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Last updated on 2018/01/11

Women's World Lightweight Title

May Kelly 1911/05/29<  
Claims the title in Washington, DC

Bobby Steel 1932/06/26<  
Billed as champion in Sandusky, OH.

Clara Mortenson 1932 Topeka, KS, USA*
Claims to have won the title from Barbara Ware.
Mildred Burke 1937/01/28 Chattanooga, TN, USA
Clara Mortenson [2] 1937/02/11 Chattanooga, TN, USA
Fast count by the referee in the third fall.
Mildred Burke [2] 1937/04/19 Charleston, WV, USA
Local paper initially reports Mortenson's victory but issues a correction two days later; Mortenson continues to claim the World Lightweight Title in the western states, mainly California and Arizona, until her retirement in 52; Burke is billed as heavyweight, welteriweght, and/or lightweight champion depending on where and when she defends the title.

Violet Ray (Christie Ray) 1948/08/19<  
Billed as champion in Green Bay, WI; still/again claims the title in St. Cloud, MN as of 52/02/07, Davenport, IA as of 55/03/27, Orlando, FL as of 65/03/21, and Beckley, WV as of 70/08/11.

Marlene Schmidt 1956/09/24<  
Billed as champion in Evansville, IN.

Karen Kellogg 1962/11/03 Bluefield, WV, USA
Defeats Lola Loray in 4-woman tournament final; also recognized in Ohio and Iowa; still champion as of 63/11/17.