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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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The brilliant Brummie has signed up with Lou DiBella for the foreseeable future and joins the same East coast American roster as middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and middleweight contenders Andy Lee, Brian Vera, Ronald Hearns, Peter Manfredo, Jr.
WORCESTER - Three-time world champion Jose Antonio Rivera, who spent most of his career as a 147-pound welterweight before moving up to junior middleweight (154), has nixed a proposal to fight former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor at a catch weight of between 163 and 165 pounds.
Hopkins, 42, held at least onepiece of the middleweight championship for 10 years before he lost all four belts via split decision to Jermain Taylor in July 2005.
Even though Jim Watt on Sky television had Kerr the winner by two rounds, Ryan realises the super middleweights are too big for him and his punches just bounce off them.
Studying the X-ray spectra with the Japanese satellite ASCA, Colbert and Richard Mushotzky of Goddard found that 10 of 17 nearby spiral galaxies emit a pattern of radiation expected from middleweight black holes.
BRITISH middleweight champion Howard Eastman wants to be a two- weight wonder.
First there were four participants in the Middleweight World Championship Series: Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation champion; Keith Holmes, the World Boxing Council champion; William Joppy, the World Boxing Association champion and Felix "Tito" Trinidad, the WBA and IBF 154-pound champion, who left his titles behind to join the middleweight fray at 160 pounds.
But there are still those mundane little chores for unbeaten Worcester middleweight Edwin Rodriguez (12-0, 8 knockouts) to clean up, like his upcoming test on Thursday, Nov.
The suspense and drama of having the four best middleweights in the world fighting each other to determine the undisputed middleweight champion is going to be a sight to behold.
He enjoyed his one-sided victory over Kassim Ouma last July 14 -- that won him the International Boxing Federation junior middleweight belt -- a little more than he should have.
Steward will be in Taylor's corner Saturday when he defends his championship against Winky Wright, the former junior middleweight champion who is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world.