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Last updated on 2016/09/13

World Welterweight Title
[Indiana / Illinois / Wisconsin / Kentucky]

Peter Schumacher 1895/04<
Herbert Hale 1895/04/15 Indianapolis, IN
Still champion as of 95/08/31; also billed as American Title.
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Samuel Murbarger 1902/03<
Claims the title in Indianapolis, IN.
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Harvey Parker 1901/06<
Alexander Swanson 1903/12/03 New York, NY
Al Ackerman 1906/10/30 Lima, OH
Still champion as of 06/12/03.
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Walter Evans 1912/02/12
Defeats Tom Rolewicz and is recognized in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
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Billy Schober 1913/11/10<
Still/again champion as of 15/11/17 and 16/07/05; Eddie O'Connell also claims the title as of 16/02/25; Johnny Myers is also billed as champion as of 16/01/17.
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Walter Evans [2] 1917/03/28<
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George Roumas 1917/11/15<
Recognzied in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin; still champion as of 19/01/25.
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Otto Suter 1919/02<  
Chris Jordan 1919/02/22 Chicago, IL
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Matty Matsuda 1919/07<  
Billy Trout 1919/07/21 Kokomo, IN
Matty Matsuda [2] 1919/10/09 Anderson, IN
Jack Reynolds 1919/12/30 Cedar Rapids, IA
Still champion as of 20/02/21.
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Billy Schober [2] 1920/05/19<  
Jack Pappas is billed as champion in Muscatine, IA as of 20/06/18.
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Matty Matsuda [3] 1920/10/23<  
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Walter Evans [3] 1921/01/18<
Billed as champion in Decatur, IN; still champion as of 21/02/18.
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Jack Reynolds [2] 1921/12/09<  
Matty Matsuda [3] 1924/06/17 Indianapolis, IN
Jack Reynolds [3] 1924/07/14 Indianapolis, IN
Tommy Record 1925/03/05 Indianapolis, IN
Jack Reynolds [4] 1925/03/18 Columbus, OH
Bert Willard 1927/08/17 Columbus, OH
Jack Reynolds [5] 1927/09/07 Columbus, OH
Bobby Chick 1928/03 Louisville, KY
Jack Reynolds [6] 1928/05/23 Columbus, OH
Recognized by National Boxing Association after defeating Charlie Grip on 30/02/21 in Cincinnati, OH; vacates on 30/03/22.
Jack Reynolds [7] 1930/04/12
Reinstated by NBA president Stanley Isaacs on 30/04/12.
Lord Lansdowne Finnegan 1935/01/31 San Francisco, CA
Jack Reynolds [8] 1935/05/03 Louisville, KY
Recognized as champion at the NBA & NWA joint annual convention on 35/09/17; Emil Barbola defeats Reynolds on 37/05/26 in Menasha, WI and takes the belt despite being over-weight (Reynolds may defeat Barbola in rematch); Reynolds attempts to vacate the title in 37 in order to move up to heavier weight division but continues to be recognized by the NWA.
Scotty Williams 1938/02/17 Louisville, KY
Defeats Johnny Stote in tournament final and is awarded the belt by Jack Reynolds, who continues to be recognized by the NWA; still recognized as of 40/07/23; vacates in 41 when Williams can no longer maintain the weight limit.