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Cruiserweight (also called Junior Heavyweight]: 176-200 lbs; 80.0 – 90.0 kg; 12 stone 6 pounds – 14 stone 3 pounds.
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|- bgcolor=#ffdead
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!<center>Year</center>
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!<center>Organization</center>
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!<center>First Champion</center>
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|1980
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|[[WBC]]
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|[[Marvin Camel]]
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|1982
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|[[WBA]]
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|[[Ossie Ocasio]]
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|1983
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|[[IBF]]
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|[[Marvin Camel]]
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|- align=center
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|1984
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|Commonwealth<br>(British Empire)
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|[[Stewart Lithgo]]
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|1985
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|[[BBBoC]] (British)
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|[[Sammy Reeson]]
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|1988
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|Undisputed World
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|[[Evander Holyfield]]
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|1989
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|[[WBO]]
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|[[Boone Pultz]]
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|}
  
First originated in England (later called lighter-heavyweight); next established as 176-190 lbs (80.0 – 86.2 kg or 12 stone, 6 pounds – 13 stone, 6 pounds) by the [[WBC]] in 1979, then the [[WBA]] in 1982, and the [[IBF]] in 1983; modified in 2004 first by the WBC, then the WBA and next by the IBF to allow a maximum limit of 200 pounds.  
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* Also known as Junior Heavyweight and Lighter-heavyweight
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* The maximum weight for this division is 200 pounds (90.7 kg or 14 stone 4 lbs).
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* The title was originally contested at a maximum weight of 190 pounds, but did drift for a while up to 195 pounds. In 2003 the current limit was established.
  
First WBC champion was [[Marvin Camel]] (in 1980); first WBA champion [[Ossie Ocasio]] (in 1982); first IBF champion Marvin Camel (in 1983); first Commonwealth (British Empire) champion [[Stewart Lithgo]] (in 1984); first British champion [[Sammy Reeson]] (in 1985); first Undisputed World champion [[Evander Holyfield]] (in 1988); first WBO champion [[Boone Pultz]] (in 1989).  NOTE: the English class Cruiserweights (from 1889-1937) became Light Heavyweight (1937-present).  The name reappeared in America (in 1980) for a new class of 190, then 195, and currently 200 pound boxers. 
 
  
*See [http://www.boxing-central.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5969 A Brief History of the Cruiserweight Division]
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The cruiserweight division first originated in England (later called lighter-heavyweight). The division was next established as 176-190 lbs (80.0 – 86.2 kg or 12 stone 6 lbs – 13 stone 6 lbs) by the [[World Boxing Council]] (WBC) in 1979, then the [[World Boxing Association]] (WBA) in 1982, and the [[International Boxing Federation]] (IBF) in 1983. The division was modified in 2004, first by the WBC, then the WBA and next by the IBF to allow a maximum limit of 200 pounds.
*See also [[:Category:World_Cruiserweight_Champions|World Cruiserweight Champions]]
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*And, [[weight divisions]]
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[[category:glossary|cruiserweight]]
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'''NOTE:''' The English class cruiserweights (from 1889-1937) became Light Heavyweight (1937-present).  The name reappeared in America (in 1980) for a new class of 190, then 195, and currently 200 pound boxers. 
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== Internal Links ==
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* [[Weight divisions]]
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* [[:Category:World Cruiserweight Champions|World Cruiserweight Champions]]
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* [[:Category:World Cruiserweight Title Lineages|World Cruiserweight Title Lineages]]
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* [[:Category:World Cruiserweight Title Fights|World Cruiserweight Title Fights]]
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== External Link ==
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A Brief History of the Cruiserweight Division: [http://www.boxing-central.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5969 click]
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[[Category:glossary|cruiserweight]]

Revision as of 00:06, 17 May 2008

Year
Organization
First Champion
1980 WBC Marvin Camel
1982 WBA Ossie Ocasio
1983 IBF Marvin Camel
1984 Commonwealth
(British Empire)
Stewart Lithgo
1985 BBBoC (British) Sammy Reeson
1988 Undisputed World Evander Holyfield
1989 WBO Boone Pultz
  • Also known as Junior Heavyweight and Lighter-heavyweight
  • The maximum weight for this division is 200 pounds (90.7 kg or 14 stone 4 lbs).
  • The title was originally contested at a maximum weight of 190 pounds, but did drift for a while up to 195 pounds. In 2003 the current limit was established.


The cruiserweight division first originated in England (later called lighter-heavyweight). The division was next established as 176-190 lbs (80.0 – 86.2 kg or 12 stone 6 lbs – 13 stone 6 lbs) by the World Boxing Council (WBC) in 1979, then the World Boxing Association (WBA) in 1982, and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) in 1983. The division was modified in 2004, first by the WBC, then the WBA and next by the IBF to allow a maximum limit of 200 pounds.

NOTE: The English class cruiserweights (from 1889-1937) became Light Heavyweight (1937-present). The name reappeared in America (in 1980) for a new class of 190, then 195, and currently 200 pound boxers.

Internal Links

External Link

A Brief History of the Cruiserweight Division: click