Heavyweight Boxing Champions

Can you name the men who have been named World Heavyweight Champion?
Includes titles from the four main governing bodies - WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO
Doesn't include WBA "regular" champions if there is also a "super" champion
Through 2 January 2022
Quiz by Dave2001
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Last updated: January 2, 2022
First submittedSeptember 26, 2013
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Years
Boxer
1885–1892
John L. Sullivan
1892–1897
James J. Corbett
1897–1899
Bob Fitzsimmons
1899–1905
James J. Jeffries
1905–1906
Marvin Hart
1906–1908
Tommy Burns
1908–1915
Jack Johnson
1915–1919
Jess Willard
1919–1926
Jack Dempsey
1926–1928
Gene Tunney
1930–1932
Max Schmeling
1932–1933
Jack Sharkey
1933–1934
Primo Carnera
1934–1935
Max Baer
1935–1937
James J. Braddock
1937–1949
Joe Louis
1949–1951
Ezzard Charles
1950–1951
Lee Savold
1951–1952
Jersey Joe Walcott
1952–1956
Rocky Marciano
1956–1962
Floyd Patterson
1959–1960
Ingemar Johansson
1962–1964
Sonny Liston
1964–1967, 1974–1979
Muhammad Ali
1965–1967
Ernie Terrell
1968–1973
Joe Frazier
1968–1970
Jimmy Ellis
1973–1974, 1994–1995
George Foreman
1978
Leon Spinks
1978
Ken Norton
1978–1985
Larry Holmes
1979–1980
John Tate
1980–1982
Mike Weaver
1982–1983
Michael Dokes
1983–1984
Gerrie Coetzee
1984, 1986
Tim Witherspoon
1984–1986
Pinklon Thomas
1984–1985
Greg Page
1985–1986
Tony Tubbs
1985–1987
Michael Spinks
1985–1986
Trevor Berbick
1986–1990, 1996
Mike Tyson
Years
Boxer
1986–1987
James "Bonecrusher"
Smith
1987
Tony Tucker
1989–1991
Francesco Damiani
1990
Buster Douglas
1990–1992, 1996–2001
Evander Holyfield
1991
Ray Mercer
1992–1994, 1996–1997
Michael Moorer
1992–1993, 1995–1996
Riddick Bowe
1992–1994, 1997–2004
Lennox Lewis
1993
Tommy Morrison
1993–1994
Michael Bentt
1994–1995, 1997–1999
Herbie Hide
1994–1995
Oliver McCall
1995–1996
Bruce Seldon
1995–1996
Frank Bruno
1995–1996
Francois Botha
1996–1997
Henry Akinwande
1999–2000, 2004–2005,
2008–2013
Vitali Klitschko
2000, 2002–2006
Chrys Byrd
2002–2003, 2006–2011
Wladimir Klitschko
2001–2005
John Ruiz
2001–2003, 2005–2006
Hasim Rahman
2003–2004
Roy Jones Jr.
2003
Corrie Sanders
2004–2006
Lamon Brewster
2005–2009
Nikolai Valuev
2006
Siarhei Liakhovich
2006–2008
Oleg Maskaev
2006–2007
Shannon Briggs
2007–2009
Ruslan Chagaev
2007–2008
Sultan Ibragimov
2008
Samuel Peter
2009–2011
David Haye
2014–2015
Bermane Stiverne
2015–2020
Deontay Wilder
2016
Charles Martin
2016–2018
Joseph Parker
2019
Andy Ruiz Jr.
2016–2019, 2019–2021
Anthony Joshua
2015–2016, 2020–
Tyson Fury
2021–
Trevor Bryan
2021–
Oleksandr Usyk
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Level 63
Aug 6, 2015
Great quiz! Thank you!
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2021
Is it really great to support this so-called "sport" in which the objective is to inflict serious injury on your opponent?
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Level 44
Jan 9, 2022
bruh what
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Level 66
Jan 11, 2022
Don’t watch the Running Man. Too spicy for you.
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Level 58
Jan 14, 2022
There are reports that there is a bad oyster within a three-mile radius...
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Level 44
Feb 4, 2017
I got 3 right ones in the Hangover, one makes grills, and one stings like a bee.
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Level 62
Jan 31, 2018
Everyrhing looked nice until 1960's with only one version and only one possible champion...1978 there were 4 champions...ridiculous
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2018
I got Balboa but can't believe I missed Drago.
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Level 88
Aug 13, 2019
Missing Francois Botha, IBF champion for a brief period in 1995-96.
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Level ∞
Jan 30, 2020
Added, thanks
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Level 43
Jan 31, 2020
Actually, Botha is not officially recognized as champ by the IBF as the bout's result when he "won" the IBF title was changed to no contest so technically he should not be here. Also, Lee Savold was not recognized by any of the serious sanctioning bodies either...
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2020
Boxing has been a joke for years.
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Level 56
Feb 23, 2020
Here's a fun fact. Max Baer, the champion from 34-35. His son played Jethro Bodine in The Beverly Hillbillies.
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Level 23
May 20, 2021
What's with Alexander Povetkin?
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Level 57
Oct 14, 2021
Awesome quiz, could you update to include Usyk please?
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Level 83
Jan 3, 2022
Thanks for this. Great quiz. Got 42 out of the first 52. After that, big ol' gaps. No idea who most of the champions are from the last fifteen or so years.
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Level 79
Jan 4, 2022
How about accepting the English spelling of Klichko?
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Level 66
Jan 11, 2022
Fun fact, the only Canadian heavyweight boxing champion is Tommy Burns. You can watch some of his fights on YouTube because boxing was so popular that title bouts were often recorded as early as about 1900.
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2022
And Lennox Lewis, according to some
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Level 45
Jan 11, 2022
Crikey, I'd never heard of the one 2021 champ. I assumed one boxer had three belts, the other one and that was the lot, not that there was another WBA belt.
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2022
What about 2007, Reverend and the Makers?
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Level 81
Jan 12, 2022
You forgot Clubber Lang.