Most lineal World Heavyweight championship wins
Muhammad Ali
3 total number
United States (New Orleans)

The most lineal World Heavyweight championship wins is three, achieved by Muhammad Ali (USA), at the Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on 15 September 1978.

Ali's first World Heavyweight Championship win came when he defeated Sonny Liston in 1964. Ali regained his title against George Foreman in the 1974 bout "The Rumble in the Jungle". The final championship win came against Leon Spinks in 1978 - Spinks won the first match in February with a shock points win but Ali revenged this defeat seven months later in a rematch beating Spinks on points to become the first boxer to become heavyweight champion of the world for a third time.