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junior lightweight

n.
1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 130 pounds (58.5 kilograms), between featherweight and lightweight.
2. A boxer competing in such a weight division. In both senses also called super featherweight.
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junior lightweight

n
(Boxing)
a. a professional boxer weighing 126–130 pounds (57–59 kg)
b. (as modifier): a junior-lightweight bout.
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Noun1.junior lightweight - weighs no more than 130 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
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