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Junior Middleweight (Super Welterweight/Light Middleweight) Division
 
  
Recognised by the amateurs since 1951, because the weight gap between welter and middle was too great, the 147 to 154lbs weight class was introduced to the pro ranks in 1962 thanks to the World Boxing Association.  
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Recognised by the amateurs since 1951, because the weight gap between welter and middle was too great, the 147 to 154lbs weight class was introduced to the pro ranks in 1962 thanks to the World Boxing Association. Men boxing in this division are also known as super welterweights or light middleweights. 
  
 
However, before the WBA could get a vacant title contest between [[Denny Moyer]] and [[Joey Giambra]] underway the Austrian Boxing Commission supported a bout between America’s [[Ted Wright]] and [[Emile Griffith]], the world welterweight champion who was having difficulty making 147lbs, as being for their version of the championship. Although the Austrians had hoped to get the support of the EBU and the NYSAC, unable to do so they ultimately went it alone
 
However, before the WBA could get a vacant title contest between [[Denny Moyer]] and [[Joey Giambra]] underway the Austrian Boxing Commission supported a bout between America’s [[Ted Wright]] and [[Emile Griffith]], the world welterweight champion who was having difficulty making 147lbs, as being for their version of the championship. Although the Austrians had hoped to get the support of the EBU and the NYSAC, unable to do so they ultimately went it alone
  
Weight Band
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'''Weight Band'''
  
 
147lbs to 154lbs
 
147lbs to 154lbs
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Title Bouts

Revision as of 08:06, 1 March 2012

Recognised by the amateurs since 1951, because the weight gap between welter and middle was too great, the 147 to 154lbs weight class was introduced to the pro ranks in 1962 thanks to the World Boxing Association. Men boxing in this division are also known as super welterweights or light middleweights.

However, before the WBA could get a vacant title contest between Denny Moyer and Joey Giambra underway the Austrian Boxing Commission supported a bout between America’s Ted Wright and Emile Griffith, the world welterweight champion who was having difficulty making 147lbs, as being for their version of the championship. Although the Austrians had hoped to get the support of the EBU and the NYSAC, unable to do so they ultimately went it alone


Weight Band

147lbs to 154lbs


Title Bouts

Pages in category ‘Junior Middleweight Division’

The following 286 pages are in this category, out of 286 total.

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