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Encyclopedia > Featherweight

Featherweight is a weight class division in the sport of boxing and wrestling (Greco-Roman). Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called pugilism (from Latin), prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two competitors competing for a physical advantage. ...

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Professional boxing

A featherweight boxer weighs in at 9 stones or under (at 126 pounds or under in the USA). In the early days of the division, this limit fluctuated. The British have generally always recognized the limit at 126 pounds, but in America the weight limit was at first 114 pounds. An early champion, George Dixon, moved the limit to 120 and then 122 pounds. Finally, in 1920 the United States fixed the limit at 126 pounds. There have been a number of notable individuals named George Dixon: George Dixon, a nineteenth century boxer George Dixon, a sea captain and explorer George Dixon was also the name of the main character of the BBC TV police series Dixon of Dock Green. ...


The 1860 fight between Nobby Clark and Jim Elliott is sometimes called the first featherweight championship. However, the division only gained wide acceptance in 1889 after the Ike Weir-Frank Murphy fight. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Notable featherweights

Abraham Washington Attell (born February 22, 1884 in San Francisco, California, United States – died February 6, 1970 in New Paltz, New York), better known in the boxing world as Abe Attell, was a boxer who became known for his involvement in scandals as well as for his long period... Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (born January 17, 1974 in Mexico City) is a Mexican professional boxer and former world WBC Super Featherweight champion. ... Benny Bass, known as Little Fish, (born December 4, 1904, in Kiev, Ukraine; immigrated to the United States in 1906; died June 25, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American boxer. ... Driscoll was another Welshman to fight himself out of poverty, learning his trade in the boxing booths. ... Jackie Fields (Jacob Finkelstein; born February 9, 1908, in Chicago, Illinois; died June 3, 1987, in Los Angeles, California) was an American boxer. ... Acelino Popó Freitas (born September 21, 1975), is a native of Bahia, Brazil, who is a boxer and a former world junior lightweight and lightweight champion. ... Naseem redirects here. ... Scott Harrison, (born August 19, 1977) , was the first Scottish boxer to regain the World Boxing Organisation featherweight championship. ... Yohannes Christian John (born September 14, 1979 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is the WBA featherweight boxing champion (2003-). His record is 38-0-1 (20 KOs). ... Louis Kaplan (born October 15, 1901 in Kiev, Russia), better known as Kid Kaplan, was a professional boxer in the Featherweight division. ... Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez (born August 23, 1973, Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer and the reigning world WBC Super Featherweight defending champion. ... Finbar Patrick Barry McGuigan MBE (born February 28, 1961 in Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland), nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, is a former professional boxer who became a world Featherweight champion. ... Erik Isaac Morales Elvira (born September 1, 1976 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer, eight time WBC, IBF, WBO, IBA world champion and future hall-of-famer. ... Manny Pacquiao (born Emmanuel Dapigran Pacquiao on December 17, 1978 in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines), also known as the Pacman, is a Filipino professional boxer . ... Victor Young Perez (born October 18, 1911, in Tunis, Tunisia; died March, 1945, in Auschwitz, Poland) was a Tunisian boxer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... One of the greatest fighters ever, Joseph Sandy Saddler was born in Boston, Massachussetts on June 23. ... Salvador Sánchez Santiago (January 26, 1959 - August 12, 1982) was a Mexican boxer born in the small town of Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. ... Johnny Lee Tapia (born February 13, 1967), better known as Johnny Tapia, is an American professional boxer. ... Chalky Wright was an American featherweight boxer and world champion. ...

Amateur boxing

In amateur boxing, the weight limit is 54 to 57 kilograms.


