Bantamweight World/Lineal Champions (118lbs)

Pete Herman (17/7/1919 – 22/12/1920)

Herman received universal recognition after beating all before him at the weight 
Joe Lynch (22/12/1920 – 25/7/1921)
Pete Herman (25/7/1921 – 23/9/1921)
Johnny Buff (23/9/1921 – 10/7/1922)
Joe Lynch (10/7/1922 – 21/3/1924)
Abe Goldstein (21/3/1924 – 19/12/1924)
Eddie Martin (19/12/1924 – 20/3/1925)
Charley Phil Rosenberg (20/3/1925 – 4/2/1927)

Rosenberg moved up in weight
Panama Al Brown (8/2/1930 – 1/6/1935)

Brown unified the NBA/NY titles when beating Johnny Erickson 
Baltasar Sangchilli (1/6/1935 – 29/6/1936)
Tony Marino (29/6/1936 – 31/8/1936)
Sixto Escobar (31/8/1936 – 23/9/1937)
Harry Jeffra (23/9/1937 – 20/2/1938)
Sixto Escobar (20/2/1938 – 27/10/1939)

Escobar moved up in weight
Lou Salica (24/9/1940 – 7/8/1942)

Salica unified the world title when defeating Georgie Pace 
Manuel Ortiz (7/8/1942 – 6/1/1947)
Harold Dade (6/1/1947 – 11/3/1947)
Manuel Ortiz (11/3/1947 – 31/5/1950)
Vic Toweel (31/5/1950 – 15/11/1952)
Jimmy Carruthers (15/11/1952 – 3/5/1954)

Carruthers retired
Robert Cohen (19/9/1954 – 29/6/1956)

Cohen (1) beat Chamroen Songkitrat (2)
Mario D’Agata (29/6/1956 – 1/4/1957)
Alphonse Halimi (1/4/1957 – 8/7/1959)
Joe Becerra (8/7/1959 – 30/8/1960)

Becerra retired
Eder Jofre (18/1/1962 – 18/5/1965)

Jofre (1) beat Johnny Caldwell (2) 
Fighting Harada (18/5/1965 – 27/2/1968)
Lionel Rose (27/2/1968 – 22/8/1969)
Ruben Olivares (22/8/1969 – 16/10/1970)
Chuchu Castillo (16/10/1970 – 2/4/1971)
Ruben Olivares (2/4/1971 – 19/3/1972)
Rafael Herrera (19/3/1972 – 29/7/1972)
Enrique Pinder (29/7/1972 – 20/1/1973)
Romeo Anaya (20/1/1973 – 3/11/1973)
Arnold Taylor (3/11/1973 – 3/7/1974)
Soo-Hwan Hong (3/7/1974 – 14/3/1975)
Alfonso Zamora (14/3/1975 – 19/11/1977)
Jorge Lujan (19/11/1977 – 29/8/1980)
Julian Solis (29/8/1980 – 14/11/1980)
Jeff Chandler (14/11/1980 – 7/4/1984)
Richie Sandoval (7/4/1984 – 10/3/1986)
Gaby Canizales (10/3/1986 – 4/6/1986)
Bernardo Pinango (4/6/1986 – 15/3/1987)

Pinango moved up in weight
Raul Perez (22/1/1990 – 25/2/1991)

Perez (1) beat Orlando Canizales (2) 
Greg Richardson (25/2/1991 – 19/9/1991)
Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (19/9/1991 – 17/9/1992)
Victor Rabanales (17/9/1992 – 28/3/1993)
Jung-Il Byun (28/3/1993 – 23/12/1993)
Yasuei Yakushiji (23/12/1993 – 30/7/1995)
Wayne McCullough (30/7/1995 – 11/1/1997)

McCullough moved up in weight
Rafael Marquez (15/2/2003 – 16/3/2007) 

Marquez (4) beat Tim Austin (1)
Marquez moved up in weight

Fernando Montiel (30/4/2010 - 19/2/2011)

Montiel unified the WBC/WBO titles when beating Hozumi Hasegawa

Nonito Donaire (19/2/2011 – 24/11/2011)

Donaire moved up in weight
Anselmo Moreno (3/12/2011 – 26/9/2014)

Moreno (1) beat Vic Darchinyan (4). Nonito Donaire had already moved up in weight on 24 November
Juan Carlos Payano (26/9/2014 – 18/6/2016)
Rau’shee Warren (18/6/2016 – 10/2/2017)
Zhanat Zhakiyanov (10/2/2017 – 21/10/2017)

Ryan Burnett (21/10/2017 – 3/11/2018)

Nonito Donaire (3/11/2018 – 7/11/2019)

Naoya Inoue (7/11/2019  –