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Super Middleweight

Super 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, super Middleweight boxers weigh between 160 pounds (73 kg) and 168 pounds (76 kg). The class was introduced in 1967.


In the late 1960s, there was an interest in a division between the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions. A "Junior Light Heavyweight" division was briefly recognized at 167 pounds (76 kg). Later a "super middleweight" division was introduced by The World Athletic (WAA) at 168 pounds (76 kg). In Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 3. 1967, Don Fullmer beat the then unbeaten Joe Hopkins to win the first title.


On November 25, 1974, Billy Douglas beat Danny Brewer in two rounds to win the Ohio Commission's version of the world junior light heavyweight title. In Denver on April 3, 1982, Jerry "Wimpy" Halstead won the WAA's inaugural super middleweight title when he beat Ron Brown in six rounds. The media and most commissions did not recognise the division during this period.


In 1984, Enie Singletary faced off against Murray Sutherland for the IBF's version of the title, Sutherland beat Singletary in this bout. In 1987, the WBA created its version of the super middleweight title when Jesus Gallardo was defeated by Chong Pal Park. In 1988, Sugar ray Leonard was crowned as the WBC's champion when he defeated Donny Lalonde.


There has been a highly competitive super middleweight division in Britain and Ireland since the 1990s. The rivalries include that of between Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Michael Watson, which included two memorable fights and the tragic injury to Watson. The rivalry was followed by the arrival of Steve Collins, who defeated Benn and Eubank, before retiring and vacating the title. Additionally, Richie Woodhall and Robin Reid, between 1996-97 and 1997-98, also held versions of the title. Americans such as james Tony and Roy Jones Jr also regined as champions during this decade. The undefeated Joe Calzaghe and the likewise undefeated Mikkel Kessler, who were two champions of the division, fought in a bout to unify the title. Calzaghe won by unanimous decision and became the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world.


The likes of Lucian Bute, Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler, Anthony Mundine, Arthur Abraham, Robert Stieglitz, Sakio Bika, Allan Green, Jesse Brinkley, Librado Andrade, Edison Miranda and Jermain Taylor kept the division active throught the end of the 2000s and the beginning of the 2010s.


The record for the most consecutive title defenses is jointly held by Sven Ottke and Joe Calzaghe with 21 defenses of the IBF and WBO titles respectively.


The following table lists the current champions of different sanctioning bodies.


Sanctioning bodyReign beganChampionRecordDefenses
WBADecember 19, 2020Canelo Álvarez57–2–2 (39 KOs)3
WBCDecember 19, 2020Canelo Álvarez57–2–2 (39 KOs)3
IBFNovember 6, 2021Canelo Álvarez57–2–2 (39 KOs)0
WBOMay 8, 2021Canelo Álvarez57–2–2 (39 KOs)1


Floyd Mayweather predicts a potential Canelo Alvarez vs. Jake Paul fight - "He would get f*** up"
Floyd Mayweather predicts a potential Canelo Alvarez vs. Jake Paul fight - "He would get f*** up"

Floyd Mayweather predicts a potential Canelo Alvarez vs. Jake Paul fight - "He would get f*** up"

Coach Robert Garcia wants to fight Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition after failing to help Anthony Joshua beat Usyk- “He will probably kick my a**”
Coach Robert Garcia wants to fight Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition after failing to help Anthony Joshua beat Usyk- “He will probably kick my a**”

Coach Robert Garcia wants to fight Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition after failing to help Anthony Joshua beat Usyk- “He will probably kick my a**”

Veteran boxer who calls himself better than Floyd Mayweather advises Gennadiy Golovkin to retire after the Canelo Alvarez loss- "I saw him washed"
Veteran boxer who calls himself better than Floyd Mayweather advises Gennadiy Golovkin to retire after the Canelo Alvarez loss- "I saw him washed"

Veteran boxer who calls himself better than Floyd Mayweather advises Gennadiy Golovkin to retire after the Canelo Alvarez loss- "I saw him washed"

Canelo vs. GGG 3: How many punches did Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin land in their trilogy fight
Canelo vs. GGG 3: How many punches did Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin land in their trilogy fight

Canelo vs. GGG 3: How many punches did Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin land in their trilogy fight

