Category:Junior Middleweight Division

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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. 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 Teddy 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

1992-02-22 Terry Norris w rsc 9 Carl Daniels, Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Lou Filippo. Not one to miss an opportunity, the challenger took the opening two rounds when scoring well with southpaw jabs and crosses to leave Norris (152) confused. However, Norris came back well in the third and was soon forcing Daniels (152) to the ropes where he consistently scored with heavy two-handed blows to the head. It was clear by the eighth that the inexperienced Daniels, his left eye badly swollen, was being worn down and when a barrage of punches sent him to the canvas in the ninth the referee pulled him out of the contest on the 2.37 mark without even bothering to take up the count.

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