Who Held the Most Multiple Titles in the History of Boxing?

by Ken Hissner: Two boxers who was held titles in the most divisions for one Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya39-6 (30), of East LA, CA, with six, who won the WBO Super featherweight title stopping Jimmi Bredahl, 16-0, of Denmark in 10 rounds in March of 1994.

He won the WBO lightweight title, knocking out Jorge “El Maromero” Paez, 53-6-4, of Mexico, in July of 1994. He won the WBC Super Lightweight title defeating Julio “JC” Cesar Chavez, 96-1-1 , of Mexico, in June of 1996.

He won the WBC Welterweight title defeating Pernell Whitaker, 40-1-1, of the Norfolk, VA, in April of 1997. He won the WBC Super welterweight title defeating Javier Castillejo, 51-4, of Spain, in June of 2001. He won the WBO Middleweight title defeating Felix Sturm, 20-0, of Germany, in June of 2004.

The other who was held titles in six divisions Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, 62-8-2 (39), of General Santos City, Philippines. He won the WBC Flyweight title knocking out Chatchai Sasakul, 32-1-1, of Thailand, in December of 1998. He won the IBF Super Bantamweight title, stopping Lehlo Ledwaba, 33-1-1, of South Africa, in June of 2001.

He won the WBC Super featherweight title, stopping Hector Velazquez, 42-10-2, of Mexico, in September of 2005. He won the WBC Lightweight title, stopping David Diaz, 34-1-1, of Chicago, Illinois, in June of 2008. He won the WBO Welterweight title, defeating Miguel Cotto, 34-1, of Puerto Rico, in November of 2009. He won the WBC Super welterweight title, defeating Antonio Margarito, 38-6, of Mexico, in November 2010.

Two who held titles in five divisions were Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns, 61-5-1 (48), or Detroit. MI, who won the WBA Welterweight title by stopping Pipino Cuevas, 27-6, of Mexico, in August of 1990. He won the WBC Super welterweight title defeating Wilfred Benitez, 44-1-1, of Puerto Rico, in December of 1982 He won the WBC Light heavyweight title, stopping Dennis “The Hackney Rock” Andries, 28-6-2, of the UK, in March of 1987. He won the WBC Middleweight title knocking out Juan Roldan, 65-3-2, of Argentina, in October of 1987. He won the WBO Super Middleweight title defeating James Kinchen, 44-4-2, of San Diego, CA, in November of 1988.

The other was “Sugar” Ray Leonard36-3-1 (25), of Palmer Park, MD, who won the WBC Welterweight title defeating Wilfred Benitez, 38-0-1, of Puerto Rico, in November of 1979. He won the WBA Super welterweight title, stopping Ayub Kalule, 36-0, of Denmark, in June of 1981. He won the WBC Middleweight title defeating Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 62-2-2, Brockton, MASS, in April of 1987. He won the WBC Super Middleweight and light heavyweight titles stopping Donny Lalonde, 31-2, Canada, in November 1988.

Winning titles in four divisions were Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran103-16 (70), of Panama, who won the WBA Lightweight title stopping Ken Buchanan, of Scotland, in June of 1972. He won the WBC Welterweight title defeating “Sugar” Ray Leonard, 27-0, Palmer Park, MD , in June of 1980. He won the WBA Super Welterweight title, stopping Davey Moore, 12-0, of Bronx, NY, in June of 1983. He won the WBC Middleweight title defeating Iran Barkley, 25-4, Bronx, NY, in February or 1989.

Also winning in four divisions was Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker40-4-1 (17), of Norfolk, NY, who won the IBF Lightweight title defeating Greg Haugen, 23-1, Seattle, WA, in February of 1989. He won the IBF Super Lightweight title defeating Rafael Pineda, 28 -1, of Colombia, in July of 1982. He won the WBC Welterweight title defeating Buddy McGirt, 59-2-1, of Brentwood, NY, in March of 1993. He won the WBA Super Welterweight title defeating Julio Cesar Vasquez, 53 -1, or Argentina, in March of 1995.

