Middleweight

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A maximum of 160 pounds.

The middleweight division can be traced back to at least 1853, and by 1873 probably covered all weights between 140 and 166 lbs. (155-160 lbs; 70.5 – 72.7 kg; 11 stone, 1 pound – 11 stone, 4 pounds)

Established by the ABA as 11 stone, 4 pounds (in 1889); modified by the NSC (in 1909) as 11 stone, 6 pounds or 160 lbs. First boxer Nat Langham (in 1840); first American champion Tom Chandler (in 1867); first English champion George Fulljames (in 1880); first World champion Jack (Nonpareil) Dempsey (in 1884); first British champion Charles Wall (in 1890); first NYSAC champion Dave Rosenberg (in 1922); first Commonwealth (British Empire) champion Ted Lewis (in 1922); first NBA champion William Jones (in 1932); first WBA champion Dick Tiger (in 1962); first WBC champion Gene Fullmer (in 1963); first IBF champion Marvin Hagler (in 1983); first WBO champion Doug DeWitt (in 1989).

See also, World Middleweight Champions & weight divisions