Lightweight

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Year
Organization
First Champion
1850 English John Moneghan
1884 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 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.

See also, World Lightweight Champions & weight divisions