is a class in boxing
which includes fighters weighing less than 112 lb (51 kg) but above 108 lb (49 kg).
The flyweight division was the last of boxing's eight traditional weight classes to be established. Before 1909, anyone below featherweight
was considered a bantamweight
, regardless of how small the boxer. In 1911, the organization that eventually became the British Boxing Board of Control
held a match that crowned Sid Smith as the first flyweight champion of the world. Jimmy Wilde
, who reigned from 1914 to 1923, was the first fighter recognized both in Britain and the United States as a flyweight champion.
Some notable flyweights include Pone Kingpetch, Walter McGowan, Pascual Pérez, Pancho Villa, Dave McAuley, Miguel Canto, Pone Kingpetch, and Jorge Arce.
Current world champions
Pan American Champions