Olympic champions

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, seven boxing events were contested. ... Image File history File links US_flag_45_stars. ... Oliver Kirk (20 March 1884-?) was an American bantamweight and featherweight professional boxer who won two gold medals in Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics. ... At the 1908 Summer Olympics, five boxing events were contested. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Richard Gunn (born February 16, 1871 in Charing Cross, London; died June 23, 1961 in Lambeth, London) was a boxer, and is the oldest man to win an Olympic boxing crown. ... Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was the host nation of the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1920 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-50. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Paul Fritsch (born c. ... France competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-50. ... Image File history File links US_flag_48_stars. ... Jackie Fields (Jacob Finkelstein; born February 9, 1908, in Chicago, Illinois; died June 3, 1987, in Los Angeles, California) was an American boxer. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight 112 lb (51 kg) Bantamweight 118 lb (53. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Lambertus (Bep) van Klaveren (born September 26, 1907 in Rotterdam — died February 12, 1992 in Rotterdam) is a former Dutch boxer, who was nicknamed The Dutch Windmill. ... The Netherlands was the host nation for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-50. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Old Flag of Argentina Argentina competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California under the IOC country code ARG. It was the fourth appearance of the South American nation. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1936 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-50. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Old Flag of Argentina Argentina competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany under the IOC country code ARG. It was the fifth appearance of the South American nation. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-51 kg) Bantamweight (-54kg) Featherweight (-58kg) Lightweight (-62kg) Welterweight (-67kg) Middleweight (-73kg) Light-heavyweight (-80kg) Heavyweight (80kg & over) Categories: 1948 Summer Olympics events | Boxing at the Olympics ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Italy competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-51 kg) Bantamweight (-54kg) Featherweight (-57kg) Lightweight (-60kg) Light-welterweight (-63. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia_(bordered). ... Czechoslovakia competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. ... Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place in the new stadium at West Melbourne. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. ... In the 1960 Summer Olympics, Cassius Marcellus Clay, won the gold medal in the boxing light heavyweight division for the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Italy was the host nation for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics: It was held October 11 to 23. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Mexico was the host nation for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics: It was held August 27 to September 10 // Medals Light-flyweight (-48kg) Flyweight (-51kg) Bantamweight (-54kg) Featherweight (-57kg) Lightweight (-60kg) Light welterweight (-63. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. ... There were eleven boxing events at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Ángel Herrera (born August 2, 1957) is a Cuban boxer, who won two Olympic gold medals, and the world title at the second World Championships in Belgrade. ... Flag of Cuba Cuba competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal under the IOC country code CUB. It was the twelfth appearance of the Caribbean nation, which made its Olympic debut in 1900. ... Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics took place in the Indoor Stadium of the Olympiski Sports Complex in Moscow. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Germany. ... Rudi Fink (born June 6, 1958 in Cottbus) is a retired boxer from Germany, who won the gold medal in the Featherweight division (-57 kg) for East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ... Flag of East Germany East Germany competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow under the IOC country code GDR. Medals Categories: Olympic stubs | Nations at the 1980 Summer Olympics | Germany at the Olympics ... Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place in the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Meldrick Taylor (born October 19, 1966) is a former Olympic gold medalist and world boxing champion in two weight classes. ... Boxing at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place in the Chamshil Students Gymnasium in Seoul. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Giovanni Parisi (born December 2, 1967) is an Italian boxer, who won the gold medal in the mens Featherweight (57 kg) category at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. ... Flag of Italy Italy competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. ... Boxing at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place in the old Pavelló Club Joventut de Badalona in Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Andreas Tews (born September 11, 1968) was a German amateur boxer. ... Flag of Germany Germany competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Light Flyweight (-48kg) First Round Beibis Mendoza, Colombia def. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Somluck Kamsing (sometimes Somrak Khamsing, born January 16, 1973) is a Thai boxer. ... Thailand competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. ... The boxing competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney was held over a period of sixteen days at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Bekzat Sattarkhanov (Apr 4, 1980, Shymkent - Dec 31, 2000, Shymkent) was a Kazakhstani boxer who competed in the Featherweight (57 kg) at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. ... Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... Boxing at the Kenyan boxer David Munyasia had tested positive for cathine and has been excluded from the event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Alexei Tichtchenko (born May 29, 1984) is a Russian amateur boxer. ... Flag of the Russian Federation Russia at the 2004 Summer Olympics was represented by the Russian Olympic Committee (abbreviated ROC). ...

