light welterweight

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light welterweight

a. an amateur boxer weighing 60--63.5 kg (132--140 pounds)
b. (as modifier): the light welterweight champion
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Pacquiao, nicknamed 'Pacman', will be defending his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight title against undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy 'Desert Storm' Bradley on Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in the US.
Britain s Amir Khan knocked out Zab Judah in the fifth round to add the IBF junior welterweight title to his WBA super lightweight crown in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
He is the older brother of "Irish" Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg, a struggling boxer who overcomes the odds to win the world junior welterweight title under Ecklund's tutelage .
He won the world lightweight and junior welterweight crowns in 1933.
And he hopes a win over the 34-year-old Mexican will increase his chances of landing the vacant WBC junior welterweight title.
Dmitriy "Star of David" Salita, the Ukrainian-born boxer who is also studying to be an Orthodox rabbi, announced yesterday that on September 1 he will return to the ring for the first time since getting walloped by Amir Khan in a junior welterweight title bout in England last December.
The former junior welterweight champion was apparently strangled with the strap of a purse, which was found at the scene with blood stains, said Milena Saraiva, a spokeswoman for the Pernambuco state civil police.
"I haven't lost too many rounds at junior welterweight, never mind fights, because I've been too strong.
Ricky Hatton catches Paulie Malignaggi with a right during the seventh round of their junior welterweight bout Picture, JOHN LOCHER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The 30-year-old will climb into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena looking to prove he's still the best fighter in the world at junior welterweight following an unimpressive victory over Juan Lazcano at the City of Manchester Stadium in May.
Hatton, 30, will climb into the ring at the MGM Grand looking to prove he is still the best fighter in the world at junior welterweight following an unimpressive victory over Juan Lazcano in May.
Hatton hired Mayweather Sr, who had previously trained both his son and Oscar De La Hoya, following a victory over Juan Lazcano in May that did little to convince the 'Hitman' he was still a force to be reckoned with in the junior welterweight division.

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