Category:Junior Bantamweight Division

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Under pressure from their membership, especially in the Far East, to increase the prospects of the smaller men, the World Boxing Council introduced the 115lbs weight class in December 1979, while it took the World Boxing Association until early 1981 before they recognised the new weight class. It is also known as the super flyweight division
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[[File:Tapia.Johnny.jpg|right|thumb|200px|[[Johnny Tapia]]]]Under pressure from their membership, especially in the Far East, to increase the prospects of the smaller men, the World Boxing Council introduced the 115lbs weight class in December 1979, while it took the World Boxing Association until early 1981 before they recognised the new weight class. It is also known as the super flyweight division
 
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'''Weight Band'''
 
'''Weight Band'''
  
112lbs to 115lbs
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'''112lbs to 115lbs'''
 
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'''Title Contests'''
 
'''Title Contests'''
 
 
[[2012-02-11 Juan Carlos Sanchez w pts 12 Rodrigo Guerrero, Union Arena, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico - IBF]]. Referee: Ramon Corona. Scorecards: 116-112, 119-109, 115-113.
 

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Under pressure from their membership, especially in the Far East, to increase the prospects of the smaller men, the World Boxing Council introduced the 115lbs weight class in December 1979, while it took the World Boxing Association until early 1981 before they recognised the new weight class. It is also known as the super flyweight division

Weight Band

112lbs to 115lbs

Title Contests

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