Pan American Champions

The boxing tournament at the 1951 Pan American Games was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from February 25 to March 8, with the hosting nation winning in all eight weight divisions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Motto En unión y libertad(Spanish) In Union and Freedom Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino Capital (and largest city) Buenos Aires Official languages Spanish Government Federal republic  -  President Néstor Kirchner  -  Vice President Daniel Scioli Independence from Spain   -  May Revolution 25 May 1810   -  Declared 9 July 1816   -  Recognized 1821 (by... The boxing tournament at the 1955 Pan American Games was held in Mexico City, Mexico, from March 12 to March 26, with the inclusion of two new weight divisions (Light Welterweight and Light Middleweight) to the existing eight. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Motto En unión y libertad(Spanish) In Union and Freedom Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino Capital (and largest city) Buenos Aires Official languages Spanish Government Federal republic  -  President Néstor Kirchner  -  Vice President Daniel Scioli Independence from Spain   -  May Revolution 25 May 1810   -  Declared 9 July 1816   -  Recognized 1821 (by... The boxing tournament at the 1959 Pan American Games was held in Chicago, United States, from August 27 to September 7. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Motto En unión y libertad(Spanish) In Union and Freedom Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino Capital (and largest city) Buenos Aires Official languages Spanish Government Federal republic  -  President Néstor Kirchner  -  Vice President Daniel Scioli Independence from Spain   -  May Revolution 25 May 1810   -  Declared 9 July 1816   -  Recognized 1821 (by... The boxing tournament at the 1963 Pan American Games was held in São Paulo, Brazil, from April 20 to May 5. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Motto Ordem e Progresso(Portuguese) Order and Progress Anthem Brazilian National Anthem Capital Brasília Largest city São Paulo Official languages Portuguese Government Presidential Federal republic  -  President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva  -  Vice President José Alencar Gomes da Silva Independence from Portugal   -  Declared September 7, 1822   -  Recognised August... The boxing tournament at the 1967 Pan American Games was held in Winnipeg, Canada, from July 24 to August 6. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Motto En unión y libertad(Spanish) In Union and Freedom Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino Capital (and largest city) Buenos Aires Official languages Spanish Government Federal republic  -  President Néstor Kirchner  -  Vice President Daniel Scioli Independence from Spain   -  May Revolution 25 May 1810   -  Declared 9 July 1816   -  Recognized 1821 (by... The boxing tournament at the 1971 Pan American Games was held in Cali, Colombia, from July 25 to August 6. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... This article is about the country in North America. ... The boxing tournament at the 1975 Pan American Games was held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12 to October 26. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The boxing tournament at the 1979 Pan American Games was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The boxing tournament at the 1983 Pan American Games was held in Caracas, Venezuela, from August 14 to August 29. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Adolfo Horta (born March 10, 1957 in Camaguey) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who won the silver medal in the Featherweight division (-57 kg) at age 22 at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ... Motto: (Spanish) Homeland or Death a Anthem: La Bayamesa(The Bayamo Song) Capital  (and largest city)  Havana Official languages Spanish Government Socialist republicb  - President of the Council of State Fidel Castro Raúl Castro (acting) Independence from Spain   - Declaredc October 10, 1868   - Republic declared May 20, 1902   - Cuban Revolution January... The boxing tournament at the 1987 Pan American Games was held in Indianapolis, United States from August 8 to August 23. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Kelcie Herron Banks (born May 8, 1965 in Chicago) is a retired boxer from the United States, who competed in the featherweight (– 57 kg) division. ... The Boxing Tournament at the 1991 Pan American Games was held in Havana, Cuba from August 2 to August 18. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Arnaldo Mesa (born December 6, 1967) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who won the silver medal for his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Motto: (Spanish) Homeland or Death a Anthem: La Bayamesa(The Bayamo Song) Capital  (and largest city)  Havana Official languages Spanish Government Socialist republicb  - President of the Council of State Fidel Castro Raúl Castro (acting) Independence from Spain   - Declaredc October 10, 1868   - Republic declared May 20, 1902   - Cuban Revolution January... The Boxing Tournament at the 1995 Pan American Games was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina from March 11 to March 27. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Arnaldo Mesa (born December 6, 1967) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who won the silver medal for his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Motto: (Spanish) Homeland or Death a Anthem: La Bayamesa(The Bayamo Song) Capital  (and largest city)  Havana Official languages Spanish Government Socialist republicb  - President of the Council of State Fidel Castro Raúl Castro (acting) Independence from Spain   - Declaredc October 10, 1868   - Republic declared May 20, 1902   - Cuban Revolution January... The Boxing Tournament at the 1999 Pan American Games was held in Winnipeg, Canada from July 31 to August 8. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Yudel Johnson Cedeno born 6 June 1981 is a Cuban Light-Welterweight Boxer Yudel won silver at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the Light-Welterweight Boxing division losing to Manus Boonjumnong in the final. ... Motto: (Spanish) Homeland or Death a Anthem: La Bayamesa(The Bayamo Song) Capital  (and largest city)  Havana Official languages Spanish Government Socialist republicb  - President of the Council of State Fidel Castro Raúl Castro (acting) Independence from Spain   - Declaredc October 10, 1868   - Republic declared May 20, 1902   - Cuban Revolution January... The Boxing Tournament at the 2003 Pan American Games was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from August 8 to August 15. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Likar Ramos Concha (born September 8, 1985 in Barranquilla) is a boxer from Colombia, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native South American country. ... For other definitions, see Colombia (disambiguation). ...

Professional Champions

This is a chronological List of World Featherweight Boxing Champions, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983...

See also


Boxing weight class names are not always consistent, as shown in the following table: Weight classes for boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics: See also Boxing Reigning boxing champions Categories: | ... This is a list of the current boxing world champions who are certified by the four main boxing organizations and The Ring magazine. ...

Weight divisions in boxing
Professional boxing
Strawweight | Light Flyweight | Flyweight | Super Flyweight | Bantamweight | Super Bantamweight | Featherweight | Super Featherweight | Lightweight | Light Welterweight | Welterweight | Light Middleweight | Middleweight | Super Middleweight | Light Heavyweight | Cruiserweight | Heavyweight
Olympic boxing
Light Flyweight | Flyweight | Bantamweight | Featherweight | Lightweight | Light Welterweight | Welterweight | Middleweight | Light Heavyweight | Heavyweight | Super Heavyweight

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Boxing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6714 words)
Willie Pep a featherweight champion who lost just 1 of his 230 fights is another pugilist who dominated the lower weight class.
But the greatest of the pugilists in non heavyweight division would undoubtedly be Sugar Ray Robinson who won an unprecedented five world titles in five weight classes and competed in some of the era's most memorable contests.
Among the Flyweights, Jackie Brown won the title in 1932, Peter Kane in 1938 and Terry Allen in 1950 and Naseem Hamed in the 1990s.
Singer 301 Featherweight Sewing Machine (227 words)
The featherweight has gears but has a belt driven motor, where as the 301 has built in motor and is directly geared to the shaft gears.
This machine is a bit heavier then the featherweight, the body is made of cast aluminium.
Feet for this machine are readily available.Far superior to the "famed" featherweight, the 301 is a quilters dream machine.
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