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Last updated on 2017/06/01

worn by Rex Monley
World Light Heavyweight Title
[Tennessee / Alabama]

* MWA World Title was recognized until 1933.
NWA World Title was recognized for the rest of the 1930s.

George Becker 1940/06
Billed as champion as of 40/06/04 upon arrival to Jackson, MS; billed as having defeated Bill Weidner for the title (Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS, 40/06/26).
Rex Mobley 1940/08/30 Jackson, MS
Some reports have Mobley allegedly defeating Jimmy Hefner for the title in New Orleans, LA on this date.
Jack Curtis 1942/01/12 Birmingham, AL
Mike Chacoma 1942/03/23 Birmingham, AL
In Mississippi and Northern Louisiana, Curtis is awarded the title back sometime between 42/06/04 and 42/09/10 after Chacoma "twice ran out on scheduled title bouts with Jack"; billed as World Junior Heavyweight Champion in Southern Louisiana; title may be inactive after 44/12 when Chacoma joins the US Coast Guard.
Tex Riley 1946/11/11 Birmingham, AL
Title change officially approved on 46/11/20; held up after a controversial match against Mike Chacoma on 47/01/30 in Nashville, TN.
Mike Chacoma [2] 1947/02/13 Nashville, TN
Defeats Riley in rematch.
Tarzan White 1948/01/19 Birmingham, AL
Tex Riley [2] 1948/05/24 Birmingham, AL
Chick Garibaldi 1948/06 New Orleans, LA *
"Three months ago" (The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, 48/09/28); loses to the Atomic Blond on 48/09/13 in Birmingham, AL but continues to be recognized in Nashville, TN.
Tex Riley [3] 1948/09/28 Nashville, TN
Listed as a former champion as of 48/11/30.
Don Keene 1949/03/17< New Orleans, LA *
Holds World Junior Heavyweight Title in Louisiana, recognized as World Light Heavyweight Champion in Nashville, TN for having defeated Atomic Blond; still champion in Dothan, AL as of 49/09/26; former champion as of 49/10/09.

* See World Junior Heavyweight Title (Louisiana).