from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 147 pounds (66.1 kilograms), between junior welterweight and junior middleweight.
- n. A boxer competing in this weight division.
- n. A contestant in various other sports in a similar weight division.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative spelling of welter-weight.
- n. Alternative spelling of welter-weight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weight of 28 pounds (one of 40 pounds is called a heavy welterweight) sometimes imposed in addition to weight for age, chiefly in steeplechases and hurdle races.
- n. A boxer or wrestler whose weight is intermediate between that of a lightweight and that of a middleweight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In wrestling or boxing, a weight coming between light- and middle- weight, usually 145 pounds or under.
- n. In horse-racing, an unusually heavy weight, especially as carried by horses in many steeple chases and hurdle-races. These weights some times amount to as much as 40 pounds over weight for age.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
- n. a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
- n. a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
- n. a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds
Fate meets some Mexican fight reporters who let him accompany them when they go to the camp where the Mexican welterweight is training.
By the way, welterweight is between light and medium — just 152 lbs — so Hatton is not a big guy.
Karami was second at last year's Olympic qualifier in welterweight, losing in the final to France's Christophe
Shane Mosley weighed in one pound heavier than fellow American Floyd Mayweather Jr. for their non-title welterweight bout.
LAS VEGAS, May 1 (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr preserved his unbeaten professional record with an unanimous points decision victory over fellow American Shane Mosley in a non-title welterweight bout on Saturday.
Daley missed the 171-pound weight limit for non-title welterweight bouts, but Hazelett still agreed to take the bout.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, throws a left at Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, during their non-title welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, throws a left at Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, during their non-title welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas, Saturday, Sept. 19,
Floyd Mayweather Jr., hits Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, during their non-title welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009.
Juan Manuel Marquez a winner in defeat Marquez celebrates in ring after fight, despite losing Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, is hit by Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, during their non-title welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas.