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Light Flyweight, also known as Junior Flyweight, is a boxing weight class.

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Professional boxing

The weight limit at light flyweight in professional boxing is 108 pounds (49 kilograms). When New York legalized boxing in 1920, the law stipulated a "junior flyweight" class, with a weight limit of 99 pounds. When the National Boxing Association was formed in 1921, it also recognized this weight class. However, on January 19, 1922, the NBA decided to withdraw recognition of the junior flyweight division. On December 31, 1929, the New York State Athletic Commission also abolished the junor flyweight class. No champion had been crowned in this division prior to its abolition.[1]

The World Boxing Council (WBC) decided to resurrect this division in the 1970s. The first champion in this division was Franco Udella, who won the WBC title in 1975. The World Boxing Association also crowned its first champion in 1975, when Jaime Rios defeated Rigoberto Marcano via fifteen-round decision. The first International Boxing Federation champion was Dodie Boy Penalosa, who won the belt in 1983.

The first light flyweight "superfight" took place on March 13, 1993, when Michael Carbajal, the IBF champion, knocked out WBC champion Humberto Gonzalez to unify the championship. Their rematch, on February 19, 1994, was the first time a light flyweight fighter (Carbajal) made a million dollar purse.

Current World Boxing Champions

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA June 5, 2009 Mexico Giovanni Segura 22-1-1 (18 KO) 2
WBC November 21, 2009 Philippines Rodel Mayol 26-4-1 (20 KO) 0
IBF April 19, 2009 United States Brian Viloria 26-2-0-2 (15 KO) 1
WBO August 25, 2007 Puerto Rico Iván Calderón 33-0-1 (6 KO) 5

For a full list, see List of light flyweight boxing champions

Amateur boxing

At the Summer Olympic Games, the division is defined as up to 48 kilograms.

Olympic Champions

European Champions

Pan American Champions

Professional Champions

References

  1. ^ Goldman, Herbert (June 1980), "Junior Divisions", The Ring 59, no. 5: 74, 75  

Light Flyweight, also known as Junior Flyweight, is a boxing weight class.

Contents

Professional boxing

The weight limit at light flyweight in professional boxing is 108 pounds (49 kilograms). When New York legalized boxing in 1920, the law stipulated a "junior flyweight" class, with a weight limit of 99 pounds. When the National Boxing Association was formed in 1921, it also recognized this weight class. However, on January 19, 1922, the NBA decided to withdraw recognition of the junior flyweight division. On December 31, 1929, the New York State Athletic Commission also abolished the junor flyweight class. No champion had been crowned in this division prior to its abolition.[1]

The World Boxing Council (WBC) decided to resurrect this division in the 1970s. The first champion in this division was Franco Udella, who won the WBC title in 1975. The World Boxing Association also crowned its first champion in 1975, when Jaime Rios defeated Rigoberto Marcano via fifteen-round decision. The first International Boxing Federation champion was Dodie Boy Penalosa, who won the belt in 1983.

The first light flyweight "superfight" took place on March 13, 1993, when Michael Carbajal, the IBF champion, knocked out WBC champion Humberto González to unify the championship. Their rematch, on February 19, 1994, was the first time a light flyweight fighter (Carbajal) made a million dollar purse.

Current world champions

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA Super June 5, 2009 Giovanni Segura 25-1-1 (21 KO) 4
WBA Regular August 28, 2010 Juan Carlos Reveco 25-1 (15 KO) 0
WBC June 19, 2010 Omar Niño Romero 30-3-2 (12 KO) 1
IBF May 30, 2010 Luis Alberto Lazarte 48-9-1 (18 KO) 1
WBO August 28, 2010 Giovanni Segura 25-1-1 (21 KO) 0

For a full list, see List of light flyweight boxing champions

Amateur boxing

At the Summer Olympic Games, the division is defined as up to 48 kilograms.

Olympic Champions

European Champions

Pan American Champions

Professional Champions

References

  1. ^ Goldman, Herbert (June 1980), [Expression error: Unexpected < operator "Junior Divisions"], The Ring 59, no. 5: 74, 75 

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