featherweight


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featherweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 118--126 pounds (53.5--57 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 54--57 kg (119--126 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the featherweight challenger
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 126--139 pounds (57--63 kg))
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Magsayo revealed that he wants to fight for a title elimination bout Joseph Diaz Jr of the United States to earn a shot at WBO world featherweight champion Oscar Valdez of Mexico.
The fight will also be Conlan's first as a fully-fledged featherweight, having recently made the move up to 126lbs after struggling to cut down to the 122lb super-bantamweight limit.
I still believe that I'm the best featherweight in the world and I promise my fans that I am continuing with my efforts to get my homecoming fight rescheduled.
Frampton made no mention of whether he would continue to be trained by McGuigan's son Shane, under whose tutelage he captured the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight titles and the WBA featherweight belt - the same title once held by his now ex-manager in the mid-1980s.
Edgar is set to face the former featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 200 before possibly fighting against Connor McGregor.
Munoz lost on points to IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich last year, but will have to step up a division to face Smith.
The two will be fighting for the WBC ABCO super featherweight title in a 12- round bout.
The victory keeps him on course to climb the rankings and the former Golden Gloves champ is looking to move back down to featherweight in order to land a domestic strap.
Undefeated Abner Mares defends his World Boxing Council featherweight title on Saturday against Jhonny Gonzalez in one of two all-Mexican title bouts at the Home Depot Center stadium.
The UFC's return to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is full of anticipation and high expectation, as the main card features a championship match between the featherweight division's kingpin and one of his most highly skilled challengers to date.