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bantamweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 112--118 pounds (51--53.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 51--54 kg (112--119 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the bantamweight champion
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115--126 pounds (52--57 kg))
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