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Lightweight is a class of athletes in a particular sport, based on their weight.

Professional boxing[]

The lightweight division is over 130 pounds (59 kilograms) and up to 135 pounds (61 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. Notable lightweight boxers include Alexis Argüello, Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Héctor Camacho, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Julio César Chávez, Diego Corrales, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Artur Grigorian, Joe Gans, Miguel Ángel González, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Juan Manuel Márquez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sugar Shane Mosley, Carlos Ortiz, Manny Pacquiao, Edwin Valero, Pernell Whitaker, and Ike Williams.

Professional Champions[]

Current champions[]

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA February 28, 2013 22x20pxTeofimo Lopez 18-3-1 (8 KO) 1
WBC November 17, 2012 United States Teofimo Lopez 26-0 (22 KO) 1
IBF August 5, 2010 Mexico Teofimo Lopez 33-3 (13 KO) 5
WBO January 6, 2012 22x20px Teofimo Lopez 35-2 (10 KO) 3
Main article: List of lightweight boxing champions

Amateur Champions[]

Olympic Champions[]

Pan American Champions[]

  • 1951Argentina Oscar Gallardo (ARG)
  • 1955Argentina Miguel Ángel Péndola (ARG)
  • 1959Argentina Abel Laudonio (ARG)
  • 196322x20px Roberto Caminero (CUB)
  • 196722x20px Enrique Regueiferos (CUB)
  • 197122x20px Luis Dávila (PUR)
  • 1975Canada Chris Clarke (CAN)
  • 197922x20px Adolfo Horta (CUB)
  • 1983United States Pernell Whitaker (USA)
  • 198722x20px Julio Gonzáles (CUB)
  • 199122x20px Julio Gonzáles (CUB)
  • 199522x20px Julio Gonzáles (CUB)
  • 199922x20px Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB)
  • 200322x20px Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB)
  • 200722x20px Yordenis Ugás (CUB)
  • 201122x20px Yasniel Toledo (CUB)


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