Definition of bantamweight in English:


Syllabification: ban·tam·weight
Pronunciation: /ˈbantəmˌwāt


  • 1A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between flyweight and featherweight. In boxing it ranges from 112 to 118 pounds (51 to 54 kg).
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    • So the Europeans tend to dominate the categories other than flyweight, featherweight and bantamweight.
    • The provisional squad has light-flyweight Gabriel Kabwe, bantamweight Lovemore Tembo and featherweights Otis Bwalya, Jonathan Mwila, Victor Kaonga, Tendai Shumba and Abias Silupumbwe.
    • But Ncita laughed off the Tanzanian's assertion saying his charge was the best fighter from the junior bantamweight to the junior featherweight divisions.
  • 1.1A boxer or other competitor weighing from 112 to 118 pounds (51 to 54 kg).
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    • After the Games he turned pro and was later ranked eighth amongst the world's best bantamweights.
    • He said the tournament had also attracted female pugilists, adding that the Copperbelt would contribute bantamweights Charity Mobola, Sally Mwape and Ireen Mwanagoma.
    • With only six competitors in the class, the bantamweights were the smallest group any way you look at it.

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