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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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He was 19 when he first started out as a pro and went up and down the weight divisions when he didn't know where he wanted to be and pulled out of the Prizefighter Super Bantamweights when he didn't make the weight "He has been more disciplined over the last 10 months and at 5ft 8' will be big for a bantamweight.
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