Super middleweight

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Year
Organization
First Champion
1984 IBF Murray Sutherland
1987 WBA Chong-Pal Park
1988 WBC Sugar Ray Leonard
1988 WBO Thomas Hearns
1989 BBBoC (British) Sam Storey
1989 Commonwealth
(British Empire)
Rod Carr
  • Also known as Junior Light Heavyweight
  • The maximum weight for this division is 168 pounds (76.2 kg or 12 stone).


The super middleweight division was first established by the Ohio Boxing Commission in 1974 and then staged as a World Athletic Association bout in 1982. The division was next recognized in 1984 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) covering weights between 160 and 168 lbs. The division was recognized by the World Boxing Association (WBA) in 1987 and by the World Boxing Council (WBC) in 1988.

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