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.   Johnny Nelson 7 years, 5 months, 26 days WBO 13
2.   Marco Huck 5 years, 11 months, 17 days WBO 13
3.   Krzysztof Włodarczyk 4 years, 4 months, 12 days WBC 6
4.   Denis Lebedev 4 years, 1 month, 3 days WBA, IBF 3
4.   Guillermo Jones 4 years, 1 month, 3 days WBA 2
6.   Juan Carlos Gómez 3 years, 11 months, 29 days WBC 10
7.   Anaclet Wamba 3 years, 11 months, 17 days WBC 8
8.   Yoan Pablo Hernández 3 years, 11 months, 2 weeks and 5 days IBF 4
9.   Vassiliy Jirov 3 years, 10 months, 21 days IBF 6
10.   Jean-Marc Mormeck 3 years, 10 months, 15 days WBA, WBC 4
11.   Ossie Ocasio 2 years, 9 months, 18 days WBA 3
12.   Oleksandr Usyk 5 years and 1 month WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF 6
13.   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.