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 And another female showdown takes center stage when women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko faces up-and-coming star and No. 4 ranked Taila Santos. oregonlive, 11 June 2022 The first bout in the prelims featured Anchorage’s Gina Mazany, who took on Shanna Young in a women’s flyweight fight. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2022 That’s part of the reason, a dozen years later, that winning Bellator MMA’s flyweight world championship April 22 in Honolulu against unbeaten Juliana Velasquez as military personnel watched was satisfying beyond words. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2022 But the Mexico native has held multiple super flyweight world championships, including the WBC title twice between 2013 and 2019. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Feb. 2022 The trilogy bout will solidify the future of the flyweight division. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 22 Jan. 2022 In the other title fight, flyweight champion Brandon Moreno meets former champion Deiveson Figueiredo for the third time as these two settle once and for all who is the best at 125 pounds. oregonlive, 19 Jan. 2022 The pay-per-view main card is set to begin at 10 p.m. EST and features a trilogy flyweight title bout between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 22 Jan. 2022 But even the smallest bookshelves like the Lumina are flyweight champions, punching well above their weight. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of flyweight

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Flyweight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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