1 weighs no more than 115 pounds
2 an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 112 pounds
- For other uses, see Flyweight (disambiguation).
Flyweight is a class in boxing which includes fighters weighing less than 112 lb (51 kg) but above 108 lb (49 kg).
Professional boxingThe flyweight division was the last of boxing's eight traditional weight classes to be established. Before 1909, anyone below featherweight was considered a bantamweight, regardless of how small the boxer. In 1911, the organization that eventually became the British Boxing Board of Control held a match that crowned Sid Smith as the first flyweight champion of the world. Jimmy Wilde, who reigned from 1914 to 1923, was the first fighter recognized both in Britain and the United States as a flyweight champion.
Some notable flyweights include Pone Kingpetch, Walter McGowan, Pascual Pérez, Pancho Villa, Dave McAuley, Miguel Canto, Pone Kingpetch, and Jorge Arce.
Current world champions
Pan American Champions
- 1951 – flagicon ARG Alberto Barenghi (ARG)
- 1955 – flagicon MEX Hilario Correa (MEX)
- 1959 – flagicon ARG Miguel Angel Botta (ARG)
- 1963 – flagicon URU Floreal García (URU)
- 1967 – flagicon VEN Francisco Rodríguez (VEN)
- 1971 – flagicon VEN Francisco Rodríguez (VEN)
- 1975 – flagicon CUB Ramón Duvalón (CUB)
- 1979 – flagicon PUR Alberto Mercado (PUR)
- 1983 – flagicon CUB Pedro Orlando Reyes (CUB)
- 1987 – flagicon CUB Adalberto Regalado (CUB)
- 1991 – flagicon CUB José Ramos (CUB)
- 1995 – flagicon DOM Joan Guzmán (DOM)
- 1999 – flagicon ARG Omar Andrés Narváez (ARG)
- 2003 – flagicon CUB Yuriorkis Gamboa (CUB)
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