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Lightweight is a weight class in the sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and rowing.

Contents

1 Boxing

1.1 Professional boxing 1.2 Professional champions

1.2.1 Longest reigning lightweight champions

1.3 Amateur boxing

1.3.1 Olympic Champions 1.3.2 Pan American Champions

2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed martial arts 4 Rowing 5 References 6 External links

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 Alexis Argüello, Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Artur Grigorian, Joe Gans, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Ángel González, Carlos Ortiz, Edwin Valero, Pernell Whitaker, and Ike Williams. Artur Grigorian holds the record for most consecutive title defenses at this division, with 17 defenses of the WBO title. Professional champions[edit] Main article: List of lightweight boxing champions Current champions

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses

WBA September 24, 2016 Jorge Linares 43–3–0 (27 KO) 2

WBC January 28, 2017 Mikey Garcia 38–0–0 (30 KO) 0

IBF September 9, 2016 Robert Easter Jr. 21–0–0 (14 KO) 3

WBO February 17, 2018 Ray Beltrán 35–7–1 (21 KO) 0

Longest reigning 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

1. Benny Leonard 7 years, 7 months, 17 days World 7

2. Artur Grigorian 7 years, 6 months, 20 days WBO 17

3. Jack McAuliffe 6 years, 7 months, 12 days World 3

4. Roberto Durán 6 years, 7 months, 5 days WBA 12

5. Ike Williams 6 years, 1 month, 7 days World 5

6. Joe Gans 6 years, 27 days World 10

7. Joe Brown (boxer) 5 years, 7 months, 27 days World 11

8. Miguel Vazquez 4 years, 29 days IBF 6

9. Sammy Mandel 4 years, 14 days NBA 2

10. Paul Spadafora 3 years, 10 months IBF 7

Amateur boxing[edit]

Olympic Champions[edit]

1904 –  Harry Spanger (USA) 1908 –  Frederick Grace (GBR) 1920 –  Samuel Mosberg (USA) 1924 –  Hans Jacob Nielsen (DEN) 1928 –  Carlo Orlandi (ITA) 1952 –  Aureliano Bolognesi (ITA) 1956 –  Dick McTaggart (GBR) 1960 –  Kazimierz Paździor (POL) 1964 –  Józef Grudzień (POL) 1968 –  Ronnie Harris (USA) 1972 –  Jan Szczepański (POL) 1976 –  Howard Davis Jr. (USA) 1980 –  Ángel Herrera (CUB) 1984 –  Pernell Whitaker (USA) 1988 –  Andreas Zülow (GDR) 1992 –  Oscar De La Hoya (USA) 1996 –  Hocine Soltani (ALG) 2000 –  Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB) 2004 –  Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB) 2008 –  Aleksei Tishchenko (RUS) 2012 –  Vasyl Lomachenko (UKR) 2016 –  Robson Conceição (BRA)

Pan American Champions[edit]

1951 – Oscar Gallardo (ARG) 1955 – Miguel Ángel Péndola (ARG) 1959 – Abel Laudonio
Abel Laudonio
(ARG) 1963 – Roberto Caminero (CUB) 1967 – Enrique Regueiferos (CUB) 1971 – Luis Dávila (PUR) 1975 – Chris Clarke (CAN) 1979 – Adolfo Horta (CUB) 1983 – Pernell Whitaker (USA) 1987 – Julio Gonzáles (CUB) 1991 – Julio Gonzáles (CUB) 1995 – Julio Gonzáles (CUB) 1999 – Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB) 2003 – Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB) 2007 – Yordenis Ugás
Yordenis Ugás
(CUB) 2011 – Yasniel Toledo
Yasniel Toledo
(CUB)

Kickboxing[edit] International Kickboxing
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).[1] Mixed martial arts[edit] Main article: Lightweight (MMA) In MMA, the lightweight division is from 146 lb (66 kg) to 155 lb (70 kg). Rowing[edit] Lightweight rowing
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 Coxless Four and Double Scull, and a women's lightweight Double Scull. References[edit]

^ OFFICIAL GLORY RANKING Archived 2014-01-19 at the Wayback Machine.

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