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 The evening’s fight card will be headlined by a women’s flyweight showdown with title implications between No. 1 ranked Jessica Eye taking on Cynthia Calvillo. oregonlive, "How to watch UFC Fight Night 174 live on ESPN Plus (6/13/2020): Fight card, odds, TV channel, Cynthia Calvillo vs Jessica Eye preview," 13 June 2020 But there is a lot on the line for Eye, who is the top contender at women’s flyweight. cleveland, "UFC Fight Night: How to watch Jessica Eye vs Cynthia Calvillo without cable," 13 June 2020 John Whisler Moloney, 29, whose twin brother Jason is 20-1 with 17 KOs as a bantamweight, won the WBA’s interim super flyweight title in November with an eighth-round TKO of Elton Dharry of Melbourne. John Whisler,, "Barrios bullish on SA pal Franco’s world title chances," 11 June 2020 Henry Cejudo, who had won both the flyweight (a hundred and twenty-five pounds) and bantamweight (a hundred and thirty-five pounds) championships, is an extraordinary athlete but a somewhat risible entertainer. Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, "Cage-Fighting During a Pandemic: Is This the Future of Sports?," 11 May 2020 UFC Fight Night 169 is Saturday, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m. EST with the prelims at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Va. For the main event, Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo fight to become the third flyweight champion in UFC history. Alicia Kortendick, al, "UFC Fight Night 169: How to watch Benavidez vs. Figueiredo on ESPN+," 29 Feb. 2020 Ongare, 26, made it through to the Olympics after outboxing Ugandan opponent Catherine Nanziri in the women's flyweight (51 kilogram) division at the Africa Boxing Olympic Qualification tournament in Dakar, Senegal. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "She had a baby at the age of 12. Now, Kenya's Christine Ongare is an Olympic boxing qualifier," 2 Mar. 2020 The co-main event of the evening is a women’s flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Katlyn Chookagian. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "How to watch UFC 247 (2/8/20): Jones vs. Reyes, more bouts in live stream online with ESPN Plus PPV," 8 Feb. 2020 Jordan Espinosa and Alex Perez square off in a flyweight bout on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 24 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Saturday evening. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "UFC on ESPN+ 24: Jordan Espinosa vs. Alex Perez odds, picks and best bets," 25 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of flyweight

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Flyweight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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