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ban·tam·weight

 (băn′təm-wāt′)
n.
1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 118 pounds (53.1 kilograms), between junior bantamweight and junior flyweight.
2. A boxer competing in this weight division.
3. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
4. A contestant in this weight division.

bantamweight

(ˈbæntəmˌweɪt)
n
1. (Boxing)
a. a professional boxer weighing 112–118 pounds (51–53.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 51–54 kg (112–119 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the bantamweight champion.
2. (Wrestling) a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))

ban•tam•weight

(ˈbæn təmˌweɪt)

n.
a boxer or weightlifter intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds (53 kg).
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bantamweight - weighs 115-126 poundsbantamweight - weighs 115-126 pounds    
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
2.bantamweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 poundsbantamweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
Translations

bantamweight

[ˈbæntəmweɪt] N (Sport) (= boxer) → peso m gallo
the bantamweight championel campeón de los pesos gallos

bantamweight

bantam-weight [ˈbæntəmweɪt]
n (= boxer) → poids m coq inv
modif [title] → des poids coq; [champion] → des poids coq; [championship] → des poids coq

bantamweight

nBantamgewicht nt

bantamweight

[ˈbæntəmˌweɪt] n (Boxing) → peso gallo
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There are only eight bantamweights in the country and I think he will do well.
Now 8-2-1 (6KOs), Davis lived up to his reputation as one of the most avoided bantamweights in the country as he smashed Power on the chin in the opening round before following it up to force the stoppage in the second.