Super featherweight

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, Vasyl 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 Beaten opponents
WBA (Super) October 31, 2020   Gervonta Davis 25–0 (24 KO) 0 0
WBC February 20, 2021   Óscar Valdez 29–0 (23 KO) 0 0
IBF Vacant Vacant
WBO May 25, 2019   Jamel Herring 23–2 (11 KO) 3 3

Current world rankingsEdit

The RingEdit

As of September 22, 2021.[1]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C   Óscar Valdez 29–0 (23 KO) WBC
1   Miguel Berchelt 38–2 (34 KO)
2   Joseph Diaz 32–1–1 (15 KO)
3   Jamel Herring 23–2 (11 KO) WBO
4   Tevin Farmer 30–5–1 (6 KO)
5   Rene Alvarado 32–10 (21 KO)
6   Masayuki Ito 26–3–1 (14 KO)
7   Andrew Cancio 21–5–2 (16 KO)
8   Miguel Roman 62–13 (47 KO)
9   Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov 15–0–1 (12 KO)
10   Chris Colbert 16–0 (6 KO)

BoxRecEdit

As of September 22, 2021.[2]

Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Points Title(s)
1   Miguel Berchelt 38–2 (34 KO) 215.6
2   Joseph Diaz 32–1–1 (15 KO) 109
3   Tevin Farmer 30–5–1 (6 KO) 100.2
4   Oscar Valdez 29–0 (23 KO) 83.99 WBC
5   Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov 15–0–1 (12 KO) 80.1
6   Leo Santa Cruz 37–2–1 (19 KO) 63.47
7   Rene Alvarado 32–10 (21 KO) 61.56
8   Carl Frampton 28–3 (16 KO) 59.74
9   Jamel Herring 23–2 (11 KO) 56.56 WBO
10   Shakur Stevenson 16–0 (8 KO) 54.84

ReferencesEdit

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