Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The lightest weight division in professional boxing, having an upper limit of 105 pounds (47.2 kilograms).
  • n. A boxer competing in this weight division.

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  • n. The lowest weight category in professional boxing, where boxers may weigh no more than 105 pounds (48 kg).

Etymologies

minimum +‎ weight (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) - Raul Garcia, Mexico, stopped Ronald Barrera, Colombia, 6, to retain the IBF minimumweight title.

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  • Akira Yaegashi, 12, for Porpramook's WBA World minimumweight title.

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  • Denver Cuello fights in a tune up match before title bout with WBA minimumweight champ Roman

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  • The scores read - 116-112, 116-112 and 117-112 for Sabillo who won the vacant Philippine minimumweight title.

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  • The Cebu-based promotional company announced that they will promote former WBC minimumweight champ Katsunari Takayama in a May 22 fight held at the Mandaue City Sports Complex against Filipino Jayson Rotoni, who is ranked number 9 here in the country.

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  • Their plans include having Rey "BoomBoom" Bautista fight in Virginia, USA in June, having former two time world champion Brian Viloria fight here in Cebu in June in a fight card that would include AJ Banal, and staging a world title fight in Bacolod City where WBO minimumweight champ Donnie "Ahas"

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  • MANILA, Philippines - WBC No. 1 minimumweight contender Denver Cuello of Iloilo won't be facing Juan Hernandez in a title eliminator in Monterrey this Saturday as his manager Aljoe Jaro said the fight was cancelled after the Mexican opponent collapsed in the gym and is now confined in a hospital.

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  • WBC minimumweight champion Oleydong Sithsanerchai of Thailand beat Indonesia's Muhammad Rachman for the title last May then scored a majority 12-round decision over Juan Palacios in his first defense last November.

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  • Asia-Pacific minimumweight and WBO Oriental lt. flyweight belts.

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  • The Philippines minimumweight champion Michael Landero who is ranked No. 1 is set to face Kosuke Takeichi who is rated No. 2 for the vacant title which champion Yasutaka Koroki relinquished when he battled Oleydong Sithsamerchai for the WBC straw weight title and lost.

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