One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A weight in professional boxing of 66.7–69.8 kilograms.
- ‘I noticed that as you went up in weight (from junior middleweight, through middleweight, to light heavyweight) you knocked less people out, but you still had great boxing skills.’
- ‘No-one with any sense would have thought less of him had he stayed at junior middleweight until the end of his career.’
- ‘Today's boxing landscaped is stacked with quality fighters from featherweight to junior middleweight.’
- ‘Hopkins destroyed Trinidad, who was coming up from junior middleweight to face him.’
- 1.1count noun A junior middleweight boxer.
- ‘Before we start saying that Bernard only beat a junior middleweight, let's face one fact.’
- ‘Rodney Jones is a former junior middleweight who figured he could advance better fighting in the no-name middleweight division.’
- ‘The 34-year-old began his career as a junior middleweight and has been competing as a light heavyweight for the past five years.’
- ‘Nester Tobias reluctantly threw in the towel on his own boxing career a couple of years ago, but the former junior middleweight is still throwing his weight around in the capacity of trainer and promoter.’
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