Light Middleweight

Light Middleweight

Also known as Super Welterweight, this division was established in 1920. With weights limited 154lb (69.85kg / 11st), the first sanctioned Light Middleweight championship title bout didn’t come until 1962, when Emile Griffith defeated Ted Wright via unanimous decision. Italian boxer Gianfranco Rosi holds the longest title reign with 11 title defenses.


Notable Light Middleweight champions:

Emile Griffith, Thomas Hearns, Mike McCallum, Gianfranco Rosi, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Felix Trinidad, Ronald Wright, Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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