“I still have three belts at 160”- Gennadiy Golovkin squashes retirement talks despite losing against "warrior" Canelo Alvarez 
“I still have three belts at 160”- Gennadiy Golovkin squashes retirement talks despite losing against "warrior" Canelo Alvarez 

“I still have three belts at 160”- Gennadiy Golovkin squashes retirement talks despite losing against "warrior" Canelo Alvarez 

I was falling asleep until Holly Sonders grabbed my a** - Oscar De La Hoya reacts to Canelo Alvarez beating Gennadiy Golovkin via decision
I was falling asleep until Holly Sonders grabbed my a** - Oscar De La Hoya reacts to Canelo Alvarez beating Gennadiy Golovkin via decision

I was falling asleep until Holly Sonders grabbed my a** - Oscar De La Hoya reacts to Canelo Alvarez beating Gennadiy Golovkin via decision

Canelo vs GGG 3: Canelo Alvarez retains Super Middleweight belts beating Gennady Golovkin, full card results
Canelo vs GGG 3: Canelo Alvarez retains Super Middleweight belts beating Gennady Golovkin, full card results

Canelo vs GGG 3: Canelo Alvarez retains Super Middleweight belts beating Gennady Golovkin, full card results

"GGG has entirely the wrong game plan"- Devin Haney, Chris Eubank Jr. ,Teddy Atlas and others react to Canelo Alvarez beating Gennadiy Golovkin
"GGG has entirely the wrong game plan"- Devin Haney, Chris Eubank Jr. ,Teddy Atlas and others react to Canelo Alvarez beating Gennadiy Golovkin

"GGG has entirely the wrong game plan"- Devin Haney, Chris Eubank Jr. ,Teddy Atlas and others react to Canelo Alvarez beating Gennadiy Golovkin

"That was nasty" - Fans react to a brutal KO in the Canelo vs. GGG 3 undercard
"That was nasty" - Fans react to a brutal KO in the Canelo vs. GGG 3 undercard

"That was nasty" - Fans react to a brutal KO in the Canelo vs. GGG 3 undercard

"My heart says GGG, my head says Canelo" - Triple H and Roman Reigns back Canelo Alvarez to defeat Gennadiy Golovkin 
"My heart says GGG, my head says Canelo" - Triple H and Roman Reigns back Canelo Alvarez to defeat Gennadiy Golovkin 

"My heart says GGG, my head says Canelo" - Triple H and Roman Reigns back Canelo Alvarez to defeat Gennadiy Golovkin 

Eddie Hearn says there can be a fourth fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin - 'You can do it seven. eight, nine times' 
Eddie Hearn says there can be a fourth fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin - 'You can do it seven. eight, nine times' 

Eddie Hearn says there can be a fourth fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin - 'You can do it seven. eight, nine times' 

Canelo vs. GGG 3 - Crackstream, Reddit and buffstream alternatives: How to legally watch the event
Canelo vs. GGG 3 - Crackstream, Reddit and buffstream alternatives: How to legally watch the event

Canelo vs. GGG 3 - Crackstream, Reddit and buffstream alternatives: How to legally watch the event

“By the time this game actually comes out he will be grey haired” - ESBC gets ridiculed after releasing Canelo Alvarez’s updated game model ahead of Canelo vs. GGG 3
“By the time this game actually comes out he will be grey haired” - ESBC gets ridiculed after releasing Canelo Alvarez’s updated game model ahead of Canelo vs. GGG 3

“By the time this game actually comes out he will be grey haired” - ESBC gets ridiculed after releasing Canelo Alvarez’s updated game model ahead of Canelo vs. GGG 3

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3: Latest betting odds and fight prediction
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3: Latest betting odds and fight prediction

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3: Latest betting odds and fight prediction

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 time in 25 countries including USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and more
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 time in 25 countries including USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and more

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 time in 25 countries including USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and more

Canelo vs GGG 3: How to watch Canelo Alvarez fight using DAZN's free trial?
Canelo vs GGG 3: How to watch Canelo Alvarez fight using DAZN's free trial?

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How many punches did Canelo Alvarez land against 'GGG' in the first two fights?

How many punches did Canelo Alvarez land against 'GGG' in the first two fights?

Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG 3: How to place your bets officially 
Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG 3: How to place your bets officially 

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What time does the Canelo Alvarez fight start? 
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