One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A weight in professional boxing of 61.2–63.5 kilograms.
- ‘Prospect of 1999 Stephan Carr hosts US-based Dillon Carew over eight rounds at junior welterweight in the main bout.’
- ‘It has been almost nine years since Leija, now 36, held a world title - at junior lightweight - which is 10 pounds south of junior welterweight.’
- ‘Burnholme Community College student Luke Atkin, 15, fighting at junior welterweight, took gold after defeating home fighter Jamiel Kassem on a unanimous points decision.’
- 1.1count noun A junior welterweight boxer.
- ‘The two junior welterweights had staged one of the fights of 2001 last May, when Ward pulled off a points upset.’
- ‘I'm sure boxing would like to see him in there against the likes of the some of the other junior welterweights.’
- ‘Ricky Hatton is the most exciting junior welterweight in Britain, with legions of adoring fans, particularly in the Manchester area.’
- ‘Universally recognized as one of the top-ten junior welterweights in the world, he solidified his stature in the talented 140 lb division.’
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