Featherweight

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Year
Organization
First Champion
1890 American George Dixon
1892 World George Dixon
1895 BBBoC (British) Fred Johnson
1898 English Ben Jordan
1908 Commonwealth
(British Empire)
Jim Driscoll
1908 NBA Abe Attell
1922 NYSAC Johnny Dundee
1963 WBA Sugar Ramos
1963 WBC Sugar Ramos
1984 IBF Min Keun Oh
1989 WBO Maurizio Stecca
  • The maximum weight for this division is 126 pounds (57.2 kg or 9 stone).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.


History

The featherweight division originated in the early 1860s, and by the 1880s possibly covered all weights between 116 and 128 pounds. Said to have been first created in 1860 under the London Prize Ring Rules as 118 pounds (53.5 kg or 8 stone 6 lbs).

Weight Limit Variations

1889 - Established by the Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd (ABA) as 126 pounds (57.2 kg or 9 stone)
1889 - Changed under Marquess of Queensberry Rules to 110 pounds
1890 - Changed to 115 pounds (52.2 kg or 8 stone 3 lbs) when George Dixon beat Cal McCarthy
1891 - Dixon's manager then changed to 120 pounds (54.4 kg or 8 stone 8 lbs) when Dixon beat Abe Willis
1909 - Modified by London's National Sporting Club (NSC) as 126 pounds (57.2 kg or 9 stone)

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