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Welterweight boxing

The Welterweight division is a weight class in boxing. In this division, the maximum weight is set at 147 lbs. while the minimum limit is 140.


The term was originally used in boxing, but over the years some of the other combat sports such Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Mixed Martial Arts have also adopted it in their weight classes in order to classify the fighters. Usually fighters in this class are heavier than the ones in the lightweight division but lighter than the middleweight division.


In the Welterweight division, Henry Armstrong holds the record for the most number of title defences. Armstrong defended his title 19 times. The longest reigning champion in the division was Puerto Rican Felix Trinidad who held the IBF Welterweight title for 6 years, 8 months and 14 days.



Here's a look at the wrold rankings from all the major organisations as of 3rd March 2018:


Welterweight (147 lbs)


WBC - Keith ThurmanWBA - Keith ThurmanLucas MatthysseIBF - Errol Spence Jr.WBO - Jeff Horn
1. Shawn Porter1. Danny Garcia1. NOT RATED1. Terence Crawford
2. Danny Garcia2. Manny Pacquiao2. NOT RATED2. Manny Pacquiao
3. Manny Pacquiao3. Jessie Vargas3. Carlos Ocampo3. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
4. Jessie Vargas4. Jamal James4. Jessie Vargas4. Giovanni Santillan
5. Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo5. Egis Kavaliauskas5. Bradley Skeete5. Keita Obara
6. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov6. Josesito Lopez6. Devon Alexander6. Bradley Skeete
7. Ray Robinson7. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov7. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov7. Carlos Ocampo
8. Konstantin Ponomarev8. Kerman Lejarraga8. Keita Obara8. Taras Shelestyuk
9. Brandon Rios9. Fabian Andres Maidana9. Konstantin Ponomarev9. Custio Clayton
10. Adrian Granados10. Samuel Vargas10. Rashidi Ellis10. Stephan Danyo
11. Egis Kavaliauskas11. Valentyn Golovko11. Ray Robinson11. Gabriel Angel Ledesma
12. Bradley Skeete12. Zhankozh Turarov12. Zhankhozh Turarov12. Sammy Valentin
13. Jamal James13. Alexander Besputin13. Carlos Adames13. Thomas LaManna
14. Ahmed El Mousaoui14. Konstantin Ponomarev14. Yordenis Ugas14. Mikka Shonena
15. Kerman Lejarraga15. Ivan Matute15. Laszlo Toth15. Karen Chukhadzhyan


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