Featherweight World/Lineal Champions (126lbs)

Eugene Criqui (2/6/1923 – 26/7/1923)

Criqui unified the IBU/WBA titles on beating Johnny Kilbane
Johnny Dundee (26/7/1923 – 20/8/1924)
Dundee moved up in weight
Louis Kid Kaplan (18/12/1925 – 7/7/1926)

Kaplan unified the title on beating Babe Herman
Kaplan moved up in weight
Tony Canzoneri (10/2/1928 – 28/9/1928)

Canzoneri unified the world title when beating Benny Bass
Andre Routis (28/9/1928 – 23/9/1929)
Battling Battalino (23/9/1929 – 27/1/1932)

Battalino moved up in weight
Kid Chocolate (19/5/33 – 17/2/1934)

Chocolate (1) beat Seaman Tommy Watson (2)
Chocolate moved up in weight 
Freddie Miller (20/9/1934 – 11/5/1936)

Miller (1) beat Nel Tarleton (2)
Petey Sarron (11/5/1936 – 29/10/1937)
Henry Armstrong (29/10/1937 – 13/9/1938)

Armstrong moved up in weight
Joey Archibald (18/4/1939 – 20/5/1940)

Archibald unified the world title when defeating Leo Rodak
Harry Jeffra (20/5/1940 – 12/5/1941)
Joey Archibald (12/5/1941 – 11/9/1941)
Chalky Wright (11/9/1941 – 20/11/1942)
Willie Pep (20/11/1942 – 29/10/1948)
Sandy Saddler (29/10/1948 – 11/2/1949)
Willie Pep (11/2/49 – 8/9/1950)
Sandy Saddler (8/9/1950 – 21/1/1957)

Saddler retired
Hogan Kid Bassey (24/6/57 – 18/3/1959)

Bassey (2) beat Cherif Hamia (1)
Davey Moore (18/3/59 – 21/3/1963)
Sugar Ramos (21/3/1963 – 26/9/1964)
Vicente Saldivar (26/9/1964 – 14/10/1967)

Saldivar retired, only to come back and regain his old title 
Johnny Famechon (21/1/1969 – 9/5/1970)

Famechon (2) beat Jose Legra (1) 
Vicente Saldivar (9/5/1970 – 11/12/1970)
Kuniaki Shibata (11/12/1970 – 19/5/1972)
Clemente Sanchez (19/5/1972 – 16/12/1972)
Jose Legra (16/12/1972 – 5/5/1973) 
Eder Jofre (5/5/1973 – 17/6/1974)

Jofre moved up in weight
Ruben Olivares (20/6/1975 – 20/9/1975)

Olivares (3) beat Chacon (1)
David Kotey (20/9/1975 – 6/11/1976)
Danny Lopez (6/11/1976 – 2/2/1980)
Salvador Sanchez (2/2/1980 – 12/8/1982)

Sanchez died
Eusebio Pedroza (24/4/1983 – 8/6/1985)

Pedroza (1) beat Rocky Lockridge (4) 
Barry McGuigan (8/6/1985 – 23/6/1986)
Steve Cruz (23/6/1986 – 6/3/1987)
Antonio Esparragoza (6/3/1987 – 30/3/1991)
Young-Kyun Park (30/3/1991 – 4/12/1993)
Eloy Rojas (4/12/1993 – 18/5/1996)
Wilfredo Vazquez (18/5/1996 – 18/4/1998)
Naseem Hamed (18/4/1998 – 7/4/2001)
Marco Antonio Barrera (7/4/2001 – 15/11/2003)
Manny Pacquiao (15/11/2003 – 19/3/2005)

Pacquiao moved up in weight 
Juan Manuel Marquez (19/3/2005 – 4/3/2006)

Marquez had earlier unified the IBF/WBA titles
Chris John (4/3/2006 – 6/12/2013)
Simpiwe Vetyeka (6/12/2013 – 31/5/2014)
Nonito Donaire (31/5/2014 – 18/10/2014)
Nicholas Walters (18/10/2014 – 12/6/2015)

Walters moved up in weight 
Leo Santa Cruz (28/1/2017 – 

Santa Cruz (3) beat Carl Frampton (2) BNews. The Ring's number one, Gary Russell, had not met a top-ten man for 22 months

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