Lightweight is a class of athletes in a particular sport, based on their weight.
Professional boxing[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Current champions[edit | edit source]
|Sanctioning Body||Reign Began||Champion||Record||Defenses|
|WBA||February 28, 2013||22x20px Richard Abril||18-3-1 (8 KO)||1|
|WBC||November 17, 2012||Adrien Broner||26-0 (22 KO)||1|
|IBF||August 5, 2010||Miguel Vazquez||33-3 (13 KO)||5|
|WBO||January 6, 2012||22x20px Ricky Burns||35-2 (10 KO)||3|
- Main article: List of lightweight boxing champions
Amateur Champions[edit | edit source]