Category:Junior Middleweight Division
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
147lbs to 154lbs
2005-12-03 Sergei Dzindziruk w pts 12 Daniel Santos, Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Scorecards: 115-112, 115-112, 115-112. In a fast-paced battle of southpaws a new champion was crowned when the German-based Dzindziruk (154) took the title from Santos (154), beating the latter at his own game. Strong and determined, from the fourth round on the former undefeated European titleholder used the jab well to stop Santos from getting into his stride, having lost the opening three or four sessions. Coming on strong, in the eighth Dzindziruk countered superbly with a cracking right to the jaw to drop Santos and although the Puerto Rican had no difficulty in beating the count the punch would ultimately prove decisive in what was a hard-fought contest. Now fighting with great confidence, Dzindziruk battled on, surviving a tremendous left hook to the head in the 11th as Santos put in a great finish, and despite losing the 12th he was deemed to have done enough.
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