Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 118 pounds (53.1 kilograms), between junior bantamweight and junior flyweight.
  • noun A boxer competing in this weight division.
  • noun A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
  • noun A contestant in this weight division.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a weight in boxing and other sports, intermediate between flyweight and featherweight. In boxing it ranges from 112 to 118 pounds (51 to 54 kg).
  • noun a boxer or other competitor of this weight

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun weighs 115-126 pounds
  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds

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Examples

  • Nonito Donaire of the Philippines lacks the two world title bantamweight belts belonging to his Feb. 19 opponent, Fernando Montiel of Mexico, but he does have the awareness to recognize what the 118-pound bout at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas means.

    latimes.com - News

  • WBO super flyweight champion Jorge Arce (53-6-1, 40 KOs) stopped Cecilio Santos (24-13-3, 14 KOs) in the seventh round of a non-title bantamweight fight in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.

    BoxingScene.com

  • But if you wander through Bruce Silverglade's gym, making sure to avoid the bantamweight on the speed bag and the two men shadow boxing in front of the mirrors, and head straight toward the offices in the back you'll surely notice the big yellow sign.

    Nick Barnicle: A New York Story: Gleason's Gym

  • A bruise blossoms like a flower on his left eyebrow, and he raises his face to the camera, proud of losing a tooth and having won the novice bantamweight YMCA title ofConey Island.

    I Never Was

  • But if you wander through Bruce Silverglade's gym, making sure to avoid the bantamweight on the speed bag and the two men shadow boxing in front of the mirrors, and head straight toward the offices in the back you'll surely notice the big yellow sign.

    Nick Barnicle: A New York Story: Gleason's Gym

  • •At Osaka, Japan — Nobuo Nashiro (13-1-1) vs. Hugo Cazares (30-6), for WBA junior bantamweight title.

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  • Playing the twitchy bantamweight to Sean P. 's hulking heavyweight, Buckshot bounced onto the stage almost three hours in and powered through Black Moon standards "Buck 'Em Down" and "I Got Cha Opin," then set off the night's second mosh pit with the whole Boot Camp performing the Jamaican dance hall-influenced smash "Sound Bwoy Bureill."

    Music review: Boot Camp Clik at Liv

  • Elsewhere on the home nations front Northern Ireland's Tyrone McCullagh and Wales 'Sean McGoldrick have just touched gloves in the third bantamweight quarter-final, England's Liz Cann has reached the third round of the women's singles with a 21-13 21-12 win over Thilini Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka and Rajiv Ouseph has defeated Nigeria's Joseph Abah.

    Commonwealth Games day seven - as it happened

  • Barry McGuigan's "Cyclone: My Story" is published by Ebury £18.99 v Tumat Sugolik 1978 McGuigan was only 17 when he fought at the Commonwealth Games but still won the bantamweight gold medalv Valerio Nati 1983 The win established McGuigan as No1 contender for the world title.

    Barry McGuigan's past compels him to make Carl Frampton the future

  • Playing the twitchy bantamweight to Sean P. 's hulking heavyweight, Buckshot bounced onto the stage almost three hours in and powered through Black Moon standards like "Buck 'Em Down" and "I Got Cha Opin" then set off the night's second mosh pit with the whole Boot Camp performing the Jamaican dancehall influenced smash "Sound Bwoy Bureill".

    In concert: Duck Down anniversary show at Liv

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