flyweight

noun
fly·​weight | \ ˈflī-ˌwāt How to pronounce flyweight (audio) \

Definition of flyweight

: a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 112 pounds — compare bantamweight

Examples of flyweight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This time, with his UFC flyweight championship belt. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2021 Moreno, the No. 1 flyweight contender, went after the Brazilian from the start in the rematch, stunning him with a big shot in the first round. John Marshall, ajc, 13 June 2021 Figueiredo has proven dominant at flyweight, defeating Alex Perez and Joseph Benavidez twice. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 12 June 2021 The Summer Olympics add boxing for women, in three weight divisions, flyweight, lightweight, middleweight. BostonGlobe.com, 11 June 2021 In the co-main event, UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo faces Brandon Moreno in another rematch. Trent Reinsmith, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Winning later this month on Showtime would position Carmouche for a possible title shot against flyweight champ Juliana Velasquez. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2021 Maynard went in to start the Legacy Fighting Alliance where many UFC veterans, including current flyweight belt holder Valentina Shevchenko, got their start. Tom Roush, Chron, 2 June 2021 Johnson challenge Adriano Moraes for the flyweight belt. Tim Casey, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of flyweight

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Flyweight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flyweight. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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