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 Marquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Ángel González, Carlos Ortiz, Katie Taylor, Edwin Valero, Pernell Whitaker, Manny Pacquiao and Ike Williams. There are also the young, up and coming fighters, such as Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis.

Current world champions[edit]

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses Beaten opponents
WBA October 17, 2020 United States Teófimo López 16–0 (12 KO) 0 0
WBC October 23, 2019 United States Devin Haney 26–0 (15 KO) 3 3
IBF December 14, 2019 United States Teófimo López 16–0 (12 KO) 1 1
WBO October 17, 2020 United States Teófimo López 16–0 (12 KO) 0 0

Current world rankings[edit]

The Ring[edit]

As of June 10, 2021.[1]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C United States Teofimo Lopez 16–0 (12 KO) WBA, WBO, IBF
1 Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko 14–2 (10 KO)
2 United States Ryan García 21–0 (18 KO)
3 United States Devin Haney 26–0 (15 KO) WBC
4 Ghana Richard Commey 30–3 (27 KO)
5 United Kingdom Luke Campbell 20–4 (16 KO)
6 Dominican Republic Javier Fortuna 36–2–1 (25 KO)
7 Venezuela Jorge Linares 47–6 (29 KO)
8 AustraliaGreece George Kambosos Jr. 19–0 (10 KO)
9 Japan Masayoshi Nakatani 19–1 (13 KO)
10 Mexico Isaac Cruz 21–1–1 (15 KO)
BoxRec[edit]

As of June 10, 2021.[2]

Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Points Title(s)
1 United States Teofimo Lopez 16–0 (12 KO) 336.2 WBA, WBO, IBF
2 United States Gervonta Davis 24–0 (23 KO) 263.5
3 Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko 14–2 (10 KO) 190.0
4 United States Devin Haney 26–0 (15 KO) 140.3 WBC
5 Ghana Richard Commey 30–3 (27 KO) 94.15
6 United States Ryan García 21–0 (18 KO) 87.37
7 Dominican Republic Javier Fortuna 36–2–1 (25 KO) 77.66
8 AustraliaGreece George Kambosos Jnr 19–0 (10 KO) 60.61
9 United Kingdom Lee Selby 28–3 (9 KO) 55.02
10 Venezuela Jorge Linares 47–6 (29 KO) 48.64

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]

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]

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 31 December 2020.
  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. ^ https://boxrec.com/en/proboxer/9026
  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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