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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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Fair play toHatton for winning a title at welterweight, but he'll always be remembered as a light-welterweight.
The former British Welterweight champion will not be boiling down to try and make a smaller weight from now on after admitting he was frazzled against Lynes.
On that occasion he laboured to victory over Luis Collazo to win the WBA welterweight title and trainer Billy Graham made no secret of his concerns about his charge competing at 140lbs.
Mayorga is the fighter who lit a cigarette inside the ring when he shocked the boxing world with a third-round technical knockout of Vernon Forrest in January 2003 in a welterweight title unification fight at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.
Over 1,200 fight fans packed into the Ulster Hall last Friday to see Larne's Wilson Snoddy crowned Welterweight King after winning the eight man winner takes all event.
Remember, when Trinidad fought Mayorga, he was fighting a welterweight.
The top welterweights figure to be two-time gold medalist Oleg Saitev of Russia and Cuba's Aragon.
Arum also mentioned welterweights Antonio Margarito of Mexico (an Arum fighter) and Ricardo Mayorga of Nicaragua (a Don King fighter) as possible opponents.
Oh, his thumping of then-unbeaten Shane Mosley to win the welterweight championship in January was thorough.
Quartey has said it was difficult to make welterweight, but it might be difficult for him to pass up a big payday against De La Hoya.
And will Quartey, Reid and Vargas - as well as other top welterweights - take the risk of fighting one another to build interest in themselves and the sport?
PHOTO Jose Luis Lopez, right, delivering a jab against Sammy Fuentes, is the least-known of the top welterweights - but he might be the best.