bantamweight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bantamweight an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds
    • n bantamweight weighs 115-126 pounds
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Usage

In literature:

Pop couldn't be much more than a bantamweight, even with all his knives.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
In California Jimmie went to school, and on the side became Amateur Bantamweight Champion of the Pacific Coast.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson
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In news:

Abner Mares recently was asked why he decided to move from bantamweight to the super bantamweight division.
Abner Mares kept his WBC super bantamweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno Saturday night at Staples Center.
British bantamweight Brad Pickett has suffered an injury and has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 130 bout with Miguel Torres.
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A new bantamweight champion gets crowned in dramatic fashion.
A 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in judo, Rousey (6-0) defended her Strikeforce women's bantamweight title against former champion Sarah Kaufman in just 54 seconds.
Ronda Rousey, the most recognizable female fighter in MMA, defends her Strikeforce women's bantamweight title Saturday against Kaufman.
UFC president Dana White presented the women's bantamweight title belt to Ronda Rousey on Thursday, then announced that she will make her first defense on Feb 23 against Liz Carmouche.
Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz blames " ignorance " for the negative reaction.
The Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion made her first title defense look easy Saturday night in San Diego.
Women's bantamweight title up for grabs in San Diego.
Ronda Rousey (left) and Sarah Kaufman , prior to their meeting on Aug 18 for the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title in San Diego.
Canadian bantamweight Nick (The Ninja of Love) Denis has retired from mixed martial arts, citing a concern over blows to the head.
Leo Santa Cruz, right, delivers a punch against Eric Morel on his way to victory in their IBF bantamweight title fight in Las Vegas in September.
Leo Santa Cruz , shown after knocking out Eric Morel in September, remained unbeaten in 23 fights Saturday night at Staples Center after beating Victor Zaleta in a bantamweight brawl.
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