Light Welterweight

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Year
Organization
First Champion
1922 World Pinky Mitchell
1925 NBA James (Red) Herring
1962 WBA Eddie Perkins
1963 WBC Eddie Perkins
1968 BBBoC (British) Des Rea
1972 Commonwealth
(British Empire)
Joe Tetteh
1977 NYSAC Wilfred Benitez
1984 IBF Aaron Pryor
1989 WBO Hector Camacho
  • Also known as Junior Welterweight (World), (IBF/WBO) and Super Lightweight (WBA/WBC).
  • The maximum weight for this division is 140 pounds (63.5 kg or 10 stone).


The light welterweight division is said to have been first created by the New York Walker Law in 1920. The division was first recognized by Boxing Blade and also sanctioned by the National Boxing Association (NBA) in 1922. This weight class can be divided into three distinct historical periods: 1922-1935, 1946, and 1959-present.

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