Flyweight

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Flyweight is a weight class in combat sports.

Boxing[edit]

Flyweight is a class in boxing which includes fighters weighing above 49 kg (108 lb) and up to 51 kg (112 lb).[1]

Professional boxing[edit]

The flyweight division was the last of boxing's eight traditional weight classes to be established. Before 1909, anyone below featherweight was considered a bantamweight, regardless of how small the boxer. In 1911, the organization that eventually became the British Boxing Board of Control held a match that crowned Sid Smith as the first flyweight champion of the world. Jimmy Wilde, who reigned from 1916 to 1923, was the first fighter recognized both in Britain and the United States as a flyweight champion.[2]

Other notable flyweights include Victor Perez, Pancho Villa, Walter McGowan, Pascual Pérez, Pone Kingpetch, Fighting Harada, Masao Ohba, Chartchai Chionoi, Efren Torres, Erbito Salavarria, Miguel Canto, Dave McAuley, Charlie Magri, Gabriel Bernal, Santos Laciar, Sot Chitalada, Yong-Kang Kim, Yuri Arbachakov, Danny Romero, Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson, Manny Pacquiao, Jorge Arce, Vic Darchinyan, Nonito Donaire, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Amnat Ruenroeng, Román González, McWilliams Arroyo, Donnie Nietes, Nicola Adams.

Current world champions[edit]

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA February 24, 2018 Artem Dalakian 21–0 (15 KO) 5
WBC December 20, 2019 Julio Cesar Martinez 18–1–0–2 (14 KO) 4
IBF April 30, 2021 Sunny Edwards 19–0 (4 KO) 3
WBO Vacant

Current The Ring world rankings[edit]

As of November 12, 2022.[3]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record Title(s)
C vacant
1 Sunny Edwards 19–0 (4 KO) IBF
2 Julio Cesar Martinez 18–2–0–2 (14 KO) WBC
3 Artem Dalakian 21–0 (15 KO) WBA
4 Ángel Ayala 14–0 (6 KO)
5 McWilliams Arroyo 21–4–0–1 (16 KO)
6 David Jimenez 12–0 (9 KO)
7 Ricardo Rafael Sandoval 20–2 (15 KO)
8 Jackson Chauke 21–1–2 (15 KO)
9 Felix Alvarado 38–3 (33 KO)
10 Seigo Yuri Akui 17–2–1 (11 KO)

Longest reigning world flyweight champions[edit]

Below is a list of longest reigning flyweight 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. Omar Andres Narvaez 7 years, 10 months WBO 16 15 [4]
2. Jimmy Wilde 7 years, 4 months, 4 days World 3 3 [5]
3. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam 6 years, 4 months, 16 days WBC 17 16 [6]
4. Irene Pacheco 5 years, 8 months, 6 days IBF 6 6 [7]
5. Pascual Perez 5 years, 4 months, 20 days World 9 9 [8][9]
6. Yuri Arbachakov 5 years, 4 months, 19 days WBC 9 9 [10]
7. Artem Dalakian 4 years, 11 months and 3 days WBA 5 5 [11]
8. Jackie Paterson 4 years, 9 months, 4 days NBA 1 1 [12]
9. Miguel Canto 4 years, 2 months, 10 days WBC 14 11 [13]
10. Moruti Mthalane 4 years, 1 month, 23 days IBF 4 4 [14]
11. Sot Chitalada 3 years, 9 months, 16 days WBC 6 5 [15]

Amateur boxing[edit]

Olympic Champions[edit]

Pan American Champions[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

In kickboxing, a flyweight fighter generally weighs 53 kg (116 lb) or under. The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) Flyweight division (professional and amateur) is 112.1 lb. – 117 lb. or 50.95 kg – 53.18 kg.

In ONE Championship, the flyweight division is up to 61.2 kg (135 lb).

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

The flyweight division in mixed martial arts – as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission combat sports doctrine[16] and by the Association of Boxing Commissions[17] – groups together all competitors 125 lb (57 kg) and below. It sits between Strawweight (106 lb-115 lb) and Bantamweight (126 lb-135lb).

The flyweight division in mixed martial arts refers to a number of different weight classes:

  • The UFC's flyweight division, which groups competitors within 116 to 125 lb (53 to 57 kg)
  • The Pancrase light flyweight division with an upper limit of 120 lb
  • The Shooto flyweight division with an upper limit of 115 lb[18]
  • The ONE Championship's flyweight division, with upper limit at 61.2 kg (134.9 lb)
  • The Road FC's flyweight division, with upper limit at 125 lb (57 kg)

Professional champions[edit]

These tables are not always up to date. Last updated on January 21, 2023.

Men:

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC January 21, 2023 Brandon Moreno 21-6-2 (5KO 11SUB) 0
ONE Championship August 27, 2022 Demetrious Johnson 31-4-1 (6KO 12SUB) 0
Fight Nights Global February 23, 2022 Vartan Asatryan 24-9 (8KO 8SUB) 0
ACA February 26, 2022 Imran Bukuev 14-2 (1KO 7SUB) 0
CWFC October 2, 2021 Sam Creasey 16-4 (5KO 7SUB) 1
Legacy Fighting Alliance August 26, 2022 Carlos Mota 8-1 (4KO) 0

Women:

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 8, 2018 Valentina Shevchenko 23-3 (8KO 7SUB) 7
Bellator MMA April 22, 2022 Liz Carmouche 18-7 (8KO 4SUB) 1
Invicta FC January 18, 2023 Ketlen Souza 13-3 (8KO 1SUB) 0
KSW N/A Vacant N/A N/A
Legacy Fighting Alliance December 10, 2021 Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels 5-0 (3KO 2SUB) 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aiba.org/documents/site1/Articles%20&%20Rules/technical_and_competition_rules_20111025.pdf Archived 2011-12-16 at the Wayback Machine Technical & Competition Rules, Appendix K AIBA
  2. ^ Mullan, Harry (1996). Boxing: The Definitive Illustrated Guide to World Boxing. London, England: Carlton Books. p. 186. ISBN 0-7858-0641-5.
  3. ^ "The Ring ratings: flyweight". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Professional boxing record: Omar Andres Narvaez". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Professional boxing record: Jimmy Wilde". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Professional boxing record: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Professional boxing record: Irene Pacheco". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Professional boxing record: Pascual Perez". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Pascual Perez, p. 678" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Professional boxing record: Yuri Arbachakov". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Professional boxing record: Artem DalakinSpence Jrl". Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  12. ^ "Professional boxing record: Jackie Paterson". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Professional boxing record: Miguel Canto". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Professional boxing record: Moruti Mthalane". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Professional boxing record: Sot Chitalada". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 467 - Unarmed Combat". leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2007-02-20.
  17. ^ "Unified Rules of MMA". ABCBoxing.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  18. ^ Nelson, Chris (2010-07-19). "'The Way of Shooto 4' Quick Results". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved 2012-03-19.

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