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Longest reigning boxing world champion

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  • Who: Joe Louis

  • What: Longest reigning boxing world champion

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The Joe Louis heavyweight duration record of 11 yr 252 days stands for all divisions.

Due to the numerous Boxing Associations (As of 2014, there are 5 with about 17 divisions in each!) that exist these can vary but very generally speaking the present boxing divisions are Minimumweight - 105 lb /7 st 7 lb Light Flyweight - 108 lb /7 st10 lb Flyweight - 112 lb /8 st Super Flyweight - 115 lb /8 st 3 lb Bantamweight - 118 lb /8 st 6 lb Super Bantamweight - 122 lb /8 st 10 lb Featherweight - 126 lb /9 st Super Featherweight - 130 lb /9 st 4 lb Lightweight - 135 lb /9 st 9 lb Light Welterweight - 140 lb /10 st Welterweight - 147 lb /10 st 7 lb Light Middleweight - 154 lb /11 st Middleweight - 160 lb /11 st 6 lb Super Middleweight - 168 lb /12 st Light Heavyweight - 175 lb /12 st 7 lb Cruiserweight - 200 lb /14 st 4 lb Heavyweight - Over 200 lb /14 st 4lb Joe Louis's reign started on 22 June 1937, when he knocked out James Joseph Braddock (USA) in the eighth round at Chicago, Illinois, USA, until announcing his retirement on 1 March 1949. During his reign Louis made a record 25 defences of his title.

 

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