Light flyweight

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Year
Organization
First Champion
1975 WBA Jaime Rios
1975 WBC Franco Udella
1983 IBF Dodie Boy Penalosa
1987 Commonwealth
(British Empire)
Michael Ebo Danquah
1989 WBO Jose De Jesus
  • Known as Light Flyweight (WBA/WBC)
  • Also known as Junior Flyweight (IBF/WBO)
  • The maximum weight for this division is 108 pounds (49 kg or 7 stone 10 lbs).


The light flyweight division was first established by the New York Walker Law in 1920 regulating standardized weight divisions and was set at 109 pounds. When the National Boxing Association (NBA) was formed in 1921, it also recognized this weight class. However, on January 19, 1922, the NBA decided to withdraw recognition of the light flyweight division. On December 31, 1929, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) also abolished the light flyweight class. No champion had been crowned in this division prior to its abolition. Re-introduced by the World Boxing Council (WBC) in 1975, covering all weights up to 108 lbs. Jockey Joe Dillon generally is considered the first World Champion, although he never fought for the title.

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