In boxing there are several weight categories where fighters compete, each one has its champion by association. In this guide to LEFT PUNCH we e
In boxing there are several weight categories where fighters compete, each one has its champion by association. In this guide to LEFT PUNCH we explain how much a super middleweightyou can check the minimum and maximum in kilos or pounds.
Before starting, you should know that in the boxing industry there are four important organizations that are in charge of sanctioning fights and boxers: World Boxing Council (WBC), world boxing association (WBA), world boxing organization (OMB) and International Boxing Federation (FIB).
How much does a super middleweight weigh in boxing?
In the sport of fists there are 17 weight divisions, ranging from the lightest to the heaviest. In the super middleweight category, boxers who are far from being the lightest compete, they are placed near the medium heavyweight.
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The four organizations stipulate ranges to participate in the category:
- Super middleweight: From 159 to 168 pounds or from 72.5 to 76.2 kilograms
That is, prior to combat, the contestants must be in this range, neither more nor less. In case of not complying in the scale, the organizations raise economic sanctions and in case of being a championship fight, the monarch loses his belt before entering the ring.
The division began to gain relevance due to the number of renowned boxers who are there, although for now the King is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. He unified the division by getting all four belts.
Fighters of the quality of David Benavidez, Caleb Plant and David Morrell. There are others who are willing to go up, it is the case of Gennady Golovkinwho would leave the middleweight division to complete the trilogy with Saul Alvarez.
the mexican american David Benavidez He holds the record, by being crowned WBC Super Middleweight World Champion, at just 20 years old.
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