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junior lightweight

a. a professional boxer weighing 126--130 pounds (57--59 kg)
b. (as modifier): a junior-lightweight bout
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Vasyl Lomachenko, right, of Ukraine, tries to hit Guillermo Rigondeaux with a right during the sixth round of a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec.
Stephen Smith is dejected after his defeat to Jose Pedraza in their IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship bout at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut - but he is determined to come back a better fighter MADDIE MEYER
Junior lightweight Lee Hatfield was also left wondering what he had to do to win as he suffered a harsh majority points defeat to Aycliffe ABC's Aston Fairhurst.
Mayweather won his first world title in 1998 at junior lightweight, 17 pounds lighter than the welterweight division in which he now competes.
Joining Lewis are American bantamweight champion Orlando Canizales and South African junior lightweight champion Brian Mitchell.
Arrieta, a 32-year-old veteran from Argentina who recently been fighting at junior lightweight, showed early on that he came to fight.
Darren McAdam made it a double success for Barclay's Glasgow-based Noble Art club by outpointing Leith Victoria's James Watson 13-9 to take the junior lightweight crown.
South Korea's Choi Yong-soo has successfully defended his WBA junior lightweight title for the fifth time after earning a unanimous points decision over Japan's Koji Matsumoto in Seoul.
One of the most celebrated boxers in history and the biggest non-heavyweight attraction in boxing, De La Hoya has collected belts at the junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and super welterweight divisions.
The fighters remain the same, but the junior lightweight champion no longer has an opportunity to successfully retain his belt.
The event coincides with the 82nd birth anniversary of Elorde, undisputed world junior lightweight champion from 1960-67.
Nietes, who has been a two-division ruler for eight years now, broke the longtime record of the legendary Gabriel "Flash" Elorde who held the world junior lightweight crown for seven years and three months from 1960 to 1967.

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