Super flyweight

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Super flyweight, also referred to as junior bantamweight or light bantamweight, is a weight class in professional boxing, contested from 112 pounds (51 kg) and up to 115 pounds (52 kg).

The first title match in this division was in 1980, when the World Boxing Council responded to pressure from Asian and Latin American members who felt the difference between the flyweight limit and the bantamweight limit was too significant. Rafael Orono won the inaugural title in February of that year by defeating Seung-Hoon Lee. The World Boxing Association followed suit in 1981 when Gustavo Ballas won the vacant title by knocking out Sok-Chul Baek, the first International Boxing Federation champion was Ju-Do Chun, who won the belt in 1983 with a knockout of Ken Kasugai.

Notable champions in this division have been Ellyas Pical, Gilberto Román, Jiro Watanabe, Moon Sung-kil, Nana Konadu, Mark Johnson, Johnny Tapia, Robert Quiroga, Danny Romero, Vic Darchinyan, Khaosai Galaxy, Samson Dutch Boy Gym, Nonito Donaire, Román González, Carlos Cuadras, Tepparith Singwancha, Naoya Inoue, McJoe Arroyo and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

Khaosai Galaxy holds the record for most consecutive title defenses at this division, with 19 defenses of the WBA title.[1]

Professional champions[edit]

Current champions

Sanctioning Body Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
WBA December 10, 2016 United Kingdom Khalid Yafai 22–0–0 (14 KO) 1
WBC March 18, 2017 Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 44–4–1 (40 KO) 1
IBF September 3, 2016 Philippines Jerwin Ancajas 27–1–1 (18 KO) 2
WBO December 30, 2014 Japan Naoya Inoue 14–0–0 (12 KO) 6

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