Cruiserweight facts for kids
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 champions
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||7 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day||WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF||6|
|13.||Evander Holyfield||2 years||WBA, IBF, WBC||5|
- Active reign
- Reign has ended
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