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    Heavyweight

  • Basically an open/unlimited weight division.
  • 205lb and over for National Wrestling Alliance until the mid-1980s.
  • 99.88kg/220lb and over in Japan around mid-1950s.
  • 99.88kg/220lb and over according to the rules of Japan Pro-Wrestling Commission (New Japan Pro-Wrestling & IWE) in 1980.
  • 100kg/220lb and over according to the rules of New Japan Pro-Wrestling as of 2001.
  • 97kg/213.8lb and over in Mexico as of the mid-1980s.
  • 100kg/220lb and over in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 265lb/120kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000 (anyone over the limit is considered as "super heavyweight").
  • 90.72kg/200lb and over in professional boxing.

    Junior Heavyweight

  • 190lb limit in the National Wrestling Association.
  • 205lb limit in the National Wrestling Alliance until the mid-1980s.
  • 99.88kg/220lb limit in Japan around mid-1950s.
  • 235lb in NWA Jim Crockett Promotions in the late 1980s.
  • Between 97kg/214lb and 107kg/236lb for "Cruiserweight" in Mexico as of the mid-1980s ("Junior Heavyweight" for UWA).
  • 95kg/209lb limit for "Mid-Heavyweight" in the UK.
  • "Mid-Heavyweight" in some parts of Canada.
  • 225lb limit for "Cruiserweight" in WCW/WWF.
  • 99.88kg limit according to the rules of Japan Pro-Wrestling Commission (NJPW & IWE) as of 1980.
  • 100kg limit according to the rules of NJPW as of 2001.
  • 200lb/90.72kg limit for "Cruiserweight" in professional boxing. "Junior Heavyweight" for WBO.

    Light Heavyweight

  • 175lb limit in the National Wrestling Association.
  • 180lb limit in the National Wrestling Alliance until the mid-1980s.
  • 86.28kg/190lb limit in Japan around mid-1950s.
  • 97kg/214lb limit in Mexico as of the mid-1980s.
  • Anyone under 86.28kg according to the rules of Japan Pro-Wrestling Commission (NJPW & IWE) as of 1980.
  • 90kg/198lb limit in the UK.
  • 225lb limit for WWF in the 1990s (as commonly mixed up with junior heavyweight by the promoters in the US)
  • 90kg/198lb limit in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 205lb/93kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000.
  • 175lb limit in professional boxing.

    Junior Light Heavyweight

  • National Wrestling Association recognized a world title in 1940s.
  • 94kg/207lb limit in Mexico as of the mid-1980s.
  • 85kg/187lb limit for "Heavy Middleweight"in the UK.
  • "Super Middleweight" for Universal Pro in Japan.
  • 168lb limit for "Super Middleweight" in professional boxing.

    Middleweight

  • 158lb limit around 1910.
  • 160lb limit for the old National Wrestling Association.
  • 165lb limit in the National Wrestling Alliance until the mid-1980s.
  • 87kg/192lb limit in Mexico as of the mid-1980s.
  • 80kg/176lb limit in the UK.
  • 82kg/181lb limit in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 185lb/84kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000.
  • 160lb limit in professional boxing.

    Junior Middleweight

  • National Wrestling Association recognized a world title in 1930s.
  • "Super Welterweight" for Universal Pro and Michinoku Pro in Japan.
  • 154lb limit in professional boxing. "Super Welterweight" for WBA and WBC.

    Welterweight

  • 78kg/172lb limit in Mexico as of the mid-1980s.
  • 75kg/165lb limit in the UK.
  • National Wrestling Association recognized a world title in 1920s-40s.
  • 74kg/163lb limit in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 170lb/77kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000.
  • 147lb limit in professional boxing.

    Junior Welterweight

  • There was a world title in the US around 1930s.
  • 140lb limit in professional boxing. "Super Lightweight" for WBA and WBC.

    Lightweight

  • 70kg/154lb limit in Mexico as of the mid-1980s.
  • 70kg/154lb limit in the UK.
  • There were world titles in the US around 1920s.
  • 68kg/150lb limit in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 155lb/70kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000.
  • 135lb limit in professional boxing.

    Junior Lightweight

  • Existence of pro-wrestling titles not confirmed.
  • 130lb limit in professional boxing. "Super Featherweight" for WBA and WBC.

    Featherweight

  • 63kg/139lb limit in Mexico as of the mid-1980s.
  • There were world titles in the US around 1920s.
  • 62kg/137lb limit in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 145lb/66kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000.
  • 126lb limit in professional boxing.

    Junior Featherweight

  • Existence of pro-wrestling titles not confirmed.
  • 122lb limit in professional boxing. "Super Bantamweight" for WBA and WBC.

    Bantamweight

  • There was a world title in the US around 1920s.
  • 57kg/125lb limit in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 135lb/61kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000.
  • 118lb limit in professional boxing.

    Junior Bantamweight

  • Existence of pro-wrestling titles not confirmed.
  • 115lb limit in professional boxing. "Super Flyweight" for WBA and WBC.

    Flyweight

  • The lightest weight division known in pro-wrestling.
  • BWA recognized British Title in 1930s.
  • 52kg/115lb limit in Olympic wrestling before 1996.
  • 125lb/57kg limit for MMA according to the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commision as of 2000.
  • 112lb limit in professional boxing.




 

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