Super featherweight

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Junior lightweight (also called super featherweight) is a weight division in professional boxing. The maximum weight for this division is 130 pounds or 59 kilograms.

The Super featherweight division was established by the New York Walker Law in 1920, although first founded by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) in 1930. The first English champion was "Battling Kid" Nelson in 1914 who lost his title to Benny Berger in 1915. Artie O’Leary also won this title in 1917. This weight class appeared into two distinct historical periods, from 1921–1933 and 1960–present.

Notable fighters to hold championship titles at this weight have been Flash Elorde, Alexis Argüello, Azumah Nelson, Julio César Chávez, Diego Corrales, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Érik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Acelino Freitas, Juan Manuel Márquez, Oscar de la Hoya, Rocky Lockridge, Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner.

Brian Mitchell holds the record for most consecutive title defenses at this division, with 12 defenses of the WBA title.

Professional Champions[edit]

Current Champions

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA January 21, 2011 Japan Takashi Uchiyama 21-0-1 (17 KO) 8
WBC April 8, 2013 Japan Takashi Miura 28-2-2 (21 KO) 3
IBF July 10, 2014 Cuba Rances Barthelemy 21-0-(1) (12 KO) 1
WBO October 14, 2014 Mexico Orlando Salido 42-12-2-(1) (29 KO) 0

Current Female Champions

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA August 15, 2013 South Korea Hyun-Mi Choi 9-0-1 (3 KO) 1
WBC June 14, 2013 Australia Diana Prazak 13-2 (9 KO) 1
IBF August 16, 2013 Argentina Claudia Lopez 24-7 (6 KO) 1
WBO June 4, 2010 Germany Ramona Kuehne 22-1 (8 KO) 6