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The lightweight division is 131-135 lbs; 59.5 – 61.4 kg; 9 stone, 4 pounds – 9 stone, 6 pounds). First originated as any fighter whose weight was less than 160 pounds by [[Jack Broughton ]](in 1738); under London Prize Rules, 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 '''lightweight''' division is 131-135 lbs; 59.5 – 61.4 kg; 9 stone, 4 pounds – 9 stone, 6 pounds.  
  
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 "Choo Choo" Brown]] (in 1984); first [[WBO]] champion [[Amancio Castro]] (in 1989).
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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.  
  
See also [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Category:World_Lightweight_Champions World Lightweight Champions]
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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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See also [[:Category:World_Lightweight_Champions|World Lightweight Champions]]
  
 
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[[Category:Glossary|lightweight]]

Revision as of 01:05, 29 November 2005

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 "Choo Choo" Brown (in 1984); first WBO champion Amancio Catro (in 1989).

See also World Lightweight Champions