MIGUEL COTTO (P. RICO) 2014 – 2015
37 SAUL ALVAREZ (MEXICO) 2015 – 2016
38 GENNADY GOLOVKIN (KAZAKHSTAN) * 2016 – *

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