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The super featherweight division was established by the New York Walker Law in 1920, although first founded[clarification needed] 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 to 1933 and 1960 to the present.
Some of the notable fighters to hold championship titles at this weight include Brian Mitchell , Arturo Gatti, Vasyl Lomachenko, 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, and Manny Pacquiao.
Current world champions
|Sanctioning body||Reign began||Champion||Record||Defenses||Beaten opponents|
|WBA||November 23, 2019||Leo Santa Cruz||37–1–1 (19 KO)||0||0|
|WBC||January 28, 2017||Miguel Berchelt||37–1–0 (33 KO)||6||6|
|IBF||January 30, 2020||Joseph Diaz||31–1–0 (15 KO)||0||0|
|WBO||May 25, 2019||Jamel Herring||21–2–0 (10 KO)||1||1|
Current The Ring world rankings
As of August 3, 2020.
- The Ring world champion Current
|1||Miguel Berchelt||37–1 (33 KO)||WBC|
|2||Joseph Diaz||24–0 (15 KO)||IBF|
|3||Jamel Herring||21–2 (10 KO)||WBO|
|4||Tevin Farmer||30–5–1 (6 KO)|
|5||Rene Alvarado||32–8 (21 KO)|
|6||Masayuki Ito||26–2–1 (14 KO)|
|7||Andrew Cancio||31–5–2 (16 KO)|
|8||Miguel Roman||62–13 (47 KO)|
|9||Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov||15–0 (12 KO)|
|10||Chris Colbert||14–0 (5 KO)|
- "The Ring ratings: super featherweight/junior lightweight". Retrieved 13 April 2020.