Cruiserweight (boxing)

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Cruiserweight, also referred to as junior heavyweight, is a weight class in professional boxing between light heavyweight and heavyweight.wikipedia
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Light heavyweight

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Cruiserweight, also referred to as junior heavyweight, is a weight class in professional boxing between light heavyweight and heavyweight.
In professional boxing, the division is above 168 lb and up to 175 lb, falling between super middleweight and cruiserweight.

Heavyweight

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Cruiserweight, also referred to as junior heavyweight, is a weight class in professional boxing between light heavyweight and heavyweight.
The maximum weight for a cruiserweight is 200 pounds.

Evander Holyfield

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Evander Holyfield unified the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles to become undisputed champion, the first to do so, and then moved up to the heavyweight division in 1988.
He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s, and remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes.

Ossie Ocasio

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In 1982 the World Boxing Association recognized Ossie Ocasio as their first cruiserweight champion when he defeated South African Robbie Williams (although at that time the WBA called the division "junior heavyweight").
Osvaldo "Ossie" Ocasio (born August 12, 1955) is a Puerto Rican former boxer who held the world cruiserweight championship.

Tomasz Adamek

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Other notable champions in the division have been Bobby Czyz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Tomasz Adamek, Virgil Hill, Al Cole, Orlin Norris, James Toney, David Haye and Oleksandr Usyk
He is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBC light heavyweight title from 2005 to 2007; and the unified IBF, Ring magazine and lineal cruiserweight titles from 2008 to 2009.

Weight class (boxing)

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Cruiserweight, also referred to as junior heavyweight, is a weight class in professional boxing between light heavyweight and heavyweight.

Virgil Hill

Other notable champions in the division have been Bobby Czyz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Tomasz Adamek, Virgil Hill, Al Cole, Orlin Norris, James Toney, David Haye and Oleksandr Usyk
He is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA light heavyweight title twice, from 1987 to 1997; the IBF and lineal light heavyweight titles from 1996 to 1997; and the WBA cruiserweight title twice, from 2000 to 2002 and 2006 to 2007.

Al Cole

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Other notable champions in the division have been Bobby Czyz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Tomasz Adamek, Virgil Hill, Al Cole, Orlin Norris, James Toney, David Haye and Oleksandr Usyk
He won the IBF cruiserweight title and was a major force in the division until moving up to heavyweight, where he had less success.

Dwight Muhammad Qawi

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Other notable champions in the division have been Bobby Czyz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Tomasz Adamek, Virgil Hill, Al Cole, Orlin Norris, James Toney, David Haye and Oleksandr Usyk
He was a world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983, and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.

David Haye

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Other notable champions in the division have been Bobby Czyz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Tomasz Adamek, Virgil Hill, Al Cole, Orlin Norris, James Toney, David Haye and Oleksandr Usyk
As a professional, Haye became a unified cruiserweight world champion in 2008, winning three of the four major world titles, as well as the Ring magazine and lineal titles.

James Toney

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Other notable champions in the division have been Bobby Czyz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Tomasz Adamek, Virgil Hill, Al Cole, Orlin Norris, James Toney, David Haye and Oleksandr Usyk
Nicknamed "Lights Out", he held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the IBF and lineal middleweight titles, IBF super middleweight title, and the IBF cruiserweight title.

Oleksandr Usyk

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Other notable champions in the division have been Bobby Czyz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Tomasz Adamek, Virgil Hill, Al Cole, Orlin Norris, James Toney, David Haye and Oleksandr Usyk
He reigned as the undisputed cruiserweight champion from July 2018 until he vacated his titles in March 2019, being the first cruiserweight in history to hold all four major world championships—the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and WBO titles.

Johnny Nelson

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Johnny Nelson and Marco Huck jointly hold the record for most consecutive title defenses at this division, with both achieving 13 defenses of the WBO title.
He is currently the longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having held the WBO title from 1999 to 2005, making thirteen successful defences, a record shared with Marco Huck.

Marco Huck

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Johnny Nelson and Marco Huck jointly hold the record for most consecutive title defenses at this division, with both achieving 13 defenses of the WBO title.
He held the WBO cruiserweight title from 2009 to 2015, and is the joint-longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having made thirteen consecutive successful defenses, a division record shared with Johnny Nelson.

Mairis Briedis

Mairis Briedis (born January 13, 1985) is a Latvian professional boxer competing in the cruiserweight division.

Krzysztof Włodarczyk

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He has held a cruiserweight world championship twice, including the IBF title from 2006 to 2007, and the WBC title from 2010 to 2014.

Denis Lebedev

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He is a former unified cruiserweight world champion, having held the WBA title from 2012 to 2018, and the IBF title in 2016, and challenged once for the WBO title in 2010.

International Boxing Federation

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The International Boxing Federation followed suit in 1983 when it matched former WBC champion Marvin Camel against Rick Sekorski for their inaugural title.

World Boxing Association

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In 1982 the World Boxing Association recognized Ossie Ocasio as their first cruiserweight champion when he defeated South African Robbie Williams (although at that time the WBA called the division "junior heavyweight").

Marvin Camel

The International Boxing Federation followed suit in 1983 when it matched former WBC champion Marvin Camel against Rick Sekorski for their inaugural title. The WBC was the first boxing organization to recognize the cruiserweight division when it sanctioned a bout between Marvin Camel and Mate Parlov on December 8, 1979, for their version of the title.

Mate Parlov

The WBC was the first boxing organization to recognize the cruiserweight division when it sanctioned a bout between Marvin Camel and Mate Parlov on December 8, 1979, for their version of the title.

Guillermo Jones

He held the WBA cruiserweight title from 2008 to 2012, and challenged twice for the WBA super welterweight title in 1998.

Juan Carlos Gómez

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He held the WBC cruiserweight title from 1998 to 2002, and challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title in 2009.