Create
Notifications
⚡️ Get the free App now
Favorites Edit
Advertisement

Middleweight

Middleweight is a weight class in professional boxing. Weight classes are categories in which competition is divided into to match competitors of the same size against each other. In professional boxing, middle weight boxers range from 154 pounds (70kg) to 160 pounds (73kg).


There is no exact history of this weight class, but it seems to have begun in the 1840s. During the era of bare-knuckle boxing, Tom Chandler and Dooney Harris contested for the inaugural middleweight championship in 1897. Chandler won this bout and was known as the American middleweight champion.


George Fulljames and Jack Nonpareil Dempsey were the first to contest in fight with gloves on.


The record for the most number of consecutive title defenses is held by Bernard Hopkins. He has had 20 defenses of the IBF Title.


The following table shows the current champions of this weight class.

Sanctioning BodyReign BeganChampionRecordDefenses
WBA (super)August 14, 2010Grennady Golovkin37-0-1 (33 KO)18
WBA (regular)October 22, 2017Ryota Murata13-1-0 (10 KO)0
WBCMay 18, 2016Grennady Golovkin37-0-1 (33KO)3
IBFOctober 17, 2015Grennady Golovkin37-0-1 (33 KO)4
WBODecember 20, 2015Billy Joe Saunders26-0-0 (12 KO)3



Bellator News: Light heavyweight title bout on the cards for Machida if he manages to get past Mousasi

Bellator News: Light heavyweight title bout on the cards for Machida if he manages to get past Mousasi

UFC News: Zak Cummings initially hoped for a fight against Darren Till upon his middleweight debut

UFC News: Zak Cummings initially hoped for a fight against Darren Till upon his middleweight debut

The fight made in heaven: Canelo VS GGG II

The fight made in heaven: Canelo VS GGG II

UK Brothers VS US Brothers in The Biggest Internet Event in History

UK Brothers VS US Brothers in The Biggest Internet Event in History

Canelo Alvarez withdraws from Golovkin rematch on May 5th

Canelo Alvarez withdraws from Golovkin rematch on May 5th

Fetching more content...