Lightweight

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Lightweight is a weight class in combat sports and rowing.

Boxing[edit]

Professional boxing[edit]

The lightweight division is over 130 pounds (59 kilograms) and up to 135 pounds (61.2 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. Notable lightweight boxers include Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Joe Gans, Artur Grigorian, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Manuel Márquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Ángel González, Carlos Ortiz, Katie Taylor, Edwin Valero, Pernell Whitaker, Manny Pacquiao and Ike Williams.

Current world champions[edit]

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses
WBA November 27, 2021 Australia George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 0
WBC October 23, 2019 United States Devin Haney 27–0 (15 KO) 4
IBF November 27, 2021 Australia George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 0
WBO November 27, 2021 Australia George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 0

Current world rankings[edit]

The Ring[edit]

As of January 25, 2022.[1]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C Australia George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) WBA, WBO, IBF
1 United States Teofimo Lopez 16–1 (12 KO)
2 Ukraine Vasiliy Lomachenko 16–2 (11 KO)
3 United States Devin Haney 27–0 (15 KO) WBC
4 United States Gervonta Davis 26–0 (24 KO)
5 United States Ryan Garcia 21–0 (18 KO)
6 Mexico Isaac Cruz 22–2–1 (15 KO)
7 United States Joseph Diaz Jr. 32–2–1 (15 KO)
8 Venezuela Jorge Linares 47–6 (29 KO)
9 Ghana Richard Commey 30–4 (27 KO)
10 Dominican Republic Javier Fortuna 36–3–1 (25 KO)
BoxRec[edit]

As of January 25, 2022.[2]

Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Points Title(s)
1 Ukraine Vasiliy Lomachenko 16–2 (11 KO) 125.2
2 Australia George Kambosos Jr. 20–0 (10 KO) 120.5 WBA, IBF, WBO
3 United States Teófimo López 16–1 (12 KO) 111.0
4 United States Joseph Diaz 32–2–1 (15 KO) 84.50
5 United States Devin Haney 27–0 (15 KO) 50.29 WBC
6 Ghana Richard Commey 30–4 (27 KO) 50.09
7 United States Ryan García 21–0 (18 KO) 44.96
8 Dominican Republic Javier Fortuna 36–3–1 (25 KO) 36.73
9 Venezuela Jorge Linares 47–6 (29 KO) 32.33
10 Mexico Isaac Cruz 22–2–1 (15 KO) 30.25

Longest reigning world lightweight champions[edit]

Below is a list of "longest reigning lightweight champions" career time as champion (for multiple time champions) does not apply.

Name Title Reign Title recognition Successful defenses Beaten opponents Fights
1. United States Benny Leonard 7 years, 7 months, 17 days World 6 6 [3][4]
2. Uzbekistan Artur Grigorian 7 years, 6 months, 20 days WBO 17 17 [5]
3. Republic of Ireland Jack McAuliffe 6 years, 7 months, 12 days World 7 6 [6]
4. Panama Roberto Durán 6 years, 7 months, 5 days WBA 12 11 [7]
5. United States Ike Williams 6 years, 1 month, 7 days World 8 6 [8]
6. United States Joe Gans 6 years, 27 days World 15 13 [9]
7. United States Joe Brown (boxer) 5 years, 7 months, 27 days World 11 10 [10]
8. Mexico Miguel Vazquez 4 years, 29 days IBF 6 6 [11]
9. United States Sammy Mandell 4 years, 14 days NBA 4 4 [12][13]
10. United States Paul Spadafora 3 years, 10 months IBF 8 8 [14]

Amateur boxing[edit]

Olympic Champions[edit]

Pan American Champions[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) Lightweight (Pro & Amateur) 127.1 lb - 132 lb or 57.77 kg - 60 kg. Women's divisions also use this weight class, but usually at a lower weight than the men's divisions. In Glory promotion, a lightweight division is up to 70 kg (154 lb).[15]

In ONE Championship, the lightweight division limit is 77.1 kg (170 lb).

Lethwei[edit]

In World Lethwei Championship, the lightweight division has an upper limit of 60 kg (132 lb).

Mixed martial arts[edit]

In MMA, the lightweight division is from 146 lb (66 kg) to 155 lb (70 kg).

Rowing[edit]

Lightweight rowing was a category entered into the Olympic sport, originally due to countries of smaller stature competing with an unfair disadvantage, as rowing favors the taller athlete who has more leverage.

Current Olympic class lightweight events in rowing are a men's lightweight Double Scull, and a women's lightweight Double Scull.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ring ratings: lightweight". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "BoxRec ratings: lightweight, active". Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Professional boxing record: Benny Leonard". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Benny Leonard, p. 182" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Professional boxing record: Artur Grigorian". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Jack McAuliffe, p. 200" (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: Roberto Durán". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Ike Williams, p. 784" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  9. ^ "BoxRec: Joe Gans".
  10. ^ "Joe Brown ("Old Bones"), p. 352" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Professional boxing record: Miguel Vazquez". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Professional boxing record: Sammy Mandel". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Sammy Mandell, p. 198" (pdf). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall Of Fame Official Record Book. International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Professional boxing record: Paul Spadafora". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  15. ^ OFFICIAL GLORY RANKING Archived 2014-01-19 at the Wayback Machine

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