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welterweight

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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welterweightwel‧ter‧weight /ˈweltəweɪt $ -ər-/ noun [countable]  DSOa boxer who weighs less than 66.68 kilograms, and who is heavier than a lightweight but lighter than a middleweight
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welterweightHe even boxed as a welterweight until his hands became too mangled to keep fighting.In the co-feature, former world champion Pernell Whitaker won a unanimous decision over Andrei Pestriaev in a welterweight bout.De La Hoya, 26, has won world titles in three divisions: lightweight, light-welter and welterweight.But ex-light welterweight champ Terry is worried about his brother's children.Boxing: Gold medals are awarded in light flyweight, bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight.The 25-year-old Dublin soldier had been virtually written off in the welterweight division.
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