bantamweight


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bantamweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 112--118 pounds (51--53.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 51--54 kg (112--119 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the bantamweight champion
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115--126 pounds (52--57 kg))
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McCullough won his bantamweight title against the defending champion Yasuei Yakushiji in his native Japan in 1995 and gave it up after two defences before Harrison began his professional career in October 1996.
He said: "I already have my own Lonsdale Belt to keep from the bantamweight division - now I'd like to win nother at this weight.
Chicago-based Lowey faces arguably the finest in the super bantamweight division in American Jones, who has had two successive victories over formerly unbeaten Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera.
That super bantamweight European assault plan will be drawn up next week but for now Hyland will take a week out to enjoy his win.
They originally wanted it for this show in Nottingham in a couple of weeks but there was no way I could get down to the bantamweight limit in that time.
He lost super bantamweight title fights to Junior Jones in 1996 and 1997, but came back to win championships in two more divisions - featherweight and super featherweight.
THEY may have a combined age of 67, but bantamweights Johnny Armour and Francis Ampofo are the star attractions at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham tonight.
St Helens bantamweight Craig Lyon takes a big step up in class in Altrincham next week
BANTAMWEIGHT John Joe Nevin outgunned Chinese bantamweight Yu Gu to secure an historic sixth World Senior Championship medal for Ireland at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan yesterday.
BOXING: North-East women's champion Cathy Brown could end her career in a home-town fight for the WBC bantamweight title.
The Goossen Tutor Promotions card will feature Oscar Larios in a defense of his World Boxing Council super bantamweight belt against Wayne McCullough in the main event.
The Crawley scaffolder formerly operated at feather-weight and can beat the ex- bantamweight on points.