What is a boxer or wrestler between a lightweight and a middleweight called?
#19326. Asked by Janet. (May 23 02 12:39 PM)
The 17 weight divisions of BOXING:
Cruiserweight: Limit - 190 pounds
Light Heavyweight: Limit - 175 pounds
Super Middleweight: Limit - 168 pounds
Middleweight: Limit - 160 pounds
Junior Middleweight: Limit - 154 pounds
Welterweight: Limit - 147 pounds
Junior Welterweight: Limit - 140 pounds
Lightweight: Limit - 135 pounds
Junior Lightweight: Limit - 130 pounds
Featherweight: Limit - 126 pounds
Junior Featherweight: Limit - 122 pounds
Bantamweight: Limit - 118 pounds
Junior Bantamweight: Limit - 115 pounds
Flyweight: Limit - 112 pounds
Junior Flyweight: Limit - 108 pounds
Strawweight: Limit - 105 pounds
Son of The Household Cavalry
I always remember paperweight but it is the same as strawweight. Just to add to McG's list:|
In no instance can a fighter officially compete for a championship in a division lower than his weight class.
Junior/Light Middleweight = Super Welterweight
Junior/Light Welterweight = Super Lightweight
Junior Lightweight = Super Featherweight
Junior Featherweight = Super Bantamweight
Junior Bantamweight = Super Flyweight
Junior Flyweight = Light Flyweight
Strawweight = Minimum Weight = Mini Flyweight = Paperweight
These designations are used interchangeably, but in general:
WBC, WBA and IBO use the 'Super' designation.
IBF and WBO favour the 'Junior' designation.
WBU uses a mixture of terms and adds a Super Cruiserweight class with a limit of 210 pounds.
Note: A 'Catchweight' bout is intermediate between two weight classes.
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