Flyweights (weight class)

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May 20, 2022

Flyweight is a weight class in combat sports. In men's professional English boxing, it concerns athletes weighing between 48.988 kg (108 pounds) and 50.349 kg (111 pounds). In men's amateur (Olympic) boxing, the limit is set between 49 and 52 kg while for women, the category's weight range is between 48 kg and 51 kg.

Professional Boxing

The British Jimmy Wilde is recognized as being the 1st flyweight world champion boxer after his victory against Young Zulu Kid by KO in the 11th round on December 18, 1916.

Inaugural Title

Amateur Boxing

Olympic Champions

1904 - George Finnegan 1920 - Frankie Genaro 1924 - Fidel LaBarba 1928 - Antal Kocsis 1932 - István Enekes 1936 - Willy Kaiser 1948 - Pascual Perez 1952 - Nate Brooks 1956 - Terence Spinks 1960 - Gyula Torok 1964 - Fernando Atzori 1968 - Ricardo Delgado 1972 - Georgy Kostadinov 1976 - Leo Randolph 1980 - Petar Lesov 1984 - Steve McCrory 1988 - Kim Kwang-sun 1992 - Choi Chol-su 1996 - Maikro Romero 2000 - Wijan Ponlid 2004 - Yuriorkis Gamboa 2008 - Somjit Jongjohor 2012 - Robeisy Ramirez (M) - Nicola Adams (F) 2016 - Shakhobidin Zoirov (M) - Nicola Adams (W)

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