Super featherweight

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Super featherweight (WBA and WBC), also known as junior lightweight (IBF and WBO), is a weight division in professional boxing, contested between 126 pounds (57 kg) and 130 pounds (59 kg).

The super featherweight division was established by the New York Walker Law in 1920, although first founded[clarification needed] by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) in 1930. The first English champion was "Battling Kid" Nelson in 1914 who lost his title to Benny Berger in 1915. Artie O’Leary also won this title in 1917. This weight class appeared into two distinct historical periods, from 1921 to 1933 and 1960 to the present.

Some of the notable fighters to hold championship titles at this weight include Brian Mitchell , Arturo Gatti, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Flash Elorde, Alexis Argüello, Azumah Nelson, Julio César Chávez, Diego Corrales, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Érik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Acelino Freitas, Juan Manuel Márquez, Oscar De La Hoya, Rocky Lockridge, and Manny Pacquiao.

Current world championsEdit

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses
WBA January 2, 2021   Roger Gutiérrez 26–3–1 (20 KO) 0
WBC February 20, 2021   Óscar Valdez 30–0 (23 KO) 1
IBF November 27, 2021   Kenichi Ogawa 26–1–1–1 (18 KO) 0
WBO October 23, 2021   Shakur Stevenson 17–0 (9 KO) 0

Current world rankingsEdit

The RingEdit

As of 14 December 2021.[1]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C vacant
1   Shakur Stevenson 17–0 (9 KO) WBO
2   Miguel Berchelt 38–2 (34 KO)
3   Jamel Herring 23–3 (11 KO)
4   Shavkat Rakhimov 16–0–1 (13 KO)
5   Chris Colbert 16–0 (6 KO)
6   Roger Gutiérrez 26–3–1 (20 KO) WBA
7   Kenichi Ogawa 26–1–1 (18 KO) IBF
8   O'Shaquie Foster 18–2 (11 KO)
9   Xavier Martinez 17–0 (11 KO)
10   Robson Conceição 16–1 (8 KO)

BoxRecEdit

As of 1 January 2021.[2]

Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Points Title(s)
1   Miguel Berchelt 38–2 (34 KO) 215.6
2   Joseph Diaz 32–2–1 (15 KO) 109
3   Tevin Farmer 30–5–1–1 (6 KO) 100.2
4   Oscar Valdez 30–0 (23 KO) 83.99 WBC
5   Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov 16–0–1 (13 KO) 80.1
6   Leo Santa Cruz 37–2–1 (19 KO) 63.47
7   Rene Alvarado 32–11 (21 KO) 61.56
8   Carl Frampton 28–3 (16 KO) 59.74
9   Jamel Herring 23–3 (11 KO) 56.56
10   Shakur Stevenson 17–0 (9 KO) 54.84 WBO

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Ring ratings: super featherweight/junior lightweight". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "BoxRec ratings: super featherweight, active". Retrieved 1 January 2021.