Lightweight

Lightweight is a weight class in combat sports and rowing.

BoxingEdit

Professional boxingEdit

The lightweight division is over 130 pounds (59 kilograms) and up to 135 pounds (61.2 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. Notable lightweight boxers include Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Joe Gans, Artur Grigorian, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Ángel González, Carlos Ortiz, Katie Taylor, Edwin Valero, Pernell Whitaker, Manny Pacquiao, and Ike Williams.

Current world championsEdit

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses Beaten opponents
WBA (Super) May 12, 2018   Vasyl Lomachenko 14–1 (10 KO) 3 3
WBC October 23, 2019   Devin Haney 24–0 (15 KO) 1 1
IBF December 14, 2019   Teófimo López 15–0 (12 KO) 0 0
WBO December 8, 2018   Vasyl Lomachenko 14–1 (10 KO) 2 2

Current The Ring world rankingsEdit

As of August 9, 2020.[1]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C   Vasyl Lomachenko 14–1 (10 KO) WBA, WBO
1   Teófimo López 15–0 (12 KO) IBF
2   Devin Haney 24–0 (15 KO) WBC
3   Richard Commey 29–3 (26 KO)
4   Luke Campbell 20–3 (16 KO)
5   Ryan García 20–0 (17 KO)
6   Robert Easter Jr. 22–1–1 (14 KO)
7   Javier Fortuna 35–2–1 (24 KO)
8   Jorge Linares 47–5 (29 KO)
9   Emmanuel Tagoe 31–1 (15 KO)
10   Rances Barthelemy 27–1 (14 KO)

Longest reigning world lightweight championsEdit

Below is a list of "longest reigning lightweight champions" career time as champion (for multiple time champions) does not apply.

Name Title Reign Title recognition Successful defenses Beaten opponents Fights
1.   Benny Leonard 7 years, 7 months, 17 days World 6 6 [2][3]
2.   Artur Grigorian 7 years, 6 months, 20 days WBO 17 17 [4]
3.   Jack McAuliffe 6 years, 7 months, 12 days World 7 6 [5]
4.   Roberto Durán 6 years, 7 months, 5 days WBA 12 11 [6]
5.   Ike Williams 6 years, 1 month, 7 days World 8 6 [7]
6.   Joe Gans 6 years, 27 days World 14 13 [8]
7.   Joe Brown (boxer) 5 years, 7 months, 27 days World 11 10 [9]
8.   Miguel Vazquez 4 years, 29 days IBF 6 6 [10]
9.   Sammy Mandell 4 years, 14 days NBA 4 4 [11][12]
10.   Paul Spadafora 3 years, 10 months IBF 8 8 [13]

Amateur boxingEdit

KickboxingEdit

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).[14]

Mixed martial artsEdit

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

RowingEdit

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 Double Scull, and a women's lightweight Double Scull.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Ring ratings: lightweight". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Professional boxing record: Benny Leonard". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Benny Leonard, p. 182" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Professional boxing record: Artur Grigorian". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Jack McAuliffe, p. 200" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Professional boxing record: Roberto Durán". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Ike Williams, p. 784" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Joe Gans, p. 132" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Joe Brown ("Old Bones"), p. 352" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Professional boxing record: Miguel Vazquez". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Professional boxing record: Sammy Mandel". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Sammy Mandell, p. 198" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Professional boxing record: Paul Spadafora". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  14. ^ OFFICIAL GLORY RANKING Archived 2014-01-19 at the Wayback Machine

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