Definition of junior lightweight in English:

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junior lightweight

Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞onyər ˈlītˌwāt/

noun

1A weight in professional boxing of 125–130 pounds (57.1-59 kg).
1.1A professional boxer whose weight is 125–130 pounds (57.1-59 kg).
Example sentences
  • One week later, we competed at the Gold's Classic and she placed first as an open heavyweight and took the overall championship, and I placed first as a junior lightweight and took the overall championship.
  • As a junior lightweight in the early 1970s, he lost on points against Yoshiaka Numata for the world title.
  • He may even be at his ultimate, pinnacle prime, according to his friend Robbie Peden who is himself the current IBF no. 1 ranked junior lightweight in the world.

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Syllabification: jun·ior light·weight

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