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Definition of "bantamweight" [bantamweight]

  • A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 118 pounds (53.1 kilograms), between junior bantamweight and junior flyweight. (noun)
  • A boxer competing in this weight division. (noun)
  • A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting. (noun)
  • A contestant in this weight division. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bantamweight" in a sentence
  • "Nonito Donaire of the Philippines lacks the two world title bantamweight belts belonging to his Feb. 19 opponent, Fernando Montiel of Mexico, but he does have the awareness to recognize what the 118-pound bout at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas means."
  • "WBO super flyweight champion Jorge Arce (53-6-1, 40 KOs) stopped Cecilio Santos (24-13-3, 14 KOs) in the seventh round of a non-title bantamweight fight in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico."
  • "Barry McGuigan's "Cyclone: My Story" is published by Ebury £18.99 v Tumat Sugolik 1978 McGuigan was only 17 when he fought at the Commonwealth Games but still won the bantamweight gold medalv Valerio Nati 1983 The win established McGuigan as No1 contender for the world title."
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