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

Professional boxingEdit

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 ChampionsEdit

Current championsEdit

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA February 28, 2013 22x20px Richard Abril 18-3-1 (8 KO) 1
WBC November 17, 2012 United States Adrien Broner 26-0 (22 KO) 1
IBF August 5, 2010 Mexico 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 ChampionsEdit

Olympic ChampionsEdit

Pan American ChampionsEdit


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