Definition of junior welterweight in English:

junior welterweight

Syllabification: jun·ior wel·ter·weight


  • 1A weight in professional boxing of 135–140 pounds (61.2-63.5 kg).
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    • It has been almost nine years since Leija, now 36, held a world title - at junior lightweight - which is 10 pounds south of junior welterweight.
    • Prospect of 1999 Stephan Carr hosts US-based Dillon Carew over eight rounds at junior welterweight in the main bout.
    • Burnholme Community College student Luke Atkin, 15, fighting at junior welterweight, took gold after defeating home fighter Jamiel Kassem on a unanimous points decision.
  • 1.1A professional boxer whose weight is 135–140 pounds (61.2-63.5 kg).
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    • Universally recognized as one of the top-ten junior welterweights in the world, he solidified his stature in the talented 140 lb division.
    • I'm sure boxing would like to see him in there against the likes of the some of the other junior welterweights.
    • The two junior welterweights had staged one of the fights of 2001 last May, when Ward pulled off a points upset.

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