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Cruiserweight

weight class in professional boxing between light heavyweight and heavyweight

Cruiserweight is a division in boxing for fighters who weigh over 175 pounds and up to 200 pounds (91 kg). The weight limit was once 190 pounds. The World Boxing Council created this weight division in the late 1970s because it felt that some fighters were too small to fight in the heavyweight division but too big to fight in the light heavyweight division. So they made a weight class in-between. Many cruiserweight champions and contenders may eventually fight in the heavyweight division.

Longest reigning cruiserweight championsEdit

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

Name Title reign Title recognition Successful defenses
1. United Kingdom Johnny Nelson 7 years, 5 months, 26 days WBO 13
2. Germany Marco Huck 5 years, 11 months, 17 days WBO 13
3. Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk 4 years, 4 months, 12 days WBC 6
4. Russia Denis Lebedev 4 years, 1 month, 3 days WBA, IBF 3
4. Panama Guillermo Jones 4 years, 1 month, 3 days WBA 2
6. Cuba Juan Carlos Gómez 3 years, 11 months, 29 days WBC 10
7. France Anaclet Wamba 3 years, 11 months, 17 days WBC 8
8. Cuba Yoan Pablo Hernández 3 years, 11 months, 2 weeks and 5 days IBF 4
9. Kazakhstan Vassiliy Jirov 3 years, 10 months, 21 days IBF 6
10. France Jean-Marc Mormeck 3 years, 10 months, 15 days WBA, WBC 4
11. Puerto Rico Ossie Ocasio 2 years, 9 months, 18 days WBA 3
12. Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk 2 years, 11 months and 5 days WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF 6
13. United States Evander Holyfield 2 years WBA, IBF, WBC 5
     Active reign
     Reign has ended

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Cruiserweight Boxing News Website Retrieved on 6 December 2013.
  2. Current Cruiserweight Ratings Retrieved on 27 December 2012.
  3. Cruiserweight Division Retrieved on 27 December 2012.
  4. IBF Cruiserweight Champions Retrieved on 27 December 2012.
  5. WBA Cruiserweight Champions Retrieved on 27 December 2012.