Cruiserweight

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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. 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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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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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.  
  
 
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.   
 
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]
 
*See [http://www.boxing-central.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5969 A Brief History of the Cruiserweight Division]
*See also [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Category:World_Cruiserweight_Champions World Cruiserweight Champions]
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*See also [[:Category:World_Cruiserweight_Champions|World Cruiserweight Champions]]
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*And,  [[weight divisions]]
  
 
[[category:glossary|cruiserweight]]
 
[[category:glossary|cruiserweight]]

Revision as of 15:03, 18 November 2005

Cruiserweight (also called Junior Heavyweight]: 176-200 lbs; 80.0 – 90.0 kg; 12 stone 6 pounds – 14 stone 3 pounds.

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.

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.

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