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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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ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin "The Situ-Asian" Nguyen is coming back, and he's ready to defend his title in the main event of ONE: ROOTS OF HONOR on April 12 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Warrington - who prevailed by two scores of 116-112 and one of 116-113 - therefore made a successful first defence of the IBF featherweight title he wrenched from Lee Selby in May and took his perfect professional record to 28-0.
THE FEATHERWEIGHT VERSION OF THE WINCHESTER MODEL 70 IS CELEBRATING ITS 66TH BIRTHDAY.
4 ranked featherweight contender Ricardo 'The Bully' Lamas in a five round featherweight fight on October 15 at Mall of Asia Arena.
Beijing Featherweight Tournament Semi-Finals: Li Kai Wen vs He Nan Nan; Li Gen vs Wang Ya Wei.
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CARL FRAMPTON has warned Martin Lindsay he faces a tough night's work when he defends his British featherweight title against John Simspon in the Kings Hall tomorrow night.
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.
DEAN PITHIE is so fighting fit as he prepares for his Commonwealth title showdown that he's thinking of dropping down a weight division to featherweight.
Flyweight Levita Rona Ilao and featherweight Pauline Louise Lopez also made it to the finals but failed to go all the way.
``I think that's the secret Scott's got over other featherweights.''
I think Hamed can fight but there are other featherweights out there who can punch and have better defences like Kevin Kelley, who is a big hitter."