middleweight


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middleweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 154--160 pounds (70--72.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 71--75 kg (157--165 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a middleweight contest
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 172--192 pounds (78--87 kg))
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A huge fight between Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO's) and former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Collins is the the former WBO middleweight and super middleweight belt holder.
Two- division world champion "King" ARTHUR ABRAHAM will defend his WBO super middleweight crown against the former champion he dethroned, ROBERT STIEGLITZ, in a rematch of their "Fight of The Year"-contender of last summer.
Miranda has shared the ring with the likes of Andre Ward, Lucian Bute, Arthur Abraham and Kelly Pavlik in the past, and has twice challenged for the IBF super middleweight world title.
Joint top of the bill on the show will see Chislehurst's Sam Webb in a final eliminator for the British light middleweight championship against Manchester's hard-hitting Matthew Hall.
The card would have also included Worcester's unbeaten super middleweight, Edwin Rodriguez, although his bout would not have been televised.
In 75kgs middleweight, Loran Shas of Germany will take on Richard Johns of England and in the 78kgs semi-heavyweight class, Oodji Munda from Ivory Coast will take on Omar Saeed of Morocco and in the 64kgs middleweight category, Maria Rodriguez of Spain will be up against Denise Norhat of Turkey.
Losing those last few pounds to make middleweight was killing me.
Boxing promoter Dan Goossen on Tuesday said an accord has been reached for Paul Williams to challenge Kelly Pavlik for his two middleweight world championship belts.
Then Kelly Pavlik (the current world middleweight champion) eliminated Jermain Taylor so now I'm the last man standing.
Taylor, who lost his WBO/WBC middleweight belts to Kelly Pavlik in September in Atlantic City, has exercised a rematch clause in the original fight contract and the two will meet again in Las Vegas on February 16 in a non-title contest at super-middleweight.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is eyeing up a showdown with Joe Calzaghe, according to the American's promoter.