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This class first originated as any fighter whose weight was less than 160 pounds by [[Jack Broughton ]] (in 1738). Under [[London Prize Ring Rules]], the weight class ranged from 130-150; next established by the [[ABA]] as 10 stone (in 1889); modified by the [[National Sporting Club]] (in 1909) as 9 stone, 9 pounds, or 135 lbs.  
 
This class first originated as any fighter whose weight was less than 160 pounds by [[Jack Broughton ]] (in 1738). Under [[London Prize Ring Rules]], the weight class ranged from 130-150; next established by the [[ABA]] as 10 stone (in 1889); modified by the [[National Sporting Club]] (in 1909) as 9 stone, 9 pounds, or 135 lbs.  
  
The first English champion was [[John Moneghan]] (in 1850); first British champion [[Jem Cauney]] (in 1884); first American/World champion [[Boxer:Jack_McAuliffe:031483|Jack McAuliffe]] (in 1886); first Commonwealth (British Empire) champion [[Boxer:Freddie_Welsh:011878|Freddie Welsh]] (in 1912); first [[NBA]] champion [[Boxer:Sammy_Angott:009624|Sammy Angott]] (in 1940); first [[NYSAC]] champion [[Boxer:Beau_Jack:009621|Beau Jack]] (in 1942); first [[WBA]] and [[WBC]] champion [[Boxer:Carlos_Ortiz:008387|Carlos Ortiz]] (in 1962 and 1963); first [[IBF]] champion [[Boxer:Charlie_Brown:008890|Charlie "Choo Choo" Brown]] (in 1984); first [[WBO]] champion [[Boxer:Amancio Castro:003831|Amancio Catro]] (in 1989).   
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The first English champion was [[John Moneghan]] (in 1850); first British champion [[Jem Cauney]] (in 1884); first American/World champion [[Jack McAuliffe]] (in 1886); first Commonwealth (British Empire) champion [[Freddie Welsh]] (in 1912); first [[NBA]] champion [[Sammy Angott]] (in 1940); first [[NYSAC]] champion [[Beau Jack]] (in 1942); first [[WBA]] and [[WBC]] champion [[Carlos Ortiz]] (in 1962 and 1963); first [[IBF]] champion [[Charlie Brown]] (in 1984); first [[WBO]] champion [[Amancio Catro]] (in 1989).   
  
 
''See also'', [[:Category:World_Lightweight_Champions|World Lightweight Champions]] & [[weight divisions]]
 
''See also'', [[:Category:World_Lightweight_Champions|World Lightweight Champions]] & [[weight divisions]]

Revision as of 18:14, 17 October 2007

The lightweight division is 131-135 lbs; 59.5 – 61.4 kg; 9 stone, 4 pounds – 9 stone, 6 pounds.

This class first originated as any fighter whose weight was less than 160 pounds by Jack Broughton (in 1738). Under London Prize Ring Rules, the weight class ranged from 130-150; next established by the ABA as 10 stone (in 1889); modified by the National Sporting Club (in 1909) as 9 stone, 9 pounds, or 135 lbs.

The first English champion was John Moneghan (in 1850); first British champion Jem Cauney (in 1884); first American/World champion Jack McAuliffe (in 1886); first Commonwealth (British Empire) champion Freddie Welsh (in 1912); first NBA champion Sammy Angott (in 1940); first NYSAC champion Beau Jack (in 1942); first WBA and WBC champion Carlos Ortiz (in 1962 and 1963); first IBF champion Charlie Brown (in 1984); first WBO champion Amancio Catro (in 1989).

See also, World Lightweight Champions & weight divisions

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