welterweight


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welterweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 140--147 pounds (63.5--66.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 63.5--67 kg (140--148 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a great welterweight era
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 154--172 pounds (70--78 kg))
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Rowley Regis' two-time British title challenger Jason Welborn faces Trowbridge's teak-tough Dan Blackwell over 6x3s at light middleweight and Walsall's Midlands light welterweight champion Luke Paddock warms up for his latest defence, scheduled for June against Chris Truman, with a 4x3s run-out against Tamworth's Matt Seawright.
The ex-IBF welterweight champ, wearing the cap of his home town baseball team St Louis Cardinals, said: "He hasn't done anything in the sport to deserve Floyd Mayweather.
Berto (29-3-0, 22 KOs) knows a thing or two about winning world boxing championships as he won the welterweight title way back in 2008.
However, Callozo does not look like he is going to be an easy contender for Khan as he said that this fight is his whole career right in front of him and he beats the former light welterweight champion then he has a bigger future in boxing, but if he is unable to do so then he has to start from the bottom again, the report added.
Victory over a solid challenger like Maidana - who has had almost two years to grow into the welterweight since moving up to lose on points to Devon Alexander in February last year - would go a small way to boosting Broner's claims to greatness in the ring.
GLORY's Welterweight World Championship Tournament will feature the top-ranked kickboxers at 77kg/170lb, including GLORY's #1 Ranked Welterweight fighter, Nieky Holzken (82-11-0, 43 KOs) of the Netherlands.
Kimmel is a self-proclaimed "lucky rabbit's foot" for Pacman as he has had the Filipino on his show before every fight for nearly three years, dating back to his successful challenge of then-WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto.
There are big names in the welterweight division and I can work my way towards those big superfights against Floyd Mayweather and also Shane Mosley, who is in that division and is someone I could probably face.
Hatton then beat Carlos Maussa before moving up to welterweight, where he defeated Luis Collazo to claim the WBA world title.
But if he wants to move up to welterweight, like he has talked about, I'm more than ready.
Arum had also sounded out lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez and welterweight champion Andre Berto but insists Mosley, who struggled to a draw against Sergio Mora in September having lost to Floyd Mayweather in May, was always his preferred choice.
Amir Khan believes he is on course to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in 12 months but the WBA world light welterweight champion plans to retire in four years.