Definition of light flyweight in English:

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light flyweight


1The lowest weight in amateur boxing, ranging up to 106 pounds (48 kg).
Example sentences
  • The United States boxing team arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 15 and has settled into the athletes’ village for a short acclimation camp before opening competition on Friday, June 20 with first round bouts in the light flyweight, bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight, and light heavyweight divisions.
  • He made sure he exacted vengeance in the rematch to take home the World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific light flyweight belt this time.
  • In the light flyweight division, it was a battle between last year's champions.
1.1A light flyweight boxer.
Example sentences
  • On the down side, in this centennial year Panama won't get to see which of its two outstanding light flyweights is really better.
  • However, on the undercard, two power punching light flyweights will battle for the IBF version of the crown.
  • Duncanville's Luis Yanez, who recently won a gold medal at the Pan American Games, defeated Malcolm Franklin, 27-12, in a matchup of light flyweights (106 pounds)

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Syllabification: light fly·weight

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