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The Portlander became world middleweight champion in 1919, when the pro sport was still mostly legit.
Since 2010, Conte has worked with 10 world champions, including Donaire, former welterweight champion Shawn Porter, former middleweight champion Danny Jacobs and three-time former welterweight champion Andre Berto.
Fighting in the co-main event on the LFA 14 mixed martial arts card in Houston, Anders defeated Brendan Allen of Slidell, Louisiana, by unanimous decision to capture the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight belt.
The middleweight bout in Las Vegas on Sept. 16 between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is all about boxing.
This week in boxing history June 6, 1988: Iran Barkley wins the WBC middleweight title by third round KO over Thomas (Hit Man) Hearns.
Lawson is the uncle of Andre Dirrell, who was facing off against fighter Jose Uzcategui for the interim super middleweight title last month.
Krzysztof Jotko Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will fight for an interim UFC middleweight title at UFC 213 as both wait for the opportunity to compete against Michael Bisping.
Smith (23-1, 19 KOs) ended the career of former middleweight and light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins with an eighth-round knockout win Dec. 17.
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Definition of middleweight for English Language Learners
sports : a fighter who is in a class of boxers with an upper weight limit of 160 pounds (72 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a lightweight and lighter than a heavyweight
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