Another winning in four divisions was Roy Jones, Jr., 66-9 (47), of Pensacola, FL, who won the IBF Middleweight title, defeating Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, 22-1, of Hockessin, DE, in May of 1993. He won the IBF Super Middleweight title defeating James “Lights Out” Toney, 44-0-2, of Sherman Oaks, CA, in November of 1994. He won the WBC Light Heavyweight title, stopping Montell “Ice” Griffin, 27-0, of Chicago, Illinois. He won the WBA Heavyweight title defeating John “The Quiet Man” Ruiz, 38-4-1, of Chelsea, MASS.

Also winning in four divisions is Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 57-1-2 (39), of Guadalajara, Mexico, who won the WBC Super Welterweight title, defeating Matthew “Majic” Hilton of the UK. He won the WBC Middleweight title defeating Miguel Cotto, 40-4, of Puerto Rico, in November 2015. He re-won the WBC adding the WBA and IBO titles defeating Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin, 38-0-1, of Kazakhstan. He won the WBA Super Middleweight title, stopping Rocky Fielding, 27-1, of UAE, in December of 2018. He won the WBO Light Heavyweight title stopping Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 34-3-1, of Russia, in November of 2019.

Winning in three divisions is Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez, 53-8-1 (31), or San Juan, Puerto Rico, who won the WBA Super Lightweight title, defeating Antonio “Kid Pambele” Cervantes, 50-9-1, of Colombia. He won the WBC Welterweight title defeating Carlos “King” Palomino, of LA, CA, in January of 1979. He won the Super Welterweight title, stopping Maurice Hope, 30-2-1, of the UK.

Also winning three areas Alexis “Thin Man” Arguello, 77-8, or Managua, Nicaragua. He won the WBA Featherweight title, stopping Ruben “El Puas” Olivares, 78-4-1, of Mexico. He won the WBC Super Featherweight title, stopping Alfredo “Petro” Escalera, 40-7-2, of Puerto Rico. He won the WBC Lightweight title defeating Jim Watt, 38-7, of the UK.

Also winning three was Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez, 44-3-1 (42), or Las Monjas, Puerto Rico. He won the WBC Super Bantamweight title, stopping Dong Kyun Yum, 50-2-6, of South Korea. He won the WBC Featherweight title defeating Juan Laporte, 24-4, of Puerto Rico, in March of 1984. He won the WBA Super Featherweight title defeating Rocky Lockridge, 36-3, of Tacoma, WA.

Also winning three was Jeff “Marrickville Mauler” Fenech, or Marrickville, South Wales, Australia, 29-3-1 (21). He won the IBF Bantamweight title, stopping Satoshi Shingaki, 8-2-1, of Japan, in August of 1985. He won the Super Bantamweight title, stopping Samart “Tiptamai” Payakroon, 14-0, of Thailand, in May of 1987 He won the WBC Featherweight title, stopping Victor “Luvi” Callejas, 25-1, of Puerto Rico, in March of 1988.

Also winning three was Julio “JC” Cesar Chavez, 107-6-2 (85), or Culiacan, Mexico. He won the WBC Super Featherweight title, stopping Mario “Azabache” Martinez, 33-1-2, of Mexico, in September of 1984. He won the WBA Lightweight title, stopping Edwin “Chapo” Rosario, 31-2, of Puerto Rico . He won the WBC Lightweight title defeating Jose “El Zurdo” Ramirez, 101-6, of Mexico, in October of 1988. He won the WBC Light Welterweight title, stopping Roger “Black Mamba” Mayweather, 34-5, of Las Vegas, NV, in May of 1989.

Also winning three was Mike “Bodysnatcher” McCallum49-5-1, of New York, NY, who won the WBA Super Welterweight title defeating Sean Mannion, 29-5-1, in October 1984. He won the WBA Middleweight title Herol “Bomber” Graham, 41-1, of the UK, in May of 1989. He won the WBC Light Heavyweight title defeating Jeff “Hit Man” Harding, 23-1, of Australia, in July of 1994.

Only undisputed champions were three, holding the Heavyweight, Middleweight, and Light Heavyweight titles was Bob “Ruby” Fitzsimmons61-8-4 (57), or Tamaru, New Zealand.

Also holding the Featherweight, Welterweight, and Lightweight titles was Henry “Homicide Hank” Armstrong149-21-10 (99), or LA, CA.

Also holding the Featherweight, Lightweight, and Junior Welterweight titles were Tony Canzonic137-24-10, or New York, NY.

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