Category:Junior Middleweight Division

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'''Weight Band'''
 
'''Weight Band'''
  
147lbs to 154lbs
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'''147lbs to 154lbs'''
  
 
'''Title Contests'''
 
'''Title Contests'''

Revision as of 17:57, 13 June 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 Contests

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