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Boxing Champs in 5 Different Weight Classes

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It takes a lot of body control to win a championship in 5 different weight classes. A fighter must know his body then train and eat accordingly so as to peak during the specific time of the fight. For the most part, fighters keep their training schedules and eating habits private so as not to tip off the opponent. It could be that successful fighters workout all day, eat right and don’t drink or do drugs. It’s also possible that some of these fighters are just blessed with 1% body fat and require less effort to maintain their desired weight. Either way, the following fighters have perfected the art of winning in different weight classes.

 

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Photo courtesy of MTV.

Oscar De La Hoya first became a WBO champion at 130 pounds as a Super Featherweight then continued on winning as a Lightweight (135), Light Welterweight (140), Welterweight (147), Light Middleweight (147), and Junior Middleweight (154).

 

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Photo courtesy of ESPN.

Thomas Hearns first won a WBA Welterweight title at 147 pounds then went on to win belts as a Light Middleweight (154), Light Heavyweight (175), Middleweight (160), Super Middleweight (168).

 

Ray Charles Leonard-Ray_0

Ray Charles Leonard aka “Sugar Ray Leonard,” won his first championship as a Welterweight then proceeded to rack up titles as a Super Welterweight (154), Middleweight (160), Super Middleweight (168), and Light Heavyweight (175).

 

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Photo courtesy of HBO.

Manny Pacquiao got his first boxing title as flyweight of a 112 pounds. He then won championships as a Super Bantamweight (112), Featherweight (122), Super Featherweight (126), Lightweight (130).

 

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Photo credit Ethan Miller/AFP/Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t do all that talking for nothing. Aside from a perfect record, he also sits pretty with the small group of the Quintuple Weight Class Champions of Boxing. He got his first championship as 130 pound Super Featherweight. During his undefeated reign he’s sat on top of the following weight class divisions; Lightweight (135), Light Welterweight (140), Welter (147), and Light Middleweight (154).

 

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Roy Jones Jr. was champ in 4 different weight classes. Middleweight (1993), Super Middleweight (1994), Light Heavyweight (1997), and Heavyweight (2003).

 

Ray Robinson

Ray Robinson aka “Sugar Ray Robinson” was champ in 2 different weight classes. Welterweight (1946), Middleweight (1951).