Bantamweight

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Bantamweight is a weight class in combat sports. For boxing the range is above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg). In kickboxing, a bantamweight fighter generally weighs between 53 kg (116 lb) and 55 kg (120 lb). In MMA, bantamweight is 126–135 pounds (57.2–61.2 kg).

The name for the class is derived from bantam chickens.[1]

Boxing[edit]

Bantamweight is a class in boxing for boxers who weigh above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg).

Professional[edit]

History[edit]

The first title fight with gloves was between Chappie Moran and Ray Lewis in 1889. At that time, the limit for this weight class was 110 pounds. In 1910, however, the British settled on a limit of 118.[2]

Current world champions[edit]

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses Beaten opponents
WBA (Super) November 7, 2019 Japan Naoya Inoue 19–0 (16 KO) 0 0
WBC January 19, 2019 France Nordine Oubaali 17–0 (12 KO) 2 2
IBF May 18, 2019 Japan Naoya Inoue 19–0 (16 KO) 1 1
WBO November 30, 2019 Philippines Johnriel Casimero 29–4 (20 KO) 0 0

Current The Ring world rankings[edit]

As of August 10, 2020.[3]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C Japan Naoya Inoue 19–0 (16 KO) WBA, IBF
1 Philippines Nonito Donaire 40–6 (26 KO)
2 France Nordine Oubaali 17–0 (12 KO) WBC
3 Philippines John Riel Casimero 29–4 (19 KO) WBO
4 Puerto Rico Emmanuel Rodríguez 19–1 (12 KO)
5 South Africa Zolani Tete 28–4 (21 KO)
6 Australia Jason Moloney 19–1 (16 KO)
7 United States Joshua Greer Jr. 22–1–1 (12 KO)
8 Japan Takuma Inoue 13–1 (3 KO)
9 Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux 20–1 (13 KO)
10 Colombia Oscar Negrete 19–2–2 (7 KO)

Longest reigning world bantamweight champions[edit]

Below is a list of longest reigning bantamweight champions in boxing measured by the individual's longest reign. Career total time as champion ( for multiple time champions) does not apply.

Name Title reign Title recognition Successful defenses Beaten opponents Fights
1. Panama Anselmo Moreno 6 years, 3 months, 26 days WBA 12 11 [4]
2. Thailand Veeraphol Sahaprom 6 years, 3 months, 17 days WBC 14 11 [5]
3. United States Orlando Canizales 6 years, 3 months, 16 days IBF 16 15 [6]
4. Japan Shinsuke Yamanaka 5 years, 9 months, 9 days WBC 12 11 [7]
5. United States Tim Austin 5 years, 6 months, 26 days IBF 9 9 [8]
6. Japan Hozumi Hasegawa 5 years, 14 days WBC 10 10 [9]
7. Panama Panama Al Brown 4 years, 9 months, 28 days NYSAC, NBA, IBU 10 8 [10][11]
8. Brazil Eder Jofre 4 years, 6 months NBA, WBA, WBC 8 8 [12]
9. United States Manuel Ortiz 4 years, 4 months, 29 days World 15 11 [13]
     Active Title Reign
     Reign has ended

Amateur[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

In kickboxing, a bantamweight fighter generally weighs between 53 kg (116 lb) and 55 kg (120 lb). However, some governing bodies have slightly different classes. For example, the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) Bantamweight division (professional and amateur) is 117.1 lbs.–122 lbs. or 53.22 kg–55.45 kg.

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

In MMA, bantamweight is 126–135 pounds (57.2–61.2 kg).

Muay Thai[edit]

In Muay Thai, bantamweight is 115–118 pounds (52.2-53.5 kg). A notable Muai Thai bantamweight fighter is Randy Thong Phoun Phim.

Wrestling[edit]

Wrestling also has similar weight classes including bantamweight.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://philboxing.com/news/story-147933.html
  2. ^ Mullan, Harry (1996). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing. London, England: Carlton Books. p. 178. ISBN 0-7858-0641-5.
  3. ^ "The Ring ratings: bantamweight". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Professional boxing record: Anselmo Moreno". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Professional boxing record: Veeraphol Sahaprom". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Orlando Canizales, p. 366" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Professional boxing record: Shinsuke Yamanaka". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Professional boxing record: Tim Austin". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Professional boxing record: Hozumi Hasegawa". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Professional boxing record: Panama Al Brown". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Panama Al Brown, p. 84" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Professional boxing record: Eder Jofre". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Manuel Ortiz, p. 648" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

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