What are the weight divisions in boxing?


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What are the weight divisions in boxing?

If you are new to the sport of box Sure you have some doubts, why do they fight in different weights? Good in LEFT PUNCH we clear the doubt and tell you what are the weight divisions in boxing.

Each fighter must fight against an opponent with the same characteristics as him, that is, who has the same weight and are measured under equal circumstances. That is why in the box there are different weight divisions, each of them has a champion.

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Boxing weight divisions

An important fact is that the International Boxing Hall of Fame only recognizes four organizations World Boxing Council (CMB), World Boxing Organization (OMB), International Boxing Federation (FIB) and World Boxing Association (AMB). We will also take into account the magazine belt The Ring.

Divisions in men:

  • Straw (47.6kg or 105lb)
  • Mini fly (49kg or 108lb)
  • Fly (50.8kg or 112lb)
  • Super fly (52.2kg or 115lb)
  • Rooster (53.5kg or 118lb)
  • Super bantamweight (55.3kg or 122lb)
  • Feather (57.2kg or 126lb)
  • Super feather (59kg or 130lb)
  • Light (61.2kg or 135lb)
  • Super light (63.5kg or 140lb)
  • Welter (66.7kg or 147lb)
  • Super welterweight (69.9kg or 154lb)
  • Medium (72.6kg or 160lb)
  • Super middle (76.2kg or 168lb)
  • Medium heavy (79.4kg or 175lb)
  • Cruise (90.7kg or 200lb)
  • Heavy (90.7kg + or 200lb +)

In women, the weights vary a bit, but these are the divisions:

  • Straw (47.7kg or 105lb)
  • Mini fly (49kg or 108lb)
  • Fly (50.8kg or 112lb)
  • Super fly (52.2kg or 115lb)
  • Rooster (53.5kg or 118lb)
  • Super bantamweight (55.3kg or 122lb)
  • Feather (57.2kg or 126lb)
  • Super feather (59kg or 130lb)
  • Light (61.2kg or 135lb)
  • Super light (63.5kg or 140lb)
  • Welter (66.7kg or 147lb)
  • Super welterweight (69.9kg or 154lb)
  • Medium (72.6kg or 160lb)
  • Super middle (76.6kg or 168lb)
  • Heavy (79.3kg + or 175lb +)

It is important to mention that in the Olympic Games the weights vary because they are organized and endorsed by the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA):

  • Light fly weight (48kg or 106lb)
  • Fly weight (51kg or 112lb)
  • Bantamweight (54kg or 119lb)
  • Featherweight (57kg or 125lb)
  • Light weight (60kg or 132lb)
  • Super light weight (64kg or 141lb)
  • Welterweight (69kg or 152lb)
  • Medium weight (75kg or 165lb)
  • Middle heavyweight (81kg or 178lb)
  • Heavyweight (91kg 0 200lb)
  • Super heavy weight (91kg + or 200lb +)

In these divisions you compete, each organization has its own champion by weight and that is why you can hear many fights for the belt of some division.

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