|The 115-lb. division was included as part of
NY's Walker Law
of 1920, but our research does not reveal any claimants to that title.
The WBC resurrected the 115-poud class in 1980, with Venezuelan
Rafael "Patono" Orono winning the title.
Orono lost to
Chul Ho Kim, then regained it from
Kim in 1982, then lost to
Payao Poontarat. The WBA's title started in 1981 with
Gustavo Ballas, who lost to
Rafael Pedroza, who lost to
Jiro Watanabe in 1982.
Watanabe in July 1984 for the lineal title. Comments can be sent to the