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Lightweight

Lightweight is a weight class in the sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts and rowing.

Contents

  • Boxing 1
    • Professional boxing 1.1
      • Professional Champions 1.1.1
    • Amateur boxing 1.2
      • Olympic Champions 1.2.1
      • Pan American Champions 1.2.2
  • Kickboxing 2
  • Mixed martial arts 3
  • Rowing 4
  • References 5

Boxing

Professional boxing

The lightweight division is over 130 pounds (59 kilograms) and up to 135 pounds (61 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. Notable lightweight boxers include Alexis Argüello, Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Artur Grigorian, Joe Gans, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Ángel González, Carlos Ortiz, Edwin Valero, Pernell Whitaker, and Ike Williams.

WBO title.

Professional Champions

Current Champions
Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA April 9, 2015 Darleys Pérez 32-1-1 (20 KO) 1
WBC December 30, 2014 Jorge Linares 40-3 (27 KO) 2
IBF vacant
WBO July 11, 2015 Terry Flanagan 29-0 (12 KO) 1

Amateur boxing

Kickboxing

International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) Lightweight (Pro & Amateur) 127.1 lb - 132 lb or 57.77 kg - 60 kg. Women's divisions also use this weight class, but usually at a lower weight than the men's divisions. In Glory promotion, a lightweight division is up to 70 kg (154 lb).[1]

Mixed martial arts

In MMA, the lightweight division is from 146 lb (66 kg) to 155 lb (70 kg).

Rowing

Lightweight rowing was a category entered into the Olympic sport, originally due to countries of smaller stature competing with an unfair disadvantage, as rowing favors the taller athlete who has more leverage.

Current Olympic class lightweight events in rowing are a men's lightweight Coxless Four and Double Scull, and a women's lightweight Double Scull.

References

  1. ^ OFFICIAL GLORY RANKING
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