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featherweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 118--126 pounds (53.5--57 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 54--57 kg (119--126 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the featherweight challenger
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 126--139 pounds (57--63 kg))
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Now that he is fully healthy and still the ONE Featherweight World Champion, he is ready to return to the cage and defend his title.
Former two-division world champion Martin Nguyen will defend his featherweight world title against Narantungalag Jadambaa in the main event.
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Kelly is ascending up ONE Championship's featherweight ranks, but in order for him to reach the next level, he must defeat a tough opponent in Jadambaa, a former champion.
"As a featherweight, I feel that with my physique I can out-strength, out-power and out-class anyone else at 145 pounds.
w "Kris will now move up to featherweight and then to super-featherweight in the next few years.
Steve went on to become the featherweight champion of the world, which proves the point I'm making.
The former WBO featherweight champion lost his licence over a year ago after failing to defend against Nicky Cook in December 2006 because of problems making the weight.
France's Souleymane M'Baye makes the first defence of his WBA world light-welterweight title against Ukrainian Andreas Kotelnik with Liverpool hotshot Derry Mathews defending his WBU world featherweight title against Glasgow's John Simpson.
BOXING: Frank Warren revealed Scott Harrison's fight with Nicky Cook on December 9 in London will go ahead - but only if the WBO featherweight champion gets released from a Spanish jail today.
The fight, which took place under Texas boxing laws, was given the all clear while the concern spread across the world for the former WBC featherweight champ.
Carlisle's Charles Shepherd has set his sights on a big money match-up with Naseem Hamed after claiming the vacant IBO super featherweight title at the Sands Centre in his home city.