Quintuple champion

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In different sports an athlete who wins five crowns, titles, medals, belts, or other distinctions is called a Quintuple Champion.

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Boxing

In boxing, a quintuple champion is a boxer who has won world titles in at least five different weight classes.

Boxing combat sport

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.

Weight class (boxing)

A weight class is a measurement weight range for boxers. The lower limit of a weight class is equal to the upper weight limit of the class below it. The top class, with no upper limit, is called heavyweight in professional boxing and super heavyweight in amateur boxing. A boxing match is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each boxer's weight must not exceed the upper limit. Although professional boxers may fight above their weight class, an amateur boxer's weight must not fall below the lower limit. A nonstandard weight limit is called a catchweight.

The first man in boxing to earn this distinction was Thomas Hearns on November 4, 1988. Hearns won first the Welterweight (147 lbs) title, later annexed the Super Welterweight (154 lbs) belt. Rather than win the next closest division in weight, the Middleweight (160 lbs), he moved up to three divisions to earn the Light Heavyweight (175 lbs) title. He moved down in weight to net the Middleweight (160 lbs) crown and finally moved back in weight up to Super Middleweight (168 lbs) to become the first Quintuple Champion in the history of boxing.

Thomas Hearns American boxer

ThomasHearns is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 2006. Nicknamed the "Motor City Cobra", and more famously "The Hitman", Hearns' tall, slender build and oversized arms and shoulders allowed him to move up over fifty pounds in his career and become the first boxer in history to win world titles in five weight divisions: welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and super middleweight.

Since then some boxers have won six titles and become the Sextuple champions.

World's Strongest Man

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Formula One

Juan Manuel Fangio is a five-time Formula One World Champion.

Juan Manuel Fangio Argentinian racing driver

Juan Manuel Fangio, nicknamed El Chueco or El Maestro, was an Argentine racing car driver. He dominated the first decade of Formula One racing, winning the World Drivers' Championship five times.

Motorcycle racing

Mick Doohan won five consecutive 500 cc World Championships starting in 1994.

Mick Doohan Australian motorcycle racer

Michael "Mick" Sydney Doohan, is an Australian former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion, who won five consecutive 500 cc World Championships. Only Giacomo Agostini with eight, Valentino Rossi with seven and Marc Márquez with six, have won more premier class titles.

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