Definition of flyweight
: a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 112 pounds — compare bantamweight
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These have included crowning the first strawweight champion, the winner getting a shot at flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, or, in this case, redemption.
Dillashaw has spoken of moving down to challenge Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title while Dominick Cruz still lingers as well.
Earlier, Carlos Cuadras outpointed fellow Mexican David Carmona in a super flyweight fight.
Throughout the tournament here, fans have disagreed with decisions, including on Monday after the Moroccan flyweight Achraf Kharroubi lost his bout.
The Atlanta Braves would have to be considered in the flyweight class of hitting teams this season, ostensibly allowing Harvey an opportunity to sharpen his form after a bleak opening month.
When their four-round flyweight bout was over, Esparza (2-0) was the winner by three scores of 40-36.
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