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What is a lightweight in boxing? How much does it weigh in…

In the sport of fists there are many things you should know, for example that boxers are classified into categories to compete. In this guide to


In the sport of fists there are many things you should know, for example that boxers are classified into categories to compete. In this guide to LEFT PUNCH we explain what is a lightweight in boxingtheir minimum and maximum.

It is important to emphasize that the divisions are used so that boxers can compete against each other under equal circumstances. In this way, they seek to make fair fights so that the contenders do not exceed the other in a physical matter.

What is a lightweight in boxing?

In the box there are 17 sections that are endorsed by the four most important organizations that govern and federate: World Boxing Council (WBC), world boxing association (WBA), world boxing organization (OMB) and International Boxing Federation (FIB).

Photo: WBC

In each category there are upper and lower weight limits, except heavyweight, where there is no upper limit. In this text we abound more about the light weight, it is in the middle part of the table.

  • Light weight: of 129-134 pounds (58.9-61.2 kilograms)

It is important to emphasize that each body can make changes, but the maximum and minimum weight for each boxer is stipulated in the contract prior to a fight.

One day before the event, the weigh-in ceremony is held, where both fighters must step on the scale and be within the agreed weight limit. If any boxer fails, he will receive a penalty; he can be cheap or even lose his belt before getting in the ring.

According to the magazine The Ringthe best exponent of the division has been the Panamanian Robert Duranalthough other figures also look like: Oscar de la Hoya, Shane Mosley, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

The immediately preceding category is super featherweight and the highest is super lightweight.

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