Definition of junior middleweight in US English:

junior middleweight


  • 1A weight in professional boxing of 146–154 pounds (66.7–69.8 kg).

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No-one with any sense would have thought less of him had he stayed at junior middleweight until the end of his career.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A professional boxer whose weight is 146–154 pounds (66.7–69.8 kg).
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Before we start saying that Bernard only beat a junior middleweight, let's face one fact.’
      • ‘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.’


junior middleweight

/ˈjo͞onyər ˈmidlˌwāt/