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 Márquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Ángel González, Carlos Ortiz, Katie Taylor, Edwin Valero, Pernell Whitaker, Manny Pacquiao and Ike Williams. There are also the young, up and coming fighters, such as Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis.

Current world championsEdit

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses Beaten opponents
WBA November 27, 2021   George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 0 0
WBC October 23, 2019   Devin Haney 26–0 (15 KO) 3 3
IBF November 27, 2021   George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 0 0
WBO November 27, 2021   George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 0 0

Current world rankingsEdit

The RingEdit

As of November 30, 2021.[1]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C   George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) WBA, WBO, IBF
1   Vasiliy Lomachenko 15–2 (11 KO)
2   Ryan García 21–0 (18 KO)
3   Devin Haney 26–0 (15 KO) WBC
4   Richard Commey 30–3 (27 KO)
5   Joseph Diaz 32–1–1 (15 KO)
6   Jorge Linares 47–6 (29 KO)
7   Javier Fortuna 36–3–1 (25 KO)
8   Teofimo Lopez 16–1 (12 KO)
9   Isaac Cruz 22–1–1 (15 KO)
10   William Zepeda 24–0 (22 KO)
BoxRecEdit

As of November 30, 2021.[2]

Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Points Title(s)
1   Vasiliy Lomachenko 15–2 (11 KO) 125.2
2   George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 120.5 WBA, IBF, WBO
3   Teófimo López 16–1 (12 KO) 111.0
4   Joseph Diaz 32–1–1 (15 KO) 84.50
5   Devin Haney 26–0 (15 KO) 50.29 WBC
6   Richard Commey 30–3 (27 KO) 50.09
7   Ryan García 21–0 (18 KO) 44.96
8   Javier Fortuna 36–3–1 (25 KO) 36.73
9   Jorge Linares 47–6 (29 KO) 32.33
10   Isaac Cruz 22–1–1 (15 KO) 30.25

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 [3][4]
2.   Artur Grigorian 7 years, 6 months, 20 days WBO 17 17 [5]
3.   Jack McAuliffe 6 years, 7 months, 12 days World 7 6 [6]
4.   Roberto Durán 6 years, 7 months, 5 days WBA 12 11 [7]
5.   Ike Williams 6 years, 1 month, 7 days World 8 6 [8]
6.   Joe Gans 6 years, 27 days World 15 13 [9]
7.   Joe Brown (boxer) 5 years, 7 months, 27 days World 11 10 [10]
8.   Miguel Vazquez 4 years, 29 days IBF 6 6 [11]
9.   Sammy Mandell 4 years, 14 days NBA 4 4 [12][13]
10.   Paul Spadafora 3 years, 10 months IBF 8 8 [14]

Amateur boxingEdit

Olympic ChampionsEdit

Pan American ChampionsEdit

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).[15]

In ONE Championship, the lightweight division limit is 77.1 kg (170 lb).

LethweiEdit

In World Lethwei Championship, the lightweight division has an upper limit of 60 kg (132 lb).

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. ^ "BoxRec ratings: lightweight, active". Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Professional boxing record: Benny Leonard". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Professional boxing record: Artur Grigorian". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Professional boxing record: Roberto Durán". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ https://boxrec.com/en/proboxer/9026
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Professional boxing record: Miguel Vazquez". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Professional boxing record: Sammy Mandel". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Professional boxing record: Paul Spadafora". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  15. ^ OFFICIAL GLORY RANKING Archived 2014-01-19 at the Wayback Machine

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