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The '''lightweight''' division is 131-135 lbs; 59.5 – 61.4 kg; 9 stone, 4 pounds – 9 stone, 6 pounds.
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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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|1850
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|English
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|[[John Moneghan]]
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|1884
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|[[BBBoC]] (British)
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|[[Jem Cauney]]
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|1886
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|American
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|[[Jack McAuliffe]]
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|1886
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|World
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|[[Jack McAuliffe]]
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|- align=center
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|1912
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|Commonwealth<br>(British Empire)
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|[[Freddie Welsh]]
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|1940
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|[[National Boxing Association|NBA]]
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|[[Sammy Angott]]
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|1942
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|[[NYSAC]]
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|[[Beau Jack]]
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|- align=center
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|1962
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|[[WBA]]
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|[[Carlos Ortiz]]
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|- align=center
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|1963
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|[[WBC]]
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|[[Carlos Ortiz]]
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|1984
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|[[IBF]]
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|[[Charlie Brown]]
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|1989
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|[[WBO]]
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|[[Mauricio Aceves]]
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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.  
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* The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).
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* One of the traditional eight divisions.  
  
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). 
 
  
See also [[:Category:World_Lightweight_Champions|World Lightweight Champions]]
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The lightweight division was initially created in 1738 by [[Jack Broughton ]] for any fighter whose weight was less than 160 pounds (72.6 kg or 11 stone 6 lbs). Under the [[London Prize Ring Rules]] of 1838, the weight class ranged from 130-150 pounds. In 1889, the [[Amateur Boxing Association|Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd]] (ABA) established the limit as 140 pounds (63.5 kg or 10 stone) and in 1909 London's [[National Sporting Club]] (NSC) modified the limit as 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).
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== Internal Links ==
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* [[Weight divisions]]
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* [[:Category:World Lightweight Champions|World Lightweight Champions]]
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* [[:Category:World Lightweight Title Lineages|World Lightweight Title Lineages]]
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* [[:Category:World Lightweight Title Fights|World Lightweight Title Fights]]
  
 
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[[Category:Glossary|lightweight]]

Latest revision as of 16:05, 15 May 2008

Year
Organization
First Champion
1850 English John Moneghan
1884 BBBoC (British) Jem Cauney
1886 American Jack McAuliffe
1886 World Jack McAuliffe
1912 Commonwealth
(British Empire)
Freddie Welsh
1940 NBA Sammy Angott
1942 NYSAC Beau Jack
1962 WBA Carlos Ortiz
1963 WBC Carlos Ortiz
1984 IBF Charlie Brown
1989 WBO Mauricio Aceves
  • The maximum weight for this division is 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).
  • One of the traditional eight divisions.


The lightweight division was initially created in 1738 by Jack Broughton for any fighter whose weight was less than 160 pounds (72.6 kg or 11 stone 6 lbs). Under the London Prize Ring Rules of 1838, the weight class ranged from 130-150 pounds. In 1889, the Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd (ABA) established the limit as 140 pounds (63.5 kg or 10 stone) and in 1909 London's National Sporting Club (NSC) modified the limit as 135 pounds (61.2 kg or 9 stone 9 lbs).

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