Flyweight

Flyweight

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Flyweight is a class in boxing which includes fighters weighing less than 112 lb (51 kg) but above 108 lb (49 kg).

Professional boxing

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

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA March 19 2007 Takefumi Sakata 31-4-1 (15 KO) 2
WBC July 18 2007 Daisuke Naito 31-2-2 (20 KO) 1
IBF July 7, 2007 Nonito Donaire 18-1 (11 KO) 1
WBO July 13 2002 Omar Narvaez 27-0-2 (17 KO) 14

Amateur Champions

Olympic Champions


Pan American Champions


Professional Champions

References

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