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junior welterweight Syllabification: jun·ior wel·ter·weight
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞onyər ˈweltərˌwāt/

Definition of junior welterweight in English:


1A weight in professional boxing of 135–140 pounds (61.2-63.5 kg).
Example sentences
  • 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).
Example sentences
  • 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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