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Welterweight is a weight class division in combat sports. Originally the term "welterweight" was used only in boxing, but other combat sports like kickboxing, taekwondo and mixed martial arts also use it for their own weight division system. In most sports that use it, welterweight is heavier than lightweight but lighter than middleweight.
A welterweight boxer's weight is greater than 63.5 kg (140 lb), but not greater than 67 kg (147 lb).
|Sanctioning Body||Reign Began||Champion||Record||Defenses|
|WBA||December 14, 2013||Marcos Maidana||35–3 (31 KO)||0|
|WBC||September 17, 2011||Floyd Mayweather||45–0 (26 KO)||1|
|IBF||December 7, 2013||Shawn Porter||23–0–1 (14 KO)||0|
|WBO||April 12, 2014||Manny Pacquiao||56–5–2 (38 KO)||0|
The weight division system is different in each organisation, so the kickboxing weight divisions of some international organizations vary:
Muay Thai has fixed its weight division similarly to boxing.
The official rules of shoot boxing define welterweights as between 65 and 67 kg (143.3 to 147.7 lb).
In the sport of Olympic taekwondo, welterweight falls between 74 and 80 kg. At the weight classes for the Olympic games it is between 68 and 80 kg.
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