Boxing Weight Classes

 
To ensure an evenly matched and fair fight, boxing weight divisions were devised and originally split into eight categories:- Flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.

As time went on, those original boxing weight classes had others added to them until we have now reached the stage where we now have seventeen different weight divisions in professional boxing. There are slight differences in the weight classes between professional male boxers, professional female boxers and amateur boxers, so all of the possible variations are listed below.

The boxers weigh-in usually takes place the day before a fight and a boxer can undress completely if necessasry to make the fight weight. If the boxer is still a wee bit too heavy, he/she can try and burn off some weight and get re-weighed again later on. This rule doesn't apply to all boxers though. Professional boxers will be given extra time to start cutting weight and try to stay within the limit of their weight classes, but amateur fighters normally have to make their weight division limit first time and don't get any second chances.

 

Professional Mens Boxing Weight Classes

 
Strawweight (mini fly or minimum) - Under 105lb (47.6kg)  
 
Light flyweight - 108lb (49kg) Max
 
Flyweight - 112lb (51kg) Max
 
Super flyweight (junior bantam) - 115lb (52.1kg) Max
 
Bantamweight - 118lb (53.5kg) Max
 
Super bantamweight (junior feather) -122lb (55.3kg) Max
 
Featherweight - 126lb (57.1kg) Max
 
Super featherweight (junior light) - 130lb (59kg) Max
 
Lightweight - 135lb (61.2kg) Max
 
Light welterweight (super light) - 140lb (63.5kg) Max
 
Welterweight - 147lb (66.7kg) Max
 
Light middleweight (super welter) - 154lb (70kg) Max
 
Middleweight - 160lb (72.5kg) Max
 
Super middleweight - 168lb (76.2kg) Max
 
Light heavyweight - 175lb (79kg) Max
 
Cruiserweight - 200lb (91kg) Max
 
Heavyweight - over 200lb (+91kg)
 
 
 
 
Professional Womens Boxing Weight Classes
 
Pinweight - (101lb, 45.8kg) Max
 
Light Flyweight - (106lb, 48.1kg) Max
 
Flyweight - (110lb, 49.9kg) Max
 
Light Bantamweight - (114lb, 51.7kg) Max
 
Bantamweight - (119lb, 53.9kg) Max
 
Featherweight - (125lb, 56.7kg) Max
 
Lightweight - (132lb, 59.9kg) Max
 
Light Welterweight - (138lb, 62.6kg) Max
 
Welterweight - (145lb, 65.8kg) Max
 
Light Middleweight - (154lb, 69.9kg) Max
 
Middleweight - (165lb, 74.8kg) Max
 
Light Heavyweight - (176lb, 79.8kg)
 
Heavyweight - (over 189lb, 85.7kg)
 
 
 
 
Amateur Boxing Weight Classes
 
Light Flyweight - (106lb, 48.1kg) Max
 
Flyweight - (112lb, 50.8kg) Max
 
Bantamweight - (119lb, 54.0kg) Max
 
Featherweight - (125lb, 56.7kg) Max
 
Lightweight - (132lb, 59.9kg) Max
 
Light Welterweight - (141lb, 63.9kg) Max
 
Welterweight - (152lb, 68.9kg) Max
 
Middleweight - (165lb, 74.8kg) Max
 
Light Heavyweight - (178lb, 80.7kg) Max
 
Heavyweight - (201lb, 91.2kg) Max
 
Super Heavyweight - (over 201lb, 91.2kg)

 
 

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