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1. The lightest weight division in professional boxing, having an upper limit of 105 pounds (47.2 kilograms).
2. A boxer competing in this weight division. In both senses also called strawweight.
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The bout, under Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions, is for the vacant IBF minimumweight belt and has historical implication.
One was a WBA minimumweight title fight between defending champion Thammnoon Niyomtrong (also known as Knockout CP Freshmart) and Filipino challenger Ar-Ar Andales last Aug.
Fighting without his lead trainer and manager in the corner and given a travel itinerary that took him more than 30 hours to reach Puerto Rico, Vic Saludar surrendered his World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight crown Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) on points to mandatory challenger Wilfredo Mendez in San Juan.
Undefeated Samuel "Silent Assassin" Salva of Iligan City will fight against dangerous Pedro "Rattle Snake" Taduran of Valenzuela City for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) World minimumweight title on September 7 in Taguig City.
Farrag boxed against Elvis Guillen at Marbella's Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banus in Andalucia, as part of the supporting cast to Yokasta Valle's dethroning of IBF minimumweight female world champion Joana Pastrana, outpointing the veteran over six rounds.
Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin clinched his 50th straight victory on Wednesday, stopping a Panamanian challenger to hold onto his WBC minimumweight belt and tie the undefeated record of boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr.
is the 'Survival Instinct,' a solid boxing card featuring the top fighters from Coach Joven Jimenez's Survival Camp headlined by 2012 Rio Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga against Mexico's Gabriel Mendoza in an International Boxing Federation minimumweight world title eliminator.
Barnes could make history if he wins a world title in his next three fights, eclipsing Scottish boxer Paul Weir won the WBO world minimumweight title in his sixth pro bout.
He is also a former WBO Minimumweight World Champion.
He first became a world champion on September 30, 2007 when he beat then undefeated Pornsawarn Kratingdaenggym of Thailand via unanimous decision for the vacant WBO Minimumweight World Title at Waterfront-Cebu City Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines.
In fact the emirate has already hosted a world title fight when Xiong Zhao Zhong of China successfully defended his minimumweight WBC world title against Denver Cuello at the Dubai World Trade Centre in 2013.