welterweight


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welterweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 140--147 pounds (63.5--66.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 63.5--67 kg (140--148 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a great welterweight era
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 154--172 pounds (70--78 kg))
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Other winners at the same boxing bonanza are Sebastian Nathaniel (junior lightweight), Emmanuel Mungadjela (welterweight), Edison Nghipondoka (junior middleweight), Phillipus Nghitumbwa (super bantamweight) and Paulus Amavila (lightweight).
Ibgos then lost to China's Cheng Su for the vacant World Boxing Organization Oriental super welterweight title in ShangRao Sports Center, Shangrao on May 10.
Go also recounted the boxing champion-turned-senator's boxing journey from Pacquiao's win over flyweight lineal champion Chachai Sasakul of Thailand at 112 pounds, to his victory over Antonio Margarito of Mexico to capture the super welterweight title at 154 points.
Pacquiao, the WBA' "regular" welterweight champion, will try to become the sanctioning organization's undisputed 147-pound titlist against the unbeaten Thurman (29-0, with 22 knockouts).
Pacquiao retained his welterweight title via unanimous decision over Adrien Browner in their bout at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
After weighing in at 10st 10lbs and 2oz, Brook shrugged off suggestions that weight issues had scuppered the Khan bout, insisting: "I can make welterweight. The kid from Bolton doesn't want it."
The card will feature the Commonwealth Games gold medallist's fellow Team GB 2016 Olympian Qais Ashfaq as well as WBA International and Commonwealth welterweight titlist Josh Kelly in against former WBA 'regular' world champion David Avanesyan and a number of other talents, including former Johnny Quigley opponent Jono Carroll.
Thurman last fought in March 2017 when he defeated Danny Garcia to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight title and become the unified champion at 147 pounds.
Finally, Khan won the fight on points, over twelve rounds, 119-108, 119-109 and 118-110 on the judges cards, in what was an eliminator for the World Boxing Association welterweight title held by Manny Pacquiao.
Women: Guljabeen (light flyweight), Maria (flyweight), Mehreen (Bantamweight), Husan Bano (lightweight), Shazia (light welterweight), Sara (welterweight) and Mariam (middleweight).
Khan is keen to secure an advantage over Brook, who has stepped up to super-welterweight since losing his IBF welterweight title last year, and says he must come back down to 147lbs.
Nelson, a training partner of Conor McGregor, has long been linked with a bout with Liverpool's Till, but the decorated grappler instead meets American Neil Magny in a huge welterweight contest in the co-main event of the show at the ECHO Arena.