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Last updated on 2017/08/27

World Light Heavyweight Title
[Northwest branches]

Charles Olson 1909/01/04 Chicago, IL
Defeats Fred Beell for the title; recognized as "undisputed" champion as of 09/06/29 in Montana, Oregon, and Washington; still champion in the northwest as of 09/08/14.
John Berg 1911/12/29 Portland, OR
Defeats William Demetral to be recognized as United States champion and starts claiming the World Title; also billed as American champion and Pacific Coast champion in Pacific Northwest.
Fred Beell 1912/03/29 Portland, OR
Still/again champion in Ogden, UT as of 14/06/02; listed as former champion as of 15/10/31 (Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, MT, 15/10/31).
Mike Yokel [2] 1914/06/18 Salt Lake City, UT
Ad Santel 1917/03/26<  
Still champion as of 17/11/19.
John Berg [2] 1918/05/01<  
Starts claiming the title by disputing Santel's claim for not making the 170lb limit.
Jack Harbertson 1918/05/21 Ogden, UT
Ad Santel [2] 1919/01/08 Ogden, UT
Still/again champion in Portland, OR as of 22/04/21; recognized in Washington at least until 27/03; loses to Clarence Eklund in a tournament on 28/11/20 in Melbourne, AUS (see below).

Pete Sauer 1922/10/09 Santa Paula, CA
Defeats title claimant Clarence Eklund.
Ted Thye 1923/01/24 Portland, OR
Billy Edwards 1924/04/02 Portland, OR
Ted Thye [2] 1924/06/06 Portland, OR
Al Karasick 1925/12/25 Portland, OR
Mike Yokel [2] 1926/01/13 Portland, OR
Billy Meeske defeats Yokel on 16/01/15 in Spokane, WA but is not awarded the title when due to exceeding the weight limit.
Billy Meeske 1926/02/03 Portland, OR
Billy Edwards [2] 1926/02/24 Portland, OR
John Kilonis 1926/03/26 Portland, OR
Ted Thye [3] 1926/03/31 Portland, OR
Defeats another claimant Clarence Eklund on 26/02/10 in Columbus, OH.
Clarence Eklund 1926/05/12 Portland, OR
Wins tournament on 28/11/20 in Melbourne, AUS to become the undisputed world light heavyweight champion, defeating Thye in the final and Ad Santel in earlier round ; vacates in 30 when Eklund declines invitation to participate in tournament sponsored by the National Boxing Association and retires as champion.

* See National Wrestling Association World Light Heavyweight Title.