Bantamweight

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Bantamweight is a weight class in combat sports. For boxing the range is above 115 lb (52.2 kg) and up to 118 lb (53.5 kg). In kickboxing, a bantamweight fighter generally weighs between 53 and 55 kilograms (117 and 121 lb). In MMA, bantamweight is 126–135 lb (57.2–61.2 kg).

Contents

The name for the class is derived from bantam chickens. [1]

Boxing

Bantamweight is a class in boxing for boxers who weigh above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg).

Professional

History

The first title fight with gloves was between Chappie Moran and Ray Lewis in 1889. At that time, the limit for this weight class was 110 pounds. In 1910, however, the British settled on a limit of 118. [2]

Current world champions

Sanctioning bodyReign beganChampionRecordDefensesBeaten opponents
WBA (Super)November 7, 2019 Flag of Japan.svg Naoya Inoue 20–0 (17 KO)11
WBC January 19, 2019 Flag of France.svg Nordine Oubaali 17–0 (12 KO)22
IBF May 18, 2019 Flag of Japan.svg Naoya Inoue 20–0 (17 KO)22
WBO November 30, 2019 Flag of the Philippines.svg Johnriel Casimero 30–4 (21 KO)11

Current The Ring world rankings

As of March23, 2021. [3]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
RankNameRecord (W–L–D)Title(s)
C Flag of Japan.svg Naoya Inoue 20–0 (17 KO) WBA, IBF
1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Nonito Donaire 40–6 (26 KO)
2 Flag of France.svg Nordine Oubaali 17–0 (12 KO) WBC
3 Flag of the Philippines.svg John Riel Casimero 30–4 (21 KO) WBO
4 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Emmanuel Rodríguez 19–2 (12 KO)
5 Flag of South Africa.svg Zolani Tete 28–4 (21 KO)
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Moloney 21–2 (18 KO)
7 Flag of the United States.svg Joshua Greer Jr.22–2–2 (12 KO)
8 Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Inoue 14–1 (3 KO)
9 Flag of Cuba.svg Guillermo Rigondeaux 20–1 (13 KO)
10 Flag of Colombia.svg Oscar Negrete 19–3–2 (7 KO)

Longest reigning world bantamweight champions

Below is a list of longest reigning bantamweight champions in boxing measured by the individual's longest reign. Career total time as champion ( for multiple time champions) does not apply.

NameTitle reignTitle recognitionSuccessful defensesBeaten opponentsFights
1. Flag of Panama.svg Anselmo Moreno 6 years, 3 months, 26 daysWBA1211 [4]
2. Flag of Thailand.svg Veeraphol Sahaprom 6 years, 3 months, 17 daysWBC1411 [5]
3. Flag of the United States.svg Orlando Canizales 6 years, 3 months, 16 daysIBF1615 [6]
4. Flag of Japan.svg Shinsuke Yamanaka 5 years, 9 months, 9 daysWBC1211 [7]
5. Flag of the United States.svg Tim Austin 5 years, 6 months, 26 daysIBF99 [8]
6. Flag of Japan.svg Hozumi Hasegawa 5 years, 14 daysWBC1010 [9]
7. Flag of Panama.svg Panama Al Brown 4 years, 9 months, 28 daysNYSAC, NBA, IBU108 [10] [11]
8. Flag of Brazil.svg Eder Jofre 4 years, 6 monthsNBA, WBA, WBC88 [12]
9. Flag of the United States.svg Manuel Ortiz 4 years, 4 months, 29 daysWorld1511 [13]
  Active Title Reign
  Reign has ended

Amateur

Kickboxing

In kickboxing, a bantamweight fighter generally weighs between 53 kg (116 lb) and 55 kg (120 lb). However, some governing bodies have slightly different classes. For example, the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) Bantamweight division (professional and amateur) is 117.1 lbs.–122 lbs. or 53.22 kg–55.45 kg.

Lethwei

In International Lethwei Federation Japan Yuta Hamamoto is the Bantamweight Champion.

In World Lethwei Championship Souris Manfredi is the Bantamweight Champion.

Mixed Martial Arts

In MMA, bantamweight is 126–135 pounds (57.2–61.2 kg).

Current champions

These tables were last updated in August 2020.

OrganizationReign beganChampionRecordDefenses
Men
UFC July 11, 2020 Flag of Russia.svg Petr Yan 15–1 (7KO 1SUB)0
Bellator September 12, 2020 Flag of the United States.svg Juan Archuleta25-2 (11KO 1SUB)0
Rizin FF August 10, 2020 Flag of Japan.svg Kai Asakura 15–2 (10KO 2SUB)0
ONE Championship March 31, 2019 Flag of Brazil.svg Bibiano Fernandes 24–4 (2KO 9SUB)1
Fight Nights Global October 10, 2017 Flag of Slovakia.svg Tomáš Deák20–10–1 (6KO 8SUB)1
Cage Warriors September 6, 2019 Flag of England.svg Jack Cartwright8–0 (3KO 4SUB)1
ACA March 6, 2020 Flag of Brazil.svg Daniel Oliveira27–6 (9KO 11SUB)0
Brave CF November 17, 2017 Flag of the Philippines.svg Stephen Loman13–2 (4KO 2SUB)4
Legacy Fighting Alliance N/AFlag placeholder.svgVacantN/AN/A
Women
UFC July 9, 2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Amanda Nunes 20–4 (13KO 3SUB)5
Invicta FC N/AFlag placeholder.svgVacantN/AN/A

Muay Thai

In Muay Thai, bantamweight is 115–118 pounds (52.2-53.5 kg). A notable Muai Thai bantamweight fighter is Randy Thong Phoun Phim.

Wrestling

Wrestling also has similar weight classes including bantamweight.

See also

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References

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