Super featherweight, also known as junior lightweight, is a weight division in professional boxing, contested between 126 pounds (57 kg) and 130 pounds (59 kg).
The super featherweight division was established by the New York Walker Law in 1920, although first founded[clarification needed] by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) in 1930. The first English champion was "Battling Kid" Nelson in 1914, who lost his title to Benny Berger in 1915. Artie O’Leary also won this title in 1917. This weight class appeared into two distinct historical periods, from 1921 to 1933 and 1960 to the present.
Some of the notable fighters to hold championship titles at this weight include Brian Mitchell , Arturo Gatti, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Flash Elorde, Alexis Argüello, Azumah Nelson, Julio César Chávez, Diego Corrales, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Érik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Acelino Freitas, Juan Manuel Márquez, Oscar De La Hoya, Rocky Lockridge, and Manny Pacquiao. The first World Boxing Association (previously known as the National Boxing Association up until 1962) champion was Johnny Dundee in 1922. The first World Boxing Council champion was Gabriel Elorde in 1963. The inaugural champion for the International Boxing Federation was Hwan-Kil Yuh in 1984. The first World Boxing Organisation champion was John John Molina in 1989.
Main article: List of world super-featherweight boxing champions
|Sanctioning body||Reign began||Champion||Record||Defenses|
|WBA||August 20, 2022||Héctor García||16–1–0–3 (10 KO)||0|
|WBC||February 11, 2023||O'Shaquie Foster||20–2 (11 KO)||0|
|IBF||November 5, 2022||Shavkat Rakhimov||17–0–1 (14 KO)||0|
|WBO||February 3, 2023||Emanuel Navarrete||37–1 (31 KO)||0|
As of March 12, 2023.
|1||Óscar Valdez||30–1 (23 KO)|
|2||Héctor García||16–1–0–3 (10 KO)||WBA|
|3||Shavkat Rakhimov||16–0–1 (13 KO)|
|4||Joe Cordina||15–0 (9 KO)|
|5||Robson Conceição||17–2 (8 KO)|
|6||O'Shaquie Foster||19–2 (11 KO)|
|7||Roger Gutiérrez||26–3–1 (20 KO)|
|8||Kenichi Ogawa||26–2–1 (18 KO)|
|9||Samir Ziani||33–3–1 (8 KO)|
|10||Lamont Roach Jr.||23–1–1 (9 KO)|
As of 12 June 2022.
|1||Shakur Stevenson||18-0 (9 KO)||204.5||WBC, WBO|
|2||Oscar Valdez||30-1 (23 KO)||74.75|
|3||Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov||16–0–1 (13 KO)||63.64|
|4||O'Shaquie Foster||19–2 (11 KO)||52.74|
|5||Joe Cordina||15-0 (9 KO)||49.01||IBF|
|6||Zelfa Barrett||28–1–1 (18 KO)||35.57|
|7||Hector Garcia||15-0 (10 KO)||34.85|
|8||Kenichi Ogawa||26-2-1 (18 KO)||24.50|
|9||Kid Galahad||28-2 (17 KO)||23.31|
|10||Jono Carroll||22-2-1 (7 KO)||22.47|